Westerville Mayor's Court criminal defense Attorney
Criminal and OVI|DUI Defense Attorney in Westerville Mayor's Court
The Westerville Mayor's Court hears violations originating within Westerville 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 Westerville 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 every Wednesday.
Cases are overseen by Magistrate Sean Maxfield.
Frequently asked questions ABOUT MAYOR'S COURT
Why am I in Westerville 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 Westerville 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.
WESTERVILLE MAYOR'S COURT Directions
Brandon Shroy has spent years defending and winning cases in the Westerville 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.