Bexley Mayor’s Court
While the Bexley Mayor’s Court is one of the smaller Mayor’s courts in the area, the Columbus criminal defense attorneys at Luftman, Heck & Associates have still defended a wide range of cases there, from possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia to many other criminal offenses. Our Bexley DUI attorneys can help defend your case if you are charged with a DUI/OVI.
Prosecutor Lou Chodosh and Magistrate Jason Dolin handle court affairs, with Marquan Stewart serving as the court clerk.
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Court Process Information
The first step in the court process is an arraignment, which is where your charges will be read in front of Magistrate Dolin and you will plead “not guilty,” “guilty” or “no contest.” Hiring the Columbus DUI defense attorneys with LHA means that you likely will not have to show up for your arraignment and can leave all of the pre-trial work to us.
The next step is to assess the evidence, figure out the weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case and negotiate on our client’s behalf to give them options and to accomplish their goals for the case.
For example, in drug offenses cases, client’s goals generally include keeping the drug conviction off their record and keeping their license from being suspended.
If we are not satisfied with pre-trial results at the Bexley Mayor’s Court, we may opt to move the case downtown to Franklin County Municipal Court instead, where Prosecutor Kevin Mantel will take over.