Juvenile Attorney – Hilliard, Ohio

If your child has been charged with a criminal offense in Hilliard, Ohio, it is important to 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 criminal defense attorney, he will be with you and your child at the first court appearance (called an “arraignment”) and attempt to have the case dismissed. In the event that the charges are not dropped, a pretrial hearing will be conducted. At this time, Attorney Johnson will decide if motions needs to be filed, such as suppressing certain pieces of evidence, and negotiate with the prosecution regarding a possible plea agreement.

If a plea agreement is not reached, or you decline to accept it, a motion hearing may be scheduled. This allows your attorney to challenge any potential issues with the case, such as the police officer lacking probable cause or not advising your child of his or her Miranda rights. If the case is not resolved yet, a trial will be scheduled. At trial, Attorney Johnson will vigorously defend your child. However, if you are found guilty, Attorney Johnson will seek all avenues available that will allow your child to avoid jail or prison.

Hilliard, Ohio – Where Will Your Child’s Case Be Heard?

Juvenile offenses in Hilliard, Ohio are heard either in Hilliard Mayor’s Court or Franklin County Common Pleas Court.

What Types of Cases Does Hilliard Mayor’s Court Handle?

Hilliard, Ohio has its own set of ordinances that describe crimes and penalties if your child is convicted of a criminal offense. Below are several examples of common juvenile offenses in Hilliard, Ohio:
Domestic Violence

Where is the Hilliard, Ohio Mayor’s Court Located?

Hilliard Mayor’s Court is located at 5171 Northwest Parkway, Hilliard, Ohio 43026. Consult the map below for further directions.

When are Hilliard Mayor’s Court Hearings Held?

Hilliard Mayor’s Court is in session every Wednesday, and defendants can sign in at 7:30 AM.

How do Mayor’s Courts Differ from Municipal Courts?

Mayor’s courts are unique in that they not permitted to conduct jury trials. Additionally, cases are heard by either the mayor or a magistrate appointed by the mayor. If a defendant wishes to have a jury trial, or simply does not want the mayor’s court to hear his or her case, the defendant can have the case transferred to the applicable county municipal court. In addition, if a defendant is convicted in a mayor’s court, he or she may appeal the conviction to the appropriate county municipal court.

There are advantages to having your case heard in a mayor’s court. For instance, mayor’s courts are more informal than municipal courts. Moreover, mayor’s courts are more conveniently located than a county municipal court and many provide evening hours for the hearing of cases.

Hilliard, Ohio Juvenile Defense Lawyer

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

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5171 Northwest Pkwy
Hilliard, OH
(614) 876-2429

Administrative Office  614.334.2140

Community Relations  614.334.2575

Detective Bureau  614.876.2429

Property Room 614.334.2336

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Hilliard, OH
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