Sep 19

Underage Consumption, OVI, Super OVI, and Failure to Yield Case

August 2016

Violation and Citation:

Client blew thru a stop sign and went into a residential driveway and crashed into a car sitting in the driveway at about 50mph. Defendant had glassy bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol. Client admitted to drinking. Client failed the sobriety tests. Client blew a .182 breath test. Client was cited with Underage Consumption, OVI, Super OVI (tested above .17), and Failure to Yield. Client was 18 years old. This was client’s third accident in 3 years.

Result:

After some “damage control” and negotiations with the State, client pled to OVI, with the 3-day alcohol school, 40 hours of community service, $650 fine, 6-month license suspension, 6 points assessed, and no fine for Underage Consumption amended to Disorderly Conduct.

Sep 12

Client vs Dog Warden Case

September 2016

Situation:

Client lost his dog, which was picked up by the dog warden. The law required he claim the dog within 3 days of being picked up by dog warden. Client discovered the dog warden had the dog, on the 4th day. Client contacted the dog warden immediately. Client was told he was too late, and the dog was adopted out already.

Client filed suit against dog warden and others (client represented himself). Long legal story short, client found himself in a losing battle and needing to file his case in the Ohio Supreme Court. Client came to me for assistance. After assessing the utter craziness that this case was, I suggested we just negotiate to get the dog back before the case had to be filed in the Ohio Supreme Court.

Result:

Client paid a small amount to cover the legal expenses of one of the parties he sued, and client’s dog was returned.

Sep 05

Speeding in a 55 Case

October 2016

Violation and Citation:

Client was cited for Speeding, going 70mph in a 55mph zone.

Result:

Negotiations with the prosecutor resulted in a conviction for No License Plate Light. $150 fine plus court costs, 0 points assessed.

Visit the Wilson Law website for more information about Wilson Law or our attorneys or call us at (419) 394-2323 for more specific questions. For after-hour calls, Wilson Law also has a 24-hour answering service set up.

Aug 29

OVI at Rest Area Case

August 2016

Violation and Citation:

Client pulled over into an interstate rest area to “rest”. Highway Patrol responded to the rest area because other drivers had reported client as a drunk driver. When officers arrived, client was slumped over the center counsel and passed out. When the officers woke client he “reacted with shock and a look of worry”. When client rolled down the window, the officers noticed an open and half empty bottle of whiskey on the passenger seat. The officers smelled alcohol on the defendant. Client stated that he had not drank while driving, but drank the night before. During the sobriety tests, client stopped the test and indicated that he was too impaired to continue, and that is why he stopped in the rest area. Client refused the breath test. Client was cited with OVI.

Result:

Protracted negotiation and arguments over whether client had drank some whiskey after stopping at the rest area, and whether the results of the failed sobriety tests were a result of whiskey consumption after client stopped driving or not.

Client had taken the 3-day school during the negotiation period. Negotiations resulted in client being convicted of Physical Control, $750 fine, the refusal suspension (ALS) was terminated, no reinstatement fees, and no suspension imposed. 0 points assessed.

 

Aug 22

Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest Case

October 2016

Disorderly Conduct and Resisting ArrestViolation and Citation:

Client was tased with a taser when he failed to stand down during a brawl at a public event. Several officers tased client and ultimately subdued client. Client was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest.

Result:

Negotiations with the State resulted in a conviction for Obstructing Official Business, with a fine of $100.

For more information about Wilson Law in St. Marys, OH or our attorneys, please visit the Wilson Law website or call us at (419) 394-2323 for more specific questions. Wilson Law also has a 24-hour answering service for after-hour calls.

 

Aug 15

OVI and Super OVI Case

October 2016

Violation and Citation:

Client was stopped for driving over the white edge line. Client admitted to drinking during a Buckeyes game at a local restaurant after officer remarked on the client’s eyes. Client failed most of the sobriety tests and said couldn’t perform them if he was sober. Client was taken for breath test and tested .187. Client was cited for OVI and Super OVI.

Result:

Prior to his court date, I had client complete the 3-day alcohol school. Negotiations with the State resulted in a conviction for Physical Control, $1,500 fine, 0 points assessed, no license suspensions and no reinstatement fees.

 

Aug 08

Failure to Reinstate and Fictitious Plates Case

October 2016

Violation and Citation:

Client was stopped because a gas station attendant called him in for drinking beer while stopped to fill up with gas. Officer pulled client over and ran him through Field sobriety tests, which client passed. However, client was cited for Driving under a Noncompliance Suspension, Failure to Reinstate and Fictitious Plates.

Result:

State was approached with filing motion to have case thrown out because the officer did not have valid reason to stop client. Negotiations with the State resulted in a conviction for No Operators License with a $50 fine and 0 points assessed.

 

Aug 02

OVI, Reasonable Control and Leaving the Scene Case

October 2016

Violation and Citation:

Client allegedly hit a city utility pole bringing down power lines and then driving off. Officers determined that client was the perpetrator from eyewitness accounts and parts and fluid trail that lead to client’s house. Defendant was found to be unsteady on his feet, however, client had a beer in his hand when the officers arrived, and stated that he had several other beers at home prior to the police showing up at client’s house. Client refused all sobriety tests and refused the breath test. Client was cited for OVI, Reasonable Control and Leaving the Scene.

Result:

I had client attend the 3-day school prior to going in front of the judge. Negotiations with the State resulted in a conviction for Physical Control, $250 fine, 0 points assessed, no license suspensions and no reinstatement fees.

 

Mar 30

Underage Consumption Case

August 2016

empty beer in the yardViolation and Citation:

Client admitted to drinking beer at an underage party. Client was charged with Underage Consumption, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Result:

Negotiations resulted in charges being reduced to Disorderly Conduct (noise violation) a minor misdemeanor. $75 fine.

Mar 27

Shoplifting Case

August 2016

handcuffsViolation and Citation:

Client was held outside of a local store for allegedly shoplifting. The police were called. During the interaction, the officer turned the item over to the manager. The manager took the item back into the store to “check something out” about the item. All the interaction was caught on the officer’s dash cam, except when the manager went back into the store.

Result:

The police created a chain of custody issue when the manager was given the item, and went back into the store, out of sight of the officers. Case dismissed.

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