Gahanna Mayor's Court criminal defense Attorney

Criminal and OVI|DUI Defense Attorney in Gahanna Mayor's Court

The Gahanna Mayor's Court hears violations originating within Gahanna City Limits.  Cases assigned to the Mayor's Court can be adjudicated from beginning to end in the Mayor's Court or moved to the Franklin County Municipal Court in downtown Columbus.  

A case heard in Gahanna Mayor's 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.

Court is held on Thursdays.  

Cases are overseen by Magistrate Sean Maxfield

Cases in Gahanna from drug possession to OVI are charges that Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney Brandon Shroy has successfully defended daily for years. Put his expertise to work for you.   




Please include your full name, the charge(s) you are facing, and the county in which you are due in court.

I have known Brandon well for a while now and he is one of the most caring people I have come across. He is genuinely interested in your well-being and is very committed to helping you in your time of need. He is a passionate man, a hard worker, and puts a lot of thoughtful time into the work he does. I would recommend Brandon to anyone that needed a defense attorney.
— Isabella B.
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gahanna mayor's court FORMS

Conviction Expungement Application

Dismissal Expungement Application

Frequently asked questions ABOUT MAYOR'S COURT:

Why am I in Gahanna Mayor's Court?

All municipalities with at least 200 citizens have the option to establish a Mayor's Court, and where your case ends up is at the discretion of the citing officer. Mayor's Courts concern some legal watchdogs as there is incentive to impose higher fines and penalties to bolster the community's coffers.  Defendants benefit from their cases beginning in Mayor's Court as it is possible to "pick your venue".  Your attorney can always transfer your case out of the Mayor's Court if it is a better option.  Make sure you have an experienced criminal defense attorney who knows where your case should be.    

How is Gahanna Mayor's Court different from a Municipal Court?

Jury trials are not possible in Mayor's Courts - you do not have the right to request your trial be heard by a panel of Jurors. Additionally, they are not "courts of record," meaning the proceedings of court are not recorded by a court stenographer or a video/audio recording system. Finally, Mayors do not have to have any legal education or training to preside over their respective court, whereas all county Judges are required to have a law degree.




Brandon Shroy has spent years defending and winning cases in Gahanna Mayor’s Court.

As your attorney, Brandon Shroy will utilize his extensive criminal defense experience and leverage his reputation as an aggressive litigator to fight on your behalf and deliver the best possible outcome.


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