The criminal division of 65B District Court has jurisdiction over misdemeanor cases (punishment one year or less imprisonment) from arraignment through sentencing.
Felony cases (punishment over one year imprisonment) commence in district court with arraignment. Following a preliminary examination in district court, the case may be bound over to circuit court.
MCR 1.110 States:
Financial obligations ordered by the Court are due at sentencing. Consideration of any other payment alternative requires the defendant to complete an Affidavit and Defendant's Financial Statement. The fully completed Affidavit must be completed in its entirety, signed by the defendant and acknowledged by the Defendant's attorney, if represented, as having been reviewed.