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Jury Returns Not Guilty Verdict on OVI / DUI Charge

While visiting Columbus recently, a gentleman in his mid-30s was driving when he was stopped by an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper for a marked lanes violation. When approaching the vehicle, the trooper noted a strong odor of alcohol. The trooper also noted that the gentleman’s eyes were red and glassy and that he appeared lethargic. The trooper asked the gentleman to step out of his vehicle to perform the roadside field sobriety tests. The gentleman agreed and after performing the tests, he was arrested and charged with first offense OVI / DUI.

The driver was then asked to perform a breath test and refused. The trooper then placed the gentleman under a one year administrative license suspension. His license was taken from him. His case was then scheduled for arraignment in Franklin County Municipal Court.

After researching the process of hiring an OVI / DUI attorney, the gentleman came for an office meeting with attorney Ben Luftman. After meeting attorney Luftman, the Columbus Criminal Defense team was hired to represent him on the case.

Attorney Luftman and attorney Dan Sabol represented the driver on his case. The Columbus City Prosecutor declined to make an offer to reduce the OVI / DUI charge to a lesser offense. After conferring with our client and multiple court dates, attorney Sabol began a two day jury trial. After reviewing the evidence, the jury returned a not guilty verdict. The verdict was the ultimate vindication for our client and he was naturally extremely appreciative of attorney Sabol’s work on his behalf.

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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