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