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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 Municipal 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 Municipal Court

Many people in Marion County find themselves facing criminal charges or traffic violations. Unfortunately, the criminal justice system in America does not favor defendants. As a result, too many people end up with unnecessarily harsh outcomes in criminal cases.

Thankfully, Joslyn Law Firm defends clients facing allegations in the Marion Municipal Court. If you are under investigation for committing a crime, our Marion County criminal defense attorneys can help you evaluate your charges and identify the strongest possible defense strategy.

Marion Municipal Court Lawyer, OH

If you have been charged with any kind of alleged criminal offense in Marion County, it’s highly recommended that you retain legal counsel immediately. The skilled criminal defense attorneys at Joslyn Law Firm have extensive experience working in the Marion Municipal Court. We can get your criminal charges reduced or dismissed.

Joslyn Law Firm serves clients in Marion City, Prospect Village, Caledonia Village, Green Camp Village, Waldo Village, Morral Village, LaRue Village, and New Bloomington Village. Call (614) 444-1900 to schedule your first consultation today.


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Areas Near Marion County, OH

Joslyn Law Firm represents clients in Marion County, OH, and nearby communities such as

  • Caledonia Village
  • Marion City
  • Prospect Village
  • Morral Village
  • Waldo Village
  • LaRue Village
  • New Bloomington
  • Waldo
  • Prospect
  • Morral

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Potential Penalties for Criminal Charges in the Marion Municipal Court

Penalties for committing a crime in Marion County, Ohio can result in steep fines and incarceration. Ohio state law provides specific sentencing ranges that are available for each offense:

  • 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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Types of Criminal Offenses in Marion Municipal Court

There are different types of cases that can be addressed in the Marion Municipal Court. These include civil and criminal. Criminal cases generally fall into distinctive categories:

  • Violent offenses (murder, assault, battery)
  • Drug offenses (possession, trafficking, paraphernalia)
  • Theft offenses (petty theft, burglary, grand theft, larceny, robbery)
  • White-collar offenses (embezzlement, fraud, forgery)
  • General disorderly conduct (trespassing, loitering, disturbing the peace, vandalism)
  • Vehicular offenses (reckless driving, first time DUI)
  • Municipal ordinance violations (noise, abandoning animals, false reporting, failure to control animals, gambling)
  • Traffic violations (running a red light, failure to control speed, failure to yield, illegal turns, drag racing, following too closely, driving on a suspended license, improper passing)

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Marion County Municipal Court Personnel

At Joslyn Law Firm, our experienced criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience working in the Marion Municipal Court and have worked with the staff on many different types of cases. Here are some of the people and departments that might be involved in your case:

Judge: Teresa Ballinger

Clerk: Amanda Fellows

Magistrate: Sheena Bateman-Carothers

Magistrate: Megan K. Frericks

Chief Bailiff: Bill Waterman


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Marion County Municipal Court Location and Hours

The Marion Municipal Court is located at 233 W. Center St., Marion, Ohio 43302. It can be found in the City Hall Building, 2nd Floor. Hours of operation include Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The court is closed on legal holidays.

For more information, please visit https://www.marionmunicipalcourt.org/


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Marion County Court Resources

Marion Municipal Court, OH – Teresa L. Ballinger serves as the judge and Amanda Fellows serves as the current clerk for the Marion Municipal Court.

Marion Municipal Court

233 W. Center Street

Marion, Ohio 43302

City Hall Building, 2nd Floor

Phone: (740) 387-2005

Marion County Courthouse – The Marion County Courthouse houses the Marion County Court of Common Pleas and its probate division.

Marion County Courthouse

100 N Main St

Marion, OH 43302

Phone: (740) 223-4270

Marion County Clerk of Courts – Jessica Wallace serves as the clerk of courts for the Marion County Clerk of Court’s office.

Marion County Clerk of Courts, Title Division

Marion County Building

222 West Center Street

Marion, Ohio 43302

Phone: (740) 223-4080

Marion County Common Pleas Court –  Follow the link provided to learn more about the Marion County Common Pleas Court. Judge Warren Edwards was elected in 2018.

Marion County Common Pleas Court

100 N. Main Street

Marion, OH 43302

Phone: (740)223-4210


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Marion County Law Enforcement Resources

Marion County Sheriff – Click the link to visit the official website for the Marion County Sheriff. The department’s hours of operations are from 8 am to 4 pm.

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. Click the link to request a record

Marion Ohio Police Department

233 West Center Street, Marion, Ohio 43302

Phone: (740) 387-2525


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Additional Resources

Ohio Laws – Visit the official website for the Ohio Revised Code to learn more about their laws regarding theft, robbery, arson, assault, gambling, and drug offenses. Access the site to learn more about their definitions for domestic violence, sexual violence, and the penalties for committing those crimes.

Marion County – Access the official website for Marion County, OH. You can conduct a property search, court records search, or deed search.


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Marion County Municipal Court Attorney, OH

If you have been charged with a crime, you don’t have to go through it alone. Joslyn Law Firm handles all types of cases in the Marion Municipal Court and can guide you through every step of your criminal case. Our criminal defense attorneys have worked with the judges and prosecutors. Allow us to negotiate a fair plea deal.

Joslyn Law Firm serves clients in Marion County, OH, and nearby counties including Crawford, Morrow, Delaware, Union, Hardin, and Wyandot. To schedule your first no-obligation consultation, call Joslyn Law Firm at (614) 444-1900 today.


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