Circleville Municipal Court

Criminal And DUI/OVI Cases In The Circleville Municipal Court

If you are facing a misdemeanor DUI/OVI offense or a misdemeanor vehicular homicide/vehicular assault in Pickaway County, you will go through the Circleville Municipal Court. This page provides important information about the court. One never wants to go to court without knowing what will happen, and reading the information on this page can give you a good idea of what to expect. The information throughout this website will also help you learn about DUI / OVI issues and criminal defense lawyers. The more you learn, the better prepared you will be for going to court and for hiring an attorney.

Contact Information for the Circleville Municipal Court

Address: 151 East Franklin Street, Circleville, OH 43113
Phone: 740-474-3171
Website: Circleville Municipal Court

What Sorts of Cases Go to Circleville Municipal Court?

This court has jurisdiction for all of Pickaway County. The court hears different types of misdemeanor cases, including criminal offenses and traffic violations. In addition, the court has a civil division and a small claims division. Common types of cases in Circleville Municipal Court include:

  • DUI/OVI
  • Vehicular assault
  • Vehicular homicide
Personnel In The Circleville Municipal Court

There is one judge in this court: Judge Gary Dumm. The Clerk of Court is Connie Neal, and she is assisted by a number of deputy clerks to help things run smoothly.

Court Hours

The hours for the Circleville Municipal Court are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. These hours apply to the criminal division, the civil division, and the small claims division.

Fine Payment

In some instances, you may not actually be required to appear in court; you can pay a fine instead (you always have to appear for DUI/OVI). You should keep in mind that paying a fine without appearing in court is a guilty plea. You may also have to pay fines if you appear in court and are found guilty. Fines are paid at the Clerk of Court office, and you can with cash, money order, or MasterCard/Visa.

The Case Process At The Circleville Municipal Court

The type of offense and the initial plea entered may determine the way your case proceeds. Most DUI/OVI cases will follow the same basic route. At your arraignment, you can enter your plea: guilty, no contest, or not guilty. If you plead guilty or no contest, the judge will announce the sentence, and the court process will be finished. If you enter a plea of not guilty, you will have a pretrial hearing later. At that point, your attorney may reach a plea agreement with the prosecutor. If not, you may have a motion hearing to decide evidentiary issues, and you may have a trial for the judge or jury to decide whether you are guilty or not guilty. If you are found guilty, or if you plead guilty, you will also have a sentence hearing.

Lawyer For Cases In The Circleville Municipal Court

In most cases, it is best to hire an experienced attorney before you go to court. I have been practicing DUI/OVI defense and vehicular homicide/vehicular assault defense since 1997, and I practice in the Circleville Municipal Court. If you are researching attorneys, please read through this site to learn more about me, as well as my firm. You can see what clients say about my representation, and you can also read about my recent case results. If you learn more and want to get in touch with me, you can EMAIL ME or call me at 614-717-1177 for a free phone consultation.