Whitehall Mayor's Court

Criminal Cases And DUI / OVI Cases In The Whitehall Mayor’s Court
The Dominy Law Firm is a firm of criminal defense attorneys, and we represent clients in the Whitehall Mayor’s Court for criminal offenses and DUI / OVI offenses, so we have some information for you about that court.  Reading through this page will help you learn the types of cases the court hears, when court is held, and more.

Anyone who is going to court should take the time to learn as much as possible about the court system.  You should also understand the offense you’ve been charged with long before you step foot into the courtroom.  This website has information on many different criminal and traffic offenses, so you may want to review that also.  Knowing what you are facing and what your options are will help relieve stress. Having someone who can help you in court will help as well, so you’ll also want to research lawyers to find a good one to help you with your case.

Contact Information for the Court
Address:  360 South Yearling Road, Whitehall, OH 43213
Phone:     614-338-3109
WebsiteWhitehall Mayor’s Court

What Types of Cases Do They Hear In This Court?
At the Whitehall Mayor’s Court, they hear misdemeanor traffic violations and misdemeanor criminal offenses.  The cases involve allegations of violating the laws of the city and also allegations of state law violations within the city.  Some of the types of cases heard at the court include:

•    Assault
•    Domestic Violence
•    DUI / OVI
•    Drug crimes
•    Shoplifting

Court Days and Times
Each Tuesday, the court is in session. The check-in begins at 7:50AM in the courtroom clerk’s office. Defense attorneys or defendants can talk with the prosecutors before the case goes to open court. The hearings adhere to the following schedule:

•    8:00AM – Traffic arraignments
•    8:30AM – Sentence reviews
•    9:00AM – Criminal arraignments
•    9:30AM – Pretrial hearings
•    10:00AM – Hispanic arraignments
•    10:30AM – Prisoner arraignments
•    11:00AM –Trials (only held on the second Tuesday of the month)

What Does the Clerk of Court Office Do?
The clerk’s office maintains the court files for each case and also handles payments for fines and court costs. If you have a traffic violation that does not require a court appearance, the clerk’s office is the place to pay the ticket.  You can contact that office by phone for questions Monday through Friday between 7:30AM and 4:45PM.  The clerk’s office can provide you with information about your case and court procedures.

Transferring Your Case

The Whitehall Mayor’s Court is not a court of record, and it cannot hold jury trials. If you feel your case would be better-off in a court of record and in front of a jury, it might be a good idea to transfer your case to the Franklin County Municipal Court. Of course, you should never make this decision without first contacting an attorney who can let you know if it is a good idea. You also have the right to appeal your case to the municipal court if you are convicted in the mayor’s court.

Finding Help for Your Case
Going to court, whether you’ve been there before or this is your first time, can be intimidating. You do not want to go through it on your own, so you’ll want to do some research on law firms.  The Dominy Law Firm focuses on criminal defense and DUI / OVI defense, and we have worked with clients with cases in the Whitehall Mayor’s Court.  We have been in practice since 1997, so we have probably handled a case like yours. You can find out more about our firm, our client feedback, and our past case results in this website. Since we keep the number of cases we accept on the low side, we can give your case the attention you need. Based on this level of service and my expertise, our fees are fairly high. If you would like to set up a free phone consultation to discuss representation, you can fill out a CONTACT FORM or call 614-717-1177.

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