Worthington, Ohio DUI / OVI Attorney

DUI / OVI Attorney – Worthington, Ohio

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

Worthington, Ohio – Where Will Your Case Be Heard?

Misdemeanor DUI / OVI cases in Worthington, Ohio are heard either in Worthington 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 is the Worthington, Ohio Mayor’s Court Located?

Worthington Mayor’s Court is located at 6550 N. High St., Worthington, Ohio, 43085. Consult the map below for further directions.

When are Worthington Mayor’s Court Hearings Held?

Court sessions take place every Tuesday at 6:00 PM.

How Do Mayor’s Courts Differ from Municipal Courts?

Mayor’s courts are unique in that they not permitted to conduct jury trials. Additionally, cases are heard by either the mayor or a magistrate appointed by the mayor. If a defendant wishes to have a jury trial, or simply does not want the mayor’s court to hear his or her case, the defendant can have the case transferred to the applicable county municipal court. In addition, if a defendant is convicted in a mayor’s court, he or she may appeal the conviction to the appropriate county municipal court.

Worthington, Ohio DUI / OVI Attorney

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

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 Worthington Division of Police
6555 Worthington Galena Road
Worthington, OH  43085

Ph: (614) 885-4463
Fx: (614) 885-6833
Emergency: 9-1-1

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Emergency Service 24/7

Franklin County Correction Center

www.sheriff.franklin.oh.us

2460 Jackson Pike
Columbus, OH
(614) 525-351
6500 N. High St.
Worthington, OH 43085
Ph: (614) 885-7640
Fx: (614) 885-7692
Emergency: 9-1-1
Office Hours
Monday – Friday
7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Emergency Service 24/7