South Haven, MI

Heckman Law, PLLC, in addition to helping the residents of Paw Paw, MI, will help anyone in Van Buren, MI, including South Haven.

Heckman Law, PLLC will represent individuals charged with a variety of offenses: drunk driving offenses, violent offenses, drug offenses, white collar crimes and theft offenses, and other offenses.

Representing yourself is a bad idea. Remember the old axiom "a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client."

The District Court located in South Haven, MI, is the Western 7th District Court. The presiding judge is the Honorable Arthur H. Clark III. The Eastern 7th District Court is located in Paw Paw, MI. If you have received a notice to appear in any of the courts in Van Buren County, MI, be sure to check the address on the notice to know where to appear. If you fail to appear the court will likely issue a bench warrant for your arrest. Avoid having a bench warrant issued and check the address. In the event you do go to the wrong court, call the correct court immediately.

Typically, when in court you need to dress and act conservatively. Dress as though you are going to church. At a minimum, wear a buttoned up shirt tucked in. Avoid shirts with slogans on them. Appearances are a sign of respect to the court. If you are not dressed up, some judges will consider it disrespectful. Also, speak respectfully. Use "yes sir" or "no sir," or "yes your honor" or "no your honor." There are exceptions to these general rules and you should consult an attorney with EVERY legal matter.

CALL TODAY! (269) 353-1111

The 7th District Court West is located at 1007 Wells Street, South Haven, MI 49090.

St. Joseph and Niles

If you're in St. Joseph, Niles, or another city in Berrien County, MI, Heckman Law, PLLC, can help. Call for a free consultation. If you've been charged with a crime, you need a criminal defense attorney. If you've been injured or if a contract has been violated, you need an attorney.

If you've been charged with a crime, it's likely one of the most stressful experiences of your life. You need an attorney. Heckman Law, PLLC can help.

Things to keep in mind when going to court:
1) Be respectful. That means using terms like "yes sir" and "no sir."
2) Dress respectfully. That means dressing like you're going to church and at the very least wearing a tucked in buttoned up shirt.
3) Check the address and dates on Court documents. You do not want to miss a court date. There are multiple Courts in Berrien County. One courthouse is in Niles and the other courthouse is in St. Joseph, MI. READ YOUR COURT DOCUMENTS.

The Berrien County Courthouse is located at 811 Port Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085, with a satellite courthouse located at 1205 N. Front Street, Niles, MI 49120.

Kalamazoo, MI

If you've been charged with a criminal offense in Kalamazoo County, Heckman Law, PLLC, can help. Do not go it alone.

Heckman Law, PLLC will represent individuals charged with a variety of offenses:

  • Drunk driving offenses
  • White collar offenses
  • Violent offenses
  • Drug offenses
  • Other offenses


The dangers of self-representation are too great. Heckman Law, PLLC will explain the charges against you. A criminal defense attorney can help GET YOU A DEAL.

The Kalamazoo County District Courts are located at 227 West Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007, 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Kalamazoo, MI 49001, and 7810 Shaver Rd., Portage, MI 49024.

The Kalamazoo County Circuit Courts are located at 227 West Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007.

Paw Paw, MI

Heckman Law, PLLC will represent clients in Paw Paw, Van Buren County, MI. Whether you need a criminal defense attorney or a civil attorney, CALL TODAY! (269) 353-1111. Heckman Law, PLLC's office is located in Paw Paw, MI, a couple blocks from the courthouse. Heckman Law, PLLC is dedicated to helping the people of the city of Paw Paw, and the residents of Van Buren County, MI.

CALL TODAY !!!! (269) 353-1111

Remember to check all the dates and addresses on any document sent to you by the court or another party. There are two 7th District Courts and one Circuit Court in Van Buren County. The Western 7th District Court is in South Haven, MI, while the Eastern 7th District Court is located, along with the Circuit Court, in Paw Paw, MI.

The 7th District Court East is located at 212 E. Paw Paw St., Paw Paw, MI 49079.