DUI / OVI Attorney – Pataskala, Ohio
If you have been charged with DUI / OVI in Pataskala, Ohio, it is important that you hire legal counsel. Contact Attorney David Johnson of Johnson Legal, LLC at (614) 987-0192 to review your case and discuss with you how to proceed. As an experienced and dedicated Pataskala, Ohio DUI / OVI attorney, he will be with you at your first court appearance (called an “arraignment”) and attempt to have the case dismissed.
In the event that the charges are not dropped, a pretrial hearing will be conducted. At this time, Attorney Johnson will decide if motions need to be filed, such as challenging the field sobriety tests, and negotiate with the prosecution regarding a possible plea agreement.
If a plea agreement is not reached, or you decline to accept it, a motion hearing will be scheduled. This hearing allows your attorney to challenge any potential issues with the case, such as the arresting officer lacking probable cause or not administering the field sobriety tests appropriately. If the case is not resolved yet, a trial will be scheduled. At trial, Attorney Johnson will vigorously defend you. However, if you are found guilty, Attorney Johnson will seek all avenues available that will allow you to avoid jail or prison.
Ohio DUI / OVI Penalties
Penalties for a DUI / OVI conviction range from a mandatory minimum of 3 days in jail and hundreds of dollars in fines to potentially years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. In addition, the court must suspend your license for a mandatory minimum 1 year, require you to attend and complete a mandatory drug and alcohol program, and your vehicle may be subject to criminal forfeiture.
Pataskala, Ohio – Where Will Your Case Be Heard?
If you have been arrested or charged in Pataskala, Ohio, your case will be heard filed in Pataskala Mayor’s Court, Licking County Municipal Court or Licking County Common Pleas Court. Pataskala Mayor’s Court and Licking County Municipal Court hear all misdemeanor DUI / OVI cases. Licking County Common Pleas Court hears all felony DUI / OVI cases.
Where are the Licking County Courts Located?
Licking County Municipal Court is located at 40 W Main Street, Newark, Ohio 43055. Licking County Common Pleas Court is located at 75 E Main Street, Newark, Ohio 43055. Refer to the following map below.
Pataskala, Ohio DUI / OVI Attorney
If you have been charged with DUI / OVI in Pataskala, Ohio, contact Johnson Legal, LLC and speak with an experienced and dedicated Pataskala, Ohio DUI / OVI attorney. Attorney David Johnson of Johnson Legal, LLC will discuss your case and assist you in fighting the charges. Call (614) 987-0192 or send an email to schedule a consultation regarding your DUI / OVI case.
430 S Main Street
Pataskala, Ohio 43062
(740) 927-5701 (non-emergency)
155 E Main St,Newark, OH 43055