Whitehall, Ohio DUI / OVI Attorney

DUI / OVI Attorney – Whitehall, Ohio

If you have been charged with DUI / OVI in Whitehall, 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 Whitehall, 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.

Whitehall, Ohio – Where Will Your Case Be Heard?

Misdemeanor DUI / OVI offenses in Whitehall, Ohio are heard in Whitehall Mayor’s Court or Franklin County Municipal Court. For a felony DUI / OVI offense, the charge will be filed in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.

Where are the Whitehall Mayor’s Court and Franklin County Courts Located?

Whitehall Mayor’s Court is located at 360 South Yearling Road, Whitehall, Ohio 43213. Refer to the map below for further directions.

Franklin County Municipal Court is located at 375 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Franklin County Common Pleas Court is located at 345 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Refer to the map below for further directions.

Whitehall, Ohio DUI / OVI Attorney

If you have been charged with DUI / OVI in Whitehall, Ohio, contact Johnson Legal, LLC and speak with an experienced and dedicated Whitehall, 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 case.

Helpful links for Whitehall, Ohio: City Council, Whitehall Code, Treasurer, Mayor’s Office

Whitehall Police Department

360 South Yearling Road

Whitehall, Ohio 43213

(614) 237-6333 (non-emergency)

911 (emergency)

Whitehall City Attorney

Michael T. Bivens

360 South Yearling Road

Whitehall, Ohio 43213

(614) 937-9802

Whitehall Fire Department

390 South Yearling Road

Whitehall, Ohio 43213

(614) 237-5478 (non-emergency)

911 (emergency)