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A young man in his mid-twenties was pulled over by a Columbus Police Department officer for a traffic violation. He was asked if he had been drinking and admitted to having consumed multiple beverages over the course of the evening. He was then asked to step out of his car and perform the roadside field sobriety tests and complied. He did not perform them will and was subsequently arrested and charged with first offense OVI / DUI.
He was taken back to the Columbus Police Department and asked to submit to a breath test. He complied. The result of his test was above the .170 high test legal limit. He was then charged with an additional OVI / DUI high concentration offense. He was then placed under administrative license suspension and his license was seized. His case was scheduled for arraignment in Franklin County Municipal Court.
If convicted of the OVI / DUI high test charge, this young man faced a mandatory minimum 3 days in jail. He also would be required to have the yellow restricted license plates put on his car. Naturally, neither of these penalties was appealing to him. He reached out to the Columbus Criminal Defense team for help to try and avoid the jail time and plates.
Attorney Dan Sabol represented the young man on his case. He appeared on his behalf on 5 court dates. Attorney Sabol was first able to get the young man limited driving privileges so he could continue to drive. He filed a discovery motion and received all of the police reports and documentation regarding the breath test. He thoroughly reviewed all of the reports and other information and continued to chip away at the prosecutor’s evidence. Ultimately, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the high test charge.
This resolution accomplished our client’s goals of staying out of jail and keeping the yellow plates off of his vehicle. Additionally, attorney Sabol was able to convince the judge not too put our client on any type of probation.