Grandview Heights Mayor's Court
The Dominy Law Firm is a firm of criminal defense lawyers representing clients in the Grandview Heights Mayor’s Court for criminal offenses and DUI / OVI offenses. It’s always best to have as much information as possible about your situation before you get to court. If you have a case scheduled at the Grandview Heights Mayor’s Court, looking over the content on this page and in this website will give you an idea of what to expect there. In addition to learning about the court, it’s also a good idea to learn more about lawyers before hiring an attorney to represent you in a DUI / OVI case or a criminal case.
How To Contact The Grandview Heights Mayor’s Court
Address: 1016 Grandview Avenue, Grandview Heights, OH 43212
Website: Grandview Heights Mayor’s Court
Misdemeanor Cases In Grandview Heights, Ohio
The court hears misdemeanor cases that occur within the geographic boundaries of Grandview Heights. Some of the common types of cases often heard in the court include:
• Domestic Violence
• DUI / OVI
• Drug crimes
• Underage Drinking
A misdemeanor conviction can result in a number of different penalties. Depending on the nature and level of the offense, the punishment could include a fine of up to $1,000, jail time up to six months, probation up to five years and a license suspension up to three years.
Judges And Prosecutors At The Grandview Heights Mayor’s Court
The ‘judge’ for the Mayor’s Court is actually the Mayor. However, mayors often appoint a magistrate to preside over mayor’s court, and that is the case in Grandview. The prosecutor, David F. Beck, represents the city and prosecutes the misdemeanor criminal cases in this court.
The court convenes every second and fourth Tuesday at City Hall beginning at 1:00 PM. When you get to the city hall building, you should check-in outside the courtroom and wait until your case is called. It is important to know and follow the rules of the court. The rules are posted on the court’s website, and an attorney can help you if you don’t fully understand the court process.
There is a certain process to misdemeanor cases, and you determine where in that process your case will be resolved. Sometimes, you may simply be able to pay a ticket without having to appear in court. Other times, you must appear at the arraignment, which is the first court appearance. You may satisfactorily resolve your case at that stage, or you may choose to have a pretrial hearing. If you cannot reach an acceptable agreement, the case may proceed to a trial.
Transferring Your Case
In Ohio, you have the right to transfer your case from a mayor’s court to a court of record if you believe it is in your best interest. If you receive a conviction in the mayor’s court, you have the right to appeal the conviction. If you transfer or appeal, the case goes to the Franklin County Municipal Court. Before you make decisions about transferring or appealing your case, it is a good idea to consult with an attorney to see if doing so really is in your best interest.
Working With An Attorney
Going to court can be a scary proposition. When you are facing serious consequences, it is often best to be represented by a good criminal defense lawyer. The Dominy Law Firm lawyers are highly qualified and have experience practicing in the Grandview Heights Mayor’s Court. We can help you understand all the details about the law, the court, and your case. We will seek to protect your rights and achieve the best outcome possible in your case.
You can learn more about our firm on the About Us page and the Attorney Profiles section of this site. You can also review our past case results and read what clients say about my representation. We have helped other clients in the Grandview Heights Mayor’s Court, and we can help you too. If you would like to schedule a free phone consultation, you can submit a CONTACT FORM or call us at 614-717-1177.