The judges, magistrates and staff of Cleveland Municipal Court are bound by four primary sources of law: the United States Constitution, the Constitution of Ohio, the Ohio Revised Code, and the Cleveland Codified Ordinances. The U.S. Constitution applies across the entire country. The Ohio Constitution and the Revised Code apply across the entire state. The Cleveland Codified Ordinances are local laws applying just within the city limits of Cleveland. Each of these sources of law set forth rights as well as responsibilities for both residents of, and visitors to, Cleveland.
Here are useful links to these sources of law:
United States Constitution: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html
Constitution of Ohio: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/constitution.cfm
Cleveland Codified Ordinances: http://www.clevelandcitycouncil.org/charter-codified-ordinances.aspx
Bratenahl Codified Ordinances: http://www.conwaygreene.com/Bratenahl/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&2.0