Harrison Mayor Court
300 George Street
Harrison, OH 45030
Phone: (513) 202-8456
Fax: (513) 367-3713
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Harrison Mayor's Court is presided over by a Magistrate
Harrison Mayor's Court
While often confused with Harrison County, Ohio, Harrison is a completely different city in the State of Ohio and is located in the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky metropolitan area. The Mayor's Court in Harrison is conducted on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 4:00 p.m.
The Harrison Mayor's court, while still informal compared to municipal or county court is more formal than other village mayor courts. In Harrison, individuals have the opportunity to request a continuance or enter a plea during the hearing. Mayor's court would also provide an opportunity to request an attorney if the defendant did not have one at the time he or she presented themselves for Mayor's court.
Harrison Mayor Court Attorney in Harrison Ohio
If you or someone you know was arrested for a minor traffic offense or a misdemeanor criminal offense in Hamilton County, specifically in Harrison, 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.
Types of Cases in Amberley Village Mayor's Court
The Ohio Supreme Court has been on the verge of finding Mayor Courts unconstitutional, but have yet to rule that they are. With that said, mayor courts may only have jurisdiction on certain kinds of cases in Ohio. These cases include the following:
- Traffic Violations – Harrison Mayor's Court decides moving violations such as speeding, failure to stop at a red light, or right-of-way violations under Harrison, OH Code of Ordinances Chapter 72.
- Misdemeanors -- Harrison Mayor's Court may hear limited types of misdemeanors such as curfew violations, moving violations, public indecency, open containers, and even negligent homicide. However, Harrison Mayor's Court cannot review domestic violence cases, violation of protective orders, stalking charges, or kidnapping cases, even when they are misdemeanors.
- Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence (OVI) -- OVI charges include both alcohol and drugs. OVI cases include minors charged with operating a vehicle under the influence but may also include violations under ORC § 4511.19 or Harrison Municipal Code § 8.16.03.
Harrison Mayor's Court Penalties
The type of consequence handed down by the Harrison Mayor's 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.
Harrison Mayor's Court Location and Staff
The Mayor's Court is located at:
300 George St.
Harrison, OH 45030
Harrison Mayor County Staff include:
- Lisa Pfaffl – Clerk of Courts
- William Deters –Prosecutor
Things to Know About Mayor's Court
Since mayor's courts can often be confusing, considering that the process is not as formal as a typical Ohio court case, it is important to understand the process, procedure, and jurisdiction of Ohio Mayor's Court.
Mayor's courts in Ohio only have limited jurisdiction
Particularly, Harrison Mayor's Court may only hear traffic infractions, OVI charges, and most misdemeanors. Unlike, Hamilton County Municipal Court, which has broader jurisdiction, a mayor's court cannot take cases on domestic violence or violations of protection orders, for example.
Harrison Mayor's Courts Do Not Conduct Jury Trials
Harrison mayor's courts, like all other mayor's courts, are not authorized to conduct jury trials. If an individual requests a trial by jury, then he or she must formally demand a jury trial and then the case will be removed to Hamilton County Municipal Court.
You Can Appeal Mayor's Court
Since mayor's courts only hear certain types of cases, most individuals are confused by the process and procedure of dealing with an unfavorable resolution. If a person is dissatisfied with the outcome of a case, then he or she may appeal the decision. Generally, the appeal will be heard in the county's municipal court.
Harrison Mayor's Court is Held in the Evening
Mayor's court proceedings are generally held at specified times, that are decided well in advance. Harrison, like many other mayors' courts, hold their proceedings in the early evenings. The time was intended to accommodate those individuals who have work and other commitments, who may not always be available during the day.
Find an Attorney in Harrison Mayor's Court in Hamilton County, OH
If you or someone you know was recently issued a traffic citation, regardless of whether the citation required a court appearance, contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys of Joslyn Law Firm.
Having an experienced and dedicated litigator on your side even in Harrison Mayor Court violations is invaluable.
Call (513) 399-6289 for more information and to schedule a no obligations consultation that will allow our Harrison Mayor's Court attorney to provide an honest and complete evaluation of your own case.
This article was last updated on Monday, July 24, 2017.