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If you have been charged with a DUI / OVI in Mason, Ohio, your case will likely be filed in the Mason Municipal Court.  Our firm represents clients facing a wide range of traffic, OVI and criminal misdemeanor cases in Mason.   Below are a few FAQs about the Mason Municipal Court.

WHAT KINDS OF CASES DOES THE MASON MUNICIPAL COURT HEAR?

There are three basic types of trial courts in Ohio:  mayor’s courts, municipal courts, and common pleas courts.   The Mason Municipal Court is, of course, a municipal court.  This means that it handles all types of traffic and criminal misdemeanor cases.  The court also handles civil cases where less than $15,000 is at issue. A misdemeanor is a crime in which the maximum jail sentence is six months in jail.  Examples of misdemeanor charges filed in the Mason Municipal Court include:

    • Assault
    • Disorderly Conduct
    • Domestic Violence
    • Drag Racing
    • Driving Under Suspension
    • Hit-Skip / Hit and Run
    • Marijuana Possession (small amounts)
    • OVI / DUI
    • Resisting Arrest
    • Shoplifting
    • Speeding
    • Theft
    • Traffic Violations

HOW MANY CASES DOES THE MASON MUNICIPAL COURT HANDLE?

The Mason Municipal Court is one of twelve part-time municipal courts in Ohio.  This means that unlike many courts, the Mason Municipal Court is in session only a few days a week.  In 2012, for example, the court heard a little over 1000 misdemeanor cases.  That number includes a little under 400 OVI cases.  Additionally, the court heard a little over 6,200 traffic cases.

DOES YOUR FIRM OFFER FREE CONSULTATIONS?

Yes.  Call (513) 655-7240 to speak with one of our Mason criminal defense attorneys.  We are on call 24/7 to answer calls and questions about cases in the Mason Municipal Court.