You may visit the Criminal Division during the office hours of 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., Monday through Friday and from 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M., Saturday. The Criminal Division is located in Barberton Municipal Building, on the second floor, Room 205. The phone number is (330) 861-7188.
Report to the Clerk's office for directions to the courtroom in which your hearing will be held, report to the courtroom and sign in.
You must bring any relevant paperwork having to do with your case, such as:
It will depend on the number of cases scheduled for that day. There is a sign-in sheet stationed outside the courtroom. Each Defendant is to sign-in and will be called before the Judge in the order the names appear on the sign-in sheet.
You may have an attorney represent you at trial, if you wish, but you are not required to have one.
The Court will not consider affidavits or other written statements in lieu of a witness' appearance at trial. If you want the Court to hear from a witness, they must be present.
If you want a witness to come to court, and they refuse to come voluntarily, several days prior to trial you must ask the Court to issue a subpoena compelling appearance.
If you think that the City of Barberton has certain information in its possession that you will need to use at trial, you must make a discovery request for that information under Rule 16 of the Criminal Rules of Procedure, prior to trial.
If you cannot appear on the day scheduled for trial you must file a Motion for Continuance at least three (3) working days in advance of the trial date. However, you must appear for trial on the day scheduled if the court does not notify you that it has granted your request.
|Criminal Offense||Face Amount of Bond||Amount Paid Under 10%|
|First Degree Misdemeanor||$1,500.00||$160.00|
|Second Degree Misdemeanor||$1,000.00||$110.00|
|Third Degree Misdemeanor||$750.00||$85.00|
|Fourth Degree Misdemeanor||$500.00||$60.00|
|All Other Misdemeanors - other than traffic||$750.00||$85.00|