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Mandatory Jail Time Avoided as OVI / DUI High Test Charge Dismissed

A gentleman in his mid-30s admittedly had too much to drink one evening. While driving home, he committed multiple traffic violations in view of a Dublin Police Department officer. The officer then turned on his overhead lights and initiated a traffic stop. The driver was slow to stop.

After stopping, the officer approached the driver’s side window and immediately smelled a strong odor of alcohol. He asked the driver if he had been drinking and he acknowledged he had. He was then asked to step out of his car and perform the standardized field sobriety tests. The driver complied. After performing the test, the gentleman was arrested and charged with first offense OVI / DUI. He was then taken back to the Dublin Police Department and asked to submit to a breath test. The result was above the .170 High Test Ohio Legal Limit. He was then charged with an additional OVI / DUI high test offense. His license was taken and he was placed under a 90-day administrative license suspension. Finally, his case was scheduled for arraignment in Franklin County Municipal Court.

Naturally, the young man was quite concerned. He was now facing mandatory jail time with the OVI / DUI high test charge. Additionally, he was facing mandatory yellow plates on his vehicle and a 6 month to 3 year license suspension if convicted. He reached out to his friends and through one of them was referred to attorney Ben Luftman. After speaking with attorney Luftman, the Columbus Criminal Defense team was hired to represent him on the case.

Attorney Dan Sabol represented our client thereafter. Initially, attorney Sabol reviewed all of the police reports and DVD provided by the prosecutor. After reviewing the police reports and discovery, attorney Sabol began negotiating with the prosecutor. The prosecutor ultimately agreed to dismiss the OVI / DUI high test charge and all of the other traffic charges. In exchange, our client agreed to enter a guilty plea to the remaining OVI / DUI impaired charge. As a result, he avoided both the mandatory jail time and yellow plates for the OVI / DUI high test charge.

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