Fairfield County Common Pleas Court

Criminal And DUI / OVI Cases In The Fairfield County Common Pleas Court

On this page of the website, you can review information about the Fairfield County Common Pleas Court. Anyone who has been charged with a felony DUI / OVI or vehicular homicide/vehicular assault in the Fairfield County Common Pleas Court should learn more about the court. You should also learn more about your charges, as well as attorneys. You can use the information in this sit to learn about the court, the charges, and lawyers. Make sure you are well educated on these issues before going to your arraignment and before hiring an attorney.

Address And Contact Information

Address: 224 East Main Street, Lancaster, OH 43130
Phone: 740-652-7421
Website: Fairfield County Common Pleas Court

What Cases Does the Court Handle?

This court, located in Lancaster, Ohio, hears both civil cases and criminal cases. For criminal cases, the Common Pleas Court hears felony offenses. The court that hears misdemeanor offenses is the Fairfield County Municipal Court. Some of the types felony cases the court hears include:

  • Felony DUI / OVI
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Vehicular Assault
The Judges And Other Court Personnel

The court has two judges: Judge Richard E. Berens and Judge Chris A. Martin, as well as Magistrate Susan E. Eyerman. Other personnel at the court include the Staff Attorney, Court Administrator, Assignment Commissioner, Judicial Administrative Assistant, Court Reporter, Jury Manager, and Notary Manager. Each of the positions has a different duty, and they all work together for a seamless experience in court. The cases in this court are prosecuted by the Fairfield County Prosecuting Attorney.

The Office Hours For The Court

The regular session hours of the court are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. The only exceptions to this are holidays and other occasions designated by the County.

How Cases Proceed

Since all cases are different, they may each proceed a bit differently, depending on which judge is assigned and other circumstances surrounding the case. The cases generally follow a similar pattern though. You will have to go through an arraignment, then a pretrial hearing, then possibly a motion hearing and either a plea hearing or a trial. If you are found guilty in a trial, or if you plead guilty in a plea hearing, you also have a sentencing hearing.

Attorney For Felonies In The Fairfield County Common Pleas Court

We have a practice that focuses on criminal defense, particularly in areas of DUI / OVI and vehicular homicide/vehicular assault. Our office is in Columbus, and we represent clients throughout central Ohio, including Fairfield County. You can read our profile on this site to learn more about us, and you read the firm overview to learn more about our office operation. One of the things that makes our practice different from many others is that we limit the number of cases we take. Doing this means we can give your case the full attention it needs, which leads to favorable case results and satisfied clients. Our fees are at the high end of the scale, but if you want to set up a free phone consultation, you can get EMAIL or call us at 614-717-1177.

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