Lebanon Municipal Court
The Lebanon Municipal Court covers traffic violations and misdemeanor offenses for the City of Lebanon and Turtlecreek Township. Be sure to double check where your case is being handled before your court date.
|Judge(s)||Mark R. Bogen|
Court Process Information
If you were ticketed or charged with a misdemeanor crime in Lebanon, do not hesitate to contact our experienced criminal defense lawyers at Luftman, Heck & Associates. We are proud to help individuals throughout the Ohio and Northern Kentucky court system. Attorney Brad Groene is prepared to travel to where your case takes place to ensure you have strong legal representation in any county.
When Your Case May Go to the Lebanon Municipal Court
There are numerous ways in which your case may be sent to the Lebanon Municipal Court, and you will want an attorney experienced with the local court rules. If you receive a traffic ticket while in Lebanon or Turtlecreek Township, which surrounds much of the City of Lebanon. Turtlecreek is one of eleven townships in Warren County, OH.
Common traffic tickets include speeding, leaving the scene of an accident, driving without a license or under suspension, running a stop sign, failing to stop for a school bus, and drag racing. For some traffic tickets, you can pay a fine online. However, this is the same as pleading guilty. If you wish to fight a traffic ticket, you should speak with a Lebanon criminal defense attorney.
Your case may also be sent to Lebanon Municipal Court if you are charged with a misdemeanor crime. For instance, being charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a crime and requires an appearance in court. You can also face a misdemeanor charge for assault, an alcohol crime, being a public nuisance, and minor theft. If you face any level of crime, you need to contact an experienced defense attorney. Brad Groene is ready to take on your case, build you a strong defense, and fight for the best possible outcome in your case.
Preparing to Visit Lebanon Municipal Court
When you must appear in Lebanon’s municipal court, you should prepare for your visit. In the weeks before your visit:
- Inform your work: Unfortunately, court dates take place during regular business hours, which means you may need to take time off work. It may not be wise to tell your supervisor you have a court hearing for a traffic ticket or misdemeanor offense, however, you will need to take time off work. If you are a stay-at-home parent, make sure you have a trusted babysitter lined up for that day and time.
- Ensure you have transportation: If you do not own a car, make sure a friend or family member can drive you. Otherwise, look into using public transportation, a taxi, or ridesharing service. You need to be confident you have a way to get to your court hearing on time.
- Leave early: You do not want to be late to your court appearance. You should plan on arriving at the courthouse at least 30 minutes before the hearing time. If you are relying on someone else for a ride, make sure they are aware of when you need to leave your home for the courthouse. Take into consideration potential traffic and the time it will take to find parking.
- Dress appropriately: A courtroom is neither a casual nor highly conservative place. You should wear nice clothing that you are comfortable in. It’s often best to wear business casual clothing, which may be an outfit you would wear to a job interview.
- Leave all weapons or guns at home: You may not bring any weapons into the courthouse, including knives, mace, or firearms.
- Ask for help: If you are unsure of where to go in the courthouse, do not be afraid to politely ask someone for directions.
If you have questions about appearing at the Lebanon Municipal Court, you can call the courthouse at (513) 933-7210. However, we recommend you contact a Lebanon criminal defense attorney. A lawyer will prepare you for your court appearance, including explaining how the court process goes and your role in the proceeding. By hiring an attorney, you may have to do very little talking at the hearing, which can lift some of the burden off your shoulders.
Contact a Lebanon Criminal Defense Lawyer for Help
If you are facing a traffic ticket or a misdemeanor offense, you should work with an experienced attorney to fight back. You could be facing serious consequences, such as jail time, fines, the loss of your driver’s license, probation, and more. You always have the right to an attorney and to defend yourself in court. By working with Luftman, Heck & Associates, you have someone who is on your side, protecting your rights and fighting for the best possible legal outcome in your case.