Effective July 6, 2021, Traffic Court has returned to the Courthouse at 375 S. High Street.
Traffic Arraignment is the first opportunity for a person to appear in court to answer to a traffic charge or allegation with a plea. A person charged with a traffic offense is referred to as the “defendant” and is afforded the same rights as anyone charged with a criminal offense.
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Fri*Doors open at 8:15 AM
Location: 375 S. High St. Columbus, OH 43215
375 S. High St. Columbus, OH 43215
**DUE TO COVID, TRAFFIC ARRAIGNMENTS ARE BEING HELD AT 400 N. HIGH ST, COLUMBUS, OH 43215 UNTIL JULY 2, 2021.
- Courtroom 1A: Last names A-K
- Courtroom 1B: Last names L-Z
If I plead not guilty, how soon will my case be set for trial?
If you do not waive your right to a speedy trial, the trial will be set within ten (10) days.
If you waive your right to a speedy trial, the trial will be set out two (2) weeks or longer.
If your case carries a possibility of jail, you can request a jury trial and a pretrial will be set in front of a judge.
What happens after the arraignment?
If you have a minor misdemeanor, you can only request a court trial (trial in front of a judge and not a jury) and your case will be set for trial.