Brown County Municipal Court
If you have been charged with a traffic infraction or misdemeanor in Brown County, your case will likely be heard at the Municipal Court. Felonies may be charged at the Municipal Court or Common Pleas level, so be sure to double check where your case is being handled before driving to court. Brown County Municipal Court also handles small claims and civil suits of up to $15,000.
Jessica Little serves as the prosecuting attorney for all of Brown County, and will represent the State of Ohio in criminal cases at both the Municipal Court and Common Pleas levels.
Court Process Information
Whether you have been pulled over for a speeding ticket or you are facing serious criminal allegations, there are are ways to reduce the stress and worry you may have about going to court.
- Give yourself plenty of time and arrive early. Do not be late to your court appearance at any local Ohio court – if you show up late, you may receive the same penalty as not appearing, which is a warrant for your arrest. Build plenty of buffer time to ensure you do not show up late. Set multiple alarms, pre-plan babysitting or nanny services, map out your route, and prepare yourself for potential traffic. It’s best to arrive around 30 minutes prior to your scheduled court appearance so you can sign in and find your courtroom before having to go before the judge.
- Leave weapons at home. If you are in possession of any weapons or firearms, you may be asked to relinquish it at the entrance of the courthouse for security reasons. You will not get your weapons back until you leave the courthouse. We suggest leaving these at home to avoid any issues.
- If you have questions, ask. Not sure where you are supposed to sit or where to sign paperwork? Just ask, politely and clearly. The courthouse personnel will do their best to help you.
Brown County Criminal Defense
If you have been charged with a crime in Brown County Municipal Court, you will likely need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney in Cincinnati who can protect your rights and defend you to the best possible legal outcome. Depending on your charge, you may be facing serious penalties like substantial fines, incarceration, loss of driving privileges, and a permanent criminal record.
Brown County criminal defense attorney Brad Groene has the experience and aggressive defense approaches to improve your legal situation. He has defended his clients to optimal outcomes for charges ranging from battery to a Cincinnati DUI charge. Call (513) 338-1890 for a free consultation with Brad.
Brad is a dedicated Cincinnati criminal defense attorney who believes in one-on-one communication with his clients. He works individually with each client, and he ensures that you always have a line of communication directly to him.
Is your court date coming up this week? Don’t lose hope – we may still be able to help. Call us today at (513) 338-1890 for a free consultation. We are available 24/7.
If you have not yet retained an attorney, be sure that you do not skip your court date. If you miss your court date, a judge may issue a bench warrant for your arrest – also known as a capias – and the police will be authorized to arrest you. You will subsequently be charged with failure to appear, which is an additional criminal charge.