Berea municipal court

Berea municipal court DEFAULT

Municipal Court

The BereaMunicipal Court has jurisdiction over violations of municipal ordinances, with some exceptions. This court is located in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. The Berea Municipal Court covers Berea, Middleburg Heights, Brook Park, Strongsville, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township, the Metro Parks and the Ohio State Patrol.[1]

See also

External links

2011

CourtCandidateIncumbentPrimary electionGeneral election
Berea Municipal CourtMark A. ComstockYes100%Yes check.svg
Sours: https://ballotpedia.org/Berea_Municipal_Court,_Ohio

Berea Municipal Court in Berea, Ohio

Popularity:#2 of 44 Courts in Cuyahoga County#26 of 589 Courts in Ohio#208 in Courts

Berea Municipal Court Contact Information

Address, Phone Number, and Fax Number for Berea Municipal Court, a Court, at Berea Commons, Berea OH.

Name
Berea Municipal Court
Address
11 Berea Commons
Berea, Ohio, 44017
Phone
440-826-5860
Fax
440-234-2768

Map of Berea Municipal Court in Berea, Ohio

View map of Berea Municipal Court, and get driving directions from your location .


Related Public Records Searches

Find Court Records related to Berea Municipal Court.

Courts Nearby

Find 6 Courts within 6.8 miles of Berea Municipal Court.

External Links

Find 10 external resources related to Berea Municipal Court.

About the Berea Municipal Court

The Berea Municipal Court, located in Berea, Ohio is a government institution where legal disputes are resolved in accordance with the law. In Berea Criminal Courts, the government brings a case against a defendant who is accused of breaking the law. In Berea Civil Courts, the Court settles disputes between citizens that they are unable to resolve on their own.

You may contact the Court for questions about:
  • Berea court records
  • Case searches and legal documents
  • Appeals and appellate process
  • Berea court dockets and calendars
  • Background checks

Sours: https://www.countyoffice.org/berea-municipal-court-berea-oh-291/
  1. 70 black braided hairstyles
  2. Wow shadowlands week 3
  3. 2020 polaris ranger heater
  4. Made by nacho petsmart

BEREA, OH — The Berea Municipal Court will hold a hearing on March 5 to decide whether prosecutors can use Ohio’s stalking and telecommunications-harassment laws to put people in jail for leaving bad reviews about businesses.

The court is currently considering a motion to dismiss the charges in Brook Park v. Criscione, No. 20CRB01262, where Law Director Carol Horvath and Prosecutor Peter Sackett are trying to put Gina Criscione in prison for saying that the East Park Care Center killed her mother.

According to the motion, Ms. Criscione checked her mother, Dorothy Mandanici, into East Park Care Center several years ago. But the quality of care tanked soon after a new owner, Westlake attorney Laura Divincenzo, took over the nursing home and installed Sara Thurmer as administrator, the motion says: Ms. Mandanici was frequently dehydrated, severely bruised, injured by nursing aides, and regularly cut off from communication with her children.

Ms. Criscione scrambled to find her mother a new home. But while she was fighting against pandemic-related delays, her mother lost more than 30 pounds in her last weeks under Laura Divincenzo’s care, the motion says. By the time Ms. Criscione moved her mother to competent care at Mt. Alverna Village, the motion says, it was too late; Ms. Mandanici died soon after, still suffering from injuries East Park had claimed to have already treated and healed.

The motion says Ms. Criscione began picketing outside East Park and posting online to warn other families not to let their loved ones fall victim to Laura Divincenzo’s neglect. The motion says Ms. Criscione left a one-star review for the facility on Facebook, and police records show that soon after, Laura Divincenzo reached out to the police to ask them to file charges, claiming that Ms. Criscione was engaged in criminal harassment by blowing the whistle on her.

At her request, the Brook Park Police Department helped Ms. Thurmer file criminal complaints charging Ms. Criscione with telecommunications harassment and menacing by stalking. Among other things, the police report complains that Ms. Criscione “refers to the facility as the ‘East Puke Care Center’ and labels it ‘the scum of the earth.’” Both Law Director Horvath and Prosecutor Peter Sackett have decided to keep moving forward with the charges, despite the obvious First Amendment implications.

Although Ms. Divincenzo, Mr. Sackett, and Ms. Horvath are all licensed attorneys, they have shown no awareness that the First Amendment permits Americans to share their opinions about businesses, even—and especially—when those businesses pose a threat to public health.

Represented by Subodh Chandra and Brian D. Bardwell of The Chandra Law Firm LLC, Ms. Criscione is now asking the Court to dismiss the entire case against her, arguing that the statutes Law Director Horvath and Prosecutor Peter Sackett are using are unconstitutionally broad and vague, that all of the conduct they are trying to punish is protected by the First Amendment, and that they are selectively prosecuting her for conduct they tolerate in other settings.

“Some First Amendment questions are harder than others, but everyone knows that you can’t throw people in jail just because they say your business is awful,” Bardwell said. “Unfortunately, the prosecutors in Brook Park are so obsessed with making local businesses look reputable that they’re willing to throw anyone in jail who doesn’t play along. If they get away with it, everyone should probably think twice before leaving anything other than a five-star review for any business in Brook Park.”

The case has already attracted the attention of legal scholars; a group of First Amendment professors has also filed a brief explaining the many defects in the prosecution’s bizarre theory that the government should be policing the content of online business reviews.

Judge Mark Comstock has referred the motion to Magistrate Christopher Green, who will hold an evidentiary hearing to determine whether Law Director Carol Horvath and Prosecutor Peter Sackett are violating Ms. Criscione’s First Amendment rights. The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. on March 5 at the Berea Municipal Court, 11 Berea Commons, Berea, OH 44017.

Related Practice Areas
First AmendmentGovernment ethics, misconduct, fraud, & abusePolice misconduct & brutalityMalicious prosecution, abuse of process, and false arrest
Tags
carol-horvathfirst-amendmentfirst-amendment-retaliationpeter-sackettSours: https://www.chandralaw.com/

Berea Municipal Court

Report Corrections Here

11 Berea Commons
Berea, OH44017

Phone: 440-826-5860

Website | Directions

Berea Municipal Court has jurisdiction in the Cities of Berea, Brook Park, Middleburg Heights, Olmsted Falls, and Strongsville; and Olmstead Township.

We are having difficulty displaying the exact address.Click here to see address using Google Maps.

We're sorry your court map could not be found.

Click here to navigate to Bing Maps.

Online Court Resources

Resources for the Berea Municipal Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and resources applicable to all courts in Ohio.

Search court case records

Berea Municipal Court Case Records

Search Berea Municipal Court traffic/criminal or civil case records online.

Background Check Information

The Ohio Attorney General's Office offers instructions for obtaining a criminal background check from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases

Berea Municipal Court Arraignment Dates

View the schedule of arraignment dates for Berea Municipal Court.

Berea Municipal Court Dockets

View today's Berea Municipal Court traffic/criminal and civil dockets, or search upcoming court dates by name.

Published opinions and orders

Attorney General Opinions

View recent Ohio Attorney General official opinions, browse opinions by year, or search by keyword.

Forms and related information

Berea Municipal Court Forms

View and download forms for use in Berea Municipal Court.

Online Self-Help Forms

Complete Ohio court forms using an interactive interview process; completed forms can be saved and printed. Instructions and additional self-help resources are provided.

Protection Order Forms and Information

View and download domestic violence, juvenile, and stalking or sexually-oriented offense protection order forms for use in Ohio courts. Links to related legal resources and publications are included.

Legal Forms and Information for Seniors

Pro Seniors offers interactive and downloadable forms and information for Ohio seniors, including power of attorney, simple will, advance directives, civil protection order, expungement, and child custody, support or visitation affidavit.

Online fine payments

Pay Berea Municipal Court Citations and Costs

Pay Berea Municipal Court traffic and criminal citations and costs online. A fee applies.

Self help, legal research, general information

Berea Municipal Court Information

View answers to frequently asked questions about Berea Municipal Court, including types of cases heard, arraignment, appearances, procedure, payment plans, warrants, fine payments, use of attorneys, and more.

Berea Municipal Court Local Rules

View the local rules of Berea Municipal Court.

Berea Municipal Court Small Claims

View information about small claims cases in Berea Municipal Court.

Cleveland Area Mediation

The Cleveland Mediation Center offers mediation programs, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to court.

Citizen Brochures and Small Claims Guide

The Ohio Judicial Conference offers a guide to small claims court, and brochures on topics such as jury service, legal terminology, mediation, and self-representation in legal proceedings.

Court Rules

View Ohio Rules of Court including civil procedure, criminal procedure, evidence, juvenile procedure, traffic, and rules that apply to lawyers and judges.

Dispute Resolution Information

View information about arbitration and mediation, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to trial. Links to mediation services, rosters of local mediators, and a guide to selecting a mediator are provided.

Domestic Violence Help

The Ohio Domestic Violence Network offers information for victims of domestic violence and links to additional resources and services.

Domestic Violence Resources and Information

View information and publications about domestic violence issues, including elder abuse, teen dating, and juvenile exposure to abuse. Links to protection order forms, legal resources, and advocacy organizations are also provided.

Foreclosure and Eviction Information and Resources

View information and resources for Ohio homeowners facing foreclosure, including foreclosure mediation information and resources for renters facing eviction.

Local Court Rules

View Ohio Court of Common Pleas, County Court, and Municipal Court local rules by county.

Motor Vehicle Information

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles offers information about licensing and registration, traffic laws, insurance requirements, copies of driving records, and license reinstatement.

Victim Help

The Ohio Attorney General's Office offers information for crime victims, including victims' compensation, notification, cyber safety, and a searchable directory of victim services and resources.

Consumer Protection Information

The Ohio Attorney General's Office offers information and assistance to Ohio residents on cyber safety, identity theft, telephone solicitors, debt collection, elder fraud, and various other consumer scams. Search complaints, court decisions, and news on consumer issues, or file a consumer complaint form online.

Legal Information

The Ohio State Bar Association offers information for the public about lawyers, business-related resources, a Small Business handbook, legal tools, and publications on a variety of legal topics.

Legal Pamphlets for Seniors

Legal and long-term care resources are offered by Pro Senior, including hotline directories, downloadable pamphlets on topics of interest to seniors, and volunteer legal services.

Ohio Constitution, Laws, and Regulations

Search the Ohio Constitution, Revised Code, or Administrative Code by keyword, or browse by table of contents.

Supreme Court Law Library

View information about the Ohio Supreme Court Law Library, including location, hours, an online catalog, description of available materials and services, and an online Ask-a-Librarian service.

Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral

Cuyaghoga County Public Defender

View information about the Cuyaghoga County Public Defender's Office, which provides free legal representation for indigent defendants facing possible incarceration, and for some juvenile and children's services cases.

Cuyahoga County Housing Court Help

The Greater Cleveland Housing Partnership's Housing Court Assistance Program provides free legal services to property owners facing criminal prosecution, code violations, condemnations, and complaints in housing courts and municipal courts in Bedford, Bedford Heights, Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Euclid, Garfield Heights, Maple Heights, Shaker Heights, and Warrensville Heights. An online intake form and answers to frequently asked questions are included.

Cuyahoga County Lawyer Complaints

View information about filing a grievance against a Cuyahoga County attorney, with links to the required forms and answers to frequently asked questions.

Cuyahoga County Victim/Witness Help

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office offers information about the criminal justice process and victims' rights, including services to crime victims and witnesses, case status notification, court accompaniment, and assistance with victim impact statements and compensation applications. Links to additional resources are provided.

Northeastern Ohio Legal Assistance

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland offers free civil legal help to low-income residents of Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, and Lorain Counties. A telephone application line, locations of local offices, information about programs, resources, and answers to frequently asked questions are provided.

Domestic Violence Legal Assistance

The Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center offers free legal services to crime victims, and provides links to counseling services, domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, and local victim assistance programs. A Crime Victims Rights Toolkit is also available.

Public Defender

The Office of the Ohio Public Defender offers information about its representation of indigent defendants in criminal cases, with links to local county public defenders and appointed counsel.

Attorney Directory

Search for attorneys admitted to practice in Ohio by name, registration number, and location.

Complaints Against Lawyers and Judges

View instructions for filing an official complaint against a lawyer or judge in Ohio, with answers to frequently asked questions, rules, and a link to the complaint form.

File a Consumer Complaint

Complete an online form to file a consumer complaint with the Ohio Attorney General's Office. A live chat with an agent is also available for general inquiries and assistance.

Lawyer Referral and Information Services

View a list of Ohio lawyer referral and information services by geographic area served, and a list of registered prepaid legal service providers.

Legal Assistance for Seniors

Pro Seniors provides Ohio residents over 60 with free legal assistance by telephone in all counties, in-person staff attorney assistance, and referrals to private attorneys who will assist low-income seniors for a reduced fee.

Legal Assistance for the Disabled

Disability Rights Ohio provides free legal assistance to disabled persons on a variety of matters, including disability abuse, neglect, and discrimination, and access to assistive technology devices, special education, housing, employment, voting rights, and community integration.

Legal Assistance for Western Ohio and Migrant Farmworkers

Legal Aid of Western Ohio and Advocates for Basic Legal Equality provide free civil legal services for low-income residents of 32 western Ohio counties, and for migrant farmworkers statewide. A toll-free telephone line, online application forms in English and Spanish, and local office contacts are included.

Sours: https://www.courtreference.com/courts/1808/berea-municipal-court

Municipal court berea

Site ID Template

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.

Courts Responsibilities & Judges'

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.

For more information visit the Berea Municipal Court's website.

Sours: https://www.cityofberea.org/302/Berea-Municipal-Court
Olmsted Falls mayor in Berea Municipal Court

BEREA, Ohio -- Facing a projected $380,000 budget deficit, Berea Municipal Court officials and Berea Court Committee members met March 24 to discuss ways for court operations to offset the shortfall.

Mayor Cyril Kleem previously had sent a memo containing four possible ways to close the budget gap, which Clerk of Court Raymond Wohl said he had not seen. Two suggestions were to transfer funds from the court construction fund and the special projects fund to the court’s general operations account.

Berea Finance Director Andrea Morris indicated that the court in prior years has executed the second transfer to cover its deficit. Judge Mark Comstock said he and Wohl will discuss that option.

Another recommendation was delaying 2021 pay raises Comstock proposes for court employees until determining if money exists later in the year to cover the $38,000 expense. Both Wohl and Comstock expressed opposition to that suggestion, with Comstock saying “modest” pay raises “keep a hard-working staff of professional people basically treading water.”

“They’re not gaining anything by this,” Comstock said. “I don’t want there to be any doubt I’ll be pushing back on that.”

A 5.3 percent pay cut that court employees, and most city employees, experienced early in the pandemic was restored by the end of 2020, Morris said.

The mayor’s final suggestion was to pursue grants and additional funding. To date, no CARES Act stimulus money has been designated specifically for municipal courts.

Comstock said Parma Municipal Court operates at a large deficit “almost all the time … and the city just has to cover that.” Due to the pandemic, Rocky River Municipal Court experienced a deficit in 2020, he said. It was the first time a shortfall had occurred there in 23 years.

The most promising development was termination of two collection agencies the Berea court used when pursuing unpaid fines. Officials now work with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

“Since December, we’ve collected almost $50,000 in back fines and costs going back to 2013,” Wohl said. “They are able to attach (monies owed) to tax returns, and they actively work with past-due accounts to collect the money.”

Approximately 1,500 cases have been sent to the attorney general’s office, representing $1.1 million in potential collections.

“It sounds like you have taken a really positive step,” Court Committee Chairman Jim Maxwell said. “Even if you get a portion of that $1.1 million, that would be fantastic.”

Ongoing budget update meetings will be scheduled quarterly.

“I assure you we are constantly working at running this operation efficiently, balancing the income and expenses,” Comstock said.

Read more stories from the News Sun.

Sours: https://www.cleveland.com/community/2021/03/fines-collection-crucial-to-reducing-berea-municipal-court-deficit.html

You will also be interested:

Mark pressed the tip of his cigar to this delicate body right in the center of the drawn star. The girl screamed in pain, but instead of pulling away, she pressed herself even harder against the burning cigar. Finally Mark removed his instrument of torture and placed an ice cube on the red spot of the burn.

The girl screamed again.



15427 15428 15429 15430 15431