2007-Recent Case Results

DISCLAIMER: The results achieved in past criminal defense cases and drunk driving defense cases is not necessarily indicative of the results that may be achieved in your case because the facts of every case are unique.

WEEK OF DECEMBER 31, 2007

High-Test OVI Dismissed. My client was charged in the Westerville Mayor’s Court with Stopping in Roadway, high-test OVI and impaired OVI. The prosecutor dismissed the charge of Stopping In Roadway and the charge of high-test O.V.I., so my client did not have to serve any time in jail and was not required to have yellow license plates, both of which are required for high-test OVI convictions.

WEEK OF DECEMBER 17, 2007

OVI Charge Reduced. My client was charged with OVI and Speed. The charge of Speed was dismissed, and the charge of OVI was amended to a non-moving, no-points offense.

WEEK OF DECEMBER 10, 2007

Charge Of Driving Under Suspension Dismissed. My client was charged with Driving Under Suspension and Assured Clear Distance Ahead. The charge of Driving Under Suspension was dismissed, and my client pled guilty to the charge of Assured Clear Distance Ahead.

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 26, 2007

Marketing Executive’s charge of OVI reduced. My client was charged with OVI and Marked Lanes in the Dublin Mayor’s Court. The charge of Marked Lanes was dismissed, and the charge of OVI was amended to a non-moving, no-points traffic violation.

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19, 2007

Burglary Charge Reduced To Misdemeanor. My client was charged with Burglary and was facing up to eight years in prison. The charge was reduced to a misdemeanor charge of Trespass, and my client pled guilty to that reduced charge.

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12, 2007

High-Test OVI Dismissed. My client was charged with high-test OVI. There was an issue regarding the prosecutor’s ability to prove she was operating the vehicle. The charge was completely dismissed.

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5, 2007

Student’s Felony Firearm Charge Reduced. My client, a college student, was charged with a felony count of Improper Handling of a Firearm and a firearm specification, requiring a mandatory prison sentence. The firearm specification was dismissed, and the charge of Improper Handling of a Firearm was reduced to a misdemeanor.

WEEK OF OCTOBER 29, 2007

Hit-Skip Reduced. My client was charged with Failure To Control and Hit-Skip. The charge of Failure To Control was dismissed, and the charge of Hit-Skip was reduced to a lesser charge. My client pled guilty to the lesser charge.

WEEK OF OCTOBER 15, 2007

Drug Charges Not Prosecuted. My client was charged with Marijuana Possession and Drug Paraphernalia Possession. The charge of Marijuana Possession was dismissed. For the charge of Drug Paraphernalia Possession, the prosecutor agreed not to prosecute the charge in exchange for client's forfeiting bond in the amount of $250.

WEEK OF OCTOBER 8, 2007

Felony Drug Offense Reduced To Misdemeanor. My client was charged in the Franklin County Common Pleas Court with a felony charge of drug possession. The charge was reduced to a misdemeanor, and my client pled guilty to the reduced charge.

WEEK OF OCTOBER 1, 2007

OVI Reduced To Reckless Operation. My client was charged with Marked Lanes, Open Container and OVI. The charges of Marked Lanes and Open Container were dismissed, and the charge of O.V.I. was amended to a charge of Reckless Operation. My client pled guilty to that amended charge.

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2007

Second OVI Offense Reduced. My client was charged with Driving Under Suspension, No Operator’s License, Speed, and two counts of OVI (his second OVI offense in six years). The charges of Driving Under Suspension, No Operator’s License, Speed, and one count of OVI were dismissed. The other count of OVI was amended to a first offense, and my client pled guilty to that amended charge, avoiding yellow license plates, immobilization of his car, and an increased jail sentence.

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17, 2007

Teacher Avoids Felony Drug Conviction. My client, a high school teacher, was charged with drug possession and was facing a prison sentence. The judge granted our request for intervention in lieu of conviction, so my client was not convicted of any offense. After he completes his counseling plan, his case will be dismissed.

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 10, 2007

OVI Trial Ends In Not Guilty Verdict. My client was involved in a one-car accident, and his blood alcohol concentration measured by the hospital was .29. The blood test was inadmissible. We took the case to trial, and he was found Not Guilty.

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3, 2007

OVI Charge Reduced Despite Near Accident With Cruiser. My client nearly hit a trooper’s cruiser and was ultimately charged with Marked Lanes, Turn Signal, Seatbelt, and OVI. The charges of Marked Lanes, Turn Signal and Seatbelt were dismissed, and the charge of O.V.I. was amended to a no-points traffic offense.

WEEK OF AUGUST 27, 2007

Drug Charge Dismissed. My client was stopped for Speeding and ultimately charged with Speed, Window Tint and Marijuana Possession. The charges of Marijuana Possession and Window Tint were dismissed, and my client pled guilty to the charge of Speed.

WEEK OF AUGUST 20, 2007

Second OVI Reduced. My client was charged in the Morrow County Municipal Court with her second OVI and a charge of Breath Test Refusal With Prior Conviction, which carries a minimum jail sentence of 20 days. The charge of Breath Test Refusal was dismissed, and the charge of OVI was stipulated to be a first OVI offense. My client pled guilty to that amended OVI charge, so she avoided jail time, yellow license plates, and immobilization of her car.

WEEK OF AUGUST 13, 2007

Insurance Agent’s OVI Charge Amended. My client was charged with Speed and OVI in the Franklin County Municipal Court. The charge of Speed was dismissed, and the charge of OVI was amended to a no-points, non-moving traffic offense.

WEEK OF AUGUST 6, 2007

State Employee’s Littering Charge Not Prosecuted. My client was charged with littering in a state park. The prosecutor agreed not to prosecute the charge in exchange for client's forfeiting bond in the amount of $300

WEEK OF JULY 30, 2007

Banker’s Domestic Violence Charge Dismissed. My client was accused of assaulting his wife, so he was charged with Domestic Violence and Disorderly Conduct in The Delaware County Municipal Court. The charge of Domestic Violence was dismissed. My client plead guilty to Disorderly Conduct and paid a $100 fine.

WEEK OF JULY 23, 2007

Driving Under Suspension Dismissed. My client was charged in the Dublin Mayor’s Court with Driving Under Suspension and No Operator’s License. He was facing possible jail time, a possible license suspension, and six points on his license. The charge of Driving Under Suspension was dismissed, and the charge of No Operator’s License was reduced to a minor misdemeanor. My client received a $100 fine, no jail time, no license suspension, and only two points on his license.

WEEK OF JULY 16, 2007

OVI Charge Dismissed On Speedy Trial Grounds. My client was charged with OVI, and there was a delay in the case reaching trial. The judge granted our speedy trial motion and dismissed the case entirely.

WEEK OF JULY 9, 2007

Charge of OVI Dismissed. After motions and oral argument, the judge ruled that the traffic stop was not justified and the arrest was not justified, so all evidence obtained after the traffic stop was suppressed. Both charges on the ticket (O.V.I. and Marked Lanes) were dismissed.

WEEK OF JULY 2, 2007

Second OVI Offense Reduced. My client was charged with a second OVI offense in six years, so he was facing at least ten days in jail, mandatory yellow plates, and mandatory immobilization of his vehicle. The charge of O.V.I. was amended so that it was treated as a first offense. My client was ordered to serve three days in jail, and he avoided both the yellow plates and the vehicle immobilization.

WEEK OF JUNE 25, 2007

Driving Under Suspension Dismissed. My client was charged in the New Albany Mayor’s Court with Driving Under Suspension, Falsification, Speed, and No Operator’s License. The charges of Driving Under Suspension and Falsification were dismissed, and my client was ordered to pay a fine on the charges of Speed and No Operator's License.

WEEK OF JUNE 11, 2007

Charge Resisting Arrest Dismissed. My client was accused of Resisting Arrest and two counts of Disorderly Conduct after an altercation with bouncers at Columbus bar. The charge of Resisting Arrest was dismissed, as well as one charge of Disorderly Conduct. My client pled guilty to the remaining charge of Disorderly Conduct. He was placed on probation, ordered to pay a fine, and not sentenced to any jail time.

WEEK OF JUNE 4, 2007

Student’s Shoplifting Charge reduced. My client was charged with theft for shoplifting. The charge was reduced to Unauthorized Use of Property. My client paid a fine and will soon be eligible to have the record sealed.

WEEK OF MAY 21, 2007

Juvenile’s OVI Charge Reduced. My client, not yet old enough to have a driver’s license, was charged with OVI, No Operator’s License and Speed in the Franklin County Juvenile Court. The charge of OVI was reduced, and my client admitted to the reduced charge, as well as the other charges. The Court ordered him to complete various programs, which he had already completed.

WEEK OF MAY 14, 2007

OVI Charge From Accident Amended. My client was involved in a one-car rollover accident and was charged with OVI and Failure To Control. The charge of Failure To Control was dismissed and the charge of O.V.I. was amended to a charge of Reckless Operation.

WEEK OF APRIL 30, 2007

Reckless Operation Charge Dismissed. My client, a student, was charged with Reckless Operation and Failure To Control. The charge of Reckless Operation was dismissed, and my client admitted to the charge of Failure To Control. My client was ordered to pay court costs, but the court costs were suspended.

WEEK OF APRIL 23, 2007

Charge of Failure To Control Dismissed. My client lost control of his vehicle, hit a telephone pole, and was charged with Failure To Control When the trial was scheduled to begin, the case was dismissed.

WEEK OF APRIL 16, 2007

OVI Charge Amended. My client was charged with OVI, Marijuana Possession, Open Container and Speed. The charges of Marijuana Possession, Open Container and Speed were dismissed, and the charge of OVI was amended to a no-points, non-moving offense.

WEEK OF APRIL 9, 2007

OVI Charge Amended. My client was charged with OVI and Seatbelt. The charge of Seatbelt was dismissed, and the charge of OVI was amended to a no-points, non-moving offense.

WEEK OF APRIL 2, 2007

Charge of Hit-Skip Dismissed. My client was charged with Hit-Skip, Fictitious Tags and Failure To Control. The charges of Hit-Skip and Fictitious Tags were dismissed, and my client pled guilty to the charge of Failure To Control.

WEEK OF MARCH 26, 2007

OVI Charge Amended. My client was charged with OVI and Speed. The charge of Speed was dismissed, and the charge of OVI was amended to a no-points, non-moving violation.

WEEK OF MARCH 19, 2007

OVI Charge Amended. My client was charged with OVI, Speed, and Seatbelt in the Morrow County Municipal Court. The charges of Speed and Seatbelt were dismissed, and the charge of OVI was amended to a no-points, non-moving violation.

WEEK OF MARCH 12, 2007

Breath Test Refusal Dismissed. My client was charged with her third OVI, Breath Test Refusal With Prior OVI Conviction, and Marked Lanes. The charges of Breath Test Refusal With Prior Conviction and Marked Lanes were dismissed. My client pled guilty to the OVI charge and was given the minimum mandatory sentence, so she served no jail time and was not required to have yellow license plates.

WEEK OF MARCH 5, 2007

College Student’s OVI Charge Reduced. My client was charged with OVI, OMVUAC, Paraphernalia Possession, Headlight, and Registration in the Hilliard Mayor’s Court. The charge of OVI was reduced to a charge of Reckless Operation, and the other charges were all dismissed.

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26, 2007

Second OVI Charge Amended. My client was charged with a second OVI offense within six years, Breath Test Refusal With Prior OVI Conviction, Failure To Control, and Expired License Plate. The charge of OVI was stipulated to be a first offense, and all of the remaining charges were dismissed.

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19, 2007

Driving Under Suspension Dismissed. My client was charged with Driving Under Suspension, No Operator’s License and Prohibited Turn. The charges of Driving Under Suspension and Prohibited Turn were dismissed. My client pled guilty to the charge of No Operator's License and was ordered to pay a $50 fine plus court costs.

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12, 2007

Charge of Reckless Operation Reduced. My client was charged with Reckless Operation. The charge of Reckless Operation was reduced to a charge of Failure To Control. My client pled guilty to that reduced charge and was ordered to pay a fine of $75 plus court costs.

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5, 2007

Probation Terminated. Before hiring me, my client was placed on probation for an alcohol offense. She was summoned to court for violating her probation. She hired me, and we provided the judge with a legal reason why probation should be terminated. The judge held a hearing and agreed with our argument, so my client was not found to be in violation of her probation, the probation was terminated, and the case was closed.

WEEK OF JANUARY 29, 2007

Probation Violation Consequences Avoided. Before hiring me, my client pled guilty to OVI in the Hilliard Mayor’s Court. She was summoned to court due to an allegation that she violated her probation. The Court maintained her probation with no further sanctions.

WEEK OF JANUARY 22, 2007

Second OVI Offense Reduced. My client was charged with his second OVI, Breath Test Refusal With Prior OVI Conviction, Marked Lanes, and Tag Violation. The charges of Breath Test Refusal, Marked Lanes, and Tag Violation were dismissed, and the charge of OVI was reduced to a charge of Reckless Operation.

WEEK OF JANUARY 15, 2007

Charge Of High-Test OVI Dismissed. My client was charged with High-Test OVI, OVI, and Failure To Control. The charges of OVI High-Test and Failure To Control were dismissed, and my client pled guilty to the other charge of OVI, avoiding jail time and yellow license plates.

WEEK OF JANUARY 8, 2007

Robbery Charge Dismissed. My client was charged with two counts of Robbery. One count of Robbery was dismissed, and the other count of Robbery was reduced to a charge of Attempted Theft as a misdemeanor.

WEEK OF JANUARY 1, 2007

College Student’s OVI Reduced. My client was charged with two counts of OVI and one count of Marked Lanes in the Franklin County Municipal Court. The charge of Marked Lanes was dismissed, one charge of Operating Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated - OVI - was dismissed, and the other charge of OVI was reduced to a charge of Reckless Operation.