Madison County Municipal Court

Criminal And DUI/OVI Cases In The Madison County Municipal Court

Are you facing a misdemeanor charge in Madison County? Whether it’s a DUI/OVI offense or a vehicular homicide / vehicular assault, you will probably be going through the Madison County Municipal Court to deal with it. On this page, you will find information about the court, their personnel, and the court process. You should spend some time learning more about the charges and the court so you have a better idea of what to expect even before you get to the courtroom. You should also spend some time learning more about lawyers so you can find someone who is right for your case when hiring an attorney.

Contact Information For The Madison County Municipal Court

Address: 1 North Main Street, London, OH 43140
Phone: 740-852-1669
Website: Madison County Municipal Court

Types Of Cases Commonly Seen In This Court

Misdemeanor criminal cases and misdemeanor traffic cases that occur in the city of London and throughout Madison County go through the Madison County Municipal Court. Felony cases go through the Madison County Common Pleas Court. Some of the common types of cases heard in this municipal court include the following:

  • DUI/OVI
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Vehicular Assault
Personnel At The Courthouse

Judge Eric M. Schooley is the presiding judge. The cases are prosecuted by two different prosecutors’ offices. If the offense occurs within the City of London, the prosecutor is from the London Law Director’s Office. If the offense occurs outside the city of London, the prosecutor is from the Madison County Prosecutor’s Office. The Clerk of Court is Jean Hughes.

How Does the Court Process Work?

First, you will go through the arraignment. At this time, you will decide how you will plead: guilty, not guilty, or no contest. Those who plead guilty or no contest will generally complete their case that same day. If you plead not guilty, this means you will then have additional court appearances. Before the trial stage, you go through a pretrial hearing. At that point, you or your attorney can negotiate for a plea agreement with the prosecutor. If you have any pending motions after the pretrial, you will then go to a motion hearing. At this point, witnesses can testify and the judge will make the decision regarding the issues raised in the motions. If the case does not get resolved during the pretrial or motion hearing, you go to trial. During the trial, the prosecution will present its case, and you get to question the prosecution witnesses. You can then present your own evidence if you choose. The judge, or jury, will then determine whether you are guilty or not. If they find you not guilty, you are free to go. If you are guilty, you have a sentence hearing to find out what punishments you will receive. You and/or your attorney can present mitigating circumstances to the judge at the sentence hearing.

Finding The Right Attorney For Your Case In The Madison County Municipal Court

It is very important that you have a good attorney working on your side whenever you are going to court. You want a lawyer with expertise in your particular kind of case. I have developed expertise in DUI/OVI defense, and I represent clients in central Ohio courts, including the Madison County Municipal Court. You can find out more information about me in my profile and the firm overview. You can also check out results from past cases and reviews from prior clients. To discuss how I can help with your case, you can schedule a free phone consultation by EMAIL or by calling me at 614-717-1177.