OVI / DUI Lawyer For Lewis Center, Ohio

OVI / DUI In Lewis Center, Ohio

Lewis Center has grown from a rural community with thousands of acres of farm land to a suburb with thousands of residents. Although Lewis Center is a village without a police force, the area is patrolled by at least three law enforcement agencies: Ohio State Highway Patrol, Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, and Columbus Division of Police. As Lewis Center does not have its own court, DUI/OVI cases from this area are filed in either the Franklin County Municipal Court or the Delaware Municipal Court, depending on the location of the alleged offense.

If you were charged with a DUI/OVI which took place in Lewis Center, or if you are a Lewis Center resident with a DUI/OVI which took place elsewhere in central Ohio, you may be wondering what should be your first step. Your first step should be to educate yourself, and you are on the right website to do that. This website has many pages of information about the court process, the possible consequences, the possible defenses, and the evidence in DUI/OVI cases. Another way to educate yourself is by reading the book ‘I Was Charged With DUI/OVI – Now What?!’ The book is a quick read, and you can download the free e-book from this website.

Evidence In Lewis Center DUI / OVI Cases

Law enforcement officers are trained in DUI detection. That training includes what clues to look for when a vehicle is being driven and what behavior is indicative of intoxication. If an officer suspects a driver is under the influence, the officer ordinarily administers field sobriety tests to confirm the suspicion. If the officer has probable cause to believe the driver is under the influence, the officer arrests the driver and administers a blood test, breath test, or urine test. The results of the chemical test may be admitted as evidence to show the driver was over the prohibited amount of alcohol and/or drugs.

Challenging Ohio DUI / OVI Charges

You may be wondering if it is worthwhile to challenge the DUI/OVI charge instead of simply pleading guilty. The answer is not always an easy one: it depends on the strength of the evidence and the importance you attach to avoiding a DUI/OVI conviction. The irony is you have to decide at the first court appearance whether you will plead guilty or not guilty, but you do not have all the evidence at the time you need to make the decision. If you plead guilty and finish the case at the first court appearance, you will never see all the evidence. If you want the opportunity to review the evidence and explore possible defenses, you should not finish the case at the first court appearance.

DUI / OVI Lawyer Serving Lewis Center, Ohio

The office of the Dominy Law Firm is located on Polaris Parkway in the Lewis Center area. Attorney Shawn Dominy regularly represents clients who are Lewis Center residents or have DUI/OVI cases originating in the Lewis Center area. He was selected as a SuperLawyer for DUI defense, named a ‘Top Attorney’ for DUI/OVI by Columbus CEO magazine, and given an AV-Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

You can learn more about Shawn Dominy in his attorney profile. You can also read about Shawn Dominy’s satisfied clients and favorable case results. If you have a DUI/OVI case from Lewis Center, or if you are a Lewis Center resident with a DUI/OVI case in central Ohio, you can arrange a free consultation with Shawn Dominy by calling 614-717-1177 or by emailing the Dominy Law Firm.