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dublin-mayors-courtDublin Mayor’s Court

“It has been [the] court’s experience that many defendants who appear for trial feel unprepared for the formality of the proceedings.”

Mayor Mike Keenan serves as the decision-making authority of Dublin Mayor’s Court. Occasionally, a magistrate will preside over this Court in the Mayor’s place. This Court serves as a local judicial forum to rule on misdemeanor cases alleged to have occurred within the city’s limits.  The Dublin Mayors Court preside over arraignments, pre-trials, probation revocation hearings, financial hearings, bench trials and sentencings. This Court hears misdemeanor offenses including theft, assault, and serious traffic offenses such as OVI/DUI, DUS and No Operator’s License.

If you are charged in Dublin Mayor’s Court you have the option to have the case removed to the Franklin County Municipal Court.

In the case of an OVI/DUI or other serious misdemeanors, the fines, penalties, or sentencing can be harsh ranging from $250 to $10,000, license suspension, increased insurance premiums, vehicle forfeiture and/or jail time, so it is important to have experienced legal representation and defense. Funkhouser Law has a great track record and familiarity with legal representation and defense at the Dublin Mayor’s Court.

Charged with a Crime in the Dublin Mayor’s Court?

The lawyers at Funkhouser Law provide premier legal services and representation to clients and have experience and a great relationship with the personnel at the Dublin Mayor’s Court. Mr. Funkhouser and his staffpersonally guide clients through every step of the process of the Dublin Mayor’s Court legal representation and defense—from arraignment to evidence assessment, and ensures that clients receive the most favorable outcome with the least disturbance to their lives by avoiding a conviction entirely and/or obtaining a reduction to a lower offense through plea negotiations.

Dublin Hearing Schedule
Prisoner Hearings are scheduled on an as needed basis according to the following schedule:

Date of Arrest
Friday after 7:00 a.m. through Monday at 7:00 a.m.

Arraignment Date and Time
Monday at 8:00 a.m.

Date of Arrest
Monday after 7:00 a.m. through Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.

Arraignment Date and Time
Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Date of Arrest
Tuesday after 2:00 p.m. through Friday at 7:00 a.m.

Arraignment Date and Time
Friday at 8:30 a.m.

Misdemeanor Maximum Penalties

  • Classification: First Degree (M-1)
    Length of Imprisonment: 6 months
    Maximum Fine: $1,000.00
  • Classification: Second Degree (M-2)
    Length of Imprisonment: 90 days
    Maximum Fine: $750.00
  • Classification: Third Degree (M-3)
    Length of Imprisonment: 60 days
    Maximum Fine: $500.00
  • Classification: Fourth Degree (M-4)
    Length of Imprisonment: 30 days
    Maximum Fine: $250.00
  • Classification: Minor (MM) (ORC 2929.21)
    Length of Imprisonment: none
    Maximum Fine: $150.00

Contact Mayor’s Court Personnel

The Court Clerk handles all of the court documents and money paid to the Court for fines and costs. The Clerk processes all warrants, summons, subpoenas, jury demands, continuances, and motions. The Clerk also notifies the Bureau of Motor Vehicles of all convictions, points and suspensions.

Dublin Justice Center
6565 Commerce Pkwy
Dublin, Ohio 43017
Phone: 614.410.4920
Fax: 614.761.6598

Prosecutor Information
Marty Nobile
Stephen Smith

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