Federal OVI Offenses: Where Will My Case Be Heard?
Federal OVI offenses are handled in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Established in 1803, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio handles over 400 criminal cases (including Federal OVI offenses) a year in 48 of Ohio’s 88 counties. The court has an eastern division, located in Columbus and two western divisions located in Dayton and Cincinnati. If you are arrested for a Federal OVI offense in Champaign, Clark, Greene, Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble or Shelby counties you will appear in Dayton’s Federal Building, 200 W. Second St., Dayton, Ohio 45402. You can contact the Court at (937)512-1400 Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. An Ohio DUI lawyer experienced in federal dui laws and drunk driving cases can explain the difference between state and federal prosecutions, and the potential penalties of each. If you are arrested for DUI on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the court will apply Ohio law in adjudicating your case via the Assimilative Crimes Act. Generally, you will face the same harsh penalties for a Federal OVI as you would under Ohio DUI law.
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For more information on Federal OVI, please visit the Federal OVI section of this blog.