OVI / DUI Lawyer For Lancaster, Ohio
If you were charged with DUI/OVI in Lancaster, Ohio, this web page was designed for you. The courts in Lancaster see many DUI/OVI cases, as there are three law enforcement agencies in the area: the Lancaster Police Department, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, and the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office. At least one of those agencies resumed using the Intoxilyzer 8000 breath-testing machine, despite the machine's controversial history in Ohio. Most DUI/OVI cases from this area are filed in the Fairfield County Municipal Court.
Being charged with DUI/OVI in Lancaster, Ohio raises many questions. What is the procedure in court? What are the potential consequences? Are there any defenses? Should I enter a guilty plea at the first court appearance, or should I contest the charges? This website will help answer those questions. There are several pages of information, including the general DUI/OVI page and several individual pages on specific topics relevant to Lancaster DUI/OVI cases.Sentencing For DUI / OVI In Lancaster, Ohio
The Lancaster Municipal Court is known for imposing tough sentences. For DUI/OVI offenses, Ohio has minimum sentences and maximum sentences. A first offense is punishable by a jail sentence of three days to 180 days, a license suspension of one year to three years, and a fine of $375 to $1,075. In addition, the court can order probation, an ignition interlock system, and yellow license plates. Subsequent DUI/OVI convictions within ten years (and 20 years) carry increased penalties. The possible sentences are summarized in a table on the DUI/OVI Penalties page. The sentences imposed in Fairfield County often exceed the minimum mandatory penalties.The Next Steps In Your DUI / OVI Case
If you are a Lancaster resident, or if you have a DUI/OVI case in Lancaster, you’re likely interested in the next steps you should take. First, you should learn more about DUI/OVI. This website is a good way to do that. Another good way to learn about DUI/OVI is to read the book ‘I Was Charged With DUI/OVI – Now What?!’ You can buy that book from online bookstores, and you can download the free e-book from this website. After learning more about DUI/OVI, the next steps are to determine whether you will contest the DUI/OVI, decide whether you will hire a lawyer, and choose an attorney to hire.Lawyer For Lancaster, Ohio DUI / OVI Cases
If you choose to contest the DUI/OVI and retain an attorney, you can research attorneys to determine which lawyers have experience in Lancaster and expertise in DUI/OVI defense. The Dominy Law Firm has experience representing clients in Lancaster and also has expertise in DUI/OVI defense. Shawn Dominy has been practicing since 1997, and DUI/OVI defense is the focus of the Dominy Law Firm. With that focus, Shawn Dominy has undergone extensive training in subjects such as DUI detection, forensic gas chromatography, and evidential alcohol testing (including a course on the Intoxilyzer 8000).
If you would like more information about the Dominy Law Firm, you may want to review the 'About Us' page, as well as the firm’s case results and client reviews. If you conclude your research and would like to speak with the Dominy Law Firm about your DUI/OVI case in Lancaster, please email the Dominy Law Firm or call 614-717-1177.