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Security Officer’s OVI / DUI Charge Reduced to Reckless Operation

Our client, a security officer in his late twenties was stopped by an Ohio Highway Patrol trooper for a marked lanes violation. Upon making contact with the car, the trooper asked the young man if he had been drinking. He said he had. He was then asked to step out of the vehicle. He complied. He was then asked to perform the roadside field sobriety tests. He performed the tests. Upon completing the tests, he was arrested and charged with first offense OVI / DUI. He was asked to submit to a breath test. He refused and was placed under an administrative license suspension. His case was then scheduled for arraignment in Franklin County Municipal Court.

After researching many attorneys online, the young man contacted attorney Ben Luftman for a consultation. After speaking with attorney Luftman, the Columbus Criminal Defense team was retained to represent him on the case.

Attorney Chase Mallory represented the client and after reviewing all of the police reports, was able to make a strong legal argument to the prosecutor about the potential evidentiary issues with the case. The prosecutor agreed and offered to amend the OVI / DUI charge to a reduced charge of Reckless Operation. Reckless Operation is a non-alcoholic related offense and exactly what the client was hoping to get out of the case. Additionally, attorney Mallory was able to convince the prosecutor to terminate the administrative license suspension. Our client therefore was able to regain his full license.

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