If you have been charged with an OVI or DUI, then the very first thing you should do is to contact an experienced DUI criminal defense attorney. Do not try to go it alone as a pro se defendant, and do not simply accept a public defender assigned to you.
The law as well as courtroom procedure can get complicated, and now is not the time to assume that you can handle your own criminal defense. The consequences can affect you for a very long time, and depending on the severity of the case, it could involve jail time. Don’t risk this, and instead, put your case in the hands of someone who knows what they are doing.
You should also think twice about simply accepting a public defender to handle your case. Public defenders are notoriously overworked and overloaded with cases. Your case won’t get the kind of personalized, invested attention a private criminal defense attorney can give you.
When you hire a private criminal defense attorney, you are taking control of your situation and actively choosing the attorney who is best for you. If you were charged in Delaware—or nearby communities, like Marysville, Newark, Lancaster, Circleville or London—you do not have to look only at attorneys with offices in the city where you where charged. Many experienced criminal attorneys from Columbus commonly travel the short distance to represent clients in Delaware and elsewhere. It is most important that you find the right attorney for you.
The first thing you should do is set up a consultation with your attorney. Then consider the following factors as you speak to your attorney.
At Wolfe Legal Services, our attorneys pride themselves on offering experienced, trusted legal services to clients facing DUI charges. I am a Columbus criminal defense attorney who has over 20 years of trial experience—including in DUI cases in Columbus, Delaware, and other surrounding Ohio communities—so you know your case is in good hands. We put our clients first and make sure to be in close contact with you as your case progresses. I work on a contingent fee basis to allow my clients to focus on their case and carrying on with their lives instead of coming up with money up front. In addition, our office offers free consultations so that you can meet with us comfortably.
Contact Wolfe Legal Services today for a free, confidential consultation at (614) 263-5297 or fill out our online form.