DUI/OVI Defense

Traffic Defense

Traffic Violation Attorney in Columbus Ohio

Should I Fight My Traffic Ticket?
I drive a company car
I drive for a living
I have too many points on my license
I’ll lose my job if I lose my license
I have a commercial drivers license (CDL)
I didn’t do anything wrong
I don’t want my insurance rates to increase

Choose the Right Columbus Criminal Defense Lawyer

These are all great reasons to dispute your traffic citation. Unless your license is immediately in jeopardy, many people just don’t want to bother. To tell you the truth, you may not even know that your license is at risk.

What are my options?

When you are charged with a traffic offense you really have three options; You can plead guilty subjecting yourself to the possible penalties, you can hire a Columbus traffic violation attorney, or you can try to handle the case on your own. Each of these options can be appropriate in certain circumstances. If you wish to avoid certain penalties that you may not be aware of or told about, it may be wise to hire a Columbus traffic lawyer who is well versed in Ohio’s traffic laws to help you through the process.

Colin Maher - Criminal defense and DUI/OVI attorney
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Colin Maher

If you’ve been accused of a crime, you need the help of an experienced criminal defense and DUI/OVI attorney who can protect your rights. Colin Maher is the Owner and Managing Member of The Maher Law Firm, a leading criminal…

Our Practice Areas

The Maher Law Firm has been helping people charged with criminal and traffic violations for over ten years. As a Columbus, Ohio traffic lawyer and criminal defense attorney, Colin Maher handles all types of criminal and traffic violations. If you have received a traffic ticket, a criminal complaint, or been arrested for a criminal or traffic violation, call us at (614) 205-2208. We also handle administrative hearings at the Ohio BMV and record sealing cases otherwise known as expungements in Franklin County.

Why Choose Us

Columbus, Ohio has many traffic lawyers and criminal defense attorneys to choose from. All are created equal but no not remain that way. Experience, knowledge, and relationships are key when it comes to helping clients charged with criminal and traffic violations. Attorney Colin Maher with The Maher Law Firm has over ten years of experience helping people just like you. He appears in Franklin County Municipal Court and other central Ohio area courts on a daily basis. He has built excellent relationships with prosecutors and judges over the years. To find out how we can help, call us at (614) 205-2208 for a free quote.
committed to results

We only represent people we feel we can help. It is bad business to take someone’s money knowing you can’t help them. When you call for your FREE quote, we will discuss realistic outcomes given the facts you share. The Maher Law Firm strives to get the best possible result for every client.

Award Winning

Over the last ten years, The Maher Law Firm has racked up plenty of awards for their excellent work. That being said, the true measure of our ability is happy clients. Check out our reviews on Google and Avvo.


We are constantly thinking of ways to improve representation. One such improvement is the use of an online client portal which allows for easy secure payments and communications, case updates, court date reminders, and file sharing.

How Maher is Different

Columbus traffic lawyers and criminal defense attorneys differ in several ways. Experience, relationships with court personnel, price, style, and communication are the main differences. Columbus lawyer Colin Maher has spent the last ten years building important relationships within the court system. He is always available to answer your questions and will keep you informed with any new case developments along the way. His solid reputation for honesty and reason allow him to achieve positive results for his clients at a reasonable price. Call (614) 205-2208 for a FREE quote now.

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What our client's are saying

Our clients seem to like us. I believe this positive relationship begins with my honest approach. If I can help in some way, I will tell you that. More importantly, if I don’t feel confident that I can help you, I won’t hide that from you. Having a successful legal practice is not about sales pitches designed to have every client hire me. It is about building a relationship of trust in the community to ensure long term success rather than short term gains. You can take my word for it or check out my client reviews. You can also find The Maher Law Firm on Google.

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Want to see what is going on with The Maher Law Firm or research various legal topics? Check out our news and blog page.

Request A Quote

To find out how The Maher Law Firm can help you, call Columbus traffic lawyer and criminal defense attorney Colin Maher now at (614) 205-2208 for a FREE quote.
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Customer FAQ's

We have been asked many criminal and traffic law questions over the last decade. We certainly can’t address all of them on this page, but here are some FAQs and answers. Can’t find the answers you are looking for or don’t feel like searching? Give us a call at (614) 205-2208 instead.

Lawyers in Columbus Ohio are not allowed to say they specialize in DUI/OVI cases, criminal cases, and or traffic cases. However, I can say that I have been focusing exclusively on criminal and traffic defense cases my entire career as a Columbus Ohio traffic lawyer and criminal lawyer.

have been successfully representing DUI clients since becoming a lawyer in 2009.

Every year is different and depends on officer enforcement as well as clients being able to find me online or through referrals. Generally, I handle anywhere from one to five new Columbus Ohio area DUI cases per week.

Roughly forty to seventy percent of my cases are DUI cases at any given time.

I am certainly not afraid of having a trial. In fact, I love having criminal and traffic trials in the right situations. That being said, my relationships with prosecutors and courts often allow for results that are too good to refuse. Whether or not you decide to accept a plea offer will be your decision. I will advise you of the potential benefits and risks at every turn, but I will not coerce or overly influence your decision to have a trial or accept a plea.

If your criminal or traffic case is in Franklin County, Union County, Madison County, or in one of the area mayor’s courts, you can rest assured that I am familiar with the judges, magistrates, and the prosecutors (unless they happen to be newly employed of course).

Awards and Certifications

Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney