The Law Office of Columbus Ohio DUI Attorney W. Joseph Edwards

As local law enforcement officers in Columbus and throughout Ohio have cracked down on driving under the influence in recent years, more and more people are finding themselves in the court system facing DUI/OVI charges. For many, the time after being charged is full of embarrassment, stress, and fear. Choosing the right DUI attorney to represent you is the key to your peace of mind.

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As an experienced defense attorney in Columbus, Ohio, Attorney W. Joseph Edwards has represented hundreds of clients facing OVI/DUI charges in Franklin and surrounding counties. Not only does he have an intimate understanding of the law involved in OMVI charges, he also understands the very real personal consequences charges of this nature can have for people and works with each and every client to ensure that the outcome reached is the best possible result that resolves both the legal and personal concerns.

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Unlike many area firms who leave OVI/DUI work to younger and less experienced associates, when you hire Attorney Edwards to represent you, you can be assured that he and he alone is doing the vast majority of work on your case.


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If you or someone you know is facing Ohio OVI/DUI charges, you need an attorney on your side that will not only work with you to obtain the best possible result, but will also treat you like the person you are and not just another case. Contact us today.

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Columbus, Ohio OVI/DUI News
Attorney Edwards blog, news, and comments on Ohio DUI laws and rules.

Marijuana Breathalyzers: Coming to a DUI Checkpoint Near You

January 21, 2016 11:41 AM

By now, everyone knows (or should know) that driving high can lead to a DUI. And although marijuana laws have been relaxed, no state will ever allow a “stoned” driver to operate a motor vehicle. Testing to determine whether a person is “driving high” is expensive, time consuming, and limited to the analysis of blood… (read more)


Friday The 13th DUI Checkpoints in Columbus, Ohio

November 13, 2015 5:25 PM

Friday, November 13, 2015 If you are superstitious, you may want to stay off of the roads tonight. If you do venture out, you may find out that the Columbus Police Department will be holding two DUI checkpoints. From 9-11:00 p.m. The CPD is scheduled to hold a sobriety checkpoint on S. High Street at… (read more)


The Disproportionate Risks of Driving While Black

October 26, 2015 11:38 AM

“Violence is rare, but routine traffic stops more frequently lead to searches, arrests and the opening of a trapdoor into the criminal justice system that can have a lifelong impact, especially for those without the financial or other resources to negotiate it.” Read more from this article by following the link below: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/25/us/racial-disparity-traffic-stops-driving-black.html?ref=us&_r=0


Westerville Rd DUI/OVI Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight

October 23, 2015 11:45 AM

Friday October 23, 2015 Before you head to that Halloween party tonight dressed as a police officer, escaped convict, or a zombie, you should be aware that the real police will be conducting DUI checkpoint in on Westerville Rd. tonight. As often tradition in the Halloween season, many people will be driving downtown Columbus for the Highball in the… (read more)


Social Media and Crime

October 13, 2015 10:11 AM

A Florida woman was arrested and charged with driving under the influence while using Periscope to live stream her drive home from the bar. Concerned viewers called police and alerted them to her location. For more on the story and the use of social media by police, follow the link below: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2015/10/12/heres-what-happened-when-a-florida-woman-periscoped-herself-driving-drunk/


Two North Columbus DUI and Drug Checkpoints Scheduled Tonight

September 25, 2015 2:05 PM

Friday September 25, 2015 Two Sobriety checkpoints are planned tonight on the North side of Columbus. Both checkpoints are scheduled to have Drug Recognition Experts. Drug Recognition Experts, also referred to as DRE’s are specially trained police officers who assess drug impairment based on a specific set of guidelines, such as, eye movement and certain behavioral… (read more)


Columbus, Dublin, Perry Twp DUI Checkpoint Tonight on Sawmill Road North of 270

September 18, 2015 10:43 AM

Friday September 18, 2015 The Franklin County DUI Task Force has a Sobriety Checkpoint planned tonight on Sawmill Road, North of I-270. The OVI/DUI Checkpoint is scheduled to take place from 7:30 p.m. until around 11:30 p.m. Columbus, Ohio OVI Defense Attorney Joe Edwards always encourages safe driving practices as well as responsible drinking and designated… (read more)


Columbus West Side DUI Checkpoint Tonight Near Casino

August 28, 2015 1:30 PM

Friday August 28, 2015 The Franklin County DUI Task Force will hold a DUI Checkpoint on the West Side of Columbus, Ohio this evening into Saturday morning. If you are going to or coming from the Casino tonight you may come across the Sobriety Checkpoint as it is scheduled from 9:00 p.m. through 2:00 a.m…. (read more)


Ohio – Delaware County and Franklin County DUI Checkpoints Planned Tonight

August 14, 2015 8:53 AM

Friday, August 14, 2015 Checkpoints on Sawmill Parkway (Delaware County), and Hilliard-Rome Rd and Cemetery Rd in Hilliard, Ohio (Franklin County) The Ohio State Highway Patrol has a DUI/Sobriety checkpoint planned for tonight on Sawmill Parkway. To the north toward and through Powell, Ohio, Sawmill Rd. turns into Sawmill Parkway. While the OSHP has not… (read more)


Understanding Your Rights at a Traffic Stop

August 13, 2015 12:53 PM

    The news seems to be filled with stories involving traffic stops gone awry. From Samuel Dubose in Ohio to Sandra Bland in Texas, the stories provoke many emotions. The stories, especially that of Ms. Bland, have left many people wondering what their rights are during traffic stops and when you can refuse an… (read more)


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