Madison County DUI / OVI Attorney
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If you or someone you care about has been arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs in Madison County, Ohio, The Koffel Law Firm can help. Ours is one of the top 100% privately-retained defense law firms in the state of Ohio and our attorneys have some of the highest rankings in the legal profession. Some of those honors include:
- AV Preeminent™ peer review ratings on Martindale-Hubbell®
- Inclusion in the list of Ohio Super Lawyers®
- Voted by peers to the list of The Best Lawyers in America® since 2008
- Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Ohio by the NACDA
Arrested for OVI or another offense in Madison County?
Contact The Koffel Law Firm at (614) 675-4845!
Drunk Driving Arrests in Madison County
Drunk driving arrests in Madison County, Ohio are typically made either by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Madison County Sheriff's Office or a police department in Madison County such as the City of London OH Police Department. Law enforcement officers from any department are required to abide by certain procedures for traffic stops and sobriety checkpoints. If you were arrested by a law enforcement officer unlawfully, then your charges could be dismissed or reduced. We will evaluate evidence like this as a part of building a strong case for your defense.
Court Hearings, Restricted Driving Privileges and More
One of the major benefits of retaining a Madison County DUI/OVI lawyer from The Koffel Law Firm for your defense is that we can often handle your first hearing without you being present. Not having to appear at this hearing can alleviate a significant amount of stress and burden. If this is your first DUI and your breath test indicated a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent to .15 percent then you may be eligible for restricted driving privileges on day 16 after your arrest.
If you refused a chemical test such as a breath test and it is your first offense of that nature, then you may be eligible for restricted driving privileges on day 31 after your arrest. In some cases, the judge assigned to your case may not grant these privileges on the first day of your eligibility, but may wait until the very end of your case. Our firm can help you petition for restricted driving privileges.
Another major benefit in retaining our law firm is our familiarity with the courts in counties throughout Ohio, including Madison County. Our lawyers go out of their way in order to build relationships with the judges and other court personnel, because in the long run, we believe it helps ensure our clients get treated with respect and fairness.
Madison County Court Information
Most misdemeanor and traffic violations are handled in Madison County Municipal Court. However, Madison County is home to a village that has a mayor's court, which is a type of small city court that handles minor cases such as infractions and city ordinance violations. The only mayor's court in Madison County is Mount Sterling Mayor's Court.
The Madison County Municipal Court is located in London, Ohio. If you were arrested in Madison County, your case will most likely be handled in this court. We are available to represent residents of London, Canaan, Union, Fairfield or anywhere else in Madison County.
The sitting judge is Eric M. Schooley and the Clerk of Courts in Jean Hughes. The court is located at:
Location is 1 North Main Street
London, OH 43140