New Albany Mayor's Court
On this page, you will find information regarding the New Albany Mayor’s Court. Before you are standing before the judge or magistrate, it is worth taking the time to learn about the charges, the penalties you face, the overall court process, and your best defenses. If you are going to court for a misdemeanor DUI/OVI or a vehicular homicide/vehicular assault, you will probably want the help of an experienced attorney to see you through the case. It is worth the effort to do thorough research before hiring an attorney to represent you in the Mayor’s Court.To Find More Court Information
Address: New Albany Village Hall, 99 West Main Street, New Albany OH 43054
Website: New Albany Mayor’s Court
This court rules on misdemeanor cases in which defendants are accused of violating New Albany city ordinances. The court will hear many different types of misdemeanors, including traffic offenses and criminal offenses. Some of the common cases in New Albany Mayor’s Court include:
- Vehicular Homicide
- Vehicular Assault
In some minor cases, you may not even have to appear in the court. If you have a payable violation, you can waive your right to appear and instead plead guilty. You can plead by signing the back of your ticket and then include the payment when you return the ticket. You have several different options of how you can return your ticket, including:
- Sending it through the mail
- Visiting the clerk’s office – the hours are between 8AM to 5PM Monday through Friday
- Paying online through the website
- Dropping off payment at the 24hr drop box located behind Village Hall near the flagpole.
If you are wondering whether your offense is payable or you need to appear in court, contact the clerk’s office to be certain.Case Processes at New Albany Mayor’s Court
If you have a case for which you do have to appear in court, the complaint or ticket you received will tell you when is the first court appearance. The New Albany Mayor’s Court does not meet daily. Instead, it ordinarily meets once per week for the magistrate to handle the cases. The schedule for court dates is listed on the court’s website.Transferring Your Case Out of the Court
In some cases, you may find that it is advantageous to transfer your case out of the New Albany Mayor’s Court and into the Franklin County Municipal Court. As you have the right to have your case in a ‘court of record’, you can transfer your case before it is finished, and you can appeal the case after it is concluded. If you transfer or appeal, your case would go to Franklin County Municipal Court. Transferring a case is a decision that would best be made with the advice of an experienced attorney.Getting Help With Your Case
Choosing the right attorney to help you with your case is important. Whenever you have to stand before a court, you want to have a good criminal defense attorney standing beside you. I have considerable experience representing clients in DUI/OVI cases and Vehicular Homicide & Assault, and I practice in the New Albany Mayor’s Court. You can check out my profile to learn more about me, and you can also see client reviews and results from past cases. My fees are fairly high, but the initial phone consultation is free. To talk about whether I’m the right attorney for you, please EMAIL ME or call me at 614-717-1177 to set up your free phone consultation.