OVI / DUI Lawyer For Upper Arlington, Ohio

DUI / OVI In Upper Arlington, Ohio

Upper Arlington, Ohio is a suburb adjacent to Columbus in Franklin County. There are many DUI/OVI tickets written in the Upper Arlington area, as the area is patrolled by the Upper Arlington Police Department, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Columbus Division of Police. DUI/OVI cases from this area are filed in either the Upper Arlington Mayor’s Court or the Franklin County Municipal Court. The court in which the case is filed is determined by which agency issued the ticket and the number of prior DUI/OVI convictions of the driver. In either court, the cases are prosecuted by the Upper Arlington City Attorney’s Office.

Whether you are charged with DUI/OVI in Upper Arlington or you are an Upper Arlington resident charged with DUI/OVI elsewhere, you are probably asking questions like these: What’s going to happen in court? Is there any way to avoid a DUI/OVI conviction on my record? What should be my first steps?

First Steps When Charged With DUI / OVI

The first step should be to learn about DUI/OVI. This website is a good way to do that. There are several pages in this site from which you can learn about many DUI/OVI topics. Another good way to learn about DUI/OVI is the book 'I Was Charged With DUI/OVI – Now What?!’ That book is a quick read but contains what you need to know before going to court and before hiring a lawyer. It’s available for purchase from online bookstores, and you can download the e-book for free from this website.

After learning about DUI/OVI, the next step should be to make some decisions. Your first court appearance is a few days after the ticket is issued, so the decisions are time sensitive. You’ll need to decide whether you will plead guilty or contest the DUI/OVI. You’ll also need to decide if you will hire an attorney. If you decide to hire an attorney, you’ll need to choose an attorney to represent you. Choosing an attorney is an important decision, and there are several attorneys who handle Upper Arlington DUI/OVI cases. You’ll want to find an attorney with experience and expertise in DUI/OVI defense.

Attorney For DUI / OVI Cases In Upper Arlington, Ohio

Shawn Dominy is an experienced attorney with expertise in DUI/OVI defense. He began practicing in 1997 and has handled DUI/OVI cases from the beginning of his career. To develop expertise in this area, Shawn Dominy completed several educational programs specific to DUI/OVI. Those programs include evidential alcohol testing, field sobriety testing, and forensic gas chromatography. Shawn Dominy is a member of the National College for DUI Defense and a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association.

If you would like to learn more about Shawn Dominy, please see this website’s attorney profile. You can also read about the Dominy Law Firm’s case results and client reviews on this site. If you have a case in Upper Arlington or you are from Upper Arlington and you would like to speak with Shawn Dominy about your DUI/OVI case, please email the Dominy Law Firm or call 614-717-1177 to schedule a free phone consultation.