Judge Daniel G. Padden
The Judge hears felony criminal cases which include any offense where the possible penalty is over one (1) year in prison and a $1,000.00 Fine. Drug cases, arson, burglary, breaking and entering, theft, fraud, robbery and murder are just a few crimes that fall under this category.
These cases are tried before a jury of 12 individuals from Guernsey County or by the Judge, if a jury is waived, unless the case is resolved by a plea of guilty after all the facts have been exchanged. If a person is found guilty, the determination of sentencing is the responsibility of the Judge alone.