The Franklin County Municipal Court hears the vast majority of misdemeanor criminal charges in Franklin County.
Smaller jurisdictions, including municipalities with a Mayor's Court, may choose not to send misdemeanor cases to the Municipal Court and instead keep the cases in their own Mayor's Court. You have the right to move your case to the Municipal Court if a municipality chooses to do so.
A case heard in the Franklin County Municipal Court begins with a first court date which is noted on your ticket or citation. At this first court date a Defendant enters a "guilty", "not guilty", or "no contest" plea, or requests a continuance if they wish to get more time to retain an attorney.
Cases are overseen by Judges Ted Barrows, Cynthia Ebner, James Green, Daniel Hawkins, Paul Herbert, Mark Hummer, Cindi Morehart, James O'Grady, Eileen Paley, Andrea Peeples, H. William Pollitt, Amy Salerno, Jarrod Skinner, Jodi Thomas, and David Tyack.
Cases in the Franklin County Municipal Court from drug possession to OVI are charges that Attorney Brandon Shroy has successfully defended daily for the last 12 years. Put his expertise to work for you.
Franklin County Municipal Court
Contact & Location:
375 South High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 645-8186
Fax: (614) 645-6948
Clerk of Courts:
Lori M. Tyack
7:30 am to 11:30 pm, Monday through Friday
Responsive. Fearless. Aggressive.
Tirelessly working for the best outcome for every Ohioan since 2006.
Franklin County Municipal Court Forms:
If you are facing charges in the Franklin County Municipal Court and have questions regarding the process or potential outcome, do not hesitate to contact experienced Franklin County Municipal Court attorney Brandon Shroy for a free consultation.