New Albany Mayor's Court
If you need a criminal defense lawyer for a criminal charge or an OVI / DUI charge in the New Albany Mayor’s Court, the Dominy Law Firm can help. But before you get the help of a law firm, you may want to first educate yourself. You’ll probably want to know more about the court where your case is being held. After that, you’ll want to be informed about the details surrounding the charges and consequences your facing, as well as any defenses to those charges.
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 read through the details on this page and the court’s website. On other pages of this website, you will find information about many different charges, the penalties associated with those charges, and strategies used in court for those charges. After you educate yourself about the New Albany Mayor’s Court and your charges, you’ll want to research lawyers to help ensure you hire a good one to represent you.
To Find More Court Information
Address: New Albany Village Hall, 99 West Main Street, New Albany OH 43054
Website: New Albany Mayor’s Court
Misdemeanor Cases In New Albany, Ohio
The Mayor’s Court deals with misdemeanor cases in which defendants are accused of violating New Albany city ordinances. The court also hears violations of state laws which occur within the geographic boundaries of new Albany. The court only has jurisdiction over misdemeanors; no felonies. Some of the common cases in New Albany Mayor’s Court include:
• Domestic Violence
• DUI / OVI
• Drug crimes
• Underage Drinking
Case Processes at New Albany Mayor’s Court
The New Albany Mayor’s Court does not meet daily. Instead, it ordinarily meets one day per week. The schedule for court dates is listed on the court’s website.
If you have a case for which you are appearing in court, the complaint or ticket you received will tell you the date and time of the first court appearance. That first appearance is called an arraignment. When you go to court for the arraignment, you should check-in outside the courtroom and then have a seat in the courtroom until your case is called. When your case is called, you will enter a plea: Guilty, No Contest, or Not Guilty. If you plead Guilty or No Contest, you will be sentenced, and your case will be done. If you plead Not Guilty, your case will be scheduled for additional court appearances, so you will have the opportunity to hire a lawyer, review the evidence, and present a defense. Which plea to enter is an important decision.
Transferring Your Case Out of the Court
Another important decision is whether to keep your case in the New Albany Mayor’s Court or transfer it to the Franklin County Municipal Court. The court in New Albany is not a court ‘of record’, and you have the right to have your case held in a ‘court of record’, so you can transfer your case if you choose. You can also appeal the case to the Municipal Court after it is concluded. When you make important decisions about entering a plea and transferring a case, it would be beneficial to be represented by an attorney with expertise in these matters.
Getting Help With Your Case
The Dominy Law Firm has expertise in these matters. Our attorneys practice only criminal defense, and they have experience representing clients in the New Albany Mayor’s Court. As you investigate criminal defense lawyers, you can learn more about us in the pages of this website, including our firm history, our attorney profiles, our client reviews, and our case results. If you finish your research and would like to discuss representation for your case in New Albany, you can schedule a free consultation in two ways: complete a CONTACT FORM or call 614-717-1177. We can help, and we look forward to hearing from you.