TUSCARAWAS COUNTY COURT

CRIMINAL DIVISION

 



When someone has been arrested for either a felony or misdemeanor, the posting of bail or bond is the procedure which allows an accused to be released from detention pending trial.  It is to insure the accused appears at all stages of the criminal case.  For most offenses the bond amount is predetermined.  For certain offenses, the amount of bond can only be set by the Judge or Magistrate when the accused has been brought before the Court for his/her initial appearance.

Bail Bonds may be posted 24 hours a day for someone who has been arrested and booked into jail. On Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, the bond amount should be posted at the Tuscarawas County Court, 336 East Third Street, Uhrichsville, Ohio, and (740) 922-4795.  On weekends or after court hours, the bond amount may be posted at Newcomerstown Police Department, 124 West Church Street, Newcomerstown, Ohio, (740) 498-6161or at the New Philadelphia Police Department, 166 East High Avenue, New Philadelphia, Ohio, (330) 343-4488.

If a person is arrested without a warrant on a Friday after 4:00 PM and before Saturday morning, the Court holds an initial appearance at the Court on Saturday at 9:00 AM.  On holiday weekends the Court holds that hearing generally at Noon on Sunday.  The Court's weekend schedule is subject to change without notice.

 

POSTING BOND


Below are listed some of the different types of bonds.  The Clerk's Office will accept cash or a certified check payable to the Tuscarawas County Court. If bond is later released by the Court, it is returned to the person who posted.  Any third party who posts bond for another individual should always keep the Clerk's Office informed of his/her current address and telephone number.

 

1) Surety Bond:

The bail bond is written by a bonding company for a fee.  The Court CANNOT recommend a bail bondsman to you, so check for listings in the yellow pages of the phonebook.

2) Cash Bond:

At the option of the Accused, the amount ordered by the Court is deposited with the Clerk's Office.

3) 10% Cash:

This bond is secured with the deposit in the Clerk’s Office of 10% of the amount ordered by the Court.

4) Own Recognizance:

A recognizance bond (OR) is the written promise of the accused to appear at any time he/she is ordered to do so.


All bonds are subject to additional orders and conditions set by the Court.  Upon hearing, bonds may be revoked or amended by the Court.  Bonds are subject to forfeiture if the accused fails to appear as ordered.  You will be given the date and time of all court hearings in writing, so you must keep the Court informed of your address at all times.  It is best to inform the Court in writing of any changes of address.


IF YOU ARE REQUIRED TO APPEAR AT THE COURT AND YOU FAIL TO APPEAR, THE COURT WILL ISSUE A WARRANT FOR YOUR ARREST.  A CONTEMPT OF COURT CITATION MAY ALSO BE FILED AGAINST YOU.  FOR CERTAIN OFFENSES, THE COURT WILL ALSO NOTIFY THE OHIO BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES OF YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR.  THE RESULT WILL BE A DRIVERS LICENSE SUSPENSION AND THE WITHHOLDING OF THE ISSUANCE OR RENEWAL OF YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE AND REGISTRATION               

You should report to the Clerk's Office at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled court appearance.  Please bring your citation, bond papers, and any other relevant court papers with you.  You should also have sufficient funds to pay fines and court costs.  For certain offenses you will need to bring proof of insurance.  The Clerk’s Office will accept cash, personal checks, credit cards and money orders. A $5.00 nonrefundable convenience fee will be assessed for credit card payments made online. If you are cited under a city or village ordinance, you must add $13.00 to the court costs.

 

 

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