At Patituce & Associates, we believe that any individual accused of a crime deserves to have their side of the story compellingly put forth before the law. Our team consists of three former Cuyahoga County prosecutors who are now dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of the accused.
Collectively, our team has won thousands of cases and successfully navigated more than 200 criminal trials. We know the challenges our clients face as they confront the charges against them and aggressively explore every conceivable legal avenue toward a reduction or dismissal on their behalf.
If you are facing a criminal charge, you should know that a criminal record can have a negative impact on your life. If you are found not guilty or if your case is dismissed, the criminal charge can stay on your record for the rest of your life. It is, therefore, crucial to do everything you can to fight your criminal charge.
If you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, we have highly experienced criminal defense attorneys who are ready to protect your rights and freedom. We have a reputation for getting results.
Lucas County Criminal Defense Attorneys
When you work with Patituce & Associates, LLC, you will quickly find that you—the client—are our main focus. Rather than treat you like just another case number, we understand each criminal case presents unique challenges and obstacles that do not fit a one-size-fits-all approach. On the contrary, we will provide you with a strong and aggressive defense strategy that addresses your needs and concerns.
It is important to note that hiring an attorney does not necessarily imply guilt, regardless of the circumstances of the arrest. People who are confused or disoriented may provide conflicting or incorrect information when speaking with law enforcement, which can be used against them in court.
Founded by Joseph C. Patituce, Patituce & Associates, LLC will personally tailor a defense for each case and aggressively fight against a system designed to convict you. 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.
No matter how complex your case may be, Patituce & Associates, LLC has what it takes to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom from beginning to end. Do not hesitate to hire us for your case. Contact us today for a free consultation at 419-737-4556.
Aggressively Representing Clients in Lucas County’s Juvenile Court, Municipal Court, and Court of Common Pleas
In Lucas County, Ohio, the courts include the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas, the Lucas County Juvenile Court, the Toledo Municipal Court, the Maumee Municipal Court, the Sylvania Municipal Court, and the Perrysburg Municipal Court. The Court of Common Pleas is a trial court that handles a wide range of cases, including criminal, civil, and domestic relations cases.
The Juvenile Court is a division of the Court of Common Pleas that handles cases involving minors under the age of 18 who are accused of committing crimes or who are in need of supervision, care, or rehabilitation. The Toledo, Maumee, Sylvania, and Perrysburg Municipal Courts have jurisdiction over cases involving city ordinances and traffic violations within the city limits.
At Patituce & Associates, LLC, we put our clients first and are committed to aggressively defending their rights in:
- Lucas County Court of Common Pleas
- Lucas County Juvenile Court
- Toledo Municipal Court
- Maumee Municipal Court
- Perrysburg Municipal Court
- Sylvania Municipal Court
If you are concerned about a potential warrant with your name on it, dealing with criminal charges, or facing a traffic citation or ordinance violation, our knowledgeable legal team has extensive experience in the Lucas County court system.
They are well-versed in the operation of the courts and have strong relationships with court staff, which allows them to provide top-notch legal representation for you. Additionally, if a child or someone close to you is facing any of these issues, our team at Patituce & Associates, LLC is prepared to help.
Lucas County Overview and General Information
Lucas County is a county located in the northwest part of the state of Ohio, United States. The county seat is Toledo. Lucas County was named for Robert Lucas, the 12th Governor of Ohio, in 1835. It is home to approximately 430,000 people.
The economy of Lucas County is diverse, with major industries including manufacturing, healthcare, and education. The county is home to the University of Toledo, which is the second-largest university in the state.
Although Lucas County and Toledo are attractive places to live, crime can be an issue, as indicated by crime rate statistics. Some examples include:
- Lucas County is safer than 8% of U.S. cities when compared to the national average.
- In 2019, homicide rates dropped from 70 in 2021 to 39.
- The violent crime rate per 1,000 people is 4.721 in a standard year.
- The rate (per 1,000) of rapes was 0.5111, robberies was 1.294, assault was 2.879, and thefts was 16.1. All of these numbers are shown as the number of crimes in a standard year per 1,000 Lucas County residents.
- Lucas County is as safe as other counties of the same size for crime.
Crime occurs regularly in Lucas County, and when criminal charges are brought, they’re heard in one of three courts, including:
- When juveniles are charged as juveniles (and not as adults), their cases are heard in the Lucas County Juvenile Court.
- When defendants face charges for traffic violations, ordinance violations, or misdemeanor criminal offenses, their cases are heard in the Toledo Municipal Court, Maumee Municipal Court, Sylvania Municipal Court, and Perrysburg Municipal Court.
- When defendants, including juveniles who are charged as adults, face felony charges, their cases are heard in the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas.
It is important to have a lawyer with expertise in the court and judges where your or your child’s case will be heard in Lucas County. A skilled legal representative from Patituce & Associates, LLC with a track record of successfully representing clients in that specific courtroom will provide the best chances for a favorable outcome.
Common Criminal Charges in Lucas County
Ohio has strict laws regarding traffic offenses, ordinance violations, and felonies, which can carry significant fines and penalties upon conviction. In Lucas County and the cities within the county, there are also local rules and ordinances that must be followed. It is important to be aware of these laws and to seek legal representation if you are facing charges.
In Lucas County, Ohio, the Juvenile Court handles cases involving minors under the age of 18 who are accused of committing crimes or who need supervision, care, or rehabilitation. The types of charges that may be brought in juvenile court vary, but may include offenses such as:
- Underage alcohol consumption
- Underage alcohol possession
- Habitual truancy
- Disorderly conduct
- Possession of or use of a fake ID
- The operation of a vehicle without a driver’s license
- Underage operation of a vehicle while impaired (OVI)
- Drug possession, distribution, sale, or cultivation
- Domestic Assault
- Gross sexual imposition
- Rape and sexual assault
- Probation violations
If a minor is accused of a severe crime, they may be charged as an adult and their case may be transferred to the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas. It is crucial to work with a skilled and understanding criminal defense attorney in Lucas County, regardless of the specific charges. A conviction can have significant and long-lasting consequences for a child, so it is essential to have strong legal representation.
If you are facing an ordinance violation, traffic offense, or misdemeanor, your case will be heard in the Toldeo Municipal Court. Examples of charges that may fall into this category include:
- Made a false alarm or report
- Failed to report a crime, injury, or knowledge of a death
- Failed to aid a law enforcement officer
- Disturbed a lawful meeting
- Obstructed official business or obstructed justice
- Created noxious and offensive odors
- Violated a noise ordinance
- Created a weed or landscape nuisance
- Hunted animals within city limits
- Failed to control an animal
- Abandoned an animal
- Operated a charity raffle or bingo game in violation of existing regulations
- Engaged in gambling, public gaming, cheating, or violating other gaming ordinances
- Discharged a weapon within city limits
Even though these charges may appear minor, they can result in substantial fines and have significant social consequences that can impact your future. It is in your best interest to mount a strong defense.
The Toledo Municipal Court deals primarily with traffic offenses. There are numerous traffic laws that drivers must follow, and the consequences for violating these laws can be severe. Traffic infractions typically result in fines, while more serious offenses can lead to imprisonment, high fines, license suspension, or probation. Some common traffic offenses include:
- Following too closely
- Drag racing
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- Failing to yield to pedestrians
- Failing to stop at a stop sign or red light
- Violating a one-way traffic directive
- Making illegal turns
- Passing improperly
- Obstructing an intersection
- Crossing a divided highway
- Crossing a yellow line
- Passing a stopped school bus
- Violating a registration, tag, sticker, or title ordinance
- Violating an equipment ordinance (headlights, taillights, license plate lights, etc.)
- Driving with an obstructed view
- Driving with headphones
More serious traffic offenses can be classified as misdemeanors and may be heard at the Toledo Municipal Court. These offenses may include:
- Texting while Driving
- Violating CDL Restrictions
- Driving with a Suspended License
- Driving Recklessly and Operating Recklessly
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident (Hit and Run)
- Committing Vehicular Assault
The Crimes of Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence (OVI) and Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) and driving under the influence (DUI) are common charges in Lucas County, and a conviction can have severe consequences that can significantly impact your future. In addition to facing fines and potential license suspension, you may also be sentenced to jail time and probation. However, the consequences of a conviction go beyond these legal penalties, as your conviction can be accessed through public records and can have significant social consequences. These may include:
- Limited ability to rent a home or apartment
- Limited ability to obtain federal student loans to further your education
- Loss of professional licensure
- Limited employment opportunities
An aggravated OVI charge can be classified as a felony and may be heard in the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas. No matter what type of charge you are facing, our legal team is here to help and is committed to representing you.
Misdemeanor offenses are typically heard in the Toledo Municipal Court, and there are many different types of misdemeanor charges, including:
- Minor misdemeanors
- Fourth-degree misdemeanors
- Third-degree misdemeanors
- Second-degree misdemeanors
- First-degree misdemeanors
Even a minor misdemeanor charge can result in negative consequences, such as significant fines, penalties, and a criminal record.
First-degree misdemeanors are the most severe and may include:
- Marijuana charges – A charge of possession of marijuana may be brought against a defendant accused of possessing an amount of marijuana above a certain limit. Factors such as a previous conviction or proximity to a school can increase the severity of the charge.
- Possession of a controlled substance – A charge of possession of a controlled substance may be brought against a defendant accused of possessing drugs other than marijuana, including prescription drugs and narcotics. This charge can carry significant legal consequences.
- Possession of drug paraphernalia or drug abuse instruments – A charge of possession of drug paraphernalia may be brought against a defendant accused of having items commonly used to consume illegal drugs. This charge is often brought in addition to possession charges.
- Assault and Battery – An assault charge may be brought against a defendant accused of threatening or causing harmful contact with another person.
- Domestic violence – A charge of domestic violence may be brought against a defendant accused of committing assault and battery or similar offenses against a family member, household member, or current or former romantic partner.
- Unlawful sexual conduct with a minor – Unlawful sexual contact with a minor, also known as statutory rape, is a charge that may be brought against a defendant accused of having consensual sex with someone who is the legal age to consent. Many sex offenses are felonies, but this charge may be brought as a misdemeanor under certain circumstances.
- Criminal trespass – A charge of trespassing may be brought against a defendant accused of entering or remaining on a property without the necessary permission. If no other crime is alleged to have been committed, the lesser offense of burglary may be applied.
- Disorderly conduct – Disorderly conduct charges may be brought against a defendant accused of engaging in behavior that disturbs, annoys, or offends members of the public.
- Resisting arrest – A charge of obstruction of justice may be brought against a defendant accused of resisting arrest, avoiding arrest, or interfering with the arrest of another person.
- Criminal mischief – Criminal mischief charges may be brought against a defendant accused of engaging in activities such as releasing tear gas or smoke bombs, illegally accessing another person’s online domain, and other offenses.
Court of Common Pleas
Before you can be charged with a felony, the prosecutor must present the case to a grand jury or hold a preliminary hearing. If the grand jury issues a felony indictment, your case will move to the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas. Some common examples of felony charges include:
- Sex crimes – Sex crimes include charges of alleged prostitution, sexual assault (such as rape), child pornography, and other offenses. Being charged with a sex crime can have severe social consequences and a conviction can result in significant legal consequences.
- Weapons and gun crimes – Ohio protects its citizens’ right to own firearms, but it also takes a tough stance against the illegal possession or use of guns, other firearms, and weapons. If a defendant is accused of illegally possessing a weapon or using a weapon to commit a crime, they may face significant felony charges.
- Drug crimes – Drug charges often involve possession or possession with the intent to distribute illegal drugs, as well as the manufacture or trafficking of drugs. These types of offenses can result in felony charges.
- Theft and fraud offenses – Theft becomes a felony offense if the value of the stolen property exceeds a certain amount. Felony theft charges may also be brought if the defendant is accused of using fraud to obtain money or property that does not belong to them. Robbery, a particularly severe form of theft, is a charge that alleges the use of violence or the threat of violence during the act of stealing.
- Financial crimes – Financial crimes, also known as white-collar crimes, involve the alleged act of using deception to obtain financial benefit from an individual, corporation, or agency. Types of financial crimes include embezzlement, forgery, and bribery.
- Property crimes – Property crimes involve alleged offenses that target another person’s property rather than the person themselves. Examples of property crimes include burglary, vandalism, arson, and robbery.
Felony charges are very serious and require experienced legal representation. At Patituce & Associates, LLC, we are proud of our in-depth knowledge of the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas and our successful track record of protecting our clients’ rights and advancing their interests in court.
Penalties for Criminal Convictions in Lucas County
If you plead guilty with the guidance of an attorney or are found guilty by a jury, the judge in your case will decide on your sentence. However, sentencing is not uniform and your seasoned criminal defense lawyer will fight for a sentence with minimal negative consequences.
While certain charges have maximum sentence limits, the judge has considerable discretion in sentencing and may impose a lighter sentence if they feel it is appropriate. The maximum sentences for specific misdemeanor convictions include:
- First-degree misdemeanor – Up to six months behind bars and a $1000 fine
- Second-degree misdemeanor – Up to 90 days behind bars and a $750 fine
- Third-degree misdemeanor – Up to 60 days behind bars and a $500 fine
- Fourth-degree misdemeanor – Up to 30 days behind bars and a $250 fine
- Minor misdemeanor – A $150 fine with no imprisonment
Although misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, a conviction can still have social consequences and should not be taken lightly.
The maximum penalties for felony convictions in the Court of Common Pleas are much more severe and can include:
- First-degree felony – 3 to 11 years in prison (with potential enhancements of up to 10 years for repeat violent offenders) and fines of up to $20,000
- Second-degree felony – 2 to 8 years in prison (with potential enhancements of up to 10 years for repeat violent offenders) and fines of up to $15,000
- Third-degree felony – 9 to 60 months in prison (with potential enhancements of up to 10 years for repeat violent offenders) and fines of up to $10,000
- Fourth-degree felony – 9 to 18 months in prison and fines of up to $5,000
- Fifth-degree felony – 6 to 12 months in prison and fines of up to $2,500
While sentences for juveniles may be less severe than those for adults, they can still be serious. Juveniles may face unique legal consequences, such as:
- Placed in the court’s custody or removed to a care facility for delinquent children.
- Detained in juvenile facilities.
- Placed under house arrest.
- Placed in community control, which is very similar to adult probation.
- Sentenced to perform community service.
- Sentenced to monitoring, counseling, or treatment for drug and alcohol dependence.
- Subject to curfews.
- Face a protracted waiting period for acquiring a driver’s license.
- Prevented from operating a motor vehicle due to a suspended driver’s license.
- Required to have their attendance at school monitored.
If a juvenile is charged as an adult, their case will go through the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas and they will be subject to adult sentencing.
Diversion Programs in Lucas County Courts
The Diversion Unit evaluates cases from the Lucas County Common Pleas General Division to determine if defendants are eligible for diversion programs according to Ohio Revised Code §2935.36. If accepted into the program, participants are placed under the supervision of the Lucas County Adult Probation Department and the criminal proceedings are put on hold.
If a participant successfully completes the requirements of the program, the charges are dismissed. However, if a participant is unable to fulfill the terms of the program, the stay is lifted and the prosecution of the case by the state of Ohio continues.
Lucas County has two important categories of diversion:
- Lucas County Drug Court – Provides specialized supervision and treatment for defendants whose dependency upon substance use results in criminal penalties.
- Mental Health & Recovery Board of Lucas County – For defendants facing mental health or addiction issues
In order to qualify for diversion, the following prerequisites are generally required:
- It is a first-time offense.
- It is a nonviolent crime that is not sexually-based.
- The accused is willing to admit guilt in the matter without actually pleading guilty.
An experienced criminal defense lawyer can review your charges and the specific circumstances of your case to determine if a diversion program may be a suitable option for you. Diversion programs are also available for juveniles between the ages of 11 and 17.
The Lucas County Juvenile Diversion Program is designed for juvenile defendants who have experienced abuse, neglect, or addiction to substances such as alcohol or drugs. In order to qualify for a juvenile diversion program, young defendants must meet certain requirements similar to those for adult programs.
These programs often involve the participation of parents and may include individual therapy, substance abuse treatment, and other forms of support.
Warrants in Lucas County
There are typically two ways that a warrant with your name on it may be issued in Lucas County.
An arrest warrant may be issued if a police officer presents evidence of probable cause to a judge, demonstrating your alleged involvement in a crime. The judge may then sign the arrest warrant, which allows the officer to arrest you immediately at your home, place of work, or during a traffic stop. The officer may also choose to wait until you come into contact with law enforcement before taking action on the warrant.
If you fail to appear in court or pay a court-ordered fine, the judge may issue a bench warrant for your arrest. The police can execute this warrant in the same ways as an arrest warrant, including arresting you at your home, place of work, or during a traffic stop.
If you believe that there may be a warrant with your name on it, ignoring the situation is not a good solution. Being arrested in front of loved ones or colleagues can be a traumatic and embarrassing experience, and having to arrange for bail can only make things more difficult.
Instead, it is best to speak with an experienced Lucas County criminal defense lawyer to discuss your options and seek the best resolution to the situation.
This may include having the warrant recalled, or, if that is not possible, turning yourself in through a controlled process that allows you to minimize the damage. An experienced attorney can help you explore your legal options and pursue the least damaging course of action.
Hiring a Lucas County Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with a crime, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of where to turn for help. In this situation, it is essential to work with a dedicated criminal defense lawyer who has experience navigating the Lucas County court system. You may be concerned about the cost of legal representation in addition to the fines you are facing, but an experienced lawyer can often be worth the investment and may even help you save money in the long run.
Even if you believe that you are guilty, a skilled defense attorney can significantly impact the outcome of your case and the sentence you receive, including any fines. Your attorney can negotiate with the prosecution to try to secure a plea agreement that is in your best interests, something that may be difficult to achieve without professional legal expertise.
The criminal justice system in Lucas County can be complex and difficult to navigate, especially when you are facing charges with severe consequences. It is not advisable to try to navigate the system on your own or to build a defense without the help of an experienced lawyer. Without skilled legal representation, you may be more likely to receive a harsher sentence or even be wrongly convicted.
There are several advantages to working with a skilled Lucas County criminal defense lawyer, including:
- Your lawyer will thoroughly investigate your case and examine all available evidence, including any evidence that may be favorable to your defense. This can involve seeking out exculpatory evidence that supports your position in the case.
- Your lawyer will investigate whether your constitutional rights were violated and, if so, will attempt to use this information to have evidence against you suppressed.
- Your lawyer will review the prosecutor’s case in detail to determine if there is enough evidence to support the charges against you.
- Your lawyer will negotiate with the prosecution on your behalf, seeking a plea bargain that may result in a reduced sentence or a reduction in charges (as appropriate).
- Your lawyer will strongly advocate for the most lenient sentence possible in your case.
When you are arrested, you may feel the need to assert your innocence and provide your version of events. However, it is important to remember that the Miranda warning exists to protect your rights.
If you have been read your Miranda rights, it is best to invoke your right to remain silent and to speak with an attorney before answering any questions. Anything you say can potentially be used against you in court, but you cannot incriminate yourself by remaining silent. It is important to consult with a lawyer before making any statements to the police.
Lucas County Criminal Defense Q&As
Will my case be tried in the Municipal Courts or the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas?
In Ohio, minor offenses, like traffic violations, misdemeanors, and ordinance violations, are handled by municipal courts. However, if you are facing felony charges, your case will be heard at the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas. Before the case goes to court, a grand jury must first determine that there is sufficient evidence to charge you in the Toledo Municipal Court.
When are cases tried in the juvenile court?
The Lucas County juvenile court is for cases involving juveniles who are not charged as adults. While juveniles have the same rights as adults, the court process for juveniles may differ. The main goal in juvenile court is to rehabilitate the youth rather than punishing them through detention.
It is important for juveniles to have legal representation, as the consequences can be significant. Juveniles have the right to legal counsel and it is advisable for them to exercise this right.
Can my child be sentenced to jail?
The juvenile court system generally prioritizes rehabilitation rather than detention for juveniles. However, some juveniles may be sentenced to a Department of Youth Services Facility or a juvenile detention center. If your child is facing adult charges, they will be subject to the same sentencing guidelines as an adult. It is in your child’s best interest to have an experienced lawyer, regardless of the charges they are facing.
Should I hire an attorney for my child?
If your child is facing charges in the Lucas County court system, it is advisable to hire an attorney to represent them. The potential consequences of a conviction can be severe, so it is important to take all necessary steps to prevent it from appearing on their record.
How can I find someone after they have been arrested?
If someone you know has been arrested in Lucas County, you can often find information about their location and the charges they are facing on the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office website. To ensure that your loved one has the best legal representation, it is advisable to work with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Is it a good idea for me to post my loved one’s bail?
Bailing someone out of jail can allow them to be released while they await their court date or resolution of their case. While it is understandable that you want your loved one to be released as soon as possible, it may be beneficial to first consult with a competent criminal defense lawyer.
If the bail amount is too high, the lawyer you have hired may be able to argue for a reduction or waive the requirement for bail at the bail hearing.
How do I go about finding information about my own criminal case?
You can search for information about your case in the Toledo Municipal Court using the online Search Records tool. If your case is in the Court of Common Pleas, you can access it through the Lucas County Clerk of Courts Dockets. The Clerk of Courts in either court can also assist you in finding information about your case.
What should I do if there’s a warrant out for my arrest?
If you have an arrest warrant or bench warrant issued against you, you may be arrested unexpectedly. In this situation, it is advisable to consult with an experienced Lucas County criminal defense lawyer to discuss your legal options and determine the best course of action.
Can I clear my warrant?
An experienced Lucas County criminal defense lawyer can help you deal with an arrest warrant by negotiating to have it cleared and the associated arrest canceled. If this is not possible, your lawyer can help you explore your options and minimize any negative consequences. The specifics of your arrest warrant will depend on your individual circumstances.
Should I plead guilty to the charges I face?
It is crucial to consult with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney before pleading guilty, as the decision involves many intricate factors. The prosecutor may try to convince you to plead guilty, but it is essential to have a strong defense strategy in place before making such a crucial decision.
A competent defense lawyer can assist you in understanding your options and negotiating a plea bargain that is in your best interest. Pleading guilty without proper legal counsel can be risky, as the consequences can be severe.
Lucas County Law Enforcement and Other Agencies
If you have been arrested or issued a citation in Lucas County, a criminal case has been opened. The following agencies may be involved in the case:
Lucas County’s Sheriff’s Office
Michael J. Navarre, Sheriff
Main Office: 419-213-4900
Non-Emergency Deputy Response: 419-255-8443
Administrative Services Division: 419-213-4908
Corrections Division: 419-213-4945
City of Toledo Police Department
George Kral, Chief
Non-Emergency Dispatch: 419-255-8443
General Information: 419-245-3246
City of Maumee Police Department
Josh Sprow, Chief
Non-Emergency Dispatch: 419-897-7007
General Information: 419-897-7040
City of Sylvania Police Department
Danilynn Miller, Chief
Non-Emergency Dispatch: 419-255-8443
General Information: 419-885-8902
City of Perrysburg Police Department
General Information: 419-872-8001
Perrysburg Township Police Department
Mark Hetrick, Chief
Non-Emergency Dispatch: 419-874-3551, press 1 for Dispatch
Lucas County Resources
Lucas County has resources available for criminal defendants and their families. Utilizing these resources is essential to your ability to protect yourself from further charges and to effect the most positive overall resolution in your situation. Resources can include community-based services, mental health services, and family services (as applicable).
Some of the community resources available in Lucas County include:
- Lucas County Clerk of Courts – Here, you’ll find an overview of the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas.
- Lucas County Prosecutor’s Office – The prosecutor’s office issues and pursues criminal cases in the county, and there’s also a Juvenile Division.
- Lucas County – Learn more about Lucas County.
- Map of Lucas County – A more in-depth look at the city, villages, and townships that make up Lucas County.
- Crime Data for the City of Toledo – This will provide you with statistical information regarding the occurrence of specific crimes in Toledo.
- Lucas County Law Library – Here, you can find a wealth of useful information about Ohio and its legal system.
- Lucas County Auditor – The auditor is the fiscal officer and tax assessor for the county.
- Lucas County Child Support Enforcement – If you have child support concerns, this is where to turn.
- Lucas County Job and Family Services – If you’re facing family-related concerns that involve childcare, employment, healthcare, and more, this agency can be an important resource.
- Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce – The Chamber provides programs and services that encourage businesses’ growth throughout Lucas County.
- Mental Health & Recovery Services (Lucas County) – This agency offers mental health and substance abuse services in Lucas County.
- The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) – RAINN is a national organization that offers support and services for victims of sexual abuse at any age.
Lucas County News
Some of the latest crime-related news in Lucas County include:
- DNA leads to arrest in damage of 130 cars in Perrysburg, Rossford – Sentinel Tribune
- Upper Sandusky man charged with killing Dollar tree store cashier – WTOL
- TPD: Two murder suspects in case of two Toledo teens have criminal records – 13ABC – Action News
Lucas County Court Locations and Contact Information
If you or your child has a court date coming up in Lucas County, having the following contact information can prove invaluable.
Lucas County Court of Common Pleas
Lucas County Court of Common Pleas
700 Adams St
Toledo, OH 43604
Civil / Criminal: 419-213-4484
Administrative Office: 419-213-4777
- Judge Joseph V. McNamara
- Judge Gary G. Cook
- Judge Dean P. Mandros
- Judge Myron C. Duhart
- Judge Lindsay D. Navarre
- Judge Michael R. Goulding
- Judge Ian B. English
- Judge Stacy L. Cook
- Judge Linda J. Jennings
- Judge Lori L. Olender
Lucas County Juvenile Court
Lucas County Juvenile Court
1801 Spielbusch Avenue
Toledo, OH 43604
Clerk’s Office: 419-213-6744
Detention Center: 419-213-6723
Juvenile Probation: 419-213-6610
- Administrative Judge Denise Navarre Cubbon
- Judge Linda M. Knepp
Toledo Municipal Court
Toledo Municipal Court
555 N Erie St
Toledo, OH 43604
Civil Bailiff Department: 419-245-1915
Court Administrator’s Office: 419-245-1945
Citizens Dispute Settlement Program (CDSP): 419-245-1951
Probation Department: 419-245-1930
Clerk of Court: 419-936-3650
- Judge William M. Connelly, Jr.
- Judge Amy J. Berling
- Judge Joseph J. Howe
- Judge Nicole I. Khoury
- Judge Timothy C. Kuhlman
- Judge Joshua W. Lanzinger
- Presiding and Administrative Judge Michelle A. Wagner
- Vallie Bowman-English – Clerk
Maumee Municipal Court
Maumee Municipal Court
400 Conant St
Maumee, OH 43537
Traffic / Criminal: 419-897-7136
Trustee / Civil / Small Claims: 419-897-7145
Assignment Office: 419-897-7140
Probation Office: 419-897-7137
- Judge Daniel G. Hazard
Sylvania Municipal Court
Sylvania Municipal Court
6700 Monroe St
Sylvania, OH 43560
Criminal / Traffic Division: 419-885-8975 option 7
Trustee Division: 419-885-8975 option 7
Assignment Office: 419-885-8975 option 8
Civil / Small Claims: 419-885-8975 option 6
Probation Division: 419-885-8975 option 5
- Judge Michael A. Bonfiglio
- Christy L. Cole – Magistrate / Court Administrator
Perrysburg Municipal Court
Perrysburg Municipal Court
300 Walnut St
Perrysburg, OH 43551
- Judge Aram Ohanian
- Scott T. Howard – Chief Bailiff / Chief Probation Officer / Court Administrator
Lucas County Law Enforcement Information
Lucas County Sheriff’s Office
The Lucas County Sheriff’s Office serves and protects citizens and visitors by providing a safe environment, enforcing laws, and preserving the peace. They are dedicated to providing professional law enforcement, detention, and court security services, and holding themselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics.
1622 Spielbusch Avenue
Toledo, OH 43604
Lucas County Incorporated Communities
Berkey, Curtice, Harbor View, Holland, Maumee, Neapolis, Oregon, Ottawa Hills, Reno Beach, Swanton, Sylvania, Toledo, Waterville, Whitehouse
Unincorporated Areas in Lucas County
Bono, Frankfort, Mitchaw, Monclova, Richfield Center, Shoreland, Yondota
Reach Out to an Experienced Lucas County Criminal Defense Lawyer at Patituce & Associates, LLC Today
If you are facing criminal charges, such as traffic violations, misdemeanors, or felonies, it can be challenging to protect your rights without the help of a dedicated criminal defense attorney. At Patituce & Associates, LLC, our top priority is advocating for you and seeking the best possible outcome in every case we handle.