Steve Palmer
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Criminal Defense For Driving Under The Influence In Ohio

I am attorney Steve Palmer. I have dedicated my legal career to criminal defense and my law firm, Palmer Legal Defense in Columbus to helping those accused of crimes throughout Ohio since 1995. I have handled countless OVI and DUI cases at all levels, including arraignment, pretrial hearings, suppression hearings, jury trials, and appeals in state and federal courts.

If you have been charged with Operating a Vehicle Impaired (OVI), I have helped defend first-time offenders to those with multiple prior convictions.

Our 360 Degree Approach To OVI Defense

At Palmer Legal Defense, the legal team has developed a unique and effective philosophy to defend DUI cases. By taking a comprehensive 360-degree approach, that takes into consideration that those accused of OVI or DUI crimes face problems beyond the court and legal proceedings.

DUI cases often have ramifications on many other parts of my clients’ lives, including employment, child custody, driver’s rights, auto insurance, mental and physical health, and future life decisions. I take time to consult with our DUI clients about all aspects of their problems. I believe that anything less results in incomplete legal representation.

Criminal Defense Representation You Can Trust

Whether this is your first OVI offense, or you’ve had prior arrests, I know that you probably have a lot of questions about your OVI charges and case. For a lot of people, and OVI is their first experience with Ohio’s criminal court system. If it’s your first offense, you probably have questions about jail time. I work closely with all of my clients to make sure they understand everything that is happening with their case.

What Should You Do If You Are Stopped For An OVI?

If you are stopped for an OVI, it is important not to volunteer any information. There are several things you should be mindful not to say if you are stopped or asked to perform field sobriety tests. Always stay respectful and don’t volunteer any information about how many drinks you’ve had.

It is important to retain an attorney as soon as possible to make sure that your rights are protected and that you are represented through all of the phases of your OVI proceedings. An OVI conviction can affect your future beyond fines and possible jail time, including showing up on background checks for future employment opportunities.

Contact An Ohio OVI Defense Attorney Today

If you have been arrested for an OVI, I want to help. Contact my office by sending me an email or by calling 614-224-6142 to schedule an initial consultation.