Marysville Municipal Court

Criminal Cases And DUI / OVI Cases In The Marysville Court
Dominy Law Firm:  criminal defense attorneys representing clients in the Marysville Municipal Court for DUI / OVI and criminal offenses.

When you are facing a criminal case or DUI / OVI case in the Marysville Municipal Court, you would be well-served to learn as much as possible about the court.  It will also benefit you to research the charge(s) against you, the possible consequences, and the strategies used for defending against those charges.

This page provides you with information on the Marysville Municipal Court.  Various other pages in this site provide information about different charges, possible sentences, and potential defenses.  After you learn about your situation, you should also educate yourself about criminal defense attorneys.  That way, you will have the information you need to make good decisions about how to handle your case, whether you will hire a lawyer, and what lawyer you will hire. 

Contact Information For The Marysville Municipal Court
Address:  1250 West Fifth Street, Marysville, OH 43040
Phone:  937-644-9102
WebsiteMarysville Municipal Court

What Types of Cases Does the Court Hear?
Crimes and traffic offenses in Ohio are divided into two categories:  felonies and misdemeanors.  The Marysville Municipal Court hears the latter category:  misdemeanors.  The court has jurisdiction for all misdemeanor criminal offenses and traffic offenses which occur in Union County. Common types of cases that go through the court include:

•    Assault
•    Domestic Violence
•    DUI / OVI
•    Drug crimes
•    Shoplifting
•    Underage Drinking

Additional Court Information

The court is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, and the court is closed on weekends and holidays.  Fines are paid in the office of the Clerk of Court.  If you go to court and are ordered to pay a fine, you should expect to pay the fine the same day, as you will probably not be given additional time to pay.  For more information about this court, you should review the court’s website and local court rules.

Before going to court in the Marysville Municipal Court, you may want to be familiar with the personnel in the courthouse.  In this courthouse, there is one judge, Judge Mike Grigsby, and he has been on the bench since 1999.  The prosecution in this court is provided by two offices:  the Marysville Law Director, and the Union County Prosecuting Attorney.  The court files for all cases are maintained by the Marysville Clerk of Court.  The building is also shared by the Marysville Police Department.

Case Process In The Marysville Municipal Court
The first step of the process for criminal and DUI / OVI cases is the arraignment. At the arraignment, you will be given the choice of pleading guilty, no contest, or not guilty. If you plead guilty or no contest, you will likely be sentenced at the arraignment.  You should expect to begin serving the sentence that day, including paying any fine and beginning any jail sentence. If you plead guilty at the arraignment, you will not have the opportunity to see the evidence against you and defend yourself against the accusation. 

After the arraignment is a discovery conference, at which time the defense and the prosecution exchange discovery (evidence each side intends to introduce if there is a trial).  Next is a combination of a pretrial hearing and motion hearing. The pretrial hearing is for negotiating with the prosecutor for a plea bargain. If there is a plea agreement reached, it is finalized in front of the judge.  If there is not an agreement reached, there is an evidentiary hearing on any motions that have been filed.

If the case is not resolved at this pretrial/motion hearing, it proceeds to a trial.  At the trial, you are presumed innocent, and the prosecution has to prove your guilt to the jury or judge.  You have the opportunity to cross-examine the prosecution witnesses and call your own witnesses. If you are found not guilty, you are acquitted, and the case is over.  If you are found guilty, the judge will hold a sentence hearing and announce your sentence, probably on the same day.

Attorneys For Contesting Cases In The Marysville Municipal Court
If you intend to plead not guilty and contest your case, you need to have someone defending you who has your best interests in mind, has expertise in cases like yours, and has experience in the court where your case is being held.  The attorneys at the Dominy Law Firm have experience in the Marysville Municipal Court, expertise in criminal defense (particularly DUI / OVI defense), and the drive to protect your rights.  You can learn more about our firm on the About Us page and in the Attorney Profiles.  You can also see our past case results and client reviews.  If you want to talk about representation for your case in the Marysville Municipal Court, you can complete a CONTACT FORM or call 614-717-1177 to schedule a free phone consultation.

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