Pickaway County Common Pleas Court
On this page, you will find information about the Pickaway County Common Pleas Court. The court hears felony cases, including cases involving DUI/OVI and vehicular homicide / vehicular assault. If you are going through the court process, it would be helpful to educate yourself and learn as much as possible. You’ll want to research the charges against you, the possible defenses, the possible consequences, and the court process. You’ll also want to research lawyers so you can make a wise decision about hiring an attorney.Contact Information for Pickaway County Common Pleas Court
Address: 207 South Court Street, Circleville, OH 43113
Website: Pickaway County Common Pleas Court
The court has a general division which hears criminal cases and civil cases, as well as a domestic relations division. The criminal division hears all types of felony cases, including:
- Aggravated Vehicular homicide
- Aggravated Vehicular assault
- Involuntary Manslaughter by vehicle
- Felony DUI / OVI
The first step in a felony case is generally the grand jury. During this phase, the grand jurors will determine whether there is probable cause to believe you committed a felony. If they conclude the answer is ‘yes’, they will issue and indictment which tells you what offense(s) you are charged with. After receiving the indictment, you will have to go to your arraignment. At the arraignment, you will enter a plea of guilty, not guilty, or no contest. If you plead not guilty, the next phase is the pretrial hearing. Sometimes, the case is concluded at the pretrial hearing. If the case is not concluded and motions were filed, you will then have a motion hearing for the judge to decide any disputed legal issues there might be.
The next phase is a trial. During the trial, the prosecution will present evidence against you and try to prove to the judge and/or jury that you are guilty. Your defense attorney can cross-examine the prosecutor’s witnesses and present evidence on your behalf. The jury then deliberates and issues a verdict of guilty or not guilty. If they do find you guilty of something, the judge will announce your sentence at a sentencing hearing.Attorney For Vehicular Offenses In The Pickaway County Common Pleas Court
I practice criminal defense, and in Pickaway County I handle cases involving DUI/OVI, and vehicular assault / vehicular homicide. If you are facing a felony vehicular offense, I am here to help. You can learn more about me on my profile, and you can also check out client testimonials and past case results. I limit the number of clients I accept so I can provide personal service for each client. Given my limited caseload and expertise with felony vehicular case, my fees are somewhat high. To schedule a free consultation, you can call me at 614-717-1177 or EMAIL ME.