When someone receives a ticket for DUI from a police officer in Lawrence Township, that person will need the services of a Lawrence Township DUI attorney, who has the familiarity and experience to handle such cases in Massillon Municipal Court, Stark County Court of Common Pleas, and Stark County Juvenile Court, where misdemeanor, felony and juvenile DUIs are heard.
Individuals accused of a misdemeanor DUI in Lawrence Township would have their case heard in Massillon Municipal Court, Two James Duncan Plaza, Massillon, Ohio 44648. Individuals indicted for a felony DUI alleged to have occurred in Lawrence Township will have their matter addressed in the Stark County Court of Common Pleas, 101 W. Tuscarawas Street, Canton, Ohio 44702. Juvenile DUIs in Lawrence Township are handled in the Stark County Juvenile Court, 110 Central Plaza South, Suite 601, Canton, Ohio 44702.
There are several different types of DUIs in Ohio, which are legally referred to as operating a vehicle under the influence attorney or OVI. OVIs consist of two potential separate charges: (1) the OVI charge, which alleges that the person operated a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or a combination of them; and (2) the BAC charge, which usually alleges that the person operated a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more, which is determined by a breath sample, or an equivalent amount by blood serum or plasma or urine, as well as levels of various drugs. This offense carries a minimum driver’s license suspension of 180 days and three days of incarceration. Another type of DUI is physical control of a vehicle while under the influence, which occurs when one is in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with possession of the keys, and the person is under the influence or drugs, alcohol or a combination of them, or has a BAC as defined in the OVI statute. This offense carries no minimum period of incarceration but requires a driver’s license suspension. Another type of DUI is operating a vehicle after underage consumption (OVUAC), which makes it illegal for persons under 21 years of age to drive a vehicle with a concentration of .02 percent, but less than .08 percent by weight of alcohol by whole blood or breath, or with an equivalent amount by blood serum or plasma or urine. This offense does not require any incarceration, but requires a driver’s license suspension of at least 90 days.
To learn about other nearby DUI courts, click on any of the following links: Medina County DUI Attorney; Wooster DUI Attorney; Clinton DUI Attorney. To read more about DUI-related issues, click on any of the following links: Ohio changes to OVI laws; Negligent entrustment; Police can make a warrantless stop to give emergency aid; Suspended driver’s license; Good faith exception; When is consent to search valid. My record of success is illustrated in the case highlights section. This success earned me the reviews found in these links: Daniel Gigiano reviews; working with Daniel Gigiano.
Attorney Gigiano is an experienced Lawrence Township DUI lawyer near Massillon. Attorney Gigiano has successfully represented clients in Massillon Municipal Court. Attorney Gigiano’s aggressive representation has earned him a number of positive reviews on a number of sites. If you have questions about this or other questions you need answered by an experienced Stark County DUI lawyer in Wadsworth, please call Attorney Daniel F. Gigiano at 330-336-3330. Attorney Gigiano’s office is located at 102 Main St., Ste. 200, Wadsworth, Ohio 44281.