OVI / DUI Lawyer For Grandview Heights, Ohio
The Dominy Law Firm represents clients for Grandview Heights, Ohio DUI / OVI. 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. 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 book ‘Ohio DUI / OVI Guide’. You can purchase this book in bookstores online, or you can download the e-book 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.
Regardless of where the case is filed, the court process is essentially the same. The arraignment is held within five business days of the incident, 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.
Possible Consequences For DUI/OVI
In Ohio DUI/OVI cases, there are minimum sentences and maximum sentences. For a first offense within ten years, the minimum sentence 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 could also include yellow plates, ignition interlock, and probation. The minimum mandatory sentences and maximum possible sentences are enhanced for multiple offenses within ten years and 20 years. A table summarizing possible sentences is located on the ‘DUI/OVI Penalties’ page of this site.
Making Decisions About Your 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 Lawyers Serving Grandview Heights, Ohio
The Dominy Law Firm has experience representing Grandview residents and clients with cases in Grandview Heights. Since 1997, the firm has been practicing criminal defense in Columbus and the central Ohio area, and the focus of the practice since 2002 has been DUI/OVI defense.
If you would like more information on the Dominy Law Firm, you can find it on the About Us page. If you would like information about the firm’s case results and client satisfaction, you can find it on the case results page and the client reviews page. If you are a Grandview Heights resident or if you have a DUI/OVI case in Grandview Heights, you can schedule a free phone consultation by calling 614-717-1177 or by emailing the Dominy Law Firm.