DUI/OVI Defense and Criminal Defense Attorney in Columbus, Ohio
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Law Firm OverviewShawn R. Dominy, Attorney at Law is a Columbus, OH based criminal defense attorney providing legal representation to clients throughout central Ohio. Mr.
Mr. Dominy’s practice is focused exclusively on criminal defense, and he has helped countless clients defend against criminal charges such as theft, fraud, drug offenses, sex crimes, violent crimes, and juvenile offenses. He is also an expert in cases involving underage drinking and other college student crimes. Additionally, Mr. Dominy specializes in DUI/OVI defense as well as vehicular homicide/assault. Finally, Mr. Dominy is also adept with matters of criminal case appeals.
Facing criminal charges can be extremely intimidating, particularly in a society where there is increasing pressure on lawmakers from the public and the media to take a tough stance on crime. Prosecutors and law enforcement officials measure success according to their conviction rate, and in their zeal to raise their numbers they can often trample upon your rights. As a client of Mr. Dominy, you can expect aggressive advocacy to protecting the rights guaranteed to you by the United States legal system.
Year this Office was Established: 1997
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: OVI Defense; OVI Penalties; OVI Tests; License Suspension; Underage Drinking; Vehicular Homicide; Involuntary Manslaughter; Vehicular Assault.
Areas of Law Description
Our practice includes:
- Drunk Driving OVI / DUI Defense
A drunk driving conviction may lead to serious consequences. Having an OVI on your record will result in higher auto insurance rates and may also affect your employment, professional licensing, health insurance, and immigration/travel. An OVI conviction is a permanent record and cannot be sealed or expunged. You do not have to plead guilty and simply accept the OVI conviction and its consequences. Hiring an attorney with expertise in Ohio OVI law help you improve the outcome of your OVI case.
- Vehicular Homicide & Vehicular Assault
These cases are challenging for attorneys because the law in this area is complex. There is potential civil liability, and the evidence frequently includes expert testimony in areas such as medicine, pharmacology, accident reconstruction, chemical testing, and field sobriety testing. If you were charged with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, and involuntary manslaughter, you need an attorney that understands the law and has a grasp of the various types of evidence.
- Criminal Defense
Other than the sentence imposed in court, a criminal conviction can have collateral consequences related to employment opportunities, professional licensing, financial aid, firearm ownership and reputation. If you are being investigated for a criminal offense or have been charged with a crime in Columbus or central Ohio, it is important that you hire a good criminal defense attorney. Shawn R. Dominy has helped hundreds of clients charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses.
* Theft & Fraud
People find themselves in various circumstances that lead to accusations of theft and/or fraud. Some intentionally broke the rules, while others did not understand the rules or just made mistakes. While their circumstances vary, they all have one thing in common: they need an effective attorney to represent them because a conviction for a theft or fraud offense can have serious consequences. If you have been charged with theft or fraud, Attorney Shawn Dominy can help.
* Drug Offenses
The sentence imposed by the court for a drug crime in Ohio always includes a mandatory driver’s license suspension and may also include jail time, a prison sentence, forfeiture of property, fines and probation. The secondary consequences for a drug conviction include effects on employment opportunities, professional licensing and firearm ownership. If you have been charged with a drug offense, speak to a criminal defense attorney with experience representing clients for drug charges.
* Sex Crimes
Sex offenses in Ohio carry a unique stigma and consequences. Simply being accused of a sex crime can result in significant harm to your reputation. A conviction for a sexually-oriented offense may result in a lengthy prison term, as well as registering as a sex offender for 15 years to life. Attorney Shawn Dominy has successfully represented many clients in Central Ohio for sex offenses such as possessing child pornography, rape and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
* Domestic violence and Assault
Ohio defines domestic violence to include almost any physical or verbal threat a person makes against a member of his or her family. The physical and emotional harm caused by domestic abuse is serious. The criminal defense law office of Shawn R. Dominy, Attorney at Law has helped many people get their domestic violence charges dismissed or reduced to an offense that will not result in jail time or permanently affect their record.
- National College for DUI Defense
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Ohio Bar Association
Mr. Shawn R. Dominy
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