Marion Municipal Court

Criminal Cases And DUI / OVI Cases In The Marion Municipal Court
The Dominy Law Firm is a team of criminal defense lawyers representing clients in the Marion Municipal Court for DUI / OVI charges and criminal offenses.

It’s a good idea to learn as much you can about the court where you are appearing before you have to go to court. For those who will be appearing in the Marion Municipal Court for a DUI / OVI case or a criminal case, you will find information on this page which should help you understand more what you should expect when you go to court in Marion.

Anyone going to court, in Marion or elsewhere, should also take the time to learn about the particular offense(s) with which you have been charged and the strategies for defending against those charges.  You can find more information on those topics throughout this website.  You will find this knowledge beneficial as you decide how to handle your case.  You may also benefit from the representation of a good criminal defense lawyer.  

Contact Information for Marion Municipal Court
Address:  City Hall Building, 223 W. Center Street, Marion, OH 43302
Phone:  740-387-0631
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More Information About The Marion Municipal Court
The court hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm and Friday from 8:30am to noon.  The judge is elected by the voters of Marion.  In this court, there is one judge and one magistrate.  The Marion City Law Director’s Office has the responsibility for prosecuting the cases in this court, and the cases are typically handled by an assistant prosecutor. For more information about the Marion Municipal Court, you should check out the court’s website.  It is full of information, it has a searchable database with your case information, and it has a downloadable PDF with all of the local court rules. 

Types Of Cases In This Court
The Marion Municipal Court handles many different types of cases including traffic and criminal misdemeanors, as well as small claims and civil cases. If you are reading this site, you are probably more interested in the criminal and traffic matters, particularly DUI / OVI offenses.  For criminal and traffic matters, this court hears misdemeanor cases which occur in the city of Marion and in Marion County.  Those cases are filed by all of the law enforcement agencies which patrol Marion County. 

Court Appearances
Different court appearances will have slightly different procedures, but they will generally follow a similar pattern, so you will know the basics of what you can expect.  When you arrive at the City Hall building, you should go to the second floor and check-in at the Clerk of Court office.  The clerk will direct you where to wait (probably one of the two courtrooms) until the judge is ready for your case. 

During your first court appearance, the arraignment, the judge lets you know what rights you have and the pleas available to you. You can plead guilty, not guilty, or no contest. If you plead not guilty, the court will give you a date and a time for you to return for your pretrial or trial. During your pretrial, you or your lawyer will negotiate with the prosecution.  If you reach a plea agreement, the case is typically finalized that day.  If there is no agreement reached, you return to court on a later date for a motion hearing and possibly a trial.  If you are found guilty of something, you’ll have a sentence hearing which may be on a separate day or may be on the same day as the pretrial, motion hearing, or trial.

Attorneys For Cases In The Marion Municipal Court
Before you choose an attorney, you should make sure the attorney has the qualifications to help with your particular case.  The attorneys at the Dominy Law Firm have expertise in criminal defense, particularly DUI / OVI defense, and we represent clients in the Marion Municipal Court.  To learn more about us, you check out the firm overview and the attorney profiles.  You may also be interested in our client reviews and case results.  We always limit the number of clients we take so we can give each one the personal service our clients deserve. To contact us for a free phone consultation about your case, you can either fill out a CONTACT FORM or call us at 614-717-1177.

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