OVI / DUI Lawyer For Blacklick, Ohio
The Dominy Law Firm represents clients for OVI / DUI in Blacklick, Ohio. If you are a resident of Blacklick and were charged with DUI/OVI in a central Ohio court, or if you were charged with a DUI/OVI which allegedly occurred in Blacklick, you probably have questions. What is the court process? What are the possible penalties? Is there any way to avoid a DUI/OVI conviction?
Blacklick is one of the smaller suburbs of Columbus and does not have a high number of DUI/OVI cases annually. The village of Blacklick does not have its own police department, so the area is patrolled by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Blacklick does not have its own court, so the DUI/OVI cases originating in this area are filed in the Franklin County Municipal Court.
The DUI / OVI Court Process
At the first court appearance, the arraignment, you will be asked to enter a plea: guilty, no contest, or not guilty. At or before that time, you can also challenge the Administrative License Suspension. A few weeks after the arraignment, there is a pretrial hearing: an opportunity to negotiate and agreed resolution with the prosecuting attorney. If an agreed resolution is not achieved, there may be a motion hearing for the judge to make decisions about admissibility of evidence. If an agreement still is not reached, there is a trial, and either a judge or jury will decide whether the evidence proves your guilt. If you are found guilty, or if you plead guilty, there will be a sentence hearing for the judge to determine the sentence.
Before that first court appearance, you need to make some decisions. Are you going to plead guilty, or are you going plead not guilty and contest the OVI? Will you hire an attorney? Which attorney will you hire? To make those decisions, you need information. The pages of this website, and the downloadable e-book will provide that information.
If you have questions like these, you have come to a website with answers. This site has much information about DUI/OVI, and that information applies to Blacklick DUI/OVI cases. In this website, you can find information about the court process, the penalties, and the tests commonly used in DUI/OVI investigations. Those issues are also discussed in the guide ‘Ohio DUI / OVI Guide’. That guide is available for sale in online bookstores, and the e-book version can also be downloaded for free here.Making Decisions About Your Blacklick DUI / OVI
After you obtain more information about DUI/OVI, you’ll be prepared to make decisions regarding your case. To make these decisions, it may be helpful to speak with a DUI/OVI lawyer. Before the first court appearance, you should determine whether you will fight the DUI/OVI or simply plead guilty. You should also determine whether you’ll represent yourself or hire a lawyer. Finally, you should select a lawyer to represent you.
Which lawyer you select can make a difference to how the case is resolved. Many attorneys handle DUI/OVI cases in central Ohio. A few of those attorneys have expertise and extensive experience defending clients charged with DUI/OVI.DUI / OVI Lawyer Serving Blacklick, Ohio
The Dominy Law Firm has expertise and experience defending clients charged with DUI/OVI. We have been practicing DUI/OVI defense since 1997, and DUI/OVI defense is now our focus. To develop expertise in this area, Shawn Dominy has completed specialized training which includes field sobriety testing, blood/urine testing, and breath testing. He regularly participates in national DUI/OVI seminars presented by organizations such as the DUI Defense Lawyers Association and the National College for DUI Defense. Shawn Dominy mentored attorney Bryan Hawkins in DUI/OVI defense.
The Dominy Law Firm is located in Columbus, Ohio. We represent clients with DUI/OVI cases from the Blacklick area and also represents clients from Blacklick with DUI/OVI cases in other central Ohio courts. For additional information about us, please see our profile in this website. For additional information about our client satisfaction and case outcomes, you can see the client reviews and case results. If you plan to hire an attorney for your DUI/OVI case and would like to arrange a free phone consultation with us, please email the Dominy Law Firm or call 614-717-1177.