Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Criminal Cases in the Willoughby Municipal Court

As a criminal defense attorney, I frequently represent citizens charged with criminal offenses in the Willoughby Municipal Court in Willoughby, Ohio. The Willoughby Municipal Court serves the communities of Eastlake, Kirtland, Wickliffe, Willoughby, Willoughby Hills and Willowick, the Villages of Kirtland Hills, Lakeline, Timberlake and Waite Hill. As such, if a person is charged with a misdemeanor criminal offense within one of these communities, their case will likely be heard in the Willoughby Municipal Court.

The Court is located at 4000 Erie Street, Willoughby, Ohio. The Court is quite busy given the multiple communities with which it serves. The severity of the criminal cases range from Felony level charges that initiate within the
jurisdiction, to misdemeanor traffic tickets.

The Court addresses a variety of criminal charges, including, but not limited to the following: Menacing, Assault, Carrying Concealed Weapons, Drug Abuse, Disorderly Conduct, Domestic Violence, Menacing, Theft, Public Indecency, Receiving Stolen Property, Burglary, Identity Theft, Robbery, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Drugs, Sexual Imposition and Operating a vehicle While Intoxicated just to name a few. It is important to note that felony crimes are often first brought within the Willoughby Municipal Court where a hearing may be held to determine whether probable cause exists in order for the matter to be bound over to the Lake County Court of Common Pleas.

If you, or someone you know, is facing a criminal charge within the Willoughby Municipal Court you may wish to discuss the matter in greater detail with a criminal defense lawyer. As such, please feel free to call me anytime for a free initial consultation at:
(440) 537-0299.