OVI / DUI Lawyer For Worthington, Ohio
We are lawyers for OVI / DUI in Worthington, Ohio. In the Worthington area, DUI/OVI laws are enforced by four law enforcement agencies: Worthington Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, and Columbus Division of Police. DUI/OVI cases in the Worthington area may either be filed in the Worthington Mayor’s Court or the Franklin County Municipal Court. Which court hears the case depends on the offense location, the police department involved and the driving record of the person being charged.
Whether you are a Worthington resident or you have to go to court in Worthington, you probably have a lot of questions about your DUI/OVI case. You may be wondering about the short-term and long term consequences of DUI/OVI. You may also be wondering if you should plead guilty and get the case over with quickly or if it is better to plead not guilty and contest the OVI.
Information About DUI/OVI In Worthington, Ohio
If you are asking these types of questions, you have come to the right place. This website contains many pages of information which will answer your questions about DUI/OVI issues. In the right-hand column of the screen is a heading for ‘Practice Areas’. Under that heading are general categories of DUI/OVI topics. When you select one of the general categories, you’ll see there are multiple pages in each category, and each page discusses a different DUI/OVI topic.
If you prefer to have many topics contained in one source, rather than jumping from web page to web page, you may want to read the book ‘Ohio DUI / OVI Guide’. That book is a compilation of information applicable to DUI/OVI cases in Worthington and central Ohio. You can purchase that book from online bookstores, or you can download the e-book for free from this site.
The Process For Worthington DUI/OVI Cases
Although there are some slight procedural differences between the two courts, the process for a DUI/OVI case in the Worthington area is essentially the same in the Worthington Mayor’s Court or the Franklin County Municipal Court. When you go to court for the first time, the arraignment, you will be asked to plead guilty, no contest, or not guilty. If you plead guilty or no contest, you will be sentenced, and the case will be finished. If you plead not guilty, your case will be scheduled for additional court appearances. Before the subsequent court appearances, you and your attorney can obtain the evidence from the prosecuting attorney, challenge the evidence, and prepare your defense.
As you will have to decide at the first court appearance whether you are pleading guilty or not guilty, you should give thought to your decision in advance. To make an informed decision, you’ll need to evaluate how important it is to you to avoid a DUI/OVI conviction, how strong is the evidence against you, and how and how likely it is you can avoid a DUI/OVI conviction. To help you think through those issues, you may want to speak with a skilled DUI/OVI lawyer.
Attorney For DUI/OVI Cases In Worthington, Ohio
The Dominy Law Firm has skilled DUI/OVI lawyers. Both Shawn Dominy and Bryan Hawkins have been proactive about studying the many facets of DUI/OVI defense, and both are frequently asked to teach DUI/OVI defense to other lawyers. Shawn Dominy was listed by SuperLawyers as one of only four top DUI attorneys in Columbus, selected by Columbus Monthly Magazine as one of the “Top 50 Lawyers In Columbus, Ohio”, and named a “Top Lawyer” by Columbus CEO Magazine. Bryan Hawkins was named one of the “Top 50 Defense Lawyers Under 40” in Ohio and given the “Client’s Choice Award” by Avvo.
The Dominy Law Firm represents clients charged with DUI/OVI in Worthington, Ohio who are contesting OVI charges and hoping to improve the outcome of the case. They also represent clients from Worthington charged with DUI/OVI in other central Ohio courts. If you would like to schedule a free phone consultation about your DUI/OVI case, please call 614-717-1177 or submit this contact form.