EXPERIENCED DUI/OVI LAWYER SERVING
LEWIS CENTER, OHIO
If you have been charged with an OVI in Lewis Center, Ohio, you should contact an experienced Ohio DUI attorney ASAP. As an experienced DUI attorney serving Lewis Center, Ohio, Attorney Douglas Riddell will examine all aspects of your OVI case to determine whether any errors were made by the arresting officer or whether any defenses can be offered to reduce or dismiss the charge. For example, did 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 has represents clients facing drunk driving charges throughout Central Ohio, including in Lewis Center and throughout Delaware County, in cases ranging from first offense DUI/OVI charges to repeat felony OVI/DUI cases that can carry significant penalties, including jail time.
DELAWARE COUNTY MUNICIPAL COURT
If you have been charged with a DUI / OVI in Lewis Center, 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 in the County (other than those under the umbrella of a local mayor’s court). A misdemeanor is a criminal charge for which the penalty is less than one year in jail and a less than $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.
Attorney Doug Riddell regularly practices in the Delaware County Municipal Court representing his clients facing DUI / OVI and other misdemeanor charges before both Judge Sunderman and Judge Gormley.
To begin the process and discuss representation for your Lewis Center, Ohio DUI / OVI, call Delaware County DUI Attorney Doug Riddell directly at 614-361-2804. Because we know DUI charges rarely happen during 9:00-5:00 working hours, we are available for consultations after hours, on evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Delaware Municipal Court