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Marion Common Pleas 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 Marion Common Pleas Court lawyers in Columbus, OH and all of central Ohio. Experience matters when dealing with criminal charges in Marion 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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Marion Common Pleas Court

Marion County is located in Columbus, OH. According to the 2020 US Census, the area has a population of over 65,000 residents. The current county seat is Marion. If you were recently arrested for allegedly committing a criminal offense, we recommend you contact a Marian County criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

A skilled defense attorney can help you build a formidable defense if your case has been summoned to Marion Common Pleas Court. Allow Joslyn Law Firm to step in and provide quality assistance. Our legal team never strives for anything less than the most favorable result for every client.

Marion Common Pleas Court Attorney, Ohio

If you were arrested, your case might be heard in the Marion Common Pleas Court. Because your charges carry serious consequences, it is important to have a skilled criminal defense attorney representing you at every stage of criminal case proceedings. You deserve to have a knowledgeable attorney protecting your rights. Contact Joslyn Law Firm today. We know what to expect and what to do to get the best result possible.

To schedule your first consultation, contact Joslyn Law Firm today at (614) 444-1900. Joslyn Law Firm represents clients in Marion County, OH, and surrounding communities such as Morral Village, Prospect Village, Marion City, LaRue Village, Waldo Village, Galion, Worthington, and New Bloomington Village.


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Areas & Communities Near Marion County, OH

Joslyn Law Firm serves clients around Marion County, OH including Texans arrested in the following locations:

  • Crawford County
  • Morrow County
  • Delaware County
  • Union County
  • Hardin County
  • Wyandot County

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Common Criminal Offenses in Marion County, OH

The criminal divisions of the common pleas courts of Ohio have jurisdiction over felony and misdemeanor cases. The Marion Common Pleas Court has jurisdiction over criminal matters arising within Marion County boundaries. At Joslyn Law Firm, our Ohio criminal defense attorneys are dedicated to representing individuals facing criminal allegations in Marion County and throughout Central Ohio, including all of the following practice areas:

  • Marion County DUI
  • Violations of Probation
  • Drug Crimes
  • Marijuana Offenses
  • Violent Crimes
  • Domestic Violence Crimes
  • Weapons Charges
  • Theft Crimes
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Property Crimes
  • Criminal Record Sealing

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Potential Penalties for Criminal Charges in the Marion Common Pleas Court 

Penalties for committing an offense in Marion County, OH can range from steep fines to years spent behind prison bars. Depending on the specifics of the crime, an individual can face:

  • First-Degree Felony (F-1)
    • Length of Imprisonment: 3 to 11 years
    • Maximum Fine: $20,000
  • Second-Degree Felony (F-2)
    • Length of Imprisonment: 2 to 8 years
    • Maximum Fine: $15,000
  • Third-Degree Felony (F-3)
    • Length of Imprisonment: 9 to 60 months
    • Maximum Fine: $10,000
  • Fourth-Degree Felony (F-4)
    • Length of Imprisonment: 9 to 18 months
    • Maximum Fine: $5000
  • Fifth-Degree Felony (F-5)
    • Length of Imprisonment: 6 to 12 months
    • Maximum Fine: $2500
  • First-Degree Misdemeanor (M-1)
    • Length of Imprisonment: 6 months
    • Maximum Fine: $1,000.00
  • Second-Degree Misdemeanor (M-2)
    • Length of Imprisonment: 90 days
    • Maximum Fine: $750.00
  • Third-Degree Misdemeanor (M-3)
    • Length of Imprisonment: 60 days
    • Maximum Fine: $500.00
  • Fourth-Degree Misdemeanor (M-4)
    • Length of Imprisonment: 30 days
    • Maximum Fine: $250.00
  • Minor Misdemeanor (MM)
    • Length of Imprisonment: none
    • Maximum Fine: $150.00

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Marion Common Pleas Court Personnel

Our skilled criminal defense lawyers at Joslyn Law Firm appear in the Marion Common Pleas Court regularly, and frequently work with the court staff there. This allows us to handle your case more effectively and ensure smooth progress. Some personnel who may be involved in your case include:

  • Judge Warren T. Edwards
  • Judge Matthew P. Frericks

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Marion County Law Enforcement Resources

Marion County Sheriff – Matt Bayles serves as the current sheriff for Marion County, OH. Click the link to access the sheriff’s official website.

Marion County Sheriff

100 Executive Drive

Marion, OH 43302

Phone: (740) 382-8244

Marion Police Department – Jay McDonald is the current chief of police for the Marion Police Department. Follow the link provided to report a scam, view victim services, or join the police team.

Marion Ohio Police Department

233 West Center Street, Marion, Ohio 43302

Phone: (740) 387-2525


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Marion County Court Resources

Marion Municipal Court, OH – Follow the link provided to visit the official website for the Marion Municipal Court. Teresa L. Ballinger serves as the judge and Amanda Fellows serves as the current clerk.

Marion Municipal Court

233 W. Center Street

Marion, Ohio 43302

City Hall Building, 2nd Floor

Phone: (740) 387-2005

Marion County Courthouse – Follow the link provided to learn more about the Marion City courthouse.

Marion County Courthouse

100 N Main St

Marion, OH 43302

Phone: (740) 223-4270

Marion County Clerk of Courts – Access the official website for the Marion County Clerk of Courts and view important contact information.

Marion County Clerk of Courts, Title Division

Marion County Building

222 West Center Street

Marion, Ohio 43302

Phone: (740) 223-4080


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Additional Resources

Ohio Revised Code – Visit the official website for the Ohio Revised Code which lists penalties for crimes such as sex offenses, theft and fraud, homicide, and more offenses.

Ohio.gov – Access the official website for the State of Ohio to view resources for residents and citizens. You can view health and safety programs for elders, senior nutrition services, caregiver support, and tourism activities.


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Marion Common Pleas Court Lawyer, Ohio 

If you are facing criminal allegations in Marion County Court of Common Pleas, it’s important to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side. The attorneys at Joslyn Law Firm represent clients charged with multiple types of criminal offenses, from violent crimes to domestic violence. Allow us to protect your rights.

Joslyn Law Firm serves clients throughout the State of Ohio including Marion County, OH, and nearby cities such as La Rue, Prospect, Caledonia, Green Camp, Waldo, New Bloomington, and Morral. Call (614) 444-1900 to secure a free consultation today with Joslyn Law Firm.


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  • Brian Joslyn was named Best Lawyer in 2019 by Birdeye.
  • Columbus CEO magazine has yearly selections for the best attorneys in Columbus Ohio. Brian Joslyn has been identified as one of the most highly skilled attorneys across central Ohio.
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  • Preeminent Attorney Award. Peer rated for highest level of professional exellence.
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