Pataskala, Ohio Mayor’s Court Information
The Mayor’s Court for Pataskala, Ohio, is located at 621 West Broad Street Pataskala, Ohio, 43062. To speak to the current Clerk of Courts for Pataskala Mayor’s Court call Tonia McFerin, at 740-927-3361.
It is the current standard practice of Pataskala Mayor’s Court to hold hearings on every Thursday beginning at 2:00 p.m. The accused should make sure that they arrive early or at least on time.
More in depth information about the Pataskala Mayor’s Court may be found at the link below:
Pataskala Mayor’s Court is held before an appointed Magistrate, who is a licensed practicing attorney and appointed by the Mayor. The Magistrate has the power to render guilty, not guilty, or no contest verdicts and also assess penalties for any verdict of guilt. Such penalties are usually in the form of fines and/or jail time, or both.
The Mayor’s Court of Pataskala can assign the following maximum penalties for offenses if you are convicted in their Mayor’s Court:
- Minor Misdemeanor: $150.00 fine
- Misdemeanor of a 4th Degree: $250.00 fine and/or 30 days in jail
- Misdemeanor of a 3rd Degree: $500.00 fine and/or 60 days in jail
- Misdemeanor of a 2nd Degree: $750.00 fine and/or 90 days in jail
- Misdemeanor of a 1st Degree: $1,000.00 fine and/or 180 days in jail
If for some reason the accused is not able to attend a scheduled court hearing, the accused must contact the Clerk of Court and request a continuance of the case. So long as the request is for a good cause, the Mayor’s Court Clerk will usually re-schedule a case for a later date without assessing penalties.
However, any failure to appear for Pataskala’s Mayor’s Court on the appropriate date assigned by the Court may result in the issuance of an arrest warrant and a license block sent to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV).
The Mayor’s Court of Pataskala, Ohio, is not a court of record and the mayor or magistrate cannot conduct a jury trial. While it may be of some advantage to have your case heard in Pataskala Mayor’s Court, there may be some disadvantages as well. B4DD attorneys and the legal staff at BustedforDrunkDriving.com can advise you about whether you should keep your drunk driving case in the Mayor’s Court of Pataskala, Ohio.