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A young man had been battling substance abuse for a number of years. During an interaction with a police officer, he attempted to hide drugs that were in his possession. The officer found the drugs and the young man was charged with felony drug possession and tampering with evidence. His case was scheduled in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.
The young man was naturally very scared. He had a prior felony drug conviction. He knew that he could go to prison, particularly if he was convicted of the tampering with evidence charge. His parents reached out to attorney Ben Luftman. After meeting with attorney Luftman, the Columbus Criminal Defense team was retained to represent the young man on his case.
Attorney Luftman and attorney Dan Sabol represented the young man on his case. Throughout the entire case, the young man was open and honest about his addiction issues. It is a constant battle. He went to rehab to try to get help. He got a job.
Ultimately, there were no real evidentiary issues to argue about or leverage a deal. However, given our client’s genuine efforts to help himself, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the more serious tampering with evidence charge and allow him to plead guilty to the drug possession charge. A joint recommendation was made to the judge for probation, rather than prison or jail time. The judge followed the recommendation and our client did not serve an additional day in jail.
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