Berea Municipal Court

If you or someone you know has been arrested, we know you can’t afford to wait. Our Berea criminal defense firm is here to help you act quickly to protect your rights and your future. At Patituce & Associates, we never settle for less than excellence, for our clients or our team. That’s why our Berea criminal defense attorneys are either former prosecutors or have significant experience in the criminal defense field before working with us.

No reputable attorney will guarantee results; however, they should tell you in a few, direct words how they will protect your rights. Our Strongsville criminal defense lawyers put you, the client, first. We don’t work for the government; we work for you.

Experienced Berea Municipal Court Attorneys

If you are in need of a criminal defense lawyer, it is important to find someone who is familiar with the local laws and court system in Berea Ohio. At Patituce & Associates, LLC, our attorneys have experience representing clients in the Berea Municipal Court and have established positive relationships with the judges and prosecutors in the court. Our previous experience in this particular court allows us to effectively prepare our clients and their cases for their hearings.

About Berea Municipal Court

Located in the City of Berea, the Berea Municipal Court was established January 1, 1958. The Court handles cases from the municipalities of Berea, Brook Park, Middleburg Heights, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township, Strongsville, and The Metro Parks. The Ohio State Patrol is also represented on the Ohio Turnpike and Interstates 71 and 480.

The Court judge is Judge Mark A. Comstock who effectuates the prompt and impartial administration of justice for criminal and civil cases arising within the Court’s jurisdiction. Clerk of Court Raymond J. Wohl is responsible for the business portion of the Court including the filing of all Traffic, Criminal, Civil and Small Claims cases. All hearings and trials are scheduled by his office.

Civil / Small Claims Department

The Civil Department is responsible for handling general civil cases seeking money judgments. The Civil Department is broken down into two branches; the Civil Department, which handles cases seeking monetary damages of $15,000.00 or less; and the Small Claims Department, which handles cases seeking money judgments of $6,000.00 or less.

The Civil Department is also responsible for forcible entry and detainer cases (commonly known as evictions), applications for Trusteeship and Rent Escrow deposits. New civil cases, including any subsequent pleadings, motions or post-judgment executions (such as wage garnishments or bank attachments) are filed with the Civil Department. Hearings on civil cases will be scheduled, continued or re-scheduled by the Civil Department.

Traffic/Criminal Department

All traffic/criminal cases are handled by this Department. Motions and pleadings filed in all traffic/criminal cases, pre-trial conferences, motion hearings and trials will be processed by this Department.

If you are ticketed or arrested within the jurisdiction of the Berea Municipal Court for a traffic violation or a city ordinance violation, your case will be processed in the Traffic/Criminal Department. Many traffic or criminal citations are waiverable, meaning that you can avoid a court appearance by pleading guilty and remitting the fine and court costs by mail, payment within the Payment Center of this site or in person.

All waivers must be paid no later than the day prior to your scheduled court date. Certain citations require your appearance in court. This will be indicated on your citation. It is strongly suggested that when you are scheduled to appear in the Traffic Court that you bring your ticket, drivers license and proof of insurance to court.

Probation Department

The Berea Municipal Court’s Probation Department oversees all defendants placed on Probation and Pre-Trial Supervision as the result of a traffic or criminal conviction. It is the goal of Probation to monitor compliance with the sentence imposed by the Judge, thereby reducing involvement of further criminal activity.

Probation Officers assess the needs of the defendant and monitor the compliance of their terms of probation, as determined by the Court. Conditions of Probation can include paying restitution, alcohol and mental health assessments, counseling, community service and programs. Defendants are assigned to a Probation Officer who will supervise the conditions of their Probation and provide assistance in complying with those conditions.

The standard rules of Probation are provided for your convenience, but you are urged to remember that these are the standard conditions, and the Judge may impose additional conditions.

Address & Information

Physical Address

11 Berea Commons
Berea, OH 44017

Hours

M-F 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

General Information:

440-826-5860

Traffic/Criminal:

440-826-2768

Civil:

440-826-5860

Probation:

440-826-5863

Clerk of Courts:

440-826-5860

Bailiff:

440-826-5865

Website

How Patituce & Associates, LLC Can Help

We offer all prospective clients a free, confidential phone consultation, giving them the chance to discuss the details of their arrest and the charges they potentially face. Whether it’s the middle of the night or on the weekend, we understand that an arrest can occur at any time.

That is why we can be reached 24/7. Although we will do our best to return your phone call within 12 hours of receiving your message, you can expect us to return your call within 24 hours at the latest. Contact us online or call 440-471-7784 today for your free consultation.