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Criminal

The Lyndhurst Municipal Court has jurisdiction over all misdemeanor criminal cases originating in Gates Mills, Highland Heights, Lyndhurst, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village and Richmond Heights.

Criminal Department: (440) 461-6500 ext. 0

To reach the criminal division by phone, call (440) 461-6500, extension 0 during the office hours of 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.

Misdemeanor Cases

The Lyndhurst Municipal Court hears criminal cases in which the defendant is charged with misdemeanor charges. To access your case and verify when you are scheduled to appear in court, click here.

Felony Cases

The Lyndhurst Municipal Court has a limited role in felony prosecutions. Some felony cases are initially handled in this Court until a preliminary hearing (probable cause hearing) is held. If probable cause is found, the case will be sent to the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court for final disposition.

Access your case and verify when you are scheduled to appear in court.

Bond Information

  • Cash payments: Bonds can be posted in person at the Lyndhurst Municipal Court during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cash is the only acceptable method of payment at the Court.
  • Credit Card Payments: Bonds can be posted with credit cards at the arresting police department.
  • To obtain bond information, you can look up your case or contact the Clerk of Court’s office at (440) 461-6500, extension 0.
  • Failure to appear at all required appearances may result in forfeiture of bond in accordance with Ohio Revised Code § 2937.35.

Pay Online

The Lyndhurst Municipal Court accepts payments online, in-person, or by mail. The following can be paid online:

Violation

Fine

Court Costs

State Fund

Total

Barking Dog

100.00

111.00

0

$136.00

Disorderly Conduct (Minor Misdemeanor)

100.00

111.00

30.00

$241.00

Littering

50.00

111.00

30.00

$191.00

Open Container (Not in Motor Vehicle)

50.00

111.00

30.00

$191.00

Open Container (Motor Vehicle)

100.00

111.00

30.00

$241.00

Pet-At-Large (1st Offense)

35.00

111.00

0

$146.00

Pet-At-Large (Non-Registered Dog)

35.00

111.00

0

$146.00

Possession of Marijuana – less than 100 grams

100.00

111.00

30.00

$241.00

Unreasonable Noise

50.00

111.00

30.00

$191.00

Waiverable Offenses

Your online payment is due before the court date written on the bottom of your citation. If a person does not waive the violation according to the instructions, they must appear in court as scheduled or a warrant may be issued for their arrest.

Pay your ticket online


 

Fines, Restitution and Court Costs

All fines, restitution and court costs can be paid online. To pay fines, restitution and/or court costs, click here.

Prosecutors

Below you will find the contact information for each prosecutor. Please note that the prosecutors cannot be reached by calling the Court.

Anne Eisenhower
4600 Valley Parkway,
Fairview Park, Ohio 44126
Phone: (440) 331-5677
aee@clevelandmetroparks.com

Michael E. Cicero

Nicola, Gudbranson & Cooper, LLC
25 West Prospect Avenue, Suite 1400
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Phone: (216) 621-7227
Fax: (216) 621-3999
cicero@nicola.com

Daniel W. Taylor
5827 Highland Road
Highland Heights, Ohio 44143
Phone: (440) 554-2160
dnlwtaylor@yahoo.com

John P. Luskin
5252 Meadow Wood Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44124
Phone: (216) 513-6099
Fax: (216) 920-6255
John@johnluskin.org

George J. Argie
Dominic J. Vitantonio

6449 Wilson Mills Road
Mayfield Village, Ohio 44143
Phone: (440) 449-3333
dominic@advattys.com

Michael E. Cicero

Nicola, Gudbranson & Cooper, LLC
25 West Prospect Avenue, Suite 1400
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Phone: (216) 621-7227
Fax: (216) 621-3999
cicero@nicola.com

Michael E. Cicero

Nicola, Gudbranson & Cooper, LLC
25 West Prospect Avenue, Suite 1400
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Phone: (216) 621-7227
Fax: (216) 621-3999
cicero@nicola.com

Not Guilty Plea

To enter a plea of Not Guilty and have your case scheduled for a pretrial, you must either:

  • Appear in court for your arraignment and enter a not guilty plea; or
  • File a not guilty plea in writing prior to your arraignment date. If you file a Not Guilty Plea, you do not need to appear for your arraignment. The court will notify you by mail of your next court date. Download a Not Guilty Plea form here. The Not Guilty Plea form must be filled out completely for the Court to accept it.

Failure to Appear

Failure to appear in court as required will result in the issuance of a warrant for your arrest and a forfeiture of any bond.