Licking County Common Pleas attorney


All adult felonies committed in Licking County are assigned in the Common Pleas Court after an indictment or information is filed. Before indictment, an adult felony may be in the Municipal Court briefly for a bond hearing. 

A case in the Licking County Common Pleas Court begins with a first court date, called an arraignment. Depending on the charge, a Defendant will either receive a summons to court or be arrested and transported to court by the county. At this first court date, the Defendant enters a "guilty" or "not guilty" plea. 

Cases are overseen by Judge David Branstool and Thomas Marcelain. 

Cases in the Licking County Common Pleas Court from possession of drugs to felonious assault and beyond, are charges that Attorney Brandon E. Shroy has successfully defended for the last 12 years.  Put his expertise to work for you. 

Brandon E. Shroy as well as his team have been incredible in their work on a friends’ case.
They are personable, professional, timely in communication, and thorough in all accounts.
— Melanie F.

licking county common pleas court

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Contact & Location:
1 Courthouse Square
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: (740) 670-5791
Fax:     (740) 670-5886

Clerk of Courts:
Gary Walters

8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday

Licking County Common Pleas Links:

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Tirelessly working for the best outcome for every Ohioan since 2006. 


If you are facing charges in the Licking County Common Pleas Court and have questions regarding the process or potential outcome, do not hesitate to contact experienced Licking County Common Pleas Court attorney Brandon E. Shroy for a free consultation. 



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