Criminal Defense Attorney – Franklin County, Ohio
If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Franklin County, Ohio, it is important that you hire legal counsel. Contact Attorney David Johnson of Johnson Legal, LLC at (614) 987-0192 to review your case and discuss with you how to proceed. As an experienced and dedicated Franklin County, Ohio criminal defense attorney, he will be with you at your first court appearance (called an “arraignment”) and attempt to have the case dismissed. In the event that the charges are not dropped, a pre-trial hearing will be conducted.
Depending on what the charge is, and where it will be heard, negotiations will begin with the prosecutor and evidence will be gathered to support your defense. If negotiations fail to produce a favorable plea agreement, or you decline to accept the plea agreement, your case will be set for trial. At trial, Attorney Johnson will vigorously defend you. However, if you are found guilty, Attorney Johnson will seek all avenues available that will allow you to avoid jail or prison.
Franklin County, Ohio – Where Will Your Case Be Heard?
Misdemeanor offenses in Franklin County, Ohio are heard in Franklin County Municipal Court. For a felony offense, the charge will be filed in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.
What Types of Cases are Heard in Franklin County Municipal and Common Pleas Courts?
Franklin County Municipal Court hears misdemeanor offenses. The following are common examples of misdemeanor offenses heard in Franklin County Municipal Court:
- Possession of Marijuana (under 200 grams)
- Drug Paraphernalia
- DUI / OVI
- Domestic Violence
- Obstructing Official Business
- Petty Theft
Franklin County Common Pleas Court hears all felony offenses. The following are common examples of felony offenses heard in Franklin County Common Pleas Court:
- Drug Possession
- Felonious Assault
- Juvenile Offenses
- Receiving Stolen Property
- Breaking and Entering
Where are the Franklin County Courts Located?
Franklin County Municipal Court is located at 375 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Franklin County Common Pleas Court is located at 373 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Refer to the following map below.
Franklin County, Ohio Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Franklin County, Ohio, contact Johnson Legal, LLC and speak with an experienced and dedicated Franklin County, Ohio 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 case. For further information, consult Johnson Legal, LLC’s Criminal Defense Blog.
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90 W. Broad Street, 1st Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Office: (614) 645-1688