DELAWARE COUNTY DUI ATTORNEY
& CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
If you have been charged with a DUI / OVI anywhere in Delaware County, Ohio contacting an experienced Delaware DUI lawyer is essential. An attorney that is well versed in Ohio OVI law can analyze the facts of your case to highlight potential legal defenses will be invaluable to achieving the best possible outcome in your case.
With our experience in DUI/OVI law, we will examine all aspects of your Delaware County OVI case to determine whether the arresting officer properly issued all required warnings, properly administered all of the roadside field sobriety tests, and performed the search, tests and arrest lawfully.
Attorney Doug Riddell represents clients facing drunk driving charges throughout Delaware County, in cases ranging from DUI charges to criminal misdemeanors, such as minor drug offenses and traffic offenses.
DELAWARE COUNTY MUNICIPAL COURT
If you have been charged with a DUI / OVI in Delaware County, your case will most likely be filed in the Delaware County Municipal Court. The Court is located at 70 North Union Street in Delaware, Ohio.
The Delaware County Municipal Court hears all misdemeanor criminal offenses, which are criminal charges in which the penalty is less than one year in jail and / or a less than a $1000 fine. Examples of misdemeanor cases include: most first and second offense DUI/OVI cases, domestic violence, driving under suspension, assault, petty theft, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, and criminal damaging.
Additionally, the Delaware Municipal Court hears all traffic and parking violations from the City of Delaware and from cases transferred from Mayor’s Courts within Delaware County. Although the Delaware Municipal Court does not generally hear felony cases, a defendant facing felony charges may appear in the Delaware Municipal Court for his or her preliminary hearing or to have bail set.
Important Links for Criminal / OVI Cases in Delaware County
To begin the process and discuss representation for your Delaware County, Ohio DUI / OVI, call Attorney Doug Riddell directly at 614-361-2804. Because we know DUI charges rarely happen during 9:00-5:00 working hours, Mr. Riddell is there to take your call after hours, on evenings, weekends, and holidays.
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