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Man Avoids Probation Violation For Driving Under OVI Suspension

Some time ago, an Ohio man in his mid-60’s, was convicted of driving under the influence, which included being sentenced to probation and having his license suspended. However, before his suspension period ended, the man was driving through Zanesville on Route 40, when his car struck an Ohio State Highway Patrol vehicle while it was on the shoulder dealing with another pulled over vehicle. After the collision, the man did not stop, even after almost hitting the trooper himself. Eventually, the trooper caught up with him and pulled the car over. When questioned about why he did not immediately stop, he claimed that he thought he had hit a deer and not another car. The trooper allegedly smelled alcohol and after checking the status of his license, he became aware the man was driving under OVI suspension. The trooper asked the man to submit to a field sobriety test, but he refused and was subsequently charged with another OVI, a hit-skip, driving under OVI suspension, as well as violating the terms of his original OVI probation. If convicted of all of these offenses including the probation violation, he would potentially face a 24-month jail sentence.

In an effort to avoid being incarcerated for such a lengthy period, he began searching for extremely capable legal representation. The man was eventually referred to Luftman, Heck & Associates, who began working to reduce the impact of these charges and find him the best result possible. OVI attorney Chase Mallory effectively convinced the court not to violate his client’s probation and negotiated with the prosecution to achieve the bare minimum penalties for his recent offenses. Ultimately, the client avoided a serious probation violation and only needed to serve a total of 23 days in jail, which was an outstanding outcome, given the circumstances.

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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