Columbus, Ohio DUI / OVI Attorney

DUI / OVI Attorney – Columbus, Ohio

If you have been charged with DUI / OVI in Columbus, 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, Ohio DUI / OVI attorney, Attorney David Johnson 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 may suspend your license for a period of 6 months to multiple years, require you to attend and complete a mandatory drug and alcohol program, and your vehicle may be subject to criminal forfeiture

Columbus, Ohio – Where Will Your Case Be Heard?

If you have been arrested or charged in Columbus, Ohio, your case will be heard filed in Franklin County Municipal Court or Franklin County Common Pleas Court. Franklin County Municipal Court hears all misdemeanor DUI / OVI cases. Franklin County Common Pleas Court hears all felony DUI / OVI cases.

Where are the Franklin County Courts Located?

Franklin County Municipal Court is located at 375 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Franklin County Common Pleas Court is located at 373 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Refer to the following map below.

Columbus, Ohio DUI / OVI Attorney

If you have been charged with DUI / OVI in Columbus, Ohio, contact Johnson Legal, LLC and speak with an experienced Columbus, 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 Columbus, Ohio: Franklin County Clerk of Courts, Franklin County Law Library, Franklin County Auditor, Franklin County Child Support Enforcement Agency, Franklin County Jobs and Family Services

 Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office

Ron O’Brien – Franklin County Prosecutor

373 S. High Street, 14th Floor

Columbus, Ohio 43215

(614) 525-3555

Franklin County Municipal Court

375 S. High Street

Columbus, Ohio 43215

(614) 645-8186

Franklin County Common Pleas Domestic Relations and Juvenile Branch

373 S. High Street

Columbus, Ohio 43215

Columbus City Attorneys Office

Richard C. Pfeiffer Jr. – Columbus City Attorney

77 N. Front Street

Columbus, Ohio 43215

(614) 645-7385

Columbus Division of Police

120 Marconi Blvd.

Columbus, Ohio 43215

(614) 645-4545 (non-emergency)

911 (emergency)

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

373 S. High Street, Floor 2B

Columbus, Ohio 43215

(614) 525-3333