The B4DD Legal Team
The legal team at B4DD represents clients throughout Ohio. Our legal expertise also extends to the various Mayor’s Courts in Ohio for clients charged with drunk driving, OVI, and DUI, as well as other criminal traffic law violations such as driving under suspended license (DUS), no operator’s license (No Ops), Hit Skip, leaving scene of an accident, and other such offenses.
Select a Mayors Court based on the city in the sidebar to the right
You are not required to have your case heard in a Mayor’s Court. Under Ohio law the accused has the option to transfer the case from Mayor’s Court to the larger Municipal Court for the particular County. Such transfer is at the option of the accused, as well as the Mayor’s Court itself.
Most people find the criminal defense process difficult when they have been charged with an offense of drunk driving, OVI, DUI, or other criminal traffic violation. If you have been arrested or cited for drunk driving in an Ohio Mayor’s Court, you need skilled, experienced, and aggressive legal help immediately – help available at B4DD through our network of lawyers and staff at Busted4DrunkDriving.com.
In Ohio, a municipality’s right to conduct legal proceedings in “Mayor’s Court” is created by statute. In Mayor’s Court, the person conducting the hearing, whether an actual Mayor, or a Magistrate who is appointed by the mayor, has the power to conduct hearings for vehicle traffic cases, such as drunk driving, OVI, DUI, operating a vehicle without a license (No Operator’s License – No Ops), operating a vehicle under a court ordered suspension (Driving Under Suspension – DUS), regular traffic tickets and other such vehicle traffic violations. While it is not required that the Mayor hold a law license in order to conduct these hearings, if a Magistrate is appointed that person must be a licensed attorney. Both a mayor and a magistrate must take 12 hours of initial training and six hours per year of continuing legal training in order to lawfully conduct Mayor’s Court hearings.
If you’re facing criminal charges for drunk driving, Operating a Vehicle Impaired (OVI), or what was once known as Driving Under the Influence (DUI), while operating a vehicle in one of Ohio’s various municipalities, it is likely that the police officer charging you will file your case in Mayor’s Court, rather than having your case heard in the larger County court.
B4DD provides the information set forth below so you may find resources and court links specific to each online Mayor’s Court, when such information is publicly available. Some municipalities encompass more than one county. In such case we present the counties in which the municipality is located alongside the Mayor’s Court. Each Mayor’s Court usually hears cases that happen within its municipal jurisdiction regardless of the county where the offense occurred (the county in which the actual Mayor’s Court may be found is underlined to lessen reader confusion).