Mount Vernon Municipal Court

Criminal And DUI/OVI Cases In The Mount Vernon Municipal Court

When you are required to appear in court, you should make sure you have as much information as possible so you know what to expect when you are there. This page contains information to help you know what to expect in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court. When you are charged with a DUI / OVI offense or a criminal offense, you should also make sure you learn as much as possible about the charges against you and about the attorneys available to represent you. Other pages of this website have information to help you learn about those issues. Taking the time to learn about these issues will make you prepared for going to court and for hiring an attorney.

Contact Information For The Mount Vernon Municipal Court

Address: 5 North Gay Street, 3rd Floor, Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Phone: 740-393-9510
Website: Mount Vernon Municipal Court

Cases Heard By This Court

This court hears a wide variety of cases that range from minor traffic tickets to serious criminal offenses. This court also hears civil cases up to $15,000. Some of the traffic and criminal case types common in this court include:

  • DUI / OVI
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Vehicular Assault
Mount Vernon Municipal Court Personnel

There is one judge that presides in this court, and that is Judge Paul E. Spurgeon. The prosecution of cases in this court is the responsibility of the Mount Vernon Law Director and is carried out by assistant prosecutors. The court records are maintained by the office of the Clerk of Court. The Clerk of Court is also responsible for collecting fines. For some cases, you might not have to appear in court at all. You can simply pay the fine. Whether you need to appear in court depends on the type and seriousness of your offense, and the severity of the offense. You should check your ticket or complaint to see if you need to appear, and you can also find out by calling the Clerk of Court office.

What Happens At Court Appearances

After you are charged with an offense that requires a court appearance, you will appear in court for your arraignment. At the arraignment, you will plead guilty, no contest, or not guilty. If you plead guilty, the judge will impose the sentence, and your case will be done. If you plead not guilty, the case will be set for a pretrial hearing. At this hearing, you or your attorney can negotiate with the prosecution to reach an agreement. If there are legal issues that the judge needs to address, your attorney will file motions, and the judge will hold a motion hearing. If you can’t agree on a plea bargain with the prosecutor, your case will go to trial, and a jury or judge will decide if you are guilty. If you are found guilty, you will proceed to a sentencing for the judge to announce the punishment.

Attorney for Cases in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court

I represent clients for DUI/OVI and Vehicular Homicide / Vehicular Assault in the in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court. As you are gathering information about your charges and attorneys, you can get more information about me on my profile and the firm overview. You can also review some of my past case results and client reviews. Based on my expertise and personal service, my fees are relatively high. If you want to talk about how I can help with your case, please EMAIL ME or call me at 614-717-1177 to set up a free phone consultation.