Criminal and DUI / OVI Defense in Pickerington Mayor’s Court

If you have been charged with criminal offense, such as a DUI / OVI, drug offense, or misdemeanor in the Pickerington 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 Pickerington Mayor’s Court

Pickerington Mayor’s Court hears misdemeanor criminal cases that have allegedly occurred in Pickerington, Ohio. These are typically a violation of the Pickerington’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 Pickerington Mayor’s Court

Address:     100 Lockville Rd., Pickerington, Ohio 43147

Phone:       (614) 837 3974

Website:     Pickerington Mayor’s Court

Pickerington 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. In Pickerington Mayor’s Court, Magistrate Kelleen Roth presides over the court. Hearings are every Monday at 3:30 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 Fairfield County Municipal Court or Franklin County Municipal Court depending upon the location of the alleged offense.

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 Fairfield or Franklin 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 Pickerington Mayor’s Court, your case will be heard in Fairfield County Municipal Court or Franklin County Municipal Court. If the Pickerington Mayor’s Court finds you guilty, you may appeal to the Fairfield County Municipal Court or Franklin County Municipal Court.

Pickerington, Ohio Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Pickerington 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 Pickerington, Ohio: Chamber of Commerce, Parks, Library, Fire Department, City of Pickerington

 Pickerington Police Department
1311 Refugee Rd
Pickerington, OH
(614) 575-6911

Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office

Main Office
P: 740-652-7900

Main Jail
221 East Main Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
P: 740-652-7240

Minimum Security Jail
342 W. Wheeling Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
P: 740-652-7300

Detective/Civil Bureau
108 North High Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
P: 740-652-7331
P: 740-652-7320