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While driving, a young man was pulled over by a Westerville Police Department officer for failing to drive within marked lanes. While speaking to the driver, the police officer detected an odor of alcohol. He asked the driver to step out of the vehicle to perform the roadside field sobriety tests. The driver complied. After performing the roadside field sobriety tests, the driver was arrested and charged with an OVI / DUI offense.
The young man was then transported back to the Westerville Police Department and asked to submit to a breath test. He complied. The result was over the .08 Ohio Legal Limit. He was then charged with an additional OVI / DUI per se violation. He was placed under an administrative license suspension. Generally, his case would have been scheduled for arraignment in Westerville Mayor’s Court. However, due to this gentleman’s prior record, his case was instead scheduled in Franklin County Municipal Court.
After researching online the steps to hiring an OVI / DUI attorney, the young man spoke with attorney Ben Luftman. After speaking with attorney Luftman, the Columbus Criminal Defense team was hired to represent him on the case. Attorney Luftman went to arraignment with the young man and after reviewing the police reports was able to negotiate with the prosecutor to dismiss the OVI / DUI breath test charge and reduce the remaining OVI / DUI charge to a lesser reckless operation offense. The reckless operation charge is a non-alcohol related traffic offense. This resolution met his client’s goals and he was happy to plead guilty to the lesser charge, resolve his case and put a regrettable evening behind him permanently.
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