Fairfield County Municipal Court

Criminal And DUI / OVI Cases In The Fairfield County Municipal Court

On this page, you will find information about the Fairfield County Municipal Court. If you are facing a DUI / OVI or vehicular homicide or assault, you need to take the time to educate yourself about your particular type of offense, as well as the court process you will go through. Having knowledge in your corner can help make the prospect of going to court a bit less intimidating. Having the right lawyer in your corner can help you as well. Taking the time to research lawyers will be beneficial before hiring an attorney.

Contact Information For The Fairfield County Municipal Court

Address: 104 East Main Street, P.O. Box 2390, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Phone: 740-687-6621
Website: Fairfield County Municipal Court

Types of Cases Heard In The Fairfield County Municipal Court

The court hears criminal and civil cases that occur in Fairfield County. For criminal and traffic cases, the court has jurisdiction for all stages of misdemeanor offenses, including the trial and sentencing. The court also has limited jurisdiction for felony offenses, including the initial appearance and preliminary hearings. Some of the common cases heard include:

  • Vehicular homicide
  • Vehicular assault
  • DUI / OVI
Personnel At The Fairfield County Municipal Court

The court, located in Lancaster, Ohio, features two judges – Judge David A. Trimmer and Judge Patrick N. Harris. The prosecutors are from the Lancaster Law Director's Office. The Clerk of Court is Sherry L. Eckman. The clerk is the legal custodian of records and also takes payments for fines and court costs. For fines and court costs, it is now possible to make payments through their online system. Some types of traffic citations do not require a court appearance, and the waiver may be paid online.

Court Hours And Procedure

Court sessions start at 8:00 am and go until 12:00 pm, and then resume from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The court is typically in session Monday through Friday, except on holidays and other times as designated by order of the presiding judge.

In cases of DUI / OVI, vehicular homicide, and vehicular assault, the court process will start with an arraignment, where you will enter your plea of guilty or not guilty. If you enter a plea of not guilty, there will be a pretrial hearing to negotiate an agreed outcome. If there is no agreement, you may have a motion hearing for the judge to decide legal issues, and you may have a trial for the jury or judge to decide if your guilt was proven. If you are convicted, you will also have a sentencing hearing for the judge to determine the sentence.

Attorney For Clients In The Fairfield County Municipal Court

We have been representing clients with DUI / OVI charges and vehicular homicide / vehicular assault since 1997, and we have helped a number of clients in the Fairfield County Municipal Court. You can learn more about us and our firm on this site. We have the experience to help you with your case, as you can see from our past case results, and we provide personal service, as you can see from our client reviews. Based on our expertise and level of service, our fees are relatively high. For a free phone consultation, EMAIL or call us at 614-717-117

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