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Bartender’s OVI / DUI High Test Charge Dismissed

A young bartender in her mid-20s was driving early in the morning and after running a red light, struck another vehicle. Fortunately, nobody was hurt. The police were called and an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper came out to investigate. While speaking with the young lady, the trooper noticed an odor of alcohol on her breath. Her words were slurred and speech lethargic.  He asked her to take the roadside field sobriety tests. The driver agreed.

After completing the tests, she was arrested and charged with a first offense OVI / DUI. She was then taken back to the station and asked to submit to a breath test. The young driver agreed to take the test. The result was over the high test .170 Ohio Legal Limit. She was given an additional OVI / DUI high test charge. Her license was seized and she was placed under a 90 day administrative license suspension. Her case was then scheduled for arraignment in Franklin County Municipal Court.

Naturally, the young lady was shaken up. She had been in an accident, charged with an OVI / DUI high test charge and was now facing mandatory jail time and yellow plates on her vehicle if convicted. She went about researching hiring an OVI / DUI attorney. After speaking with a number of attorneys, she reached out to attorney Ben Luftman. After speaking with attorney Luftman, the Columbus Criminal Defense team was hired to represent her on the case.

Initially, attorney Luftman attended her arraignment and was able to secure her limited driving privileges. This was an initial relief as she was able to keep her jobs. Thereafter, attorney Luftman and attorney Dan Sabol represented the young lady on her case.

Ultimately, after four court dates, the case was resolved with a dismissal of the OVI / DUI high test charge and other traffic violation. Our client entered a guilty plea to the remaining OVI / DUI charge. The dismissal of the OVI / DUI high test charge allowed our client to avoid the mandatory jail time, as well as the plates on her vehicle. She avoided probation as well. Satisfied at the resolution, she paid her fines and costs before she left court and put an extremely unfortunate evening behind her.

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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