New Albany Mayor’s Court

The New Albany Mayor’s court oversees most misdemeanor traffic and criminal cases charged under the New Albany City Ordinance. The court will not handle second offense OVIs, second offense driving under OVI or FRA (driving with no insurance) suspensions, and domestic violence cases.

Criminal Defense and Traffic Attorney Representation

Let Meis Law help you if you find yourself in Mayor’s Court. We will work with the prosecutor to achieve the best possible result for your case. We have years of experience in New Albany. 

New Albany Mayor’s Court Information

The New Albany Mayor’s court is currently operated by the City of Gahanna. It’s located at 200 S. Hamilton Road, Gahanna, Ohio in the City Hall Building. Court is held every Thursday. Sean Maxfield is the Magistrate.

Procedure in New Albany Mayor’s Court

With the exception of jury trials, the New Albany Mayor’s Court has the same procedures as the Franklin County Municipal Court. They hold arraignments, pretrials, court trials, and revocation hearings.

  • Arraignment – You can enter one of three pleas at arraignment (Guilty, not guilty, and no contest). If you enter a not guilty plea, your case will be set for a pretrial.
  • Pretrial – This is the step where Meis Law will negotiate with the prosecutor and try to resolve the case before trial. If the police made any illegal searches or seizures, we will file a suppression motion to try and get rid of any illegally attained evidence.
  • Court trial – If there is no resolution during pretrial, the case will be set for a court trial and the magistrate will hear the case.
  • Even if you lose at your court trial at Mayor’s Court, you can appeal the decision and the case will be transferred to the county municipal court. This will start the process over again. Basically, you get two cracks at a trial if your case starts at the Mayor’s Court.

Because Mayor’s courts do not hold jury trials, you can choose to have your case transferred to the appropriate county court.


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