Upper Sandusky Municipal Court
Judge James M. Ruhlen
Jane Frey, Clerk
You may call or visit the traffic division during the office hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday and Thursdays at 7:00 PM. The phone number is (419) 294-3800 option # 1.
Traffic violations filed in this court range from speeding offenses to driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs of abuse. Please carefully review all information on both the front and back of the citation that was issued to you.
Upon payment of a waiverable offense, your case will be considered complete. You may need to provide proof of insurance and that may be done when you pay your waiver.
When your appearance is required, report to the Clerk’s office on the date and time assigned to your case. You will be asked to sign in and then taken into the courtroom by our Bailiff. When court begins, the Judge will advise you of your rights and the pleas available to you: guilty, no contest, not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity.
If you cannot afford an attorney and your offense carries possible jail time, you may request a court appointed attorney. Upon a hearing and a finding of indigency the Court will appoint an attorney to represent you. As of September 29, 2005, Ohio law requires all persons appointed a court-appointed attorney pay a $25.00 application fee.
Failure to Appear and/or Pay Waiver
Failure to appear in Court as required or posting the required waiver will result in the following actions: