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DUI/OVI and Repeat DUI/OVI in Central Ohio

In Ohio, a DUI/DWI charge may also be known as OMVI (Operating Motor Vehicle Intoxicated) or OVI (Operating Vehicle Intoxicated). We are not a law firm that handles the occasional DUI and holds the client’s hand while they plead guilty. As a DUI attorney, I will aid you with professional advice and case management. The Sutton Law Firm assists clients through this difficult situation while focusing on obtaining the best possible result. Our firm takes pride in finding the issue or issues in your case to get you the best possible result.

A DUI charge can be as embarrassing as it is problematic for your driving record, employment, and freedom.  A DUI can carry jail time, fines, license suspensions, and high fees at the BMV. Moreover, we realize the practical difficulties a DUI can bring such as an impounded car and personal property and the need for driving privileges. We will fight to have your property returned to you and your driving privileges granted as soon as possible.

A DUI can be challenged in many ways. The police officer must have a legitimate reason to pull you over. They must have just cause to ask you to submit to coordination tests. They must comply with national standards when conducting these field sobriety tests. They must have probable cause to make an arrest or issue a ticket. When giving a test to determine your blood alcohol level, whether it be a breath, urine, or blood test, there are many rules and regulations that must be followed. Failure to do any of these may mean that you are not guilty of the DUI charge.

DUI/OVI Repeat Offenses
The law is particularly hard on DUI and OVI repeat offenders. Even if you have a previous DUI or OVI offense on your record, you still have rights.  If you have a prior DUI conviction within the past 6 years, you can expect a conviction for a second or subsequent DUI case to carry increased jail time, fines, and drivers license suspensions. If you are charged with DUI in Central Ohio and have a prior DUI in any city or state, you need an experienced, knowledgeable Central Ohio DUI attorney who will fight to maintain your right to drive and your freedom. The Sutton Law Firm can help you win your case, maintain your freedom and get on with your life.

Experienced DUI and OVI Defense in Ohio
If you believe that you have a substance abuse problem or even if you are unsure, we will direct you to area counselors, agencies, driver intervention programs, and intensive outpatient and inpatient counseling centers that can evaluate your situation and treat you if necessary. Seeking treatment immediately may be the difference you need should you come in front of a Judge for sentencing on a DUI charge.  Take control of the situation by choosing an attorney who understand DUI defense and will fight for you.  We take the time to understand your case and find a defense strategy that fits your situation. 

Experienced Newark, Ohio OVI/DUI Lawyer

Our law firm possesses extensive knowledge when it comes to the complexities of Central Ohio DUI laws and will put their experience to work for you. When handling OVI/DUI cases in Central Ohio it is imperative to work with clients to understand exactly what occurred before, during, and after their DUI arrest. We investigate the police allegations by reviewing police reports, breathalyzer records, and video tapes and by visiting the scene of the arrest when necessary. This information helps us defend clients by providing the basis for well-researched motions and effective negotiation with prosecutors and judges.  A thorough investigation and experience with the local court system coupled with a knowledge of the law leads to better resolutions for clients.


We aggressively defend people who have been charged with a OVI/DUI and repeat OVI/DUI.  A conviction can mean having your license suspended or revoked, or it could mean time spent in jail as well as large fines. Being charged with an OVI/DUI or multiple DUI's in Central Ohio is a serious matter that requires serious representation.  It is vital that your DUI attorney aggressively challenges the evidence to prepare an adequate defense for you. 

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Contact The Sutton Law Firm for a free, no obligation consultation with an attorney about your case. We serve clients throughout Central Ohio, including Newark, Heath, Buckeye Lake, Granville and Columbus.


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