Grandview Heights Mayor’s Court 2018-03-06T21:01:33+00:00

Grandview Heights Mayor’s Court

Court Location:
Grandview Heights Mayor’s Court
1016 Grandview Avenue
Grandview Heights OH 43212

The jurisdiction of the Grandview Heights Mayor’s Court.

The Grandview Heights Mayor’s Court has jurisdiction over traffic offenses and other misdemeanors alleged to be in violation of the Grandview Heights Codified Ordinances or the Ohio Revised Code. This includes traffic offenses that occur in the City of Grandview Heights, like speeding, driving too slow, violating a stop sign, etc.

The Grandview Heights Mayor’s Court convenes in the Grandview Heights City Hall at 1:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, excluding legal holidays. The presiding magistrate over this court is the Honorable Matthew P. Cincione. The Clerk of Court is Linda Wheeler. The Clerk of Court handles all court documents and payments to the court.

The legal process in the Grandview Heights Mayor’s Court.

Like other Mayor’s Courts, the Grandview Heights 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 Grandview Heights 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 Grandview Heights 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 under some circumstances the case may be transferred downtown to the Municipal Court with jurisdiction over the offense. Moreover, even if the defendant proceeds beyond pre-trial and is convicted in this Mayor’s Court, then the conviction may be appealed to the Municipal Court with jurisdiction over the offense.

Consult a Columbus lawyer about your traffic ticket in the Grandview Heights Mayor’s Court.

For legal assistance with your Grandview Heights 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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