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FutureStarrCleveland Municipal Court:
A grim portrait of a justice system under-funded and under-served, where the justice system takes the back seat to police, who are given free reign to “use any force necessary,” and the court’s can’t or won’t investigate allegations of police misconduct. How much longer will Cleveland tolerate this?
The Cleveland Heights Municipal Court has jurisdiction within the corporate limits of Cleveland Heights. The subject-matter jurisdiction of the Court, that is, the types of cases that the Court can hear, includes preliminary hearings in felony cases, traffic and criminal misdemeanors, civil cases in which the amount of money in dispute does not exceed $15,000, and small claims cases in which the amount of money in dispute does not exceed $6,000. The Judge also has the authority to perform marriages. For more information about any please see the Court Information heading of this website.
Once in court, you will be given instructions and when your name is called you will be asked how you wish to handle your case at this time you may enter your plea Guilty, Not Guilty, or in some cases, Nolo Contendre. If you plead Guilty or Nolo, the Judge will sentence you that day. If you plead Not Guilty, once you fill out the required paperwork you will be released from Court and notified later by mail at the address the Court has on file. It is your responsibility to notify the Court of any change in contact information. (Source: www.cityofclevelandga.org)
The Cleveland Heights Municipal Court will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Ohio. It will administer justice without respect to persons and faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent it. The Court will handle each matter that comes before it efficiently and judiciously, always upholding its independence, integrity, and impartiality.
The Cleveland Municipal Court is a court of limited jurisdiction. The Municipal Court Judge is authorized by Texas State statute to preside over criminal misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, traffic infractions and other City of Cleveland code violations. The judge can not discuss your case outside the courtroom. This court is a non-record court. (Source: www.clevelandtexas.com)