Tuesday & Thursday Court session: Batsche Courtroom
8:00 A.M. through 9:00 A.M.: traffic arraignments
9:00 A.M. through 10:00 A.M.: video arraignments and traffic trials
10:00 A.M. through 11:00 P.M.: criminal arraignments and initial hearings on felonies
11:00 A.M. through 12:00 P.M.: Pretrials and ALS appeals
1:00 P.M. through 2:00 P.M.: minor motions, pleas, and sentencing
2:00 P.M. until Finished: Trials, Motions to Suppress and Preliminary Hearings
Tuesday all traffic and minor misdemeanor arraignments at 8:00 A.M., and other criminal misdemeanor cases and felonies at 10:00 A.M. are set by Mason and Kings Island Police Dept.
Thursday all traffic and minor misdemeanor arraignments at 8:00 A.M., and other criminal misdemeanor cases and felonies at 10:00 A.M. are set by Deerfield, Ohio State Patrol, and all other agencies.
Tuesday Court: Zopff Courtroom
1:00 P.M. Civil Pretrials and Trials
1:00 P.M. Civil Mediation
Thursday Court: Zopff Courtroom
1:00 P.M. Small Claims
1:00 P.M. Criminal Mediation
Third Friday of Month
8:30 A.M. until finished: Jury trials
For the purpose of this schedule, when referring to the Batsche Courtroom, the schedule refers to the main courtroom and when referring to the Zopff Courtroom, the reference is to the small courtroom.
The Court schedule is divided into three time slots per day. Certain days will only use two of the three. These time slots will consist of four hour time periods starting at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 8:00 p.m. When referring to a morning session, the time will be from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The afternoon Court session will be from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00p.m.
In the interest of making the Court more available and user friendly, each time slot will further be divided into the different activities of the Court. A continuance will be assigned to that same time slot at a one-week future date. All pretrials will be scheduled one week from the date of arraignment with the trial date set at the time of pretrial two weeks from the date of pretrial. All jury trials will be scheduled on the third Friday of each month. All jury trial cases will be docketed on the third Friday of each month. The docketed order will be the order in which the cases are heard. A jury will be selected for each case on Friday morning. When the first trial begins all other jurors, selected or not, will be allowed to leave. Each selected juror not sitting the first trial but selected for other juries must be available to the Court on an "on call” basis and respond back to the Court within one hour from the time of that call. All prospective jurors not selected will be released and will not have to return to the Court. This rule may be modified to accommodate more than two cases as the presiding judge determines appropriate.