Vehicular Homicide In Ohio
Vehicular Homicide Cases In Columbus And Central Ohio
Vehicular Homicide cases are tough. They are the most serious traffic offenses in Ohio carrying the longest prison sentences. Depending on the exact charge and circumstances, the sentence may be up to as much as 15 years in prison. For a summary of the specific offenses and potential sentences, please see the Vehicular Homicide Offenses And Penalties page. In addition to the serious consequences in court, there is the emotional strain of being told you are responsible for the death of another person.
Although these cases are tough, that doesn’t mean an attorney can’t help. In fact, for these types of cases, the lawyer who represents you may make a significant difference in the outcome of the case. If you are charged with this type of offense, a Columbus Vehicular Homicide lawyer who practices throughout central Ohio can help you resolve this situation with the best possible outcome.
Attorneys For Vehicular Homicide Defense In Columbus And Central Ohio
The Dominy Law Firm has been practicing criminal defense in Ohio since 1997, and the focus of the practice is D.U.I./O.V.I. and serious vehicular crimes, so we have experience representing clients in Vehicular Homicide cases. We also have special training applicable to these types of cases, including courses in field sobriety testing, breath alcohol testing, and blood/urine testing. Founding attorney Shawn Dominy is an active member of the National College for D.U.I. Defense (NCDD), and he often teaches other lawyers in continuing education seminars. He also authored a chapter in the book Defending D.U.I. Vehicular Homicide Cases by Aspatore Publishing. Our firm has the expertise necessary to effectively defend clients charged with Vehicular Homicide.
Strategies For Defending Ohio Vehicular Homicide Charges
Defending charges of Vehicular Homicide requires an effective strategy. The defense should begin at the investigation stage. At that stage, we obtain a client history, review preliminary accident report, take photographs and video, interview witnesses, and consult experts for issues such as accident reconstruction, medical evidence, and toxicology.
During the court process, we address bail and bond conditions, enter a plea of not guilty, and obtain and review all the evidence the prosecutor intends to introduce. That evidence will include police reports, witness statements, alcohol influence reports, medical records, chemical testing reports, and cruiser video. Based on the evidence, we then research legal issues and file motions to suppress evidence. For cases involving an allegation of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, we often challenge the field sobriety tests and the blood test, breath test, or urine test which determined the concentration of alcohol and/or drugs.
We then prepare for a trial, outlining: (1) why the evidence does not prove you were driving under the influence, recklessly, or negligently; and/or (2) why your driving was not the cause of the other person’s death. Although most cases do not go to trial, we prepare every case as though it will. Because most cases do not involve a jury trial, we simultaneously prepare a client history and presentation of circumstances that mitigate punishment.
Representation For Vehicular Homicide In Columbus And Central Ohio
As a law firm serving Columbus Ohio and the central Ohio area, we have helped many clients with Vehicular Homicide charges in Franklin County, Delaware County, and other central Ohio courts. For more information about the Dominy Law Firm, please see the About Us page. You can also see Client Reviews and review our Past Case Results. We charge flat fees for representation in Vehicular Homicide cases, so you will know the total fee before you hire us. If you would like to discuss your Vehicular Homicide case and how we can help, please submit a CONTACT FORM or call us at 614-717-1177 to arrange a free initial consultation.