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Failure to Appear

Failure to appear in court will result in the following actions by the court:

  1. A warrant for arrest will be issued for failure to appear/contempt of court. The warrant will be entered by the respective police agency into the State of Ohio computer. When arrested, you will be required to post a cash bond to guarantee your appearance in court.
  2. The court will notify the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) in Columbus, of your failure to appear. The BMV will suspend your driving rights and deny renewal of your driver's license and registration until you resolve this matter with the court. There are additional fees added to the original cost of the ticket by both the court and the State of Ohio.

MUNICIPAL COURT HOURS

Criminal/Traffic Division

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Except the 1st and 3rd
Tuesdays of each month
8 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Civil/Small Claims Division

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.


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