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Recent College Graduate Avoids OVI / DUI Conviction

A young lady was driving home one evening and was stopped by an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper for a marked lanes violation. Upon approaching the vehicle, the trooper noticed a strong smell of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle and that the young lady’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy. He asked her to step out of the vehicle and perform the roadside field sobriety tests. She complied.

After performing the tests, the young lady was arrested and charged with first offense OVI / DUI. She was then asked to take a breath test. She refused. She was then placed under a one year administrative license suspension. Her case was then scheduled for arraignment in Franklin County Municipal Court.

This young lady had never had more than a traffic ticket. She was a recent college graduate. She now found herself with an OVI / DUI charge and a one year license suspension, where she was not even eligible for driving privileges for 30 days. Not a good situation. She researched hiring an OVI / DUI attorney and set out to find an attorney to try and help her situation. After speaking with attorney Ben Luftman, the Columbus Criminal Defense team was hired to represent her on the case.

At her arraignment, attorney Luftman was able to get her a stay of the administrative license suspension. The stay gave our client her full license back while her case was pending and was a tremendous help in allowing her to keep her job.

At the fourth court date, attorney Luftman was able to negotiate a plea where the OVI / DUI charge was reduced to a lesser Physical Control charge. The young lady was given driving privileges immediately and never had to serve out the hard time on her license suspension. No probation was imposed on her as well. She had no further requirements other than to pay a fine. Given that she had recently accepted a new position with a large local company, she was happy to resolve her case and not have to spend any additional time worrying about the outcome or attending court.

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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