OVI / DUI Lawyer For Grove City, Ohio

DUI / OVI In Grove City, Ohio

Whether you have a DUI / OVI case in Grove City or you are a Grove City resident with a DUI / OVI case elsewhere in central Ohio, you probably have questions. People charged with DUI / OVI commonly have questions about the court process, the potential punishment, and the possible defenses. Those topics are addressed throughout this website, beginning with the general DUI/OVI page and continuing with specific pages addressing individual topics. Those topics are also addressed in the guide ‘I Was Charged With DUI / OVI – Now What?!’ That guide is available in online bookstores, and the e-book is available as a free digital PDF download on this website.

Grove City is one of Columbus’s largest suburbs, and a significant number of DUI / OVI cases originate in the Grove City area. Those cases are filed in either the Grove City Mayor’s Court or the Franklin County Municipal Court. Where a case is filed depends on what law enforcement agency files the charges, as well as the record of the accused individual. The law enforcement agencies which enforce DUI / OVI laws in the Grove City area include the Grove City Police Department, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

Going To Court For Grove City DUI / OVI Cases

Whether the case is filed in the mayor’s court or the municipal court, the first court appearance, the arraignment, is held within five business days. At the arraignment, there is typically no meaningful plea bargaining. Instead, defendants are given the options of pleading guilty, no contest, or not guilty. If a defendant pleads guilty or no contest, the case is typically finished at the arraignment stage. If a defendant pleads not guilty, the case is scheduled for a pretrial hearing. Before the pretrial hearing, a defendant will have the opportunity to review the prosecution’s evidence and prepare a defense.

Before going to the arraignment, it’s a good idea to think through how you will handle the case. You should decide whether you will plead guilty or fight the OVI, whether you will hire a lawyer, and which lawyer you will hire. If you decide to hire a lawyer, choosing a good lawyer is very important. You’ll want to find a lawyer with considerable experience and expertise in DUI / OVI defense.

DUI / OVI Attorney Serving Grove City, Ohio

Attorney Shawn Dominy has experience and expertise in DUI / OVI defense. DUI / OVI is the focus of the Dominy Law Firm, and he has been practicing since 1997. Shawn Dominy developed expertise in DUI / OVI defense through extensive training in programs for drunk driving detection, blood/urine/breath testing, and field sobriety testing. He is one of the only central Ohio lawyers who owns the breath-testing machine used in Grove City 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.