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2008 Case Results

1-9-09:  60 DAY MANDATORY JAIL SENTENCE  AVOIDED
-- Director of Sales' 4 th Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge Stipulated as 1 st Offense; Avoids 60 Days Jail -- our client, a 42 year old director of sales, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for failing to yield. This is our client's 4 th Ohio DUI charge, with 2 prior convictions and 1 prior reduction.  He was facing a mandatory minimum 60 days jail and vehicle forfeiture. He refused to submit to the field sobriety tests, and he refused to submit to a breath test. After 2 months of representation, our client's OVI was stipulated as a first offense. He will not serve any days in jail, instead he will attend and complete a 3-day alcohol education program. He will drive with occupational privileges for one year and pay a $400 fine. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

1-8-09: 20 DAY MANDATORY JAIL SENTENCE AVOIDED -- Sales Associate's 2 nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Stipulated as 1 st Offense; High-Tiered Breath Test Dismissed (.226% Test) -- our client, a 33 year old sales associate, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after outside of marked lanes. This is the second charge of Ohio OVI for our client, with one prior conviction. Our client was facing a mandatory minimum 6 days jail. Our client was unable to perform the field sobriety tests due to his level of intoxication. His breath test result was .226%, a high-tiered test, which carries mandatory jail and yellow plates. After 4 months of representation, our client's high-test was dismissed, and his Ohio OVI was stipulated as a first offense. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program in lieu of any jail time, drive with occupational driving privileges for 9 months, and pay a $450 fine. He will be on probation for 2 years. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

1-7-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI REDUCED --  Capital University Student-Athlete Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation (.100% Breath Test) -- our client, a 21 year old Capital University student-athlete, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for making an illegal U-turn. Our client was concerned about applying to graduate school and future employment opportunities if she suffered an Ohio OVI conviction. She performed average on the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .100%. After 4 months of representation, the State had issues substantiating our client's breath test and to avoid taking the case to trial they entered into plea negotiations with Attorney Steve Fox. Our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, drive with restricted privileges for 90 days, and be on non-reporting probation for 1 year. She will pay a $200 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

1-6-09: HIGH TEST (.270% BREATH) DUI DISMISSED --  Investor Relations Executive's High-Breath Test Dismissed; Avoids Jail + Yellow Plates (.270%) -- our client, a 51 year old investor relations executive, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving left of center. Our client performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. His breath test was .270%, a high-tiered test, which carries and mandatory minimum 6 days in jail and restricted yellow license plates. The Prosecution had significant issues substantiating our client's breath test, and after 2 months of representation, his high-tiered breath test was dismissed. He will not serve any days in jail, instead he will attend a 3-day alcohol education program. He will drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 6 months and be on probation for 1 year. He will pay a $425 fine. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

1-6-09:  OHIO FELONY DUI AVOIDED -- Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Client Avoids Felony Indictment and Mandatory 60 days Prison -- our client, a 37 year old restaurant general manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for several marked lane violations. This is the 5 th charge of Ohio OVI for our client, with 4 prior convictions. Our client was facing a possible felony indictment and conviction, which would carry a mandatory minimum 60 days in prison, vehicle forfeiture, and a minimum license suspension of 3 years. Our client's employment and custody of his daughter were both in jeopardy if he suffered these penalties on a 5 th Ohio OVI conviction. After allegedly failing the standard field sobriety tests, our client refused to submit to a breath test. After 2 months of representation Attorneys Brad Koffel and Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the State, and our client's Ohio OVI was stipulated as a first offense misdemeanor. He will not serve any days in prison. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, drive with occupational driving privileges for 6 months, and pay a $400 fine. He will be on non-reporting probation for 2 years. (Represented by Attorneys Brad Koffel and Steve Fox.)

1-6-09:  MANDATORY 30 DAYS IN JAIL AVOIDED
-- 3 rd Offense Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Avoids 30 days Mandatory Minimum Jail Sentence (.168% Blood Test) -- our client, a 35 year old field supervisor, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. This is the 3 rd charge of Ohio OVI for our client, with 2 prior convictions. Our client was facing a mandatory minimum of 60 days jail and a very lengthy license suspension with restricted yellow license plates required. Our client performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. After our client refused to submit to a breath test, a search warrant was initiated, and he had to give a blood sample. His blood test result was .168%. After 5 months of representation, the Prosecution had several evidentiary issues and our client's OVI was stipulated as a first offense. This stipulation will ensure that our client will not serve the mandatory minimum 60 days consecutive jail days. Instead he will serve 2 weekends in jail, so he can maintain his employment. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for 2 years. He will drive with an interlock installation device in lieu of being required to drive with restricted yellow plates. He will be on probation for 2 years and will pay a $375 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

1-5-09: OHIO DUI BREATH TEST CASE REDUCED -- Danville Resident Pleas Reckless Op with .136% Breath Test -- our client, a 23 year old Danville resident, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving left of center. Our client performed well on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .136%, nearly twice the legal limit. After 2 months of representation the State entered into plea negotiations with Attorney Tod Brininger to avoid taking the case to trial. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, drive with broad occupational driving privileges for one year, and pay a $250 fine. He will be on probation for one year. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

12-23-08: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI DROPPED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION -- 4 th Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Pleas Non-Moving, Non-OVI Offense; NO Jail -- our client, a 49 year old self-employed business owner, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for failing to signal. This is the 4 th charge of Ohio OVI for our client, with 2 prior convictions. If our client suffered a 3 rd Ohio OVI conviction he would be facing a mandatory minimum 60 days in jail and possible loss of his business. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After only one month of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points, non-OVI violation. He will not serve any days in jail. He will attend a 3 day alcohol education program, perform 20 hours of community service, and pay a $500 fine. He will be on probation for 2 years and drive with occupational driving privileges for 2 years. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

12-18-08: Project Manager Pleas Non-Moving Violation on 2nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge -- our client, a 33 year old construction project manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after striking a mailbox. This is the second charge of Ohio OVI for our client, with one prior conviction. Our client refused to submit to the standard field sobriety tests as well as a breath test. After 3 months of representation, Attorney Tod Brininger entered into plea negotiations with the Prosecution. Our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, drive with occupational driving privileges for one year, and pay a $1,000 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

12-17-08: Sales Manager Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI to Keep Job -- our client, a 40 year old sales manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding and driving outside of marked lanes. Our client would be terminated from his current job if he suffered an Ohio OVI conviction.  He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests, and he refused to submit to a breath test. After 4 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 8 months, pay a $300 fine, and attend a 3-day alcohol education program. He will not be required to be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

12-17-08: Columbus Attorney Pleas Reckless Operation -- our client, a 44 year old attorney, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client was concerned about the implications an Ohio OVI conviction would have on his employment due to strict HR policies. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client refused to submit to a breath test. After 6 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the Prosecution and our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. His mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated for a 6-month license suspension with broad occupational driving privileges. He will complete an alcohol assessment in lieu of completing a 3-day alcohol education program, and he will pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

12-17-08: CPA Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation (.131% PBT) -- our client, a 25 year old CPA, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after weaving outside of her lane and failing to signal. Our client was concerned about the negative impacts an Ohio OVI conviction would have on her employment status and CPA license. She performed average on the standard field sobriety tests. She submitted to a portable breath test at the scene with a .131% test result. She refused to submit to a breath test at the station. After 6 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She will drive with broad driving privileges for 6 months, pay a $300 fine, and complete 40 hours of community service at a location of her choice. She will complete an alcohol assessment in lieu of attending a 3-day alcohol education program. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

12-17-08: New Jersey Resident Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI (.094% Test) -- our client, a 55 year old New Jersey resident, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside of marked lanes. Our client's job was in jeopardy if he suffered an OVI conviction. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .094%. After 3 months of representation, Attorney Tod Brininger entered into plea negotiations with the State to work out a favorable resolution. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will complete an alcohol assessment in lieu of attending a 3-day alcohol education program. His mandatory license suspension was terminated, and he now drives unrestricted. He will be on probation for 5 years and pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

12-16-08: HIGH BREATH TEST DUI DISMISSED -- Political Consultant Pleas Reckless Operation, Fine Only (.193% Test) -- our client, a 25 year old political consultant, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for failing to stop at a stop sign. At the time of the stop, our client had employment opportunities with a firm in Washington D.C. and an Ohio OVI conviction would void these offers. Our client performed average on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .193%, a high-tiered test that carries a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 3 days as well as restricted yellow license plates. After 6 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox was able to get our client's high-tiered breath test dismissed. Two months later, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. His mandatory license suspension was terminated. He will pay a $400 fine. He will not be on probation, and he will not be required to attend a 3-day alcohol education program. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

12-16-08: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI 2D OFFENSE PENALTIES AVOIDED -- IT Technician Avoids Mandatory Min. 20dys Jail on 2 nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge -- our client, a 29 year old IT technician, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. This was the second charge of Ohio OVI for our client, with a previous conviction in 2005. Our client was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days jail. He performed well on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 4 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecution and our client's Ohio OVI was stipulated as a first offense. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $400 fine, and drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 6 months. He will not serve any days in jail, and he will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

12-15-08: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI DROPPED TO RECKLESS -- Registered Nurse Pleas Reckless Operation -- our client, 34 year old registered nurse, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after failing to stop at a red light. At the time of the stop, our client was studying to become a nurse practitioner and was concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would hinder her future employment opportunities. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client refused to submit to a breath test. After 7 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation. She will drive with broad occupational driving privileges for one year, attend a 3-day alcohol education program, and be on non-reporting probation for one year. She will pay a $200 fine.  (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

12-15-08: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI DROPPED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION -- Business Development Associate Pleas Non-Moving Violation to Keep Job -- our client, a 33 year old sales and business development associate, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside of marked lanes. Our client's job was in jeopardy if he suffered an Ohio OVI conviction due to the driving requirements of the job. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .105%. After 3 months of representation, the State had significant witness issues and offered our client a favorable plea resolution. He pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 6 months and pay a $200 fine. He will complete an alcohol assessment in lieu of attending a 3-day alcohol education program. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

12-11-08: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI DROPPED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION -- 19 yo OSU Pre-Med Student Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction -- our client, a 19 year old pre-med Ohio State University student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after striking a light post. Our client was concerned about suffering an Ohio OVI conviction at such a young age due to his aspirations of attending medical school. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client submitted to a breath test. His breath test result was .118%. After holding a motion hearing to assess the validity of our client's breath test and after several lengthy mitigation discussions, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor. After 5 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will avoid the Ohio OVI conviction. Our client will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $500 fine, and be on probation until his 21 st birthday. He will complete 80 hours of community service at a location of his choice. He now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

12-11-08: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI AMENDED TO RECKLESS OP -- Sales Engineer Pleas Reckless Operation -- our client, a 30 year old sales engineer, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after failing to stop at a stop sign. Our client refused to submit to both the standard field sobriety tests as well as a breath test. After 4 months of representation, the State offered our client a favorable plea resolution to avoid taking the case to trial. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will drive with very broad driving privileges for one year, pay a $300 fine, and be on non-reporting probation. He will complete an alcohol assessment in lieu of attending a 3-day alcohol education program. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

12-10-08:  OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI DROPPED TO RECKLESS -- Registered Nurse Pleas Minor Misdemeanor Reckless Op, Fine Only -- our client, a 55 year old registered nurse, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after driving left of center. In accordance with our client's employer's HR policy, he would be terminated from his job if he suffered an Ohio OVI conviction. He refused to submit to the field sobriety tests. He also refused to submit to a breath test. After 3 months of representation, our client pled to a minor misdemeanor reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. His mandatory license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated. He will pay a $150 fine. He will not be on probation, and he will not be mandated to attend a 3-day alcohol education program. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

12-9-08: OHIO DUI / OHIO DROPPED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION
-- Server Avoids 2 nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction, Pleas Non-Moving Violation -- our client, a 25 year old server, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding and driving recklessly. This was the second charge of Ohio OVI for our client with a prior conviction in 2007. At the time of the stop, our client was still on probation for his first Ohio OVI conviction. He was facing 59 days jail from his probation violation case, as well as an additional mandatory minimum 20 days jail on the new case. Our client refused to submit to the field sobriety tests; he also refused to submit to a breath test. After 5 months of representation, our client's 2 nd Ohio OVI charge was amended to a non-moving, no points violation. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, be on probation for 3 years, and pay a $250 fine. He will drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 2 years. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

12-9-08: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI DROPPED TO RECKLESS -- Director of Technology Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI; License Suspension Terminated -- our client, a 43 year old director of technology, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after striking a roadway barricade. Our client performed average on the standard field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 5 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the State, and our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. His mandatory license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated, and he now drives unrestricted. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $150 fine. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

12-8-08:  OHIO DUI REDUCED -- Paralegal Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction
-- our client, a 34 year old paralegal, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. This is the second charge of Ohio OVI for our client, with a prior reduction in 2004. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client refused to submit to a breath test. After 4 months of representation our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. Her mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated for a 6 month license suspension with broad occupational driving privileges. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $250 fine. She will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

12-8-08:OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI REDUCED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION-- Financial Advisor Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation -- our client, a financial advisor, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for failing to stop at a stop sign. Our client performed well on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 6 months of representation, the State entered into plea discussions with Attorney Steve Fox after significant evidentiary issues arose. Our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, be on probation for one year, and he will pay a $350 fine. His mandatory one year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated for a 6-month suspension with broad occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

12-5-08: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI REDUCED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION --Sales Rep Pleas Reckless Operation -- our client, a 25 year old sales representative, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding and driving outside of marked lanes. Our client's career was in jeopardy if he was convicted of the Ohio OVI as driving is a significant part of his job requirements. Our client refused to submit to the field sobriety tests; he also refused to submit to a breath test. After 4 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the Prosecution. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, be on probation for 3 years, and complete 10 hours of community service. He will pay a $475 fine. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

12-5-08: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI DROPPED TO RECKLESS OP -- 18 yo Hilliard Davidson Graduate Pleas Reckless Operation -- our client, an 18 year old Hilliard Davidson graduate, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after failing to stop for a red light. At the time of the stop our client was applying for college and various scholarships, which would be in jeopardy with an Ohio OVI conviction. She performed average on the field sobriety tests. She refused to submit to a breath test. After 4 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, be on probation until she is 21 years old, and pay a $400 fine. She will complete 10 hours of community service at a location of her choice. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

12-4-08: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI DROPPED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION -- Columbus Mother Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI (.081% Test) -- our client, a 35 year old mother of one, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. This was the 3 rd Ohio OVI charge for our client, with 2 prior reductions. Our client performed well on the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .081%. After 2 months of representation, she pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, drive with restricted driving privileges for 90 days, and pay a $200 fine. She will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

12-1-08:OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI DROPPED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION -- Recent OSU Grad Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation (.157% Test) -- our client, a 23 year old recent OSU graduate and research foundation coordinator, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving without headlights. Our client was concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would hinder her entrance into graduate school, as well as future employment opportunities. She performed average on the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .157%, almost twice the legal limit. After 5 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox held a motion hearing to test the validity of our client's breath test. To avoid taking the case to trial, the State entered into plea negotiations, and our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, be on probation for one year, and drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 9 months. She will pay a $200 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

12-1-08: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI REDUCED -- Automotive Journalist Pleas Reckless Op, Mandatory 1yr License Suspension Terminated -- our client, a 29 year old automotive journalist, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client's job was in jeopardy if he suffered an Ohio OVI conviction as he must test and race cars regularly. Our client performed 2 of the 3 standard field sobriety test and refused the 3 rd. He also refused to submit to a breath test. After 7 months of representation our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. His mandatory one year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated for a 5 month license suspension with broad occupational driving privileges. He will complete an alcohol assessment in lieu of attending a 3-day alcohol education course. He will pay a $325 fine. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

11-20-08: BREATH TEST OHIO DUI DROPPED -- Sales Associate Pleas Reckless Operation (.126% Test) -- our client, a 22 year old sales associate, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after striking an object in the road and getting a flat tire. Our client performed well on the field sobriety tests. He made admissions to drinking, and his breath test result was .126%. After 6 months of representation, the State could not proceed to trial as they had significant evidentiary issues. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, drive with occupational driving privileges for five months, and pay a $150 fine. He will be on non-reporting probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

11-19-08: BREATH TEST OHIO DUI DROPPED -- Independent Contractor Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation (.119% Test) -- our client, a 22 year old independent contractor and Columbus State student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. He performed well on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .119%. After 3 months of representation, the State could not substantiate our client's breath test. He pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, drive with occupational driving privileges for six months, and pay a $150 fine. He will be on non-reporting probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

11-18-08: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES REDUCED TO LESSER CHARGES -- IT Specialist Pleas Reckless Operation -- our client a 47 year old IT specialist, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI and Failure to Control after striking the car in front of her. This is the second Ohio OVI charge for our client, with a prior reduction. She performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. She refused to submit to a breath test. Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the Prosecutor, and after 6 months of representation our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $350 fine, and drive with occupational driving privileges for one year. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

11-18-08: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI AMENDED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION -- Food and Beverage Manager Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction on 2 nd Ohio OVI Charge -- our client a 32 year old food and beverage manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for making an improper turn. This is our client's second Ohio OVI charge, with a prior reduction in 2002. Our client performed average on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 5 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will pay a $200 fine and drive with broad occupational driving privileges for one year. He will not be on probation, and he will not be required to attend a 3-day alcohol education program. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

11-18-08: 3RD OFFENSE OHIO DUI DROPPED TO RECKLESS OP -- 23yo Bartender Pleas Reckless Op on 3 rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge -- our client, a 23 year old bartender, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside of marked lanes. This was the 3 rd Ohio OVI charge for our young client, with 2 prior convictions in 2004 and 2007. Our client was facing a mandatory minimum 60 days jail and possible vehicle forfeiture. Our client performed well on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 4 months of representation the State had significant evidentiary issues and could not proceed to trial. Our client pled to a minor misdemeanor reckless operation. He will not serve any days in jail. He will serve his mandatory 2-year license suspension for refusing this breath test, as well as refusing breath tests on his 2 prior convictions. He will have broad occupational driving privileges. He will pay a $100 fine. He will not be on probation, and he will not be required to attend a 3-day alcohol education program. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

11-18-08: OHIO DUI & HIT SKIP CHARGES DROPPED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION -- Business Development Manager Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation -- our client, a 32 year old business development manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after allegedly causing an accident and leaving the scene. She performed average on the field sobriety tests. She refused to submit to a breath test. After 5 months of representation, Attorney Tod Brininger finalized plea discussions with the State, and our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, drive with broad occupational driving privileges for one year, and pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

11-13-08: OHIO DUI LOWERED TO RECKLESS OP-- Operations Manager Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI -- our client, a 43 year old operations manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client refused to submit to the standard field sobriety tests. He also refused to submit to a breath test. After 6 months of representation and lengthy discussions with the Prosecutor, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will be on probation for 2 years and will pay a $475 fine. He will complete an alcohol assessment in lieu of attending a 3-day alcohol education program. He will complete 20 hours of community service at a location of his choice. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel and Attorney Tod Brininger.)

11-13-08: .HIGH TIER BREATH TEST OHIO DUI DISMISSED -- Server Pleas Reckless Op, No Probation (.245% Test) -- our client, a 22 year old server, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding in a school zone. Our client was concerned about the consequences an Ohio OVI conviction would have on future employment opportunities. He performed well on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .245% -- a high-tiered test, more than 3 times the legal limit, which carries mandatory jail and restricted yellow license plates. After 6 months of representation, the Prosecution offered our client a favorable plea resolution to avoid taking the case to trial. He pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, drive with occupational driving privileges for 6 months, and pay a $100 fine. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

11-12-08: 3RD OFFENSE OHIO DUI LOWERED TO 1ST OFFENSE -- Construction Worker Avoids Mandatory 60 Days Jail on 3 rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge -- our client, a 29 year old construction worker, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client has 2 prior Ohio OVI convictions. He was facing a mandatory minimum 60 days jail. After failing the field sobriety tests, he refused to submit to a breath test. After 4 months of representation, our client's Ohio OVI was stipulated as a first offense. In lieu of serving a mandatory 60 day jail sentence, our client will attend a 3-day alcohol education program. He will be on probation for one year, drive with broad occupational driving privileges and pay a $325 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

11-12-08: OHIO DUI 2D OFFENSE & HIT SKIP CASE AVOIDS JAIL --  Mortgage Consultant Avoids Mandatory 20 Days Jail -- our client, a 30 year old mortgage consultant, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding and rear-ending a car and leaving the scene. Our client had a previous Ohio OVI conviction, and was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days jail. He performed and failed one of the standard field sobriety test and refused the remainder. He refused to submit to a breath test. Attorney Brad Koffel entered into negotiations with the Prosecutor, and after 5 months of representation our client's Ohio OVI was stipulated as a first offense. In lieu of a mandatory jail sentence, he will attend a 3-day alcohol education program. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for one year and pay a $400 fine. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

11-12-08: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED -- Sales Associate Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction -- our client, a 22 year old sales associate and recent Ohio State University graduate, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving left of center. She performed average on the field sobriety tests. She refused to submit to a urine test. After 5 months of representation, the State offered our client a favorable plea resolution. She pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. She will complete an alcohol assessment in lieu of attending a 3-day alcohol education program. She will drive with broad occupational driving privileges for one year. She will be on non-reporting probation and will pay a $150 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

11-12-08: BREATH TEST OHIO DUI DROPPED -- Columbus State Student Pleas Reckless Operation (.108% Test) -- our client, a 20 year old college student and chef's apprentice was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving left of center. Our client performed average on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .108%. After 3 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the Prosecution, and our client entered a plea that avoided an Ohio OVI conviction. He pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $100 fine. His mandatory license suspension was terminated, and he now drives unrestricted. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

11-12-08: OHIO DUI CHARGES DISMISSED -- 17yo High School Student's Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI DISMISSED -- our client, a 17 year old high school student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI, Reckless Operation, and Drug Possession after being stopped for driving 100 mph in a 55 mph zone. Our client did not perform the standard field sobriety tests. He submitted to a urine test, which showed our client had almost 5 times the legal limit of TCH metabolite. After 4 months of representation, the State had significant evidentiary issues and our client's Ohio OVI was dismissed. He plead to reckless operation. He will pay a $100 fine and drive with occupational driving privileges for 90 days. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

11-10-08: OHIO DUI AMENDED TO RECKLESS OP -- OSU Senior Pleas Reckless Operation -- our client, a 21 year old Ohio State University senior, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client was concerned about future employment opportunities if he had to suffer an Ohio OVI conviction. He performed well on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 4 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will complete an alcohol assessment in lieu of attending a 3-day alcohol education class. He will pay a $375 fine and drive with occupational driving privileges for one year. He will be on probation for one year. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.) 

11-10-08: OHIO DUI CAR ACCIDENT AMENDED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION  -- IT Manager Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction (.315% PBT) -- our client, a 64 year old IT manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being involved in a 2-car accident. Our client's employment was in jeopardy if convicted of an Ohio OVI. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests our client submitted to a portable breath test at the scene, with a .315% result. At the police station she attempted to submit to an official breath test, but gave invalid samples on both attempts. After 4 months of representation, Attorney Tod Brininger entered into plea negotiations with the State. Our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $450 fine, and drive with occupational driving privileges for one year. She will be on non-reporting probation. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

11-7-08: OHIO DUI CASE AMENDED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION -- College Student Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation -- our client, a 21 year old student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding and driving outside of marked lanes. Our client was very concerned about the consequences of suffering an Ohio OVI at such a young age. She performed well on the field sobriety tests. She refused to submit to a breath test. After one month of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She will drive with broad occupational driving privileges for one year. She will not be required to attend a 3-day alcohol education program. She will not be on probation. She will pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

11-6-08: OHIO DUI BREATH TEST CHARGES DROPPED -- Pharmaceutical Sales Rep Avoids 2 nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction to Keep Job (.101% Test) -- our client, a 42 year old pharmaceutical sales representative, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for failing to signal. This was his 3 rd Ohio OVI charge, with one prior reduction and one prior conviction. At the time of the stop, our client was still on probation from his prior reduction in 2007. He was facing a mandatory minimum 10 days in jail on the new charge and 27 days jail for violating his probation. Our client would lose his job if he suffered an Ohio OVI conviction, due to strict company policy. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. His breath test results was .101%. After 6 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the State. Our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will avoid an Ohio DUI conviction. He will serve 2 weekends in jail. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for 9 months, and he will be on probation for 2 years. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

10-29-08:  MANDATORY 60 DAYS IN JAIL AVOIDED --  22 yo Student Avoids Mandatory 60dys Jail on 3 rd Offense Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI -- our client, a 22 year old student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding and driving outside of marked lanes. This was the 3 rd Ohio OVI charge for our client within the last 6 years. He has 2 prior convictions. Our client was facing 60 days in jail and vehicle forfeiture. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .136%. After 2 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the Prosecution. Our client's Ohio OVI was stipulated as a first offense. In lieu of the mandatory minimum 60 days jail, our client will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and serve only 3 days jail. He will pay a $600 fine, drive with occupational driving privileges for one year, and be on probation for 3 years. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

10-27-08:  OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES AMENDED -- Business Owner Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI -- our client, a 38 year old business owner, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving through a construction site. Our client performed well on the field sobriety tests and refused to submit to a breath test. He made admissions to drinking. After 4 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense.. He will pay a $250 fine. He will not be on probation. He will complete an alcohol assessment in lieu of attending a 3-day alcohol education program. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

10-23-08:  2nd  OFFENSE OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES AMENDED -- Sales Manager Pleas Reckless Op on 2 nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge -- our client, a 40 year old sales manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for making an illegal U-turn. Our client had a prior Ohio OVI conviction 16 years ago. He refused the field sobriety tests, and he refused to submit to a breath test. After 5 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He completed an alcohol assessment in lieu of attending a 3-day alcohol education program. He will pay a $200 fine and drive with broad occupational driving privileges for one year. He will be on non-reporting probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

10-22-08: COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE SAVED FROM OHIO DUI -- CDL Holder Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation to Keep Job (.158% Test) -- our client, a 36 year old field technician and CDL holder, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. This was the second charge of Ohio OVI for our client, with a prior conviction in 1996. If our client suffered an Ohio OVI conviction his CDL would be subject to disqualification, and he would lose his job. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, he submitted to a breath test. His breath test result was .158%, nearly twice the legal limit. After 3 months of representation, the Prosecution's significant evidentiary issues made proceeding to trial impossible. Our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. His mandatory license suspension was terminated. He now drives unrestricted. He will pay a $200 fine. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

10-22-08: 2ND OFFENSE HIGH BLOOD TEST OHIO DUI DROPPED TO RECKLESS -- Welder Pleas Reckless Op on 2 nd High-Test Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI -- our client, a 29 year old welder, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being involved in an injury accident. This was the second charge of Ohio OVI for our client, with a prior conviction in 2002. Our client was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days jail. He was not offered the standard field sobriety tests, as he was transported to the hospital. Our client submitted to a blood test, which came back as a high-tiered test. After 4 months of representation, the State entered into plea negotiations with Attorney Steve Fox since they did not have enough evidence to proceed to trial. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will not serve any days in jail. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $200 fine. He now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

10-21-08:  CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AVOIDS OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI -- CFO Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI - No 3- Day Alcohol Program, No Probation -- our client, a 42 year old CFO, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client's employment was in jeopardy if he suffered an Ohio OVI conviction. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 6 months of representation, the State offered our client a favorable plea resolution to avoid having to take the case to trial. He pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will pay a $375 fine and drive with occupational driving privileges for one year. He will not be required to attend a 3-day alcohol education program. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

10-20-08:  RETIRED BUSINESS OWNER AVOIDS OHIO DUI CONVICTION -- Retiree Pleas Reckless Op, Fine Only. (.126% PBT) -- our client, a 67 year old retired business owner, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving with his high beams on. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client submitted to a portable breath test, with a result of .126%. He refused to submit to breath test once at the police station. After 4 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the State. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. His mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated. He now drives unrestricted. He will pay a $200 fine. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

10-16-08: OHIO NURSING STUDENT'S OHIO DUI CHARGES AND .159% BREATH TEST DROPPED -- Nursing Student Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI (.159% Test) -- our client, a 24 year old nursing student and dental assistant, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving erratically. Our client was concerned that an Ohio OVI would prohibit her from earning her nursing degree and license. She performed average on the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .159%. After 5 months of representation, our client's case was set for trial. On the day of trial, the State could not produce crucial evidence and thus could not proceed. Our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $350 fine. She will be on non-reporting probation for 1 year. No license suspension was imposed, and she now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

10-14-08:  OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI DROPPED TO FINE ONLY RECKLESS OP
--  20 year old College Student Pleas Reckless Op - No License Suspension, No Probation -- our client, a 20 year old college student and hostess, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for weaving. She performed reasonably well on the field sobriety tests and refused to submit to a breath test. She did make admissions to drinking though. After 4 months of representation and on the day of her Jury Trial, the prosecutor offered Attorney Brad Koffel a "fine only" reckless operation charge.   She agreed to do an alcohol assessment.  The judge fined her $150 plus court costs.  Her mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated. She now drives unrestricted. She will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

10-13-08: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE AMENDED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION -- Executive Director Pleas No Points, Non-Moving Offense -- our client, a 30 year old executive director of a medical care facility, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside of marked lanes. Our client performed average on the field sobriety tests. She refused to submit to a breath test. After 5 months of representation, the State offered our client a favorable plea resolution to avoid having to take the case to trial. She pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $250 fine. She will drive with occupational driving privileges for one year. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

10-13-08:  OHIO DUI CHARGES DISMISSED PRIOR TO TRIAL - 2nd Offense Ohio OVI / Ohio Dismissed by Prosecution -- our client, a 29 year old Pickerington resident, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving recklessly and striking another car in traffic. This is the 3 rd Ohio OVI arrest for our client, with a prior conviction in 2003 and a dismissal in 2005, which we represented him on. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. He submitted to a urine test, which did not confirm any alcohol in our client's blood. After 3 months of representation, our client's Ohio OVI was dismissed. He pled to failure to control and was ordered to pay restitution. He will pay a $100 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

10-8-08: 4th Offense in 8 Years - Client Sentenced to 60 Days in Non-Jail, Residential Facility -- Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Avoids 6 Month Jail Sentence -- our client, a 33 year old elementary school teacher, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding and failing to stop at a stop sign. This is the 4 th Ohio OVI charge for our client, with prior convictions in 2000, 2002, and 2003. Our client was also charged with providing false information to an officer. The judge warned our client that anything less than 180 days in jail would be a gift. After 6 months of representation, our client pled to a stipulated 2 nd offense. He will serve 60 days in a "Community Transition Center" receiving alcohol counseling and attending AA meetings daily.  He will pay a $500 fine and be on probation for 2 years. He will not be required to forfeit his vehicle. (Represented by Attorneys Brad Koffel & Steve Fox.)

10-3-08: 3rd OHIO DUI ARREST - Client's Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Case Stipulated as 1st Offense, Avoids Mandatory 20 d. Jail Sentence -- our client, a 33 year old patient services consultant, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being involved in a head-on, injury accident. This was the 3 rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI charge for our client, with a prior conviction in 2003 and a prior reduction in 2000. Our client was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days jail. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, she attempted to submit to a breath test but could not give a valid sample. After 4 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the State. Our client's Ohio OVI was stipulated as a first offense. She will only serve 2 weekends in jail, instead of the consecutive mandatory minimum 20 days. She will drive with occupational driving privileges for 3 years, and she will be on probation for 3 years. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

10-3-08: OSU STUDENT AVOIDS OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CONVICTION -- OSU Student Pleas Reckless Operation -- our client, a 23 year old OSU student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client was very concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would disqualify him from his Pharmacy Program at OSU, as well as limit his future employment opportunities. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 5 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $200 fine, and be on non-reporting probation for less than one year. He will drive with broad occupational driving privileges for one year. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

10-2-08: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI REDUCED -- Food Scientist Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI and Mandatory License Suspension -- our client, a 46 year old food scientist, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving left of center. Our client was adamant that she needed to avoid an Ohio OVI conviction for employment reasons. She performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. She refused to submit to a breath test. After 6 months of representation and ongoing negotiations with the State, our client pled to reckless operation. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $475 fine, and be on probation for 3 years. Her mandatory one year license suspension was terminated. She now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

10-2-08:  OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI REDUCED -- Retired Autoworker Pleas Reckless Op -  No License Suspension, No Probation (.083% Blood Test) -- our client, a 69 year old retired autoworker, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after striking a guardrail and being transported to the hospital. Our client was working part-time at the time of the accident, and his employment was in jeopardy if he suffered an Ohio OVI conviction. He did not perform the field sobriety tests due to his extensive injuries. He did submit to a blood test. His blood result was .083%. After 4 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will complete an alcohol assessment and pay a $200 fine. He will not be placed on probation. No license suspension was imposed, and he now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

9-30-08:  Ohio State University Student Avoids Mandatory 20 Day Jail Term for Ohio DUI / Ohio OVI
-- 21 y.o OSU Student's High-Test Dismissed, Avoids Mandatory 20 dys Jail (.215% Test) -- our client, a 21 year old Ohio State student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for stopping past the stop bar. This is the second charge of Ohio OVI for our client, with a prior conviction in 2006. He was facing a minimum of 20 days jail. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, he submitted to a breath test. His breath test result was .215%, a very high-tiered test, which carries mandatory jail and restricted yellow license plates. After 6 months of representation, our client's high-tiered breath test was dismissed, and his Ohio OVI was stipulated as a first offense. He will not be ordered to serve any days in jail. Instead, he will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $325 fine, and be on probation for 2 years. He will drive with occupational and school driving privileges for one year. He will not be required to have yellow plates. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

9-29-08: Columbus English Teacher Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI (.101% Test) -- our client, a 60 year old teacher, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for failing to stop at a stop sign. Our client performed satisfactorily on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .101%. After 4 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $150 fine, and drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 6 months. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

9-29-08: Client On Probation Avoids 6 Month Jail Term, Gets 3 Days in Jail Instead -- Hilliard Resident's 3 rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Stipulated as 1 st Offense -- our client, a 50 year old Hilliard resident, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. This is the 3 rd Ohio OVI charge for our client, with 2 prior convictions in 2007 and 2002. She was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days jail. At the time of this charge she was still on probation, with an additional170 possible days of jail time. She performed poorly on the field sobriety tests and made admissions to drinking. She refused to submit to a breath test. Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the State, and after 6 months of representation, our client's Ohio OVI was stipulated as a 1 st offense. She will only serve 3 days jail. She will drive with occupational driving privileges for 3 years. She will be on non-reporting probation. She will pay a $325 fine. On her probation revocation case, our client will only serve 3 out of the 170 days jail. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

9-29-08: Ohio DUI / Ohio OVI Dropped to Reckless Op with No Probation  -- our client, a 29 year old server, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for making an improper turn. Our client was concerned about employment opportunities in the future should he suffer an Ohio OVI conviction. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 4 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. His mandatory one year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated for a 6 month license suspension with occupational driving privileges. He will complete a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $100 fine. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

9-29-08: Ohio State University Junior Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI - Drug Paraphernalia Charge Dismissed as Part of Plea Bargain -- our client, a 20 year old Ohio State student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI and Drug Paraphernalia after being stopped for weaving outside of marked lanes. Our client was concerned about suffering an Ohio OVI conviction at such a young age. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 5 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. His mandatory one year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated for a 6 month license suspension with occupational driving privileges. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $500 fine. He will be on non-reporting probation for one year. His drug related charge was dismissed. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

9-25-08: Marketing Administrator's Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Case DISMISSED
-- our client, a 38 year old marketing administrator, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being involved in a one car accident. Our client allegedly failed the field sobriety tests he was offered. He refused to submit to a breath test. After several court date, the State continued to have insufficient evidence and witness issues and could not proceed to trial. After 3 months of representation our client's Ohio OVI case was dismissed outright. His mandatory 1-year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

9-25-08: .117% Breath Test Ohio DUI Dropped -- Software Engineer Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI (.117% Test) -- our client, a 47 year old software engineer, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after allegedly being involved in a hit-skip accident. Our client performed average on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .117%. After 4 months of representation, the State had significant evidentiary issues and offered our client a favorable plea bargain. Our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will attend a 3-day program and pay a $300 fine. He will not be on probation, and he now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

9-23-08: Ohio DUI Dropped to Fine Only Reckless -- Business Owner Pleas to Reckless Op, Fine Only, No License Suspension -- our client, a 49 year old self-employed business owner, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for violating a traffic control device. Our client admitted to drinking and allegedly failed the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 4 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation. His mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated, and he now drives unrestricted. He will pay a $350 fine. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

9-23-08: Ohio DUI Charge Dismissed -- 19 y/o Ohio Wesleyan Student's DUI Dismissed, Pleas to Lanes Violation -- our client, a 19 year old Ohio Wesleyan student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside of marked lanes. Our client was concerned about securing future employment if he had to suffer an Ohio OVI conviction at such a young age. Our client did not perform the standard field sobriety tests due to a medical ailment. His breath test result was .06%. After 3 months of representation, our client's Ohio OVI was dismissed, due to the State's difficulty in producing necessary evidence. He pled to a marked lanes violation, with a $75 fine only. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

9-23-08: .244% Breath Test Dismissed - Jail Avoided -- 20 y/o College Student's High-Breath Test Dismissed (.244% Test) -- our client, a 20 year old Columbus State student and independent contractor, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving over a curb. Our client performed very poorly on the standard field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .244%, over 3 times the legal limit. Our client's breath test was a very high-tiered test, which carries a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow license plates. After 4 months of representation, the State dismissed our client's high breath test. In lieu of serving 6 days jail, he will attend a 3-day alcohol education program. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for 6 months and complete 80 hours of community service. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

9-23-08: 19 y/o Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge + Probation Violation -- our client, a 19 year old student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI, drug possession, and carrying a concealed weapon, after being involved in an accident and attempting to leave the scene. Our client was on probation in another county at the time of the incident and could not have any alcohol or drug convictions without facing a significant amount of jail time. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client refused to submit to a breath test. Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the Prosecutor, and after 3 months of representation our client pled to reckless operation - a non-alcohol related offense - and disorderly conduct. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $150 fine. She will be on probation until her 21 st birthday. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

9-22-08: Cabinet Maker Pleas MM Reckless Op on 3rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge -- our client, a 31 year old self-employed cabinet maker, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving left of center. This was the 3 rd Ohio OVI charge for our client, with 2 prior convictions. He was facing mandatory minimum 20 days jail. Our client performed well on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After only 2 months of representation, the State offered our client a favorable plea resolution as they had evidentiary issues. Our client pled to a minor misdemeanor reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will pay a $100 fine and drive with occupational driving privileges. He will not serve any days jail. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

9-19-08: Firefighter/EMT Avoids Mandatory 20d Jail and 2yr License Suspension on 3rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge -- our client, a 29 year old firefighter and EMT, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving on the curb. This was the third Ohio OVI charge for our client, with a prior conviction and a prior reduction. He was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days jail. He refused to submit to the standard field sobriety tests, as well as a breath test. After 5 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program. His mandatory two-year license suspension for refusing 2 breath tests within 6 years was terminated for a 6 month license suspension with occupational driving privileges. He will pay a $250 fine, and he will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

9-18-08: USMC Pilot's Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI DISMISSED, Pleas Headlight Violation (.098% Test) -- our client, a 29 year old pilot for the United States Marine Corp, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving without headlights. Our client's job would be terminated if he suffered an Ohio OVI conviction as the USMC has a zero-tolerance policy with drugs and alcohol charges. Our client performed well on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .098%. After 2 months of representation, the Prosecution dismissed our client's Ohio OVI to avoid going to trial. He pled to the headlight violation. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for 90 days. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

9-18-08: Data Analyst's Avoids 3rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction - No Jail -- our client, a 36 year old data analyst, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after her car was found blocking a private drive. This was our client's 3 rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI charge, with 2 prior Ohio OVI convictions. Her job was in jeopardy, as she was facing the possibility of significant jail time. She performed very poorly on the field sobriety tests. She refused to submit to a breath test. After 6 months of representation, the State offered our client a favorable plea bargain as they had significant issues proving the facts of the case. Our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $200 fine. She will not serve any days in jail. She will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox and Brad Koffel.)

9-18-08: Teacher Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI (.104% Test) -- our client, a 26 year old substitute teacher, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for stopping past the stop bar and failing to signal. Our client was concerned about being able to get his full-time teaching license if he were convicted of an Ohio OVI. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was. 104%. After 10 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecution. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, complete 20 hours of community service and pay a $100 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

9-18-08: Marketing Coordinator Pleas to Reckless Op (.165% Test) -- our client, a 34 year old marketing coordinator, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving without headlights. Our client was concerned that her job would be in jeopardy if she suffered an Ohio OVI conviction. She performed well on the standard field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .165%, over twice the legal limit. After 7 months of representation, the State had significant evidentiary issues and could not proceed to trial. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program. She will drive with occupational driving privileges for 6 months and pay a $150 fine. She will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

9-18-08: Medical Lab Tech Pleas Reckless Op, License Suspension Terminated -- our client, a 33 year old medical laboratory technician, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding and driving without headlights. Our client had difficulty performing the standard field sobriety tests. She refused to submit to a breath test. After only a month of representation, Attorney Tod Brininger entered into plea negotiations with the Prosecution. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and be on probation for 1 year. Her mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated. She now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

9-17-08: Behavior Support Specialist Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after Breath Test Ruled Inadmissible (.167% Test)
-- our client, a 26 year old behavior support specialist, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside of marked lanes. Our client was very concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would put his job in jeopardy. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .167%, over twice the legal limit. After 5 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox held a hearing to challenge the admissibility of our client's breath test. After the hearing, his breath test result was found inadmissible. After 6 months of representation, the State offered our client a favorable plea offer to avoid going to trial. He pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will complete a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $350 fine, and be on probation for 1 year. He now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorneys Brad Koffel & Steve Fox.)

9-16-08: Sales Manager Avoids Mandatory Jail on 3rd Ohio OVI Charge; Hit-Skip Charge Dismissed -- our client, a 49 year old regional sales manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after he was involved in a hit-skip accident. This was the 3 rd Ohio OVI charge for our client, with a prior reduction and a prior Ohio OVI conviction. He was facing at least a 3-day mandatory minimum jail sentence due to his prior convictions. Our client performed very poorly on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 4 months of representation, our client's case was resolved favorably. His Ohio OVI was stipulated as a first offense, and his hit-skip charged was dismissed. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program in lieu of any mandatory jail. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for 6 months and pay a $500 fine. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

9-15-08: Contractor Avoids Mandatory Min. 10 days Jail -- our client, a 27 year old contractor, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving over the fog line. Our client had a prior Ohio OVI conviction in 2005, and he was facing a mandatory minimum 10 days jail. After allegedly failing the field sobriety test, our client submitted to a breath test. His breath test result was .134%. After 5 months of representation, our client's Ohio OVI was stipulated as a first offense. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program in lieu of the mandatory minimum 10 days jail. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for 6 months, pay a $325 fine, and be on probation for 1 year. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

9-15-08: Hilliard Resident Pleas to Non-Moving Violation on 3rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge -- our client, a 41 year old Hilliard resident, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for failing to signal. This was the 3 rd charge of Ohio OVI for our client, with 2 prior convictions. Our client refused to submit to the field sobriety tests, as well as a breath test. Our client was facing 90-180 days in jail on a 3 rd Ohio OVI conviction. After 9 months of representation, the State offered our client a favorable plea offer to avoid taking the case to trial. He pled to a non-moving, no point violation, with no jail time. He will pay a $500 fine. He will not be on probation, and he now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

9-11-08: Chiropractor and National Guard Member Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI (.357% Urine Test) -- our client, a 32 year old chiropractor and member of the National Guard, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after driving outside of marked lanes. Our client had significant concerns about what an Ohio OVI conviction would do to his membership with the chiropractic board and the military. Our client was unable to complete the standard field sobriety tests. He submitted to a urine test, which came back at .357%. After 5 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecution. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and will be on probation for 1 year. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for 6 months and pay a $200 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

9-10-08: Customer Service Rep Pleas Reckless Op -- No Probation, No License Suspension -- our client, a 28 year old customer service rep, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for a marked lanes violation. Our client was concerned that if she suffered an Ohio OVI conviction she would be terminated from her job. She performed well on the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .108%. After 5 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $300 fine. She will not be on probation. She now drives unrestricted. (Represented by  Attorneys Brad Koffel Steve Fox.)

9-9-08: Dublin Resident Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction on 3rd Ohio OVI Charge-- our client, a 26 year old Dublin resident, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client had a prior charge of Ohio OVI in 2007, which was reduced to a non-moving violation. He also had an OVUAC conviction as a minor. While this case was pending, our client was involved in a hit-skip accident. Due to the current allegations and prior alcohol-related convictions, our client was facing significant jail time. After allegedly failing the standard field sobriety tests, he refused to submit to a breath test. After 5 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecution. Our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will avoid the Ohio DUI conviction. He will serve 3 weekends in jail, pay a $500 fine, and drive with occupational driving privileges for 1 year. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

9-8-08: OSU Student Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI -- our client, a 28 year old Ohio State student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client had just moved to the United States from Korea and was concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction might jeopardize his status in the US. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .157%, almost twice the legal limit. After 6 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox held a hearing to challenge the facts of the case. Before the hearing was finished, the State offered our client a plea bargain. He pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $250 fine, and be on probation for one year. (Represented by Attorneys Brad Koffel & Steve Fox.)

9-8-08: Waiter Pleas to Non-Moving Violation -- No Jail, No Yellow Plates on 5 th Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge -- our client, a 34 year old waiter, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. This is the 5 th charge of Ohio OVI for our client, with 4 prior convictions. Our client was facing 180 days in jail and a very lengthy license suspension with the requirements of yellow plates and ignition interlock. Our client performed well on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 6 months of representation, the State had significant evidentiary issues and entered into plea negotiations with Attorney Brad Koffel to avoid having to take the case to trial. Our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will not be required to serve any days in jail. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for 2 years. He will be on probation for 3 years and will pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

9-4-08: Restaurant Manager Avoids 3rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI, Pleas Reckless Op
-- our client, a 49 year old restaurant manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside of marked lanes. Our client had 2 prior Ohio OVI convictions, increasing his penalties for this new charge. He did not perform the field sobriety tests due to an ankle injury. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 2 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the State. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for 1 year and be on probation for 3 years. He will pay a $150 fine. (Represented by Attorneys Brad Koffel & Attorney Steve Fox.)

9-3-08: Dublin Mom Avoids 20 Mandatory Min. Days Jail -- our client, a 40 year old mother and manicurist, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving erratically. This was the second charge of Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI for our client, with a prior conviction in 1998. Our client did not perform the standard field sobriety tests due to unsteady balance and level of intoxication. She refused to submit to a breath test. Since this was her second refusal of a breath test, our client was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days jail. After 3 months of representation, our client pled to an amended charge of Ohio OVI, stipulated as a 1 st offense. She will not serve any of the 20 mandatory minimum days. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, drive with occupational driving privileges for 6 months, and pay a $300 fine. She will be on probation for 2 years. (Represented by Attorneys Brad Koffel & Steve Fox.)

8-26-08: Sales Rep Pleas to Reckless Op, Mandatory 2 yr. License Suspension Terminated
-- our client, a 25 year old sales rep, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside of marked lanes. This is the second charge of Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI for our client, with a prior reduction in 2002. Our client's continued employment was contingent on avoiding an Ohio OVI conviction. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 6 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. His mandatory 2 year license suspension for refusing 2 breath tests within the last 6 years was terminated for a 90-day suspension with broad occupational driving privileges. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

8-25-08: Escort Driver Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation on 2nd Ohio OVI Charge -- our client, a 43 year old escort driver and bartender, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after driving recklessly. This is the second charge of Ohio OVI for our client, with a prior conviction in 1991. He was facing significant jail time due to his prior conviction. Our client was certain he would lose his job if he suffered an Ohio OVI conviction or Reckless Op conviction. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit a breath test. After 3 months of representation, the State offered our client a favorable plea resolution to avoid going to trial. Our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will avoid the DUI conviction. He will only serve 2 weekends jail. He will drive with occupational driving privileges and be on probation for 1 year. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

8-25-08: Attorney Pleas Reckless Op, Mandatory 1 yr. License Suspension Terminated -- our client, a 52 year old attorney, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after driving into a ditch. After allegedly failing the standard field sobriety tests, our client refused to submit to a breath test. Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the State, and after 4 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. His mandatory one year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated for a 30 day suspension with occupational privileges. He will pay a $200 fine. He will not be required to attend a 3-day alcohol education program; he will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

8-25-08: Independent Contractor Avoids 2nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge, Pleas Reckless Op -- our client, a 31 year old independent software contractor, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for allegedly running a red light. This is the second Ohio OVI charge for our client, with a reduction to a non-DUI offense in 2005. Our client was very concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would jeopardize future work opportunities. Our client performed well on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 4 months of representation, our client pled to a minor misdemeanor reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. His mandatory one year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated for a 6 month suspension with broad occupational driving privileges. He will pay a $75 fine. He will not be required to attend a 3-day alcohol education program; he will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

8-19-08: Headwear Designer Pleas to Reckless Operation, .156% Breath Test Dismissed -- our client, a 25 year old designer, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving left of center. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client submitted to a breath test -- .156%, almost twice the legal limit. After 7 months of representation, our client's breath test was dismissed. After 9 months of representation, the State offered our client a favorable plea resolution to avoid going to trial. He pled to reckless operation. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $150 fine. He will be on probation for 1 year. He now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

8-18-08: Customer Service Rep Pleas to Minor Misdemeanor Reckless Op -- our client, a 39 year old customer care representative, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client was concerned that his job would be in jeopardy if he was convicted of an Ohio OVI. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 5 months of representation, our client pled to a minor misdemeanor reckless operation. He will drive with broad occupational driving privileges for one year. He will pay a $150 fine. He will not be required to attend a 3-day alcohol education program. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

8-14-08: Capital University Nursing Student Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction to Stay in Program -- our client, a 21 year old nursing student at Capital University, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside of marked lanes and with no headlights. Our client was very concerned about getting kicked out of nursing school if she suffered an Ohio OVI conviction. She was not offered the field sobriety tests due to snowy weather conditions. Her breath test result was .097%. After 6 months of representation, the State offered our client a favorable plea resolution to avoid going to trial. She pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. She will complete an alcohol assessment in lieu of attending a 3-day alcohol education program. She will be on probation for 1 year and pay a $100 fine. She now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

8-14-08: Operations Manager Pleas to Non-Moving, No Points Violation -- our client, a 24 year old operations manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after falling asleep in a drive thru line. Our client had a prior Ohio OVI charge reduced to reckless operation in 2004. Our client was concerned about future employment if he suffered an Ohio OVI charge. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 4 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $200 fine. His mandatory 1 year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated. No additional license suspension was imposed; he now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

8-12-08: Engineering Aid Pleas to Non-Moving Violation, Prior Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI 2 Months Prior -- our client, a 52 year old engineering aid, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving without a front license plate and driving under an Ohio OVI suspension. Our client had a prior Ohio OVI conviction 2 months prior to picking up this new Ohio OVI charge. Our client was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days jail and yellow plates. Our client failed the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 6 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for 1 year. He will be on probation for 1 year and pay a $250 fine. He will only serve 3 of the mandatory minimum 20 days jail. His driving under suspension charge, which carries an additional mandatory 3 days jail and restricted yellow plates, was amended to driving without a valid license - only a $100 fine. (Represented by Attorneys Steve Fox and Brad Koffel.)

8-12-08: Doctor Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction -- our client, a 62 year old doctor, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside of marked lanes. Our client was very concerned that an Ohio OVI would put his medical license at risk. Our client performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 6 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the State, and our client pled to reckless operation. This is a non-alcohol related offense and will not threaten our client's medical license. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for 6 months and pay a $200 fine. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

8-11-08: Financial Planner Pleas to Reckless Op -- our client, a 38 year old financial planner, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for failing to signal. Our client refused to perform the standard field sobriety tests. He also refused to submit to a breath test. After 4 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will pay a $400 fine. He will drive with restricted occupational driving privileges for 8 months. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

8-11-08: Westerville Resident's Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI DISMISSED-- our client, a 45 year old Westerville resident, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being involved in an injury accident. Our client did not perform the standard field sobriety tests as she was transported to the hospital. She did give a blood sample, and her blood/alcohol level was .077%. After 4 months of representation, the State was forced to dismiss our client's charges of Ohio OVI and Failure to Control as they had significant evidentiary and speedy trial issues. Our client will not incur any penalties. She drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

8-7-08: OSU Student Pleas Reckless Op, Fine Only -- our client, a 22 year old Ohio State University student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client was concerned that her future in criminology would be negatively affected if she had to suffer an Ohio OVI conviction at such a young age. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client refused a breath test. After 3 months of representation, the State had significant evidentiary issues and offered our client a favorable plea bargain. She pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. She will pay a $250 fine only. Her mandatory license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated. She now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

8-6-08: Director of Human Resources Pleas to Non-Moving Violation on 2nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge -- our client, a 30 year old director of human resources, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for several marked lanes violations. This was the second Ohio OVI charge for our client, with a prior conviction in 1998. Our client was very concerned about a jail sentence and mandatory yellow plates. He refused to perform the field sobriety tests, and he did not submit to a breath test. After 5 months of representation, the State offered our client a favorable plea resolution after evidentiary issues arose. He pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will avoid a 2 nd Ohio OVI conviction. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 1 year. He will pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

8-5-08: Vet Tech Avoids Mandatory Minimum 20 Days Jail on 2nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI -- our client, a 25 year old veterinarian technician, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving without headlights. Our client had a prior Ohio OVI conviction in 2005. He was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days jail. He was concerned about missing school and work with such lengthy minimum jail sentence. He was not offered the standard field sobriety tests, as he was not cooperative during the initial stop. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 6 months of representation, our client pled to Ohio OVI, stipulated as a first offense. In lieu of the mandatory minimum 20 days jail, he will serve only 3 days jail and attend a 3-day alcohol education program. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for one year and pay a $500 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

8-5-08: Sales Rep's Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI DISMISSED -- our client, a 28 year old sales rep, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. This was the first charge of Ohio OVI for our client, but he had multiple past convictions for drug and alcohol related offenses. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client submitted to a urine sample. After 2 months of representation, the State had significant evidentiary issues and could not proceed to trial. Our client's OVI was dismissed. He pled to a speeding violation and will pay a $39 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

8-4-08: Senior Designer Avoids Mandatory Jail and Yellow Plates (.188% Test) -- our client, a 28 year old senior designer, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving left of center and driving without headlights. Our client performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .188%, a high-tiered test which carries a mandatory jail sentence and restricted yellow license plates. After 3 months, our client's high breath test was dismissed. She will avoid the mandatory 3 days jail and the yellow plates. She will attend a 3 day alcohol education, pay a $250 fine, and perform 20 hours of community service. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

7-30-08: Columbus Resident Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI After Crashing into Semi-Truck -- our client, a 24 year old Columbus resident, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after crashing into the back of a semi-truck. Our client was concerned that if he suffered an Ohio OVI conviction his future employment opportunities would be limited. He did not perform the standard field sobriety tests since he had to be transported to the hospital. He refused to submit to a blood, breath, or urine test. After 4 months of representation, the State offered our client a favorable offer to avoid going to trial. He pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. His mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing a chemical test was terminated for a 9 month license suspension with broad occupational driving privileges. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

7-24-08: Fork Lift Operator Pleas Minor Misdemeanor, Fine Only (.094% Test) -- our client, a 34 year old fork lift operator, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI  after being stopped for a marked lanes violation. Our client was concerned than an Ohio OVI conviction would make him ineligible for future promotions within his company. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .094%. After 4 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the State. Our client pled to a minor misdemeanor reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. The license suspension he was placed under the night of his arrest was terminated. He now drives unrestricted. He will pay a $100 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.) 

7-11-08: 2 Ohio DUI / Ohio OVI Charges against "Stay-at-Home Mom"
--  Avoids Mandatory Jail - our client, a 36 year old stay at home mom, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving left of center and driving through a red light. This is the second Ohio OVI charge for our client, with a prior conviction 1 month prior to this stop. She was on probation at the time of the stop and had 87 days jail suspended. Our client was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days jail on the new charge, and 87 days jail on her probation violation case. She refused the field sobriety tests, and she refused to submit to a breath test. After 3 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the Prosecution, and our client's Ohio OVI was stipulated as a first offense. She will not serve any days in jail. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, be on probation for 18 months, and pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

7-10-08: .093% Breath Test Ohio DUI Charges Reduced --  our client, a 24 year old production coordinator, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving without headlights. An Ohio OVI conviction would put our client's job in jeopardy and damage her opportunities for future promotions. She performed well on the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .093%. After 6 months of representation, the State had significant evidentiary issues arise and entered into plea negotiations with Attorney Brad Koffel. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. Her license suspension was terminated, and she now drives unrestricted. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $200 fine, and be on non-reporting probation for one year. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

7-9-08: Mandatory 20 Days & DUI Charge Avoided -- Business Owner Pleas to Reckless Op on 2 nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge -- our client, a 34 year old business owner, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after driving erratically through a parking lot. This is the second Ohio OVI charge for our client, with a prior in 2006. She was concerned about the state of her business if she suffered an Ohio OVI conviction, as she was facing a mandatory minimum 10-20 days jail and restricted yellow plates. The standard field sobriety tests were not offered. Our client submitted to a urine test. She made multiple admissions to drinking. After 3 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the State. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. She will avoid the mandatory minimum 10 days jail. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, be on probation for 1 year, and pay a $200 fine. No license suspension was imposed, and she now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

7-9-08: Breath Test (.118%) & Ohio DUI Dropped -- 19 Year Old Capital University Student Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI -- our client, a 19 year old Capital University student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for making a prohibited left turn. Our client is a nursing student, and she was concerned that if she suffered an Ohio OVI conviction, her future career opportunities would be in jeopardy. She performed average on the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .118%. After 6 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She will avoid the Ohio OVI conviction. Her license suspension was terminated, and she now drives unrestricted. She will complete an alcohol assessment and pay a $175 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

7-7-08: CDL Driver Avoids Ohio DUI / Ohio OVI - Heavy Equipment CDL Driver Agrees to Reckless Op to Keep Job + CDL -- our client, a 27 year old construction worker, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after losing control of his car and flipping it. Our client's job would be terminated if he suffered an Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI conviction. He also holds a CDL which would be disqualified for one year upon an Ohio OVI conviction. Our client refused to submit to the field sobriety tests. He also refused to submit to a breath test. After 5 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense that allows him to keep his job and CDL. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $200 fine. No license suspension was imposed, and he now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

7-7-08: Mandatory 10 Days in Jail & Yellow Plates Avoided -- 21 Year Old OSU Student Avoids 2 nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction -- our client, a 21 year old Ohio State University student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for failing to stop at a stop sign. This is the second Ohio OVI charge for our client, with a prior in 2006. He was on probation at the time of the stop and had 177 days jail suspended. Our client was very concerned that a 2 nd Ohio OVI conviction would hinder his chances at future employment. He was facing a mandatory minimum 10 days jail on the new charge, and 177 day on his probation violation case. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client refused to submit to a breath test. After 7 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the State. Our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will serve 3 weekends jail, drive with occupational driving privileges for one year, and serve 40 hours of community service. He will be on probation for 2 years and pay a $350 fine. He will not serve any of the 177 days jail from his probation violation case. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

7-1-08: Retiree Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after Semi-Truck Accident -- our client, a 69 year old retiree, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after crashing into a semi-truck and guardrail. Our client did not complete the field sobriety tests, as she was transported to the hospital. She refused a blood test. After 3 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. Her mandatory one year license suspension for refusing a chemical test was terminated for a 6 month court suspension. She will be on probation for 1 year and pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

6-30-08: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE DISMISSED
-- our client, a 29 year old claims service representative, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after driving the wrong way on a one-way street. Our client refused to submit to the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .206%, a high-tiered test, which carries a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow plates. After 2 months of representation, the State dismissed our client's high-tiered breath test after evidentiary issues arose. He will serve no days in jail, and he will not be required to drive with yellow plates. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $350 fine, and drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 6 months. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

6-30-08: Production Specialist Pleas to Marked Lanes, Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI, License Suspension Terminated -- our client, a 32 year old production and services specialist, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for a marked lanes violation. This was the second Ohio OVI charge for our client, with a prior conviction in 2000. Our client's job was in jeopardy if he suffered an Ohio OVI conviction. Our client refused to submit to the standard field sobriety tests. He also refused to submit to a breath test. After 6 months of representation, the State had significant evidentiary issues and offered our client a favorable resolution. Our client pled to the underlying charge of marked lanes. He will pay a $120 fine. His mandatory one year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated. He now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel and Attorney Steve Fox.)

6-27-08: 24 Year Old Avoids Mandatory Jail on 2nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge -- our client, a 24 year old entrepreneur, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. This is the second charge of Ohio OVI for our client, with a prior conviction in 2005. He was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days jail and restricted yellow plates. Our client failed the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 2 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the Prosecutor. Our client's Ohio OVI charge was stipulated as a first offense. He will avoid the mandatory jail time and restricted yellow plates. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 6 months, and pay a $400 fine. He will be on probation for 3 years. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

6-27-08: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI DISMISSED -- Sales Rep's Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI DISMISSED (.144% Test) -- our client, a 31 year old sales representative, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding and weaving outside of the marked lanes. Our client performed average on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .144%. After 4 months of representation, the State had difficulty producing necessary evidence and substantiating our client's breath test. Attorney Tod Brininger moved for our client's Ohio OVI charge to be dismissed, and it was. He will plead guilty to speeding and weaving, and he will pay a $95 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

6-26-08: "NOT GUILTY" VERDICT -- 21 Year Old OSU Student Found NOT GUILTY at Trial -- our client, a 21 year old OSU student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client is studying to be a pilot, and an Ohio OVI conviction would hinder his future career opportunities. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit a breath test. After 9 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox took this case to trial after the State refused to enter into plea negotiations. Our client was found Not Guilty at trial. He was found guilty of the speeding violation, a minor misdemeanor, and will pay a $100 fine. He will avoid the Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI conviction and now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

6-26-08: RECKLESS OPERATION -- Documents Specialist Pleas to Reckless Op (.142% Test) -- our client, a 21 year old construction documents specialist, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for making a U-turn. Our was concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would put his job in jeopardy. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client submitted to a breath test -- .142%. After 6 months of representation, the Prosecution could not substantiate our client's breath test, and Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with them. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $250 fine. He will not be on probation. He now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

6-23-08: OHIO DUI / OVI DISMISSED -- Press Operator's 3 rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge DISMISSED -- our client, a 46 year old press operator, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving recklessly. This was the 3 rd Ohio OVI charge for our client, with prior convictions in 1992 and 2005. Our client was concerned that if he suffered another Ohio OVI conviction, his job would be in jeopardy as he was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days jail. Our client could not perform the standard field sobriety tests due to health concerns. His breath test result was .255%, a very high-tiered test, which carries mandatory restricted yellow plates and increased jail time. After only 2 months of representation, our client's Ohio OVI charge was dismissed as the State had substantial evidentiary issues and could not proceed to trial. Our client's mandatory license suspension for testing over the legal limit was terminated. He now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

6-23-08: FELONY OVI AVOIDED -- Canadian Citizen Avoids Felony OVI Conviction -- our client, a 27 year old marketing operations manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for failing to stop at a red light. Our client is a Canadian citizen, and he was very concerned about the possibility of having an Ohio OVI conviction, as it is a felony in Canada. Our client performed average on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 4 months of representation, the State offered our client a favorable plea bargain to avoid going to trial. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for 1 year and pay a $150 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

6-23-08: OHIO DUI DROPPED TO RECKLESS OPERATION -- Sales Rep Avoids 2 nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge -- our client, a 34 year old sales rep, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving left of center. This is the second charge of Ohio OVI for our client, with a prior reduction in 2005. Our client was very concerned that if he had to suffer an Ohio OVI conviction he would be terminated from his job. Our client was not offered the standard field sobriety tests due to icy weather conditions. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 5 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, drive with broad occupational driving privileges, and pay a $350 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

6-23-08: OHIO DUI DROPPED TO RECKLESS OPERATION -- DeVry Student Pleas to Reckless Op. (.126% Test) -- our client, a 24 year old DeVry student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client performed well on the field sobriety tests. However, he made admissions to drinking and taking prescription drugs. His breath test result was .126%. After 6 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and be on probation for one year. No license suspension was imposed at sentencing, and he now drives unrestricted. He will pay a $250 fine. 

6-18-08: 21 Year Old with 2nd Offense Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Avoids Mandatory Jail
-- our client, a 21 year old car dealership appointment coordinator, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for failing to yield and causing an accident. This was the 2 nd charge of Ohio OVI for our client. Her prior Ohio OVI conviction was in 2004, when she was under the age of 21. She was very concerned about keeping her current job if she had to suffer the mandatory minimum 20 days jail and restricted yellow plates. Our client refused the field sobriety tests and refused to submit to a breath test. After 6 months of representation, our client pled to Ohio OVI, stipulated as a first offense. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and serve one week jail, in lieu of the 20 consecutive mandatory days jail. She will drive with occupational driving privileges and be on probation for 1 year. (Represented by Attorneys Brad Koffel and Steve Fox.)

6-16-08: Commissions Officer Avoids Mandatory 20 Days Jail -- our client, a 29 year old commissions officer, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside of marked lanes. This was the 2 nd charge of Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI for our client; his prior conviction 5 years ago. Our client was very concerned about the mandatory minimum 20 days jail and restricted yellow plates. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, he refused to submit to a breath test. After 3 months of representation, the State stipulated our client's Ohio OVI as a first offense. Our client will serve no days in jail. Instead, he will attend a 3-day alcohol education program. His mandatory 1-year license suspension was terminated for a 6 month license suspension with broad occupational driving privileges. He will pay a $300 fine. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

6-16-08: Student Pleas to Non-Moving, No Points Violation on 3rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge -- our client, a 29 year old student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for various traffic violations. This is the 3 rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI charge for our client within 8 years. He was facing a mandatory minimum 60 days jail. At the time of this stop, our client was on probation for his 2 nd Ohio OVI conviction from 2006, and this new stop was a probation violation. He was facing an additional 174 days jail from that case. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. To avoid going to trial, the State offered our client a favorable plea resolution. After 4 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will serve only 10 days of the mandatory minimum 60 days he was facing. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for one-year. He will be on probation for 5 years. On our client's probation violation case, in lieu of serving 174 days consecutive in jail, he will serve 174 days under House Arrest. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

6-13-08: 3rd Offense Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Avoids 60 Days Jail -- our client, a 54 year old car dealership co-owner, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after rear-ending another vehicle. This was the 3 rd Ohio OVI charge for our client. He was facing a mandatory minimum 60 days jail. Our client performed average on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After one month of representation, our client pled to Ohio OVI, stipulated as a first offense. In lieu of serving the mandatory jail time, he will attend a 3-day alcohol education program. His mandatory license suspension was terminated for a 6-month license suspension with broad occupational driving privileges. He will pay a $300 fine. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

6-13-08: Supervisor Pleas to Non-Moving, No Points Violation -- our client, a 25 year old supervisor, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client was concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would limit his employment opportunities in the future. Our client performed well on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test after making admissions to drinking. After only one month of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. His mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated for a 6 month license suspension with broad occupational driving privileges. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $200 fine. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

6-12-08: Accounts Representative Pleas to Reckless Op - 2nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge -- our client, a 43 year old accounts representative, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving with a broken taillight. This is the second charge of Ohio OVI for our client. He was facing mandatory jail time and possible lengthy license suspensions, both of which would jeopardize our client's job. He refused all standard field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 2 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the Prosecution, who wanted to avoid going to trial. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, drive with broad occupational driving privileges, and pay a $400 fine. He will also complete 20 hours of community service at locations of his choice. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

6-11-08: Registered Nurse Pleas to Reckless Operation (.155% Test) -- our client, a 30 year old registered nurse, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving with a broken tail light. Our client had major career issues, and would lose his job if he suffered an Ohio OVI conviction. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client submitted to a breath test. His test result was .155%. While our client's case was pending, he was stopped for Driving under Suspension, a first degree misdemeanor which carries a mandatory minimum 3 days jail and a 6-month driver's rights suspension. After 6 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense, as significant issues arose with his breath test. He will avoid the Ohio OVI conviction. Our client's license suspension was terminated; he now drives unrestricted. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $250 fine, and be on probation for one year. His DUS case was reduced to a minor misdemeanor, fine only charge. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

6-10-08: 20 Year Old Student's High-Test, Hit-Skip, and Driving Under Suspension Dismissed (.180% Test) -- our client, a 20 year old newspaper deliverer, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI and Hit-Skip after being stopped for allegedly leaving the scene of an accident. Our client refused the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .180%, a high-tiered breath test. Our client was concerned about driving with the restricted yellow plates and minimum 6 days jail - both mandatory for an Ohio OVI High-Test conviction. While our client's Ohio OVI case was pending, he was stopped and charged with Driving under Suspension, a first degree misdemeanor, with a mandatory minimum 3 days jail and additional 6 month driver's rights suspension. After 2 months of representation, our client's high-tiered breath test, Hit-Skip, and DUS charges were dismissed. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program. He will drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 6 months. He will not serve any days jail, and he will not be required to drive with the restricted yellow plates. (Represented by Brad Koffel). 

06-10-08: Client Avoids 177 days in jail on Probation Violation & 20 Days on 2nd Offense Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI
- our client, an owner of a family business, was charged with his 2 nd offense Ohio DUI just one (1) year after his first offense. After 6 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox negotiated a sentence on the 2 nd offense DUI which carries a mandatory minimum 20 days in jail down to no jail and the client will serve one weekend in jail for violating probation. He has a "recreational driving suspension" for one year. He will pay a $300 fine and be placed on a longer period of probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

6-9-08: General Contractor Avoids Mandatory Minimum 20 Days Jail for 2nd Offense Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI -- our client, a 25 year old general contractor, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving without headlights or taillights. This is the second charge of Ohio OVI for our client; he has a prior conviction in 2006, which he was still on probation for at the time of this stop. Our client was very concerned about serving significant time in jail, due to his probation violation and current Ohio OVI charge. A second charge carries a mandatory minimum 20 days jail. Our client performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 6 months of representation, our client pled to Ohio OVI, stipulated as a 1 st offense. In lieu of the mandatory minimum 20 days, our client will serve 3 days jail and 3 days in an alcohol education program. He will drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 1 year. He will pay a $350 fine. (Represented by Attorneys Tod Brininger and Steve Fox.)

6-5-08: Lab Tech Pleas to Reckless Operation, No License Suspension -- our client, a 36 year old laboratory technician, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client performed well on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 3 months of representation, the State offered our client a plea bargain to avoid having to go to trial. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. His mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated. He now drives unrestricted. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, be on non-reporting probation for 1 year, and pay a $350 fine. (Represented by Attorneys Tod Brininger and Steve Fox.)

5-29-08: Business Owner Pleas to Non-Moving, No Points Violation -- our client, a 29 year old business owner, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for weaving between lanes of travel. Our client was concerned that if he suffered an Ohio OVI conviction, his business, as well as future business opportunities, would suffer. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .168%, over twice the legal limit. After 6 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will complete a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $200 fine. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for 3 months. (Represented by Attorneys Steve Fox and Brad Koffel.)

5-29-08: Sales Rep Pleas to Reckless Operation -- our client, a 28 year old sales rep, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving without headlights. Our client was concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would limit her future employment opportunities. Our client performed average on the field sobriety tests. She refused to submit to a breath test. After only 3 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, as the State had significant evidentiary issues arise. Her mandatory one-year license suspension was terminated for a 6 month license suspension with broad occupational driving privileges. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $250 fine. She will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

5-28-08: Computer Science Student Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI - Mandatory License Suspension Terminated -- our client, a 28 year old computer science student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding and driving left of center. Our client was concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would hinder his chances of securing employment once he completed school. Our client performed average on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 3 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the State. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. His mandatory one-year license suspension was terminated, and no additional driving suspension was imposed. He now drives unrestricted. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, and he will be on probation for 1 year. He will pay a $200 fine. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

5-28-08: Director of Security Pleas to Reckless Op -- our client, a 52 year old director of security, was charged with Ohio DUI / Ohio OVI after being stopped for a marked lanes violation. If our client suffered an Ohio OVI conviction, his job, specifically any chance of promotions, would be in jeopardy. After allegedly failing the standard field sobriety tests, our client refused to submit to a breath test. After 10 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. His mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated for a 6 month license suspension with broad occupational driving privileges. He will attend a 3 day alcohol education program, be on non-reporting probation for 6 months, and pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel) 

5-27-08: Self-Employed CDL Truck Driver Pleas to Reckless Op
-- our client, a self-employed truck driver, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving left of center. Our client's job would be terminated if he suffered an Ohio OVI conviction, as he does hold a CDL. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client refused to submit to a breath test. Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the Prosecution, and after 6 months of representation our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will attend the 3-day alcohol education program. His mandatory 1 year license suspension was terminated. He now drives unrestricted. He will be on probation for 2 years and pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

5-19-08: Full Time Student's Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI High Test Dismissed (.217% Test) -- our client, a 22 year old student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for following too closely. Our client failed the standard field sobriety tests. His breath test was .217%, a high-tiered test, which carries a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow plates. After 4 months of representation, the State dismissed our client's high breath test. In lieu of serving 6 days jail, our client will complete a 3-day alcohol education program. He will not be ordered to drive with yellow plates. He will be on non-reporting probation for 1 year and will pay a $400 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

5-19-08: CDL Truck Drive Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI to Keep Job (.163% Test) -- our client, a 28 year old bartender and truck driver, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving left of center. Our client needed to avoid an Ohio OVI conviction to keep his job since he holds a CDL. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .163%. After 4 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the State. The prosecution had difficulty substantiating our client's breath test. He pled to a non-moving, no points violation. No license suspension was imposed; he now drives unrestricted. He will keep his CDL. He will complete an assessment in lieu of attending the 3-day alcohol education program, be on probation for 1 year, and pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

5-14-08: District Sales Manager Pleas to Non-Moving Violation -- our client, a district sales manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding and driving outside of marked lanes. This was a first offense Ohio OVI, and our client was concerned that if he suffered an Ohio OVI conviction his job would be in jeopardy. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 4 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will complete an alcohol assessment in lieu of attending the 3-day alcohol education program. His mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing the breath test was terminated for a 6 month license suspension with broad occupational driving privileges. He will pay a $200 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

5-12-08: Senior Promotions Manager Pleas to Reckless Operation (.147% Test) -- our client, a senior promotions manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside of marked lanes. Our client was very concerned because an Ohio OVI conviction would put his job in jeopardy and definitely bar him from any future promotions. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client submitted to a breath test. His breath test result was .147%. As the case proceeded, significant issues arose with our client's breath test, and after 6 months of representation he pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. His license suspension was terminated, and he now drives unrestricted. In lieu of attending a 3-day alcohol education program, our client will complete an alcohol assessment. He will be on non-reporting probation for 1 year. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

5-8-08: Capital University Student + Active Military Avoids 3rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI - Pleas to Non-Moving Violation
-- our client, a 27 year old student at Capital University and active reserve in the military, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside marked lanes. This was the 3 rd Ohio OVI charge for our client. He was facing a mandatory minimum 60 days jail. Our client was concerned about the significant amount of jail associated with a 3 rd Ohio OVI conviction, as well as his standing in the Marines. He performed well on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 5 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will not serve any days in jail. He will drive with school + occupational privileges for one year. He will be on probation for 1 year, and he will continue alcohol counseling. He will pay a $300 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

5-8-08: Business Manager Pleas to Reckless Operation -- our client, a 43 year old store manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving an unsafe vehicle. Our client, originally from Korea, is working in the United States on a visa and was concerned that an Ohio OVI would jeopardize his standing in the US. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client refused to submit to a breath test. After 6 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, drive with occupational driving privileges for one year, and pay a $300 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

5-8-08: Sales Account Executive Pleas to Reckless Op, No License Suspension (.14% Test) -- our client, a 33 year old government account executive, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Due to HR policy, our client's job would be terminated if he suffered an Ohio OVI conviction. Our client allegedly failed the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .14%, nearly twice the legal limit. Several evidentiary issues arose with our client's breath test, and to avoid going to trial on the case, the prosecution entered into plea negotiations with Attorney Brad Koffel. After 5 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. His mandatory license suspension was terminated. He now drives unrestricted. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, and he will be on probation for 2 years. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

5-7-08: Sales Rep Avoids Mandatory 20 Days Jail on 2nd Offense High Test (.183% Test) -- our client, a 33 year old sales representative, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for swerving and speeding. This was the 2 nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI charge for our client. He was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days jail. As a sales representative, our client was very concerned about driving with the mandatory restricted yellow plates. Our client performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .183% -- a high-tiered test. After 6 months of representation, our client a pled to a stipulated 1 st offense. In lieu of serving 20 consecutive days jail, he will serve 2 weekends in jail. He will not drive with yellow plates, and he now drives unrestricted. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and be on probation for 1 year. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

5-7-08: CPA Pleas to Reckless Operation -- our client, a 32 year old CPA, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving left of center. Our client was concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would jeopardize his promotion opportunities within his company. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client refused to submit to a breath test. In order to avoid going to trial, the State offered our client a favorable plea resolution. After 8 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. His mandatory 1 year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated for a 6 month license suspension with occupational driving privileges. Our client will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and be on non-reporting probation for 2 years. He will pay a $150 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

5-6-08: Budget Analyst Avoids Jail + Yellow Plates (.203% Test) -- our client, a 25 year old budget analyst, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving on 2 flat tires. Our client was concerned about spending any time in jail and driving with restricted yellow plates. She performed average on the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .203% -- a high-tiered test, carrying a mandatory 6 days jail and yellow plates. After 3 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the Prosecution. Our client's high-breath test was dismissed. In lieu of the mandatory minimum 6 days jail our client will attend a 3-day alcohol education program. She will drive with very broad occupational driving for 6 months, and she will not be required to drive with yellow plates. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

5-5-08: 4th Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge Stipulated as a 1st Offense - No Jail -- our client, a 55 year old building manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. This is the 4 th charge of Ohio OVI for our client. He has 2 prior OVI convictions, and in 2007 his 3 rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI charge was amended to reckless operation. At the time of our client's most recent stop he was on probation, with 57 days of outstanding jail time that could be ordered, in addition to the mandatory minimum 6 days jail on the new charge. Our client performed poorly on the field sobriety tests and he made admissions to drinking. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 5 months of representation, our client's Ohio OVI charge was stipulated as a 1 st offense - eliminating the mandatory jail time. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $250 fine, and be on probation for 2 years. On our client's probation violation case he will only serve 3 days jail - one weekend - in lieu of serving the 57 consecutive days jail. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

5-1-08: Chef Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI, Pleas to Reckless Op -- our client, a 28 year old chef, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for, and charged with, reckless operation. Our client allegedly failed the field sobriety tests, and he refused to submit a breath test. After running into significant evidentiary issues, the State offered a dismissal of the Ohio OVI for a plea to the underlying charge. After 3 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will complete a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $150 fine. He will be on non-reporting probation for 2 years. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

5-1-08: Truck Driver's 2nd Charge of Ohio OVI + Driving Under Suspension - Conviction Avoided -- our client, a 23 year old truck driver, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside of marked lanes. Our client had a prior Ohio OVI amended to a non-moving violation 2 years prior. An Ohio OVI conviction would result in the termination of our client's CDL, putting his employment status in jeopardy. After allegedly failing the standard field sobriety tests, our client refused to submit to a breath test. While his Ohio OVI case was pending, our client was charged with driving under suspension. After 5 months of representation, Attorney Tod Brininger entered into plea negotiations with the State on both cases. Our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will avoid the Ohio OVI conviction. He will pay a $300 fine. He will drive with occupational driving privileges and ignition interlock for 8 months. Our client was also able to avoid a driving under suspension charge, which carries a mandatory driver's rights suspension. He pled to driving without a valid license, a minor misdemeanor. He will pay a $100 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger).

5-1-08: Hotel Manager Pleas to Reckless Operation -- our client, a food and beverage manager for a prominent hotel chain, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving the wrong way on a one-way street and almost striking a police cruiser. Our client performed average on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 5 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $150 fine, and be on non-reporting probation for 2 years. His mandatory 1 year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated. He now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorneys Tod Brininger and Steve Fox).

4-30-08: Sales + Marketing Exec Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI -- our client, a 35 year old sales and marketing executive and youth soccer coach, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client was concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would put his job in jeopardy. Our client performs poorly on the field sobriety tests, refused to submit to a breath test, and made admissions to drinking. After 2 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $150 fine. He will be on probation for 1 year. His mandatory 1 year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated. He now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

4-30-08: Banker's High-Test Dismissed, Avoids Jail + Yellow Plates (.2% Test) -- our client, a 30 year old financial banker, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after getting his car stuck on a parking block. Our client was very concerned about the prospect of serving jail time and driving with restricted yellow plates. Our client failed the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .200%, a high-tiered test, which carries a mandatory minimum 6-day jail sentence and restricted yellow plates. After 6 months of representation, the State dismissed our client's high-breath test. In lieu of serving 6 days jail, our client will attend a 3-day alcohol education program. He will also complete 72 hours of community service at locations of his choice. He will not drive with yellow plates; he now drives unrestricted. He will be on probation for 1 year and will pay a $300 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

4-28-08: Sales Manager Pleas to Reckless Op, License Suspension Terminated -- our client, a 33 year old sales manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. As a sales manager, our client's job was in jeopardy if she suffered an Ohio OVI conviction, due to company policy. She performed well on the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .088%. Significant compliance issues arose concerning our client's breath test, and after 5 months of representation she pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. She will complete an alcohol assessment in lieu of attending a 3-day alcohol education program. Her license suspension was terminated, and she now drives unrestricted. She will pay a $100 fine. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel).

4-28-08: Systems Analyst Pleas to Non-Moving, No Points Violation -- our client, a 33 year old systems analyst, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after striking a telephone pole. Our client was not offered the standard field sobriety tests due to the hazardous weather conditions. His breath test result was .101%. After 2 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecution. Our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $300 fine. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for one month. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel).

06-10-08: Client Avoids 177 days in jail on Probation Violation & 20 Days on 2nd Offense Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI - our client, an owner of a family business, was charged with his 2 nd offense Ohio DUI just one (1) year after his first offense. After 6 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox negotiated a sentence on the 2 nd offense DUI which carries a mandatory minimum 20 days in jail down to no jail and the client will serve one weekend in jail for violating probation. He has a "recreational driving suspension" for one year. He will pay a $300 fine and be placed on a longer period of probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

OHIO ATTORNEY'S DUI CHARGE DISMISSED
-- Columbus Ohio Lawyer's Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI dismissed by prosecution -- our client, a 41 year old attorney, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. He refused the field sobriety tests, and he refused to submit to the standard field sobriety tests. After 3 months of representation, our client's Ohio OVI was dismissed. He pled to speeding and paid a $35 fine. His mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated. He now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel).

OHIO DUI DROPPED TO RECKLESS OP -- Senior Financial Analyst Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI - Pleas to Reckless Op -- our client, a 29 year old senior financial analyst, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving through a red light. Our client would not be eligible for any promotions within her company with an Ohio OVI conviction. She performed average on the field sobriety tests. She refused to submit to a breath test. After 4 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. She will be on non-reporting probation for 2 years and pay a $300 fine. In lieu of attending the 3-day alcohol education program, she will complete and alcohol assessment. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger).

OHIO DUI CHARGES AMENDED -- Telecommunications Advisor Pleas to Reckless Op -- our client, a 35 year old telecommunications advisor, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving recklessly. Due to strict HR policies, our client needed to avoid an Ohio OVI conviction to maintain a position at his current company. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. During the arraignment stage of our client's case, his mandatory one-year license suspension was terminated. After 6 months of representation, he pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. In lieu of attending a 3-day alcohol education program, our client will complete an alcohol assessment. He will be on non-reporting probation for 1 year and pay a $250 fine. He drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger and Attorney Steve Fox).

OHIO DUI CASE DISMISSED BY PROSECUTOR - Bartender's Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI dismissed after breath test challenged  -- our client, a 21 year old bartender, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside of marked lanes. Our client was concerned that an Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI conviction at such a young age would hinder his employment opportunities in the future. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client submitted to a breath test, testing .111%. Attorney Tod Brininger held a hearing regarding the validity of our client's breath test, and the breath test was dismissed. After 6 months of representation, the State dismissed our client's Ohio OVI to avoid going to trial. Our client pled to marked lanes and paid a $150 fine. His license suspension was terminated. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger).

OHIO DUI AMENDED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION -- Independent IT Consultant Pleas to Non-Moving Violation -- our client, a 33 year old independent IT consultant, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving left of center. Our client was very concerned about losing his job with an Ohio OVI conviction. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 3 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the State. Our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. His mandatory one-year license suspension was terminated for a 9 month suspension, with occupational driving privileges. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and be on probation for 1 year. He will pay a $150 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

MANDATORY 20 DAY JAIL SENTENCE AVOIDED
-- Technical Clerk Avoids Mandatory Min. 20 Days Jail on 2 nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI (.192% Test) -- our client, a 38 year old technical clerk, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside of marked lanes. This was the second charge of Ohio OVI for our client. She was facing a mandatory minimum 20 day jail and restricted yellow plates. Our client was not able to perform the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .192%, a high-tiered test, which carries mandatory jail and yellow plates. Evidentiary issues arose in this case, and after 4 months of representation the State dismissed our client's high-breath test result + stipulated this was a first offense. In lieu of the mandatory minimum 20 days jail, she will attend a 3-day alcohol education program. She will drive with occupational driving privileges for 6 months. She will not be required to drive with an ignition-interlock device or yellow plates. She will pay a $350 fine. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel).

MANDATORY 20 DAY JAIL SENTENCE AVOIDED - Graphic Designer Pleas to Reckless Op - 3 rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge -- our client, a 41 year old graphic designer, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being cited for failing to control and causing an injury accident. This was the third charge of Ohio OVI for our client. He was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days jail. Our client was transported to the hospital from the scene of the accident and did not perform the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test.  After 4 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation. He will pay a $100 fine and drive with restricted privileges for work and child care for one year. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger).

OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI .093% BREATH TEST DROPPED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION --  22 Y. Old Logan Resident Pleas to Non-Moving, No Points Violation -- our client, a 22 year old Logan resident, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client was in the process of seeking employment and was concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would hinder this. She performed average on the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .093%. After 3 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $350 fine. She will drive with occupational driving privileges for one year. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger).

OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI DROPPED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION -- Financial Sales Rep Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI -- our client, a 27 year old financial sales representative, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after driving through a red light. Our client's chances of promotion within his company would be in jeopardy with an Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI conviction. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client refused to submit to a breath test. After 6 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $250 fine. He will drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 1 year. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI REDUCED -- Mortgage Broker Pleas to Reckless Op Fine Only -- our client, a 29 year old mortgage broker, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. He refused both the standard field sobriety tests and the breath test. After only 2 months of representation, our client's case was resolved favorably with a plea to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. His mandatory one year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated. He now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

.204% BREATH TEST DISMISSED -- Sales Rep Avoids Jail + Yellow Plates (.204% Test) -- our client, a 22 year old sales + customer service representative, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving without headlights and failing to signal. Our client failed the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .204%, a high-tiered test, carrying a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow plates. After 2 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the State. To avoid going to trial, the prosecution dismissed our client's high-tiered breath test. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $200 fine. He will not serve any jail days, and he will avoid the restricted yellow plates. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI REDUCED -- Recent OSU Grad Pleads to Reckless Op -- our client, a 22 year old salesperson + recent OSU graduate, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after failing to stop at a stop sign. He was concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would prevent him from securing jobs in the future. Our client performed well on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 4 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will pay a $400 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education program, and be on non-reporting probation for 2 years. He will drive with broad occupational driving privileges for one year. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel).

OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI WITH  .114% BREATH TEST DROPPED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION - 18 Year Old Bowling Green Student Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI -- our client, an 18 year old Bowling Green student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI + open container after being stopped for speeding and driving outside of marked lanes. Our client was concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would present significant difficulties in finding employment after graduation. He failed the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .114%. After 6 months of representation our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $200 fine. He will be on probation until he turns 21. He now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

OHIO DUI CASE DISMISSED -- Engineer's Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI + Child Endangering Dismissed  -- our client, a 41 year old wireless technology engineer, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI + Child Endangering after being stopped for driving without headlights. Our client was concerned that his job was in jeopardy with an Ohio OVI conviction. This was the second Ohio OVI charge for our client. He was facing a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow license plates. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. Significant evidentiary issues + inconsistencies arose in this case, and after 3 months of representation our client's Ohio OVI + Child Endangering charges were dismissed as the prosecution could not proceed to trial. He will not serve any days jail, and he will not be required to drive with restricted plates. He will pay a fine only for driving without headlights. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger).

Credit Manager Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction on 2nd OVI Charge
-- our client, a 49 year old credit manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. This was the second charge of Ohio OVI for our client. An Ohio OVI conviction would put his job in jeopardy. After he allegedly failed the field sobriety tests, he refused to submit to a breath test. After 5 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. In lieu of the 3-day alcohol education program, he will complete an alcohol assessment. He will drive with broad occupational driving privileges for one year and pay an $800 fine. He will be on non-reporting probation. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger).

Sales Supervisor Pleas to Reckless Operation -- our client, a 26 year old sales supervisor, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client's job was in jeopardy if he suffered an Ohio OVI conviction due to specific driving responsibilities he had. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .148%, and he made admissions to drinking. The Prosecution had significant issues producing evidence for this case, and after 4 months of representation made our client a favorable plea bargain to avoid going to trial. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $400 fine, and be on probation for 2 years. He now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel).

Accounting Technician's High-Breath Test + Hit-Skip Dismissed (.282% Test)
-- our client, a 42 year old accounting technician, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI and Hit-Skip after hitting a stop sign on her morning commute to work and continuing to drive recklessly. Our client was concerned about serving any days in jail, and she was concerned about being required to drive with yellow license plates. She failed the field sobriety tests, and her breath test was .282% -- almost 3 ½ times the legal limit. This was a high-tiered test and came with mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow plates. After 4 months of representation, our client's high-breath test was dismissed, as well as the charge of Hit-Skip. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay $350 fine. She will avoid jail and yellow plates. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

Groveport Resident Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI; Pleas to Non-Alcohol Related Offense -- our client, a 24 year old Groveport resident, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving with expired tags. This was the 1 st OVI charge for our client, however, he had 3 prior felonies and was on felony probation at the time of the stop. He was facing a significant jail sentence if convicted of any alcohol offense as it would be a violation of his felony probation. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client refused to submit to a breath test. Attorney Tod Brininger entered into plea negotiations with the Prosecution, and after 6 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. His mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing the breath test was terminated. He now drives unrestricted. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, be on probation for 2 years and pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger).

Columbus Advertiser Pleas to Reckless Op -- our client, a 39 year old Columbus resident, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being involved in a single car accident. This was the 2 nd Ohio OVI charge for our client. He was facing a mandatory minimum 10 days jail. He was concerned that serving any jail time would jeopardize his job, as he cannot miss any days of work. After 5 months of representation, significant evidentiary issues arose and our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. In lieu of attending a 3-day alcohol education course, our client completed an alcohol assessment. He will be on non-reporting probation for 1 year and pay a $300 fine. He now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

OSU Student Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction -- our client, a 20 year old OSU student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving erratically. Our client was concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would limit her employment opportunities after she graduated. She performed well on the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .142%. After 7 months of representation, our client pled to a non-DUI, non-moving, no points violation. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $200 fine. She will drive with occupational driving privileges for one year. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

Network Engineer Avoids 2nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge; Crim. Trespass + Failure to Comply Dismissed -- our client, a 32 year old network engineer, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after a criminal trespassing incident at a downtown bar. Our client was also cited for failing to comply. This was his 2 nd charge of Ohio OVI. He did not perform the field sobriety tests, and he refused to submit to a breath test. Our client was very concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would jeopardize his job since he drives to clients' sites daily. He was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days jail and restricted yellow plates. Significant legal + evidentiary issues arose with this case, and to avoid going to trial, the State offered our client a favorable plea bargain. After 4 months of representation, he pled to a non-moving, no points violation. The criminal trespassing and failure to comply charges were dropped. Our client will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and serve only one weekend in jail. His mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated. He now drives unrestricted. He will not be on probation, and he will pay a $500 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

21 Year Old Avoids Mandatory 60 Days Jail on 3rd Offense -- our client, a 21 year old Columbus State student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after failing to yield. This was the 3 rd Ohio OVI charge for our 21 year old client. She was facing a mandatory minimum 60 days jail + vehicle forfeiture. She refused the standard field sobriety tests, as well as a breath test. Attorney Steve Fox entered into negotiations with the Prosecutor, and after 5 months of representation, our client pled to Ohio OVI, stipulated as a first offense. She will avoid the mandatory minimum 60 consecutive days jail. Her vehicle will not be subject to forfeiture. In lieu of serving 60 consecutive days jail, our client will only serve 3 weekends in jail - broken up into one weekend per month. As part of the plea negotiations, and due to our client's young age + repeated offenses, she will be on SCRAM for 90 days, in lieu of the significant jail time.  She will drive with an interlock device for one year, be on probation for 2 years and pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

2nd Offense Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI + Hit/Skip on Police Cruiser Avoids Mandatory Min. 20 Days Jail + Yellow Plates -- our client, a 26 year old self-employed contractor, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after striking a police cruiser. Our client was also charged with Hit-Skip resulting from this incident. This was the second charge of Ohio OVI for our client. Given the circumstances, our client was concerned about serving a significant number of days in jail and the consequences this would have for his employment. He was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days jail. Our client performed well on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .189% -- a high-tiered test. Attorney Tod Brininger entered into plea negotiations with the State, and after 4 months of representation our client pled to a stipulated first offense Ohio OVI. His charge of Hit-Skip will be dismissed. He will serve only 3 of the mandatory 20 days jail. He will not be required to drive with the restricted yellow plates, as required on a high-test. He will be on non-reporting probation for 2 years and pay a $300 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger and Attorney Steve Fox.)

Fashion Merchandiser Pleas to MM Reckless Op + Fine Only -- our client, a 22 year old fashion merchandiser, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving erratically and outside of marked lanes. Our client performed average on the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .143%. The State has significant issues presenting all evidence, and after 6 months of representation, our client pled to a minor misdemeanor reckless operation - a non-alcohol related offense. Her license suspension was terminated, and she now drives unrestricted. She will not be required to be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

Hydrologist Pleas to Non-Moving Violation
-- our client, a 29 year old hydrologist, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside of marked lanes. Our client was concerned that an Ohio OVI would put her job in jeopardy since she drives a company vehicle. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, she refused to submit to a breath test. Significant evidentiary issues arose in her, and we entered into plea negotiations with the State. After 5 months of representation our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education class and be on non-reporting probation for 1 year. She will pay a $150 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger).

Bartender Avoids Ohio OVI - Pleas to MM Lanes Violation -- our client, a 25 year old bartender and nursing student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for a marked lanes violation. Our client had a reckless operation conviction reduced from an Ohio OVI one year prior. Our client was concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would hinder his chances of getting into nursing school. He was facing a minimum 90 days jail, since he was still on probation from his previous case. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 8 months of representation, our client pled to a minor misdemeanor charge of driving within lanes. He will avoid the Ohio OVI conviction; he will not serve any days in jail. His mandatory one year license suspension was terminated. He now drives unrestricted. He will pay a $75 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger).

4th Offense Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Pleas to Reckless Op + No Jail
-- our client, a 48 year old self-employed Columbus resident, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for making a U-turn. This was the 4 th Ohio OVI charge for our client. With a 4 th Ohio OVI conviction he was facing a minimum jail sentence of 3-4 months. After several court dates, the State offered our client a plea bargain with 30 days jail on a guilty plea to the Ohio OVI. We rejected this offer, and at the last hearing date, Attorney Steve Fox and Brad Koffel argued that there were no reasonable grounds to stop our client initially. To avoid having to go to trial, the State offered our client a favorable plea bargain. After 4 months of representation, he pled to Reckless Operation, a minor misdemeanor and a non-alcohol related offense. He will have a one-year license suspension and pay a $150 fine. He will serve no jail time. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox and Brad Koffel).

Sales Representative Avoids 2nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction - Pleas to Reckless Op-- our client, a 36 year old sale representative, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. This was the 2 nd charged of Ohio OVI for our client. He was facing a minimum of 6 days jail. Our client was concerned that a 2 nd Ohio OVI conviction would put his job in jeopardy. He performed well on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 3 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. His one-year license suspension for refusing the breath test was terminated for a 6 month license suspension with broad occupational driving privileges. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $150 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger).

Dennison University Senior's High-Test Dismissed (.186% Test) -- our client, a 21 year old Dennison University senior, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for passing illegally. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client gave a breath sample -- .186%, a high-tiered test. With a high-test, our client was facing a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow plates. After 3 months of representation, our client's high-test was dismissed. He will complete a 3-day alcohol program, and he will not serve any days in jail. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for one year and pay a $325 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger).

CDL Truck Driver Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI to Keep Job -- our client, a 27 year old truck driver, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for a red light violation. Our client holds a CDL and would lose his job with an Ohio OVI conviction. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .116%. After discovering significant evidentiary issues, especially concerning his breath test, Attorney Tod Brininger forced the State to hold a hearing regarding our client's charge. Immediately after the hearing, the State did not offer any plea negotiations. After a 1 ½ years of representation, the State presented our client with a favorable offer to avoid taking the case to trial. Our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and be on non-reporting probation for 1 year. He will pay a $300 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger and Attorney Steve Fox).

Superintendent Pleas to Reckless Op -- our client, a 26 year old superintendent for a construction company, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after driving into a cornfield. This was the 3 rd OVI charge for our client, one of which was still pending out-of-state. He was very concerned that his job would be in jeopardy with an Ohio OVI conviction. Our client did not perform the standard field sobriety tests. He refused a breath test. After 4 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation. This is a non-alcohol related offense. He will complete a 3-day alcohol education program and be on non-reporting probation for 1 year. He will pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger).

Stay-At-Home Dad Avoids Mandatory Min. 20 Days Jail on 2nd Ohio OVI Offense -- our client, a 32 year old stay at home dad, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding in excess of 100 mph. This was the 2 nd Ohio OVI charge for our client. He was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days jail and restricted yellow license plates. After 6 months of representation, Attorney Tod Brininger entered into plea negotiations with the State. Our client pled to Ohio OVI, stipulated as a first offense. He will avoid the mandatory jail time, and he will not drive with yellow plates. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $300 fine. No additional license suspension was imposed, and he now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger).

Military Specialist Pleas to Reckless Op - Fine Only
--our client, a 25 year old automatic logistical specialist for the military, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client was very concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would jeopardize his rank and status in the military. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .094%. After 3 months of representation, significant evidentiary issues arose, including with the observation time required to substantiate a breath test. He pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. His license suspension was terminated, and he now drives unrestricted. He will pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

Dublin Bartender's High-Test Dismissed - Avoids Yellow Plates & Jail (.185% Test) -- our client, a 31 year old bartender, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside of marked lanes. Our client performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .185% -- a high-tiered breath test. She also made multiple admissions to drinking. Our client was most concerned about being required to drive with restricted yellow plates and serving the mandatory 3 days in jail. After 4 months of representation, Attorney Tod Brininger discovered issues with our client's breath test. The State dismissed our client's high-test breath result. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program. She will drive with occupational and childcare driving privileges for 6 months. She will pay a $250 fine. She will not drive with yellow plates, and she will not serve any days in jail. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger).

Stay-at-Home Mom Avoids Mandatory Jail and Yellow Plates -- our client, a 36 year old stay-at-home mom of 3, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for weaving out of her lane. She was very concerned about driving her children to and from school with yellow plates, as well as serving a jail sentence. Our client failed the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .206% -- a high-tiered test, which carries mandatory yellow license plates and 3 days jail. After 3 months of representation, significant issues were discovered with our client's breath test, and her high-test result was dismissed. She will avoid the mandatory jail time, and she will not drive with yellow plates. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $300 fine. She will drive with privileges for child care obligations. She will be on non-reporting probation for 1-year. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger).

General Manager Avoids Mandatory 20 Days Jail -- our client, a 32 year old restaurant general manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving left of center. This was the second charge of Ohio OVI for our client. He was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days jail, with a 2 nd offense refusal. He allegedly failed the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. Our client's job was in jeopardy if he had to serve any jail time. After 3 months of representation, our client pled to Ohio OVI, stipulated as a first offense. With this reduction, our client will not serve any time in jail. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $250 fine. He will be on non-reporting probation for 1-year. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger).

Ashland University Student Pleas to Non-Moving Violation -- our client, a 22 year old Ashland University student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving over the lane divider. Our client was concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would hinder her job opportunities after college. She allegedly failed the field sobriety tests, and she refused to submit to a breath test. Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the State, and after 4 months of representation our client accepted the State's favorable offer. She pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She will avoid the Ohio OVI conviction. She will complete a 3-day alcohol education program and complete 30 hours of community service. She will drive for 1-year with driving privileges for work and school. She will pay a $750 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

Powell Resident's High-Test Dismissed; Avoids Jail and Yellow Plates (.181% Test)
-- our client, a 60 year old driver, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being involved in a 2 car accident. Our client was cited for failing to maintain assured clear distance. Our client was concerned that he would lose his job if he had to do serve any jail time. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .181% -- a high-tiered breath test. With a high breath test our client was facing 10 days in jail and restricted yellow plates. After 3 months of representation, our client's high-tiered breath was dismissed. He will not serve any days in jail, and he will not drive with yellow plates. He will complete a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $380 fine. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for 3 months. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel).

Dairy Farmer Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction -- our client, a 24 year old employed at his family's dairy farm, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for a lanes violation. Our client performed well on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 4 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will avoid an Ohio OVI conviction. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for one year. He will pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger).

Corrections Officer Pleas to Non-Moving Violation
-- our client, a 36 year old corrections officer, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after he was found asleep at the wheel with the car in gear. Our client was also found with prescription drugs in his car and was charged with drug paraphernalia. Our client's job was in jeopardy, as he would be terminated with an Ohio OVI conviction and/or a drug-related conviction. Our client allegedly failed the field sobriety tests. He attempted to submit to a breath test, but his sample twice registered invalid. After 4 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the State. Our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation after the State had issues with producing enough evidence. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $300 fine. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for one-year. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel).

19 Year Old Pleas to Minor Misdemeanor Lanes Violation + $100 Fine
-- our client, a 19 year old server and student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for weaving within his lane of travel. Our client was concerned about having an Ohio OVI conviction on his record at such a young age. Our client did very well on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 5 months of representation, our client pled to a minor misdemeanor lanes violation. He will avoid an Ohio OVI conviction. His mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated. He now drives unrestricted. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $100 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

Recent OSU Graduate's High Breath Test Dismissed (.196% Test) - Avoids Jail and Yellow Plates
-- our client, a 23 year old recent Ohio State graduate, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for several marked lane violations. Our client was job searching and was concerned about the having to do jail time and driving with restricted yellow license plates. Our client failed the field sobriety tests, and he made admissions to drinking. His breath test result was .196% -- a high-tiered breath test. After 4 months of representation, our client's high-tiered breath test was dismissed after Attorney Tod Brininger found problems with his test. Our client will avoid the mandatory 6 days jail and restricted yellow plates. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $250 fine. He will drive for 6 months with broad occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger).

OSU Student Avoids Ohio OVI - Pleas to Non-Moving Violation -- our client, a 21 year old Ohio State student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client was concerned about the effects of an Ohio OVI on her status at OSU. Our client allegedly failed the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .150%. After 3 months of representation, the State had several issues regarding the availability of their officers and evidence. Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations, and our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She will pay a $250 fine. She now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

20 Year Old Ohio University Student Pleas to Reckless Op - Fine Only -- our client, a 20 year old Ohio University student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving recklessly. Our client was very concerned that an Ohio OVI on his record would make finding a job once he graduated college difficult. Our client performed average on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .163%, more than twice the legal limit. After arguing that our client was subject to unreasonably prolonged detention on the night of his arrest, to avoid going to trial the State offered our client a plea bargain. After 4 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. Our client will pay a $200 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

Military Retiree Pleas to Reckless Op - License Suspension Terminated -- our client, a 34 year old military retiree, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving left of center. After being honorably discharged from the Army, our client was concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would make finding employment difficult. Our client performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. He was marked as refusing the breath test after the machine began functioning improperly. After 6 months of representation, our client pled to a minor misdemeanor, reckless operation - a non-alcohol related offense. His mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated. He now drives unrestricted. Our client completed an alcohol assessment, and he will pay a $150 fine. (Represent by Attorney Steve Fox).

General Contractor's 6th Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI DISMISSED -- our client, a 42 year old general contractor, was charged with his 6th Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after he hit a car from behind. Our client was facing 1 to 5 years in prison for a 6th Ohio OVI in a 20 year look-back period - a felony. Our client allegedly failed the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After evidentiary issues arose with our client's case, the State was forced to dismiss his Ohio OVI. After 3 months of representation, our client pled to ACDA, a minor traffic violation. He will pay a $180 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger).

Columbus Resident Pleas to Non-Moving Violation -- our client, a 42 year old Columbus resident, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for a lanes violation. Our client was concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would put his job in jeopardy. Our client refused the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .120%. Our client's mandatory 3-month license suspension was terminated at his first arraignment date. After 3 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will be on non-reporting probation for one year and pay a $150 fine. He drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

Columbus Attorney Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI -- our client, a 30 year old attorney, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for a marked lanes violation. Our client was worried about an Ohio OVI conviction on her record, due to her line of work. Our client performed average on the field sobriety tests. She refused to submit to a breath test. After 8 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation. She completed a 3-day alcohol education program. She will drive with occupational driving privileges and pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger).

Development Manager Pleas to Reckless Op -- our client, a 30 year old campus development manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for turning right on red illegally. Our client needed to avoid the Ohio OVI conviction due to her workplace policies. Our client performed average on the field sobriety tests. She refused to submit to a breath sample. After 5 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a minor misdemeanor - a non-alcohol related offense. Her mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated for a 6 month license suspension with occupational driving privileges. She will pay a $150 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

Columbus Health Department Employee Avoids Ohio OVI - Pleas to Reckless Op -- our client, a 24 year old Columbus Health Department employee, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after striking a utility pole. Our client was concerned that his job would be in jeopardy if there was an Ohio OVI conviction. He was also concerned about a possible suspension from his Master's Program at Ohio State. Our client allegedly failed the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 7 months of representation, the State offered our client a favorable plea bargain. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will drive with broad occupational driving privileges for one year. He will be on non-reporting probation and pay a $150 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

Production Supervisor Pleas to Reckless Op after Striking ODOT Vehicle -- our client, a 37 year old production supervisor, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after striking an ODOT truck from behind. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client refused to submit to a breath test. The State had several issues producing the necessary evidence in our client's case, and after 4 months of representation our client pled to reckless operation - a non-alcohol related offense. His mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated for a 6 month license suspension with broad occupational driving privileges. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $150 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger).

OSU Graduate Avoids Mandatory Min. 6 Days Jail and Yellow Plates (.252% Test) -- our client, a 23 year old recent OSU graduate, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .252% -- over 3 times the legal limit. This is a high-tiered breath test, which carries a mandatory 6 days jail and restricted yellow plates. After 5 months of representation, our client's high-tiered breath test was dismissed. He will avoid the mandatory minimum 6 days in jail. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for 1 year, and he will not be required to drive with restricted yellow plates. He will pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger).

Dentist Avoids Ohio OVI / Pleas to Reckless Op -- our client, a 37 year old dentist, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for failing to signal. Our client was very concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction, or any alcohol related offense, would put his medical license in jeopardy. Our client allegedly failed the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 2 months of representation our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. His mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated for a 6 month license suspension with occupational privileges. He will pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

NOT GUILTY VERDICT AFTER JURY TRIAL - our client, a 22 year old Dublin resident, was charged with Ohio DUI / Ohio OVI after leaving the Bogey Inn during the Memorial Tournament.  He was stopped because he did not have his headlights on and almost ran over a police on bike patrol.  Three (3) police officers testified against him at trial.  Our client did not testify.  The officers testified they smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, that he had bloodshot and glassy eyes, that he admitted to drinking at the "Bogey Inn", that he was swaying, and that he had some difficulty walking back to the cruiser after being placed under arrest.  After just 1 hour of deliberations, the jury returned a "Not Guilty" verdict in favor of our client.  He did refuse a breath test and that license suspension was also terminated earlier in the case.  He paid a $30 fine for not having his headlights on. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel).

Marketing Director Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI / Pleas to Reckless Op -- our client, a 46 year old marketing director, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client was concerned that her job would be in jeopardy due her company's policy on DUIs. Our client refused the field sobriety tests and the breath test. After 5 months of representation our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. Her mandatory one year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated for a 6 month license suspension with occupational driving privileges. She will be on non-reporting probation for 1 year. She will pay a $150 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

Hilliard Resident Pleas to MM Reckless Op, Fine Only -- our client, a 47 year old Hilliard resident, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving erratically. Our client failed the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .034%. After making admissions to consuming several prescription drugs our client refused a urine sample. After 4 months of representation, our client pled to a minor misdemeanor reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. Our client's mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing a urine test was terminated. He now drives unrestricted. He will pay a $50 fine only. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

2nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Pleas to Non-Moving Violation, Avoids Mandatory Min. 20 Days Jail
-- our client, a 28 year old loan officer, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. This is the second Ohio OVI charge for our client. He was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days jail for a 2 nd Ohio OVI with a refusal. He refused the field sobriety tests. He also refused to submit to a breath test. After 3 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. His mandatory one-year license suspension was terminated for a 6-month license suspension with broad occupational driving privileges. He will complete a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $200 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger and Attorney Steve Fox)

Year Old Woman's Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI DISMISSED
- Underlying Charge Found NOT GUILTY -- our client, a 73 year old Columbus woman, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for slow speed. Our client was adamant that she had not had anything to drink that evening. Our client allegedly failed the field sobriety tests. She submitted to a urine sample. Her sample came back with only prescription medications in it - no alcohol. After review of the all the evidence and lengthy discussions with the State, Attorney Steve Fox threatened that we would take the case to trial if the Ohio OVI was not dismissed outright. After 3 months of negotiations and to avoid going to trial, our client's Ohio OVI was dismissed on the condition that she pleads no contest to the underlying charge of slow speed. Our client was found not guilty of slow speed. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

Financial Advisor Pleas to Non-Moving Violation -- our client, a 28 year old financial advisor, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client was concerned that an Ohio OVI would put his job in jeopardy due to conservative HR policies. After performing well on the field sobriety tests, our client refused to provide a breath sample. After 3 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. His mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing the breath test was terminated for a 6-month license suspension with occupational driving privileges. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $100 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox and Attorney Brad Koffel).

Guidance Counselor Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI -- our client, a 38 year old guidance counselor, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for a marked lanes violation. Our client expressed to us that her job was at risk if she had an Ohio OVI conviction on her record. Our client performed average on the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .096%. After 6 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She will drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 3 months and be on non-reporting probation for 1 year. She will pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger). 

Business Owner Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI - Pleas to Reckless Op -- our client, a 41 year old business owner, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for a lanes violation. Our client was concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would put her business in jeopardy. Our client performed average on the field sobriety tests. She refused to submit to a breath test. After 7 months of representation evidentiary issues arose with the case and our client pled to reckless operation - a non-alcohol related offense. Her mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated for a 6-month license suspension with broad occupational driving privileges. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $200 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger and Attorney Steve Fox).

Bartender Avoids Ohio OVI / No License Suspension -- our client, a 27 year old bartender, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside marked lanes. Our client performed well on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 5 months of representation the State offered our client a favorable plea bargain. He pled to a non-moving, no points violation. His mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated. No additional suspension was imposed, and he now drives unrestricted. He will be on non-reporting probation for 1 year. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

Wine Salesman Avoids Mandatory Minimum 20 Days Jail / No Yellow Plates -- our client, a 37 year old salesman, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after striking a car traveling in front of him. This was the second charge of Ohio OVI for our client. Our client was concerned that this charge would put his job in jeopardy due to the possibility of a lengthy license suspension, restricted yellow plates, and jail time. As the 2 nd charge, our client was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days jail. Our client allegedly failed the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 3 months of representation, our client's case was resolved favorably. He will not serve the mandatory minimum 20 days jail. Instead, he will attend a 3-day alcohol education program. His mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing the breath test was terminated for a 6-month license suspension with occupational driving privileges. He will not be required to drive with restricted yellow plates. He will pay a $500 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

IT Manager Avoids Mandatory Jail and Yellow Plates (.193% Test) -- our client, a 38 year old IT manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving recklessly. Our client performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .193% -- a high-tiered test. Our client was concerned about the mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow plates that are requirements for an Ohio OVI high-tiered test. After only 2 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the State. Our client's high-tiered breath test was dismissed. He will avoid the mandatory jail time and restricted yellow plates. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program. He will drive with broad occupational driving privileges for one year and pay a $350 fine. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel).

Breath Test Suppressed (.152%) - Client Avoids Mandatory 10 Day Jail Sentence & Yellow Plates-our client was charged with Ohio DUI / Ohio after wrecking a motorcycle in a local State Park and failing field sobriety tests.  His first breath test was "invalid" and his second test was 72% over the Ohio's DUI legal limit.  The breath test was suppressed after we audited the Ohio State Patrol breath testing records and discovered OSP was failing to keep maintenance and repair records of its breath test machine accordance with Ohio breath testing regulations.  After the test was suppressed, the prosecutor re-evaluated the case and offered a substantial reduction in sentencing.  (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel)

Doctor Pleas to Reckless Operation - Fine Only (.092% Test) -- our client, a 34 year old doctor, was charged with Ohio OVI /Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client was very concerned what effects an Ohio OVI conviction would have concerning his medical license. Our client performed well on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .092%. After 4 months of representation, our client was offered a favorable plea bargain from the State after inconsistencies arose in the evidence. Our client pled to reckless operation - a non-alcohol related offense. He will pay a $250 fine and drive with occupational driving privileges for 90 days. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox and Attorney Tod Brininger).

Technical Recruiter Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI -- our client, a 40 year old technical recruiter, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for failing to signal and a marked lanes violation. Our client was concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would jeopardize any promotion opportunities. This is our client's second charge of OVI / DUI. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client refused to submit to a breath test. After 4 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation. Her mandatory one year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated for a 6-month license suspension with occupational driving privileges. She will complete a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger).

Financial Advisor Pleas to Reckless Op - Mandatory License Suspension Terminated -- our client, a 28 year old financial advisor, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for going through a red light and driving without headlights. Our client failed the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 2 months of representation our client pled to reckless operation. His mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing the breath test was terminated. He now drives unrestricted. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and be on non-reporting probation for one year. He will pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

Publishing Sales Rep Pleas to Reckless Op -- $175 Fine -- our client, a 28 year old publishing sales rep, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for a lanes violation. Our client's job was in jeopardy since he drives a company car and is insured under company insurance. Our client performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 6 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation. His mandatory one-year license suspension was terminated. He now drives unrestricted. He will pay a $175 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

Business Development Manager Pleas to Non-Moving Violation (.153% Test) -- our client, a 42 year old business development manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after failing to signal. Our client was concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would put his job in jeopardy since it requires extensive nationwide travel. Our client failed the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .153%. After 3 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving violation. No points will be added to his license. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program. He will pay a $300 fine. His license suspension was terminated, and he now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox). 

3rd Offense Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Avoids Mandatory Min. 60 Days Jail (.194% Test) -- our client, a 28 year old collector, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after striking a utility pole and fleeing. This was our client's 3 rd Ohio OVI charge. He was facing a mandatory minimum 60 days jail and restricted yellow plates. Field sobriety tests were not performed. Our client's breath test result was .194% -- a high-tiered test. After 4 months of representation, our client pled to Ohio OVI High Test, stipulated 1 st offense. He will avoid the mandatory minimum 60 days jail. He will serve a weekend in jail and complete a 3-day alcohol education program. He will pay a $350 fine. He now drives unrestricted and will not be required to drive with restricted yellow plates. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox). 

3rd Offense Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Pleas to Non-Moving Violation -- our client, an 82 year old restaurant owner, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for stopping past the stop bar at a red light. This was our client's 3 rd Ohio OVI charge. At the time of his stop he was on probation from his previous Ohio OVI conviction. Our client was facing a mandatory minimum 60 days in jail restricted yellow plates, and a lengthy license suspension on this charge. He was facing an additional 177 days on his prior OVI for violating his probation. Due to our client's age he was not offered field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .094%. After 4 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will avoid the mandatory minimum 60 days jail. Instead, he will attend a 3-day alcohol education program. He will be on probation for 5 years and will pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox). 

2nd Offense Ohio OVI Avoids Mandatory Min. 10 Days Jail (.116% Test) -- our client, a 25 year old horse trainer, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding and driving left of center. This is our client's 2 nd Ohio OVI charge. He was facing a mandatory minimum 10 days in jail and restricted yellow plates. Our client allegedly failed the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .116%. After 3 months of representation, our client pled to Ohio OVI, stipulated 1 st offense. He will avoid the mandatory minimum 10 days jail, and he will not be required to drive with restricted yellow plates. He will be on probation for 2 years. He will pay a $450 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger). 

Columbus Man Pleas to Non-Moving, No Points Violation (.091% Test) -- our client, a 49 year old postal service distributor, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for running a red light. Our client was concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would hinder his ability to work due to the license suspension. Our client allegedly failed the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .091%. After 6 months of representation, evidentiary issues arose with the State's case. Our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $150 fine. No license suspension was imposed; he now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox). 

Financial Advisor Pleas to Reckless Op -- our client, a 25 year old financial advisor, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after losing control of his vehicle. Due to the severity of the accident, our client was facing significant jail time, a 3-year license suspension, and restricted yellow plates. Our client did not perform field sobriety tests due to his single car accident. He refused a breath test. After 5 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation - a non-alcohol related offense. He will avoid the Ohio OVI and avoid jail. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for one year. He will pay a $150 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox).

General Manager Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI -- our client, a 32 year old general manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for a lanes violation and failing to signal. Our client performed well on the field sobriety tests. He refused the breath test. After one month of representation, our client pled to a non-moving violation. No points will be added to his license. His mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing the breath test was terminated for a 6-month license suspension with occupational driving privileges. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $200 fine. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel and Steve Fox).      

Human Resource Associate Pleas to Reckless Op -- License Suspension Terminated -- our client, a 49 year old human resource associate, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for a stop sign violation. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client refused the breath test. After 5 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. She will complete an alcohol assessment and be on non-reporting probation for 2 years. Her mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated. She now drives unrestricted. She will pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger and Steve Fox).

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