Nov 07

Speeding Case

July 2016

Violation and Citation:

Client was stopped for going 68mph in a 55mph zone and cited with speeding.

Result:

Negotiations with the State resulted in a conviction for “No Windshield”, a non-moving violation. $100 fine.

Oct 31

OVI and Lanes of Travel

July 2016

Violation and Citation:

beer topClient was stopped for going left of center as he was pulling out of a parking lot. Client smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot glassy eyes. Client denied drinking and refused all sobriety tests. Client refused the breath test also. Client was arrested and cited with OVI and Lanes of Travel. Client had 2 prior convictions in 2007, and 1 prior conviction in 2007, for OVI. This was Client’s 2nd OVI in 6 years and faced a minimum of 10 days in jail and a 1 year license suspension.

Result:

I had client immediately attend a 3-day alcohol school. Negotiations with the state resulted in a conviction for Physical Control, credit for the 3-day school, $1,000 fine, no license suspension imposed, no reinstatement fees, and 0 points assessed.

Oct 24

OVI and Marked Lanes Case

July 2016

Violation and Citation:

ovi and marked lanesClient was stopped for noticeably weaving several times, then going over the white edge line. At the time, the was another vehicle between the officer and client. The officer immediately smelled an odor of alcohol. Client did fairly well on sobriety tests, but officer stated that client failed them. Client tested .088 on the breath test. Client had a Commercial Drivers License (CDL). Client was cited with OVI and Marked Lanes.

Result:

Negotiations with the State resulted in a conviction for Failure to Maintain Reasonable Control, with a $650 fine, no alcohol school, no license suspensions, and 2 points assessed. Client’s CDL was saved.

Oct 17

OVI and No Turn Signal Case

July 2016

Violation and Citation:

Client was stopped for not using a turn signal. The officer could smell a strong odor of alcohol and client had glassy and bloodshot eyes. Client did pretty crappy on the sobriety tests. In fact, client began crying. After a pat down to put client in the cruiser, the officer found what was presumed to be marijuana in client’s “handbag”. Client refused the breath test. Client was cited for OVI and No Turn Signal. Client had prior conviction outside of 6 years. The “leafy substance” was sent off to the lab to be tested.

Result:

Review of the video showed that client was actually driving very well, and used a turn signal, although maybe not “within 100 feet of making turn”. Motion to have the case thrown out was filed. Prior to going into the courtroom, state offered a Physical Control. Penalty was the 3-day school, $1,000 fine, with $600 suspended, suspended jail, 0 points, 1-year refusal license suspension stayed in effect. Client could get driving privileges if tested negative for pot, which client did at court that day. Marijuana charges were not pursued by the State.

Oct 10

Domestic Violence Case

October 2016

Violation and Citation:

Client was involved in a physical alteration with a family member at home. Family member called police and client got charged with Domestic Violence, facing up to 6 months in jail, $1,000 fine, loss of firearms, and therefor, no hunting.

Result:

Negotiations with the State were protracted. Client had a viable self-defense argument. Client obtained an anger management assessment which indicated that client had no issues. Original charge was amended to Minor Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct with a total maximum penalty of $150. Client was given a $50 fine.

Oct 03

OVI and No Turn Signal Case

July 2016

Violation and Citation:

Client was stopped for slightly driving off the right side of the roadway and later not using a turn signal. Client passed the counting and alphabet tests. Client failed the other sobriety tests. Client blew .158 on the breath machine. Client was cited with OVI and No Turn Signal.

Result:

While negotiations were ongoing, client attended the 3-day school. Negotiations resulted in a conviction for Physical Control, with credit for the 3-day school, $1,000 fine, 0 points assessed, And no license suspension or reinstatement fees.

Sep 26

OVI and Super OVI Case

October 2016

Violation and Citation:

Client was followed by officer for driving on the fog line, then crossing the fog line. Client pulled into a private driveway and stopped. Given the time of the night, the officer returned to the residence to see if the car was registered to that address. When the officer flashed high spotlight, client was pressed up to the side of the house, as if they were hiding. The officer turned on his overhead lights and began to investigate this “suspicious” person.

The officer detected a moderate odor of alcohol on client. The officer administered the Field Sobriety Tests, all of which client failed. Client admitted to drinking 6 beers and refused to take a portable breath test. Client refused the breath test back at the station. Client was cited for OVI and Super OVI. Client had a prior OVI arrest 2.5 years earlier with a refusal. Client faced a minimum of 3 days in jail and the 3-day alcohol school.

Result:

Client had an alcohol assessment and completed counseling. Negotiations with the State resulted in a conviction for Physical Control with 1 day served in jail, 14 days in jail suspended, $1,500 fine, 0 points assessed, no license suspensions and no reinstatement fees.

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.

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