OVI / DUI Lawyer For Shawnee Hills, Ohio

DUI/OVI In Shawnee Hills, Ohio
CASES ARE NO LONGER HEARD IN THE SHAWNEE HILLS MAYOR'S COURT.  As a result, cases which would have previously been held there are now being held in the Delaware Municipal Court. 

The Dominy Law firm attorneys handle cases for residents of Shawnee Hills, Ohio.  Shawnee Hills is a small village northwest of Columbus in the vicinity of Powell, Ohio.  Although Shawnee Hills is a small village, it has its own law enforcement agency:  The Shawnee Hills Police Department.  Other law enforcement agencies with a presence in the area are the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.  These three agencies investigate the DUI/OVI cases in the Shawnee Hills area.  Some of those DUI/OVI cases used to be filed in the Shawnee Hills Mayor’s Court, but all are now filed in the Delaware Municipal Court.

Questions About DUI/OVI In Shawnee Hills
What is the potential sentence?  What are the possible defenses?  Is there any way to avoid a DUI/OVI on my record?  Should I hire a lawyer?  For people charged with DUI/OVI, it’s natural to have a lot of questions.  If you are a Shawnee Hills resident charged with DUI/OVI in a central Ohio court, you likely have questions like these.

This site will help answer those questions.  There is a DUI/OVI page with information about DUI/OVI in general, and there are several individual pages on specific DUI/OVI topics.  DUI/OVI topics are discussed in more detail in the book ‘Ohio DUI / OVI Guide’.  While the book is packed with information, it’s concise and easy to read.  That book can be purchased online from bookstores, and the e-book can be downloaded for free from this site.

Going To Court For A DUI/OVI Case
For details about what to expect in court, you may want to read the court process page of this website.  What you should know immediately is the first court appearance occurs quickly; typically a few days after the ticket is issued.  The first court appearance is called an ‘arraignment’, and at the arraignment you will need to decide if you are going to plead guilty, no contest, or not guilty. 

As you need to make that decision soon, it would be helpful to think through your options well before the arraignment.  When you consider your options, you should be aware that pleading guilty or no contest at the first court appearance will result in being convicted and sentenced without an opportunity to review the evidence, evaluate the case, and present a defense.  If you plead not guilty and contest the DUI/OVI charge, you at least give yourself a chance of avoiding a DUI/OVI conviction.  A conviction for a traffic offense is a permanent record and cannot be sealed or expunged.

After you learn more about DUI/OVI issues and attorneys, you’ll be in a position to answer the three questions:  1. what plea to enter, 2. whether to hire a lawyer, 3. which lawyer to hire.  Whether to plead guilty or fight the DUI/OVI depends on the importance you associate with trying to avoid an OVI conviction.  Making that decision will also likely help you decide whether to hire a lawyer.  If you decide to hire a lawyer, you’ll want to find a lawyer with expertise and experience in DUI/OVI defense.  You’ll also want a lawyer with industry recognition, favorable case results, and satisfied clients.

DUI/OVI Attorneys For Shawnee Hills Residents
If you choose to contest the DUI/OVI, the Dominy Law Firm can help.  DUI/OVI defense is the primary focus of the firm, and the attorneys have expertise in this area.  Shawn Dominy was named one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Columbus, Ohio by Columbus Monthly Magazine, and Bryan Hawkins was named one of the Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 in Ohio.

As you research attorneys, you may want to review the pages discussing the Dominy Law Firm’s case outcomes and client ratings.  If you are a Shawnee Hills resident charged with DUI/OVI in a central Ohio court, you can arrange for a free phone consultation with the Dominy Law Firm in two ways:  submit a contact form or call 614-717-1177.
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