Pickaway County Court of Common Pleas

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Pickaway County Court of Common Pleas

207 S Court St.
Circleville, OH 43113

Highly Experienced Pickaway County Common Pleas Court Attorneys

Our experienced criminal defense lawyers at the Joslyn Law Firm successfully represent clients in the Pickaway County Common Pleas Court on a regular basis. Our extensive experience in this court has allowed our attorneys to thoroughly understand the court rules and procedural requirements and of this court, as well as develop relationships with the court staff. This includes the office of Pickaway County Prosecutor Judy C. Wolford, as well as Judge Knece. These relationships improve our chances of success when arguing for the best possible outcome for each and every client we represent.

Our legal team never strives for anything less than the most favorable result for every client.  We challenge evidence and witnesses and even fight for a dismissal of all charges when appropriate. Our dedicated support staff helps keep clients informed about their case status. They also help ensure that our attorneys are prepared to deliver the best possible result for every case we handle. Our entire legal team is dedicated to giving our clients the best possible legal representation.  

The general division of the Pickaway County Common Pleas Court handles felony cases. These are serious charges that can carry serious penalties. Do not risk unnecessary penalties or jeopardize your constitutional rights by appearing in this court without legal counsel. We believe you should fully understand the law and potential consequences before appearing in court on any criminal charges.

There is information available online about the Pickaway County Court of Common Pleas, including how to obtain case information, learn about the courthouse itself, conduct an inmate search or get general information about the jail, and more. You can find more specific contact phone numbers for court departments and staff here, and the court usually operates from 8 AM to 4 PM.

The following Pickaway County Common Pleas Court Information Center explains court proceedings, cases handled in the Court, potential consequences of a felony conviction, and other crucial information. If you have questions that are not answered here, please call our office at (614) 444-1900 to schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced Pickaway County criminal defense attorneys.

Pickaway County Common Pleas Court Information Center

  1. Pickaway County Common Pleas Court Overview and General Information
  2. Common Criminal Charges in Pickaway County, Ohio
  3. Potential Penalties for Criminal Charges in Pickaway County Common Pleas Court
  4. Diversion For Criminal Charges
  5. Criminal Case Court Process in Pickaway County Common Pleas Court
  6. Warrants for Criminal Charges in Pickaway County, Ohio
  7. Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney For Cases in Pickaway County Common Pleas Court
  8. Q&A for Pickaway County Court Criminal Charges
  9. Pickaway County Common Pleas Court Personnel
  10. County and Mental Health Resources in Pickaway County
  11. Pickaway County Law Enforcement

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Pickaway County Common Pleas Court Overview and General Information

Courts of Common Pleas are trial courts with general jurisdiction over specified criminal, civil, probate, juvenile, and domestic relations matters. These courts are the only trial courts created by the Ohio Constitution. Their criminal divisions have jurisdiction over all felony cases. Misdemeanor cases arising in Pickaway County are heard in the Circleville Municipal Court. (The Municipal Court can also hear city ordinance violations and certain stages of felony criminal cases, though it cannot conduct trials of felony offenses.)

Because the charges in the Common Pleas Court are felonies, they carry serious consequences. Those convicted face lengthy prison sentences and heavy fines. They can also be sentenced to community service, substance abuse treatment, sex offender registration, and other serious consequences. A felony conviction will also appear on your criminal record. This can drastically limit your housing, employment, and education opportunities. It can even limit your access to financial services. Because defendants in the Common Pleas Court face such serious consequences, it is absolutely vital that they have an experienced criminal defense attorney fighting to protect their legal rights at every step of the criminal case process.

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Common Criminal Charges in Pickaway County, Ohio

The Court of Common Pleas has general jurisdiction over felony matters. This means that felony cases can be both filed and tried in the Common Pleas Court. Our legal team regularly defends agaisnt the following types of charges.

Drug charges – There are many different controlled substances that are illegal to possess or sell in Ohio. Authorities take drug charges very seriously, whether they involve possession, manufacture, possession with intent to distribute, or other offenses. The penalties for felony drug charges can be harsh, and they will depend on the type and amount of drugs, whether you were near a school or selling to minors, and other factors.

Weapons and gun charges – You might assume that gun charges are not that common in Ohio due to the state’s generally relaxed firearm laws. The law, however, also prohibits certain people from possessing a firearm, such as convicted felons, individuals with mental illness, people subject to protective orders, and more. If you possess a gun when you are not allowed or carry a gun where it is not permitted, you can face criminal charges. It is also a serious offense to possess a firearm when you commit another crime.

Theft and fraud offenses – Theft crimes generally involve taking something that is not yours. Stealing, shoplifting, car theft, and other acts are all considered to be theft crimes. In addition, theft can involve using fraudulent schemes to wrongfully take money or property from someone else. The more money that is involved, the more serious the charges and penalties will be.

Financial crimes – White collar crimes are driven by wrongful financial gain from another person or a company. Some charges might include embezzlement, bank fraud, investment fraud, healthcare fraud, and other schemes. These offenses do not threaten or cause physical harm to others, but schemes often involve large financial losses to others. The higher the value, the harsher the penalties might be.

Property crimes – Many offenses involve trespassing onto property and/or destruction to property. These can include burglary, criminal trespass, vandalism, and arson. The penalties for property offenses can be harsh if there are aggravating factors, such as the property was occupied. Robbery is perhaps the most serious property crime, as it also involves violence or the threat of violence against others.

Sex crimes – If you are accused of a sex crime, you risk consequences that can impact your job and relationships for years to come. Sex crimes come in many forms, including indecent exposure, child pornography, statutory rape, and sexual assault. Convictions not only often come with prison sentences, but also sex offender registry, which can impact the rest of your life.

Here are some additional felony charges that might be filed in this Court:

  • Aggravated murder and murder
  • Manslaughter
  • kidnapping/abduction
  • Rape
  • Illegally creating explosives
  • Fleeing or eluding law enforcement
  • Drug offenses (possession, sale, paraphernalia)
  • Sexual conduct with a minor
  • Grand theft auto
  • Grand larceny
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Breaking and entering
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Tampering with evidence
  • Forgery
  • Firearms and weapons violations

There are many other criminal offenses specified in the Ohio Revised Code. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys are qualified to handle all different types of felony cases arising under Ohio Law in Pickaway County.

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Potential Penalties for Criminal Charges in Pickaway County Common Pleas Court

The potential penalties you face for a felony conviction will depend on many factors. The Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission notes that there are several overriding purposes of criminal sentencing: to protect the public from future crime by the offender and others, to punish the offender, and to promote the effective rehabilitation of the offender while using the minimum sanctions that the court determines accomplish those purposes without imposing an unnecessary burden on state or local government resources. These goals must be assessed with each defendant on a case-by-case basis. Judges are, however, constrained by the certain time limits for incarceration.

For aggravated murder, murder, human trafficking, and certain sex offenses and crimes with sexual motivation, a conviction could mean life in prison.

For First-Degree Felony (F-1) convictions, you could face 3 to 11 years (can be enhanced by 1 to 10 years if the defendant is a repeat violent offender) and $20,000 in fines.

For Second-Degree Felony (F-2) convictions, you could face 2 to 8 years (can be enhanced by 1 to 10 years if the defendant is a repeat violent offender) and $15,000 in fines.

For Third-Degree Felony (F-3) convictions, you could face 9 to 60 months (can be enhanced by 1 to 10 years for repeat violent offenders) and $10,000 in fines.

For Fourth-Degree Felony (F-4) convictions, you could face 9 to 18 months (no enhancements for repeat violent offender) and $5,000 in fines.

For Fifth-Degree Felony (F-5) convictions, you could face 6 to 12 months (no enhancements for repeat violent offender) and $2,500 in fines.

In addition to the fines and prison terms described above, a period of post-release control is required for most felonies. The only exceptions are fourth- or fifth-degree felonies that are NOT sex offenses. In these cases, the judge can still order post-release control, but it is not mandatory. Other administrative consequences can also apply to a felony conviction. For example, an involuntary manslaughter conviction arising from drunk driving will cause the defendant to lose his or her license.

As you can see, there are many consequences to a felony conviction. There is also a wide range of sentencing available for a single offense. A year in prison is much different than five or ten. It is important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who knows how to make effective legal arguments at the time of sentencing.

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Diversion for Criminal Charges

Prison is not the only option for individuals facing a felony conviction in the Court of Common Pleas. In some cases, a defendant may be eligible to participate in a diversion program to keep a conviction of his or her record. The defendant agrees to a period of supervision with certain conditions, similar to probation. (Conditions might include drug testing, fines, community service, and other similar agreements.) The prosecutor agrees to dismiss the charges against the defendant at the end of this period if all terms have been met successfully.

Diversion is usually only available to first-time offenders facing non-violent charges. Because of this, many felony charges disqualify a defendant from diversion entirely. But low-level, white collar crimes might still be eligible for a diversion program. It is important to work with an attorney who knows when diversion is available and how to successfully negotiate with a prosecutor to allow a defendant’s participation.

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Criminal Case Process in Pickaway County Common Pleas Court

The criminal case process can be overwhelming for anyone – even attorneys! By understanding what will happen, you can be better prepared to face the charges against you. Here is a brief overview of the case process: 

Complaint: A prosecutor can either file charges in the Common Pleas Court (“direct filing”) or ask a grand jury to issue an indictment against you. For serious cases, prosecutors usually take the charges to a grand jury in order to avoid preliminary challenges to the evidence against the defendant. Whereas a misdemeanor usually results in a summons to appear in court, felony charges (whether by direct file or grand jury indictment) almost always come with an arrest warrant. This means that the defendant will be arrested and held in the local jail until he or she can appear before a judge. 

Arraignment: You have the constitutional right to be made aware of the charges against you. This is done at an arraignment, which must be held within a timely manner of your arrest. The court will ask if you wish to plead guilty or not guilty. You should always consult with an experienced Pickaway County criminal defense attorney before pleading guilty to a crime. Pleading guilty is an admission of guilt. The prosecutor no longer has to prove his or her case – rather, the case will proceed to the sentencing phase without a trial. You will also miss the opportunity to negotiate a plea agreement for a more favorable resolution to your case. You should always consult with a criminal defense attorney, and only plead guilty if and when your own attorney advises you to do so.

Discovery: Once you have been arraigned, both the prosecutor and defense attorney begin exchanging evidence in an orderly process of discovery. This process is governed by rules of evidence and local rules of procedure. It is necessary to protect your constitutional right to confront the evidence against you, and also the right to present witnesses and evidence in your own defense. These witnesses and evidence must be disclosed to the prosecutor before you can present them at trial.

Pretrial hearing: The discovery phase can last weeks – sometimes months. During this time, the court will schedule pretrial hearings to check on the status of your case. If there are evidentiary disputes, the court can schedule a motion hearing. The court will also check in on the progress of plea negotiations. If the parties are able to successfully negotiate a plea agreement, the court can schedule a hearing to accept the plea (and, in some cases, complete sentencing at the same time).

Motion hearing: In some cases, we must file motions to suppress evidence or disqualify witnesses. These motions help protect your rights under the United States Constitution, the Ohio Constitution, the Rules of Evidence, and local rules of procedure. In some cases, it might even be appropriate to file a motion to dismiss the charges against you altogether. Your attorney will consult with you to decide whether motions are appropriate or necessary.

Trial: Many cases are resolved during the pretrial process. If, however, the prosecutor will not agree to a fair plea deal, it might be necessary to take your case to trial. Your attorney will carefully inform you of the risks and benefits of going to trial before you must make the decision.

Almost all felony charges entitle you to be tried by a jury of your peers. Unless you waive this right, your attorney will have the opportunity to make selections and objections from a panel of prospective jurors. Once a proper jury has been empaneled, both attorneys will make opening statements about the case. The prosecution will then present its witnesses (with your defense attorney being allowed to cross-examine each witness. Once the prosecution rests, the defense presents its witnesses (with the prosecutor being allowed to cross-examine each witness). Each attorney will then be allowed to make closing statements before the judge gives the jurors their instructions and sends them to deliberate. If the jury acquits you, the case is over. If the jury convicts you, the case will proceed to a sentencing hearing.

Sentencing hearing:  A sentencing hearing occurs after you have either pled guilty or been found guilty by a jury. At this hearing, both the prosecutor and your defense attorney will have the opportunity to argue for the sentence you should receive. (Obviously, your attorney should argue for a lighter sentence than the prosecutor wants.) Some plea agreements stipulate to a specific prison term. In this case, the plea hearing will usually cover both the acceptance of your guilty plea and sentencing. So long as the court finds that you have voluntarily pled guilty and the sentence is appropriate, the court will sentence you to the stipulated term. In most felony cases, however, there is a dispute about what sentence is appropriate. As we have seen, there is a wide range of sentences available for most felony offenses. In these cases, the sentencing hearing is held several weeks after a trial conviction in order to allow each attorney time to prepare their evidence and arguments. The court will hear these arguments at the sentencing hearing and issue an order for the sentence it finds to be appropriate.

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Warrants for Criminal Charges in Pickaway County, Ohio

Most serious felony charges will result in an arrest warrant being issued. Some lesser charges might result in a summons. If you do receive a summons, it is crucial that either you or your attorney appears in court on the specified date and time. Failure to do so can result in the judge issuing a warrant for your arrest (a “bench warrant”). This warrant can be executed at any time. A simple traffic stop could result in an arrest, and you could go to jail and need someone to bail you out. The warrant will not be quashed until you appear in court. 

The Common Pleas Court can also issue a warrant for your arrest if you are on probation or parole. These community supervision programs come with strict requirements. Participants generally cannot consume drugs or alcohol. They might be required to work or attend counseling sessions. They could be required to have clean drug test results. Failure to meet with any of these conditions can result in an arrest warrant. This, too, is a matter that needs to be addressed with the court. 

If you believe you have a warrant for missing a court date or failing to comply with post-conviction orders, you should contact our office immediately. Our experienced Court of Common Pleas defense lawyers know how to best handle bench warrants. It is important not to ignore outstanding warrants. The sooner you take care of them, the less hassle and expense they will cause you.

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Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney For Cases in Pickaway County Common Pleas Court

As we have seen, there can be significant differences in the penalties one faces for a felony conviction. An experienced attorney can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. Your prison term, probation term, fines, and other important sentencing terms can be affected by the work an attorney does on your case. These terms can dramatically affect the rest of your life. Your attorney’s arguments at sentencing can determine your life for years to come.

The outcome of the majority of criminal cases is determined by a plea agreement. In this frequent scenario, your attorney can make a dramatic difference in determining the plea agreement that is offered to you. Defense attorneys constantly work with prosecutors to negotiate a fair resolution of criminal cases. They present mitigating evidence (such as documentation of mental illness) in order to secure a fair plea deal. It is difficult for defendants to negotiate a fair plea deal on their own behalf because they are not familiar with prosecutors. At Joslyn Law Firm, we are familiar with the prosecutor’s office. We know what mitigating evidence and arguments are persuasive. We advocate fiercely to secure fair plea bargains for our clients.

It is also important to hire an attorney so that your constitutional rights are protected. The Constitution enacts very specific requirements for criminal prosecutions in the United States. The Fourth Amendment evidence that was illegally seized, or found in the course of an unlawful search. The Fifth Amendment prohibits self-incrimination. Not only does this prevent a defendant from being forced to testify at trial, but it also prohibits prosecutors from using confessions that were not made voluntarily.

The Sixth Amendment grants defendants the right to confront all evidence against them, and if the prosecutor does disclose all evidence and witnesses, they cannot be used at trial. The Sixth Amendment also grants a defendant the right to counsel so that he or she can enforce these rights.

The Seventh Amendment protects the right to a jury trial, and the Eighth Amendment prohibits cruel and unusual punishment (as well as excessive fines or bail). All of these rights are critical protections for criminal defendants. It is not, however, a prosecutor’s job to advocate for a defendant’s rights. When these rights are impaired, it is the defense attorney’s job to bring the matter to the court.

Time is of the essence in hiring a defense attorney. The longer you are unrepresented, the longer your constitutional rights are left unprotected. There are also critical steps that occur in the early phases of a criminal case. Your release conditions (including bail, GPS monitoring, drug testing, and other invasive requirements) will be determined. Evidence is still being gathered. Your attorney will need to review evidence before it is lost and speak with witnesses while their recollections are fresh. The sooner you hire an attorney, the more options he or she will have for fairly resolving your case. Your legal rights will also be better protected with an experienced defense attorney fighting for you.

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Q&A for Pickaway County Common Pleas Court Criminal Charges

You will likely have many questions before appearing in the Pickaway County Common Pleas Court. The following are brief answers to some of the most frequent questions we are asked about this Court. If you have further questions, please contact our office to schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys. It is important to get advice that is specific to your circumstances. Every case is different, and the legal advice we give cannot be the same for all charges.

What is the Pickaway County Common Pleas Court?

Courts of Common Pleas are the only trial courts created by the Ohio Constitution. They are courts of general jurisdiction, meaning they can conduct trials on a wide variety of legal matters. This is why the Common Pleas Courts are divided into four divisions: general, domestic relations, juvenile, and probate. The general division has original jurisdiction in all felony cases. This is why almost all felony charges in Pickaway County are filed in the Court of Common Pleas. Misdemeanor offenses and traffic violations are heard in the Circleville Municipal Court.

What are the possible consequences if an alleged offender is convicted?

As we have seen, the penalties for a felony conviction can be serious. Prison term, costly fines, sex offender registration, and revocation of your driver’s license are just some of the potential consequences of a felony conviction. With an experienced criminal defense attorney, you will be better prepared to fight the charges at trial, negotiate a fair plea deal, or argue for leniency in sentencing. Don’t face these serious consequences on your own. Get advice from an experienced Pickaway County criminal defense attorney before appearing in court.

Where is the Common Pleas Court located?

The Pickaway County Common Pleas Court is located at:

207 S. Court Street

Circleville, Ohio 43113 

The court’s usual hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Can I appeal a Common Pleas Court decision?

There are appellate procedures that allow defendants to appeal from decisions of the Court of Common Pleas. Usually, defendants must wait until the end of a trial to appeal a conviction on the grounds of evidence, improper conduct, or other legal grounds. In certain cases, a defendant may be able to appeal a preliminary matter (such as the amount of his or her bail). These interlocutory appeals are taken while the criminal case is still pending. It is important to work with an experienced appellate attorney when considering any type of appeal. There are very specific procedures to follow, and appeals can only be granted on specific legal grounds. It can also be expensive to appeal a court order. Be sure to consult with an attorney who has appellate experience before launching any type of appeal.

Can I expunge or seal a criminal record in the Pickaway County Court of Common Pleas?

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 can make a crucial difference in the lives of former convicts who are now applying for employment, citizenship, credit, or many other important services. State statutes govern this procedure. You must wait a specified time after your conviction to apply to have your record sealed. (This time period depends on whether you were convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, and how many felonies resulted in convictions.) There are also specific legal grounds for granting an application to seal a criminal record. Here, too, 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.

How can I look up case information about criminal charges in the Common Pleas Court?

The Clerk of Court maintains a website that allows you to search for case information online. You can also make a request with the Clerk’s office by telephone or fax, or by coming to the Clerk’s office in person. 

Will having a lawyer actually make a difference in the outcome of my case?

Having an attorney can get you more favorable results from the very start of your case. If you have been arrested, an attorney can argue for released bail or other favorable release conditions. If the police have violated your constitutional rights in order to get evidence against, an attorney can ask the court to dismiss the case altogether. If the prosecutor fails to disclose evidence to the defense, it can be excluded from trial. There are many other important legal rights that are placed in jeopardy at every step of a criminal case. Remember: it is not the prosecutor’s job to protect your legal rights. The prosecutor’s job is to get a conviction on behalf of the State of Ohio.

In addition to these preliminary matters, an experienced attorney can also negotiate a plea deal on your behalf. The vast majority of criminal cases in the United States (and Ohio) are resolved through plea agreements. An experienced attorney will know what weaknesses exist in a prosecutor’s case, and how they can be used to negotiate a more favorable plea deal on behalf of the defendant. If your case does go to trial, it is imperative to have an experienced criminal defense attorney in your corner. A defendant cannot be expected to know what objections to make or what evidence should be excluded. He or she cannot be expected to examine and cross-examine witnesses without knowing how the Rules of Evidence will apply to their testimony. And a defendant will not have the experience to know what arguments will be persuasive to a judge or jury.

If a conviction does occur, an attorney can still make a difference in your case by making an effective presentation at sentencing. A judge might be constrained by a sentencing range, or a stipulated sentence in a plea agreement, but there are almost always some terms and conditions that are left to the court. The difference between five years in prison and ten is significant. Ongoing drug testing and fines can burden a defendant for years after the trial is over. By hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney, you are improving your chances of the most favorable outcome possible at sentencing.

How do I choose the right criminal defense attorney?

First and foremost, it is important to hire an attorney who has experience with both your type of case and the court in which your charges were filed. There is simply no substitute for experience. An experienced attorney will be better able to fight the charges against you, or negotiate a favorable plea deal, or argue for leniency in sentencing. It takes experience to know what arguments are persuasive in these proceedings. A defense attorney must know how to convince judges, prosecutors, and juries. It also takes experience to know how the law applies to your case, in order to make legal challenges to the charges against you. 

It is also important to work with an attorney you trust. Your attorney will have an impact on the most important aspects of your life. He or she will be a major factor in determining whether you will be imprisoned (and for how long). You must be able to trust your attorney’s judgment. If you do not feel comfortable with your attorney, or do not trust their legal prowess, it is time to find a different attorney. Remember, you have the right to change attorneys during your case.

What happens when you have a warrant in Pickaway County?

Having a warrant means that the police have the authority to arrest you at any time. Do not risk being arrested on the side of the road, at work, or in front of your family – instead, seek help from a criminal defense attorney who can handle your warrant.

How do I clear a warrant in Pickaway County?

Criminal defense lawyers can often get warrants cleared by assuring the judge you will appear for court. In other situations, you might need to schedule a time to turn yourself in for booking, and you might be released shortly afterward. This is better than getting arrested on the street, however. 

Where will someone be in custody if they are arrested?

If someone is arrested in Pickaway County, they could be taken to the Pickaway County Jail. A defense lawyer can help you locate where an arrested person is being held and you can also conduct your own inmate search.

Why is someone in custody?

If the person is already facing charges, you can find out that information with an inmate search.

Can you post a bond to have them released (and do you need a bail bondsman?)

If there is bond set, that means you need to post money in order for a person to be released from jail. However, a criminal defense attorney can argue for lower bail or no bail at a hearing, so you want to speak to a lawyer before you post bond.

Where do you post a bond for a case?

You can post bond at the Pickaway County jail or at the court.

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Pickaway County Common Pleas Court Personnel

Our experienced criminal defense lawyers at Joslyn Law Firm appear in the 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 as your case progresses through the Common Pleas Court. Some personnel who may be involved in your case include: 

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Pickaway County Community and Mental Health Resources

Pickaway County Clerk of Court – Allows you to access case information, court procedures, contact names and numbers, and other information about the court.

Pickaway County Law Library – Provides access to legal databases and resources to the public for research and education.

Pickaway County Auditor – Serves as the chief fiscal officer for Pickaway County, including real estate tax assessments and recordkeeping.

Pickaway County Child Support Enforcement – Helps parents pay and receive child support through third party services, as well as enforce orders due to nonpayment.

Pickaway County Job and Family Services – Helps families find solutions to a variety of issues, including child care, schooling, employment, healthcare, and more.

Pickaway County Prosecutor’s Office – The office that issues criminal charges and seeks convictions in the Court of Common Pleas.

Map of Pickaway County – Explore the area throughout Pickaway County and find directions.

About Pickaway County – Learn about the history of Pickaway County, attractions and amenities, demographics, and more.

Crime data for Pickaway County – A breakdown of the crime rate throughout the County.

Pickaway County Government – Learn about the elected officials and support staff of our local government.

Pickaway County Chamber of CommerceProvides support for businesses to help facilitate economic development and success.

Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health (ADAMH) – A mental health and addiction authority that connects people with a wide range of crisis and counseling services.

Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center – Provides residential treatment, transitional programs, and outpatient services for counseling and substance abuse.

Integrated Services for Behavioral Health – Psychiatric, counseling, and other support services for people in Pickaway County.

Pickaway Area Recovery Services – Residential and outpatient substance abuse and addiction services, as well as mental health treatment.

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Pickaway County Law Enforcement 

Circleville Police Department: The Circleville Police Department is responsible for enforcing the law within Circleville city limits. They keep residents safe by issuing traffic citations, issuing misdemeanor citations, and making arrests for felonies that are committed within city limits. 


151 E. Franklin Street

Circleville, Ohio 43113


(740) 474-8888

Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office: Robert B. Radcliff is the sheriff of Pickaway County. His office maintains a staff of deputy sheriffs, dispatchers, administrative personnel, and others who help enforce the law within Pickaway County boundaries. They also administer real estate sales of foreclosed properties and public safety programs (such as the Elder Abuse Program).


600 Island Road

Circleville, Ohio 43113


Office: 1-740-477-6000

Toll Free: 1-800-472-6033

Jail: 1-740-477-6156

Toll Free: 1-800-472-5245

Fax: 1-740-474-1798

For Emergency call 911

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