The Pickerington Mayor’s Court meets every Monday at 3:30 PM at Pickerington City Hall (unless there is a holiday). If a holiday falls on a Monday, this Mayor’s Court meets on Tuesday. The City of Pickerington Mayor’s Court hears most of the criminal and traffic misdemeanor offenses within the City of Pickerington including theft, assault, zoning cases, passing bad checks, animal-related cases, tax-related cases, and serious traffic offenses such as OVI/DUI. The Pickerington Mayor’s Court is administered by a Mayor-appointed magistrate who is a licensed attorney.

The charges brought in mayor’s court can be serious with fines ranging from $250 to $10,000, driver’s license suspensions, and/or jail time from 30 to 180 days, so it is important to have experienced legal representation. With a proven record and familiarity with Pickerington Mayor’s Court, Funkhouser Law provides premier legal criminal defense representation and advice. Mr. Funkhouser and his associate personally guide clients through every step of the process—from arraignment to reviewing the evidence to ensure that clients receive the most favorable outcome possible with the least disturbance to their lives.

The Judgment
The Mayor does not preside over the hearing, rather, a mayor-appointed magistrate hears all of the cases brought to court in the Pickerington Mayor’s Court. There is no jury in mayor’s court, however, if one is requested, the case may be transferred to a municipal or county court. Similarly, if a trial is conducted in mayor’s court and the judgement is not favorable, a case may be appealed to a county court within 10 days.

About the Area
The City of Pickerington is a suburb of Columbus, located just east of the Columbus Metropolitan area off Interstate 70. Also known as the “Violet Capital of Ohio,” Pickerington has a historic downtown shopping center and hosts the Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

Contact the Court
Molly Schwartz
Clerk of Courts
100 Lockville Rd
Pickerington OH 43147
Phone: (614)837-3974, ext. 2417
Fax: (614)833-2219
Email: mschwartz@pickerington.net

For more information on the Pickerington Mayor’s Court, please call Funkhouser Law at (614) 443-5404, or go to the court’s website at http://www.ci.pickerington.oh.us/Pages/City_Government/Pickerington_Mayors_Court/

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