OVI / DUI Lawyer For Delaware, Ohio

DUI / OVI In Delaware, Ohio

This page is designed for individuals charged with DUI / OVI cases in Delaware, Ohio and also for residents of Delaware with DUI / OVI cases in other central Ohio courts. Many DUI / OVI cases are filed in the Delaware area, as the area is patrolled by three law enforcement agencies: the Delaware Police Department, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, and the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office. Most of those cases are filed in the Delaware Municipal Court.

Being accused of DUI / OVI in Delaware, Ohio raises many questions. When can I drive again? What is the potential sentence? What will happen in court? Should I plead guilty or should I fight the DUI / OVI? If you are asking these types of questions, you are in the right place. The website of the Dominy Law Firm is full of DUI / OVI information, and that information is applicable to DUI / OVI cases in Delaware, Ohio.

Sentencing For DUI / OVI In Delaware, Ohio

The Delaware Municipal Court has a reputation for tough sentences. In Ohio DUI / OVI cases, there are minimum penalties and maximum penalties. For example, the minimum sentence for a first DUI / OVI offense includes at least three days in jail, a driver’s license suspension for at least six months, and a fine of at least $375. The maximum sentence may be up to 180 days in jail, a license suspension for three years, and a fine up to $1,075. The sentence may also include probation, yellow license plates, and an ignition interlock system.

In the Delaware Municipal Court, DUI / OVI sentences often exceed the minimum mandatory sentence. In addition, the potential sentence increases for multiple offenses within the “lookback periods” of six years and 20 years. A table summarizing the possible punishments is available on the DUI / OVI Penalties page of this site.

Next Steps For A DUI / OVI In Delaware, Ohio

If you have a DUI / OVI case in Delaware, or if you are a Delaware resident with a DUI / OVI case elsewhere in Ohio, you may wonder what steps you should take first. The first step is to learn more about DUI / OVI. You can do that in this website, and you can also do that by reading the guide ‘I Was Charged With DUI/OVI – Now What?!’ The paperback version of that guide is available through internet bookstores, and you can download the guide for free from this site. After you learn more about DUI / OVI, your next steps are to decide whether you will plead guilty or contest the DUI / OVI, determine whether you will hire an attorney, and decide which attorney you will hire.

Lawyer For Delaware, Ohio DUI / OVI Cases

If you decide to contest the DUI / OVI and hire a lawyer, you will want to research attorneys to find one with expertise in DUI / OVI and experience in Delaware County. Shawn Dominy has expertise in DUI / OVI defense: he has completed extensive training in DUI / OVI issues such as field sobriety testing, breath testing, and blood/urine testing. Shawn Dominy also has experience practicing in Delaware County. He grew up in Delaware County, he lives there now, and the office of the Dominy Law Firm is on Polaris Parkway.

For more information about the Dominy Law Firm, 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.

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