Criminal Defense and DUI / OVI Attorney - Serving the Areas of Columbus, Worthington, Westerville, Powell, Sunbury and Delaware, Ohio.
Excellent Representation at a Reasonable Cost
Attorney David Johnson is a criminal defense attorney in Columbus and Delaware, Ohio. Confronting criminal charges causes substantial stress and confusion. After an arrest, it may feel like you have no one to turn to for help. Johnson Legal, LLC specializes in criminal defense and can assist you in developing a strong defense against criminal charges. After an arrest, never speak to law enforcement or any witness before speaking with an attorney. As the arresting officer will tell you, anything you say can and will be used against you. Instead, speak with Attorney David Johnson, an experienced and dedicated Columbus and Delaware, Ohio criminal defense attorney.
Asserting your rights is the best first step, but having a passionate attorney at your side developing a strong defense is a must. Take charge of your difficult situation with the representation of an attorney who understands your legal needs and how to effectively pursue them.
Why Choose Johnson Legal, LLC for Your Criminal Defense Needs?
Johnson Legal, LLC is a small firm that specializes in criminal defense. Attorney David Johnson offers personalized representation at a reasonable cost. Unlike large law firms that are too expensive and don't tailor their representation to your legal needs, Attorney David Johnson will help guide you through the legal process with individualized representation at affordable rates. Attorney Johnson is committed to understanding what your goals are and utilizing his experience to effectively pursue them.
DUI / OVI Attorney in Columbus and Delaware, Ohio
In Ohio, OVI is the legal term for the more common phrase “DUI.” OVI is operating a vehicle under influence. This applies to both operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and drugs. An adult driver can be arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or greater. This also applies to juvenile drivers who have a blood alcohol content of 0.02% or greater.
A first time DUI / OVI conviction without any aggravating factors, such as having a high blood alcohol concentration or minor in the vehicle, is a 1st degree misdemeanor. This charge, if you are convicted, will result in a mandatory 3 days in jail, a fine of up to $1075, driver's license suspension of 6 months - 3 years, and being required to attend a driver's intervention program.
Ohio takes DUI / OVI offenses very seriously, and a first time DUI / OVI offense can result in serious personal and professional issues, along with secondary consequences, such as significantly increased insurance premiums, professional license suspension, and inability to obtain certain types of employment.
Many people believe that if they are arrested for or charged with DUI / OVI, they must accept the consequences. However, DUI / OVI law is very technical and law enforcement does not always follow the required procedures correctly. For instance, many police officers do not administer field sobriety tests correctly. Moreover, there are a number of defenses that can be applied to your DUI / OVI case. Attorney David Johnson may be able to challenge the legality of the initial stop, the reliability of any chemical tests that were performed, and the method in which evidence was collected. This may lead to a reduction or dismissal of your charges.
Columbus and Delaware, Ohio Marijuana Attorney
There are a large number of offenses in Ohio related to marijuana. The following is just a few marijuana offenses in Ohio:
- Possession of Marijuana
- Trafficking in Marijuana
- Illegal Cultivation of Marijuana
- Illegal Assembly of Drugs
- Drug Paraphernalia
- Corrupting Another With Drugs
These crimes range from a minor misdemeanor, the lowest level of offense in Ohio, to a first degree felony, the highest level of offense. A conviction for a marijuana offense in Ohio carries severe penalties. While a conviction for minor misdemeanor marijuana possession may only carry a $150 fine, the conviction may also result in a six month driver's license suspension. However, a conviction for a felony marijuana offense, such as trafficking in marijuana or illegal cultivation of marijuana, may result in a mandatory prison term of many years.
A number of potential legal pathways will be pursued by Attorney David Johnson. These include filing a number of motions, such as a motion to suppress the evidence because law enforcement violated your constitutional rights, investigating potential diversion programs, discussing the potential for intervention in lieu of conviction, and taking your case to trial. Call Johnson Legal, LLC to discuss your Columbus or Delaware, Ohio marijuana case.
Theft Attorney in Columbus and Delaware, Ohio
Theft offenses in Ohio can be charged in a number of different ways based on the circumstances. These include:
In addition to the theft offense itself, most prosecutors will charge several other offenses as well, such as:
All theft offenses in Ohio, including other offenses charged with the theft itself, carry a jail sentence. It does not matter if the item stolen was valued at $1 or $1 million. Thus, it is very important that you hire an experienced and knowledgeable theft attorney to represent you in Columbus or Delaware, Ohio. Upon retaining Johnson Legal, LLC, a number of important steps will be taken. First, we will investigate the possibility of entering a not guilty plea on your behalf at your arraignment so that you do not have to personally appear. Second, a discovery demand will be filed so that we gain access to all of the evidence the prosecutor has regarding your case. Finally, a thorough review of the discovery will be conducted, such as an examination of the surveillance footage, to determine if the prosecutor has sufficient evidence.
If the prosecutor does not have enough evidence to convict, Attorney David Johnson will take your case to trial. However, if the prosecutor has the evidence required to get a conviction, Johnson Legal, LLC will investigate other options to prevent you from being convicted and sentenced to jail. These include potential diversion programs, intervention in lieu of conviction, and a possible plea agreement to a reduced charge.
Columbus and Delaware, Ohio Drug Attorney
The range of drug crimes is quite broad. It includes everything from simple possession of a controlled substance, such as marijuana, cocaine, or heroin, to the manufacture, sale and distribution of illegal drugs. For instance, a person who has a small marijuana grow can potentially be charged with possession of marijuana, illegal cultivation of marijuana and trafficking in marijuana. Drug offenses also include drug paraphernalia, corrupting another with drugs, and even gift of drugs.
Conviction for a drug offense can have serious consequences. Conviction of simple possession can lead to jail, fines, and loss of your driver's license. Convictions for illegal manufacture or trafficking can result in significant prison sentences and fines. Various factors will be considered by the court, such as the type of drug involved, the quantity of the drug, and your previous criminal history.
Several avenues will be pursued by Attorney David Johnson for your drug offense case. Ohio has intervention in lieu of conviction programs and many counties have first-time drug offense programs that you may be eligible for. Upon the successful completion of these programs, you will not have a drug conviction on your record. Contact Attorney Johnson to discuss your drug offense case and determine if you are eligible for these programs. If you are ineligible, Attorney Johnson will discuss with you how to best pursue your case.
Criminal Defense Representation
- Drug Crimes
- DUI / OVI
- Violent Crimes
- Juvenile Offenses
- Carrying Concealed Weapons
Consult with an Experienced and Passionate Columbus and Delaware, Ohio Criminal Defense and DUI / OVI Attorney
Having a competent and passionate attorney handling your matter can have a significant impact on the outcome. When facing legal challenges don't leave anything to chance. Secure the representation of an attorney that has the skills and experience to pursue the best possible outcome. Contact Attorney David Johnson at Johnson Legal, LLC by calling (614) 987-0192 or send an email to schedule a consultation.
Johnson Legal, LLC serves the following cities in the central Ohio area for Criminal Defense:
Westerville, Worthington, Columbus, Polaris, Reynoldsburg, Grandview Heights, Shawnee Hills, Bexley, Pickerington, Gahanna, Sunbury, Powell, Upper Arlington, New Albany, Dublin, Hilliard, Lewis Center, Galena, Clintonville, Huber Ridge, Blacklick, Grove City, Delaware, Marysville, Groveport, Newark, Canal Winchester, Obetz, Marion, Mt. Gilead, Pataskala, Granville, Whitehall, Franklin County, Morrow County, Licking County, Union County and Delaware County
Johnson Legal, LLC serves the following cities in the central Ohio area for DUI / OVI Defense:
Westerville, Worthington, Columbus, Polaris, Reynoldsburg, Grandview Heights, Shawnee Hills, Bexley, Pickerington, Gahanna, Sunbury, Powell, Upper Arlington, New Albany, Dublin, Hilliard, Lewis Center, Galena, Clintonville, Huber Ridge, Blacklick, Grove City, Delaware, Marysville, Groveport, Newark, Canal Winchester, Obetz, Marion, Mt. Gilead, Pataskala, Granville, Whitehall, Franklin County, Morrow County, Licking County, Union County, Madison County and Delaware County