Court Procedure

First Appearance!

You first appearance in a Columbus, Ohio DUI case is called the arraignment. This is where you will enter a plea of guilty, no contest, or not guilty. The rules also require that you or your Columbus DUI lawyer make any objections that are appropriate. In addition, your DUI lawyer can ask that certain relief… read more

How Long Does It Take To Get Evidence In An OVI Case?

People always ask me why it takes so long to get the evidence in a DUI or OVI case. It is evidence of a crime and not subject to public record. This means that your lawyer will have to file a motion for discovery in order to get a copy. The first pretrial appearance is… read more

Your Right TO Remain Silent!

In 1999, the Supreme Count of the United State held that a guilty plea does not waive the self-incrimination privilege at sentencing in a case called Mitchell v. US, 526 U.S. 314 (1999), 119 S.Ct. 1307. The Court based its rational on the Fifth Amendment where its terms prevent a person from being “compelled in… read more

Is It Necessary To Appear At The Arraignment in Ohio?

There are several good reasons to appear at the arraignment, or first appearance. You can make objections to the ticket and the Administration License Suspension, address the release of an impounded car, and obtain any evidence that might be in the file. Your attorney should be able to tell you when it is necessary to… read more