Dayton Municipal Court
Dayton Municipal Court handles criminal and traffic offenses that occur within the City of Dayton. There are five judges and two magistrates, any of whom might be assigned to your case.
|Mathias H. Heck, Jr.
Mathias H. Heck, Jr. serves as the prosecutor for Montgomery County, which includes Dayton Municipal Court.
Court Process Information
Have you been charged with a crime with a case pending in Dayton Municipal Court? This can be a stressful experience, whether this is your first time in court or your fifth. You’re probably feeling angry about having to take time off work, antagonistic toward the officer who charged you, and worried about what will happen to you.
We understand – and that’s why we’ve rounded up our best tips for improving your experience at Dayton Municipal Court.
General Information for Dayton Municipal Court
Dayton Municipal Court is located at 301 W 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402. You can reach the criminal division of the court at (937) 333-4315 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
If you need to look up your case information, please click here.
Tips to Improve Your Experience at Dayton Municipal Court
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.
- Arrive early. Give yourself plenty of time to get ready, deal with traffic, and park. The last thing you want to do is be late for your court appearance. In fact, being late for court may mean a warrant out for your arrest – the same penalty you’d receive for not attending at all. Make sure you plan ahead. We suggest arriving at least 30 minutes early to avoid any issues – better to be safe than sorry.
- Dress appropriately. While there’s no need to attend court in a conservative dress or a suit and tie, it’s recommended that do not wear crop-tops, tank tops, short shorts, leggings, or other more casual wear.
- Leave weapons at home. If you are carrying a gun or other weapons when you enter court, you may be asked to give them up until you plan to exit the courthouse.
Hiring a Dayton Criminal Defense Attorney
If you are facing criminal charges in Dayton Municipal Court, it’s best to have an experienced Dayton criminal defense attorney on your side to defend your rights and represent your best interests throughout the process. You’re likely facing serious consequences like a permanent criminal record, fines, jail or prison time, a drivers license suspension, and other ramifications.
Brad Groene, the lead criminal defense attorney in Cincinnati for Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP’s Cincinnati office, has years of experience working in Dayton Municipal Court. He can apply his successful and aggressive defense approaches to improve your legal situation. Brad works directly with each of his clients to learn their unique legal situations. He is experienced at evaluating evidence, attacking weaknesses in evidence, and fighting for reductions or dismissals.
Call today for a free consultation at (513) 338-1890.