Highly Experienced Licking County Municipal Court Attorneys
Facing Ohio criminal charges is a serious matter. If you have been summoned to the Licking County Municipal Court, you could be facing heavy fines, court costs, or even jail time. It is important to understand how things work in this court, and it is even more important to hire a defense attorney who has experience handling cases in the Licking County Municipal Court.
At the Joslyn Law Firm, our experienced Ohio criminal defense attorneys have handled many cases in the Licking County Municipal Court. They understand the case process. They have worked with the court staff, judges, and prosecutors. They know how to develop a comprehensive case strategy that will give you the best outcome possible for your particular circumstances.
The entire team at the Joslyn Law Firm is committed to giving you the best possible legal advice and customer service. Our paralegals support our attorneys to deliver superior legal advice. They also help keep you informed about your case progress. Our support staff helps facilitate phone calls, accurate billing practices, and smooth office operations to ensure you receive the best possible service. We work hard as a team to ensure that our clients have the best possible experience during a difficult time in their lives.
When someone is arrested in Licking County, you can conduct an inmate search to discover whether they are in custody at the Licking County jail. If you want to find information about a pending Municipal Court case, you can search for case information online, as well as learn more about the courthouse facilities. You can find information about court rules and FAQs online, as well.
The following Licking County Municipal Court Information Center will explain the Municipal Court and how criminal cases proceed through the criminal justice system. We hope this will answer some of your questions about the Municipal Court. Of course, we cannot answer all your questions here, and we cannot answer questions specific to your case. We hope you will (614) 444-1900 to schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys.
Licking County Municipal Court Information Center
- Licking County Municipal Court Overview and Information
- Common Criminal Charges in Ohio Municipal Courts
- Transferring a Case to the Municipal Court
- Potential Penalties for Criminal Charges in the Licking County Municipal Court
- Diversion For Criminal Charges
- Warrants in Licking County
- Criminal Case Court Process in the Licking County Municipal Court
- Q&A for Licking County Municipal Court Criminal Charges
- Licking County Municipal Court Personnel
- Licking County Legal and Mental Health Resources
- Licking County Law Enforcement
- Licking County Municipal Court Location and Contact Information
Licking County Municipal Court Overview and Information
The Ohio Revised Code creates Municipal Courts throughout the State of Ohio. They have jurisdiction over small civil cases where the amount in controversy does not exceed $15,000. These courts also have jurisdiction over certain misdemeanor and traffic offenses. Section 1901.20 of the Ohio Revised Code grants these courts jurisdiction over the following types of criminal and traffic matters:
- Misdemeanor offenses committed within its territory
- Violation of any municipal ordinances committed within its territory
- Civil action concerning a violation of a state traffic law or a municipal traffic ordinance (including violations recorded by a traffic law photo-monitoring devices)
- In felony cases, the Municipal Court may conduct preliminary hearings and other necessary hearings prior to the indictment of the defendant or prior to the court’s finding that there is probable and reasonable cause to hold or recognize the defendant to appear before a court of common pleas. The Municipal Court may discharge, recognize, or commit the defendant. The Municipal Court may not conduct trials of felony offenses.
- A judge of a municipal court does not have the authority to dismiss a criminal complaint, charge, information, or indictment solely at the request of the complaining witness and over the objection of the prosecuting attorney, village solicitor, city director of law, or other chief legal officer who is responsible for the prosecution of the case.
- A municipal court has jurisdiction over an appeal from a judgment or default judgment entered on parking infraction charges.
The Licking County Municipal Court hears cases in these categories when the offense occurs within Licking County boundaries.
Common Criminal Charges in Ohio Municipal Courts
So exactly what cases are commonly heard in the Municipal Court? Here are some of the most common offenses that are charged in the Municipal Courts of Ohio:
Assault and Battery – If you threaten someone, make offensive physical contact, or cause them harm, you can face assault and battery charges.
Violating a Protection Order – If you are placed under a protection order, such as a restraining order or a civil protection order in Licking County, violating that order is a serious offense and can result in a misdemeanor or a felony in some cases.
Domestic violence – When an assault and battery involves a spouse, former spouse, intimate partner, child, family or household member, it is considered to be domestic violence.
Operating a vehicle under the influence/Driving under the influence (OVI/DUI) – People suspected of driving a vehicle while intoxicated by drugs or alcohol can face OVI charges, as well as harsh penalties.
Petty theft – “Petty theft” refers to stealing money or property valued under $1,000. There is nothing “petty” about the possible consequences of a conviction, however.
Drug charges – Ohio’s drug laws allow prosecutors to issue charges for a wide variety of conduct involving many types of controlled substances.
Drug Paraphernalia / Drug Abuse Instruments – You can also face criminal charges for possessing drug paraphernalia – even if you are not in possession of drugs at the time.
Possession of a Controlled Substance – In some situations, possession of a controlled substance can be a misdemeanor, depending on the type and amount of drugs in question.
Marijuana Crimes – Ohio still punishes people for marijuana possession, and you might face misdemeanor charges and penalties, including fines for a conviction.
Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor – This is one type of sex crime that can be a misdemeanor and heard in Municipal Court. However, the consequences can still be harsh for a conviction.
Disorderly Conduct – Disorderly conduct refers to many types of conduct that can cause others to become inconvenienced, offended, or frightened. It is often a subjective decision on the part of an officer whether someone engaged in this type of conduct.
Criminal Mischief – Criminal mischief also can involve a variety of acts, including setting off smoke bombs, hacking into computers or networks, and more.
Criminal Trespass – A lesser charge than burglary, criminal trespass involves entering another person’s property without permission or staying when asked to leave.
Resisting Arrest – This charge applies when you try to interfere with an arrest (yours or another person’s) or cause harm to someone during the arrest process, including the officer.
Traffic offenses – Traffic violations can have many consequences, including the suspension of your driver’s license by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). These violations can be infractions, or they can be misdemeanor charges, and many traffic cases are heard in Municipal Court, such as:
- CDL Holder
- Driving with a Suspended License
- Hit and Run / Leaving the Scene
- Reckless Driving / Reckless Operation
- Texting While Driving
- Vehicular Assault
- Failure to control an animal
- Abandoning an animal
- Hunting animals within city limits
- Discharging weapons within city limits
- Keeping small farm animals in violation of regulations
- Building permit violations
- Disorderly conduct, riot, inciting to violence and inducing panic
- Disturbing a lawful meeting
- Misconduct at an emergency scene
- Making false alarms or reports
- Noise ordinance violations
- Drug cases involving paraphernalia, gifts or samples of drugs, counterfeit drugs, and other minor drug offenses
- Gambling, public gaming, cheating, and other gaming violations
- Operating charity raffles or bingo games in violation of existing regulations
- Abandoning refrigerators and airtight containers
- Illegal venting of heaters, burners, braziers and other heating devices
- Sidewalk obstructions
- Noxious and offensive odors
- Weeds and landscaping nuisances
- Illegal burials of human remains
- Impersonation of a peace officer and unauthorized display of law enforcement emblems on a motor vehicle
- Compounding a crime
- Failure to report a crime, injury, or knowledge of a death
- Failure to aid a law enforcement officer
- Obstructing official business or obstructing justice
- Resisting arrest
- Soliciting or receiving improper compensation
- Dereliction of duty
- Interfering with civil rights
- Assaulting a police dog, police horse or assistance dog
- Failure to answer a summons or subpoena
- False allegations of peace officer misconduct
- Sale of liquor to a minor
- Sale of liquor to an intoxicated person
- Consumption of liquor in a motor vehicle
- Open containers in public
- Violating hours of sale or consumption regulations
- Destruction of shrubs, trees or crops
- Desecration of government flags, monuments, historical markers, artwork and objects of remembrance or sacred devotion
Transferring a Case to the Municipal Court
The Mayor’s Courts of Ohio have jurisdiction over traffic offenses, municipal ordinance violations, and certain minor misdemeanor offenses. These are small, local courts that operate within individual villages and townships. They are designed to operate more efficiently than the Municipal Courts. Because they are local, they are often closer and more convenient to a defendant than the Municipal Court. They are also often to process a case more quickly than the larger, busier Municipal Court.
Mayor’s Courts do, however, have certain limitations. They are overseen by magistrates – not judges. Magistrates cannot conduct jury trials. If you wish to exercise your right to a jury trial, you will need to have your case transferred to the Municipal Court. Magistrates have other legal limits on their jurisdiction, as well. Not all misdemeanors trigger the right to a jury trial. Consult with your attorney about whether you have this right, and if so, whether it is beneficial to exercise that right in your particular circumstances. A common example of a misdemeanor that does trigger the right to a jury trial is drunk driving. You have the right to be tried by a jury of your peers for this offense. If you choose to plead guilty or have a bench trial (by a judge instead of a jury), this can be handled in the Mayor’s Court. If you wish to exercise your right to a jury trial, your DUI case must be transferred to the Municipal Court.
There are several Mayor’s Courts within Licking County, including:
- City of Pataskala Mayor’s Court
- Village of Johnstown Mayor’s Court
- Village of Granville Mayor’s Court
- City of New Albany Mayor’s Court (New Albany is partly located in Franklin County and partly within Licking County)
If you have been charged with an offense in one of these courts, it is important to consult with an experienced Ohio criminal defense attorney about the possibility of transferring your case to the Licking County Municipal Court. An attorney will be able to determine whether this is a possibility, and if so, whether it is in your best interest to do so.
Potential Penalties for Criminal Charges in the Licking County Municipal Court
You might think that a misdemeanor offense isn’t that big a deal. The fact is that misdemeanors carry consequences that can affect your life for years to come. Here are the possible sentences you can face for misdemeanor offenses in Ohio:
- Classification: First-Degree Misdemeanor (M-1)
- Length of Imprisonment: 6 months
- Maximum Fine: $1,000.00
- Classification: Second-Degree Misdemeanor (M-2)
- Length of Imprisonment: 90 days
- Maximum Fine: $750.00
- Classification: Third-Degree Misdemeanor (M-3)
- Length of Imprisonment: 60 days
- Maximum Fine: $500.00
- Classification: Fourth-Degree Misdemeanor (M-4)
- Length of Imprisonment: 30 days
- Maximum Fine: $250.00
- Classification: Minor Misdemeanor (MM)
- Length of Imprisonment: none
- Maximum Fine: $150.00
Along with jail time, fines, and court costs, you might also face other consequences. For example, a drunk driving conviction can result in the suspension of your driver’s license. Sexual offenses can result in sex offender registration (a consequence that many defendants find worse than jail time). You can be ordered to perform community service or attend a sobriety support group. The court could order anger management or substance abuse counseling. These consequences can vary greatly depending upon the specific circumstances of your case. A skilled defense attorney can make a significant difference in the terms of your sentence. This can save you time, money, and inconvenience for years to come. Let an experienced attorney ensure that your case is handled properly from the start.
Diversion for Criminal Charges
Don’t be discouraged if you learn that misdemeanor charges have been filed against you. There are options for resolving your case without having a conviction on your criminal record. One of the most important options to explore is a diversion program.
The Licking County Municipal Diversion Program involves an agreement between the defendant and the prosecutor. The defendant agrees to adhere to the terms, conditions, and requirements of the program. In exchange, the prosecutor agrees to dismiss the charges against the defendant once the program is complete. Program requirements could include community service or paying fines. It will likely contain some provision that is specific to your charges.
For example, you might need to work with Mothers Against Drunk Driving or attend anger management counseling. You will have to remain law-abiding for the length of the program. But once you have successfully met these requirements, you will be able to avoid a conviction. This can make it easier to apply for jobs, school, housing, and financial services in the future. Without a conviction, it can also be easier to seal the court record of the charges that were filed.
Diversion is not available in every case. Typically, a defendant will only be offered diversion if the charges are relatively minor. (For example, diversion is not available if the defendant has been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.) Diversion is not available for charges involving a violent offense. Diversion is also unavailable to defendants who have prior convictions. Some prosecutors will decline to offer diversion if the defendant has been arrested before – even if the arrest did not result in criminal charges or a conviction. A prosecutor has the choice to offer diversion or not. A judge cannot order the prosecutor to allow the defendant to complete a diversion program. This is why it is important to hire a defense attorney who knows how to work with prosecutors in negotiating your eligibility for diversion, and the terms of the diversion program.
For more information about diversion programs in the Licking County Municipal Court, you can read the court’s diversion program guide.
Warrants in Licking County
When police believe they have enough evidence to have probable cause that you committed a crime, they can request that a judge issues an arrest warrant. This warrant means that you can be arrested at any time, and officers might even show up to arrest you at home or work. You also might have a bench warrant issued if you fail to appear in court when summoned. This warrant can also lead to an unexpected arrest.
There are different options to resolve a warrant and avoid an arrest that can cause problems in your life, you should not wait to contact our legal defense team. We can inform you of your options and help you through this process.
Criminal Case Process in the Licking County Municipal Court
Following your arrest, which can be based on an arrest warrant or bench warrant, it is important to understand how your case will proceed through the Municipal Court. This will help you be better prepared for the process, which can help you feel less anxiety about the case. No two cases are exactly alike. Each case will vary a little bit in both case procedures and the legal questions involved. In general, however, this is how cases proceed through the Municipal Court:
(1)You are summoned to appear in the Municipal Court.
In some cases, like an OUI, the officer’s ticket will serve as your summons to appear in court. The ticket will clearly state the say and time of your initial court hearing. In other cases, the law enforcement officer must file his or her report with the prosecutor’s office before you are summoned to appear in court. In these cases, you will receive a summons in the mail. Do not ignore this summons. If you fail to appear in court as scheduled, a warrant can be issued for your arrest by the Sheriff.
In some cases, you will be arrested and processed at the police station. Some felonies require a suspect to be held in custody until he or she can appear before a judge. With less serious misdemeanors, however, the police usually have the discretion to release the defendant on his or her own recognizance. This means that the defendant promises to appear in court at the specified date and time.
(2) You have an initial hearing to be arraigned and determine your release conditions.
However you are summoned to court, there are two critical tasks that must occur at your initial hearing (or hearings). First, you have the right to formally hear the charges that have been filed against you. This is known as an arraignment. Second, you have the right to ask the judge to modify your release conditions. If, for example, a high bail has been set, your attorney will have the opportunity to make an argument to the judge about why a lower bail is appropriate. Sometimes prosecutors will ask the court to order a defendant to stay away from a particular person or location while the case is pending. But if the location happens to be on your way to work, this can be a problem for the defendant. Here, too, you can ask the court to modify the “stay away order” to allow you to get to work. These are just some of the most common examples. Release conditions are specific to every case, and it is important to hire a defense attorney who understands your particular needs.
(3) The attorneys exchange evidence.
The United States Constitution, Ohio state laws, rules of evidence, and local rules of court procedure all regulate the exchange of evidence in a criminal case. This is a highly-regulated process that ensures fairness on both sides. Neither side can be surprised at trial with evidence that has not been seen before. In addition, the Constitution provides defendants to confront the evidence against them in order to give them a fair opportunity to defend themselves against that evidence. Any violations of these laws, rules, and regulations can result in the evidence being deemed inadmissible at trial.
(4) The attorneys negotiate to determine if the case can be resolved by a diversion program or plea deal.
Another important goal of the discovery process is for each attorney to evaluate the strength of his or her own case and the strength of his or her opponent’s. This allows them to engage in realistic plea negotiations. If, for example, the prosecutor’s only witness has a previous conviction for lying under oath, the State’s case is not very strong. This gives the prosecutor an incentive to offer a more favorable plea deal. On the other hand, if the defense realizes that the State has strong evidence, the attorney might advise the defendant to take a plea deal (even if it is not as favorable as the defendant would like). Each side must honestly assess his or her chances of winning at trial.
Far more Ohio criminal cases are resolved by plea agreement than by trial. These defendants have their legal rights determined by negotiation – not by a jury. This is why it is so important to have the advice of an experienced Ohio criminal defense attorney during the process of plea negotiations. An experienced attorney will also be able to advocate for diversion programs whenever possible. This, too, can be a favorable result of plea negotiations.
(5) Pretrial matters must be resolved.
Some cases involve matters of law or procedure that must be resolved before the case can go to trial. If, for example, the police seized evidence without a warrant, your attorney might be able to have the evidence excluded from trial. Sometimes the attorneys are able to negotiate minor issues (such as the number of witnesses that will be needed at trial). More often, a judge must resolve matters of law. This is done by a hearing that occurs before your trial. After the hearing, the judge will issue a ruling, and that ruling will be applied to evidence at trial.
Only serious misdemeanor charges give you the right to have a trial by jury. Most misdemeanor charges in the Municipal Court will be subject to a “bench trial” (where the judge acts as the fact-finder instead of a jury performing that function). The Municipal Court can hold both bench trials and jury trials of misdemeanor offenses. If you are found not guilty, your case is over. If you are found guilty, your case will proceed to the sentencing phase.
In serious felony cases, a sentencing hearing is usually held several weeks after the conviction. This gives the attorneys time to find evidence and prepare arguments about the sentence that is appropriate. This is an important right because felony charges can have a sentencing range that varies by several years. In misdemeanor cases, however, sentencing hearings are often held right after the conviction occurs. This is because the sentencing range varies by only a few days. Your attorney will have the opportunity to advocate for a lesser sentence than the sentence the prosecutor asks for. The court will want to hear evidence about why the lesser sentence is appropriate and your risk to commit crimes in the future. After hearing arguments from both attorneys, the court will order your sentence.
In the case of a plea deal, your sentence might be determined by agreement and written into the written plea agreement. This is common in misdemeanor cases where the sentencing range is narrow. In other cases, the plea deal might specify the charges to which you will plead guilty, but not the sentence for those charges. In this case, the court will be called upon to order a sentence. Again, each attorney will have the chance to advocate for a sentence that he or she feels is appropriate.
Q&A for Licking County Municipal Court Criminal Charges
Is it possible to have a jury trial in Licking County Municipal Court?
Ohio Municipal Courts have the authority to conduct jury trials, but only for misdemeanor offenses. Felony cases must be tried in the applicable Court of Common Pleas. Mayor’s Courts do not have the legal authority to conduct any jury trials. For this reason, some misdemeanor cases must be transferred from the Mayor’s Court to the Municipal Court.
Where is the Municipal Court located?
The Licking County Municipal Court is located at 40 W. Main Street in downtown Newark. It is located just to the west of the Court of Common Pleas (which is set in the grassy quadrangle on Main Street between Second and Third Streets).
Do I really need an attorney to handle a Municipal Court case?
Yes! Misdemeanors carry the possibility of jail time and expensive fines. They can also result in a conviction on your criminal record that makes it difficult to get hired for a job, find a place to live, or even attend school. By investing in the cost of an attorney now, you will save yourself significant time, expense, and difficulty for years to come.
Can I appeal a Municipal Court decision?
Municipal Court decisions can be appealed to the appropriate District Court of Appeals. You must wait for the judge’s written decision to be issued, and the appeal must then be filed within the applicable deadline. Appeals are strictly governed by the Ohio Rules of Appellate Procedure. It is important to work with an experienced appellate attorney any time you want to challenge a Municipal Court judge’s ruling. Failure to abide by the Rules of Appellate Procedure can cause you to lose any right to future challenges.
Can I expunge or seal a Municipal Court criminal record?
Yes! The Ohio Revised Code allows defendants to apply to have their criminal records sealed. If the request is granted, the court file is stored separately from other criminal records, and it cannot be reported during a criminal background check. This process can greatly improve your access to employment, citizenship, housing, credit, and many other important services after a conviction.
You must wait a specified time after your conviction to apply to have your record sealed, and there are also specific legal grounds for granting an application to seal a criminal record. It is important to work with a defense attorney who is experienced in expungement matters. An attorney’s advice will greatly improve your chances of success when applying to seal your criminal record. This can save you time and money in the critical process of rebuilding your life.
How can I look up my criminal record from a Municipal Court criminal charge?
Case information is available here. Use the search function to find your case, then click on the hyperlink to view the case. Please note that only information available to the public is available online. Some information (such as the name of victims or juveniles) might be redacted from the public record.
Can I find information about my case in Licking County Municipal Court?
You can conduct a records search for your case information on the court’s website. If you cannot find the information you want, contact our legal team for assistance.
Where is someone in custody after an arrest in Licking County?
Most people arrested in Licking County are held at the County Jail, and you can conduct an inmate search. If you are having difficulty locating someone in custody, contact a criminal defense lawyer for help.
Can I find out why someone is in jail?
Sometimes, if the prosecutor has not filed charges, it can be difficult to find out why someone was arrested. You can search for case information here if charges have been filed.
Do I need to post bond to get someone out of jail in Licking County?
Some cases involve posting bond in order for someone to be released. You shouldn’t ever post bond without speaking with a criminal defense attorney, as lawyers can often request a bail hearing to argue that bail should be reduced or eliminated completely.
If you need to post bond, you can do so at the Licking County jail or sometimes, at the bail hearing or with the court. We can help direct you to the most convenient place.
Licking County Municipal Court Personnel
When appearing in court, it is important to know the staff, departments, and personnel with whom you will be interacting. Our experienced defense attorneys at the Joslyn Law Firm have appeared in the Municipal Court often. They have worked with prosecutors, judges, and court staff to resolve their clients’ cases as quickly and favorably as possible. Here are some of the court staff and departments you might encounter throughout the criminal case process:
- Judge Michael F. Higgins
- Judge David N. Stansbury
- Clerk Marcia J. Phelps
- Licking County Municipal Court Adult Probation Department
- Office of Licking County Prosecutor Bill Hays
Licking County Legal and Mental Health Resources
One of the main goals of the criminal case process is to convince the prosecutor and judge that you are not a risk to the community. You will be expected to show that you can hold a job, pay taxes, and abide by the law in the future. There are many ways to do this. In a drug case, for example, the defendant might be expected to show a plan for sobriety (such as substance abuse counseling and Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings). The defendant will be expected to prove that he or she has transportation to these appointments and can pay any treatment costs.
It can be a daunting task for any defendant to prove that he or she has a job, transportation, and the support of friends or family members. Luckily, there are many community resources available to help defendants meet their goals. Click the links below to learn more about the resources available throughout Licking County:
- Licking County Clerk of Court – Provides information about the Court of Common Pleas and helpful contact and case information.
- Court and court services in Licking County – Find information about civil and criminal court services and obtain case information.
- Licking County Prosecutor’s Office – Files criminal charges against individuals suspected of crimes and pursues convictions in the Court of Common Pleas.
- Licking County Law Library – Gives you access to legal resources and databases to conduct research on your own or with the help of a law librarian.
- Licking County Child Support Enforcement – Makes it easier to pay and receive child support and works to enforce support orders when nonpayment is an issue.
- Licking County Auditor – The chief fiscal officer for the County who assesses taxes and keeps financial records.
- Licking County Job and Family Services – Helps families in the area with employment, school, child care, and healthcare-related issues.
- Licking County Chamber of Commerce – Helping businesses and owners with economic development, networking, and more.
- About Licking County – Information about the history and current state of Licking County and its residents.
- Map of Licking County – Learn about the layout of Licking County and obtain directions.
- Crime Data for Newark, Ohio – Learn about crime rates and incidences in the seat of Licking County.
- Elected county officials – Get to know a range of elected officials who represent the residents of Licking County.
- Mental Health and Recovery for Licking and Knox Counties – Providing mental health services and substance abuse treatment in a variety of forms.
- Licking County Transit Board – Provides on-demand public transportation throughout Licking County.
- Licking County Veterans’ Service Commission – Providing temporary financial assistance, transportation, and help accessing benefits to Licking County veterans.
- Licking County Memorial Hospital Behavioral Health Services – Addresses issues such as mood and eating disorders, addiction, and psychiatric disorders.
- Mental Health America Licking County – Provides a variety of programs promoting mental health for children, teens, and adults.
- Integrated Services for Behavioral Health – Provides counseling, psychiatry, and other support services for people in Licking County.
Licking County Law Enforcement
City of Pataskala Division of Police: The Division enforces traffic laws, local ordinances, and state laws within Pataskala city limits. Follow the link above to learn more about the Division.
623 W. Broad Street
Pataskala, Ohio 43062
Non Emergency: (740) 927-5701
Facsimile: (740) 927-5704
Johnstown Police Department: The Department enforces traffic laws, local ordinances, and state laws within village limits. Follow the link above to learn more about the Department.
599 S. Main Street
Johnstown, Ohio 43031
Non Emergency: (740) 967-9911
Police Chief Don Corbin: (740) 967-0911
Village of Granville Police Department: The Department enforces traffic laws, local ordinances, and state laws within village limits. Follow the link above to learn more about the Department.
141 E. Broadway
Granville, Ohio 43023
General Inquiries, Compliments, Complaints, Observations, or Comments:
Non Emergency: (740) 587-1234
Johnstown Police Department: The Department enforces traffic laws, local ordinances, and state laws within village limits. Follow the link above to learn more about the Department.
623 W. Broad Street
Pataskala, Ohio 43062
Non Emergency: (740) 967-9911
Police Chief Don Corbin: (740) 967-0911
Newark Police Department: The Newark Police Department enforces traffic laws, local ordinances, and state laws within Newark city limits. Follow the link above to learn more about the Department.
39 S. Fourth Street
Monday: 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Non Emergency: (740) 670-7200
Chief Barry Connell: (740) 670-7214
Licking County Sheriff’s Department: The Sheriff’s Department investigates crimes and enforces the law throughout Licking County. It is the primary law enforcement service for unincorporated areas of Licking County that are not served by municipal police departments.
155 E. Main Street
Newark, Ohio 43055
Emergency: Call 911
Non-Emergency: (740) 670-5555 (Patrol Division – use this number if you need to file a report or have a deputy sheriff dispatched to your location)
Civil Records Division: (740) 670-5541
Information for inmates in the custody of the Sheriff’s Department can be found here.
The Licking County Municipal Court is Located In Newark Ohio
40 West Main Street, 3rd Floor
Newark, Ohio 43055