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900 S. Saginaw St.

Flint, Michigan 48502
(810) 257-3232

Image: Courthouse Saginaw Street Entrance
 The Circuit Court-Criminal Division of the Prosecutor's   Office is housed  in the Genesee County Circuit Courthouse Building in downtown  Flint <click here for courthouse history> . The Division is headed by  Managing Assistant Prosecutor Richmond Riggs and is further  comprised of four assistant prosecutors and three administrative  support staff.



The Circuit Court is the highest trial court in Michigan. Image: Courthouse Beach Street Entrance
All felony trials are held in this court. A felony is a crime punishable by one year or more in a state prison or county jail. Felony charges are first handled in District Court then, if bound over, charges are handled in Circuit Court. Criminal Circuit Court proceedings begin with an arraignment which is a hearing at which the defendant is informed of the charges against him/her and bail is set by the Judge. At the arraignment, the Judge will also schedule a pre-trial conference and the trial. The pre-trial conference is a meeting between the prosecutor, the defense attorney and the Judge to determine if the case can be resolved without a trial.







Andrea Legendre Managing Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (810) 257-3232
Michael Beer Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (810)257-3232
Sara Coaster Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (810) 257-3232
LeAnne Dao Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (810)257-3232
Paul Fehrman Special Assistant Attorney General (810)257-3232
Karen Hanson Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (810)257-3232
Jennifer Janetsky Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (810)257-3232
Lori Matthews

Paralegal (810) 257-3232
Patrick McCombs Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (810)257-3232
Joseph Sawka Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (810) 257-3232
Rachel Smith Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (810) 257-3232
Michael Thomas Special Assistant Attorney General (810) 257-3210
Melissa Williams

Paralegal (810)257-3232
Jodi Ratynski



Image: Courthouse Saginaw Street Entrance in Winter
The Historic Genesee County Courthouse on Saginaw Street on a chilly winter evening.