Mason City Municipal Court
If you have been arrested and charged with a crime in Mason or Deerfield Township, your case may be sent to the Mason Municipal Court. The court handles traffic offenses, drunk driving, criminal charges, and civil cases. D. Andrew Batsche is judge, Eddie Lawson is the chief magistrate, and Zachary O. Zoz is the clerk of the court. The court has a number of other personnel, including a civil magistrate, deputy clerks, jury commissioner, bailiff staff, and probation staff.
|Assistant Prosecutor(s)||Matt Nolan|
These individuals are responsible for whether or not you are charged with a misdemeanor or a grand jury is convened in regard to felony charges.
Mason City Municipal Court
If you have been arrested and charged with a crime in Mason or Deerfield Township, Ohio, you should contact a Mason City criminal defense attorney right away. Your case may be sent to the Mason Municipal Court, which is located at 5950 South Mason Montgomery Road, Mason, OH 45040. The court handles traffic offenses, drunk driving, criminal charges, and civil cases. It is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Our defense lawyers at Luftman, Heck & Associates are experienced with the Mason Municipal Court, its clerk’s office, and its judges. We are also highly skilled in defending against all types of misdemeanor and felony offenses in local courts across Ohio and Northern Kentucky. Whatever the accusations against you, we are here to independently investigate your case and build you the strongest defense possible.
If you have any questions, contact a Mason City criminal defense lawyer right away. To discuss how we can help you in a free and confidential consultation, call LHA at (513) 338-1890 or submit a request online.
Our Mason City Criminal Defense Attorneys Know Local Court Rules
Our criminal defense team is used to handling misdemeanor and felony cases in counties throughout Ohio. We travel to ensure you have experienced legal representation wherever your case occurs.
Our willingness to travel throughout various counties gives us a wide breadth of experience. We are familiar with many municipal and common pleas’ court rules and personnel, including Mason City’s Municipal Court. We know the Mason Municipal Court schedule, including what types of hearings and trials, are heard on which days of the week. For instance, criminal and traffic arraignments occur on different days and at different times. Criminal jury trials are scheduled for a specific day within the month, and a pretrial conference must occur two weeks before.
Advice for Going to Mason City Municipal Court
At Luftman, Heck & Associates, we have helped many clients appear in court, including in Mason and Deerfield Township. When you know you must appear in court, we recommend:
- Confirming you have transportation: If you do not have your own car, then it is important to obtain transportation to your court date. Ask someone you trust, whether it is a family member or friend, to take you to court. You may also need to take the bus, call a taxi, or use a ridesharing service.
- Leave early for your court hearing: You should plan on arriving at the courthouse at least 30 minutes early. This ensures that if something goes wrong, you are not late. Getting there early can also help you find your bearings before your case is called.
- Dress in a business casual manner: When you have to appear in court, it is important to dress appropriately. You do not need a full suit and tie or a conservative dress and heels. However, a courtroom is not a casual environment. Business casual is usually appropriate, which you can consider clothing you would wear to a job interview.
- Do not bring any weapons: You may not take any weapons into the courtroom, including knives, mace, pepper spray, and guns. If you are lawfully carrying a gun, you may be asked to give it to the law enforcement personnel until you leave the courthouse.
- Speak with an attorney: While you are not required to hire a defense attorney when charged with a crime, we highly recommend it. By speaking with a lawyer before your court date, you will be better prepared. You will know what to expect at the hearing and your part in the proceeding.
Our Mason City Criminal Defense Attorneys Can Help
Our Cincinnati criminal defense lawyers at Luftman, Heck & Associates are ready to help you after you have been arrested and charged with a crime. We know how frightening this experience is, and how unsure you may be about what to do next. You may not be confident about where to go and what to do. We are here to explain the charges against you, your rights, and your legal options. We want to make sure you are fully informed so that you can protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome in your case.
You always have the right to an attorney when you face criminal charges, and we highly recommend hiring a Mason City criminal defense attorney like Brad Groene. To discuss how Brad can help you during this time, contact Luftman, Heck & Associates at (513) 338-1890 or contact us online. He is available 24/7 to take on your case and answers your questions.
If your court date is coming up soon, do not hesitate to call us. You need to show up to court. If you fail to show up, the judge can issue a bench warrant for your arrest, and you will be in even more legal trouble than before.