Mobile Menu

Call today at

Grove City DUI Lawyers

Grove City Mayor’s Court prosecutes OVI cases at their mayor’s court facility, provided that you have no prior OVI convictions on your record. If you are pulled over and arrested by a Grove City police officer, your case will be scheduled in the mayor’s court. Your case will always be heard on the Wednesday following your arrest.

[BLANK_AUDIO] Grove City prosecutes all Grove City DUI or OVI charges in Grove City Mayor’s Court. [BLANK_AUDIO]

Do I have to appear at my arraignment?

Grove City DUI cases are filed and scheduled for arraignment within five (5) business days from the date of your arrest. This is done so that you may appeal the administrative license suspension and regain your driving privileges.

If you retain the Columbus DUI defense team at Luftman, Heck & Associates to represent you, it is possible for us to appear on your behalf without you having to attend your initial court date. We enter a not guilty plea on your behalf at that time. We also request police reports and DVD footage of your stop as well as address your license suspension.

Generally if you are charged with a DUI in Grove City, you will have to appear at your initial appearance or arraignment and that date it will be on the Wednesday following your DUI arrest. If however you hired the Columbus criminal defense team to represent you on the case, you will not need to appear at your arraignment [BLANK_AUDIO]

Can I get my license or driving privileges?

If you hire us to represent you for your Columbus DUI, we will be looking at BMV Form 2255 to see if there are errors that could lead to terminating your license suspension outright. If there are no errors on the 2255, we are able to request a stay of your license suspension, which would give you your license back while your case is pending.

Grove City Mayor’s Court generally permits stays of the administrative license suspension unless there is a fact pattern or an accident involved in the OVI case. We can appear on your behalf at the arraignment and request the stay for you if you become a Luftman Heck client. You would then be forwarded two copies – one to take to the BMV and one to keep with you at all times while driving during the pendency of your case.

Lastly, if none of those options were available we would look to get you limited driving privileges, which would permit you to drive for work, school and medical related purposes. Getting driving privileges in Grove City Mayor’s Court is not a difficult process when represented. You would be forwarded a blank copy of the limited driving privilege entry to fill out and return to us. We would then file it on your behalf; if granted, you would be forwarded two certified copies. You are required to keep the first copyin your car at all times while driving and the other you should hold onto as a spare in case you lose the first.

In all Grove City DUI cases we will look at the paperwork that you receive, the yellow sheet of paper commonly known as a BMV form 2255 and if we go and see errors on that paperwork. We will then show up at your arraignment on Wednesday and look to terminate you licence suspension.

If successful you’ll have your full licence back following your Wednesday arraignment. If there are not errors on your paper work we will instead go and request a stay of your licence suspension. A stay will also give you your full licence Licence back while your case is going on, if neither a termination of your suspension or a stay is possible we will instead go and file a limited driving privileges request on your behalf and we will provide you with your limited driving privileges as soon as you’re eligible to drive.

Who is the prosecutor?

Morgan Masters is the prosecuting attorney for Grove City Mayor’s Court OVI cases. During her time prosecuting, she has prosecuted DUI, criminal and traffic cases for Grove City. Prior to becoming a prosecutor, she was a Columbus criminal defense attorney with a local firm. Ms. Masters will be prosecuting your case from its initiation in arraignment court.

[BLANK_AUDIO] Morgan Masters prosecutes Grove City DUI cases in both Grove City Mayor’s Court and Franklin County Municipal Court. [BLANK_AUDIO]

Do I get to see the police reports?

In Grove City OVI cases, copies of all the police reports are generally received at the pre-trial date. We will always make copies of all reports received to give to our clients at that time to review. We prefer you to take the reports home, review them thoroughly, and then send an email to us with your thoughts about the reports, including any inconsistencies as well as your summary of exactly what happened.

In every Grove City Mayor’s Court DUI case, the Columbus criminal defense team files a discovery motion with the prosecutor’s office. When we receive it, we forward a copy of the police report, the alcohol influence report and any additional reports to our clients in every case.

[BLANK_AUDIO]

Is there a DVD of my traffic stop?

All of the Grove City police cars are equipped with a cruiser video system, so unless there is a malfunction there will be a DVD of your traffic stop. This DVD footage can be very helpful to us when evaluating the evidence against you. If the police reports are exaggerated, it will show on the DVD. It will also show whether the field sobriety tests were performed properly on you. Each of our Columbus DUI lawyers is certified in the administration of the field sobriety tests, and we are adept at looking for errors and mistakes that can help you. You will also receive a copy of the DVD for review.

Every Grove City Police cruiser is equipped with a cruiser video system. That means there will be a DVD of your traffic stop. If you hire the Columbus Criminal Defense team, we will file a discovery motion on your behalf with the Grove City Prosecutor’s office. You will receive a copy of your DVD to review.

We want you to go and be able to see exactly how you looked that night and to be able to explain to you all of the issues the cops had. [BLANK_AUDIO]

What outcome can I expect with my Grove City Mayor’s Court DUI case?

If there are evidentiary issues, the prosecutor will potentially offer a reduction of your OVI / DUI charge to a lesser offense such as a reckless operation or physical control while in Dublin Mayor’s Court.

It is possible that the prosecution will offer a reduction of your OVI charge to a lesser charge if there are issues with the physical evidence in your case. However, sometimes it is necessary to apply more pressure if a reduction does not appear likely. It may be more advantageous to transfer your case to Franklin County Municipal Court.

Morgan Masters also prosecutes all Grove City Mayor’s Court cases transferred to Franklin County Municipal Court. In Franklin County Municipal Court, we are able to conduct a suppression hearing or jury trial if necessary. If that is what the case calls for, we will move in that direction. We have worked in both Grove City Mayor’s Court and Franklin County Municipal Court, and Ms. Masters knows that we are ready and willing to fight on our clients’ behalf to achieve the best possible outcome for OVI cases.

Prior to conducting a suppression hearing or jury trial on your behalf in Franklin County Municipal Court, we strive to negotiate an offer for a reduced charge to give you an option before the case moves to trial.

In every Grove City Mayor’s Court DUI case, the first priority of the Columbus criminal defense team is to make sure that you stay out of jail. Thereafter the goal our clients want us to achieve is to help them avoid the DUI conviction on their record. Our goal is to go and get a reduction of your charge to a lesser offence such a reckless operation or physical control violation.

Additionally, we will look to minimize your license suspension and keep you off of probation.

Charged with a DUI in Grove City? Contact us.

If you have been arrested for an OVI in Grove City, your case will likely be handled in its Mayor’s Court. Having experienced Grove City DUI lawyers can help you avoid the penalties you face, which could include jail time, significant fines, and other long-term consequences. Contact us at or advice@columbuscriminalattorney.com for a free legal consultation.

Get In Touch

Contact Us

Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP
580 E Rich St Fl 2
Columbus, OH 43215-5335
advice@columbuscriminalattorney.com

TEL:

FAX: (614) 413-2886