OVI / DUI Lawyer For Clintonville, Ohio
If you are resident of Clintonville and you have to go to court for a DUI / OVI charge, you may feel a little bit in the dark. Nobody expects to be charged with DUI / OVI, so most people don’t know much about it. When you get charged, you want to know more about the court process, the possible sentence, and the potential defenses.
This site sheds some light on those issues. To learn about those issues, you can begin with the DUI / OVI page and continue with the sub-pages with discussions on specific topics. It would also be helpful to read the guide ‘I Was Charged With DUI / OVI – Now What?!’ That guide is a quick read and discloses what you need to know before going to court. It is available for sale in online bookstores, and you can also download the free e-book version from this website.Going To Court For Clintonville DUI / OVI Cases
Although Clintonville has a population of about 30,000, it is not an independent city. Instead, it is a neighborhood within the city of Columbus. As Clintonville does not have its own police department, the law enforcement agencies which patrol the area are the Columbus Division of Police, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
DUI / OVI cases arising from the Clintonville area are filed in the Franklin County Municipal Court. In the Municipal Court, the first court appearance is an arraignment, and it will be held within five business days of when the traffic ticket was issued. At the arraignment, you are given the choices of pleading guilty, pleading no contest, and pleading not guilty. Pleading guilty or no contest at the arraignment will result in a sentence being imposed without an opportunity to review the prosecution’s evidence and plan a defense. Pleading not guilty at the arraignment will result in the case being scheduled for a pretrial hearing.
Before the pretrial hearing, you will have the opportunity to exchange evidence with the prosecutor’s office. At the pretrial hearing, you or your attorney can negotiate with the prosecutor in an effort to improve the outcome of the case. If you cannot reach an agreement at the pretrial, there may be a motion hearing regarding the admissibility of evidence and ultimately a trial for a jury or judge to determine whether guilt was proven. The information in this website and the e-book should help you decide whether you want to plead guilty or contest the DUI / OVI.DUI / OVI Attorney Serving Clintonville, Ohio
If you decide to contest the DUI / OVI and try to improve the outcome of your case, the assistance of an experienced DUI / OVI lawyer can be very valuable. Not all lawyers, however, have the same level of experience. Shawn Dominy is an experienced lawyer with expertise in DUI/OVI defense. He has practiced DUI / OVI defense since 1997, and it has been the focus of the Dominy Law Firm since 2002. As DUI / OVI is the focus of his practice, Shawn Dominy regularly participates in national DUI / OVI training programs, and he also teaches DUI / OVI law to other Ohio lawyers at state and local seminars.
For more information about us, please see the attorney profile page. If you are interested in the outcomes of past cases and the satisfaction level of past clients, please see our case results page and the client reviews page. To schedule a free phone consultation with us, please call 614-717-1177 or by email the Dominy Law Firm.