Trenton Mayor’s Court
11 East State St.
Trenton, OH 45067
Phone: (513) 428-0101
Fax: (513) 988-5777
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Trenton Mayor’s Court
Trenton is located in Butler County, Ohio. The Mayor’s court was designed to be a more focused and localized justice system for local residents, rather than the often, larger and less personalized forum of county or municipal court. According to the most recent U.S. Census, Trenton has a population of about 11,100 people.
Like most Ohio Mayor’s courts, Trenton hears cases concerning traffic violations, including OVI charges, misdemeanors ranging from minor misdemeanors to first-degree misdemeanor charges, and minor city ordinance violations. Trenton has its own specified process for dealing with community issues within the limits authorized by Ohio Supreme Court. Understanding your rights in Trenton Mayor’s Court is crucial if you have found yourself subject to a City Ordinance violation.
Attorney for Trenton Mayor’s Court in Trenton, Ohio
If you or someone you know was arrested for a minor traffic offense or a misdemeanor criminal offense in Butler County, specifically in Trenton, 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 needs. Our clients can call, text, or email. We are dedicated to providing the best possible defense.
Penalties in Trenton Mayor’s Court
Trenton Mayor’s Court has implemented standard penalties for many of the traffic and other waivable offenses that it hears.
- 0-11 MPH over the posted speed-limit = $120 fine
- 12-15 MPH over the posted speed-limit = $125 fine
- 16-20 MPH over the posted speed-limit = $130 fine
- 21-25 MPH over the posted speed-limit = $135 fine
- 26-30 MPH over the posted speed-limit = $140 fine
- 31-34 MPH over the posted speed-limit = $145 fine
- 35 MPH or over requires a court appearance and a bond of $170.
Not all offenses require an appearance in court. Although an individual may certainly contest the charges, he or she is not required to and may simply pay the fine.
Offenses That Require a Fine:
- Assured Clear Distance w/insurance = $170 fine
- Bench Warrant = $50 fine per case
- Expired Registration = $135 fine
- Railroad Crossing Gate = $170 fine
- Traffic Signal = $170 fine
- Safety Belt (Driver) = $115 fine
- Safety Belt (Passenger) = $110 fine
- Safety Belt (Child) = $110 fine
- Stop Sign = $170 fine
Some violations, however, do require a court appearance. Those traffic citations that require a court appearance include the following:
- Driving while license suspended
- Driving with fictitious tags or registration
- Driver without an operator’s license
- Disorderly conduct with or without public intoxication
- Underage consumption
- Menacing and Aggravated Menacing
- Bad checks
- Drug abuse (use or possession)
- Drug abuse (instruments and paraphernalia)
- Consumption in a motor vehicle
- Harassment in telecommunications
What to Expect at Trenton Mayor’s Court
If an individual is alleged to have committed an offense that requires a court appearance, he or she will also have to appear at an arraignment. An arraignment is simply a formal reading of your rights. In Trenton Mayor’s Court, the court date on your ticket, assigned by the officer, is your arraignment date. The purpose of the arraignment is to allow an individual the opportunity to answer the charge or charges alleged against him or her and to enter a plea to that charge. The arraignment should not be confused with the trial.
Trenton Mayor’s Court provides individuals with a Statement of Rights. According to the Statement of Rights, alleged offenders are entitled to the following:
- The law requires Trenton Mayor’s Court to bring you to trial within thirty days of the date you were charged;
- You have the right to a lawyer at any time and you have the right to have the case continued until you get a lawyer;
- If you are facing charges that could result in jail-time, then Trenton Mayor’s Court will appoint a lawyer at no cost to you if you cannot afford one;
- If you are facing charges that could result in jail-time, then you have a right to a jury trial;
- You maintain the right to remain silent;
- You have the right to remain free on a reasonable bail while your case is awaiting trial;
- You have a right to know the nature of the charge or charges that have been filed against you;
- You have a right to know the identity of the person or entity bringing the charge(s) against you; and
- You have a right to read the complaint filed against you.
Misdemeanor Penalties in Trenton Mayor’s Court
While Ohio Mayor’s Courts are not authorized to hear all misdemeanors such as domestic violence, stalking, or violation of protection orders, Trenton Mayor’s court is authorized to hear most misdemeanors. The following includes the list of misdemeanor’s that the Trenton Mayor’s Court can hear:
- Minor Misdemeanors: no jail time and fines of up to $150;
- Fourth-Degree Misdemeanor: Up to 30 days in jail and up to $250 in fines;
- Third-Degree Misdemeanor: Up to 60 days in jail and up to $500 fines;
- Second-Degree Misdemeanor: UP to 90 days in jail and up to $750 fines;
- First-Degree Misdemeanor: Up to six (6) months in jail and up to $1,000 fines.
Trenton Mayor’s Court Staff and Location
The Trenton Mayor’s Court is located at:
11 East State St.
Trenton, OH 45067
Trenton Mayor Court’s Notable Staff:
- Mayor – Calvin G. Woodrey
- Clerk of Courts – Cynthia L. Sorrell
- City Attorney – Patrick Binns
Find an Attorney for Trenton Mayor’s Court in Butler County, OH
If you or someone you know has been arrested in Trenton in Butler County, OH, understanding your rights in mayor’s court is important. Speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney at Joslyn Law Firm for more information about how an attorney can help you navigate the often confusing process of mayor’s court.
Call (513) 399-6289 now for a free, no obligations consultation that will allow our Trenton Mayor’s Court attorney to provide an honest and complete evaluation of your case.