Shelby County

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Shelby County, OH

In Sidney and throughout Shelby County Ohio, criminal charges with severe penalties are a common concern. Even misdemeanor offenses can result in hefty fines and jail sentences. If you’re facing charges in Shelby County, securing legal assistance quickly is crucial. Joslyn Law Firm’s Shelby County criminal defense attorneys can help you to build a strong defense in pursuit of a favorable outcome.

Shelby County OH Criminal Defense Attorney

If someone is accused or convicted of a crime in Shelby County, the potential consequences they could face include substantial fines and imprisonment. These penalties can also lead to long-term effects such as employment challenges and loss of professional licenses. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, contact Joslyn Law Firm at (937) 356-3969 immediately. We provide legal representation in Shelby County and neighboring cities including Sidney, Anna, and Fort Loramie.

Shelby County, OH Criminal Defense Resources

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Shelby County Court Resources

Shelby County Common Pleas Court – The Shelby County Common Pleas Court has jurisdiction over felony criminal cases and significant civil disputes.

Shelby County Common Pleas Court
100 E Court Street
Sidney, OH 45365
(937) 498-7230
Judge: James F. Stevenson

Shelby County Clerk of Courts – The Clerk of Courts manages court records and documents, especially in criminal cases. It ensures smooth administration and accessibility of vital court information.

Shelby County Clerk of Courts
Common Pleas Court, 3rd Floor
100 E. Court St.
Sidney, OH 45365
Phone: (937) 498-7221

Sidney Municipal Court – This court deals with misdemeanor criminal and traffic cases within its jurisdiction.

Sidney Municipal Court
110 W Court Street
Sidney, OH 45365
Phone: (937) 498-0011
Judge: Gary J. Carter

Ohio Supreme Court – The Ohio Supreme Court is the state’s highest court, overseeing significant criminal cases, including appeals and constitutional matters.

Ohio Supreme Court
65 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215-3431
Phone: (614) 387-9000
Justices: Chief Justice Sharon L. Kennedy, Justice Patrick F. Fischer, Justice Melody J. Stewart, Justice Michael P. Donnelly, Justice R. Patrick DeWine, Justice Joseph T. Deters, Justice Jennifer Brunner

Court websites listed above provide useful information about the courts, including operational hours, judge details, staff contacts, access to public records, information on court fees and rules, various court-related forms, and details regarding jail or inmate queries.

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Prosecutor And Law Enforcement Resources

Shelby County Prosecutor – The Prosecutor’s Office is responsible for prosecuting criminal cases, representing the state’s interests.

Office of the Shelby County Prosecutor
100 E Court Street, 1st Floor
Sidney, OH 45365
Phone: (937) 498-2101

Shelby County Sheriff – The Sheriff’s Office works to maintain public safety and manage the county jail.

Shelby County Sheriff
555 Gearhart Road
Sidney, OH 45365
(937) 498-1111

Sidney Police Department – The Police Department helps to foster public safety and community policing within the city’s limits.

Sidney Police Department
234 West Court Street
Sidney, OH 45365
Phone: (937) 498-2351

Other Police Departments

  • Fort Loramie Police Department: 14 Elm Street, Fort Loramie, OH
  • Jackson Center Police Department: 110 Linden Street, Jackson Center, OH
  • Port Jefferson Police Department: 100 Spring Street, Sidney, OH
  • Botkins Police Department: 207 West South Street, Botkins, OH

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Additional Resources

Ohio Laws – This is the main resource for the Ohio Revised Code. It covers the state’s laws on serious offenses including violent crimes, sex offenses, as well as laws pertaining to theft, fraud, and other relevant legal matters.

Shelby County, OH – The Shelby County website is a valuable resource for staying updated with the latest news, understanding the roles of elected officials in the area, and accessing a variety of other important local information and resources.

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Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney in Sidney, OH | Joslyn Law Firm

For those arrested in Shelby County, Ohio, Joslyn Law Firm offers experienced legal defense services. Our team has a track record of reducing or dismissing the criminal charges that our clients face. We develop strong, personalized defenses for our clients. Call (614) 444-1900 for a free initial consultation. Joslyn Law Firm serves clients in Sidney, Shelby County and surrounding counties, including Miami County, Auglaize County, Logan County and throughout Ohio.

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