GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS MAYOR’S COURT
TRAFFIC & CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
Grandview Heights Mayor’s Court
If you were pulled over in Grandview Heights, it is likely that the resulting charges will be filed in the Grandview Heights Mayor’s Court. Whether your charges are filed in the Grandview Heights Mayor’s Court or the Franklin County Municipal Court will depend on who pulled you over (Grandview Heights police, Columbus police or Ohio Highway Patrol) and where you were pulled over.
WHAT KINDS OF CASES DOES THE GRANDVIEW MAYOR’S COURT HANDLE?
The Grandview Mayor’s Court handles all traffic and criminal misdemeanor charges that happened within the city limits of Grandview Heights. This would include, for example, speeding tickets, DUI charges, minor drug possession, reckless driving, petty theft, among other charges. Our firm handles every kind of case that can land in the Grandview Heights Mayor’s Court.
SHOULD I HIRE AN ATTORNEY FOR MY DUI CHARGE IN THE GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS MAYOR’S COURT?
Generally, yes. An OVI is a very serious charge in Ohio. It can carry significant penalties–even for a first time offense–including jail time, counseling, fines, loss of your driver’s license and collateral consequences to your school or employment prospects.
Even if you don’t decide to hire an attorney in the end, taking to a lawyer about your case a great way to learn about the potential penalties you are facing and your options. The sooner you contact a knowledgeable Grandview Ohio DUI attorney, the better chance you will likely have of achieving the best possible resolution in your case.
CAN I HAVE A JURY TRIAL IN THE GRANDVIEW MAYOR’S COURT?
Ohio Mayor’s Courts, including the Grandview Heights Mayor’s Court, are not courts of record and are not authorized to conduct jury trials. However, if you are charged with a DUI in Grandview Heights and want a jury to hear you case, you have the right to transfer your case to the Franklin County Municipal Court.
IS IT BETTER TO HAVE MY CASE HEARD IN THE GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS MAYOR’S COURT OR IN THE FRANKLIN COUNTY MUNICIPAL COURT?
It depends. Depending on the facts of your case, it may be best in your situation to keep your case in the Grandview Heights Mayor’s Court, or it may be best to transfer the case to the Franklin County Municipal Court . That is a strategic question you should discuss with your attorney.
I HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH A DUI IN THE GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS MAYOR’S COURT. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
If you were pulled over in Grandview Heights and charged with a DUI (OVI), the video below explains what court procedure will likely happen next.
Remember, every case is unique and you should consult with an attorney regarding the specific circumstances of your case. If you would like to speak with Doug directly about the details of your case, you can call or text (614) 361-2804.
WHERE IS THE GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS MAYOR’S COURT?
The Grandview Heights Mayor’s Court is located at 1016 Grandview Ave in Grandview Heights, Ohio. Click below for directions.
I WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS MY CASE WITH YOU. WHO SHOULD I CALL?
We are available 24/7 to take phone calls and emails from current and potential clients. To take advantage of your free initial consultation, call us at (614) 361-2804.