Knox County Common Pleas Court

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

Are you going through a felony case in the Knox County Common Pleas Court? If you are, the information on this page will give you a better idea of what to expect in that court. There are also other pages on this website that have information about charges like DUI / OVI and Vehicular Homicide / Vehicular Assault. If you’ve been charged with a felony, you need to have as much information as possible about the system and about lawyers. The information on this site will get you started in the right direction. The more you know, the better off you will be when you go to court and when you hire an attorney.

Knox County Common Pleas Court Contact Information

Address: 117 E. High Street, Suite 201, Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Phone: 740-393-6788
Website: Knox County Common Pleas Court

What Cases Go Through the Knox County Common Pleas Court?

The types of cases that can go through the court run the gamut. The court hears many types of criminal cases, as well as civil cases with damages greater than $15,000. For criminal cases, the court deals with felony offenses. Some types of felony offense in the Knox County Common Pleas Court include:

  • Felony DUI / OVI
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Vehicular Assault
People Working In The Knox County Common Pleas Court

It takes many people to keep the court running smoothly, including the Clerk of Courts (currently Mary Jo Hawkins), the judge (currently Otho Eyster), and the prosecuting attorney (currently John Thatcher). The Clerk of Courts has a number of responsibilities for the court. The Clerk takes care of court orders and all legal documents filed with the court. The clerk also serves court papers, handles payments to the court, and offers Certificates of Title for trailers, boats, and autos.

How Does a Felony Case Proceed?

While all cases are slightly different, they tend to follow the same pattern and go through the same phases. A case starts with the grand jury phase. If the grand jury determines you probably committed an offense, it issues an indictment charging you with that crime. If you receive an indictment, you will go to arraignment, where you can plead guilty, not guilty, or no contest. If you plead not guilty, you then go through a pretrial hearing, a possible motion hearing for legal issues, and either a plea hearing or a trial. If you elect to have a trial, a jury or judge will determine whether the prosecutor proved you are guilty. If you’re found guilty, or if you plead guilty to something, you will go to a sentencing hearing. A lawyer will be able to explain everything that will happen during each phase of your felony trial.

Help You with Your Case In Knox County

We practice criminal defense, and our practice is focused on defense of DUI / OVI, Vehicular Homicide, and Vehicular Assault. We practice only in central Ohio courts, and we have experience working in the Knox County Common Pleas Court. You can learn everything you need to know about our practice on this site. That includes our profile, our practice overview, our prior case results, and our prior client reviews. If you want to know more about what we can do for you, we can set up a free phone consultation so we can discuss your particular case. We only take on a limited number of cases because we want to give each client the personal service we would want as a client, so our fees are on the high end of the scale. To get in touch with us today, you can EMAIL or call us at 614-717-1177.

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