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Our client, a young college student, found herself in a terrifying position. She went out with some friends and awoke in jail. She had a very hazy memory of what had transpired. What made this situation infinitely worse was that she had been charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in the process.
This young lady had no prior criminal history. She did not drink heavily and did not use drugs. Fearing that she had been drugged, her parents picked her up from jail and immediately took her to a hospital to get a blood test done.
A resisting arrest conviction would essentially have stopped her from ever being employed before she had even graduated college. Her parents contacted the Columbus Criminal Defense team for help. Attorney Dan Sabol represented her on the case.
Given our client’s lack of any criminal history and the particularly unusual circumstances surrounding her charges, attorney Sabol was ultimately able to negotiate the dismissal of both the resisting arrest and disorderly conduct charges.
The result and subsequent expungement or sealing of our client’s record will remove the entire case from her criminal background. This result will no doubt have a major impact in the rest of this young lady’s professional career and life.
A lady in her late thirties was shopping at Kroger and acting on impulse made a very unwise choice. She decided to shoplift items from the store. Prior to exiting the store, she was stopped by loss prevention and escorted back to their office. She was then questioned about the items and confessed to taking them. She was charged with theft and then released.
Our client had no previous criminal history. She was beyond embarrassed at her predicament. A theft conviction could leave a stain on her background that would last a lifetime. After doing research online, she contacted the Columbus Criminal Defense team for help.
Attorney Dan Sabol represented her on the case. With her lack of previous criminal, attorney Sabol was able to negotiate the dismissal of her case for payment of court costs and her attendance at an anti-theft program.
The dismissal and subsequent expungement or sealing of the record in her case will completely remove this unfortunate incident from her criminal record. She will once again have a legal clean slate and no doubt learned a great deal from the process.
A gentleman in his early 60’s was pulled over by an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper for failure to signal. He was asked to submit to the roadside field sobriety tests and complied. After submitting to the roadside tests, he was arrested and charged with an OVI / DUI. After being arrested, he admitted to smoking marijuana prior to driving. He was then taken back to the patrol post and asked to submit to a urine test. He complied.
Having an OVI / DUI conviction would be devastating to this gentleman. Knowing what was at stake, he turned to the Columbus Criminal Defense team. Attorneys Ben Luftman and Dan Sabol represented him on the case. After reviewing all of the police reports and the urine test results, attorneys Luftman and Sabol crafted a defense. Through 7 court dates, attorneys Luftman and Sabol argued the evidentiary issues with the prosecutor. Ultimately, the prosecutor dismissed the case in its entirety.
The result was understandably a huge burden lifted from our client. It meant that he would not have issues with future employment searches and a tarnished record. It also spared him from a six-month license suspension, reinstatement fee and probation.
Our client, a young man in his late twenties was charged with marijuana possession. After doing his own research, he was quite concerned that if he was convicted, he would lose his license for a minimum six months. He works every day at a local restaurant and is the sole provider for his family. Losing his license would potentially mean the loss of his job and potentially devastating consequences. He was referred to the Columbus Criminal Defense team from a friend who had been previously represented.
Experienced Columbus marijuana Attorney Dan Sabol represented the client and pled his case not guilty. The case was scheduled for trial and the state found itself unable to move forward with the case. The prosecutor was forced to dismiss the case.
The young man was incredibly relieved. The result avoided a drug conviction on his record and left his license intact. He was able to continue working and providing for his family.
A middle aged woman was initially stopped for speeding by an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper. Upon detecting an odor of an alcoholic beverage in the vehicle, the trooper asked the driver to step outside of the vehicle and perform the roadside field sobriety tests. She was asked to perform the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test, the walk and turn test and the one leg stand test. After performing the tests, she was arrested and charged with an OVI / DUI. She was then transported back to the post and asked to perform a breath test. The trooper marked her down as refusing the test.
The accused was adamant about two things. First, she was not driving drunk. Second, she did not refuse to take the breath test. Wanting to fight the charges, she turned to the Columbus Criminal Defense Team for help.
OVI / DUI attorneys Ben Luftman and Dan Sabol represented her on the case. First, attorney Luftman conducted an ALS hearing where he argued that she did not refuse to take the breath test. Next, attorney Sabol conducted a suppression hearing where he argued that there was not a reasonable suspicion to pull our client over, probable cause to arrest her and that the standardized field sobriety tests were not performed properly. Last, attorney Sabol conducted an all-day jury trial on our client’s behalf. The jury returned a not guilty verdict after deliberating for 15 minutes.
A young female who was going through tough times financially and trying to support her young child, decided to make some extra money by working for an escort service. On a particular night, she offered sexual services for money. However, the person offered was an undercover Franklin County Sheriff Detective. She was arrested and charged with soliciting.
Having no prior criminal record, the thought of a soliciting conviction was terrifying for this young female. Trying to get a job with a soliciting conviction would be extremely difficult at best.
Attorney Dan Sabol represented this young lady on her soliciting charge. Negotiating on her behalf, attorney Sabol was able to convince the prosecutor to amend the charge to a lesser disorderly conduct offense.
Our client, an out of state oil and gas worker, was pulled over in Columbus for a marked lanes violation. He was asked if he had been drinking and admitted he had. He was asked to step out of his car and he did. He was then asked to perform the roadside field sobriety tests. He complied. After performing the tests, he was arrested and charged with OVI / DUI. He was then taken back to a local police station and asked to perform a breath test. He again complied. Testing .154, he was charged with an addition OVI / DUI per se.
The OVI / DUI charges presented many issues for our client. First, he was without a driver’s license and driving privileges and did not live in the central Ohio area. Second, an OVI / DUI conviction could potentially mean the loss of his job and his livelihood. He reached out to the Columbus Criminal Defense team for help.
Columbus OVI/DUI attorneys Ben Luftman and Dan Sabol represented him on the case. Attorney Luftman went to the judge right away to secure driving privileges for the client that covered his unusual travel and work schedule. Attorney Sabol reviewed the police reports, alcohol influence report and breathe test log books. Ultimately, finding multiple evidentiary issues, attorney Sabol was able to negotiate the reduction of the OVI / DUI breath test to a lesser non-alcohol related Reckless Operation charge.
No additional license suspension was imposed. No probation was imposed. Our client walked away with a $250 fine and his career intact.
A college student, about to graduate, with a promising accounting career faced a crisis. He was at an off campus party that was visited by police officers. The police officers charged the gentleman with drug paraphernalia.
This college student had an internship with a prominent accounting firm and a job lined up with the same firm after graduating. The accounting firm does background checks. A drug paraphernalia conviction would leave him jobless.
This gentleman is friends with a local prosecutor. When asking for a referral, the prosecutor suggested that he speak with attorney Chase Mallory. After speaking with attorney Mallory, the Columbus Criminal Defense team was hired to represent this young man on the case.
Attorney Mallory and attorney Ben Luftman represented the client and passionately argued that this particular individual was otherwise exceptional and deserved a chance to wipe the slate clean. Providing supporting documentation, the prosecutor, or does not ordinarily dismiss drug-related offenses, was ultimately persuaded to make an exception. Upon showing that the young man had successfully graduated and was studying for the CPA exam, the charge was dismissed.
The result and subsequent expungement or sealing of his record will wipe the slate clean for this young college graduate. It will allow him to accept the job offer and move forward with his life.
A teacher spent a night out on the town and had too much to drink. While attempting to drive home, she lost control of her vehicle. When the police arrived, they spoke with the young lady and detected an odor of alcohol. They then began to question whether she had been drinking and when she answered she had, they asked her to perform the roadside field sobriety tests.
Determining that she had failed the roadside field sobriety tests, the young lady was then arrested for OVI / DUI. She was then transported to Columbus Police Department and asked to take the breath test. The polite teacher complied and took the test. The result was above the .170 high concentration level. She was then charged with OVI / DUI high concentration.
If convicted, our client faced a mandatory three days in jail. Having never had anything more than a speeding ticket, this was mortifying. Additionally, if convicted, our client would have to have had the yellow plates on her vehicle. Understandably, that would not work very well pulling into to the teacher’s parking lot.
Knowing the stakes, this particular young teacher hired the Columbus Criminal Defense team to represent her on the case. OVI attorney Dan Sabol represented her on the case. Thoroughly reviewing all of the police reports and the alcohol influence report, attorney Sabol was able to point out evidentiary issues with the case. After 7 court dates, the prosecutor relented and agreed to dismiss the OVI / DUI high concentration charge.
This result allowed out client to avoid the mandatory jail time and the mandatory yellow plates on her vehicle. Our client was grateful that she would not have to suffer any more than she already.
A young administrative assistant, with no prior criminal record, found herself in an unfortunate situation. Circumstances found her facing theft charges from a local Target store. A conviction could cause serious issues, not just with her job, but with custody issues concerning ex-husband. She was terrified.
Turning to the Columbus Criminal Defense team for assistance and discretion with the case, Columbus theft lawyer Dan Sabol represented her. After three court date, attorney Sabol was able to convince the prosecutor to dismiss the theft charges.
The dismissal of the charge along with sealing or expunging the record will wipe this stain of our young client’s record. It will not become an issue in any custody dispute. Both of these things relieved our client beyond words.