New Albany Mayor's Court criminal defense Attorney

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

The New Albany Mayor's Court hears violations originating within New Albany 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 New Albany 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 Wednesdays.  

Cases are overseen by Magistrate Colleen Brisco

Cases in New Albany 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.

Brandon is very knowledgeable, and I appreciate that he takes the time to make sure his clients understand what is going on with their case. I also appreciate that Brandon doesn’t just breeze through your case, take a plea and herd you through the courthouse like cattle. Brandon isn’t afraid to push the boundaries. He will research and develope unique defenses/solutions even if it means taking a more complicated approach and more work, if that is what will get his client the best results.
— Madeline L.
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Frequently asked questions ABOUT MAYOR'S COURT:

Why am I in New Albany 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 New Albany 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 New Albany 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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