Gahanna Mayor's Court

Criminal Cases And DUI / OVI Cases In The Gahanna Mayor’s Court
The Dominy Law Firm is a firm of criminal defense lawyers representing clients in the Gahanna Mayor’s Court for criminal offenses and DUI / OVI offenses.  This page offers information about that court. Anyone who will be going through this court for a misdemeanor criminal offense or misdemeanor DUI / OVI should first read the information in this site and learn as possible about your current situation.  You should then consider finding legal help for the matter before the first court appearance.  Hiring a lawyer is an important decision, so you’ll want to learn what qualities are possessed by a good criminal defense lawyer. 

For More Information about the Gahanna Mayor’s Court
Address:  200 South Hamilton Road, Gahanna, OH 43230
Phone:  (614) 342-4080
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Misdemeanor Cases In Gahanna, Ohio
The Gahanna Mayor’s Court has jurisdiction for misdemeanor cases that occur in the city limits of Gahanna.  Most cases in this court are filed by the Gahanna Police Department, but some are also filed by other law enforcement agencies.  This court does not have jurisdiction for second-offense DUI / OVI, or second-offense driving under DUI / OVI suspension or financial responsibility suspension. Some of the types of cases which are heard in this court include:

•    Assault
•    Domestic Violence
•    DUI / OVI
•    Drug crimes
•    Shoplifting
•    Underage Drinking

Judges and Prosecuting Attorneys
In the Gahanna Mayor’s Court, the Mayor is also the judicial officer, and the Mayor appoints a magistrate to hear the cases.  The prosecutor in this court is the Gahanna City Attorney, and the cases are handled by the city attorney and assistant prosecutors.

Court Procedures In The Gahanna Mayor’s Court
The court, located in the Gahanna City Hall building, is in session at 9:00 am every Thursday.  When you arrive at the court, you should check-in at the Clerk of Court office and wait for your case to be called.  At your first court appearance, the arraignment, you will be asked to plead either Guilty, No Contest, or Not Guilty.  If you plead Guilty or No Contest, the magistrate will issue a sentence, and the case will be finished.  If you plead Not Guilty, you will be given a date and time for another court appearance.  If you decide to plead Not Guilty and contest the case, you will definitely want to consider hiring a lawyer to represent you.

Transferring Cases Out of the Mayor’s Court
It is possible to transfer your case from the Gahanna Mayor’s Court to a court of record if you (and your attorney) feel it is in your best interest to do so. If you decide that you want to transfer your case, or if you decide to appeal the case after it is completed, your case will go to a Municipal Court. From the date of the conviction, you have ten days to file your appeal.  Deciding to transfer or appeal your case is a rather important decision, so you may want to take the time to talk with an attorney about the whether it is in your best interest to do so.

Retain A Qualified Attorney

The Dominy Law Firm practices in the Gahanna Mayor’s Court.  Our firm only practices criminal defense, and we have been practicing criminal defense since 1997.  A focus of our practice is representing clients charged with DUI / OVI, but we handle all types of misdemeanor cases.

To find out more about our firm, you can read the About Us page of this website.  You may also want to read some testimonials from clients we have helped in the past and review our case results. It is important to research attorneys thoroughly so you find someone who has the experience, the expertise, and the dedication to help you with your case.  If you complete your research and would like to talk with us about representation, you can contact us by calling 614-717-1177, or you can submit a CONTACT FORM to set up a free telephone consultation.

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