OVI / DUI Lawyer For Plain City, Ohio

DUI / OVI In Plain City, Ohio

This page is written for individuals facing DUI/OVI charges in Plain City, Ohio. It may also interest Plain City residents charged with DUI/OVI in another Ohio court. There are not many DUI/OVI cases arising from the Plain City area when compared to a metropolitan area like Columbus, Ohio. There are, however, a number of DUI/OVI cases filed each month. The Plain City Police Department patrols the area, as do the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, and the Union County Sheriff’s Office. DUI/OVI cases are filed in either the Madison County Municipal Court or the Marysville Municipal Court.

If you were charged with DUI/OVI in Plain City, or if you are a Plain City resident charged with DUI/OVI elsewhere, you probably have a lot of questions. Frequently asked questions include: What is the sentence? What is the court process? Should I plead guilty or fight it? Should I hire a lawyer? Those types of questions are answered in the pages of this site. Those types of topics are also addressed in the book ‘I Was Charged With DUI/OVI – Now What?!’ That book is available in online bookstores, and you can also download the e-book for free from this website.

The DUI / OVI Court Process

Cases from the Plain City area are filed in two different courts, depending on the location of the alleged offense. Every court has slightly different procedures. However, the court process is generally the same throughout Ohio.

A few days after the ticket is issued, there is an arraignment where you are asked to plead guilty/no contest or not guilty. If you plead guilty, you are sentenced, and the court process is over. If you plead not guilty, the next phase is a pretrial hearing where the prosecution and defense negotiate. If those negotiations do not result in an agreement, the court often holds a motion hearing to determine what evidence is admissible. After that phase, there may be a trial where a jury or judge decides if the evidence proves your guilt. If guilt is proven, or if there is a guilty/no contest plea, the final stage is a sentence hearing.

Before beginning that court process, it would be wise to think through your options and make decisions. You do not want to start analyzing your options in court. Before going to court, it would be a good idea to decide whether you will plead guilty or contest the DUI/OVI. It would also be good to determine whether you will hire an attorney and choose the attorney you will hire.

Lawyer For Plain City, Ohio DUI / OVI Cases

The Dominy Law Firm represents clients in and from the Plain City area. The primary practice area of the firm is DUI/OVI, and Shawn Dominy is known as a leading DUI/OVI attorney. He was one of only four central Ohio lawyers named in the 2015 SuperLawyers® list for DUI/OVI, and he was also selected as a ‘Top Lawyer’ by Columbus CEO magazine.

If you would like more information about Shawn Dominy, please see his attorney profile. You may also want to review the Dominy Law Firm’s client ratings and case outcomes. To schedule a free phone consultation with Shawn Dominy, please call 614-717-1177 or email the Dominy Law Firm.