Why hire us?
If you are like most of our customers, you would never have expected this to happen.
You are a good person and you try to obey the law.
But you are accused of a crime that could ruin your life and your future.
You know you need a lawyer...preferably a very, very good one.
You may have been referred to us by friends or other lawyers.
You may have heard that Tim Huey is the best DUI attorney in Ohio, you should hire him and his firm!
Does this mean you should hire us?
There is at least one more important step you must take before hiring a lawyer.
Step 1. Notify us or any attorney or firm you are considering hiring.
- We know your court date is coming up soon, but you have time to do some background research and frankly, you'd be a fool not to.
- You must know the lawyer's reputation, knowledge, experience and qualifications.
- Scroll down to learn how to assess these qualities and what to look for when reviewinglawyer website.
- If you study us, you will see why some say we settleThe Gold Standard in Ohio DUI Defense.
Step 2. Call us and schedule an appointment to speak with our lead OVI attorney, Tim Huey, or our assistant attorney, Blaise Katter.
- When you have done your research on a lawyer or a company, it is important that you have the opportunity to talk to them about your situation. This is also the last part of your investigation.
- Don't just read what you read on this site or any other attorney's site. Feel free to contact Google's lawyers and see other external resources.
- If you contact our office, we will schedule an appointment to speak with Mr. Huey, preferably in person; Mr. Cats will usually meet you too.
- We will take the time to fully discuss your case and your unique issues.
- We are more than happy to discuss our experience, education and knowledge with you and provide documentation for our education. Our experience should be evident when we answer your questions.
The gold standard in Ohio's OVI defense
Defense offered by Huey Defense Firm called 'gold standard'Defense OVI of Ohio.
This may simply be a matter of opinion, but we believe this rating is based on the experience, expertise and knowledge that the firm's founder, Tim Huey, has accumulated over 30 years of DUI defense and leading DUI defense attorneys.
If the qualities of a good DUI lawyer are:
- legal knowledge,
- Learn about the science of DUI cases,
- good relationship with the legal staff,
- Litigation experience, including trials involving all aspects of DUI evidence,
- Recognized leadership roles in the criminal defense and DUI community, and
- Proven track record of successful defense against OVI, vehicular assault and vehicular manslaughter,
Few Ohio lawyers can match Huey's credentials.
Mr. Huey is the lead trial attorney for our firm. Paralegal Blaise Katter works closely with Mr. Huey and they are typically involved in most cases.
Our lawyers are proud of the training, experience and recognition they have received. reviewMr. Huey's certificate, yCertificate from Mr. Katter.
Both Mr. Huey and Mr. Cats are considered authorities on Ohio OVI law and arepublished authorOn topics related to OVI.
If you are looking at this page to determine if our company is right for you, you may be asking yourself some questions. We try to answer some of the questions below.
How can I find the best Ohio OVI attorney for my case?
If you are looking for someone to represent you in a DUI case or against charges stemming from an accident, you may be wondering: How do I know who is the best lawyer for my case?
You probably already know the answer to this question: you should start by looking at the lawyer's qualifications, including reputation, knowledge and experience. You also need an attorney best suited to the facts of your case and who has all the tools in their arsenal to tailor an OVI defense to your specific needs and interests.
countries will use everything they haveevidence against you.You need an attorney like Tim Huey who has the reputation, knowledge and experience to defend your individual case.
A lawyer's reputation, knowledge and experience are crucial to achieving the best result for you.
DUI arrests happen every day to all kinds of people from all walks of life. Despite its high frequency, the fact remains that OVI cases are among the most complex in our criminal justice system and can have lifelong consequences if not properly defended. Many attorneys "handle" DUI cases, but few have the reputation, knowledge, and experience to properly defend the case.
why reputation matters
Attorney Tim Huey has a hard-earned reputation for preparing each case as if it were a full trial, including trial. He has successfully litigated numerous OVI-related cases in Ohio, including several times before the Ohio Supreme Court, earning the respect of attorneys across the state.
Because of his past success, Mr. Huey's evaluation of OVI's case has significance for prosecutors, which is critical to negotiating a successful deal with prosecutors and judges throughout the state.
Successfully negotiating a case requires more than negotiation skills: it requires lawyers to analyze all aspects of the case to identify the prosecutor's weaknesses. Even so-called "slam dunk" cases can be successfully negotiated when attorneys with a reputation for successful litigation point out previously unnoticed flaws in the case.
Best DUI Lawyers in Columbus Ohio
"I recently used Tim Huey's services to fight a DUI charge. I am very pleased with the outcome of the case. He put me at ease and kept me informed throughout the process." - Isabel
because knowledge is important
The specialized training DUI attorneys receive in the science behind DUI cases is essential to ensure they understand all the details of complex cases. As mentioned above, there is more to Ohio OVI cases than just general legal skills. In order to assess a case correctly, your lawyer must also have a solid understanding of the case.evidence against you, which includes everything from field sobriety tests to breath and blood chemistry tests.
Throughout his legal career, Mr. Huey developed his understanding of these so-called "safety" tests and has exposed many of their scientific flaws. In fact, he led a groundbreaking case,State v. Lancaster, who claim to be scientifically unreliable by getting a full type Intoxilyzer 8000 ventilator.evidence against youYou are not foolproof and you need a knowledgeable attorney to navigate these lawsuits for you.
why experience matters
When you hire a lawyer, you naturally want to know if the lawyer has ever handled a case like yours. Sir. Huey's case is simple: in his 30 years of practice, he has handled almost every typeThis situation is possibleFrom vehicular homicide involving breath and blood tests, to felony OVI cases, to so-called "regular" OVI cases, very important questions remain.
Mr. Huey handles cases throughout the state of Ohio. In addition, Mr. Huey is frequently hired by other attorneys throughout the state to assist them in litigation and trials due to his excellent trial skills and ability to connect with juries. The OVI case is too important to trust just anyone. Contact usNotFind out how we can help you with your OVI case.
Find the "Best" Ohio DUI Attorney
Beware of lawyers who claim to provide false credentials
In the internet age, it may seem simple to find the best DUI attorney for your case, google “best Ohio DUI attorney” and go from there. But if you do, you'll find legions of lawyers claiming the title.
These guys can't all be the "best" or "superior" DUI lawyers, can they?
In addition, there is a tendency to "buy ratings." In fact, the Better Business Bureau recently warned consumersBeware of vanity prices.
Be very, very wary of any organization that claims to list "Top 10 Ohio DUI Lawyers" or "OVI Top 5 Columbus Lawyers" or any variation of that theme.
Be especially wary of attorneys who claim these lists as their primary credentials, rather than the legal credentials discussed below.
Most of these listed institutions are basically fake institutions. Take a look at their website.
Three questions about these organizations
- Does this organization really do more than allegedly make money by rating lawyers? What is the true purpose of this organization?
- Does the organization or firm disclose how they "select" the top 10, 50, 100 attorneys, or is their selection process limited to the top 10, 50, 100 or more to send them a check?
- Is this a "for-profit" organization or business rather than a non-profit organization or business?
Truth be told, if you just took a look at most of these organizations' websites, you'd quickly see if it's just a pay-for-credentials scam.
If it's a scam, then you're being scammed.
Another good tip is to consider the cost of the "application".
Various legal entities attempt to rank lawyers based on the following factors:Peer Review, research and practical results, but they are a minority.
Simply put, there is only one reason an organization can claim to be on OVI's "Best Lawyers in Ohio" list, and that is to sell memberships or plaques to lawyers you think he or she might not be.
Legitimate source of credentials
There are legitimate lawyer awards and legitimate plaques that honor lawyers, usually for doing something or having a special education. These are usually provided by legitimate law organizations.
In the DUI field, there are only two national organizations of member attorneys working together to improve each other's work. all of these are:
- the whole countryDUI Defence Lawyers Association(DUIDLA) and,
- it isNational DUI Defence Academy(NCDD).
not ohioOhio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association(OACDL) is the leader in DUI defense attorney training.
In the DUI - OVI practice area, there is a legal license plate and a certificate indicating that the attorney has completed NHTSA standardized field sobriety test training or blood test training inAxion Laboratories i ChicagoOr have attended breath test training, such as DataMaster Factory Training.
If you're looking for important credentials, look for plaques and certificates from the organizations, groups, and educational institutions listed above.
when you look backThe history of our companyOr take a look at our walls and you will find these.
Why it matters - Qualifications
Mr. Huey strongly believes in training other attorneys in DUI defense. That is why, in addition to his defense practice, he has dedicated countless hours of his time to working through these bar associations to help educate and educate other attorneys about the intricacies of DUI defense.
In addition to teaching numerous seminars, Mr. Huey served as president of the National DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA) and the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (OACDL).
Mr. Huey's greatest contribution to DUI defense training is his annual DUI seminar for attorneys each spring. The "OACDL Best of the Midwest" seminar is an excellent DUI defense resource for attorneys across the country.
Mr. Huey also believed in sharing his knowledge. Therefore, he gave more than 100 speeches to the Bar Association and "Wrote a book on OVI Defense in Ohio“.
The fact that other DUI attorneys trust Mr. Huey's knowledge and experience should indicate that you can too.
Consider a first time DUI offense. Fines imposed by the State of Ohio can range from $200 to $1,100. Attorney fees for a first offense might range between $2,000 and $5,000.How do I fight an OVI in Ohio? ›
- Plead Not-Guilty. Any other plea will give up your right to challenge the DUI charge.
- Request a pretrial. ...
- Request discovery. ...
- Study the discovery responses for areas to challenge. ...
- Move to suppress evidence.
- Prepare for trial if needed.
If you are convicted of OVI in Ohio for a first-time offense, the court must impose a fine that ranges from $375 to $1,075. You must also pay a driver's license reinstatement fee of $475.What is the difference between a DUI and an Ovi in Ohio? ›
What is the difference between an OVI and a DUI? The simple answer is that there is not really any difference between the two acronyms. Whether you are charged with a DUI, DWI, OMVI or OVI, they all refer to the same thing, which is operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.