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OVI / DUI Per Se Reduced to Physical Control

The Columbus Criminal Defense team travels around the state of Ohio to represent people charged with OVI / DUI.  We have represented OVI / DUI clients in nearly 40 counties throughout Ohio.

One such case we were retained on recently concerned a young business analyst who was pulled over for a headlight violation. He was asked if he had been drinking and admitted he had. He was then asked to get out of his car and perform the roadside field sobriety tests and he did.

After performing the tests, he was arrested and charged with first offense OVI / DUI. He was then taken back to the police station and asked to take a breath test. He complied. The .120 breath test result was above the .08 Ohio Legal Limit. The gentleman was then charged with an additional OVI / DUI Per se violation. His license was taken and he was placed under a 90 day administrative license suspension. His case was then scheduled for arraignment  in his local municipal court.

This was a devastating blow to the young man. He had spent his whole life doing everything to put himself in a position to succeed in business and was concerned he might have permanently damaged his future opportunities. Under these circumstances, he researched hiring an OVI / DUI attorney. He reached out to attorney Ben Luftman. After speaking with attorney Luftman, the Columbus Criminal Defense team was hired to represent him and to try and make a real difference in the case and in his life.

Attorney Luftman and attorney Dan Sabol represented our client on the first offense OVI / DUI and OVI / DUI per se charges. Initially, we were able to get the gentleman fairly broad limited driving privileges, so that he was able to drive after 15 days and maintain his job, which required daily driving.

After reviewing all of the reports and other available discovery, attorney Sabol and attorney Luftman had multiple conversations with the prosecutor. The prosecutor ultimately agreed to reduce the OVI / DUI charge to a lesser physical control violation. A physical control violation is a 0 point, non-moving violation. This resolution would keep the OVI / DUI charges off his record. Satisfied that the first offense OVI / DUI and OVI / DUI per se charges would not go on his record, the business analyst happily resolved his case and moved on with his life.

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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