DUI/DWI Defense Attorneys Upper Arlington, Ohio

B4DD attorneys and the legal network at BustedforDrunkDriving.com regularly represent clients in Mayor’s Courts in Central Ohio. If you’ve been charged with drunk driving or operating a vehicle impaired (OVI), formerly known as DUI, in the city of Upper Arlington, Ohio, our legal network can help you with your drunk driving case.

Upper Arlington, Ohio Mayor’s Court Information

The Mayor’s Court for Upper Arlington, Ohio, is located at 3600 Tremont Road, Upper Arlington, OH 43221. The current Clerk of Courts for Upper Arlington Mayor’s Court is Melissa Kohler, you may reach the Clerk of Courts at 614-583-5060.

It is the current standard practice of the City of Upper Arlington Mayor’s Court to hold hearings every Thursday at 12:00 noon. Trials and motion hearings are scheduled for 1 p.m., once the regular docket is over. The accused should make sure that they arrive early or at least on time.

The current Mayor of Upper Arlington is Frank Ciotola and he usually appoints a Magistrate to conduct the hearings for Upper Arlington Mayor’s Court. At present, the current Magistrates for Upper Arlington Mayor’s Court are Michael Close, Steven B. Hayes, and Michael Miller who are all lawyers. The prosecuting attorney for the city is Jeanine Hummer, Esq.

More in depth information about Upper Arlington Mayor’s Court may be found at the link below:


Upper Arlington 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 Upper Arlington can assign the following Maximum Penalties for offenses if you are convicted in their Mayor’s Court:

  • Misdemeanor First Degree      (M1) 180 Days $1000.00
  • Misdemeanor Second Degree (M2) 90 Days $750.00
  • Misdemeanor Third Degree    (M3) 60 Days $500.00
  • Misdemeanor Fourth Degree  (M4) 30 Days $250.00
  • Minor Misdemeanor                (MM) No Jail Time $150.00

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 Upper Arlington Mayor’s Court Clerk will usually re-schedule a case for a later date without assessing penalties.

However, any failure to appear for Upper Arlington 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 Upper Arlington, 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 Upper Arlington Mayor’s Court, there may be some disadvantages as well. B4DD lawyers 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 Upper Arlington, Ohio.

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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.

Call the legal team at B4DD for a free consultation:

in central Ohio call 614-478-8005; other areas call toll free 1-844-533-B4DD (2433).