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What to Know Before Your Columbus DUI Arraignment

Your arraignment will be within days of your Columbus DUI arrest. Call LHA at (614) 500-3836 for a 100% free and confidential case consultation.

Your arraignment is your initial court date. Your arraignment should always be within 5 business days of your Columbus DUI arrest. This is due to a requirement to address your license suspension. At your arraignment, you will have the option to plead “guilty” “not guilty” or “no contest” or continue your arraignment.

At your DUI arraignment, your Columbus DUI lawyer will file a request for discovery. Discovery includes all of the police reports and DVD, if available, concerning your arrest. You will be given a copy of everything we receive from the prosecutor for your review. At your arraignment, a good Columbus DUI attorney will also appeal your administrative license suspension. At Luftman, Heck and Associates, our experienced team of Columbus criminal defense lawyers will likely request a stay of the administrative license suspension or limited driving privileges on your behalf.

If we are able to resolve your case in a favorable manner at arraignment, your case may be concluded at that time. Alternatively, a guilty plea may be entered and your case may be set for a sentencing date at a later point in time.

If we are unable to resolve your case in a favorable manner, the case would be pled “not guilty” and would then be set for a pre-trial.

At Luftman, Heck & Associates, we can help you confront the DUI court process from your Columbus DUI arrest through to your trial. By advocating for your rights and thinking strategically about your case defense, we will maximize your chances of obtaining a positive case result. If you’ve been charged with OVI, call us today at (614) 500-3836 for a free and confidential consultation of your case.

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If you’ve been charged with a OVI / DUI, it’s important to know what you’re up against. If you have any questions left unanswered by this page, or if you need a competent, experienced Columbus DUI attorney to fight for you in court, please contact us at (614) 500-3836 or via email at

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