DUI / OVI Attorney – Polaris Area, Ohio
If you have been charged with DUI / OVI in the Polaris area of Central 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.
DUI / OVI Court Process
As an experienced and dedicated Columbus and Delaware, 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 field, 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 office 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.
Polaris, Ohio – Where Will Your Case Be Heard?
If you have been arrested in the Polaris area, your case will be filed in Delaware County or Franklin County, depending upon exactly where you were arrested. Both counties have a Municipal and Common Pleas Court. If you are charged with a misdemeanor DUI / OVI offense, your case will be heard in Franklin County Municipal Court or Delaware County Municipal Court. If you are arrested for a felony DUI / OVI offense, your case will be filed in Franklin County Common Pleas Court or Delaware County Common Pleas Court.
Where are the Delaware and Franklin County Courts Located?
Delaware County Municipal Court is located at 70 North Union Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015. Common Pleas Court is located at 91 North Sandusky Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015. Refer to the following map below.
Franklin County Municipal Court is located at 375 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Common Pleas Court is located at 373 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Refer to the following map below.
Polaris Area, Ohio DUI / OVI Attorney
If you have been charged with DUI / OVI in the Polaris area of Central Ohio, contact Johnson Legal, LLC and speak with an experienced Columbus and Delaware, 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.
Helpful Links for Delaware Ohio: Delaware Chamber of Commerce, Delaware Parks, Delaware City Library
Mark Corroto – Prosecutor
70 North Union Street
Delaware Ohio Police Department
70 N Union St
Delaware Ohio Fire Department
99 South Liberty
Franklin County Municipal Court
375 S High St,
Columbus, OH 43215