OVI / DUI Lawyer For Grandview Heights, Ohio

DUI / OVI In Grandview Heights, Ohio

Whether you have a DUI / OVI case in Grandview Heights or you are a resident of Grandview with a DUI / OVI case in another central Ohio court, you probably have many questions. Why was I charged with OVI? What is going to happen in court? What are the possible consequences? Is there any way to avoid a DUI / OVI conviction on my record?

This website will help. There are many pages on this site about DUI / OVI which will answer many of your questions. If you prefer to have your questions answered in one document, you may want to read the guide ‘I Was Charged With DUI/OVI – Now What?!’ You can purchase this guide in bookstores online, or you can download PDF version for free from this website.

Going To Court For A Grandview Heights DUI / OVI Case

Although Grandview Heights is a relatively small village with a population of about 7,000, it has its own police department and court. The Grandview Heights Police department is not the only law enforcement agency with a presence in the area. Other agencies in the Grandview area include the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. For DUI / OVI cases occurring in the Grandview area, court may be held in the Grandview Heights Mayor’s Court or the Franklin County Municipal Court. Which court hears a case depends on the precise location of the alleged offense, which law enforcement agency files the charge, and the record of the accused driver.

Whether the case is filed in the mayor’s court or the municipal court, the court process is essentially the same. The arraignment is held within five business days, and you are given the options of pleading guilty/no contest or not guilty. If you plead guilty, the judge or magistrate will determine the sentence, and the case will be completed. If you plead not guilty, the case will be scheduled for a pretrial hearing, and you will have the opportunity to review the evidence and prepare a defense.

Making Decisions About Your Grandview Heights DUI / OVI Case

Before going to court for a Grandview Heights DUI / OVI, there are three questions you should think through and answer. First, you should decide whether you want to plead guilty or not guilty. Second, you should decide whether you want to represent yourself or hire a lawyer. Third, if you intend to hire a lawyer, you should decide what lawyer you will hire. It would be beneficial to learn more about DUI / OVI cases and DUI / OVI lawyers before making decisions. It may also be helpful to talk through your options with an attorney.

DUI/OVI Attorney Serving Grandview Heights, Ohio

Attorney Shawn Dominy has experience representing Grandview residents and clients with cases in Grandview Heights. Since 1997, he has been practicing criminal defense in Columbus and the central Ohio area, and the focus of his practice since 2002 has been DUI / OVI defense. Shawn Dominy has completed specialized training in courses such as field sobriety testing, blood and urine testing, and breath testing. With regard to breath testing, he owns and experiments with the breath testing machine used in Grandview Heights 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.