Mayor's Court

SCHEDULED COURT DATES FOR 2016:

Mayor's Court is held at the Dresden Municipal Building 904 Chestnut Street on the Second and fourth Friday of each month at 9:30 a.m. unless a holiday

PAYMENTS:

Payments may be made by cash, check, money order or credit card. Mailed payments must be by check or money order to; Dresden Mayor's Court, P.O. Box 539, Dresden, Ohio 43821

QUESTIONS:

Call the Clerk of Courts at 740-754-3151 Monday - Friday 9:00 - 3:00. Please leave a message if no answer.

FAXES:

Faxes may be sent to attention Mayor's Court at 740-754-4005.

ABOUT MAYOR'S COURT:

The Dresden Mayor's Court is able to hear and decide cases of violations of village ordinances and traffic laws that are classified as misdemeanor pursuant to Ohio Revised Code chapter 1905.

RULES FOR APPEARING IN MAYOR'S COURT:

Arrive 10-15 minutes early, silence cell phones and electronic devices, remove hats and sunglasses. You must sign in with the clerk and do not depart the court without permission. Court will start promptly at the scheduled start time. Arriving 10-15 minutes early allows you to review your rights form, ask questions, or request to speak with the prosecutor on trial dates. Do not bring weapons (including pocket knives) into the court room. Remove your hat when in the building. When choosing to pay a fine by check, ensure the account has sufficient funds for the issued amount as passing a bad check on a court is a felony.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU MUST APPEAR IN COURT:

If you have a mandatory court appearance and you cannot appear at the required date and time, you may request a "continuance" which may or may not be approved. In order for a request to be considered it must come with sufficient notice and good cause shown. You may contact the clerk by any of the means listed below.

PLEAS:

When you appear in court you will be given the option of making one of three pleas: "Guilty"," Not Guilty" or "No contest". By pleading "Guilty" or "No Contest" you wave your right to a trial and the case is usually disposed of that day. If you plea "Not Guilty" your case will most likely be scheduled for a trial at a later date, at which time you can present any evidence or questions any witnesses.

 

 
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