Our Cleveland bail bonds office services the following Ohio courts and cities:
- Matthew B. Abens
- Ross S. Cirincione
- Brian P. Downey
- Joy Freda
- Barbara C. Greenberg
- Nicholas A. Papa
- Sherry A. Pidala
- Deborah M. Turner
Bedford – Ken Schuman (216) 587-2120
**Arraignments held every Monday morning at 9:00a.m.
Bedford Hts. – Deborah Turner (440) 232-1283
**Arraignments held every Tuesday morning at 9:00a.m.
Bentleyville – Ann Oakar(440) 746-1000
**Arraignments held the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 9:00a.m.
Chagrin Falls – Thomas Hanculak (440) 442-6800
**Arraignments held the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 9:00a.m.
Glenwillow – Ross Cirincione (216) 587-2120
**Arraignments held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 9:30a.m.
Highland Hills – Donald Williams (216) 696-4345
**Arraignments held every Tuesday of the month at 1:30p.m.
Moreland Hills – Santo Incorvaia (216) 328-1100
**Arraignments held the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 9:30a.m.
North Randall – Leonard Spremulli (216) 831-4935
**Arraignments held the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 9:30a.m.
Oakwood – Stephen Klonowski (216) 587-2120
**Arraignments held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 9:00a.m.
Orange – Blair Melling (440) 232-2701
**Arraignments held the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at 9:00a.m.
Solon – Lon Stolarsky (216) 694-3987
**Arraignments held every Wednesday morning at 9:00a.m.
Warrensville Hts. – Keisha Hughes (216) 587-6500
**Arraignments held every Thursday morning at 9:00a.m.
Woodmere – Lon Stolarsky (216) 694-3987
** Arraignments held every Wednesday of the month at 9:00a.m.
Cleveland Metro Parks – Anne Eisenhower (440) 331-5300
**Arraignments held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2:00p.m
Mark A. Comstock – Presiding Judge
Raymond J. Wohl – Clerk of Courts
2014 Arraignment Dates
For minor traffic and minor misdemeanors: Wednesdays Only – 9:00AM
For all misdemeanors other than minor misdemeanors:
MONDAYS at 9:30AM (or next day if holiday)
For DUI and DUS: THURSDAYS at 9:30AM (or next day if holiday) or
MONDAYS at 9:30AM (only if needed because of 5-day hearing)
January 8 – 9AM
July 2 – 9AM
|Court Room||Judge||Personal Bailiff||Phone|
|15-A||Ronald B. Adrine
|David A. Fann||664-4974|
|12-B||Pinkey S. Carr||David Morrow||664-4991|
|13-A||Marilyn B. Cassidy||Ebony F. Grantonz||664-4999|
|12-C||Michelle D. Earley||Larisa Thomas||664-4997|
|14-B||Emanuella Groves||Lucretia C. Bolden||664-4985|
|14-C||Anita Laster Mays||Michael J. Fields||664-4983|
|14-A||Lauren C. Moore||Michael Graves||664-4973|
|13-D||Charles L. Patton||Ernest Hendricks Jr.||664-4993|
|13-B||Raymond L. Pianka
Housing Court Judge
|15-C||Angela R. Stokes||664-4987|
|13-C||Pauline H. Tarver||Michael Howell||664-4995|
|12-A||Ed Wade||Shirlee Moss||664-4979|
|14-D||Joseph J. Zone||Michael E. Flanagan||664-4981|
- Gregory F. Clifford, Chief Magistrate
- Joseph P. Dowling, Sr. Magistrate
- Ann Marie Feighan, Sr. Magistrate
- Magistrate Kim Denise Amponsah
- Magistrate Michael A. Bednar
- Magistrate Pablo A. Castro III
- Magistrate Lynn D. Loritts
- Magistrate Lynn McLaughlin-Murray
- Magistrate Jolan B. Vagi
- Magistrate William F. B. Vodrey
- Magistrate Claudette Walcott
- Magistrate Tossie Wiley, Jr.
All traffic and misdemeanor criminal cases are arraigned on the third floor of the Justice Center, 1200 Ontario Street, Cleveland, Ohio.
The traffic arraignment dockets are presided over by magistrates. If you have a traffic case, your case will either be heard at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 3-B or at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 3-B or 3-C, depending on the first initial of your last name. One of the most important aspects of arraignment is to know your constitutional rights before entering a plea.
If you have been charged with driving under suspension or no driver’s license, you may be eligible to participate in the Traffic Intervention Program (TIP). We have employees in the court who have been trained to assist people in obtaining a valid license if their license has been suspended, forfeited, or if they never had a license.
The misdemeanor arraignments and felony preliminary hearings are presided over by judges. If you have a misdemeanor case, your arraignment will be held in Courtroom 3-C at 8:30 a.m. If you have a felony preliminary hearing, your case will be heard in Courtroom 3-D at 8:30 a.m.
Felony Preliminary Hearing
The first appearance a defendant makes in court after arrest or summons is generally known as an arraignment. In felony matters, this is also known as an initial appearance. At the initial appearance, the judge informs the defendant and his attorney or public defender of the nature of the charges against him and advises him of his legal rights, including the right to counsel and to bail. In felony cases, the defendant is not called upon to plead either at the initial appearance or the preliminary hearing.
When only a complaint has been filed against the defendant, he is entitled to a preliminary hearing unless this is waived in writing. If the defendant waives the preliminary hearing, the judge will order the defendant bound over to the court of common pleas. If not waived, the judge will schedule the preliminary hearing within a prescribed time period.
At the preliminary hearing, the prosecuting attorney will examine witnesses and introduce exhibits for the state. The defendant and the judge have full rights of cross-examination and the defendant has the right of inspection of exhibits before they are introduced. The defendant may move for discharge for failure of proof and may offer evidence on his own behalf. The defendant has the right to make a statement, not under oath, regarding the charge, for the purpose of explaining the facts in evidence.
Upon conclusion of all the evidence and the statement, if any, of the accused, the court do one of the following three things: 1) find that there is probable cause to believe the crime alleged or another felony has been committed and that the defendant committed it, and bind the defendant over to the court of common pleas; 2) find that there is probable cause that a misdemeanor was committed and that the defendant committed it, and retain the case for trial or order the defendant to appear for trial; or 3) order the accused discharged. Discharge is not a bar to further prosecution.
Felony initial appearances and preliminary hearings take place at 8:30 am, Monday through Friday, in Courtroom 3D. The felony initial appearances and preliminary hearings are presided over by a judge of the court.
Cleveland Heights Municipal Court
- Judge A. Deane Buchanan
Magistrate Georgeann Schmidt
Cleveland Heights Municipal Court, 40 Severance Circle Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118. Click Here for Map!
Contacting the Court
- If you need additional information or have a question about a specific case, you can contact the court at (216) 291-4901. For criminal matters including traffic and housing court, choose option 3. Choose option 4 for civil court.
- Fax Number is (216) 291- 2459
- To check if the trial for which you are a scheduled juror is going forward call 291- 4901 and choose option 7
About the Court
This court is the Municipal Court for the City of Cleveland Heights. Generally, it handles traffic and misdemeanor criminal charges arising in the City of Cleveland Heights as well as civil matters arising in this City whose demand for relief does not exceed $15,000. This court also has a small claims division which handles complaints in which the demand for relief does not exceed $3,000.
Hours of Operation
The court is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is closed on weekends and legal holidays, Columbus Day, and the day after Thanksgiving.
A criminal case is one brought by the State or the City of Cleveland Heights which charges that the defendant violated the law. This court only handles misdemeanors. In other words, criminal cases in which the maximum jail sentence does not exceed one year.
Housing court cases and traffic court cases are both criminal in nature. However, in general, with some exceptions, they are handled on their own separate dockets.
Generally, a civil case is one in which one entity sues another entity to recover money. Eviction hearings are also included in the court’s civil docket. In this court one can file claims seeking recovery up to $15,000.
Small Claims Court is also a part of this court’s civil division. It is designed to handle small matters in the simplest manner possible. Recovery in a small claims action is limited to $3,000. Usually you do not need a lawyer to file a small claims action but you may have one represent you if you wish. This Web Site offers a Guide to Small Claims Court. You may also obtain a pamphlet with the same information from the court.
Bail Agents Servicing Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake Counties:
Lavicter (Vicki) Carr
Ms. LaVictor Carr is professional, goal oriented women with a Bachelor degree of Science in Health Administration and Long Term Care. She is better known as Ms. Vicky, born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio by loving hard working parents. She was brought up on principles, respect and gratitude. Having knowledge of the bail bond business by relatives Ms. Vicky decided she would give the bail bond business a try and has been a member of the profession for 3 years.
She has experience the unexpected in her life and believes it can happen to anyone, making the wrong right is her motto. In her spear time she enjoys helping others, reading, movies and vacationing with family and friends.
Serving several years as a U.S. Army Ranger, Vincent Johnston has served his country with honor, courage and integrity. Putting his life on the line countless times to defend what he believes in. In helping and fighting for others who cannot help or fight for themselves. 5 combat tours total ending with his 2nd in Afghanistan where a disagreement with an RPG ended his military career. After a medical discharged in 2006, Vincent had found himself at a loss in his life. After an attempt to join the Cleveland Police Department and a major city cut back halted that attempt, he turned to work security were he still remains working in low income and section 8 housing. In 2009, Vincent took his skills from the Army and his 15 years of Martial Arts training and became a licensed Surety Bail agent working In the field of Fugitive Recovery. He has worked throughout the state to locate and apprehend those wanted by the law. Now he has settled in the Cleveland/Lorain metro area where he works as a licensed Bail Bondman, helping people by giving them a 2nd chance and even a 3rd chance. His generosity is well known within the Cleveland/Lorain metro area. Let him help you now to reunite with those you care about who have been arrested and awaiting their day in court to prove their innocents.