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Warren County Courts Consider Consolidation

warrenIn a recent Dayton Daily News article, the prospect of merging the Warren County Court into the Franklin Municipal Court and the Lebanon Municipal Court was brought before the Warren County Commissioners.  At the request of Franklin Municipal Court Judge Rupert Ruppert and Lebanon Municipal Court Judge Mark Brogen, the Warren County Commission has contracted the National Center for State Courts to study whether the county court should be consolidated with the municipal courts in Franklin and Lebanon. The county agreed to pay the NCSC $25,992 to study the consolidation, and the report is due at the end of May or early June.  A consolidation of the part-time courts into full-time courts would allow the judges to begin specialized dockets and offer other meaningful services to defendants.  In addition, consolidation of part-time courts was a goal for former Chief Justice Thomas Moyer.  His agenda has been furthered under current Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor.  In the article, she is quoted as saying, “I intend to follow the lead of former Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer by strongly encouraging local judges and legislative officials to examine the use of part-time judges and advocating for them to consolidate such positions where possible, for the greater purpose of creating a full-time judiciary throughout the state.”  Below is the current jurisdiction of the various courts serving Warren County.

  • The Lebanon Municipal Court handles cases arising in Lebanon or Turtlecreek Township.   The Lebanon Municipal Court is located at 50 South Broadway in downtown Lebanon across the street from the Golden Lamb restaurant.  The Court is presided over by Judge Mark R. Brogen.  To reach the court, please call (513) 933-7210 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  To look up cases in the Lebanon Municipal Court please go HERE and to access daily docket information please visit HERE.
  • The Franklin Municipal Court serves the communities of Franklin and Carlisle.  The Court is located in downtown Franklin at One Benjamin Franklin Way, at the corner of Riley and Fourth Street.  Contact the Court at (937) 746-2858.  Since 2006, the presiding Judge of the Franklin Municipal Court is the Honorable Rupert E. Ruppert.  The hours of the court are as follows: Monday (8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.), Tuesday (8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.), Wednesday (8:30 a.m. until Noon), Thursday and Friday (8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.).
  • If you were cited or the incident happened in the city of Mason or Deerfield Township, your case will be in Mason Municipal Court.  You will appear before Judge D. Andrew Batsche at 5950 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason, Ohio 45040.  You can reach the court at (513) 398-7901.  The Court operates between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and  4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The Court allow On-Line Payments and access to Public Records/Case Look-Up.
  • Located primarily in Butler County, the jurisdiction of the Middletown Municipal Courtdoes extend into Warren County.   If you are arrested for DUI in MiddletownTrenton, Madison Township or Lemon Township your misdemeanor DUI case will be heard in the Middletown Municipal Court.  The court is located at One Donham Plaza in downtown Middletown and can be reached by telephone at (513) 425-7766.  The court is presided over by the Honorable Mark W. Wall.
  • If you have a case in the Springboro Mayor’s Court you can find assistance by calling (937) 748-4367.  The Sprinboro Mayor’s Court is located at 329 West Central Avenue, Springboro, Ohio 45066.  The Magistrate who will hear your case is the Honorable Jeffrey T. Kirby.  The Clerk of Court is Linda Volpe and she can be reached at (937) 748-9782, Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.  Any other information that you need can be found on the Springboro government website [HERE] and by accessing their convenient A to Z directory.

If you have questions regarding the information provided above, please contact Charles M. Rowland II by phone at 937-318-1DUI (937-318-1384), 937-879-9542, or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (1-888-769-5263).For after-hours help contact our 24/7 DUI HOTLINE at 937-776-2671.  Immediate help is available by filling out the CONTACT form on any of these pages. For information about Dayton DUI sent directly to your mobile device, text DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  Follow DaytonDUI on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/DaytonDUI or Get Twitterupdates via SMS by texting follow DaytonDUI to 40404. DaytonDUI is also available on Facebook and you can access updates by becoming a fan of Dayton DUI/OVI Defense.  You can also email Charles Rowland at: CharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or write to us at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324

Arrested for OVI in Wilmington, Ohio?

WilmingtonDUI.com was developed to provide practical information regarding Wilmington and Clinton County‘s tough drunk driving law. Here you will find information on DUI (now called OVI) law in the Clinton County Municipal Court and the Clinton County Common Pleas Court. If you find yourself accused of a crime contact Charles M. Rowland II at the number provided above or on the after hours DUI HOTLINE 937-776-2671. If you’ve been charged with DUI, it’s important that you consult an attorney immediately before you lose your rights! Charles M. Rowland II has successfully represented the accused drunk driver for over ten years. As a former city prosecutor and a certified operator of the breath test machine, he has the credentials and the experience to help you get your life back! If you find yourself accused of a drunk driving contact Charles M. Rowland II.

Clinton County Court Information

The Clinton County Municipal Court is located at 69 North South Street, Box 71, Wilmington, Ohio 45177, and can be reached at (937) 382-8985. The Wilmington Municipal Court services all of Clinton County and is presided over by the Honorable Chad L. Carey. The Clinton County Municipal Court is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Law Director/Prosecutor for the Clinton County Municipal Court can be reached at (937) 383-2067. The General Division of the Clinton County Common Pleas Court, which is located at 46 S. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio 45177, can be contacted at (937) 382-3640. The Clinton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is at 103 E. Main St., Wilmington, Ohio 45177, (937) 382-4559. The Clinton County Public Defender’s Office is at 32 East Sugartree St., Wilmington, Ohio 45177, (937) 382-1316. For information on inmates at the Clinton County Jail, please call (937) 383-4813 or (937) 383-3292. For more specific information, please follow the links below:

Clinton County
Clinton County Municipal Court
Clinton County Municipal Court, Records Access
Clinton County Municipal Court Rules
Clinton County Common Pleas Court
Clinton County Clerk of Courts
Clinton County Law Library
Clinton County Prosecutor
Clinton County Public Defender
Clinton County Sheriff
Clinton County Jail
City of Wilmington
Village of New Vienna
Caesar Creek State Park
Wilmington College
Wilmington News Journal

Charles M. Rowland II represents the accused drunk driver in all of the following areas of Clinton County: Blanchester, Clarksville, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Midland, New Vienna, Port William, Sabina, Wilmington, and in all of the following Townships within Clinton County: Adams, Chester, Clark, Green, Jefferson, Liberty, Marion, Richland, Union, Vernon, Washington, Wayne and Wilson.

Greene County Jail, Greene County Adult Detention Center (by DaytonDUI)

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There are two “jails” in Greene County which are run under the authority of the Greene County Sheriff’s Department.  The Greene County Jail is a 130 bed, full-service facility built in 1969.  You may hear this facility called the “old” jail or the “downtown” jail as it is located at 77 E. Market St., Xenia, Ohio, behind the Greene County Court of Common Pleas.  You can call the Greene County Jail at 937-562-4842.

The second, newer facility is the Adult Detention Center located at 2295 Greenway Blvd., Xenia, Ohio 45385.  The ADC (as it is known) is a 236 bed minimum/medium supervision facility opened in May 2000.  Contact the Greene County Adult Detention Center at 937-562-5842. To learn how to find an inmate within the Greene County Jail or the Greene County Adult Detention Center visit the Greene County Sheriff’s Jail page here: www.co.greene.oh.us/sheriff/sh_jail.htm.  Here you can also learn how to deposit money on an inmate’s account.  You can email the jail division of the Greene County Sheriff’s office here: eprindle@co.greene.oh.us

Charles M. Rowland represents the accused drunk driver in Greene County, Ohio which includes the cities of Beavercreek, Xenia, Fairborn and Bellbrook.  If you find yourself in need of DUI (now called OVI) representation contact him at 937-318-1DUI

Warren County Ohio Courts (An Overview)

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Several courts serve Warren County, Ohio.  Frequently, we encounter questions about where a Warren County DUI case will be heard.  Here is an overview of all of the Warren County, Ohio courts complete with links and other important information.

  • Warren County Common Pleas Court (hearing all felony offenses in Warren County) located at 500 Justice Drive, Lebanon, Ohio 45036.  The Court operates Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be reached at the following telephone numbers (513) 695-1346 [Lebanon number], (513) 261-1346 [Middletown/Franklin number], (513) 925-1346 [Cincinnati number] and (937) 425-1346 [Dayton number].  The Juvenile and Common Pleas Courts are  served by the Warren County Clerk of Courts
  • Warren County Juvenile Court (hearing all cases brought against persons deemed to be juveniles under Ohio law)  located at 570 Justice Drive, Lebanon, Ohio 45036. You can contact the Court at (513) 695-1160 and the Juvenile Detention Facility at (513) 695-1392.  The Juvenile and Common Pleas Courts are  served by the Warren County Clerk of Courts
  • Located at 550 Justice Drive, Lebanon, Ohio 45036, the Warren County Court has jurisdiction over misdemeanor offenses (including misdemeanor DUI’s) arising in the following villages: Harveysburg, Maineville, Morrow, South Lebanon, Springboro and Waynesville, along with the following townships: Clearcreek, Hamilton, Harlan, Massie, Salem, Union, Washington and Wayne.  Note, however, that the city of Springboro operates the Springboro Mayor’s Court which is discussed below.  The Warren County Court is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding holidays and can be reached at (513) 695-1370.  Your Warren County Court DUI will be heard by the Honorable Donald E. Oda II or the Honorable Joseph W. Kirby.
  • The Lebanon Municipal Court handles cases arising in Lebanon or Turtlecreek Township.   The Lebanon Municipal Court is located at 50 South Broadway in downtown Lebanon across the street from the Golden Lamb restaurant.  The Court is presided over by Judge Mark R. Brogen.  To reach the court, please call (513) 933-7210 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  To look up cases in the Lebanon Municipal Court please go HERE and to access daily docket information please visit HERE.
  • The Franklin Municipal Court serves the communities of Franklin and Carlisle.  The Court is located in downtown Franklin at One Benjamin Franklin Way, at the corner of Riley and Fourth Street.  Contact the Court at (937) 746-2858.  Since 2006, the presiding Judge of the Franklin Municipal Court is the Honorable Rupert E. Ruppert.  The hours of the court are as follows: Monday (8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.), Tuesday (8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.), Wednesday (8:30 a.m. until Noon), Thursday and Friday (8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.).
  • If you were cited or the incident happened in the city of Mason or Deerfield Township, your case will be in Mason Municipal Court.  You will appear before Judge D. Andrew Batsche at 5950 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason, Ohio 45040.  You can reach the court at (513) 398-7901.  The Court operates between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and  4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The Court allow On-Line Payments and access to Public Records/Case Look-Up.
  • Located primarily in Butler County, the jurisdiction of the Middletown Municipal Court does extend into Warren County.   If you are arrested for DUI in Middletown, Trenton, Madison Township or Lemon Township your misdemeanor DUI case will be heard in the Middletown Municipal Court.  The court is located at One Donham Plaza in downtown Middletown and can be reached by telephone at (513) 425-7766.  The court is presided over by the Honorable Mark W. Wall.
  • If you have a case in the Springboro Mayor’s Court you can find assistance by calling (937) 748-4367.  The Sprinboro Mayor’s Court is located at 329 West Central Avenue, Springboro, Ohio 45066.  The Magistrate who will hear your case is the Honorable Jeffrey T. Kirby.  The Clerk of Court is Linda Volpe and she can be reached at (937) 748-9782, Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.  Any other information that you need can be found on the Springboro government website [HERE] and by accessing their convenient A to Z directory.

If you have questions regarding the information provided above, please contact Charles M. Rowland II by phone at 937-318-1DUI (937-318-1384), 937-879-9542, or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (1-888-769-5263).For after-hours help contact our 24/7 DUI HOTLINE at 937-776-2671.  Immediate help is available by filling out the CONTACT form on any of these pages. For information about Dayton DUI sent directly to your mobile device, text DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  Follow DaytonDUI on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/DaytonDUI or Get Twitterupdates via SMS by texting follow DaytonDUI to 40404. DaytonDUI is also available on Facebook and you can access updates by becoming a fan of Dayton DUI/OVI Defense.  You can also email Charles Rowland at: CharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or write to us at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324

St. Patrick’s Day OVI Checkpoints in Clark, Greene, Montgomery & Shelby Counties

This is going to be an active weekend for law enforcement with every jurisdiction reporting increased patrols.  There will also be OVI checkpoints in Greene, Clark, Shelby and two in Montgomery County.  Details of the locations and times will be updated at this blog posting as we get them [so check back often].  Here’s what we know so far:

Clark County (Springfield):  There will be an OVI checkpoint operated tonight from 6pm until 10pm at St. Rt. 40 and St. Rt. 68 in Springfield.  The checkpoint is in conjunction with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Clark County Combined DUI Task force.  In addition to the checkpoint, Springfield Police, Clark County Sheriff and other law enforcement agencies have announced increased patrols throughout the weekend.

Greene County: There will be an OVI checkpoint tonight in Greene County on Wilmington Pike near 675.  The checkpoint will operate from 10pm until approximately 2am.  Thanks to the Greene County Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol for helping us secure this information.  The area covered by this checkpoint is at the Montgomery County/Greene County line and will include nearby saturation patrols.

Montgomery County:  There will be a checkpoint beginning at 6pm on Lyons Road in Washington Township, Montgomery County.  No ending time was given for this checkpoint.  Our source for this information was WDTN.  The Montgomery County OVI Task Force will log nearly 300 overtime hours in looking for impaired drivers this weekend alone.  We will give you details of the checkpoints as they are released.

Shelby County: There will be an OVI checkpoint tonight (Saturday March 17th) along St. Rt. 47 in Piqua, Shelby County beginning at approximately 10pm and running until approximately 2am.  Please visit www.SidneyDUI.com to learn more about DUI’s in Shelby County or contact me at (937) 776-2671 for help with a DUI in Shelby County.

Warren County:  Extra deputies are out on patrol in Warren County. The department is paying deputies for the extra work with a state grant. They’ll be out looking for impaired drivers until Sunday night, Dayton’s New Source reports.  Please visit www.SpringboroDUI.com or www.LebanonDUI.com  or call (937) 776-2671 for 24/7 assistance.  If you want to know more about the Warren County Courts please check out Warren County Courts (an overview).

Allen County (Lima): An sobriety checkpoint will be held in Lima, Friday State Route 309 in Allen County. It will run from 9 pm to 12 am.