Mayor's Court
Editor’s note:  The ability of a Mayor to preside over a Mayor’s Court was significantly affected by DePiero v. City of Macedonia, 180 F.3d 770 (6th Cir. 1999), cert. denied, 120 S. Ct. 844 (2000).The DePiero case essentially put all municipalities on notice that a defendant’s due process rights may be violated each time the Mayor presides over the Mayor’s Court.  Such notice suggests that a Mayor presiding over Mayor’s Court after June 23, 1999 (the date of issuance of the opinion) could be personally liable to such a defendant for compensatory and punitive damages.  As a result of this case, many municipalities now have a Magistrate preside over their Mayor’s Court pursuant to Ohio R.C. 1905.05.  Please consult your Village Attorney if you have any questions regarding the impact of this case.
171.01   Revocation of licenses for DUI violations. (Repealed.)
171.02   Fee for computerization.
   Mayors’ Courts - see Ohio R.C. Ch. 1905
   Contempt of court - see Ohio R.C. 1905.28, 2935.11
   Peace and search warrants - see Ohio R.C. Ch. 2933
   Detection and arrest - see Ohio R.C. Ch. 2935
   Preliminary examination; bail - see Ohio R.C. Ch. 2937
   Trial - see Ohio R.C. Ch. 2938
   Record of traffic violations - see Ohio R.C. 4513.37
   Traffic Code penalties and sentencing - see TRAF. Ch. 303
   General Offenses Code penalties and sentencing - see GEN. OFF. Ch. 501