Columbus, Ohio Criminal Defense, DUI / OVI, and Traffic Attorney

2009

The chart below outlines some successes from 2009. No attorney can win every case, so individual results vary due to many factors. These cases should not be taken as a guarantee of what I could do for you, but only as evidence of my successful resolution of some very difficult matters for clients. I work hard for each of my clients and I believe my record of success speaks for itself.

December 2009: CDL driver charged with Reckless Operation of his semi. Successfully argued that amendment to failure to control was proper avoiding serious traffic violation.

December 2009: Driving Under Suspension and Registration Violation. Case dismissed for payment of court costs.

December 2009: Speed 85 in a 65 mph zone. Case dismissed for safety course and payment of court costs.

December 2009: Domestic violence case set for trial. Case dismissed.

December 2009: Client charged with 2nd OVI in 12 months along with driving under an OVI suspension. Facing mandatory 20 days in jail in addition to other penalties. Successfully negotiated to a stipulated 1st offense and dismissal of the driving under OVI suspension charge. 3 day jail term with minimum fine, no DIP, and 1 year probation.

November 2009: Client faced two counts of felony Arson for allegations involving setting fire to two homes. Case dismissed.

November 2009: Client charged with carrying a concealed weapon and No-Ops. Weapons charge dismissed for plea to traffic violation.

November 2009: Domestic violence and assault charges successfully negotiated to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct.

November 2009: Juvenile client charged with assault and unlawful restraint. Successfully negotiated to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct. Rule 29 dismissal by the court.

November 2009: Speeding 71 in a 55 mph zone. Case dismissed for payment of court costs and driver safety program.

November 2009: Speeding 75 in a 65 mph zone. Case dismissed. No fine or costs.

November 2009: Reckless operation successfully reduced to a failure to control with $40 fine plus costs. License suspension avoided.

October 2009: Aggravated possession of drugs case dismissed and expunged after obtaining successful entry and completion of diversion program for client.

October 2009: Client charged with fleeing, reckless operation, and speeding 99 in a 65. Facing mandatory 3 year license suspension with no limited driving privileges. Negotiated to a single minor misdemeanor reckless operation with $100 fine plus costs. No probation or driver’s license suspension.

October 2009: CDL holder with speeding ticket of 68 in a 55 mph zone. Case dismissed for payment of court costs and driver safety program.

October 2009: Failure to comply with order or signal of police officer, which carries mandatory 3 year license suspension, successfully negotiated to a 2 point reckless operation with fines only. No suspension or probation.

September 2009: Client charged with felony Mishandling of Firearm in Motor Vehicle. Successful in getting reduced to misdemeanor violation with all jail time suspended for payment of court costs. No fine or probation.

September 2009: Driving Under Suspension and Traffic Control Device violations dismissed for payment of $57 in court costs.

September 2009: School zone speeding ticket dismissed for client’s agreement to pay court costs.

September 2009: Construction zone speeding ticket reduced to zero point violation without double fine.

September 2009: Passing on shoulder case dismissed.

August 2009: Obtained reduction of OVI, Reckless Operation, and Stop Sign ticket to single count of reckless operation.

August 2009: Speeding 80 in a 65 mph zone. Case dismissed.

July 2009: Successful in obtaining expungement and sealing of charges of Felonious Assault and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle (UUMV) for client.

July 2009: Successful in obtaining dismissal of 0.238 per se OVI charge in exchange for plea to OVI impaired with statutory penalties, avoiding mandatory jail time.

July 2009: Speeding charges dismissed.

July 2009: OVI and speeding reduced to single count of reckless operation.

July 2009: Driving Under Suspension negotiated to No Ops with fine only.

July 2009: Truck drive ticketed for overweight, overwidth, overlength, flag violation, permit violation, and speeding 65 in a 55 and facing over $1,900 in fines. Ticket reduced to a single overweight violation with $500 fine avoiding points and moving violation.

July 2009: Driving Under FRA Suspension and No Ops. Case dismissed.

July 2009: CDL holder caught speeding. Ticket dismissed for driver safety course and payment of court costs.

June 2009: OVI, Marked Lanes, and Driving Over Curb reduced to single count of Reckless Operation with OVI penalties.

June 2009: OVI, Marked Lanes, and Driving Over Curbs reduced to single count of reckless operation.

June 2009: 3 counts of Driving Under Suspension and 1 count each of Speeding and Noops. Case dismissed for payment of court costs.

June 2009: Juvenile client charged with Assault. Reduced to admission of disorderly conduct with community service ordered. Community service completed and case dismissed and expunged.

June 2009: Client charged with Drag Racing. Reduced to zero point 49 in a 45 speed.

June 2009: Hit/Skip reduced to ACDA.

June 2009: Client faced 3 year license suspension with no driving privileges for charges of Fleeing and Speeding. Ticket reduced to reckless operation with fine plus costs. No license suspension.

June 2009: Speeding 49 in a 35 mph zone reduced to no point 29 in a 25.

May 2009: Trial involving accusations that client assaulted another person. Case dismissed by Court upon defendant’s motion after State rested their case.

May 2009: Client stopped 3 times in 8 days. Charged with Speeding 89 in a 65, Speeding 56 in a 35, Speeding 60+ in a 40, Failure to Signal, and Reckless Operation. Reckless Operation, 1 speed, and signal violation dismissed for guilty plea to 2 speeds resulting in a total of 2 points on client’s driving record.

May 2009: Traffic Control Device ticket dismissed for costs.

May 2009: Driving Under FRA Suspension, No Ops, Speed and Registration violation charges dismissed for payment of court costs.

April 2009: OVI and Driving without Tail Lights. Suppression motion filed. Case resolved with Reckless Operation with $200 fine only. No probation or DIP.

April 2009: Driving Under FRA Suspension and Seatbelt violation. Dismissed for costs.

April 2009: Client charged with OVI and left of center. Motion to suppress prepared. Ticket reduced to M-4 reckless operation with $150 fine plus costs, a DIP, and PNC.

April 2009: Client charged with theft for incident involving shoplifting at a local store. Case dismissed for completion of diversion and payment of court costs.

March 2009: CDL truck driver charged with 69 in a 55 mph zone. Ticket dismissed for payment of court costs and driver safety program.

March 2009: Illegal turn traffic ticket dismissed for payment of court costs.

March 2009: Client indicted on 3 counts of Taking the Identity of Another, 6 counts of Forgery, 1 count of Misuse of Credit Card, 1 count of Telecommunications Fraud, and 1 count of Receiving Stolen Property. Negotiated dismissal of 8 counts of the indictment. Prison sentence suspended and client placed on probation.

March 2009: No operator’s license, headlight violation, and tag violation traffic ticket dismissed for payment of court costs of $79.

March 2009: Client charged with No Ops after an accident. Case dismissed for court costs.

March 2009: Truck driver charged with speeding 65 in a 55. Case dismissed for payment of court costs of $95.

March 2009: CDL holder speeding 67 in a 55. Case dismissed for payment of court costs of $110.

March 2009: Truck driver charged with speeding 70 in a 55. Case dismissed for court costs.

March 2009: School Zone Speeding of 39 mph in a 20 mph zone. Case dismissed.

February 2009: Clients charged in 3 separate cases with second offense within 6 years OVI. Negotiated treating each as a first offense reducing penalties significantly.

January 2009: OVI and Wrong Way on Divided Highway. Negotiated down to single count of M-4 Reckless Operation with client paying fine, doing DIP, and 1 year non-reporting probation.

January 2009: Dog Confinement. Case dismissed.

January 2009: Assured Clear Distance Ahead (ACDA). Case dismissed.

January 2009: CDL license holder charged with speeding 69 mph in a 45 mph zone. Reduced to 49 in a 45 with zero points and total fine of $125.

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35 E. Livingston Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43215