OVI / DUI Lawyer For Dublin, Ohio

OVI / DUI In Dublin, Ohio

Whether you are a resident of Dublin or you have a DUI / OVI case in Dublin, you probably have questions about your situation. People charged with DUI / OVI want to know about the potential consequences, the possible defenses, and what’s going to happen in court. This website will help answer your questions. Another way to get your questions answered is to read the guide ‘I Was Charged With DUI/OVI – Now What?!’ That guide is sold in online bookstores, but you can download the guide for free here.

The City of Dublin, Ohio is located in two counties, so DUI / OVI cases may be filed in one of three courts. Cases are filed in either the Dublin Mayor’s Court, the Franklin County Municipal Court, or the Delaware County Municipal Court. The court in which a Dublin DUI / OVI case is filed depends on the location where the alleged offense occurred, as well as what law enforcement agency made the arrest. The law enforcement agencies with a presence in the Dublin area include the Dublin Police Department, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, and the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office.

Going To Court For Dublin DUI / OVI Cases

Wherever the case is filed, the first court appearance is typically held within five business days. If the case is filed in the Dublin Mayor’s Court, the first court appearance is a hearing regarding the Administrative License Suspension (A.L.S.). If the case is filed in one of the municipal courts, the first hearing is an arraignment, and the A.L.S. is addressed in the context of the arraignment. At an arraignment, there is ordinarily no plea bargaining. Instead, you are given the options of pleading guilty, pleading no contest, or pleading not guilty.

As you will have to decide what plea to enter within a few days of the arrest, it is best to give thought to your options before going to court. Before that first court appearance, you’ll want to decide if you’re going to plead guilty to the DUI / OVI or contest the charge. You’ll also want to decide if you are going to represent yourself or hire an attorney. If you decide to hire an attorney, you’ll want to find an attorney with expertise and experience in DUI / OVI defense.

DUI / OVI Attorney Serving Dublin, Ohio

Attorney Shawn Dominy has expertise and experience in DUI / OVI defense. He has been practicing criminal defense since 1997, and DUI / OVI is the focus of his practice. To develop expertise in this area, Shawn Dominy has completed extensive training in topics such as field sobriety testing, drunk driving detection, and blood/urine/breath testing. He is one of the few attorneys who own the breath-testing machine used in Dublin DUI / OVI cases.

For more information about the Dominy Law Firm, please see our 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 our client reviews page. To schedule a free phone consultation with us, please call us at 614-717-1177 or email the Dominy Law Firm.

"Shawn is a wonderful person and an elite attorney. Being represented by him gives you complete peace of mind knowing you are in good hands, with..." M.A.
"Shawn Dominy quickly displayed his expertise in defending OVI cases at a level that made me immediately comfortable in my decision to..." K.G.
"I was looking at a Physical control OVI charge. License suspension, 3 day class, all that. Shawn got it reduced to persistent disorderly conduct. I paid a fine, saw..." Y.E.