This Blog is authored by Robert Healey, a lawyer that limits his practice to DUI & OVI defense in southwest Ohio. He is an associate at Suhre & Associates, LLC, and currently manages the DUI & OVI Office in Dayton, Ohio, where he attended law school.
If you are charged with a DUI or OVI in Hamilton County Ohio you will most likely appear in front of a Magistrate at Arraignment. Arraignment is the first appearance.
There are currently five magistrates in Hamilton County Municipal Court located in Cincinnati, Ohio. If you enter aplea of Not Guilty at Arraignment you will be assigned a Judge.
There are fourteen Municipal Court Judges in Hamilton County Municipal Court that hear OVI or DUI cases. Each one has a unique way they handle DUI and OVI cases.
You will need an experienced lawyer that is able to inform you about how to handle your specific case. This can vary on which Judge you get.
And remember, if you or a family member has been arrested for DUI or OVI in the Cincinnati Area – including: Hamilton, Butler, Warren, Clermont, Montgomery, and Greene Counties – call ROBERT HEALEY at Suhre & Associates, or one of my qualified associates at 513.333.0014. We are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Because now is the perfect time to put a team that includes a FORMER POLICE OFFICER and a FORMER PROSECUTOR to work….for you!