Montgomery County Courts (An Overview)
If you are arrested for DUI in Montgomery County, Ohio, your case will be heard in one of the courts below.
Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. This court hears all felony level cases including aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault and felony-enhanced DUI offenses. The Court is located in the Montgomery County Courts Building at 41 N. Perry Street in downtown Dayton. The Judges who serve the Montgomery County Court of Common Please are: Dennis Adkins, Steven Dankof, Barbara P. Gorman (Administrative and Presiding Judge), Mary Katherine Huffman, Dennis J. Langer, Frances E. McGee, Timothy N. O’Connell, Connie S. Price, Gregory F. Singer, Michael L. Tucker, and Mary Wiseman. You can contact the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts, Monday through Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Criminal Division: Room 104, (937) 225-4536, Fax: (937) 496-7581. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department is located at 345 W. Second St., P.O. Box 972, Dayton, Ohio 45422, (937) 225-4357. The Montgomery County Jail is located at 330 W. Second St., Dayton, Ohio 45422 and can be reached at (937)225-4160. For more useful information on Montgomery County, Ohio please visit the Government Web Site.
O.V.U.A.C. (Operating a vehicle after underage consumption) and Juvenile OVI offenses are heard in the Montgomery County Juvenile Court located at the Juvenile Justice Center, 380 W. Second St., Dayton, Ohio 45422. The court can be reached at the following departments: Court Administration: (937) 225-4267, Clerk’s Office: (937) 225-4198 – (937) 225-4199, Ancillary Services/Legal: (937) 225-4250, Detention Services: (937) 496-7324, Intervention Center: (937) 225-4141 or (937) 496-6559. The Judges who serve the Montgomery County Juvenile Court are the Honorable Nick Kuntz and the Honroable Anthony Capizzi.
Montgomery County Court. On September 8, 2010, Montgomery County Area One and Area Two Courts officially became the Montgomery County Municipal Court. There will be two divisions of the Montgomery County Municipal Court, a Western Division located in New Lebanon at 195 S. Clayton Rd., New Lebanon, Ohio 45345, and an Eastern Division located in Huber Heights at 6111 Taylorsville Rd., Huber Heights, Ohio 45424. Many people refer to the Montgomery County Municipal Court (Eastern Division) as the Huber Heights Municipal Court, but the court’s jurisdiction is larger, covering regions in north-east Montgomery County including the city of Riverside, Ohio. The Judges serving the Montgomery County Municipal Court (Eastern Division) are the Honorable James D. Piergies and the Honorable James A Hensley. You can reach the Eastern Division by telephone at (937) 496-7231. The Montgomery County Municipal Court (Western Division) serves the cities of Trotwood and Brookville, the villages of New Lebanon, Phillipsburg, Farmersville and Verona, and townships including Clay Township, Jackson Township, Jefferson Township and Perry Township. This court is served by Judges James L Manning and Adele Riley. You can reach the Montgomery County Municipal Court (Western Division) at (937) 687-9099.
If you are arrested for drunk driving in the City of Dayton, your misdemeanor DUI case will be heard in the Dayton Municipal Court. The Dayton Municipal Court is located at 301 West Third Street Dayton, Ohio 45402. You can visit the Dayton Municipal Court’s website at:www.DaytonMunicipalCourt.org. Office hours for the Clerk of Court are 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, for the acceptance of case filings and payments. Parking, Traffic and Criminal payments can also be paid online at www.PayMyFine.org. A full list of contact numbers is available on the Court’s website and the Clerk can be reached at (937) 333-4300. Five full-time elected judges, selected on a nonpartisan ballot to serve for a six-year term, serve the Dayton Municipal Court. Currently the serving judges are: The Honorable Chris Roberts, The Honorable John S. Pickrel, The Honorable Daniel Gehres, The Honorable Carl S. Henderson and The Honorable Dierdre Logan. Two full-time Magistrates who hear certain civil cases, small claims cases, eviction procedures and initial appearances for defendants summoned in for arraignment also serve the court. They also preside over traffic and criminal cases. The jurisdiction of the Court includes everything within the boundaries of the City of Dayton. The court has jurisdiction over a violation of any ordinance of the City of Dayton; any state of Ohio statutory misdemeanor or traffic violation committed in Dayton; and jurisdiction to preside over preliminary hearings for felony cases that occur in the City of Dayton.
If you are arrested on suspicion of OVI (drunk driving) inCenterville, Kettering, Moraine or Washington Township, your DUI case will be heard in the Kettering Municipal Court. The Honorable Thomas Hannah and the Honorable Robert Moore serves as judges of the Kettering Municipal Court. The Kettering Municipal Court, located at 2325 Wilmington Pike, Kettering, Ohio 45420 serves a population of over 117,000. The court is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am — 4:30 pm and can be reached at (937) 296-2461. If you are arrested in Moraine, Ohio, your OVI case may be handled in the Moraine Mayor’s Court which is located at 4200 Dryden Road, Moraine, Ohio 45439. Your attorney will meet with a prosecuting attorney who represents the city at the Moraine City Building, 4200 Dryden Rd., Moraine, Ohio 45439, for purposes of plea negotiations. If yourMoraine OVI case requires a motion to suppress, or if you request that the matter be set for trial, your case will be transferred to the Kettering Municipal Court for adjudication pursuant to Ohio law.
Vandalia Municipal Court’s jurisdiction serves approximately 83.5 square miles, which includes the Cities of Vandalia, Englewood, Clayton, Union and the Townships of Harrison and Butler, located in the Montgomery County, Ohio. The Court is located on the 2nd floor of the Justice Center at 245 James E. Bohanan Memorial Drive, Vandalia, Ohio. The Court operates Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The honorable Cynthia M. Heck is the elected judge of the Vandalia Municipal Court and will preside over your case. You may also appear before the Vandalia Municipal Court Magistrates: Bonnie Beaman Rice and Fred M. Izenson. Listed below is some very helpful links to the Vandalia Municipal Court. To visit the Vandalia Municipal Court’s useful and informative website, please click HERE. For Court Contact Information visit HERE. Court Rules are located HERE. You can make a payment to the court HERE. Look up Public Records (Case Look-up) HERE. Learn more about the Court’s Probation Department HERE. Access Court Forms HERE.
If you are arrested on suspicion of OVI (drunk driving) in Miamisburg, West Carrollton,Germantown, German Township or Miami Township, your misdemeanor DUI case will be heard in the Miamisburg Municipal Court. The Honorable Robert E. Messham, Jr. has presided over the Miamisburg Municipal Court since 1989. John F. Kolberg serves as the Court’s Magistrate. The Miamisburg Municipal Court, located at 10 N. First Street, Miamisburg, Ohio 45342, serves a population of over 80,000 and handles in excess of 15,000 cases per year. The court is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am — 4:00 pm and can be reached at (937) 866-2203. The Miamisburg Municipal Court has a very good web site that you can access at www.miamisburgcourts.com. Follow the links below to utilize popular aspects of the Court’s site: Clerk of Courts, Case Look-Up, Map & Directions, Local Rules, Pay On-Line.
Oakwood, Ohio is served by the Oakwood Municipal Court (click HERE for link to the Court). The Oakwood Municipal Court hears all misdemeanor cases, arraignments and traffic violations, as well as preliminary hearings on felony cases. The court also hears small claims and civil cases. Most cases are heard on Thursday mornings beginning at 8:30 a.m., and trials are usually held on Friday. If you are arrested for OVI in Oakwood, you will appear in the Oakwood Municipal Court, 30 Park Avenue , in Oakwood’s Municipal Building. Hearings and trials are held in the same chamber wherein the council meetings are held. Questions about the court should be directed to the Clerk of the Oakwood Municipal Court at 293-3058. The Clerk of Courts Office is open 8-5 Monday through Friday.
Established in 1803, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio handles over 400 criminal cases a year in 48 of Ohio’s 88 counties. The court has an eastern division, located in Columbus and two western divisions located in Dayton and Cincinnati. If you are arrested for a federal DUI offense in Champaign, Clark, Greene, Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble or Shelby counties you will appear in Dayton’s Federal Building, 200 W. Second St., Dayton, Ohio 45402. You can contact the Court at (937)512-1400 Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. An Ohio DUI lawyer experienced in federal dui laws and drunk driving cases can explain the difference between state and federal prosecutions, and the potential penalties of each. If you are arrested for DUI on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the court will apply Ohio law in adjudicating your case via the Assimilative Crimes Act. Generally, you will face the same harsh penalties for a federal DUI as you would under Ohio DUI law.
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