Blue Ash Mayor’s Court
4343 Cooper Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Phone: (513) 745-5884
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Blue Ash Mayor’s Court
Blue Ash is an inner Cincinnati suburb located in Hamilton County, Ohio. The Blue Ash Mayor’s Court, like other Ohio mayor’s courts throughout Hamilton County, handles predominantly traffic citations, including criminal traffic violations.
Blue Ash mayor court also handles some minor misdemeanor cases such as OVI, assault, or misrepresentation of age by a minor. While Blue Ash has one of the larger mayor courts in Ohio, it should still be distinguished from municipal and county courts like Hamilton County Municipal Court.
Attorney for Misdemeanors in Blue Ash Mayor’s Court
If you or someone you know has been charged with a simple misdemeanor or who has been cited for a criminal traffic offense and is required to appear in Blue Ash Mayor’s Court, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Joslyn Law Firm.
Our attorneys have litigated claims made in Blue Ash Mayor’s Court and other mayor’s courts throughout Hamilton County, OH, and they have a thorough knowledge of how these cases work.
Contact our office at (513) 399-6289 to learn more about what an experienced Ohio criminal defense attorney at Joslyn Law Firm can do to help you.
Blue Ash Mayor’s Court Procedure
The procedures followed in Blue Ash’s Mayor’s Court will depend on whether the charge is a violation that requires an appearance or not.
Blue Ash Mayor Court schedules court all court appearances on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, except for October, November, and December. All court times begin at 2:00 p.m.
Pay out Tickets
If an individual receives a payout ticket by a Blue Ash police officer, then the “Notice to the Defendant” is the payout amount that is due by 1:00 p.m. on the individual’s scheduled court date.
Failing to pay the amount by the scheduled time means that the individual must appear in court. Without an experienced criminal defense attorney, an appearance to fight the charge could result in higher fines than those initially charged.
Failing to appear or pay the infraction will result in the Blue Ash Mayor’s court entering a warrant for your arrest, a driver’s license forfeiture, and a vehicle registration block.
Can I Get a Continuance?
A continuance is a request to the court that your required appearance be rescheduled for a later date. Blue Ash Mayor Court only allows one continuance. The Court, however, does not allow continuances for lack of money. Therefore, if the individual fails to pay, he or she must appear in court. A minimum of fifty ($50) dollars is required and the Court may place a “stay” on the case. A stay means that the court will halt proceedings until a specified period of time.
A Defendant’s Resources in Blue Ash Mayor Court
While mayor’s court is a lot different from the standard municipal court in Hamilton County, an alleged offender still retains his or her fundamental rights under the U.S. and Ohio Constitutions. Alleged offenders should keep in mind the following:
Right to Counsel — As an offender, you have the right to consult or employ an attorney. Individuals also have the right to a reasonable continuance to obtain legal assistance. If an offender is being charged with a violation that could result in jail time, the Court must provide an attorney to represent you at no cost, upon your request.
Jury Trial— If an individual, upon a guilty verdict, could be subject to a fee of more than $150, or any jail time, then the individual has a right to a jury trial. If he or she elects to have a trial by jury, then he or she may seek a continuance and make a demand for a jury trial. Once granted, the case will be transferred from the Blue Ash Mayor’s Court to the Hamilton County Municipal Court, as mayor courts in Ohio are not allowed to conduct jury trials.
Appeal — if the alleged offender is not satisfied with the outcome of the Blue Ash Mayor Court’s decision, then he or she has the right to appeal to a higher court –generally the Hamilton County Municipal Court.
Blue Ash Mayor’s Court Penalties
The type of consequence that could result from a conviction in the Blue Ash Mayor court will depend on the classification of the offense charged. The penalties for misdemeanors settled in mayor’s court include the following:
- First-degree misdemeanor –punishable by up to 180 days in jail and up to $1,000 fines.
- Second-degree misdemeanor – punishable by up to 90 days in the jail and up to $750 fines.
- Third-degree misdemeanor – punishable by up to 60 days in jail and up to $500 fines.
- Fourth-degree misdemeanor – punishable by up to 30 days in jail and up to $250 fines.
- Minor misdemeanor –no jail time and up to $150 fines.
Find a Lawyer for Blue Ash Mayor Court Penalties in Cincinnati, Ohio
If you or someone you know was arrested for a minor traffic offense or a misdemeanor criminal offense in Hamilton County, specifically in Blue Ash, then contact an attorney to represent your interests in Mayor Court.
Our attorneys at Joslyn Law Firm understand the intricacies of Mayor Courts, we regularly practice in those courts, fighting for the rights of those accused of OVI, assault, traffic offenses and other misdemeanors.
Call (513) 399-6289 now to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how an experienced criminal defense attorney can help you in an Ohio Mayor’s Court.
Our attorneys are accessible and available, ready to meet your need. Our clients can call, text, or email. We are dedicated to providing the best possible defense.
This article was last updated on Monday, July 31, 2017.