Shawnee Hills Mayor's Court
Anyone who has to go to Shawnee Hills Mayor’s Court for a DUI / OVI or criminal offense should take the time to learn as much as possible about the court process and the types of penalties that may be imposed for your charges. By educating yourself about these issues, you can get a better grasp of what will happen with your case, and you can alleviate some of your stress. Another good way to eliminate some of that stress is to hire an attorney. Before you choose an attorney, make sure you put effort into vetting the lawyer and researching your case.How to Learn More about the Court
Address: Municipal Building, 9484 Dublin Rd., Shawnee Hills, OH 43065
Website: Shawnee Hills Mayor’s Court
The court will hear misdemeanor cases that take place in the village of Shawnee Hills, and those cases usually involve a violation of the village ordinances. The types of cases that go through the court can vary quite a bit, but some of the typical ones include:
- DUI / OVI
- Vehicular Homicide / Vehicular Assault
The mayor of Shawnee Hills, Patrick C. Monahan, appointed Lawrence G. Stephens, Jr. to be the magistrate. The magistrate is essentially the same as a judge in that the magistrate decides legal issues and determines what sentence to impose. Eric J. Burden represents the village as the prosecutor for the cases in this court. Hearings are held two times each month on every other Wednesday. To see a schedule of the upcoming court dates, please visit the court’s website.Case Process in the Shawnee Hills Mayor’s Court
In some cases, such as with minor traffic tickets, you can simply pay your fine if you feel that is the best option. You can drop off your payments at the above address. It is also possible to pay your fines online and over the phone (1-800-701-8560) with a debit card or credit card. The court charges a fee for this service. Keep in mind, however, that paying the ticket is a plea of guilty.
If you would rather plead not guilty, go to court for the arraignment (the first court appearance) on the date listed on your ticket or complaint. Pleading not guilty often leads to a plea agreement that improves the outcome of the case. The outcome is likely to be improved more with a skilled lawyer representing you.Transferring Your Case from Shawnee Hills Mayor’s Court
You have the right to transfer your case from the mayor’s court to a municipal court if you prefer. You also have the right to appeal the case (within ten days of the sentencing in the mayor’s court). In some cases, it might be in your best interest to do this, but it is always advisable to speak with an attorney first. If you transfer or appeal your case, it will go from the mayor’s court to the Delaware County Municipal Court.Get In Touch With An Attorney
We have plenty of experience in DUI / OVI defense, and we represent clients with cases in the Shawnee Hills Mayor’s Court. We keep the number of cases we take-on to a minimum so we can give you personal service. You can see this in our past case results and in the reviews from clients. Our fees are on the high end of the scale, but the initial phone consultation is free. To schedule your free phone consultation, call my office at 614-717-1177 or by EMAIL.