Delaware County Municipal Court

We have a proven track record of success in handling over 15,000 criminal cases and are consistently awarded as one of Ohio’s top criminal defense firms. We are highly experienced Delaware County Municipal Court lawyers in Columbus, OH and all of central Ohio. Experience matters when dealing with criminal charges in Delaware County, which prosecutors and judges handle differently on a case-by-case basis. We know what to expect and what to do to get the best result possible.

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Delaware Municipal Court

70 N Union St.
Delaware, OH 43015

Experienced Delaware Municipal Court Attorneys

When you are looking for a criminal defense lawyer, you need someone who is not only well-versed in Delaware City and County Codes, but also in the inner-workings of the local court and its staff. Criminal defense lawyers at the Joslyn Law Firm have represented multiple clients with hearings at the Delaware Municipal Court. Our previous experience here allows us to prepare our clients and their cases for what is to come. We have positive working relationships with the Delaware Municipal Court personnel, which includes judges and prosecutors.

Our ultimate goals are the dismissal of your charges or reduction of penalties and protecting your rights. The members of our highly qualified defense team will keep you apprised of any changes or developments in your case, and we will be here to support you throughout the entire legal process. Our attorneys will explain your options and guide you in which steps are the best for your situation. No matter how insignificant you think your criminal charges may be, you need a professional legal team on your side to navigate the Delaware Municipal Court. The consequences you face can have a life-long impact. Now is not the time to risk representing yourself and not hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney.

To learn more about the Delaware Municipal Court and find answers to your most pressing questions, read on. Being informed about the workings of the court, the legal system, and your rights is the best way to proceed after facing criminal charges in addition to hiring your own legal counsel.

If you believe that someone you know was arrested in Delaware County, you can learn if they are held in custody at the Delaware County Jail and by searching the inmate listing. If you or a loved one has a case filed in Municipal Court, you can search for case information online. You can also get general information about the courthouse and its history, in addition to the court rules.

To discuss a specific case you are facing in Delaware Municipal Court, please contact the criminal defense lawyers at the Joslyn Law Firm right away.

Delaware Municipal Court Information Center

  1. Delaware Municipal Court Overview/Information
  2. Advantages and Disadvantages of Delaware Municipal Court
  3. Common Criminal Charges in Delaware, Ohio
  4. Potential Penalties for Criminal Charges in Delaware Municipal Court
  5. Diversion For Criminal Charges
  6. Criminal Case Court Process in Delaware Municipal Court
  7. Warrants for Criminal Charges in Delaware, Ohio
  8. OVI/DUI Charge Process in Delaware Municipal Cour
  9. Transferring a Criminal Case out of Delaware Municipal Court
  10. Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney For Cases in Delaware Municipal Court
  11. Q&A for Delaware Municipal Court Criminal Charges
  12. Delaware Municipal Court Personnel
  13. Delaware Court and Legal Resources
  14. Delaware Law Enforcement
  15. The Delaware Municipal Court Location and Contact Information

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Delaware Municipal Court Overview/Information

The Delaware Municipal Court oversees municipal ordinances, misdemeanor criminal and traffic matters, non-traffic misdemeanors, as well as some stages of felony offenses as per Ohio Statute. If your case is a misdemeanor or a criminal traffic misdemeanor, this court will handle all of your case proceedings, including a possible jury trial and conviction sentencing. Dozens of different types of criminal charges are processed at this court.

The Delaware Municipal Court also receives some criminal cases that begin in the Mayor’s Courts within the county. Appeals are one type of court proceeding that will be transferred to this court. Someone facing criminal charges in a County Mayor’s Court has the option to elect the case be transferred to this court for a jury trial or an evidentiary hearing. However, their criminal defense attorney will need to make this request after determining it is the best legal option for them.

Delaware Municipal Court Schedule

Knowing when your case might progress or when you will go before a judge is helpful in preparing your case and can reduce some of your stress. While some courts have set times that they see certain types of cases or conduct specific types of hearing, the Delaware Municipal Court does not. You can find out when your hearings are scheduled by checking the court docket and checking in with your attorney.

Consulting with a Delaware criminal defense attorney after your arrest is always a good idea. Court schedules are subject to change, and your attorney can help keep you up to date with the court dates/times in your trial.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Delaware Municipal Court

As with any type of court, there are pros and cons to having your case heard at the Delaware Municipal Court. Since it is not a Mayor’s Court, this court is generally more formal without pre-scheduled hearing times that are scheduled on certain days. This can make it more difficult to make your hearing fit into your work or other schedules. Being that it covers more area, the Delaware Municipal Court may not be as conveniently located to you as other courts in and around the county.

However, going through the Delaware Municipal Court can be advantageous for several reasons. Mayor’s Courts have frequently been accused of abuse and corruption. Some argue that mayors should not be overseeing criminal cases since they are not required to have any type of legal degree or experience. Defendants in these courts could risk excessive fines at the hands of mayors or their representatives who need the funds to benefit their own budget.

If your case begins in a Mayor’s Court and you have the option to move it to a Municipal Court, you should always discuss the pros and cons with your Delaware criminal defense attorney. Your attorney will help you determine the best course of action to increase the chances that your charges will be reduced or dropped.’

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Common Criminal Charges in Delaware, Ohio

There are a variety of different charges that the Delaware Municipal Court oversees. These include ordinance violations, traffic violations, and misdemeanor crimes. Some of the cases we handle include the following:

Traffic offenses – Many cases in Municipal Court stem from traffic violations. Some violations are citations that can result in fines, while others are misdemeanor charges that might mean fines, probation, or even time in jail. Some traffic cases include:

Operating a vehicle under the influence/Driving under the influence (OVI/DUI) – People who drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol can face serious criminal charges. Even a first conviction can cause you to lose your license, pay costly fines, or even spend time behind bars.

Petty theft – Theft crimes involve taking something that is not yours, and if the money or property is valued less than $1,000, the charge will be misdemeanor petty theft.

Assault and BatteryAssault and battery charges can stem from physical altercations, immediate threats of harm, or even contact that is offensive.

Domestic violence – When an assault and battery happens against a spouse or former spouse, intimate partner, child, or another household or family member, it becomes domestic violence, and the case can get more serious and complicated.

Resisting ArrestPeople who try to interfere with an arrest can face misdemeanor resisting charges. The charges can increase if an officer or a bystander suffers harm. 

Drug charges – There are different types of charges that are drug-related under Ohio law, and some of these are misdemeanors and can be heard in Municipal Court.

Violating a Protection Order– If an individual has been placed under a protection order, such as a restraining order or a civil protection order in Delaware County, violation of said order is a serious offense. 

Possession of a Controlled SubstanceWhether you are accused of possessing a few pills without a prescription or a Schedule I narcotic, possession convictions come with serious penalties.

Marijuana CrimesDespite progression regarding marijuana legalization in much of the country, possession of marijuana is still a misdemeanor offense in Ohio.

Drug Paraphernalia / Drug Abuse InstrumentsIn many cases, simply possessing something used for drugs is enough for an arrest and charges.

Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a MinorThis is an example of a sex crime that can be charged as a misdemeanor and might be heard in Municipal Court. However, you can still face jail time and lasting consequences.

Disorderly ConductDisorderly conduct can be charged for many different acts, including doing something that causes offense, alarm, or inconvenience to others. 

Criminal MischiefCriminal mischief can also be charged for various acts, including hacking and other computer crimes, or throwing a smoke bomb. 

Criminal TrespassThis type of charge might apply if you are accused of being on someone’s property without permission – whether you enter the property or remain after being asked to leave.

 At the Joslyn Law Firm, we have experience representing clients who have faced all types or even multiple charges at the same time. Whether it is a felony charge or a traffic infraction, we are here to help you receive the best outcome possible under the circumstances. We take each case seriously, keeping in mind how it can impact your life both now and in the future.

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Potential Penalties for Criminal Charges in Delaware Municipal Court

Naturally, many individuals who are charged with a crime are concerned with what type of sentence they may face. Though no one can predict exactly how your case will end, hiring a criminal defense attorney to represent you usually benefits your case and reduces the potential penalties you might otherwise face.

Your potential penalties are directly related to the type and severity of the crime you are being charged with. You might be eligible for specific docket programs that reduce your charges if you complete a specialized program. The classification of your crime will dictate the possible penalty as follows:

Classification: First-Degree Misdemeanor (M-1) – $1000 fine and up to six months in jail.

Classification: Second-Degree Misdemeanor (M-2) – $750 fine and up to 90 days in jail.

Classification: Third-Degree Misdemeanor (M-3) – $500 fine and up to 60 days in jail.

Classification: Fourth-Degree Misdemeanor (M-4) – $250 fine and up to 30 days in jail.

Classification: Minor Misdemeanor (MM) – $150 fine and no possible jail time.

It is important to note that there is a vast difference between a minor misdemeanor and a fourth-degree misdemeanor. The later can mean doing time in jail as a part of your penalty while the former does not. Some charges, such as those for an OVI can come with other specific consequences or loss of certain freedoms such as:

  • Driver’s license suspension
  • Mandatory restricted license plates
  • Mandatory driver intervention programs

Our defense lawyers can fight for a lesser sentence and penalties for our clients who are convicted or plead guilty.

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Diversion For Criminal Charges

While these penalties are severe with the potential to be far-reaching, our criminal defense attorneys might be able to help you enter a diversion program with the court. A diversion program is usually an option for both adult and juvenile first-time offenders who are being charged with non-violent crimes.  The goal of diversion programs like probation is to rehabilitate offenders, and participation is discretionary. These programs are voluntary, and you must meet certain criteria such as not being a danger to yourself or others and being willing to participate. Theft, minor drug, and underage alcohol offenses are generally eligible for the Delaware Municipal Court diversion program.

If you have been charged with any of several alcohol-related misdemeanor offenses or certain drug-related offenses that are minor misdemeanors or fourth-degree misdemeanors and you are willing to accept responsibility for your misconduct, you could qualify for the drug/alcohol diversion program. If you have been charged with certain theft-related misdemeanor offenses and you are willing to accept responsibility for your misconduct, you could be eligible for the diversion program for certain theft and unauthorized-use offenders.

Your attorney will present your request to participate in a diversion program to the Diversion Manager in the Delaware City Prosecutor’s Office. If accepted, you will be under court supervision.

Probation is one form of diversion and may be an option for you, along with counseling or classes. The diversion program can mandate the following:

Completing a diversion program can be of great benefit to you. It can prevent a conviction from being on your criminal record, which nearly anyone, including future employers, can see. When you have successfully completed your diversion program, the prosecutor will recommend that your charges be dropped. Your criminal defense attorney can work to ensure this happens smoothly.

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Criminal Case Court Process in Delaware Municipal Court

You’ve been charged with a crime, but what happens next? If you have been down this road before and even if you have not, the court process can be quite confusing and overwhelming. There are things that must happen in a particular order and specific deadlines that must be adhered to by the court, by you, and by your attorney. Understanding the court process prepares you for what to expect and can decrease some of your possible anxiety about your case.

When you hire an attorney from the Joslyn Law Firm, we are happy to take the time to explain the criminal court process in a way that you understand. Each case is unique with its own variables, making it wise for those charged with a crime to speak to an attorney about the specifics of their individual situation.


Criminal charges are initiated via a complaint by the prosecutor. If the prosecutor decides to file charges against you, they will detail your alleged crime in a formal complaint filed with the Delaware Municipal Court. If you committed a traffic offense or an OVI/DUI, your ticket is filed with the court and is the formal complaint.


Once the complaint is filed, the court has the responsibility to inform you of your charges. This is done at an arraignment hearing. Once you have heard the charges the prosecutor is filing against you, you will be given a chance to plead guilty, not guilty, or no contest. It is imperative that you hire an attorney and discuss how you should plead prior to this hearing, especially if you plan to plead guilty or no contest. This applies no matter what charges you face. If you do not have your own lawyer, one will be appointed to you at this time. Bail can be set at an arraignment hearing as well.

If you are being charged with an OVI/DUI, you will have an additional hearing before the arraignment hearing. This hearing is to determine your administrative license suspension.


If you enter a not guilty plea, your attorney and the prosecuting attorney will proceed to the discovery process where they swap information and evidence. At this point, it is our job to thoroughly review and become familiar with the evidence against you so that we can craft a successful defense strategy for your case. We learn as much as possible to understand your case from all angles, including that of the prosecutor, so that we can determine which defenses or pleas would be best for your charges.

Pre-Trial Hearing

Also, known as a preliminary hearing, this hearing is where the prosecutor will provide the judge with evidence to show why they strongly suspect you are the person who committed the crime. If the judge does not believe that there is a strong suspicion that you are the person who should be charged with the crime, your case will be dropped. At this point in time, your defense lawyer can negotiate a plea deal if it is appropriate. Through your plea deal, you may receive reduced charges, the option to enter into a diversion program, accept probation instead of jail time, and may have other alternative options presented to you.

Motion Hearing

Motion hearings can happen at various times throughout your criminal case. A motion is a formal request for the judge to issue an order on a legal matter. Typical motions deal with legal issues that the prosecution and your attorney do not agree on, such as if the police illegally obtained evidence in your case or if your 4th amendment rights were violated. If your case involves complex legal issues, it may be transferred from a lower court to the Delaware Municipal Court.

Jury Trial

Oftentimes, criminal charges are resolved before reaching the trial stage. However, your Joslyn Law Firm will recommend taking your case to trial if you are not offered a plea agreement that is reasonable for your charges and the circumstance.

Some lower court cases require a jury trial will come to the Delaware Municipal Court. During a jury trial, the prosecution and your criminal defense attorney will bring forth any relevant evidence in your case and call witnesses in front of a judge or a jury. The jury will review the evidence and determine what the verdict should be.

Sentencing Hearing

At the sentencing hearing, the judge will interpret the jury’s verdict in accordance with state law. Depending on the crime and the circumstances, your sentencing hearing may occur at the same time as a plea hearing or trial or be a completely separate hearing altogether.

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Warrants for Criminal Charges in Delaware, Ohio

If you receive a formal summons to appear in court on criminal charges, do not take the summons lightly. Make arrangements to be there or have your criminal defense attorney appear for you. If you do not show up or have your lawyer there on your behalf, the judge can issue a bench warrant to have you arrested. Rarely will a judge accept that you were not aware of the hearing date as an excuse for not being present.

A subsequent arrest will likely put you in jail until your arraignment hearing or until you can post the required bond. Anyone who has a warrant issued in their case will pay more in court costs and fees than those who did not have an arrest warrant.

It is important to note that not showing up in response to a summons is not the only time you could be issued a warrant. Failing to comply with post-conviction orders can also elicit an arrest warrant being issued. If, by chance, you believe there is a warrant for your arrest for any reason, the best course of action is to contact a criminal defense attorney. Your attorney might be able to arrange a scheduled arrest, making it more likely that your bail will be set lower and helping you avoid humiliating or surprise arrests.

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OVI/DUI Charge Process in Delaware Municipal Court

An OVI/DUI charge is a very serious, yet common charge in Delaware, OH. If a law enforcement officer suspects you are operating a vehicle while you are impaired, you could be pulled over, asked to do a roadside sobriety test or a breathalyzer test, and arrested. If you refuse a breathalyzer test or are under the legal drinking age, you could face even more severe charges. While this can happen any day of the year, it is more common during the holidays or during local special events.

After your arrest, the prosecutor may charge you with an OVI/DUI under Ohio state laws or the City of Delaware ordinances. If you have a clear criminal record for the past six years, your case may be tried in a lower court.

Typically, these charges come with an automatic license suspension, the potential for a jail sentence, fines, and other penalties. However, if you are facing an OVI/DUI charge, you should know that this is not the end of the world for you. There is the potential to escape some of the possible ramifications of these charges or have the charges reduced. Working with an experienced DUI lawyer from the Joslyn Law Firm can help decrease the severity of the consequences you face.

An attorney could use one or more of the following defenses and others if they apply in your case:

  • Your constitutional rights were violated during the traffic stop or when you were taken into custody
  • The arresting law enforcement officer ignored proper procedure during your field sobriety test, making the results questionable or invalid
  • Proper procedure was not adhered to when you were administered breath, blood, or urine tests for alcohol or drugs
  • Forensic lab technicians caused errors when processing your samples

We evaluate each case on an individual basis to ensure that we are providing you with the best possible defense strategy, no matter the charges you are facing.  Your Joslyn Law Firm attorney can also work towards getting limited driving privileges for you to allow you to go to school and work.

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Transferring a Criminal Case Out of Delaware Municipal Court

According to Court Rule 502, the Clerk of Court can transfer out-of-county criminal and traffic cases to the proper municipal court if the alleged offense happened in another county. The Clerk does not need a judicial order or a motion from the prosecutor to make the transfer.

If you are convicted and want to appeal your charges, you can do so in a higher court.

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Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney for Cases in Delaware Municipal Court

Being charged with a crime is serious business. The consequences and penalties you may face can impact nearly every area of the rest of your life, including your career, your finances, your relationships, your family, and your freedoms. Not hiring a skilled lawyer is a grave mistake. The outcome of your criminal charges depends heavily on whether or not you have a reliable and experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. You need an attorney who has experience representing clients in the Delaware Municipal Court, one who is familiar with their schedule, their staff, and the way that they operate.

Even if you feel you are guilty and are ready to plead that way, a defense lawyer has many opportunities to help make the situation better for you. An attorney from the Joslyn Law Firm can help you by:

  • Getting your charges reduced or dismissed
  • Preventing a conviction from going on your permanent record
  • Keep you from going to or staying in jail

Keep in mind that time is not on your side. For the best possible outcome, you will need to meet with an attorney as soon as possible after your arrest in Delaware. Waiting to seek legal help can make your situation worse and cost you more in the long run. We offer free initial consultations so that we can get to know you and your legal situation, and you can see how we can help.

We hope that you find the following information about Delaware County, the City of Delaware, local resources, and the Delaware Municipal Court helpful no matter what situation you may be facing.

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Q&A for Delaware Municipal Court Criminal Charges

General information about cases in the Delaware Municipal Court cases can be found below. For more specific information to your case, you will need to contact the court and a knowledgeable lawyer.

What are the Hours of Operation for the Delaware Municipal Court?

Public operating hours of the court and clerk of court’s office are each weekday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Those offices are closed on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, the afternoon of Little Brown Jug Day, Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, the afternoon of Christmas Eve, and Christmas.

Are Weapons Allowed in the Building?

Weapons are generally not allowed in the courthouse, other than those used by security officers and community control officers. Law enforcement officers who are in the building within the scope of their employment are allowed to carry their weapons as usual. However, if they are at the court outside the scope of their job, such as parties to court cases or as an off-duty observer, they are not allowed to have their weapons.

What is Considered to be Proper Conduct in the Courtroom?

Conducting yourself properly in the courtroom is important to everyone, especially if you are the one being charged with a crime. You should discuss any questions you have about courtroom conduct or what to expect with your attorney. In general:

  • Any cell phones, pagers, or other electronic devices should be in silent mode while in the courtroom
  • You should not consume food while court is in session
  • You should always wear appropriate and respectful clothing; anyone who does not can be physically removed from the courtroom

What Cases Does the Delaware Municipal Court See?

The Delaware Municipal Court oversees several different types of criminal and civil cases. These include felony cases beginning at their initial appearance/preliminary hearing, misdemeanor cases through their final determination, and traffic and parking violations. In 2018, 67 percent of the cases seen by this court were traffic-related.  In the same year, the court resolved over 27,000 cases, with nearly 1,000 of them being OVI cases, and 32 were jury trials.

The Delaware County Sheriff filed over 21 percent of the cases in 2018 while the Ohio State Highway Patrol filed over 56 percent during the same time period. The judges preside over civil, criminal, and traffic cases and conduct jury and non-jury trials. Judges from this court:

  • Conduct criminal arraignments and preliminary hearings on felony cases
  • Set bond on criminal charges
  • Issue search warrants
  • Impose a sentence when a defendant is found guilty of a traffic or criminal charge

How Do I Know When My Hearing is Scheduled?

Not knowing when your hearing was scheduled is not a valid excuse for not attending your scheduled hearing. The docket for your case can be found on the Delaware Municipal Court website, which your defense attorney also has access to. Additionally, notices about court hearings are provided by the court to attorneys and any unrepresented parties. Lawyers are responsible for letting the court know of dates when they will not be able to attend hearings due to other work commitments or vacations. In these situations and in others in which the hearing needs to be rescheduled, your attorney will file a motion for a continuance.

Does the Court Allow Continuances?

In some circumstances, your attorney or the prosecutor may need to file a continuance of a scheduled hearing. These requests should be filed with the court clerk as soon as possible and should list the reason for the request. The request can also be accompanied by alternative dates and times of when the party will be available for a hearing.

Should I Receive a Paper Traffic Ticket if the Law Enforcement Officer Files It Electronically?

Any defendant to whom a traffic ticket is issued must be provided with a paper copy of the ticket in accordance with Rule 3(E) of the Ohio Traffic Rules.  If you were not provided with a paper copy of your ticket, this might be a defense in your charges. You should contact a defense attorney as soon as possible.

Can I Waive My Right to a Speedy Trial?

The court must follow laws about the timing of each criminal case. However, you have the right to waive your right to a speedy trial. This frees up the court to have more flexibility in their scheduling decisions and can benefit your case as your attorney may have more time to prepare it. You should speak with your lawyer about waiving this right and how it could impact your cause. Unless you expressly waive your right to a speedy trial, you still have that right.

What is the OVI Docket?

In 2015, the Delaware Municipal Court created a specialized docket for certain offenders charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol or who were under the physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol (PCI). This docket is voluntary and serves to provide supervision and effective treatment for eligible offenders and to reduce the rates of recidivism in the same offenders. To be eligible, the offender:

  • Must not have any pending felonies
  • Must understand and appreciate the consequences of legal proceedings
  • Must have legal counsel
  • Must be receptive to treatment for alcohol/substance abuse/addiction
  • Must be able to receive appropriate treatment within the community
  • Must not pose a significant risk of harm to the staff of the court, treatment providers, or other persons working with the OVI Docket Team
  • Must have a diagnosis of substance use disorder as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM)– and its future revisions

What is the Delaware Mission Court?

The Delaware Municipal Court offers a specialized docket program known as the Delaware Mission Court for Veterans within the criminal justice system. They recognize that veterans may suffer from physical and emotional trauma, sometimes contributing to their involvement in the system.

The Delaware Mission Court is also voluntary and can increase the Veteran’s success rate by providing access to different programs and taking a collaborative approach. This division of the court is open on the second and fourth Fridays of each month at 3:30 p.m. at 70 North Union Street, Delaware Ohio, 43015. If you believe you might qualify for your case to be heard in this court, speak with your criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. To be eligible:

  • You must have misdemeanor charges pending in Delaware Municipal Court
  • You must be a veteran, defined as having previously served or currently serving in any branch of the United States Military
  • You must plead guilty or be found guilty and agree to be placed on supervised probation through the DMC
  • If the prosecutor decides to put you in a diversion program, you can plead guilty and must agree to be placed on supervised probation through the DMC
  • You must have a clinical diagnosis of substance dependence, mental illness, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, or a co-occurring disorder
  • You must not be a risk to court staff, family, or the community
  • You must be willing to go to treatment and agree to comply with the recommendations of his or her service providers based on the assessment reports

What Happens if Someone You Know is Arrested in Delaware?

If you know someone was arrested in Delaware, you can check the inmate list to see if they are in custody in the Delaware County Jail. You can also get additional information online about the jail and its visitor procedures and first court appearances for inmates. If no charges have been filed, it can be challenging to find out why they were detained without the help of a defense attorney. You can check to see if they have current charges issued in Municipal Court by checking online court records.

Do You Need to Pay Bail for a Loved One Who is in Custody?

Some people are released without the need to pay bail, while the police or a judge might set bail if the charge is more serious or they believe the defendant is a flight risk. If someone asks you to pay bail, always talk to a criminal defense lawyer, as they might be able to convince a judge to eliminate or at least reduce the bail before you pay. When it is time to post bail, you can do so at the jail or, sometimes, at the Municipal Court during a hearing.

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Delaware Municipal Court Personnel

Our attorneys at Joslyn Law Firm are well-acquainted with the staff at the Delaware Municipal Court as we converse with them frequently about our clients and their cases. The personnel from the court that might be involved in your case are:

Kyle Rohrer, Judge

Marianne T. Hemmeter, Judge

Kevin L. Pelanda, Magistrate

Cindy Dinovo, Clerk of Court

Steven Chase, Diversion Manager

Jennifer Stamolis, OVI Docket Coordinator

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Delaware Legal and Community Resources

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Delaware County Law Enforcement

The City of Delaware Police Department is the agency that protects the citizens of Delaware and enforces state laws and city and county ordinances. Their website is linked above and hosted on the City of Delaware page.



70 N. Union Street

Delaware, 43015

740-203-1111 (non-emergency)


>Delaware County Sheriff’s Office – The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for maintaining the Delaware County jail system, and they also conduct sales of seized property for Delaware County. The above links to their website.



Administration, Detective Division, Public Records

149 N. Sandusky St.

Delaware, Ohio 43015

(740) 833-2810


The >Ohio State Patrol provides and promotes traffic safety as well as public safety services and investigates criminal activities on state-owned or leased property throughout the entire state. Their website can be accessed with the above link.


Delaware Patrol Post

1500 Columbus Pike

Delaware, OH 43015

Phone: 740-548-6011

Fax: 740-363-4028


1970 West Broad Street

Columbus, Ohio 43223

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The Delaware Municipal Court Location and Contact Information

Delaware Municipal Court

70 North Union Street

Second Floor

Delaware, Ohio 43015


Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

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