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Bucyrus Criminal & Traffic Arraignments are held every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.
Bucyrus Tax Arraignments are held the 3rd Wednesday at 1:00p.m. of every month except December.
Galion Criminal & Traffic Arraignments are held every Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.
What To Do When You Appear In Court
Report to the Clerk’s office and check in by properly identifying yourself. City of Bucyrus tax cases should report to the basement and check in with the Clerk in the Magistrate's courtroom. When Court begins, the Judge will advise you of your rights and the pleas available to you: Guilty, No Contest, Not Guilty
Guilty, No Contest, or Not Guilty
Court Appointed Attorney
If you are charged with a jailable offense, and do not have money for an attorney, you may request to have an attorney appointed to you. As of September 29th, 2005, Ohio Law required all persons requesting a court-appointed attorney to pay a $25.00 application fee.
If there has been a forfeiture placed on your driver’s license, you will need to pay your fines and costs in full with the court that you owe fines and costs. If fines and costs are owed in Crawford County Municipal Court the court will issue a release of forfeiture after all fines and costs are paid in full.
A registration block is placed on your vehicle registration when you fail to appear for an arraignment or fail to pay as agreed on a criminal case. To release a registration block you will need to pay your fines and costs in full with the Crawford County Municipal Court.
Proof of Insurance
Proof of Insurance is a State of Ohio requirement (EXCEPT FOR PARKING TICKETS). If ‘Proof of Insurance Shown’ says NO, you are required to send proof of insurance by fax or in person by the end of the week in which waiver was paid or case was plead to. Insurance must be active on the date and time that you were stopped and for the vehicle you were driving at the time. It is advisable to call the court to verify that proof of insurance was received.
The court accepts payment by cash, money order, certified bank check, at our office or by mail. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED. (Do not send cash through the mail.)
Payments by Discover/Visa/MasterCard can be made through the Online Payments section of this website.
Bucycrus Income Tax Information
YOU ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO FILE CITY INCOME TAX RETURNS IF:
If you are disabled or on disability. You must provide proof to the City Income Tax Department and complete the required paperwork. The City Income Tax phone number is (419) 562-6767 extension 6.
ONCE A SUMMONS HAS BEEN ISSUED, ONLY THE PROSECUTOR OR THE MAGISTRATE CAN DISMISS IT. If you dispute this claim or need to make payment arrangements, you must appear on your scheduled court date. If you do not comply or appear, a bench warrant will be issued.
Effective for 2016 tax year violations of the Bucyrus City Income Tax shall be classified as a 4th degree misdemeanor with a maximum Fine of $250 and 30 days in jail and appearance is mandatory.
Criminal & Traffic Court Costs and Waiver Schedule
Effective Jan 1, 2020
|Basic Court Costs for Traffic-Moving and Criminal Cases||$125.00|
|Basic Court Costs for Traffic-Non Moving||$106.00|
|Community Control Sanctions||$100.00|
|Unlimited Driving Privileges Under ORC 4510.022||$5.00|
|Scheduling Hearings - Pre-trial, Bench Trial, Hearing on Motion, Change of Plea
Sentencing, Disposition and Reviews
|Jury Fee ($50.00 fee to set JT - $270.00 to call jurors)||$320.00|
|Preparation of Bench Warrant||$50.00|
|Cancellation of Registration Block, DOS, or Warrant Block when sent to BMV||$20.00|
|Issuing of Subpoenas (each) by Prosecutor||$5.00|
|Issuing of Subpoenas (each) by Defendant||$10.00|
|Witness fees (only if subpoena is issued)||$6.00|
|Waiver Late Fee||$25.00|
|Time to Pay Fee||$10.00|
|Request for ALS Driving Letter||$25.00|
|1st Time Driving Letter Fee - Each Additional Letter||$25.00|
|Copies (per page)||$1.00|
|Issue Certified Mail per Defendant||$10.00|
|Issue Certificate of Mailing/Regular Mail||$5.00|
|Commitment Fee (Sheriff $8.00 - Local costs $20.00)||$28.00|
|Request for Audio CD||$20.00|