Pickerington Mayor’s Court 2017-03-23T21:23:03+00:00

Pickerington Mayor’s Court

Court Location:
Pickerington Mayor’s Court
100 Lockville Road
Pickerington OH 43147

The jurisdiction of the Pickerington Mayor’s Court.

The Pickerington Mayor’s Court has jurisdiction over traffic offenses and other misdemeanors alleged to be in violation of the Pickerington Codified Ordinances or the Ohio Revised Code. This includes traffic offenses that occur in the City of Pickerington, like speeding, improper U-turn, disobeying a traffic signal, etc.

The Pickerington Mayor’s Court convenes in the Pickerington City Hall every Monday at 3:30 p.m., excluding legal holidays. If a legal holiday falls on a Monday, then the Pickerington Mayor’s Court convenes on Tuesday. The presiding magistrate over this court is the Honorable Kelleen R. Roth. The Clerk of Court is Molly Schwartz. The Clerk of Court handles all court documents and payments to the court. If you have a traffic ticket pending in the Pickerington Mayor’s Court, then you may access information about your case by pressing the link to the court’s online portal here.

The legal process in the Pickerington Mayor’s Court.

Like other Mayor’s Courts, the Pickerington Mayor’s Court is not a court of record and has no authority to conduct jury trials. Otherwise, while less formal, the process for handling traffic and criminal cases in the Mayor’s Court is substantially similar to the process for handling these types of cases in Municipal Courts and Common Pleas Courts.

As to matters pending in the Pickerington Mayor’s Court, there will be an arraignment, during which the charges are read and a plea is entered. The plea may be “not guilty,” “guilty” or “no contest.” If the matter is not resolved with a plea agreement, then there will be a trial before the magistrate. The magistrate is the presiding judicial officer and will make rulings on evidentiary objections and other legal matters. The magistrate also is the finder of fact as there is no jury trial. This means that, like a jury, the magistrate will determine guilt or innocence. If a defendant is found to be guilty, then the magistrate will determine the ultimate sentence or outcome of the case.

One of the benefits of having a traffic ticket pending in the Pickerington Mayor’s Court is that a given defendant will have the opportunity to resolve his or her case in a less formal setting. If the case cannot be resolved at pre-trial in this Mayor’s Court, then the case may be transferred to the Fairfield County Municipal Court. Additionally, if the defendant proceeds beyond pre-trial and is convicted in this Mayor’s Court, then the conviction may be appealed to the Fairfield County Municipal Court.

Contact a Columbus lawyer to discuss your traffic ticket in the Pickerington Mayor’s Court.

For legal assistance with your Pickerington traffic ticket, contact us at 614.695.5000 or online. Frequently a lawyer can appear in court and resolve a traffic case in the client’s absence, provided both the court and the prosecutor agree. This saves the client the aggravation of taking time off from work, fighting traffic to get to court on time, waiting for potentially hours for the case to be called, standing in long lines, and potentially having to do it all over again if the case is continued.

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