Morrow County Common Pleas Court

DUI / OVI And Vehicular Criminal Cases In The Morrow County Common Pleas Court

If you are being charged with a felony in Morrow County, your case will be held in the Morrow County Common Pleas Court. The court handles many different sorts of cases, and if you are charged with felony DUI / OVI or felony vehicular homicide / vehicular assault in the Morrow County Common Pleas Court, the information on this page will be helpful. Learning as much as you can about your offense and the court system is always a good idea so you can make good decisions about how to handle your case and about hiring an attorney.

Contact Information For The Court

Address: 48 East High Street, Mount Gilead, OH 43338
Phone: 419-947-4515
Website: Morrow County Common Pleas Court

What Does The Morrow County Common Pleas Court Do?

This court has a number of different divisions including Probate, Domestic Relations, Civil, Criminal, and Juvenile. The Criminal Division hears a number of different types of cases, including:

  • Aggravated Vehicular homicide
  • Aggravated Vehicular assault
  • Involuntary Manslaughter by vehicle
  • Felony DUI / OVI
Personnel At The Morrow County Common Pleas Court

The court, set in the Morrow County Courthouse, has two judges – Judge Howard E. Hall and Judge Robert C. Hickson, Jr. The judges determine the court rules, which you can find on their website. The judges will handle the trials, but may appoint magistrates to work on arraignments. The court features daily sessions from 8AM to noon and then from 1PM to 4PM. The court does not hold session on days recognized by the state of Ohio as holidays. In some cases, the judges may extend the hours based on different circumstances or special conditions.

How Do Cases Usually Proceed?

Naturally, the exact way the case flows through the system can vary based on a host of different factors. The judge on the case, the type of offense, and other criteria can cause some changes to the process. However, the basics are usually the same. Knowing them will help to eliminate surprises.

The first step is the grand jury phase. During this time, the jury can indict you if they conclude there is probable cause to believe you committed a felony offense. If you are indicted, you will then move on to the arraignment, when you will plead guilty, no contest, or not guilty. If you plead not guilty, you move to the pretrial phase, followed by the motion hearing (if there were motions filed regarding legal issues). You then proceed to the trial. The judge or jury will hear the case presented by the prosecutor and the defendant. If there if a verdict of guilty, or if there is a guilty plea, you then move on to the sentencing hearing so the judge can determine the punishment.

Attorney For Vehicular Offenses In The Morrow County Common Pleas Court

Our firm practices criminal defense, and in Morrow County, we represent clients charged with DUI / OVI, as well as vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. We have helped other clients who have gone through Morrow County Common Pleas Court, and we can help you as well. You can find out more about our firm and our past case results right here on the site. We always provide personal service to my clients, and we keep my caseload low so we an do that. Based on our personal service and expertise, our fees are relatively high. If you want to find out more and set up a free consultation, please EMAIL US or call us at 614-717-1177.

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