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 Traffic/Criminal
New Page 1 #GUIDELINES FOR LIMITED PRIVILEGES

#GUIDELINES FOR LIMITED PRIVILEGES

#STEPS TO GET YOUR VEHICLE RELEASED

#IMMOBILIZATION OF VEHICLE

#STEPS TO GET RELEASE OF PERSONAL ITEMS ONLY

WELCOME TO THE TRAFFIC/CRIMINAL DEPARTMENT

The Lyndhurst Municipal Court handles traffic cases and misdemeanor criminal cases Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. Arraignment sessions, special hearings, pre-trials and trials are heard by Judge Dominic J. Coletta. Magistrate Lisa Obert may occasionally hear cases on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Court accepts traffic ticket waivers Monday through Friday during regular business hours. The Lyndhurst Police Department accepts waivers after Court business hours.

TRAFFIC TICKET WAIVERS

PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR AFTER HOUR PAYMENTS

AFTER HOURS, COURT ACCEPTS CHECKS AND MONEY ORDERS. COURT ENCOURAGES YOU NOT TO PAY WITH CASH BECAUSE A DEPUTY CLERK IS NOT AVAILABLE TO VALIDATE YOUR TRANSACTION.

WE ACCEPT PAYMENTS FOR WAIVERABLE TICKETS WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THE TICKET. WE WILL EXTEND THE 7 DAY PERIOD UP TO THE DAY BEFORE THE COURT DATE PRINTED ON THE TICKET.

IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS

440-461-6500

Monday - Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm

PROOF OF INSURANCE CAN BE FAXED TO THE COURT IF NECESSARY

FAX NUMBER 440-442-1910

General Information

Waiverable tickets (no court appearance required) must pay at the Clerk’s window or send payment in within 7 days from the date the citation was received. The Court accepts in-state personal checks, cash, Visa and Mastercard (credit card in person, cardholder present). Out-of-state people please send money order or official bank check.
Non-waiverable tickets (court appearance required) must appear on the date stated in the bottom right corner of ticket. Please bring all of the following:
1. your driver’s license
2. a copy of the ticket
3. proof of insurance
4. money to pay all fines and costs that day.
If you cannot appear on the stated date, the Court grants an automatic one-week continuance. A defendant must motion the Court in writing to get a continuance beyond the one-week.

HEARING/DOCKET SCHEDULE

Lyndhurst Arraignments

Monday

8:00 am

Mayfield Heights Arraignments

Tuesday

8:00 am

Richmond Heights Arraignments

Wednesday

8:00 am

Highland Heights Arraignments

Wednesday

8:00 am

Mayfield Village Arraignments

Thursday

8:00 am

Gates Mills Arraignments

Thursday

8:00 am

Lyndhurst Pre-Trial and Trials

Monday

9:00 am

Mayfield Heights Pre-Trial and Trials

Tuesday

9:00 am

Mayfield Village Pre-Trial and Trials

Alternate

Thursday

9:30 am

Gates Mills Pre-Trial and Trials

Alternate

Thursday

9:30 am

Highland Heights Pre-Trial and Trials

Alternate

Wednesday

8:00 am

Richmond Heights Pre-Trial and Trials

Alternate

Wednesday

9:00 am

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GUIDELINES FOR LIMITED PRIVILEGES

OVI/DUI OR ALCOHOL RELATED OFFENSES

 

A.                 FIRST OFFENSE

1.      1st Offense in 6 years with a positive BAC test result > .08, 15-day mandatory hard time suspension shall be satisfied.

OR

2.      1st Offense in 6 years with refusal to submit to BAC test, 30-day hard time suspension shall be satisfied.

3.      Any refusal must present with assessment.  If chemical dependency, may be required to have restricted plates and/or treatment.

4.      1st offense in 6 years with a positive BAC test result > .17 must present with an assessment and shall be required to have restricted plates.

 

B.                SECOND OFFENSE

1.      2nd Offense in 6 years with or without BAC test, 45-day mandatory hard time suspension shall be satisfied.

2.      A second refusal to submit to a BAC test, 90-day mandatory hard time suspension shall be satisfied.

3.      Some cases require 90-day immobilization of the vehicle. This may affect the commencement date of the privileges.

4.      All 2nd offenders shall submit to an alcohol/drug assessment and if found to be chemically dependent they must participate in treatment as a pre-requisite for driving privileges.

5.      All 2nd offenders shall have “restricted plates” AND “interlock device*”.

*If interlock is violated, may increase suspension by 2x and….

·         1st violation may require monitor

·         2nd violation shall require monitor for 40 days

·         3rd violation shall require monitor for 60 days

 

C.                THIRD OFFENSE

1.      3rd Offense in 6 years with a positive BAC test result > .08, 180-days mandatory hard time suspension shall be satisfied.

2.      A 3rd refusal to submit to a BAC, 365-day mandatory hard time suspension shall be satisfied.

3.      Some cases require forfeiture of the vehicle. This may affect the commencement date of the privileges.

4.      All 3rd offenders must participate in a treatment program and have documentation of successful completion.

5.      All 3rd offenders shall have “restricted plates” AND “interlock device”.

*If interlock is violated, may increase suspension by 2x and….

·         1st violation shall require monitor for 40 days

·         2nd violation shall require monitor for 60 days

 

D.                ALL REQUEST FOR PRIVILEGES SHALL BE FILED WITH THE COURT IN WRITING AND SHALL INCLUDE

1.      Name, address, date of birth and social security number of defendant

2.      Case number

3.      Proof of insurance for date of arrest and current insurance information

4.      Address of employer

5.      Days of the week and hours of employment

6.      Filing fee in the amount of $50.00.  Plus, additional $5.00 fee if an interlock or SCRAM device is ordered.  Plus, additional $5.00 fee if an interlock or SCRAM device is violated.

7.      2nd offenders must present with alcohol assessment and if assessment reveals chemical dependence, offenders must participate in treatment program as a pre-requisite to privileges.

8.      All 3rd offenses must participate and complete a treatment program as a pre-requisite to privileges.

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STEPS TO GET RELEASE OF PERSONAL ITEMS ONLY

1. You must take a copy of the court journal entry which evidences the release of your personal items only to the police department from the city that issued the citation, together with proof of ownership, title or registration.

2. You must obtain a release from the police department.

3. Take police department release to Ken's Auto. A police officer will probably accompany you.

4. All towing fees must be paid before Ken’s Auto will release the items.

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