Gallipolis Man Spared From High -Tier OVI And Improperly Handling A Firearm ChargesCategories: Criminal Defense, OVI/DUI, Weapon Crimes
In today’s tumultuous climate surrounding gun rights and responsible ownership, it is crucial to understand Ohio’s concealed carry laws. For example, a short time ago, a man was pulled over in Gallipolis and charged with a high tier OVI offense after a breath test registered the man’s BAC as .27. While this is a serious offense on its own merits, the violation is typically a misdemeanor, but the whole situation was significantly escalated when officers were made aware that the man was also driving with a concealed firearm. Despite the fact that the man had a permit for the weapon, the man was charged with improperly handling a firearm because no person shall knowingly transport or have a loaded handgun in a motor vehicle if, at the time of that transportation or possession, the person is under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or a combination of them. With the gravity of the charges levied against him, which not only included an OVI, but also a serious weapons crime, the man knew that he would need the help of a passionate legal advocate and reached out to the criminal defense team at Luftman, Heck & Associates.
We took the man’s case and used his extensive experience with similar situations in an effort to mitigate his client’s possible repercussions. After extensive negotiations, the prosecutor eventually agreed to dismiss the improperly handling a firearm case completely and successfully had the original high -tier OVI charge reduced to a lower level offense. When considering the original circumstances of the case and the potential felony gun charges that the client was dealing with, this was an outstanding result that may not have been possible if not for our legal intervention.
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