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Out Of State Man Avoids OVI License Suspension With Reduced Charges

In Southeastern Ohio, a 32-year-old man found himself in a tough spot after a night out led to criminal charges and a possible OVI license suspension. The man, who was a resident of Pennsylvania was with some friends at a local bar, when trouble started and a fight broke out. The man was not directly involved in the altercation, but when police officers arrived to de-escalate the situation, he was told to leave the area. He complied with the officer and got into his car and left; however, on his way home, he was pulled over by another officer in the vicinity and charged with an OVI. The man was employed in the oil and gas industry, and because driving from job site to job site is a requirement he knew that an OVI license suspension would put his position in danger. He needed serious legal representation and contacted Luftman, Heck & Associates.

After a consultation, the experienced OVI attorney Joseph Kunkel reviewed the facts of the case and began negotiating with the prosecutor. Attorney Kunkel’s argument focused on the disparity that outside of the bar, the first officer did not feel that his client was too impaired to drive home while the other officer did. As a result, the prosecutor agreed to reduce the OVI charge to reckless operation. While this lesser offense is a 2-point traffic violation, it is non-alcohol related and won’t include an OVI license suspension. The client was relieved to be spared the consequences of an OVI conviction, thereby preserving his livelihood.

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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