Judge Rupert E. Ruppert of the Franklin Municipal Court will soon be implementing a drug and a mental health docket. The decision follows a decision by the Warren County Commission to hire a full-time magistrate to help implement the new dockets. Greg Demos was picked by Judge Ruppert to be the Court’s Magistrate. The plan is to have both of the programs up and running by June. The Franklin Municipal Court, like many courts in the Miami Valley, has been dealing with an increase in heroin cases in Franklin, Carlisle and Franklin Township. [see DDN story]
We will report whether or not an OVI offense will be allowed to be a case that can be set on the Drug Court docket. In most of the courts throughout Ohio, a DUI is not handled in the specialized docket, but it treated as a more serious offense requiring that it be heard on the regular court docket.
If you need help with an OVI case in the Franklin Municipal Court contact Charles M. Rowland II or visit www.FranklinDUIdefense.com to learn more about the court.