REVISED JUDICATURE ACT OF 1961 (EXCERPT)
Act 236 of 1961
600.8313 Prosecution of violations; exception.
(1) A violation of state criminal law shall be prosecuted in the district court by the prosecuting attorney. A violation of an ordinance of a political subdivision that is a misdemeanor or that is not designated as a civil infraction shall be prosecuted in the district court by the attorney for the political subdivision whose ordinance was violated. If the violation is a civil infraction, the prosecuting attorney or attorney for the political subdivision shall appear in court only in those civil infraction actions that are contested before a judge of the district court in a formal hearing as provided in any of the following, as applicable:
(a) Section 8721.
(b) Section 8821.
(c) Section 747 of the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257.747.
(2) This section does not apply to an ordinance violation designated a blight violation by a political subdivision that establishes an administrative hearings bureau pursuant to statute to adjudicate and impose sanctions for blight violations.
History: Add. 1968, Act 154, Imd. Eff. June 17, 1968
Am. 1978, Act 511, Eff. Aug. 1, 1979
Am. 1994, Act 12, Eff. May 1, 1994
Am. 1995, Act 54, Eff. Jan. 1, 1996
Am. 2003, Act 319, Imd. Eff. Jan. 12, 2004
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