Canal Winchester Mayor's Court

Criminal Cases and DUI / OVI Cases in the Canal Winchester Mayor’s Court

The Dominy Law Firm is a firm of criminal defense lawyers representing clients in the Canal Winchester Mayor’s Court for criminal offenses and DUI / OVI offenses.

It is in your best interest to learn as much as possible about your offense and about the court so you have a better idea of what to expect when you go to court. This page provides information you should know if you are going to the Canal Winchester Mayor’s Court for a criminal offense, DUI / OVI, or serious traffic offense. Another good way to learn more about your situation is to get the help of a criminal defense attorney. If you plan to hire an attorney, you should take time to research them and find the best criminal defense lawyer for your Canal Winchester Mayor’s Court case.

Contact Information for the Canal Winchester Mayor’s Court

Address: Municipal Building, 36 S. High St., Canal Winchester, OH 43110
Phone: 614-837-7691
Website: Canal Winchester Mayor’s Court

Types of Cases Heard in the Canal Winchester Mayor’s Court

This mayor’s court hears misdemeanor criminal cases and misdemeanor traffic cases which occur within the geographic jurisdiction of Canal Winchester. The court allows you to pay for some minor tickets without going court. However, other offenses require a mandatory court appearance. Those offenses include:

  • DUI / OVI
  • Drug Offenses
  • Shoplifting
  • Under Age Consumption/Possession

If you are charged with one of those types of offenses, you must appear in court. Before you go to court, you will want to think through whether you intend to plead guilty or not guilty at the first court appearance. You will also want to decide whether you want to represent yourself or hire a lawyer. If you intend to hire a lawyer, you will want to find a lawyer with experience handling cases like yours.

Transferring and Appealing Your Case

The Canal Winchester Mayor’s Court is not a court of record and does not hold jury trials, so you likely have the opportunity to transfer the case to a municipal court. Some cases may benefit from going through a court of record that hold jury trials, and you might find that transferring is a good idea. If you are convicted in the Mayor’s Court, you have the right to an appeal. If you appeal, your case is moved to a municipal court, but you need to make sure you appeal in a timely manner. You may want to consult an attorney before making the decision about transferring or appealing your case. If your case is transferred, it will go to either the Franklin County Municipal Court or the Fairfield County Municipal Court, depending on exactly where the offense occurred.

Lawyers for Cases in the Canal Winchester Mayor’s Court

When you have a case that’s going before the Canal Winchester Mayor’s Court, you may not want to face the judicial system on your own. Having a qualified attorney in your corner and helping you is often a good idea. It’s best to have a lawyer which regularly represents clients for your type of case.

The Dominy Law Firm has experience working with the sorts of cases that go through the Canal Winchester Mayor’s court, as the focus of our practice is criminal defense, DUI/OVI defense, and defense of serious vehicular crimes. We only take on a limited number of cases. This reduces our caseload, which means we can spend more of our time and effort on your case, as you deserve.

You can read more about us, the attorneys in our firm, and our practice areas on this site. You may also want to review our past case results and client reviews. If you’d like to talk about your case, you can contact us by submitting a CONTACT FORM or by calling 614-717-1177 to schedule up a free phone consultation about your Canal Winchester case.

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