Criminal Defense Attorney – Pataskala, Ohio
If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Pataskala, 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 Pataskala, 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 pretrial 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.
Pataskala, Ohio – Where Will Your Case Be Heard?
If you have been arrested in Pataskala, your case will be filed in Pataskala Mayor’s Court, Licking County Municipal Court or Licking County Common Pleas Court. Licking County Municipal Court hears all misdemeanor offenses, which is an offense that carries a maximum 6 months in jail and a $1000 fine. Common examples of misdemeanor offenses include the following:
- Possession of Marijuana (under 200 grams)
- Drug Paraphernalia
- DUI / OVI
- Domestic Violence
- Obstructing Official Business
- Petty Theft
Licking County Common Pleas Court hears all felony offenses, which carry a minimum 6 months in jail and a $2500 fine. Common examples of felony offenses include the following:
- Drug Possession
- Felonious Assault
- Juvenile Offenses
- Receiving Stolen Property
- Breaking and Entering
Where are the Licking County Courts Located?
Licking County Municipal Court is located at 40 W Main Street, Newark, Ohio 43055. Licking County Common Pleas Court is located at 75 E Main Street, Newark, Ohio 43055. Refer to the following map below.
Pataskala, Ohio Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Pataskala, Ohio, contact Johnson Legal, LLC and speak with an experienced and dedicated Pataskala, 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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Pataskala Police Department
430 S Main Street
Pataskala, Ohio 43062
(740) 927-5701 (non-emergency)
Licking County Sheriff’s Office
155 E Main Street
Newark, Ohio 43055