The only good option is for you to hire an attorney near where the charge is pending who can file an appearance and try and get the case moving. Unfortunately, a third in six carries mandatory jail time. There may be some options though but would require a good attorney.
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You need to speak to local counsel and figure out a game plan, the first step being getting the warrant lifted and getting back in court. You have definite problems but an attorney can help. I have offices in Cleveland and Akron.
At some point you'll have to appear in court on this case - either for a trial or a plea and sentencing hearing. First things first, hire a skilled, local DUI lawyer to enter an appearance for you. They may be able to have the warrant recalled and get the case moving without you having to make the trip all the way back to Ohio just to have to come back at a later date. After that, your attorney can begin the process of collecting the evidence so you and they attorney can review the relative strengths and weaknesses of the case. Then you can formulate a plan to move forward with. Hope that helps.
I agree with everything the other attorneys have said. You are lucky in that Barberton Municipal Court has two very reasonable judges that will more than likely take into account the positive direction your life has taken since 2006. Contact my office and I can help. I am in Barberton Municpal frequently.
In Ohio, the minimum sentence for a DUI (OVI) is three days in jail or in a locked down approved alcohol education program. They do make accomodations for out of state people, but it usually is to allow someone to attend court on a Thursday, and enter into the three-day program Thursday evening.
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