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Marion County

It isn’t uncommon for Marion County residents to face traffic violations and criminal charges with stiff penalties. Although the county has a relatively small population (65,000 residents), law enforcement officers arrest many individuals daily. Unfortunately, even a minor conviction can lead to serious fines and incarceration sentences.

If you have been charged with any kind of alleged criminal offense in Marion County, it is important you seek legal representation as soon as possible. An experienced Webb County criminal defense attorney at Joslyn Law Firm may be able to get your criminal charges reduced or dismissed.

Ohio Criminal Defense Attorney, Marion County

If you or someone you know has been convicted of a crime in Marion County, OH, your penalties may include substantial fines and incarceration. The road does not end after you have served the sentence. Collateral consequences for convictions can affect you for a lifetime such as an inability to obtain employment and losing professional licenses.

Don’t put your future and freedom at stake. Call (614) 444-1900 as soon as possible to speak to a qualified and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney at Joslyn Law Firm as soon as possible. We will work hard to generate the best outcome possible for your case.


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Areas Near Marion County, OH

Joslyn Law Firm proudly serves all of the following incorporated communities in Marion County, OH:

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

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Common Criminal Offenses in Marion County, OH

At Joslyn Criminal Defense Law Firm, our Columbus criminal defense attorneys are dedicated to representing Texans facing criminal charges in Marion County and throughout Central Ohio, including all of the following practice areas:

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

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Penalties for Crimes in Marion County, OH

Being charged with a crime is not a situation that you should take lightly. The consequences of a conviction can include license suspension, steep fines, and imprisonment. Additionally, there are resounding collateral consequences such as difficulty obtaining employment, fewer employment opportunities, and loss of professional licenses.

Every charge has its own sentencing maximum. While misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, the sentencing guidelines for both are serious and require effective legal representation to combat.

  • Minor misdemeanor – No risk of jail time, up to $150 in fines.
  • Fourth-degree misdemeanor – Up to $250 in fines and up to 30 days in jail.
  • Third-degree misdemeanor – Up to $500 and up to 60 days in jail.
  • Second-degree misdemeanor – Up to $750 and up to 90 days in jail.
  • First-degree misdemeanor – Up to $1,000 in fines and up to six months in jail.
  • Fifth-degree felony – Up to $2,500 in fines and 6 to 12 months in prison.
  • Fourth-degree felony – Up to $5,000 in fines and 9 to 18 months in prison.
  • Third-degree felony – Up to $10,000 in fines and 9 to 60 months in prison.
  • Second-degree felony – Up to $15,000 in fines and 2 to 8 years in prison.
  • First-degree felony – Up to $20,000 in fines and 3 to 11 years in prison.

 


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Marion County Court Resources

Marion Municipal Court, OH – Click the link 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 – The Marion County Courthouse was built in 1884. Click the link provided to learn more about the courthouse on the Ohio Supreme Court website.

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. Jessica Wallace is the clerk.

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 –  Click the link to learn more about the Marion County Common Pleas Court. Warren Edwards and Matthew Frericks serve as the current judges.


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Marion County Law Enforcement Resources

Marion County Sheriff – Matt Bayles is the current sheriff for Marion County, Ohio.  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 view a list of victim services or report a scam.

Marion Ohio Police Department

233 West Center Street, Marion, Ohio 43302

Phone: (740) 387-2525


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Additional Resources

Marion County – Click the link to access the official website for Marion County, OH. You can also conduct a search for court records and sex offenders.

Ohio Revised Code – Visit the official website for the Ohio Revised Code which lists the crimes Ohio penalizes. You can read information about sex offenses, theft and fraud, homicide, and more offenses.


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Marion County Criminal Defense Lawyer, OH

If you have been arrested for a crime in Mario County, OH, contact our legal team at Joslyn Law Firm. Joslyn Law Firm has helped thousands of individuals in Ohio obtain reduced or dismissed charges for their alleged offenses. We can utilize our skills to develop a strong defense for your case.

Call (614) 444-1900 to set up your first consultation for free with Joslyn Law Firm. Joslyn Law Firm accepts clients throughout the state of Ohio including Marion County and surrounding areas such as Crawford County, Morrow County, Delaware County, Union County, Hardin County, and Wyandot County.


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