Knox County Criminal & OVI Lawyer
Tough Defense in Mount Vernon and Beyond
Since 1994, The Koffel Law Firm has brought a holistic approach to criminal defense. We focus on the individual, because we understand that our clients are more than just the crime they're accused of. For more than 20 years, we have been defending the criminally accused throughout the state of Ohio, including Mount Vernon and all of Knox County. If you live in this area and are facing criminal accusations, contact The Koffel Law Firm for help.
What It Means to be "Best Law Firms" and "Best Lawyers" Rated
When we say that our law firm is one of the best in the region, we mean it. That claim is backed up by the prestigious "Best Law Firms" and "Best Lawyers" distinctions. Lawyers and law firms cannot nominate themselves for this award, but are chosen only after an extensive process of peer review and voting. We are proud that our work has been recognized in this way.
Mount Vernon Municipal Court
If you are facing criminal charges in Knox County, there is a good chance your case will be held in Mount Vernon Municipal Court with Judge John C. Thatcher (as of 2014) presiding. This court is located at:
5 N. Gay St. 3rd Floor
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Visit the municipal court's website for additional information on criminal and traffic court fees and costs. Knox County also has a juvenile court located at 111 E. High Street in Mt Vernon, Ohio. We are familiar with and have handled a number of cases in Mt Vernon/Knox County courts.
What You Need to Know Before Your Hearing
Before you attend your hearing at the Mount Vernon Municipal Court, here are some things you should know in order to familiarize yourself with both the court and criminal proceedings.
- Judge: John C. Thatcher
- Clerk: Kathy Savage
- Chief Deputy Clerk: Pam Fuller
- City Prosecutor: P. Robert Broeren, Jr.
- Assistant City Prosecutor: Brittany Whitney
If you have a document you need to file with the court, you can do so by presenting the completed document to the clerk, Kathy Savage, in person. You may also fax the document or mail it to the court, addressing it to "Clerk of Court."
For more information on court rules and procedures at Mount Vernon Municipal Court, serving all of Knox County, view Local Rules of Practice.
Criminal Cases We Handle
The Koffel Law Firm's team of criminal defense attorneys handles a wide range of felony and misdemeanor cases, including:
- DUI/OVI defense
- Vehicular crimes
- Vehicular homicide
- High school/college specific offenses
- Drug crimes, and much more.
One thing we make sure each of our clients understands, no matter what type of charge they're facing, is that we are their advocate. We do not believe in quick fixes. We believe in rehabilitation, in alternative sentencing, and getting your life back on track. No matter what type of charge landed you in the criminal justice system, we are committed to getting you out of it. Contact a Knox County criminal defense lawyer at The Koffel Law Firm today to discuss your defense.