Criminal and DUI / OVI Defense in Mt. Gilead Mayor’s Court

If you have been charged with criminal offense, such as a DUI / OVI, drug offense, or misdemeanor in the Mt. Gilead Mayor’s Court, contact Johnson Legal, LLC at (614) 987-0192 and speak with Attorney David Johnson regarding your case. Prior to appearing in court, review the information on this website, such as the information on this page, the charges and potential consequences, possible defenses and the court process.

Types of Cases Heard in Mt. Gilead  Mayor’s Court

Mt. Gilead Mayor’s Court hears misdemeanor criminal cases that have allegedly occurred in Mt. Gilead, Ohio. These are typically a violation of Mt. Gilead’s codified ordinances. While there are a wide variety of cases that could be heard, common types of cases that are heard include:

Contact Information for Mt. Gilead  Mayor’s Court

Address:     72 W High St., Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338

Phone:       (419) 946-3926

Website:    Mt. Gilead Mayor’s Court

Mt. Gilead Court Personnel and Process

Mayor’s court are presided over by the local Mayor unless a magistrate is appointed. A magistrate is basically the same as a judge. The magistrate makes rulings on legal issues and imposes sentences on offenders. Hearings are held twice a month on Wednesday following the first Monday of the month, with the second hearing being held two weeks later. Hearings begin at 5:30 PM.

Court Process

For some cases, such as minor traffic tickets, you may pay your fine in person at the above address, online or over the phone. However, simply paying the fine is an admission of guilt. If you don’t wish to admit guilt, hire an attorney and attend the arraignment (the first court appearance). Pleading not guilty may result in a more positive outcome for your case.

After attending the arraignment and pleading not guilty, a pretrial hearing will be scheduled. This hearing provides an opportunity for your attorney and the prosecutor to negotiate a plea agreement. If you decline to accept a plea agreement, your case will be scheduled for a bench trial. Mayor’s courts are not permitted to conduct jury trials. If you wish to have a jury trial, your case will need to be transferred to the Morrow County Municipal Court.

If you are found guilty at trial, the magistrate will impose a sentence. Your attorney and the prosecutor will make statements to the judge prior to the imposition of any sentence.

Transferring Your Case to Morrow County Municipal Court

Mayor’s courts are not able to hear certain types of cases, such as when the defendant wishes to have a jury trial, or you may prefer to have your case heard in Municipal Court. If you transfer your case from Mt. Gilead Mayor’s Court, your case will be heard in Morrow County Municipal Court. If the Mt. Gilead Mayor’s Court finds you guilty, you may appeal to the Franklin County Municipal Court.

Mt. Gilead, Ohio Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Mt. Gilead Mayor’s Court, contact Johnson Legal, LLC and speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Attorney David Johnson of Johnson Legal, LLC will discuss your case and assist you in fighting the charges. Call (614) 987-0192 or send an email to schedule a consultation regarding your criminal offense case.

Helpful links for Mt. Gilead, Ohio: Commissioners, Board of Elections, Clerk of CourtsDepartment of Jobs & Family Services, Veterans Services

Morrow County Prosecutor’s Office

60 E High Street

Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338

(419) 947-5515

Morrow County Sheriff’s Office

101 Home Road

Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338

(419) 946-4444 (non-emergency)

911 (emergency)

Mt. Gilead Police Department

72 W High Street

Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338

(419) 946-3333 (non-emergency)

911 (emergency)