OVI / DUI Lawyer For New Albany, Ohio
Whether you have a DUI/OVI case in New Albany or you are a resident of New Albany with a DUI/OVI somewhere else in central Ohio, you are probably wondering what to do now. The best thing to do now is get more information about your situation. This website is a good place to get information about the court process, the possible sentences, and the possible defenses. Another place to get information is the book ‘I Was Charged With DUI/OVI – Now What?!’ The book is for sale through online bookstores, and you can also download the e-book for free.
The City of New Albany, Ohio is located in two counties, so DUI/OVI cases may be filed in one of three courts. Cases are filed in either the New Albany Mayor’s Court, the Franklin County Municipal Court, or the Licking County Municipal Court. The location of the alleged offense and the arresting law enforcement agency determine where the case is filed. The law enforcement agencies with a presence in the New Albany area include the New Albany Police Department, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.Going To Court For A New Albany DUI / OVI Case
The first court appearance is typically held within five business days of the ticket. If the case is filed in the New Albany Mayor’s Court, the first court appearance is an Administrative License Suspension (A.L.S.) hearing. If the case is filed in a municipal court, the first hearing is an arraignment, and the A.L.S. is one topic of the arraignment. There is ordinarily no plea bargaining at the arraignment. Instead, you are given the choices of pleading not guilty, pleading no contest, or pleading guilty.
To be prepared to make decisions at the first court appearance, you should think through your options before going to court. You’ll need to answer three questions: (1) will you plead guilty to OVI or plead not guilty; (2) are you going to hire an attorney; and (3) which attorney are you going to hire. If you choose to hire an attorney, you’ll want to research attorneys so you can find a lawyer with the expertise and experience to effectively represent you.DUI / OVI Lawyer Serving New Albany, Ohio
Attorney Shawn Dominy has expertise and experience in DUI/OVI cases. DUI/OVI defense is the focus of his practice, and he has been practicing since 1997. Shawn Dominy has become a leading DUI/OVI lawyer by completing extensive training in topics such as blood/urine/breath testing, field sobriety testing, and DUI detection. He is one of the few attorneys who own the breath-testing machine used by most Ohio law enforcement agencies.
For more information about Shawn Dominy, please see his attorney profile. To learn more about Shawn Dominy’s satisfied clients and favorable case results, please see the client reviews page and the case results page. If you have a DUI/OVI case in New Albany, or if you are a New Albany resident with a DUI/OVI case elsewhere in central Ohio, you can arrange a free initial consultation with Shawn Dominy by emailing the Dominy Law Firm or by calling 614-717-1177.