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Juvenile Court

Outline of a Juvenile Delinquency proceeding:

  • A crime is allegedly committed by a juvenile.
  • A police agency investigates the alleged crime and writes a report.
  • The report is forwarded to the Prosecutor’s Office for review.
    • If the Prosecutor believes there is sufficient evidence that the crime was committed a Petition will be prepared.
      • A Petition is a complaint that a Juvenile has committed an offense.  The Petition has two functions (1) to allow a Court to determine if a statutory basis for jurisdiction exists, and (2) to provide the Juvenile notice of the charges against him/her.
    • If the Prosecutor believes there is not sufficient evidence that a crime was committed the matter does not proceed any further.
  • The Petition is then forwarded to Juvenile Probation Department.
  • The Juvenile Probation Department will call the parents to schedule an intake with the Director and the Probation Officer assigned to the case to obtain information.  Both parents, or guardian, and the Juvenile must attend the intake.   At the time of the intake the parents/guardian must bring the following:
    • Juvenile’s Social Security card;
    • Juvenile’s birth certificate;
    • Juvenile’s driver’s license;
    • Health insurance card
    • Juvenile’s vaccination history (can obtain from the school, Superintendent’s office or doctor)
    • The following forms are to be completed at or before the intake:

Financial Statement
Release of Information

  • The Court then appoints an attorney to represent the Juvenile (or the parents can retain an attorney).  It is required by law that a Juvenile is represented by an attorney.  If the parents retain an attorney, they must notify the Court immediately.  The Court will also schedule a Pretrial.
  • The Juvenile meets with his/her attorney before Court.
  • A Pretrial is held.  At the Pretrial the Juvenile can either enter a plea admitting responsibility to the crime or deny responsibility.
    • If the Juvenile denies responsibility, a Final Pretrial and/or a trial will be scheduled.
    • If the Juvenile admits responsibility or is found responsible after a trial, the Court proceeds to disposition. which is similar to sentencing in an adult criminal case. Disposition is where the Judge imposes the appropriate sanctions and/or services, which may include Juvenile detention, community service, Compass Academy, fines/costs/restitution and/or probation. Fines/costs/restitution are due at the time of disposition.  A payment plan can be made at that time depending on circumstances. If probation is imposed, the standard terms of probation are as follows:

Articles of Probation

Probate Judge

Daryl Vizina
(231) 627-8823


870 South Main St, Room 212
Cheboygan, MI 49721
(231) 627-8823
Fax: (231) 627-8868


Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 Additional Staff

Deputy Probate Register
Jessica Carter
(231) 627-8871

Juvenile Register
Becky Noel
(231) 627-8876

Registrar of Probate/Family Court Administrator
Kim Chimner
(231) 627-8875

Director Juvenile Services
Kyle Culbertson
(231) 627-8812

Intensive Probation Officer/Director of Compass Academy
Megan Fenlon
(231) 627-8862

Intensive Probation Officer/Assistant Director of Compass Academy
Terry McNitt

Intensive Probation Officer
Cynthia Ashbaugh
(231) 627-8837

Deputy Probate/Juvenile Register
Shani Johnson
(231) 627-8824


Cheboygan County Sheriff Department
County Building
870 S. Main St.
Cheboygan, MI 49721

Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Indian River Field Office
6984 S. Straits Hwy
Indian River, MI 49749

Cheboygan Department of Public Safety
Cheboygan City Hall
403 N. Huron St.
Cheboygan, MI 49721

Mackinaw City Police Department
Village Hall
102 S. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Tuscarora Township Police Department
Tuscarora Township Hall
3546 S. Straits Hwy
Indian River, MI 49749

Presque Isle County Sheriff’s Department
267 N 2nd St.
Rogers City, MI 49779


Cheboygan County
870 S. Main St.
Cheboygan, MI 49721