Judge Frederick T. Moses
Clerk of Courts / Court Administrator Michele L. Bell
Bailiff William Simons
|Chief Deputy Clerk:
Chief Deputy Clerk/
Office Hours8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monday Through Friday
(closed legal holidays)
Hocking County Courthouse, Logan,
corner of Market and Main
(click here for map)
|Monday and Wednesday||State of Ohio cases|
|Tuesday||City of Logan cases|
|Thursday||Drug Court, Vivitrol Court|
|Friday||Civil Cases and Jury Trials|
|*Arraignments held Monday
through Wednesday begin at 8:15 a.m. except
for video arraignments which are done at the Judge’s convenience.
*All cases are subject to be scheduled with the availability of the court calendar.
Dress Code and Behavior
With the exception of Law enforcement officers, probation officers and other persons authorized by this court, No weapons of any kind are to be brought into or near this court:
- No public displays of affection on or near court
- All persons except Law enforcement officers, Attorneys and court
personnel will stay at least 10 feet away from prisoners
- No person except Law enforcement officers, Attorneys and court personnel
are permitted to give a prisoner any items or material
- No hats, shorts, tank tops, tube tops, sandals, mini skirts, sunglasses
or other improper clothing are to be worn in court
- All persons entering the court room will be wearing clean and proper
- No children under the age of 13 in court without permission of the judge
- All pagers, cell phone and other electronic devises must be turned off
before entering court
- No pager, cell phone or other electronic devises are to be used by
defendants or the public in the Clerk's office without permission of the
clerks or judge
- No offensive language or clothing to be worn in or near court
- No clothing with Pro-Drug or Pro-Alcohol messages permitted in or near
- No food, drinks or muddy shoes in or near court
- No loud voices or disturbances in or near court
- No one is to sit on steps outside the courtroom area
- No person shall sit with their feet on chairs
The following are a listing of items that are prohibited in or near the Hocking County Municipal Court or Probation Department:
- Firearms/Deadly Weapons
- Brass Knuckles
- Explosive devices or material
- Caustic chemicals
- Chemical Mace/Pepper Spray
- Flammable materials
- Any cutting instruments, which would include knives, pen knives, scissors, box cutters, carpet knives, razors, etc.
- Tools, such as hammers, screwdrivers, nails
- Fingernail files
- Knitting needles
- Handcuffs/handcuff keys
- Toy guns/knives
- Stun guns
- Cat eyes (key ring)
- Large straight or safety pins
Court DutiesThe Clerk's Office Can:
- Help you understand how court works;
- Answer questions about court procedures;
- Help you find information about your case;
- Answer questions about monies owed to the court;
- Direct you to other agencies who can provide assistance;
- Direct you to where you have to appear in court;
- Give you legal advice;
- Fill out forms for you;
- Tell you what to say or write;
- Recommend Lawyers or Bonding Agents;
*If a warrant has been issued for your arrest from the Hocking County Municipal Court, it is your responsibility to turn yourself in to the court during normal business hours.
*We do not schedule hearings for Defendants who have a warrant.
*If a Defendant has been arrested in another county for a warrant issued from our court, their video arraignment will be scheduled after we have been notified that they have been transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.
*Fax filings are accepted, however the original must follow within five business days.
*Please include as much information as possible when faxing court filings. (i.e. case number, SSN, name, address, phone number and/or violation.)
*Marriage ceremonies are performed during regular business hours by appointment only.
*There is no fee for the Judge performing your ceremony.
*Upon arrival, check in with the Bailiff or the Clerk’s office.
*Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment so that your paperwork can be prepared.
*Record searches are done by fax and website search ONLY!
*The filing fee for an expungement is $60.
*The court DOES NOT provide legal advice on filing paperwork for an expungement. It is recommended that Defendants contact an attorney for the necessary information.
Court Appointed Attorneys:
*The Court does not appoint attorneys for minor misdemeanor citations.
*If you do not have the funds to hire an attorney, you may apply for a court appointed attorney by filling out an application which you can pick up from the clerk’s office.
*After the notarized application is submitted to the clerk’s office, accompanied by proper proof of income and mandatory $25 fee, it is then given to the Judge for his approval.
*You may call the clerk’s office the following afternoon to see if your application is approved and which attorney has been appointed to your case.
*You may be required to pay part of your court appointed attorney fees prior to being assigned an attorney to represent you.