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Fairfield County Court of Common Pleas

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After working with the Fairfield County Court of Common Pleas for almost 10 years, we’ve seen a variety of cases there, from aggravated murder, to rape, to theft, to possession of drugs and anything else that falls under the criminal spectrum.

Judge(s) Richard E. Berens
David A. Trimmer
Magistrate(s) Jillian Boone
Prosecutor(s) Kyle Witt

Judges Richard E. Berens and David A. Trimmer, along with Magistrate Jillian Boone and Fairfield County Prosecutor Kyle Witt ensure that court affairs are run fairly and efficiently.

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224 East Main Street
Lancaster Ohio, 43130
PH: (740) 652-7421
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Fairfield County Ohio

Fairfield County Court of Common Pleas

Court Process Information

Typically, your case will start with an arraignment, which is where your charges will be read in front of a judge or magistrate and you’ll get the chance to plead “not guilty,” “guilty” or “no contest.” If you decided to hire a Fairfield County criminal defense attorney from Luftman, Heck & Associates, we’d advise you as to the best plea in your circumstance.

If the police issue a warrant for your arrest, we can work toward getting this set aside and having an arraignment, or minimize your time spent in jail or bond amount if that isn’t feasible.

The final step before your hearing with a judge or jury trial is the pre-trial. Before this date, we’d gather evidence; then, at the pre-trial, we’d discuss it with Prosecutor Witt and see if any issues come up, such as illegal search and seizure. If he agrees that there are issues, then we can work on lessening the offense to one that doesn’t carry mandatory jail time, or make a joint recommendation for no jail or prison time, or change your charge to something that won’t show up on your record.

I can FINALLY breathe easy now. I want to thank Mr. Bowen and all the attorneys that helped me with this case.

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