MILFORD MAYOR’S COURT
Nov. 17, 2011
With a population of 6,284 people, the village of Milford has created a Mayor’s Court to hear traffic, OVI, DUI, DUS, and other misdemeanor cases. Ohio municipalities of all sizes house Mayor’s Courts. Mayor’s Courts are presided over by a Magistrate.
The Milford Police Department and the Clermont County Sheriff can cite first time offenders into the Milford Mayor’s Court. Because Mayor’s Courts are not courts of record, a Defendant has the automatic right to appeal the case, regardless of the result. If a Defendant is not pleased with how their case turned out at the Mayor’s Court, the case can start over in the Clermont County Court. As Marty Hubbell says, “It is like getting two bites at the apple, which can be a great advantage to the defense.”
When charged with an offense in Milford Mayor’s Court, it is especially important to retain a local lawyer who has experience working in these unique types of Courts. Because of the unofficial nature of Mayor’s Courts, the procedures and practical approaches to the case can vary greatly.
The Milford Mayor’s Court is located at 745 Center Street, Milford, OH 45150. Your court date will be listed on your ticket or subpoena. Further information can be obtained at Milford’s website: