Brown County Common Pleas Court
If you have been charged with a criminal felony in Brown County, your case will likely be heard at the Common Pleas level. Your case may also be moved up here from a lower court. You would also have to interact with the Brown County Common Pleas Court for certain civil matters like selling a car or filing power of attorney.
Court Process Information
Having to go to any local court is stressful, and you might be dreading it. We’ve gathered some tips to make your experience at court as smooth as possible.
- Plan ahead. The last thing you want to worry about when you’re attending a court appearance is rushing in late. Leave home with plenty of time for any potential issues like running out of gas, heavy traffic, or difficulty finding a parking spot. It’s best to arrive around 30 minutes prior to your scheduling court appearance to be on the safe side. If you are late for your court appearance, the judge presiding over your case may issue a capias – an arrest warrant for not appearing.
- Leave weapons and firearms at home. Bringing a weapon into the courthouse may mean relinquishing it until you’re about to leave. For security reasons, we suggest leaving your weapons and firearms at home.
- Ask if you have questions. If you’re unsure about where you’re supposed to sit or what room you’re supposed to be in, just ask. Be polite and clear.
Brown County Criminal Defense
Have you been charged with a crime in Brown County? You need aggressive defense to ensure that your rights are protected and to fight for the best possible outcome for your legal situation. You may be facing jail or prison time, hundreds or even thousands of dollars in fines, and long-term harm to your reputation and future. Whether this is your first criminal charge or your tenth charge, there is always something that can be done to better your situation.
Having an experienced Brown County criminal defense lawyer represent you can reduce the charges and penalties you face. Attorney Brad Groene has years of experience in defending his clients against crimes ranging from manslaughter to speeding tickets.
To learn how Brad can help you, call for a free legal case evaluation at (513) 338-1890. He can walk you through your options.
As an experienced Brown County criminal defense attorney, Brad provides direct client communication to ensure that you’re never working only with support staff or paralegals. He will clearly outline the penalties you face and what legal options and outcomes are likely available.
In defending his clients, Brad thoroughly and carefully assess the evidence against them and begins mounting an aggressive defense to protect your rights.
Is your court date rapidly approaching? Don’t worry – we can still help. Call (513) 338-1890 today to learn how we can help, but do not skip your court date if you have not yet retained a criminal defense attorney near you. A judge may issue a bench warrant (a capias) for your arrest, and police will be authorized to take you into custody and charge you with failure to appear – an additional criminal charge on top of your preexisting charges.
Once a capias has been issued, the Ohio BMV will be notified to block your driver’s license and vehicle registration.