Madison County Common Pleas Court
The Dominy Law Firm is criminal defense lawyers, and we represent clients in the Madison County Common Pleas Court for criminal offenses, DUI / OVI offenses, and serious traffic offenses. On this page, you will find information about that court. On additional pages of this site, you will find information on specific charges, as well as the court process. Anyone who has received a felony charge like Felony DUI / OVI, Vehicular Homicide, or Vehicular Assault, needs to learn as much as possible about the charges, the court system, and attorneys. This website is a good place to begin your research. After you learn more about those issues, you’ll also want to research lawyers so you make a wise hiring decision.
Contact Info For The Madison County Common Pleas Court
Address: 1 N. Main Street, P.O. Box 527, London, OH 43140
Website: Madison County Common Pleas Court
Who Works At The Madison County Common Pleas Court?
Madison County is a relatively small county, so there is one judge who presides over this court. The criminal cases in this court are prosecuted by the Madison County Prosecutor’s Office. There is one elected prosecutor, and there are multiple assistant prosecutors employed by the elected prosecutors. The assistant prosecutors actually handle nearly all of the criminal cases. In addition to the judge and prosecutor, another elected official important to criminal cases is the Clerk of Court. The Clerk of Court office is responsible for many duties, including maintaining the court records.
What Types Of Cases Go Through The Madison County Common Pleas Court?
The Common Pleas court hears felony cases which allegedly take place in Madison County. Misdemeanor cases are heard in the Madison County Municipal Court. Some of the types of felony cases heard in the Common Pleas court include:
• Felony DUI/OVI
• Vehicular Homicide
• Vehicular Assault
• Felonious Assault
How Do Cases Proceed?
Most people facing felony charges are curious as to how their case will proceed in court. While each court varies somewhat based on the case and the judge, most felony cases go through the same process. First is the grand jury hearing, and the grand jury decides if there is enough evidence to charge you with a crime. If so, you are ‘indicted’, and you receive a copy of the indictment telling you that you were charged with the offense(s). The indictment is delivered to you with a summons to appear in court (unless you were arrested). That first appearance in court is an arraignment, where you plead guilty, no contest, or not guilty. If your plea is not guilty, there will be a pretrial hearing (negotiations), a motion hearing (legal issues), and a plea hearing or a trial. During the trial, the prosecution must prove your guilt; you do not need to prove your innocence. When the trial concludes, the judge or the jury will determine whether you are guilty or not. If you are found guilty, or if you chose to plead guilty, the case proceeds to a sentence hearing. At the sentencing, you will find out your punishment from the judge. If you are found Not Guilty, the case is over, and there is no punishment.
Attorneys For Cases In The Madison County Common Pleas Court
The Dominy Law Firm practices only criminal defense. We handle many types of criminal cases, and the focus of our practice is defending clients charged with DUI / OVI, Vehicular Homicide / Vehicular Assault, and other serious traffic crimes. You can read more on this site about our firm. You can also see past client reviews and past case results. We limit the number of cases we take so we can give undivided attention to each case and each client. If you would like to schedule an appointment for a free phone consultation to discuss your Madison County case, you can EMAIL US or call us at 614-717-1177.