OVI / DUI Lawyer For Columbus, Ohio
If you were charged with DUI/OVI in Columbus, Ohio, you probably have many questions. When will I be able to drive again? What is going to happen in court? What are the possible consequences? Should I plead guilty to DUI/OVI, or should I plead not guilty?
If you are asking these questions, you have come to the right place. The Dominy Law Firm emphasizes the value of educating yourself about your situation. This website has dozens of pages of information applicable to DUI/OVI cases in Columbus, Ohio. This website also has a free e-book which you can instantly download to get many of your questions answered in one place. The paperback version of the book is for sale in online bookstores, but you can download the e-book for free here.
The Columbus, Ohio area sees a high number of DUI/OVI cases. There are several different law enforcement agencies which patrol the Columbus area, including the Columbus Division of Police, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, and police departments of various municipalities around Columbus. Many of the DUI/OVI cases in the Columbus area are filed in the Franklin County Municipal Court, while others are filed in surrounding courts of central Ohio.The Court Process For OVI / DUI Cases In The Columbus, Ohio Area
Wherever you go to court, the process is essentially the same. At the first court appearance, the arraignment, you will be asked to enter a plea: guilty, no contest, or not guilty. At the arraignment, you can also challenge the Administrative License Suspension. After the arraignment, there will be a pretrial hearing: an opportunity to discuss the case with the prosecuting attorney and negotiate and agreed resolution. If the case is not finished at the pretrial hearing, there may be a motion hearing for the Court to decide what evidence is admissible. If an agreement ultimately is not reached, there is a trial for a jury or judge to decide whether your guilt is proven. If you are found guilty, or if you plead guilty, there will be a sentence hearing for the judge to determine the sentence.
Before you go to that first court appearance, you will need to make some decisions. Are you going to plead guilty, or are you going to fight the OVI? Are you going to hire an attorney? Which attorney should you hire? To make those decisions, you need information. The pages of this website, and the downloadable e-book will provide that information.Lawyer For Columbus, Ohio DUI / OVI Cases
It may be helpful to speak with an attorney to talk through the issues and make decisions. Not all attorneys, however, have the same level of expertise and experience with DUI/OVI matters. Some attorneys practice several areas of law, while others focus primarily on DUI/OVI defense.
The Dominy Law Firm is focused on DUI/OVI defense. Shawn Dominy is one of the few Columbus Ohio lawyers with extensive training in DUI/OVI issues, including training in DUI detection, field sobriety testing, breath testing, and blood/urine testing. For more information about Shawn Dominy, please see the attorney profile, and for more information about the Dominy Law Firm, please see the firm overview. You can also read reviews from previous clients and results from previous cases. If you would like to schedule a free consultation with Shawn Dominy, please call 614-717-1177 or email the Dominy Law Firm.