LICKING COUNTY COMMON PLEAS court criminal defense AttorneY

Criminal and OVI|DUI Defense Attorney in Licking County Common Pleas Court

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 Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney Brandon Shroy has successfully defended for the last 12 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.

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.

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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, M - F 

Licking County Common Pleas Links:


Brandon Shroy has spent more than a decade defending and winning assault cases in Central Ohio.

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.

Brandon practices in all Central Ohio courts including the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the Courts of Common Pleas, Municipal courts and Mayor's courts.


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