Category Archives: DUI Court Process

What happens when you go to court? These articles are designed to help you see what happens as your DUI case progresses through the court system.

Entering A Plea – What Are Your Options?

Entering a plea. Your first appearance is called an arraignment. At this hearing the judge is seeking to determine how your case will proceed. When your case is called in court you will be required to enter one of the following: GUILTY - If you feel you are guilty. The matter will be disposed of and…
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What Is The Rule of Law?

We often hear how, in order for society to function, we must uphold the "Rule of Law." But what does this mean? In one of its most simple constructions, it means that we are to be ruled by laws, not the whims of humans.  Traditionally, the rule of law has the following precepts: The government,…
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How To Properly Evaluate A Plea Offer

We have all seen this scenario: An attorney triumphantly bounds out of a prosecutor's office and announced that he or she just got the best plea offer ever!  But is it? When evaluating a plea offer keep in mind the "Cleanest Pig In The Pen Fallacy."   As attorneys, often justify our actions, our plea…
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DUI Attorney Ethics Rule 1.1 – Competence

The first ethical rule for a DUI attorney is set forth at the American Bar Association - Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 1.1. This is the rule regarding competence.  It states, "A lawyer shall provide competent representation to a client. Competent representation requires the legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation reasonably necessary for the…
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Top 10 Defenses to an Ohio OVI

When people need an Ohio OVI Attorney, the biggest challenge is knowing whether or not an attorney truly has the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win drunk driving cases. Countless attorneys handle impaired driving cases,  but only a very small percentage have the skills, knowledge, training,…
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