Madison County Common Pleas Court

DUI / OVI And Vehicular Felony Cases In The Madison County Common Pleas Court

On this page, you will find information about the Madison County Common Pleas Court. 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. The information on this page will give you a better idea of what expect from the court system. Other pages on this website will give you information about various criminal charges, and there is also a page that will give you information about hiring an attorney.

Contact Info For The Madison County Common Pleas Court

Address: 1 N. Main Street, P.O. Box 527, London, OH 43140
Phone: 740-845-1780
Website: Madison County Common Pleas Court

Who Works At The Madison County Common Pleas Court?

There is one judge who presides over the court, and that judge is Robert D. Nichols. The cases are prosecuted by the Madison County Prosecutor’s Office, and the current prosecutor is Stephen J. Pronai. The Clerk of Court is responsible for maintaining the court records, and the current Clerk is Renae E. Zabloudil.

What Types Of Cases Go Through The Madison County Common Pleas Court?

The common pleas court hears felony cases. Misdemeanor cases are heard in the Madison County Municipal Court. Some of the types of felony cases heard in the court include:

  • Felony DUI / OVI
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Vehicular 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 stages. 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). After the indictment, the court holds 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 render a verdict indicating 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.

Attorney For Cases In The Madison County Common Pleas Court

We have experience with many types of criminal cases, and the focus of our practice is DUI / OVI defense and Vehicular Homicide / Vehicular Assault. You can read more on this site about us and about our practice. You can also see past client reviews and past case results. We limit the number of cases we take so we can give personal attention to each case and each client, which means our fees are relatively high. If you would like to schedule an appointment for a free phone consultation, you can EMAIL or call us at 614-717-1177.

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