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

Ross County is located in Ohio and has a population of over 77,000 residents. Despite the small population, law enforcement is busy in the city of Birmingham. Individuals are arrested for allegedly violating state, municipal, or federal laws on a daily.

If you are currently under investigation for a felony case or a civil case such as divorce, personal injury, or professional malpractice, you will be required to attend the Ross County Common Pleas Court. During this time, you may have several questions or concerns. Our legal team at Joslyn Law Firm is experienced in handling criminal cases in the Common Pleas Court and can help you navigate this process.

Ross County Common Pleas Court Attorney

Criminal allegations come in many forms and degrees. One offense can result in two years in jail while another offense can result in up to $10,000 in fines. This is why being arrested for any crime should not be taken lightly.

If you have been charged with a felony criminal case, it is imperative that you seek the help of a skilled criminal defense attorney in Ross County, OH. Joslyn Law Firm has extensive experience in negotiating fair plea deals at the Ross County Common Pleas Court.

Call (614) 444-1900 to secure a free, confidential consultation with one of our skilled criminal defense lawyers today. Joslyn Law Firm accepts clients in Ross County, OH, and surrounding cities including Frankfort, Kingston, Bainbridge, Chillicothe, South Salem, Clarksburg, Adelphi, and North Fork Village.


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Areas & Communities Around Ross County, OH

Joslyn Law Firm serves clients around Ross County, including individuals arrested in the following locations:

  • Chillicothe
  • Frankfort
  • Bainbridge
  • Kingston
  • Adelphi
  • Clarksburg
  • South Salem
  • North Fork Village
  • Lancaster
  • Grove City
  • Portsmouth

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Traffic Offenses in Ross County, OH

Some of the most commonly charged traffic offenses in Ross County, OH can include, but are not limited to:

  • Following too closely
  • Driving with headphones
  • Crossing a yellow line
  • Violating a registration, tag, sticker, or title ordinance
  • Violating a one-way traffic directive
  • Obstructing an intersection
  • Failing to stop at a stop sign or red light
  • Passing a stopped school bus
  • Failing to yield to pedestrians
  • Crossing a divided highway
  • Making illegal turns
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way
  • Violating an equipment ordinance (headlights, taillights, license plate lights, etc.)
  • Driving with an obstructed view
  • Passing improperly
  • Drag racing
  • Speeding

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Potential Penalties for Criminal Charges in the Ross Common Pleas Court 

Penalties for committing an offense in Ross County, OH can result in significant fines and incarceration. Ohio state law provides specific sentencing ranges that are available for each crime:

  • 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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Ross County Law Enforcement Resources

Ross County Sheriff’s Office – George W. Lavender, Jr. serves as the current sheriff for Ross County, Ohio. Follow the link provided to visit the official website for the Ross County Sheriff’s Office.  You can also view a list of Ross County registered sexual offenders.

28 North Paint Street

Chillicothe, OH 45601

(740) 773-1186

Chillicothe Police Department – Ron Meyers serves as the current chief of police for the Chillicothe Police Department. The county seat for Ross County is Chillicothe.

28 North Paint Street

Chillicothe, OH 45601

(740) 773-1191


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Additional Resources

Ross County, OH – Click the link to visit the official website for Ross County, Ohio. You can view a list of statistics for Ross County, elected officials for the area, and more.

2 North Paint Street

Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

(740) 702-3085

Ohio Revised Code – Visit the official website for the Ohio Revised Code which lists penalties for crimes committed in Ohio. You can find information about sex offenses, gambling, kidnapping, theft, and more.


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Ross County, OH Court Resources

Ross County Clerk of Court – Ty Hinton serves as the current clerk of courts for the Ross County of Clerks. Click the link to learn more about the court or conduct a record search.

2 N. Paint St., Suite B

Chillicothe, OH 45601

(740) 702-3010

Supreme Court of Ohio – Click the link to visit the official website for the Supreme Court of Ohio and view important announcements. You can also access Ohio laws, attorney information, and rules of the court.

65 South Front Street

Columbus, OH 43215-3431

(614) 387-9000

Ross County Prosecutor – The Ross County Prosecutor’s Site is in downtown Chillicothe. Click the link to view contact information and important office hours.

33 West Main Street, Suite 200

Chillicothe, OH

(740) 702-3115

Ohio Fourth District Court of Appeals – The Fourth District Court of Appeals is comprised of 4 judges. Follow the link provided to learn about each one.

Ross County Court of Common Pleas – Click the link to visit the official website for the Ross County Court of Common Pleas and its probate division. Access their hours of operation and public notices.

2 N. Paint St, Suite A

Chillicothe, OH 45601

(740) 774-1177

Ross County Chillicothe Municipal Court – John B. Street and Toni L. Eddy serve as the current judges for the Ross County Chillicothe Municipal Court. The court is located in Chillicothe, Ohio.

95 East Main Street

Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

(740) 773-3515


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Ross County Common Pleas Court Location and Contact Information

The Ross County Common Pleas Court is located at 2 N Paint St #C, Chillicothe, OH 45601.The court hours are 8 am to 4 pm, except for holidays. For more information, please visit the official website for the Ross County Common Pleas Court:

http://www.rosscountycommonpleas.org/


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Ohio Common Pleas Court Attorney, Ross County

If you were arrested for a certain crime, your case might be heard in the Ross County Common Pleas court. This is where the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Ohio can come in. Contact Joslyn Law Firm today.

Our legal team at Joslyn Law Firm never strives for anything less than the most favorable result for each person. Felony cases can carry serious penalties. Do not put your freedom at stake or jeopardize your constitutional rights by appearing in this court without legal counsel. Call (614) 444-1900 to secure a free, confidential consultation today.

Joslyn Law Firm serves clients throughout Ross County, OH including Circleville, Lancaster, Grove City, Wilmington, Pickerington, Portsmouth, and Whitehall.


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