Whitehall Mayor's Court

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

This page has some need-to-know information about the Whitehall Mayor’s 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 system and the offense they’ve been charged with long before they step foot into the courtroom, whether it is for a DUI / OVI or a Vehicular Homicide / Vehicular Assault. 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. You need a good attorney to help you, and it’s worth the effort to do the research before hiring an attorney.

Contact Information for the Court

Address: 360 South Yearling Road, Whitehall, OH 43213
Phone: 614-338-3109
Website: Whitehall Mayor’s Court

What Types of Cases Do They Hear in the Court?

At the Whitehall Mayor’s Court, they hear traffic violations and other types of misdemeanor criminal offenses that violate the ordinances of the city. Some of the types of cases heard at the court include:

  • DUI / OVI
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Vehicular Assault
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. I focus on DUI / OVI defense and Vehicular Homicide / Vehicular Assault defense, and I’ve worked with clients at the Whitehall Mayor’s Court before. I have the experience and knowledge needed to help with cases just like yours. You can find out more about me, my firm, my client feedback, and my past case results. Since I keep the number of cases I take on the low side, I can give your case the attention you need. Based on this level of service and my expertise, my fees are fairly high. If you would like to set up a free phone consultation, you can EMAIL ME or by call 614-717-1177.