OVI / DUI Lawyer For Minerva Park, Ohio
The Dominy Law Firm represents clients for Minerva Park DUI / OVI cases. Minerva Park is a small village surrounded by the city of Columbus. Although Minerva Park has a population of only about 1,300 people, it does have its own law enforcement agency. The Minerva Park Police Department has jurisdiction in the village, which is roughly located just south of Route 161 between Cleveland Avenue and Interstate 270. Other law enforcement agencies are present in that area as well, including the Columbus Division of Police, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. DUI/OVI cases occurring in that area are filed in either the Minerva Park Mayor’s Court or the Franklin County Municipal Court.
Questions About DUI/OVI In Minerva Park
If you have to go to court for a DUI/OVI which occurred in the Minerva Park area, you may feel a little in the dark. You likely have never researched Ohio DUI/OVI before, so you probably don’t know much about it. You may have questions about issues such as potential punishments, the court process, and hiring a lawyer.
This website will shed some light on those issues. There are many pages in this site designed to provide readers with information about DUI/OVI cases, and that information is relevant to cases in Minerva Park. If you have questions about the potential punishments, for example, the possible sentences are summarized on the ‘DUI/OVI Penalties’ page. Additional information can be found in the book ‘Ohio DUI / OVI Guide’. That book, which can be read fairly quickly, is available in bookstores online. You can also download the e-book for free from this website.
Going To Court For A Minerva Park DUI/OVI Case
To learn what to expect in court, you may want to read the ‘DUI/OVI Court Process’ page of this site. One thing you should know about the mayor’s court: it is not a ‘court of record’, and you have the right to have your case heard in a ‘court of record’. That means you can, if you want, have your case transferred to the municipal court. Whether to transfer your case is an important decision, so you may want to consult a DUI/OVI lawyer to help you decide.
Whether your case is in the Minerva Park Mayor’s Court or the Franklin County Municipal Court, one thing you should decide is what plea you will enter at the first court appearance. At the arraignment, you will be asked to enter a plea of guilty, no contest, or not guilty. You’ll need to make that decision soon, as the arraignment is held within a few days of receiving the ticket.
To make that decision, you’ll need to determine your goals for the case. Do you want to resolve the case as quickly as possible, or do you want a chance to try to avoid a DUI/OVI conviction? You can resolve the case at the arraignment with a plea of guilty or no contest, and the case will be finished quickly. However, if you want an opportunity to review the evidence and present a defense, you should not plead guilty or no contest at the arraignment.
DUI/OVI Attorneys Serving Minerva Park, Ohio
The Dominy Law Firm represents clients who have decided to contest the DUI/OVI and try to improve the case outcome. To help improve case outcomes, the lawyers have undergone training in DUI/OVI subjects such as field sobriety testing, breath testing, and blood/urine testing. Shawn Dominy has been practicing law since 1997, and the main focus of the Dominy Law Firm is DUI/OVI defense.
The Dominy Law Firm represents clients with cases from the Minerva Park area and also represents residents of Minerva Park with DUI/OVI cases in other central Ohio courts. For more information, please see the About Us page. You may also be interested in learning about the Dominy Law Firm’s case results and client reviews. To schedule a free phone consultation, please call 614-717-1177 or submit this CONTACT FORM.