westerville-mayors-court-photoWesterville Mayor’s Court

Located at 21 S. State Street, the Westerville Mayor’s Court convenes every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. This Court serves as a local judicial forum to rule on misdemeanor cases alleged to have occurred within the city’s limits. Here, an appointed magistrate, usually a retired judge, presides over each case. These cases may include misdemeanor offenses such as theft, assault, and serious traffic offenses such as OVI/DUI, Hit Skip, Driving Under Suspension and No Operator’s License.

The charges brought in mayor’s court can be serious with fines ranging from $250 to $10,000, and/or jail time from 30 to 180 days, so it is important to have experienced legal representation. With a proven track record and familiarity with Westerville Mayor’s Court, Funkhouser Law provides premier legal defense and advice to its clients. Mr. Funkhouser and his associate personally guide clients through every step of the process—from arraignment to evaluating the evidence to ensure that clients receive the most favorable outcome with the least disturbance to their lives. The primary goal of Funkhouser Law is to obtain a dismissal of the case against their clients or, in the alternative, the best possible result either by negotiation or plea bargaining or trial.

Transferring the Case
In some cases, it may be desirable to transfer a case to the Franklin County Municipal Court where a jury trial may be requested. In this case, a written jury demand and request for transfer must be made. To transfer your case, please confer with Funkhouser Law about the likely effects this would have on your case and how it may be accomplished.

About the Area
Once known as the “The Dry Capital of the World,” Westerville is a suburb of Columbus located on the north side. The city got its unfortunate nickname for being the center of prohibition efforts in the early 1900’s. Today, the city is home to numerous universities including Otterbein University, Hondros College, Franklin University (branch), Dominion University, The Ohio State School of Cosmetology, Columbus State Westerville Center (branch) and Fortis College.

Contact the Court
Westerville Mayor’s Court
21 S. State Street
Westerville, Ohio 43081-2119
(614) 901-6419
Fax: (614) 776-6045
Directions

Hours
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Mayor’s court is in session every Wednesday as follows:
9 a.m.: Pretrials and Traffic and Criminal arraignments
10 a.m.: Trials

For more information, please contact Funkhouser Law at 614-443-5404 or visit the courts website at http://www.westerville.org/services/mayor-s-court

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