What is a "Mayor's Court"?

A mayor’s court is a local-level court created in some municipalities that hears cases about traffic violations, minor misdemeanors, and other offenses that cannot result in jail time, and they only operate in Ohio and Louisiana. In Ohio, the presiding officer is a magistrate (not a judge) appointed by the mayor, or City Council.



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1. What is a "Mayor's Court"?
2. How many Mayors Courts are in Ohio and where are they located?
3. Will the Mayor hear my case?