Marion County Common Pleas Court
Are you facing a felony charge like DUI/OVI , vehicular homicide , or vehicular assault in Marion County? If so, you will be going through the Marion County Common Pleas Court, and you need to know as much as possible about the court, the offense with which you are charged, and defense lawyers before you go to court and even before you hire a lawyer. The information in this website is a good place to start. This page contains information about the Marion County Common Pleas Court. Other pages in this website have information about various criminal charges. By educating yourself, you will understand more about the court process, and you will be in a good position to make a wise decision about hiring an attorney.Contact Information For The Court
Address: 100 N. Main Street, Marion, OH 43302
Website: Marion County Common Pleas Court
The Common Pleas Court has jurisdiction over felony cases that occur within Marion County. Misdemeanor cases go through the Marion Municipal Court . The Common Pleas Court hears many different types of cases, including:
- Felony DUI/OVI
- Vehicular Homicide
- Vehicular Assault
The case process varies depending on the type of offense and the judge. Despite the variety in the case processes, the phases of felony cases tend to be very similar from one case to another. The following are the general phases for most felony cases:
- Grand jury hearing: the grand jury decides if you will be charged with a felony offense. If you are charged, you are notified by receiving an indictment.
- Arraignment: your first court appearance. You will be asked to enter a plea of not guilty, guilty, or no contest.
- Pretrial hearing: if you plead not guilty, the pretrial hearing is generally the next phase. This hearing is an opportunity for the parties to negotiate toward an agreed outcome for the case.
- Motion hearing: if there are legal issues that need to be decided by the judge, those issues are decided in a motion hearing.
- Trial: if the parties do not reach an agreement, a trial is held, and the jury (or judge) decides if your guilt was proven by the prosecutor.
- Sentencing hearing: if you are found guilty, or if you plead guilty to something, the judge holds a sentencing hearing to determine what punishment to impose.
When you are charged with a felony, it is not a good idea to represent yourself. You should find a lawyer that focuses on criminal defense and has experience handling cases like yours.
I practice criminal defense, and the focus of my practice is DUI/OVI defense and Vehicular Homicide/Vehicular Assault defense. My office is on the north end of Columbus, and I do practice in Marion County. In this website, you can learn more about me and my firm , as well as my past case results and client reviews . I maintain a low caseload so I can give each client personal service and attention. If you are want to talk with me about your case, please EMAIL ME or call me at 614-717-1177 to schedule a free phone consultation.