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Aggravated Menacing Conviction Avoided

While walking home one evening, a gentleman in his fifties found himself involved in a dispute with a driver. Through a series of circumstances, he found himself in an argument with the driver and words were exchanged. Police were called. After a number of Columbus Police Department Officers were dispatched, this gentleman found himself charged with aggravated menacing. His case was then scheduled in Franklin County Municipal Court.

This recent retiree had worked in government his entire life and had never been charged with anything more than a speeding ticket. Also, he did not believe he had started the altercation.  Being charged with a criminal offense, a first-degree misdemeanor, no less, was shocking to him. If convicted, he could be sentenced to serve up to six months in jail.

Wanting to further discuss his options, he contacted the Columbus Criminal Defense team and met with attorney Ben Luftman. He then hired the team to make sure he stayed out of jail and kept the aggravated menacing conviction off his record.

Attorney Dan Sabol represented our client on his case. Keeping in mind the client’s goals and that he did not wish to have a trial on the case, attorney Sabol was able to negotiate the amendment of the charge to a lesser disorderly conduct. The disorderly conduct charge carried no jail time and a fine only. Our client will be eligible to seal or expunge the record of the case and it will then be permanently removed from his record. Ultimately, he was happy to put the unfortunate experience behind him and move on with his life.

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome in your case. Individual results may vary based on the facts, injuries, jurisdiction, venue, witnesses, parties, and other factors. The results and client testimonials provided are not necessarily representative of the results obtained by all clients or their satisfaction with the firm’s services.

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