The Criminal Division of Common Pleas processes all felony cases bound over to the grand jury and all grand jury indictments. It also prepares for and oversees Common Pleas arraignments; and dockets and files all motions, entries, warrants, and summons relating to criminal cases.
All Common Pleas arraignments are scheduled on Fridays in Room 585 at 8:30 am. Individuals that are locked up will be heard on Thursday by video arraignment with all walk in hearings scheduled on Fridays at 8:30 am. For more information, please contact Common Pleas Criminal Department at 513-946-5672.
This division creates and processes all warrants and issues subpoenas for criminal cases, and processes driver license suspensions sent to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday, 8:00AM – 4:00PM*
1000 Main Street, Room 315
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 946-5648
*Bonds may be posted 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at the 24-hour office of the Clerk of Courts.
The office of the Clerk of Courts located on the 1st Floor of the Hamilton County Justice Center, 1000 Sycamore St, Room 112.
Additional questions concerning bonds are answered on the FAQ page of this website.
Pleadings may also be filed via E-Filing.