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OVI / DUI Breath Test Charge Reduced

A young lady in her late 20s was pulled over for both a marked lanes and a speeding violation by a Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy. After approaching the vehicle, the deputy noted an odor of alcohol and asked if she’d been drinking. The young driver admitted she had. She was then asked to step out and perform the Roadside Field Sobriety Tests. She complied. After performing the tests, she was arrested and charged with first offense OVI / DUI.

After being arrested, the young lady was taken back to the Franklin County Jail and asked to submit to an OVI / DUI breath test. She complied. The result of her test was above the .08 Ohio Legal Limit. She was charged with an additional OVI / DUI per se violation. Her license was then taken and she was placed under a 90 day administrative license suspension. Her case was scheduled for arraignment in Franklin County Municipal Court.

Being charged with an OVI / DUI can cause so problems and leave a person feeling overwhelmed. The young lady had never been charged with more than a speeding ticket and was sure that she wanted to try and avoid an OVI / DUI conviction on her record. She researched hiring an OVI / DUI attorney. After speaking with attorney Ben Luftman, the Columbus Criminal Defense team was hired to represent her on the case.

Attorney Luftman and attorney Dan Sabol represented the young driver. Initially, a stay of our client’s license suspension was granted by the arraignment court judge. The stay gave our client her full license back while her case was pending and allowed her to continue working uninterrupted.

Thereafter, attorney Sabol represented our client and on her seventh court date, attorney Sabol negotiated a resolution where the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the OVI / DUI breath test charge and reduce the remaining OVI / DUI impaired charge to a lesser reckless operation charge. The reckless operation charge is a non-alcohol related traffic offense. It is exactly the resolution our client had hoped for when hiring the Columbus Criminal Defense team. She happily accepted the offer, resolved the case and was able to move on with her life and finally put a terrible evening behind her.

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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