As a Municipal Court judge, I hear misdemeanor cases ranging from a driver contesting a speeding ticket to cases involving allegations of threats with a gun, OVI (DUI), domestic violence, possession of drug paraphernalia, prostitution, theft, and other charges. I make sure that every criminally charged defendant, regardless of citizenship, understands his/her constitutional rights to a lawyer and a jury trial. I also make decisions in consideration of other Hamilton County Courts and elsewhere when a defendant in front of me has pending charges with them