OVI / DUI Lawyer For Marble Cliff, Ohio
The Dominy Law Firm represents clients for Marble Cliff DUI / OVI. Marble Cliff is a very small village in the vicinity of Upper Arlington and Grandview Heights. In fact, Marble Cliff does not have its own police force, so Grandview Heights provides the law enforcement services for Marble Cliff. Other law enforcement agencies also have a presence in the area, including the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
Although Marble Cliff has a population of only about 600 people, it does have its own court: the Marble Cliff Mayor’s Court. If a DUI/OVI case occurs within the village, it may be filed in the Mayor’s Court, or it may be filed in the Franklin County Municipal Court, depending on which law enforcement agency wrote the ticket, and also depending on the record of the driver.
Questions About DUI/OVI In Marble Cliff
It’s natural to have a lot of questions when charged with DUI/OVI. Whether your case is in Marble Cliff or you are a Marble Cliff resident, you are likely asking the same questions. What’s going to happen in court? Should I plead guilty or not guilty? Should I hire a lawyer? Is it possible to resolve this situation without a DUI/OVI on my record?
This website will hopefully answer those questions. It has several pages dedicated to providing readers with valuable information about DUI/OVI cases. Another source of valuable information is the book ‘Ohio DUI / OVI Guide’. It’s a pretty quick read, and it contains what you need to know before going to court and before hiring a lawyer. If you’d like to read the book, you can buy it from online bookstores, or you can download it for free from this website.
Going To Court For A Marble Cliff DUI/OVI Case
The court process is described in more detail in other pages of this site. What you should consider immediately, however, is how you will handle the first court appearance, the arraignment. When you go to the arraignment, you will be asked whether you want to plead guilty, no contest, or not guilty.
To answer that question, you’ll want to think through your options in advance. You should keep in mind that, if you plead guilty or no contest, you will be sentenced, and there is a 100% chance you will have an OVI conviction on your permanent record. If you plead not guilty, you will be able to review and challenge the evidence, and you give yourself a chance of not having an OVI conviction on your permanent record.
If you review the evidence, you will see it cases comes primarily from the officer’s observations and chemical tests for blood/breath/urine. Officers are trained to detect intoxication evidence during three phases of an OVI investigation. If officers observe that evidence of intoxication, they typically perform field sobriety tests. If the officer is convinced the driver is probably under the influence, the officer arrests the driver and requests a blood test, breath test or urine test. The result of those tests may be used to show the driver was over the prohibited level of alcohol or drugs. If you are contesting the OVI charge, it would be helpful to have the assistance of a lawyer with experience challenging this evidence.
DUI/OVI Attorneys Serving Marble Cliff, Ohio
The Dominy Law Firm has experience challenging DUI/OVI evidence, and the firm practices in Marble Cliff. To improve their effectiveness at this, the attorneys have completed specialized education specific to DUI/OVI cases.
You can learn more about the firm’s lawyers on the attorney profiles page of this site. You can also learn about the Dominy Law Firm’s client satisfaction and case results. If you have a DUI/OVI case in Marble Cliff, or if you are a Marble Cliff resident with a DUI/OVI case in another central Ohio court, you can arrange for a free phone consultation by submitting this CONTACT FORM or by calling 614-717-1177.