Mayor's Court Plea Descriptions

Your first appearance in Waverly Mayor's Court is an initial arraignment.  The following are the pleas that can be entered.

A plea of Guilty is a complete admission of guilt and your case would be heard that day and disposed of.
 
A plea of No Contest is not an admission of guilt, but is an admission of the truth of the facts alleged in the complaint/citation.  A finding of guility/not guility will be made after an explanation of the circumstances from you and the officer who filed the complaint or issued the citation.  A plea of no contest cannot be used against you in any later civil or criminal proceeding.  Your case would then be heard that day and disposed of.
 
A plea of Not Guilty is a complete denial of the charges and puts at issue all the essential elements of the offense.  Your case would not be heard at the date of arraignment but would instead be set for trial at a later date.
 
A plea of Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity must be in writing and is highly suggested to employ an attorney for defense. 
 
Payment of Court Cost and Fines is expected when your case is disposed of.  Payment Plans are available upon approval. 
 
HOW DO I GET A CONTINUANCE?
 
The Court Administrator can grant a 1 time continuance on waiver able violations .  You must appear in person at the Mayor's Court Office 202 S. Market Street, Waverly OH 45690 prior to your Court date to file a motion for continuance. 
  
WHAT ARE THE COURT HOURS? 
 
The Mayor's Court office is open Monday, Wednesday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm., Tuesday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Payments can be accepted by a dispatcher at the Waverly Police Department during hours the Mayor's Court office is closed.  The Waverly Police Department is open 24 hours, 365 days a year. 
 
HOW DO I GET MY VEHICLE OUT OF IMPOUND? 
 
If your vehicle has been impounded by the Waverly Police Department; You must appear in court on the date given to you on the front of your citation.  IF, the Magistrate orders the vehicle released you must provide to the Mayor's Court Clerk/Deputy Clerk: Proof of ownership, proof on insurance and have a valid licensed driver with you (they will be required to show their license).  You will need a money order for the cost of towing and a money order to Waverly Police Department for payment of administrative fees and storage cost.