Delaware County Court Contact Information:
70 North Union Street
Second Floor
Delaware, Ohio 43015
(740)203-1550
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Municipal Court in Delaware County

Delaware County is located in Columbus, Ohio. According to the United States Census Bureau, Delaware County has a population of more than 38,600.

The Delaware County Municipal Court has jurisdiction over municipal ordinances, misdemeanor criminal and traffic matters, non-traffic misdemeanors as well as certain stages of felony offenses. The level of offenses is defined by the Ohio Statute.

In misdemeanor and criminal traffic misdemeanor cases, the municipal court in Delaware County conducts all stages of a misdemeanor criminal or traffic proceedings including jury trial and sentencing if there is a conviction.
Some of these criminal cases start off in the various Mayors' Courts around Delaware County.

If the person is charged with a criminal offense in Mayor's Court, that person through their criminal defense attorney can opt to have the case transferred to municipal court for a jury trial or evidentiary hearing. Appeals from the Mayor's court are also heard in the Delaware County Municipal Court.

Ohio Municipal Courts have restricted jurisdiction that allows them to only hear certain types of cases. For some types of cases, like felony offenses, only preliminarily hearings are hear in the municipal court.


Lawyer for Delaware County Municipal Court

After an arrest or detention for a criminal offense in Delaware County, Ohio, contact an attorney experienced in fighting cases in Municipal Court of throughout the various Mayor's Courts surrounding the county.

The attorneys at Joslyn Law Firm represent clients charged with a range of felony, misdemeanor traffic offenses, non-traffic misdemeanors, and traffic violations.

Contact Joslyn Law Firm now for more information about how our experienced lawyer can help. Call (614) 444-1900 to schedule a no obligations consultation.


Types of Cases Heard in Municipal Courts in Delaware County Area

Cases heard in the Municipal Court in Delaware County include criminal accusations relating to property and environment. The court handles Traffic Offenses and non-traffic misdemeanors such as:

TRAFFIC CRIMES

  • Driving with a revoked or suspended License
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Unauthorized use of a vehicle
  • Driving under suspension
  • Driving with an expired license
  • Reckless Driving
  • Driving under FRA suspension
  • Fictitious license plates
  • Driving without a license
  • OVI first offense
  • OVI second offense
  • OVI third offense
  • Hit-Skip (leaving the scene or hit and run)

VIOLENT CRIMES

  • Domestic Violence
  • Assault

THEFT CLAIMS

  • Petty Theft
  • shoplifting
  • Theft
  • Complicity to theft

OTHER

  • Criminal Trespass
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Possession of a schedule IV drug
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Obstructing official business
  • Criminal damaging
  • Sexual imposition
  • Inducing panic
  • Discharge of a firearm in prohibited area
  • Criminal mischief
  • Disorderly conduct while intoxicated
  • Counts of child endangering
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of marijuana

Penalties for Crimes Prosecuted in Delaware County Municipal Court

The possible outcomes following a conviction in Delaware County Municipal Court will depend on how the underlying offense is classified:

  • A first degree misdemeanor is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and fines up to $1,000.
  • A second degree misdemeanor is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and fines up to $750.
  • A third degree misdemeanor is punishable by up to 60 days in jail and fines up to $500.
  • A fourth degree misdeeanor is punishable by up to 30 days in jail and fines up to $250.
  • A minor misdemeanor is not punishable by jail time, but a fine of up to $150 can be imposed.

The Municipal Court is located at:
Municipal Court in Delaware County, OH
70 North Union Street
Second Floor
Delaware, Ohio 43015


Delaware County Sheriff's Office

The Delaware County Sheriff's Office is located at:
844 US Highway 42 North
Delaware, Ohio 43015.

The Delaware County Chief of Police is Bruce Pijanowski.

Additional Resources

Municipal Court in Delaware County - Visit the official website for the Delaware County Municipal Court. It is the Municipal Court's mission to fairly and properly administer justice throughout Delaware County and to serve those persons who came before the Court in a corteous and professional manner. Visit this website to find more information on the specific time, date, and informationa bout the a pending case. A visitor can look up forms, court informatin, and online records. 


Find a Lawyer for Delaware County Municipal Court in Columbus, OH

Have you or someone you know been arrested in Delaware County, Ohio, by an officer with the Delaware County Sheriff's Department? If you are planning for a hearing at the Municipal Court then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney.

The attorneys at Joslyn Law Firm have handled multiple cases in Municipal Court hearings throughout Delaware County, OH, and the entire greater Columbus area.
We also accept cases in the surrounding counties of Morrow County, Marion County, Licking County, Franklin County, Union County, and Knox County.

If you or someone you know is facing a criminal prosecution in Delaware County Municipal Court, then contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Contact (614) 444-1900 for more information and to set up a free consultation with one of the attorneys at Joslyn Law Firm.

This article was last updated on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.