Upper Arlington Mayor's Court

Criminal And DUI/OVI Cases In The Upper Arlington Mayor's Court

This page features information on the Upper Arlington Mayor’s Court. Before you go to a hearing in this court for a DUI / OVI or criminal offense, it is important to have as much information as possible about the court and your type of case. The information on this page will help you. It is also important to have as much information as possible about defense lawyers so you can be sure you are getting an attorney that is right for your case. Reading the information in this website will help you do that before hiring an attorney.

Contact Information for the Court

Address: 3600 Tremont Road, Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Phone: 614-583-5060
Website: Upper Arlington Mayor’s Court

What Cases Go To The Upper Arlington Mayor’s Court

The court is the judicial branch of the city, and it handles most of the misdemeanor violations that occur within the city of Upper Arlington. Some of the various types of cases the court handles include:

  • DUI / OVI
  • Vehicular Homicide / Vehicular Assault
Other Pertinent Information About The Court

The court holds session on Thursdays beginning at noon. The magistrates preside over the various hearings, including arraignments, pretrial hearings, motion hearings, trials, financial hearings, and probation revocation hearings.

Court Personnel

The court personnel includes the mayor (currently Frank Ciotola), the magistrates appointed by the mayor (including Steven Hayes, Michael Miller, and Michael Close), the prosecuting attorney (currently Jeanine Amid Hummer), and the Clerk of Court (currently Melissa Kohler). The Clerk of Court retains the court files for each case and collects of payments for fines and court costs. For tickets that do not require a court appearance, the ticket waiver is paid at the Clerk of Court office.

The Basic Court Process

When you first go to court, you will have an arraignment. The magistrate will explain the charges against you and the rights you have. You will then enter a plea of guilty, no contest, or not guilty. It’s important to remember the arraignment is not the trial; you will not be presenting evidence about the facts of the case, just entering a plea. If you plead guilty, the magistrate will impose a sentence, and the case will be done. If you plead not guilty, they will set up a date and time for a pretrial hearing. If your case is not finished at the pretrial hearing, you may have a motion hearing on legal issues and a trial to determine if your guilt was proven.

Transferring And Appealing Your Case

The Upper Arlington Mayor’s Court is not a court of record, so you have the right to transfer your case, if you want, to the Franklin County Municipal Court. For some situations, this makes sense. For other situations, it makes more sense to leave your case in the mayor’s court. If you keep your case in the mayor’s court and are not satisfied with the outcome, you can appeal to the Franklin County Municipal court. You should speak with your attorney about the pros and cons of transferring and/or appealing your case.

Representation In The Upper Arlington Mayor’s Court

My practice is limited to criminal defense and DUI / OVI defense. I have the knowledge, skills, and experience to help with these cases, and I have worked with many clients in the Upper Arlington Mayor’s Court. Before you choose any lawyer, you need to do your research. In this website, you can find out more about me, as well as my past cases and client reviews. You'll find that, due to my expertise, experience, and service, my fees are somewhat high. If you conclude your research and would like to set up a free phone consultation, EMAIL ME or call me at 614-717-1177.