Franklin County, Ohio – OVI Penalties, First Degree Misdemeanor

Charge: OVI, First Degree Misdemeanor (maximum 180 days in jail and $1,000 fine). Result: At the arraignment, Client received an offer to serve 10 days in jail in exchange for his guilty. After turning down the offer, I pled my client not guilty and decided to continue negotiations with the assistant prosecutor assigned to the case.… read more

Franklin County, Ohio – Reduction of OVI charge, First Degree Misdemeanor

Charge: OVI, First Degree Misdemeanor (maximum 180 days in jail and $1,000 fine). Facts: Client was pulled over for a marked lanes traffic violation after he allegedly drove outside marked lanes on a public road. Client was subjected to several field sobriety tests (FST’s) by the officer. After performing the FST’s, the client was arrested for drunk… read more

Richland County, Ohio – OVI, Minor Misdemeanor

Charge: Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol (OVI), First Degree Misdemeanor (maximum 180 days in jail and $1,000 fine); Failure to Control, Minor Misdemeanor (maximum $150 fine). Facts: Client was involved in a one car accident near Mansfield, Ohio. Law enforcement responded to the crash scene and subjected client to a series of field sobriety… read more

Franklin County, Ohio – Disorderly Conduct, Fourth Degree Misdemeanor

Charge: Disorderly Conduct, Fourth Degree Misdemeanor (maximum 30 days in jail and $250 fine). Facts: Client was charged after he was observed walking on a public street in Columbus, Ohio, allegedly under the influence of alcohol and repeatedly disobeying verbal commands of police officers to keep out of a public street and return to the sidewalk. Result: Case dismissed with… read more

Franklin County, Ohio – Fleeing & Eluding Police, First Degree Misdemeanor

Charge: Fleeing and Eluding Police, First Degree Misdemeanor (maximum 180 days in jail and $1,000 fine and Mandatory license suspension from 3 years to life with no driving privileges permitted during the first 3 years); and Reckless Operation, Third Degree Misdemeanor (maximum 60 days in jail and $500 fine, and a discretionary license suspension). Facts: Client was… read more

April/2015 – Westerville, Ohio Mayor’s Court – OVI Dismissed

Client was pulled over at 2:00 a.m. in Westerville, Ohio for failure to use a turn signal and for a marked lanes violation. Client admitted to drinking 1 beer and was removed from his vehicle by the officer and was required to submit to field sobriety tests. The cruiser video demonstrated that client performed near… read more

December/2013 – Franklin County Municipal Court – Not Guilty Verdict in OVI Trial

The client was pulled over on I-71 in Franklin County in the early morning hours during a major construction project that accounted for major detours and partial road closures while construction crews worked. The project created a mass amount of confusion for travelers, especially those not familiar with the area. The City Prosecutor’s Office would… read more