Douglas Riddell Jr

Douglas Riddell Jr

Riddell Law LLC: Ohio DUI, Criminal & Traffic Attorneys
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets...
  • Ohio
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Summary

Douglas Riddell's practice is devoted to defending clients facing DUI / OVI, traffic and criminal misdemeanor charges. With of years of experience practicing criminal defense in Central Ohio, he personally reviews, analyzes and implements a unique proactive defense strategy in each and every case that comes into to his office. After years of practicing criminal defense as both a public defender and at boutique law firms in Central Ohio, Riddell opened Riddell Law LLC with the goal of providing excellent legal defense combined with an up front fee structure.

Practice Areas
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Juvenile Law
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Domestic Violence
Additional Practice Areas
  • Commercial Driver
  • Theft
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    At your free initial consultation, Mr. Riddell will review the facts of your case, begin to identify weaknesses in the prosecutor's case, and begin to explore potential defense strategies.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards accepted.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    For information about our flat transparent fees, call our attorneys at (614) 361-2804 or visit our website at www.riddelllaw.com/fees/.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner / Attorney at Law
Riddell Law LLC
- Current
Staff Attorney
Franklin County Public Defender's Office
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Education
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Law
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University of Notre Dame
B.A. / Political Science
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Awards
Ohio Rising Star
SuperLawyers Magazine
Doug was chosen as one of only four Ohio Rising Stars in the area of Criminal Defense: DUI. Ohio Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The Rising Stars list consists of selected attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the list.
Top Lawyers
Columbus CEO
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review ratings
The AV Preeminent is the highest possible rating given by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review for a lawyer and is established wholly on a peer-review basis. The AV Preeminent designation signifies that Riddell has been rated by judges and fellow attorneys as having the highest possible rating for legal abilities and ethical standards. The AV Preeminent rating is awarded to less than five percent of all attorneys across the United States, and is the highest rating offered by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. The Legal Ability Rating indicates professional ability in a specific area of practice and is based on five key areas: legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience. The General Ethical Standards Rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence, and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities.
Client Distinction Award
Martindale-Hubbell
Less than 1% of the 900,000 attorneys listed on martindale.com and lawyers.com have been awarded this Martindale-Hubbell honor of distinction. This honor is awarded based upon client nominations and ratings in the following areas: ? Communications Ability ? Responsiveness ? Quality of Service ? Value for Money
Professional Associations
Member
Ohio State Bar
Current
Member
Columbus Bar Association
Current
Member
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Current
Mentor
Columbus Bar, Inc.
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
What to Do If Your License is Suspended
Ohio State Bar Association
What You Should Know About Municipal Courts
Ohio State Bar Association
What to Expect in Traffic Court
Ohio State Bar Association
What You Should Know About Plea Bargains in Criminal and Traffic Cases (Update)
Ohio State Bar Association
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered

Q. I have two speeding tickets in OH in 2 weeks and just got a traffic camera showing I sped through a red. What do I do
A: I would recommend speaking with an Ohio traffic attorney regarding the details of your traffic offenses. The possible penalties will depend on your traffic record leading up these most recent citations. Generally, a speeding ticket in Ohio generally carries two or four points, depending on how much over the limit you were speeding. In Ohio, you are permitted up to twelve points on your record within a two year period. Once you reach 12 points, your driver's license will be suspended. Talking to an Ohio traffic attorney will help you to determine your options given your driving record and specific facts in your case.
Q. If someone gets ticketed in Ohio and needs legal representation, does the lawyer need to be from Ohio?
A: Yes. Lawyers are regulated and licensed on a state by state basis. In order to practice law in the State of Ohio, the lawyer must be licensed in the State of Ohio (having either taken the bar exam in Ohio or filed the required paperwork to waive in from another state with reciprocity). Unless the out-of-state lawyer is a member of the Ohio bar, he or she generally cannot practice law or represent clients in court in the Ohio.
Q. If the road is iced over and you slide, is it failure to control?
A: Ohio's failure to control statute states that "no person shall operate a motor vehicle . . . without being in reasonable control of the vehicle." Failure to control is generally a minor misdemeanor in Ohio carrying two to four points on your record, depending on whether you were in an accident. As far as whether you would be charged with failure to control if you slid on a icy road, it will depend on the circumstances. If you have been cited, you should consider speaking with an Ohio traffic lawyer regarding your case to discuss your options.
Q. My husband got a ovi and was no read his rights what should he do
A: I agree with Jacob. An OVI is a serious charge in Ohio carrying penalties of up to six months in jail, a license suspension of up to three years and fines up to $1000. An attorney can help you to navigate the legal process and minimize these penalties where possible and the effect of the OVI arrest on your husband's everyday life (i.e. his ability to drive to and from work, for example). If he was not read his rights, that may be a defense avenue to discuss with your attorney. Good luck.
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Riddell Law LLC: Columbus DUI & Criminal Attorneys
1335 Dublin Road
Suite 220a
Columbus, OH 43215
USA
Telephone: (614) 361-2804
Fax: (614) 453-8849
Riddell Law LLC Cincinnati
7577 Central Parke Blvd
Suite 125
Mason, OH 45040
USA
Telephone: (513) 655-7240
Fax: (513) 672-1067