Traffic Ticket Defense

Defense Attorneys for Traffic Tickets in Columbus and Central Ohio

Getting pulled over by a police officer is a lousy feeling. Whether you did something wrong or not, most people have a sick feeling in their stomach when stopped for a traffic violation. Going to court for a traffic ticket produces a similar feeling for a lot of people. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Hiring a good Columbus traffic ticket lawyer who handles traffic tickets in Franklin County and central Ohio can bring you peace of mind and may also improve the outcome of the case.

The outcome of the case may be very important to you. Depending on the specific offense, you may be facing fines, court costs, points on your driver license, a driver license suspension, vehicle immobilization or forfeiture, community service, probation, and even jail time. For all traffic offenses, a conviction on your record is permanent: it cannot be expunged or sealed.

Contesting Traffic Offenses in Columbus and Central Ohio

You do not have to plead guilty to the traffic violation and simply accept the consequences. Contesting the ticket with an experienced attorney often leads to a more favorable result. That does not mean every person charged with a traffic ticket should fight it. You have to do a cost-benefit analysis and decide for yourself how to proceed.

For some people, and for some violations, it makes sense to simply pay the ticket. For other individuals, and for some offenses, it makes much more sense to contest the ticket due to the possible consequences. If you would like to discuss the variables involved in the analysis of your situation, you can arrange to speak with the Dominy Law Firm by calling 614-717-1177 or by completing a Contact Form.

Strategies for Defending Against Ohio Traffic Tickets

An attorney with experience in traffic ticket defense can help. We will obtain the evidence the prosecution intends to use and investigate the facts to determine what the evidence will be. We conduct legal research to predict what evidence will be admissible, and then evaluate the strength of the case. With that in mind, combined with any mitigating evidence, we negotiate with the prosecuting attorney in an effort to obtain the most favorable plea agreement we can. If we cannot reach a plea agreement you find acceptable, we may take the case to trial.

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys for Traffic Cases in Columbus and Central Ohio

The Dominy Law Firm has been representing clients charged with traffic violations in Ohio since 1997. We do not practice several different areas of law: we only represent clients charged with traffic offenses and criminal offenses. Founding attorney Shawn Dominy is a leading attorney in this practice area and was recently named by SuperLawyers® as one of the Top 50 lawyers in Columbus, Ohio.

The Dominy Law Firm limits the number of clients we represent. That limited caseload allows us to provide clients with representation which is professional, personal and prompt. To see what clients say about our representation, please see the client reviews page. Our firm charges flat fees so you’ll know from the outset the exact cost of representation.

You'll need to decide whether to contest your ticket, whether to hire a lawyer, and what lawyer to hire. If you would like to discuss your decisions and possibly arrange for representation, you can schedule a free telephone consultation with the Dominy Law Firm by EMAILING US or by calling 614-717-1177.

Geographic Areas in Which We Practice Ohio Traffic Ticket Defense

The Dominy Law Firm represents clients in Mayor’s Courts, Municipal Courts, and Common Pleas Courts throughout central Ohio, including the following counties: Franklin County, Delaware County, Fairfield County, Knox County, Madison County, Marion County, Morrow County, Pickaway County, and Union County.

"Shawn is a wonderful person and an elite attorney. Being represented by him gives you complete peace of mind knowing you are in good hands, with..." M.A.
"Shawn Dominy quickly displayed his expertise in defending OVI cases at a level that made me immediately comfortable in my decision to..." K.G.
"I was looking at a Physical control OVI charge. License suspension, 3 day class, all that. Shawn got it reduced to persistent disorderly conduct. I paid a fine, saw..." Y.E.