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Salesman’s OVI / DUI Charge Reduced to Reckless Operation

A salesman and father of two was out after work one evening and drank a little too much with dinner. On his way home, he was stopped by an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper for a moving violation. He was asked if he had anything to drink. He admitted to drinking with dinner. He was then asked to step out of his vehicle and perform the roadside field sobriety tests. He complied.  After performing the tests, he was arrested and charged with a first offense DUI.

The charge and license suspension were potentially devastating for this gentleman. He is a salesman and is required to drive for his job. If he were to lose his license for a substantial period of time, he would also lose his job. An OVI / DUI conviction would also cause him potential employment issues. He was referred to attorney Ben Luftman by a previous client.

Attorney Luftman attended the arraignment and was able to convince the judge to issue a stay  of the client’s license suspension. The stay allowed our client to regain his full license while his case was pending and saved his job.

Attorney Dan Sabol reviewed all of the police reports and DVD of the traffic stop, attended future court dates and was ultimately able to negotiate a reduction of the OVI / DUI charge to a lesser offense of reckless operation. Reckless operation is a non-alcohol related offense. Additionally, attorney Luftman was able to further negotiate the termination of the client’s license suspension. The terminated license suspension allowed our client to continue working unimpeded and ultimately saved his job.

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