Driving under the Influence (DUI), or Operating a Vehicle under the Influence (OVI) as it is called in Ohio, is a serious offense, and Ohio is getting tougher in its enforcement and punishment of DUI/OVI charges. However, a DUI arrest does not have to result in conviction and administrative and criminal penalties. You have rights, and lawyers can help protect your rights and navigate the legal system in hopes of minimizing or preventing the consequences of a DUI arrest.
If you’ve been arrested for DUI/OVI in Wooster, Ohio, attorneys Ondrey & Roberts can help.
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DUI Offenses in Wooster, Ohio
Misdemeanor DUI/OVI offenses are handled in two municipal courts in Wayne County. The Wayne County Municipal Courts are in Orrville and Wooster, Ohio. The same Judges preside in both Courts so their policies and procedures are typically the same if you are being prosecuted in either Orrville or Wooster, Ohio. Jury Trials are typically only held in Wooster Municipal Court even if you are being prosecuted in Orrville. Judge Carol Millhoan and Timothy R. VanSickle are the current Wayne County Municipal Court Judges. While these courts must follow the minimum and maximum penalties outlined in Ohio State DUI law, their policies differ slightly, which may affect the course of your case and how soon you can drive after a DUI arrest.
Criminal DUI Cases
Both Orrville and Wooster Municipal Courts may conduct a pre-sentence investigation for OVI cases. These investigations include an in-depth examination of:
- The specific incident
- Your background
- Your criminal history
Don’t leave yourself at the mercy of the court after a DUI arrest in Wooster, OH. Lawyers can help you avoid mistakes that often result in heavy fines, severe limitations on your driving privileges and a criminal record. OVI attorneys Ondrey & Roberts know the law and are committed to protecting your rights.