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At the Mayor's request, a Magistrate may be appointed to hear cases in the Mayor's stead. The Prosecutor brings charges on behalf of the City. He or she may make recommendations for fines, penalties or sentencing. If a case is not disposed of during arraignment, the Prosecutor will bring the case to trial on behalf of the City.
The Clerk of Courts facilitates the administrative process, court scheduling, and collects fines and penalties. Beck Clerk: Linda Wheeler. Online To make an online payment, you will need the blue copy of your citation.
By Mail If you are mailing your payment, please include the following: 1. Your ticket, ed on the back at the bottom. If it was not shown to the officer and is not marked on your ticket, please enclose a copy of your proof of insurance.
Failure to timely pay a ticket that is not being contested may result in a Forfeiture or Bench Warrant for failing to appear. Your presence in Mayor's Court may be your first experience in any court. This information is deed to help you understand court proceedings and to inform you of your rights and duties. We want every person to leave this Court feeling that he or she has been treated fairly. Mayor's Court is the judicial branch of City Government.
Traffic violations and violations of City Ordinances are heard in this Court, and upon convictionmay result in the imposition of monetary penalties, fines, and in some circumstances, a possible jail term.
In all cases in Mayor's Court, you may have an attorney represent you if you choose. When you are charged with an offense that may result in jail time as part of your sentence, you will need to decide whether you want to continue with or without an attorney.
If you desire an attorney, and if the Court determines you do not have the means to hire one, the court will transfer your case to Franklin County Municipal Court. Before Court begins, you must decide upon and enter a plea to the charge against you, and you may consult with your attorney to do so. If you ed a citation in front of an officer, you did not plead guilty, but only ed a promise to appear in Court on your appearance date. You will be responsible to either accept the citation and pay the ticket prior to the court date indicated on the ticket, or else appear at your court date and enter a plea.
When your name is called, you must stand before the Court for the purpose of entering a plea. You will plea after the charges are read to you by a Court representative. You need make no additional statement. Any statement you choose to make may be used against you. You will enter a plea of guilty, not guilty, or no contest. You may, if you choose, retain legal counsel at your expense. Under the American legal system, all persons are pd to be innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
On a plea of NOT GUILTY, a trial is held and the city must prove all allegations in the formal complaint against you beyond a reasonable doubt before a verdict of guilty can be reached. You may be assessed some or all of the fine and court costs, and in some cases a jail term. Pay a ticket online. Report a Concern. New Resident. Site Map. Copyright Notices. Arrow Left Arrow Right.Looking for my local Grandview
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