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Departments > 51st District Court > Probation > Frequently Asked Probation Questions

51st District Court

Probation

Frequently Asked Probation Questions

I missed a PBT/ had a late PBT
I missed a drug or ETG test
I lost my PBT logs
I lost my AA/Support Group logs
I moved or changed my phone number
I lost my next probation appointment slip
I report to probation once a month and missed my probation appointment
I report for Sobriety or Veterans Treatment Court reviews and I missed a probation appointment
I lost my referrals given in court
How do I turn myself in on a bench warrant?
What should I bring to my probation appointments?
I’m having trouble making my assigned monthly payment
I missed a WAM day, what should I do?

 

I missed a PBT/ had a late PBT

If you missed or had a late PBT, then you must get an ETG test at your testing agency within 24 hours of your missed or late test. Please be aware a missed or late test is a probation violation and you may still be sanctioned for the violation depending on your case history.

I missed a drug or ETG test

If you miss a drug test or an ETG you must make up the test as soon as possible. Please be advised missing any test is a violation of probation.

I lost my PBT logs

Try your best to recreate your PBT log by going to your testing agency and asking them to verify your testing for the missing time period. Check your receipts. It is recommended that you get your sheet copied weekly at your testing agency or at the Court so there is an updated record on file.

I lost my AA/Support Group logs

Try to recreate your sheet by going to the people at the meetings who signed your original sheet. You could also bring in a letter from your sponsor to verify your support group attendance.

You should make copies of your log sheets on a monthly basis so the court has a recent record on file.

I moved or changed my phone number

You must let the Court know of your new address or phone number as soon as possible upon any changes. You can call (248) 618-7699 or email dbradley@waterfordmi.gov or ccarson@waterfordmi.gov to have your information updated.

I lost my next probation appointment slip

Click on the Court dockets link and click “view dockets” enter your case number, name, and the month of the appointment you are searching for, or call (248) 618-7699 and someone will assist you.

I report to probation once a month and missed my probation appointment

Shortly after missing a probation appointment you will receive a “SUMMONS” in the mail which will give you a new appointment date and time; failure to report to your summons appointment will result in a bench warrant being issued for your arrest.

I report for Sobriety or Veterans Treatment Court reviews and I missed a probation appointment

If you are in Sobriety or Veterans Treatment Court reviews, you must report for your next court review date. If you had an emergency or illness on the day of your appointment, please bring verification to Court.

I lost my referrals given in court

How do I turn myself in on a bench warrant?

You can walk into the 51st District Court during business hours, Monday-Friday 8:30-4:00 and check in at the clerical counter, and let the person know you are turning yourself in on a warrant.

What should I bring to my probation appointments?

You should bring all of your log sheets, any verification that you completed in a program, proof of address, and your last paycheck stub.

I’m having trouble making my assigned monthly payment

Failure to make your monthly payment is a violation of the courts order. Should you find yourself in a position where you are unable to make your full payment you must contact a representative from the collections department immediately at (248) 618-7625.

I missed a WAM day, what should I do?

If you miss a WAM day for any reason you are closed from that program. You must wait until your next probation appointment or court date to find out if you will be allowed to restart the program.