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Case Results 2009

12-10-09: OHIO DUI CHARGES DROPPED -- CPA, Pleas Reckless Operation ,--our client, a 31 year old CPA, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He submitted to a urine test.  After 3 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to a reckless operation. He will pay a $150 fine and drive unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)\

12-10-09: 5th OFFENSE OHIO DUI RECEIVES TREATMENT & REDUCED JAIL -- Real Estate Agent Charged with 5th Ohio OVI/ Ohio DUI,--
our client, a 35 year old real estate agent, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being reported for possibly being intoxicated.  This is the 5th Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.  After 2 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to an Ohio OVI/ Ohio DUI stipulated 1 st offense. He will pay a $375 fine, have 3 years of probation, drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 3 years with interlock, serve 3 weekends in jail. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

12-11-09: OHIO PHARMACIST AVOIDS OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI -- Pharmacist, Pleas Reckless Operation ,--our client, a 25 year old pharmacist, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for a marked lanes violation.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  She submitted to a breath test.  After 3 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to a reckless operation. She will pay a $250 fine, attend a 3 day alcohol education program, have 1 year probation and drive with very broad occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

12-7-09: MANDATORY JAIL & YELLOW DUI PLATES AVOIDED -- Sales Associate/Mother, Avoids Jail and Yellow Plates (.170% High Test),--
our client, a 36 year old sales associate/mother, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for a marked lanes violation.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  Her breath test result was .170%- a high tiered test that carries a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow plates.  After 3 months of representation, Attorney Tod Brininger entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to an Ohio OVI/ Ohio DUI- low test. She will pay a $375 fine, have 2 years probation and drive with very broad occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

12-7-09: OHIO DUI CHARGE WITH MANDATORY JAIL & YELLOW PLATES AVOIDED -- Club Employee, Avoids Jail and Yellow Plates (.190% High Test),--our client, a 36 year old club employee, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being in a one car injury accident- vehicle was rolled.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  Her breath test result was .190%- a high tiered test that carries a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow plates.  After 3 months of representation, Attorney Tod Brininger entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to an Ohio OVI/ Ohio DUI- low test. She will pay a $375 fine, have 2 years probation, attend a 3 day alcohol education class and drive unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

12-21-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED -- Restaurant Employee, Pleas Reckless Operation, our client, a 30 year old restaurant employee, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for a marked lanes violation.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  Her breath test result was .087%.  After 2 months of representation, Attorney Tod Brininger entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to a reckless operation. She will pay a $250 fine, have 5 years probation and drive unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

12-17-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI JAIL AND YELLOW DUI PLATES AVOIDED -- Cabinet Builder, Avoids Mandatory Jail and Yellow Plates,--our client, a 33 year old CPA, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding.  This is the 2nd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.  After 4 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to an Ohio OVI/ Ohio DUI as a stipulated 1 st offense. He will pay a $375 fine, will serve 10 days in a jail alternative center with work release and drive with very broad occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

12-17-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI 2ND OFFENSE PENALTIES AVOIDED -- Student, Avoids Mandatory 20 Days Jail and Yellow Plates (.200% High Test),--our client, a 23 year old CPA, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving left of center.  This is the 2nd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client .  His breath test was .200%, a high tiered test.  After 4 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to an Ohio OVI/ Ohio DUI as a stipulated 1 st offense. He will pay a $375 fine, will serve 3 days in jail, attend a 3 day alcohol education class, complete 72 hours of community service and drive with very broad occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

12-15-09: OHIO DUI JAIL AND YELLOW DUI PLATES AVOIDED -- Logistics Consultant, Avoids Mandatory Jail and Yellow Plates,--our client, a 32 year old logistics consultant, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding.  This is the 2nd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.  After 4 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to an Ohio OVI/ Ohio DUI as a stipulated 1 st offense. He will pay a $375 fine, attend a 3 day alcohol education class and drive with very broad occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

12-14-09: OHIO DUI JAIL & YELLOW DUI PLATES AVOIDED -- Insurance Executive, Avoids Mandatory Jail and Yellow Plates (.193%- High Test),--our client, a 25 year old insurance executive, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for failing to use a turn signal.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test was .193%, a high tiered test which carries a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and yellow plates.  After 4 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to an Ohio OVI/ Ohio DUI impaired. He will pay a $375 fine, attend a 3 day alcohol education class, be on 2 years non reporting probation and drive with very broad occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

12-15-09: OHIO DUI CASE DROPPED AGAINST NURSING STUDENT -- Nursing Student, Pleas Reckless Operation,--our client, a 33 year old nursing student, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving left of center.  This is the 2nd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.  After 4 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to a reckless operation, a non alcohol related offense. He will pay a $250 fine, attend a 3 day alcohol education class, be on 2 years probation and drive with very broad occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

12-14-09:  2ND OFFENSE OHIO DUI PENALTIES REDUCED -- Court System Employee, Avoids Mandatory Jail and Yellow Plates,--our client, a 41 year old court system employee, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for a marked lanes violation.  This is the 2nd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  Her breath test was a .130%.  After 4 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to an Ohio OVI/ Ohio DUI as a stipulated first offense. He will pay a $375 fine, attend a 3 day alcohol education class, be on 2 years probation and drive with very broad occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

12-15-09:  OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED -- Bowling Alley Employee, Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation,--our client, a 36 year old court system employee, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding.  This is the 1 st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.  After 5 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will pay a $375 fine and drive with very broad occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

12-14-09: OHIO DUI MANDATORY JAIL & YELLOW DUI PLATES AVOIDED -- Daycare Worker, Avoids Mandatory Jail and Yellow Plates (.209%- High Test),--our client, a 32 year old daycare worker, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being involved in a 3 car accident.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  Her breath test was a .209%, a high tiered test which carries a mandatory minimum of 6 days jail and restricted yellow plates.  After 2 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to an Ohio OVI/ Ohio DUI impaired. He will pay a $375 fine, attend a 3 day alcohol education class and drive with very broad occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

12-15-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI JAIL AND YELLOW DUI PLATES AVOIDED -- Real Estate Sales, Avoids Mandatory Jail and Yellow Plates,--our client, a 37 year old real estate agent, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving through a red light.  This is the 3rd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  Her breath test was a .130%.  After 5 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to an Ohio OVI/ Ohio DUI as a stipulated first offense. He will pay a $375 fine, serve 2 weekends at a jail alternative center, attend a 3 day alcohol education class, be on 2 years probation and drive with very broad occupational driving privileges with interlock. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

12-14-09:  OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI MANDATORY JAIL AND YELLOW PLATES AVOIDED -- Avoids Mandatory Jail and Yellow Plates,--our client, a 41 year old court system employee, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for a one car accident.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test was a .134%.  After 8 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to an non-moving, no points violation. He will pay a $375 fine, attend a 3 day alcohol education class, be on 2 years probation and drive with very broad occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

12-3-09: PHARMACIST AVOIDS OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI -- Pharmacist, Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation (.189%- High Tiered Test), --our client, a 32 year old Hospital Pharmacist, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test was .189%, which is a high tiered test.  After 3 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will pay a $375 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, drive unrestricted and be on 1 year probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

12-2-09: OHIO STATE FOOTBALL PLAYER'S DUI / OVI CASE DROPPED -- -our client, a 20 year old collegiate football player, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped making a wrong turn.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test was .113%.  After 4 months of representation, significant evidentiary issues arose which prevented the state from moving forward with its DUI / OVI case.    Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to   2 point moving violation. He will pay a $100 fine, complete 25 hrs of community service, and be on 1 year probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

12-2-09: OHIO DRIVING UNDER SUSPENSION CASE DISMISSED --our client was charged with driving under suspension a 1 st degree misdemeanor.   After 3 months of representation, Attorney Tod Brininger entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and the case was dismissed for costs. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

12-1-09: TEACHER AND FOOTBALL COACH OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE REDUCED - Ohio High School Teacher/Football Coach, Avoids Jail and Yellow Plates --our client, a 29 year old teacher/coach, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding.  This is the 2nd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test was .158%.  After 3 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to an Ohio OVI/ Ohio DUI. He will pay a $375 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, drive with very broad occupational driving privileges and be on 1 year probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

12-1-09: OHIO POLICE OFFICER AVOIDS FELONY - Five (5) count Felony Case Dismissed for Plea to a Misdemeanor 1 Charge, --  After 5 months of representation, Attorney Tod Brininger  entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to a Misdemeanor 1 charge. He will pay a $250 fine and be on a non-reporting probation for 1 year.. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

11-30-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE REDUCED TO LESSER DUI PENALTIES -- Landscaper, Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation (.189%- High Tiered Test), --our client, a 26 year old landscaper, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving over a bunch of traffic cones in the parking lot of a concert.  This is the 2nd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.  After 8 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to a Ohio OVI/ Ohio DUI as a stipulated 1st. He will pay a $300 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, drive with very broad occupational driving privileges  and be on 1 year probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

11-30-09: OHIO REALTOR AVOIDS OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CONVICTION -- Real Estate Agent, Pleas Reckless Operation --our client, a 27 year old real estate agent, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for a marked lanes violation.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  She refused to submit to a breath test.  After 8 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to a reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. She will pay a $150 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, drive with very broad occupational driving privileges and be on 2 years computer based probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

11-24-09: 2nd OFFENSE OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI AMENDED TO LESSER DUI PENALTIES -- Stylist, Avoids Jail and Yellow Plates on 2nd Ohio OVI/ Ohio DUI charge- (.196%- High Tiered Test) --our client, a 23 year old stylist, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding.  This is the 2nd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test was .196%, which is a high tiered test that carries a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow plates.  After 3 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to an Ohio OVI/ Ohio DUI was stipulated as a first offense. She will pay a $300 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, serve 3 days in a jail alternative center, drive with very broad occupational driving privileges   and be on 2 years probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

11-23-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE DROPPED -- Server/Student, Pleas Reckless Operation --our client, a 29 year old server/student, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for a marked lanes violation and almost hitting a pedestrian.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.  After 3 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to a reckless operation- a non-alcohol related offense. He will pay a $250 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, drive with very broad occupational driving privileges and be on 1 year probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

11-19-09: 20 DAY JAIL TERM AVOIDED FOR OHIO DUI SECOND OFFENSE -- Real Estate Agent, 2nd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI Charge- Avoids Jail and Yellow Plates, --our client, a 28 year old real estate agent, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding.  This is the 2nd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test was .112%.  After 4 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to OVI- stip 1st. He will pay a $375 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, drive with very broad occupational driving privileges and be on 2 years probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

11-17-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED -- Financial Advisor with a Securities License, Pleas Reckless Operation, --our client, a 33 year old financial advisor, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being involved in a one car accident.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.  After 6 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to reckless operation. He will pay a $250 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, drive with very broad occupational driving privileges and be on 1 year probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

11-17-09: MANDATORY JAIL / YELLOW PLATES AVOIDED -- Graphic Designer, 2nd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI Charge- Avoids Jail and Yellow Plates, --our client, a 31 year old graphic designer, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving the wrong way on an exit ramp.  This is the 2nd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test was .171%, a high-tiered test.  After 7 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to OVI- impaired. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education class, attend 3 days in a jail alternative center, drive with very broad occupational driving privileges and be on 1 year probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

11-11-09: MANDATORY 60 DAY JAIL TERM AVOIDED FOR OHIO DUI -- Engineer, 3rd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI Charge- Avoids Jail and Yellow Plates, --our client, a 29 year old engineer, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding.  This is the 3rd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He submitted to a urine test.  After 5 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to OVI- stipulated 1st. He will pay a $375 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, drive with very broad occupational driving privileges and be on 2 years probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

11-11-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED -- OSU student, Pleas Non- Moving, No Points Violation--our client, a 22 year old student, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being pulled over for driving through a stop sign.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  Her breath test was .114%.  After   4 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She will pay a $375 fine, will be on 1 year   probation, complete a 3 day alcohol education class and drive unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

11-11-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED -- Client Drives for Work, Pleas Reckless Operation--our client, a 19 year old student, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being pulled over for speeding.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.  After  4 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled reckless operation. He will pay a $200 fine, will be on 1 year  probation, and drive with very broad driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

11-10-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED -- General Contractor, Pleas Reckless Operation on 2nd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge--our client, a 35 year old general contractor, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being pulled over for making a wrong turn.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.  After  6 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to reckless operation. He will pay a $250 fine, complete a 3 day alcohol education class and drive on very broad occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

11-09-09: 3RD OFFENSE OHIO DUI SETTLED AS 1ST OFFENSE OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI PENALTIES -- Sales Associate, 3rd Ohio OVI/ Ohio DUI Charge(.233% High Test)--our client, a 49 year old Sales associate, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being pulled over for a marked lanes violation.  This is the 3rd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  Her breath test was .233%.  After  2 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to an OVI.    She will pay a $375 fine, will be on 1 year  non-reporting probation, complete a 3 day alcohol education class and spend 3 days in a jail alternative center. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

11-06-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGE DROPPED -- Senior Managing Consultant-travels for work, Pleas to Reckless Operation --our client, a 32 year old consultant, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being pulled over for weaving.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  She refused to submit to a breath test.  After 7 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. She will pay a $375 fine, will be on 2 years non-reporting probation and drive with very broad occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

11-2-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGE DROPPED -- Out of State Resident, Executive, Pleas to Non-Moving, No Points Violation, --our client, a 33 year old executive, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.  After 2 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will pay a $300 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, drive with very broad occupational driving privileges and be on 1 year non-reporting probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

10-19-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED -- Bank Branch Manager, Pleas Reckless Operation, --our client, a 29 year old bank branch manager, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped at a checkpoint.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.   After 1 month of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a reckless operation, non-alcohol related offense. He will pay a $150 fine, will not be on probation and will drive with very broad driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

10-20-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED -- Computer Tech, Pleas Reckless Operation, --our client, a 54 year old computer tech, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after police were dispatched about his driving.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.  After 8 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox   entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a reckless operation, non-alcohol related offense. He will pay a $250 fine, he will attend a 3 day alcohol education class and drive with broad occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

10-22-09: MANDATORY JAIL AND DUI YELLOW PLATES AVOIDED -- Business Executive, Avoids Jail and Yellow Plates- (.213% Test), --our client, a 28 year old college executive, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after a marked lanes violation.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test was .213%, a high tiered test.  After 4 months of representation, Attorney Tod Brininger  entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to OVI -impaired. He will pay a $475 fine, he will attend a 3 day alcohol education class, be on probation for 1 year and drive with broad occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

10-22-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED -- Bank Consultant, Pleas Reckless Operation, --our client, a 30 year old bank consultant, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after police were dispatched about his driving.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.  After 9 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox  entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a reckless operation, non-alcohol related offense. He will pay a $375 fine, be on probation for 2 years and drive with broad occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

10-26-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED -- Self Employed Business Owner, Pleas Non -Moving, No Points Violation, --our client, a 43 year old business owner, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after a marked lanes violation.  This is the 2 nd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  She refused to submit to a breath test.  After 2 months of representation, Attorney Tod Brininger entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She will pay a $250 fine, be on 1 year non-reporting probation and drive unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

10-14-09: OHIO ATTORNEY AVOIDS DUI / OVI CONVICTION - Ohio DUI / Ohio OVI charges against Columbus trial lawyer dropped   --our client, a 33 year old attorney, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after a marked lanes violation.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  Her breath test was .129%.   After 4 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a reckless operation, non-alcohol related offense. She will pay a $250 fine, will not be on probation and will drive unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

10-14-09:  OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED -- Out of State Resident , Pleas Reckless Operation, --our client, a 23 year old out of state resident, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after a marked lanes violation/flat tires.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test was .136%.  After 4 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a reckless operation, non-alcohol related offense. She will pay a $150 fine, he will attend a 3-day alcohol education class and drive unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

10-14-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED -- Customer Service Rep, Pleas to a Non-Moving, No Points Offense, --our client, a 33 year old customer service rep, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after a marked lanes violation.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  She refused to submit to a breath test.  After 5 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She will pay a $375 fine and complete a 3-day alcohol education program.  She will not be on probation and will drive unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

10-13-09: OHIO DENTIST AVOIDS MANDATORY JAIL AND YELLOW DUI PLATES - High Breath Test charge Ohio DUI / Ohio OVI Charge Dismissed -- our client, a 46 year old Ohio dentist, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after making an improper turn.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test was .172%, a high tiered test that carries a mandatory minimum of 6 days jail and restricted plates.  After 5 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to an Ohio OVI.  He will pay a $375 fine, will not be on probation and drive with broad driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

10-13-09: 85% REDUCTION IN MANDATORY JAIL TERM FOR OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI -our client, a 25 year old sales manager, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after driving the wrong way down a one way street.  This is the 2 ND Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.  His mandatory 20 day jail term was reduced to 3 days in jail by agreement with the State.  After 5 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to an Ohio OVI as a stipulated first offense.  He will pay a $500 fine, will be on probation for 1 year, serve only 3 days in a jail alternative center and have occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

10-06-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED -- Business Owner, Pleas Reckless Operation --our client, a 44 year old business owner, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after he was stopped for speeding.  This is the 2nd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.  After 7 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled Reckless Operation.  He will pay a $375 fine, will be on 1 year probation and drive with broad occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

9-30-09:   OHIO PHYSICAL CONTROL WHILE INTOXICATED AMENDED TO LESSER CHARGE -- Teacher, Pleas to "Impaired Alertness" --our client, a 23 year old teacher pulled over on the side of the road after deciding not to drive any further. She was subsequently arrested and charged with being in physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated.  Attorney Brad Koffel negotiated an amendment of that charge to the lesser traffic offense of "Impaired Alertness" which is a non-alcohol related offense.    She will pay a $150 fine, will not be on probation and drive unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

10-7-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED -- Engineer for a Major Car Manufacturer, Pleas Reckless Operation --our client, a 29 year old engineer, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after a marked lanes violation.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.  After 3 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled Reckless Operation.  He will pay a $150 fine, complete some community service and drive unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

10-08-09: OHIO DUI "HIGH TEST" PENALTIES CHARGE DISMISSED -Dentist Avoids Mandatory Jail Term for DUI in Ohio -- (.212%- High Test) --our client, a 27 year old dentist, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after he was stopped for speeding.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test was result was a .212%, a high tiered test, more than twice the legal limit.  After 4 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled Ohio OVI- impaired.  He will pay a $375 fine, will be on 1 year probation, serve 1 day at a jail alternative center, complete a 3 day alcohol education program and drive with broad occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

10-9-09: JAIL TERM AND YELLOW PLATES AVOIDED ON OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE -- Senior Developer- Travels for Work, Avoids Jail and Yellow Plates--our client, a 28 year old senior developer, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after an accident with a parked car.  This is the 2nd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.  After 8 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to an Ohio OVI as a stipulated 1 st offense.  He will pay a $375 fine, complete a 3 day alcohol education program, have 1 year of probation and drive with broad occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

10-15-09: MANDATORY JAIL TERM AND YELLOW PLATES AVOIDED AFTER OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI ARREST -- Business Owner, Avoids Jail and Yellow Plates--our client, a 34 year old business owner, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after a one car accident.  This is the 3rd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.  After 8 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to an Ohio OVI as a stipulated 1 st offense.  He will pay a $375 fine, complete a 3 day alcohol education program, have 1 year of probation and drive with broad occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel)

10-1-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED -- Teacher & Coach, Pleas Reckless Operation, --our client, a 24 year old teacher/coach, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after a marked lanes violation.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  She refused to submit to a breath test.   After 3 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a reckless operation, non-alcohol related offense. She will pay a $375 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, drive with broad occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

10-1-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE AMENDED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION -   Former Army Ranger,  Pleas to a Non-Moving, No Points Violation (.223% High Test)-- our client, a 38 year old army ranger, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after an accident on his motorcycle.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test result was .223%, a high tiered test.   After 6 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a Non- Moving, No Points Violation.  He will drive with broad occupational driving privileges, be on 2 years of non-reporting probation and pay a $450 fine. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

10-01-09:  OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI HIGH BREATH TEST CASE DISMISSED -- OSU Student, Avoids Jail/Yellow Plates(.244% High Test), -- our client, a 24 year College Student, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after speeding.  This is the 1 st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test result was .244%, a high tiered test, over 3 times the legal limit. After 6 months of representation, Attorney Tod Brininger entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a OVI-impaired, thus dismissing the high breath test charge.  He will pay a $375 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, be on 1 year probation and drive with broad occupational driving privileges.  (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

9-30-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE DROPPED -- Automobile Sales, Pleas Reckless Operation, --our client, a 21 year old automobile sales person, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after driving through a red light.  This is the 2nd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.  After 3 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a reckless operation, non-alcohol related offense. He will pay a $375 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, be on probation for 1 year and drive with broad occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

9-30-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE DROPPED TO LESSER CHARGE -- Bartender, Pleas Reckless Operation, --our client, a 38 year old bartender, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after weaving within lane.  This is the 2nd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.  After 3 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a reckless operation, non-alcohol related offense. He will pay a $375 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, be on probation for 1 year and drive with broad occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

9-30-09:   OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE AMENDED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION --   Golf Course Employee, Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation, -- our client, a 26 year old golf course employee, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after a marked lanes violation.  This is the 2nd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test result was .146%. After 6 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a Non-Moving, No Points Violation.  He will pay a $375 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, be on 2 years probation and drive unrestricted.  (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

9-29-09:  MANDATORY JAIL AND DUI YELLOW LICENSE PLATES AVERTED -- Government Affairs Employee, Avoids Jail/Yellow Plates on 3rd Ohio OVI/ Ohio DUI Charge, -- our client, a 37 year old government affairs employee, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after driving left of center.  This is the 3rd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.  After 4 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel   entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to an Ohio OVI- stipulated as a 1 st offense.  He will pay a $375 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, he will be on non reporting probation for 1 year and drive with broad occupational driving privileges.  (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

9-29-09:  OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE DROPPED -- Sales Rep, Pleas to a Non-Moving, No Points Violation, -- our client, a 25 year old sales rep, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after driving left of center.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test result was .155%. After 4 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel, entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a Non-Moving, No Points Violation.  He will pay a $400 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, he will be on probation for 1 year and drive unrestricted.  (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

9-29-09:  OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE AMENDED TO LESSER CHARGE -- IT Project Manager, Pleas to a Non-Moving, No Points Violation- No Probation, -- our client, a 50 year old project manager, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after driving through a red light on his motorcycle.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test result was .125%. After 3 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a Non-Moving, No Points Violation.  He will pay a $200 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, he will be not be on probation and drive unrestricted.  (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

9-28-09:  FLEEING POLICE CASE REDUCED -- Avoids Failure to Comply with Officers Orders and Pleas Reckless Operation, -- our client, a 38 year old, was charged after driving on a closed road and failing to comply with officers orders.     After 3 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to Reckless Operation.  He will pay a $100 fine.  (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

9-28-09:  OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE DISMISSED -- Doctor/Scientist, Pleas to Headlight Violation, -- our client, a 30 year old doctor/scientist at a local hospital, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after speeding.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test result was .070%. After 3 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, our clients Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI was dismissed.  He pled to a headlight violation, a minor misdemeanor.  He will pay a $35 fine.  (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

9-28-09:  OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE REDUCED --Financial Advisor at a Bank, Pleas Reckless Operation, -- our client, a 25 year old, financial advisor, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after speeding.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  Her breath test result was .127%. After 6 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled Reckless Operation, a nonalcohol related offense..  He will pay a $350 fine, will not be on probation and now drive unrestricted.  (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

9-29-09:   OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE DROPPED--   Client with CDL (Commercial Drivers License)on 3rd Ohio OVI/ Ohio DUI charge, Pleas to a Non-Moving, No Points Violation, -- our client, a 46 year old project manager, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being involved in a 2 car accident.  This is the 3rd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test. After 3 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a Non-Moving, No Points Violation.  He will pay a $375 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, he will be on probation for 1 year and drive with broad occupational driving privileges.  (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

9-28-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI JAIL AND YELLOW PLATES AVOIDED -- State of Ohio Employee, Avoids Jail/Yellow Plates on 2nd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI Charge (.217% Test), -- our client, a 50 year old project manager, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after speeding and driving with 1 headlight.  This is the 2nd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test result was .217%, a high tiered test. After 3 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a OVI-stipulates 1 st offense.  He will pay a $375 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, he will be on probation for 1 year and drive with broad occupational driving privileges.  (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

9-24-09:  OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE AMENDED TO LESSER SENTENCE -- Self-Employed Contractor, Avoids Jail/Yellow Plates/Interlock, -- our client, a 26 year old, contractor, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after using the wrong turn signal to change lanes.  This is the 2nd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.   After 4 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to an Ohio OVI/ Ohio DUI as a stipulated first offense.  He will pay a $375 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, he will be on probation for 2 years and drive with occupational driving privileges.  (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

9-23-09:  OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI REDUCED TO LESSER CHARGE -- High School Teacher & Mother of 2, Pleas Reckless Operation, -- our client, a 38 year old mother of 2 & school teacher, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after turning in front of traffic.  This is the 2nd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test result was .180%. After 3 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to Reckless Operation.  He will pay a $200 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, she will be on a 2 year non-reporting probation, 3 days in a jail alternative center and drive unrestricted.  (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

9-23-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE DROPPED --   Nanny, Pleas Reckless Operation, -- our client, a 29 year old nanny, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after pulled over for speeding.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test result was .125%. After 3 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled Reckless Operation, a non-alcohol related offense.  He will pay a $175 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, she will not be on probation and now drives unrestricted.  (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

9-22-09:  OHIO DUI / OHIO CASE DROPPED -- Restaurant Manager, Pleas to a Non-Moving, No Points Violation, -- our client, a 23 year old restaurant manager, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being pulled over for speeding.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.   After 6 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a Non-Moving, No Points Violation.  He will attend a 3-day alcohol education class, he will be on 1 year of non-reporting probation and drive with broad occupational driving privileges.  (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

9-21-09:  OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE AMENDED TO LESSER CHARGE --Computer Programmer, Pleas to a Non-Moving, No Points Violation, -- our client, a 29 year old computer programmer, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after a marked lanes violation.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test result was .084%.    After 9 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a Non-Moving, No Points Violation.  He will pay a $400 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, he will be on probation for 1 year and drive with broad occupational driving privileges.  (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

9-18-09:   OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE DROPPED-- Insurance Agent, Pleas Reckless Operation, -- our client, a 25 year old insurance agent, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after a marked lanes violation.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  Her breath test result was .066%.   After 9 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled Reckless Operation, a non-alcohol related offense.  He will pay a $150 fine, she will not be on probation.  (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

9-21-09:  OHIO DUI / OHIO JAIL AND YELLOW PLATES AVOIDED -- Sales Rep, Avoids Jail/Yellow Plates/Interlock (.223% High Test), -- our client, a 24 year old Sales Rep, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after an accident with a police cruiser.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test result was .223%, a high-tiered test that carries a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow plates.   After 4 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to an Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI.  He will pay a $375 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class and drive with broad occupational driving privileges.  (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

9-15-09:  OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI JAIL AND YELLOW DUI LICENSE PLATES AVOIDED --  Nurse Avoids Jail/Yellow Plates/Interlock (.200% High Test) , -- our client, a 28 year old LPN, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after speeding and driving over the center line.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  Her  breath test result was .200%, a high-tiered test that carries a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow plates   After 3 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to an OVI-impaired.  He will pay a $375 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, she will not be on probation and drive with broad occupational driving privileges.  (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

9-15-09:  OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI JAIL AND DUI YELLOW PLATES AVOIDED -- OSU Student, Avoids Jail/Yellow Plates/Interlock (.200% High Test) , -- our client, a 25 year OSU Student, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after driving left of center.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test result was .116. After 6 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled Reckless Operation, a non-alcohol related offense.  He will pay a $375 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, she will be on 1 year non- reporting probation.  (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

9-14-09:   OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE DROPPED-- Property Manager, Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation , -- our client, a 31 year old property manager, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after speeding and driving over the center line.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  She refused to submit to a breath test.   After 7 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a Non-Moving, No Points Violation.  She will pay a $200 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, she will not be on probation and drive with broad occupational driving privileges.  (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

9-15-09:  OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI JAIL AND YELLOW PLATES AVOIDED - Nurse Avoids Jail & Yellow Plates/Interlock (.200% High Test) , -- our client, a 28 year old LPN, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after speeding and driving over the center line.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test result was .141. After 3 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to an OVI-impaired.  He will pay a $375 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education class, she will not be on probation and drive with broad occupational driving privileges.  (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

9-03-09: ASSAULT AMENDED TO DISORDERLY CONDUCT -- IT Finance Manager, Pleas to Disorderly Conduct, -- our client, a 28 year old executive, was charged with Assault.  This is the 1 st Assault charge for our client.  After 3 months of representation, Attorney Tod Brininger entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a disorderly conduct.  (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

8-20-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI ARREST DROPPED TO RECKLESS OP -- Banking Specialist, Pleas Reckless Operation; No Probation-- our client, a 25 year banking specialist, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI for driving with one headlight out.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.  After 7 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense.  He will pay a fine of $50. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

8-20-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE DROPPED -- Aviation Student, Pleas to Reckless Operation,-- our client, a 22 year old student, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI for speeding.  This is the 1 st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test result was .109%.  After 10 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense.  (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

8-13-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI ARREST REDUCED -- Accountant, Pleas to a Non-Moving, No Points Violation -- our client, a 29 year old accountant, was charged with Ohio DUI and Physical Control after she was parked on the side of the highway and was reported to have almost struck another vehicle.  This is the 1st charge for our client.  She refused to submit to a breath test. After 2 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation.  (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

8-12-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES REDUCED --   Client that Drives a Company Car Avoids Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI, Pleas Reckless Operation (.123% test)-- our client, that drives a company car, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after driving left of center and almost striking a curb.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test result was .123%. After 10 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a reckless operation, non-alcohol related offense. Our client was concerned about his job because he could not be insured on a company vehicle with an Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

8-12-09: OHIO DUI PENALTIES REDUCED -- Marketing/Sales Rep Avoids Jail and Yellow Plates (.175% Breath Test)-- our client, a 25 year old marketing/sales rep, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI for running a red light.  This is the 1 st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test result was .175%, a high-tiered test which carries a mandatory minimum 6 days in jail and restricted yellow plates.  After 10 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to OVI-impaired.  He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program in lieu of serving 6 days jail.  He will drive with broad driving privileges and pay a $375 fine.  (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

8-12-09:   OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CONVICTION AVOIDED -- US Navy Veteran,   Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation-- our client, a 53 year old, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after driving an unsafe vehicle, he had a flat tire and was trying to find a lighted place to pull over.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test. After 8 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation.  He will pay a $175 fine and drive with very broad occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

8-12-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI 3RD OFFENSE AVOIDS MANDATORY JAIL -- State of Ohio Employee with 2 Prior Convictions Avoids Jail/Yellow Plates -- our client, a 38 year old, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after driving into 2 "do not enter" areas.  This is the 3rd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  She refused to submit to a breath test.   After 4 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a OVI-impaired.  She will attend a 3-day alcohol education class, drive with occupational driving privileges, be on 1 year of probation and pay a $375 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

8-10-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION -- OSU Student/Musician, Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation -- our client, a 25 year old student at OSU and a musician, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after driving with no front license plate.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.  After 6 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation.  He will drive with occupational driving privileges and pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

8-03-09: FELONY ASSAULT ON OFFICER DROPPED TO MISDEMEANOR -- 21 Year Old Student Avoids Significant Jail & a Felony Conviction  -- our client, a 21 year old student, was charged with 2 nd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI.  Our client was pulled over for speeding, running a red light and driving on the sidewalk, he was also charged with Felony Assault.  Our client was on probation at the time and faced up to 6 months in jail for his probation violation.  He refused to take a breath test.  After 4 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to OVI-impaired 2nd.  He avoided a Felony Charge and pled to a misdemeanor assault and paid a fine, will serve 10 days in a certified alternative jail center instead of the mandatory 20 in jail on the OVI, avoided jail on the probation violation and will have driving privileges on a 1 year driver's rights suspension.  (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

8-03-09: MANDATORY JAIL / YELLOW PLATES AVOIDED AFTER OHIO DUI ARREST -- Food & Beverage Industry Employee, Avoids Jail/Yellow Plates -- our client, a 33 year old employee in the food and beverage industry, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after reckless driving in and out of traffic.  This is the 2nd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test result was .123%.  After 6 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a OVI-impaired.  He will drive with occupational driving privileges, attend a 3-day alcohol education class and pay a $375 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

7-30-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED -- High School Teacher/ Coach, Avoids Jail/Yellow Plates -- our client, a 30 year old high school teacher/coach, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI driving the wrong way down a street.  This is the 1 st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.  After 5 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a OVI-impaired.  He will drive with occupational driving privileges, be on a non-reporting probation for 1 year, attend a 3-day alcohol education class and pay a $375 fine. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

7-30-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED -- Pre-school Teacher, Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation  -- our client, a 27 year old pre-school teacher, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI for failing to use a signal.  This is the 2nd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  She refused to submit to a breath test.  After 8 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

7-28-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED - Former NFL player avoids Ohio DUI conviction --     Pleas to a Non-Moving, No Points Violation -- our client was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI for driving outside marked lanes.  This is the 1 st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.  After 6 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation.  He will drive with occupational driving privileges, be on a non-reporting probation for 1 year, attend a 3-day alcohol education class. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

7-24-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE REDUCED TO RECKLESS -- Client with 3 Prior OVI Convictions, Pleas Reckless Operation -- our client, a 32 year old was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside marked lanes.  This is the 4th Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.   After 2 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense.   He will not be on probation, drive with occupational driving privileges and pay a fine of $150. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

7-27-09: COLUMBUS OHIO ATTORNEY'S DUI AMENDED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION -- Attorney Pleas to a Non-Moving, No Points Violation -- our client, a 51 year old attorney was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding and not signaling.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He submitted to a breath test at .15% and a urine test.  After 4 months of representation, Attorney Tod Brininger entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation.  He will not be on probation, will drive unrestricted and pay a fine of $300. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

8-06-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE AMENDED TO non-MOVING VIOLATION -- Private Airline Employee Pleas to a Non-Moving, No Points Violation (.225% Blood Test)-- our client, a 30 year old airline employee was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being involved in a one car accident.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He submitted to a blood test at .225%.  After 4 months of representation, Attorney Tod Brininger entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation.  She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, will not be on probation, will be driving with occupational driving privileges and pay a fine of $250. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

7-27-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASES RESOLVED FAVORABLY -- Client with 2 Pending OVI's Gets One Charge Reduced & Avoids Jail Altogether -
Our client, a 58 year old customer service/sales representative, was charged with OVI after officers found her passed out in her vehicle after wrecking her car into a utility pole.  While that OVI was pending our client was again charged with OVI after officers found her parked in the middle of the roadway unresponsive.  After 5 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and out client pled to 1 OVI and 1 non-moving violation.  Our client will attend intensive alcohol counseling, will drive with occupational driving privileges and will not have to serve one day in jail.  (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

7-27-09: OHIO DUI CLIENT AVOIDS JAIL -- Medical Technician Avoids Jail/Yellow Plates (.228% Test)- our client, a 52 year old was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being involved in a two car accident.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  Her breath test result was .228%.  After 7 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a OVI-impaired thus dismissing the high breath test charge.  She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, have occupational driving privileges, and pay a fine of $375. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

7-27-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CLIENT AVOIDS DUI CONVICTION -- Sales Rep Avoids Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI, Pleas Reckless Operation-- our client, a 31 year old senior sales rep was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for failing to control.  This is the 2nd Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He was concerned that an Ohio OVI/ Ohio DUI conviction would put his job in jeopardy.  He refused to submit to a breath test.  After 6 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense.  He will be on 3 years non-reporting probation, drive with occupational driving privileges, attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a fine of $250. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

7-29-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CLIENT AVOIDS DUI CONVICTION -- Student , Pleas to Pleas Reckless Operation (.098% Test)-- our client, a 23 year old student, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for diving outside marked lanes.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  Her breath test was .098%, a high-tiered test that carries a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow plates. She performed poorly on the field sobriety tests.   After 7 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense.  She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $100 fine and 1 year probation.  She will drive with occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

7-29-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CLIENT AVOIDS DUI / OVI CONVICTION -- Banking Sales Manager, Pleas Reckless Operation -- our client, a 28 year old was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding and failing to signal.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  His breath test was .118%.  After 4 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense.  He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $175 fine, will drive with very broad occupational driving privileges and complete 16 hours of community service. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

7-15-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO CLIENT AVOIDS DUI CONVICTION -- Client with Professional License,   Pleas to Pleas Reckless Operation -- our client, a 46 year old professional, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving erratically.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  Our client was concerned about losing her professional license with an OVI conviction.  She refused to submit to a breath test.    She performed poorly on the field sobriety tests.   After 4 months of representation, Attorney Tod Brininger entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense.  (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

7-20-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CLIENTS AVOIDS DUI --Underage Student,  Delaware Municipal Court, Avoids Jail and Yellow Plates - our client, a 20 year old student, was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being involved in a single car accident.  His breath test was .190%.  After 1 month representation, Attorney Tod Brininger entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor and out client pled to OVI impaired thus avoiding mandatory jail and having yellow license plates on his vehicle. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

8-10-09: OHIO DUI CHARGES DROPPED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION -- Electrical Engineer/Test Engineer, Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Offense -- our client, a 25 year old was charged with Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI after being stopped for an improper turn.  This is the 1st Ohio OVI/Ohio DUI charge for our client.  He refused to submit to a breath test.   After 7 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation.   He will   be on 1 year probation, drive with occupational driving privileges, complete 16 hours of community service and pay a fine of $150. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

6-30-09: OHIO DUI CHARGES AVOIDED -- Financial Planner Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Offense -- our client, a 34 year old financial planner, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving left of center. Our client was concerned about his insurance and financial licenses if he suffered an Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI conviction. He performed very poorly on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 8 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor, and our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will be on non-reporting probation for 1 year, attend a 3-day alcohol education program, and pay a $450 fine. He will drive with very broad occupational driving privileges for 1 year. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

6-29-09: OHIO DUI CASE DISMISSED -- Staffing Coordinator's 3rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge DISMISSED -- our client, a 29 year old staffing coordinator, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving left of center. This is the 3 rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI charge for our client, with 2 prior convictions in 2004 and 2006. He was facing a mandatory minimum 60 days jail, yellow plates, ignition interlock, and vehicle forfeiture. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 6 months of representation, the State could not substantiate their case against our client, and the case was DISMISSED. His mandatory license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated, and he now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

6-29-09: OHIO DUI / OVI CHARGES REDUCED -- OSU Grad Student Pleas Reckless Operation (.158% Test) -- our client, a 24 year old Ohio State University graduate student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside marked lanes. Our client was concerned about future job opportunities if she suffered an Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI conviction. She performed average on the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .158%, nearly twice the legal limit. After 7 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecution, and our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. She will be on probation for 2 years, attend a 3-day alcohol education program, and pay a $500 fine. She now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

6-29-09: NURSE AVOIDS OHIO DUI CONVICTION & JAIL -- Registered Nurse Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction -   Pleas Reckless Op (.180% Test) -- our client, a 38 year old registered nurse, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving erratically. Our client was very concerned about keeping her current job, as well as future job opportunities, if she suffered an Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI conviction. She performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. Her breath test was .180%, a high-tiered test that carries a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow plates. After 7 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into negotiations with the prosecutor. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $375 fine. She will not be on probation, and she now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

6-23-09: SALES REP AVOIDS OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CONVICTION -- Sales Representative Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation -- our client, a 28 year old sales representative, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving the wrong way on a one-way street. This is the 2 nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI charge for our client, with a prior reduction in 2002. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 3 months of representation, the prosecution had evidentiary issues and entered into plea negotiations with Attorney Steve Fox. Our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 1 year, and pay a $250 fine. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

6-23-09: MANDATORY JAIL AVOIDED IN OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE -- Musician's High Breath Test Dismissed (.241% Test + Accident) -- our client, a 22 year old musician, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being involved in a non-injury accident. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .241%, a high-tiered test, more than 3 times the legal limit. A high-tiered breath test carries a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow license plates. After 6 months of representation, the State had significant evidentiary issues and our client's high-breath test was dismissed. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $400 fine. He will not be on probation, and he now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

6-23-09: SALES REP AVOIDS OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CONVICTION -- Sales Rep Pleas Reckless Operation, Mandatory 1 yr License Suspension Terminated -- our client, a 29 year old sales representative, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after driving without his headlights on. Due to strict HR policies, our client's job would be in jeopardy if he suffered an Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI conviction. He performed poorly on one of the field sobriety tests and refused the others. 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 1 year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated for a 6 month license suspension with broad occupational driving privileges. He will be on non-reporting probation for 1 year, attend a 3-day alcohol education program, and pay a $200 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

6-23-09: SALES REP AVOIDS OHIO DUI JAIL TERM -- Sales Associate's High Breath Test, 3X's the Legal Limit, Dismissed (.232% Test) -- our client, a 23 year old sales associate, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving recklessly. This is the 2 nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI charge for our client, with a prior dismissal in 2007 (Represented by Koffel and Jump). After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client submitted to a breath test. His breath test result was .232%, a high-tiered test which carries a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow plates. After 4 months of representation, our client's high-breath test was dismissed. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program in lieu of serving 6 days in jail. He will be on non-reporting probation for 1 year, drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 6 months, and pay a $375 fine. (Represented by Attorneys Brad Koffel and Steve Fox.)

6-22-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES REDUCED FOR SERVICE MAN -- Air National Guard Systems Analyst Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation -- our client, a 28 year old systems analyst in the Air National Guard, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside marked lanes. Our client was concerned that an Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI conviction would jeopardize any future promotions he may be eligible for. He performed well on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 3 months of representation, he pled to a non-moving, no points violation. His mandatory 1 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 1 year, and pay a $200 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

6-22-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES REDUCED -- Financial Analyst Pleas Reckless Operation, Fine Only -- our client, a 35 year old corporate financial analyst, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. 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 minor misdemeanor reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will complete 12 hours of community service and pay a $200 fine. He will not be required to attend the 3-day alcohol education program, and he will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

6-18-09: MANDATORY COUNTY JAIL TERM AND YELLOW PLATES FOR OHIO DUI AVOIDED   -- Financial Planner Avoids Mandatory 20 days Jail, Yellow Plates, and Interlock (.189% High Test) -- our client, a 28 year old financial planner, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside of marked lanes. This is the second Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI charge for our client, with a prior conviction in 2005. He was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days jail, mandatory yellow license plates, and ignition interlock. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .189%, a high-tiered test. After 6 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the State, and our client's Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI was stipulated as a first offense. In lieu of serving 20 consecutive days in jail, he will serve 10 days at a jail alternative facility with work release for 12 hours of the day. He will drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 6 months, and he will not be required to drive with yellow plates or an ignition interlock device. He will be on probation for 2 years. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

6-17-09: STUDENT AVOIDS OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CONVICTION -- OSU Student Pleas Reckless Op; Mandatory 1 yr License Suspension Terminated -- our client, a 21 year old Ohio State University student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. He performed well on the field sobriety tests, and he refused to submit to a breath test. After 3 months of representation, Attorney Tod Brininger entered into plea negotiations with the State, and our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. His 1 year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated. He now drives unrestricted. He will be on non-reporting probation for 1 year, attend a 3-day alcohol education program, and pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

6-12-09: DOCTOR'S OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI AMENDED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION -- ER Doctor Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction (.105% Breath Test) -- our client, a 36 year old emergency room doctor, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. This is the second Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI charge for our client, with one prior reduction in 2007. He was concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would put his license with the medical board in jeopardy. He performed well on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .105%. After 7 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, drive without restrictions between the hours of 5:00am and 12:00am for 1 year, and pay a $375 fine. He will be on non-reporting probation for 1 year. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

6-12-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE REDUCED TO LESSER CHARGES -- OSU Graduate Student Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI, Pleas Reckless Operation (.114% Test) -- our client, a 24 year old Ohio State University graduate student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving through a red light. Our client had recently accepted a fellowship at a prestigious hospital and was concerned that an Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI conviction would jeopardize this opportunity. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .114%. After 7 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 $400 fine, and be on non-reporting probation for 2 years. He now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

6-8-09: PROFESSOR'S OHIO DUI CHARGES REDUCED -- University Professor Pleas Reckless Operation; Fine Only - No License Suspension, No Probation -- our client, a 35 year old university professor, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding and driving outside of marked lanes. Our client was concerned that an Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI conviction would jeopardize future job promotions. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .077%. After 6 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the State, and our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will not have any license suspension, he will not be required to attend and complete a 3-day alcohol education program, and he will not be on probation. He will pay a $375 fine. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

6-8-09: OHIO DUI CASE DROPPED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION -- Future Med School Student's High-Test Dismissed, Pleas Non-OVI Offense; Drug Case Dismissed (.232% High Test) -- our client, a 23 year old aspiring medical school student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after falling asleep at the wheel. Our client was very concerned that an Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI conviction would jeopardize his chances of being accepted into medical school. He did not perform the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .232%, a very high-tiered test, almost 3 times the legal limit. A high-tiered breath test carries a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow license plates. He was also charged with drug possession, which carries a mandatory license suspension and financial aid forfeiture.  After 4 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor. Our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. His mandatory 3 month license suspension was terminated. His drug possession case was dismissed. He will pay a $375 fine. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

6-4-09: OHIO DUI CHARGES REDUCED -- University Scholar-Athlete Pleas Reckless Operation to Keep Scholarship -- our client, a 22 year old scholar-athlete, 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 / Ohio DUI conviction would end his college football career.  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 1 year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated for a 6 month license suspension with extremely broad driving privileges. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $300 fine, and be on non-reporting probation for 1 year. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

6-3-09: OHIO DUI CHARGES DISMISSED -- Behavioral Therapist's Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI DISMISSED - Pleas to Headlight Violation -- our client, a 31 year old behavioral therapist, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving with the high beams on. Our client's license would be in jeopardy if she suffered an Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI conviction or any other alcohol-related offense. She performed well on the field sobriety tests, and she refused to submit to a breath test. After 7 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into negotiations with the State, and our client's Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI was dismissed. She pled to the headlight violation, a minor misdemeanor. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 1 year, and pay court costs only. She will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

6-1-09: MANDATORY 20 DAYS IN JAIL FOR OHIO DUI AVOIDED -- HVAC Tech's High-Breath Test Dismissed on 2nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge (.196% Test) -- our client, a 37 year old HVAC technician, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for failing to signal and failing to stop at a stop sign. This was the 2 nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI charge for our client, with one prior conviction. He was facing a mandatory minimum 6 days jail, restricted yellow license plates, and ignition interlock. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .196%, a high-tiered test, more than twice the legal limit. After 6 months of representation, our client's high-breath test was dismissed, and his Ohio OVI was stipulated as a first offense. He will attend and complete a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $375 fine, and be on probation for 1 year. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for 9-months, with an ignition interlock device required on his personal vehicle. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel and Attorney Steve Fox.)

5-27-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE AGAINST COLLEGE STUDENT REDUCED -- Xavier University Student Pleas Reckless Operation (.126% Breath Test) -- our client, a 19 year old Xavier University student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding and failing to stop at a stop sign. Our client was concerned that an Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI conviction would hinder future employment opportunities. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .126%. After 6 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related misdemeanor. He will drive unrestricted between 6:00am and 11:00pm for one year. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $375 fine, and be on non-reporting probation for 3 years. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

5-27-09: MANDATORY JAIL TERM FOR OHIO DUI DISMISSED -- OSU Student's High-Tiered Breath Test DISMISSED, Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction (.222% Test) -- 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 if he suffered an Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI conviction his job opportunities after graduation would be limited. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .222%, a high-tiered test, which carries a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow license plates. After 5 months of representation, the State had significant issues proving the validity of our client's breath test, and it was dismissed. At the following court date, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the State, and our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. In lieu of serving 6 days in jail, he will attend a 3-day alcohol education program. He will drive with broad driving privileges for 6 months, and will not be required to have yellow license plates. He will be on probation for 2 years and will pay a $150 fine. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

5-26-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE REDUCED -- Nursing Student Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation on 2nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge -- our client, a 32 year old nursing student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. This is the second Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI charge for our client, with a prior reduction. She was concerned that an Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI conviction would put her future nursing license in jeopardy. She performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. She refused to submit to a urine test. 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 will drive with occupational driving privileges for 1 year. She will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

5-26-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE AMENDED -- Senior Account Rep Pleas Reckless Op on 3rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge -- our client, a 30 year old senior account rep, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. This is the 3 rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI charge for our client, with 2 prior reductions. He performed average on the field sobriety tests, and he refused to submit to a breath test. After 3 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea discussions with the prosecution. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 1 year, attend a 3-day alcohol education program, and pay a $475 fine. He will be on non-reporting probation for 3 years. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

5-26-09: OHIO TEACHER AVOIDS DUI CONVICTION -- Teacher Pleas Reckless Operation, License Suspension Terminated (.136% Breath Test) -- our client, a 41 year old teacher, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after stopping at the scene of an accident to check on a friend. He was concerned that if he suffered an Ohio OVI conviction, his teaching license would be in jeopardy. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .136%. After 2 months of representation, the State had significant issues proving the validity of our client's breath test. To avoid taking the case to trial, they entered into negotiations with Attorney Steve Fox. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. His license suspension was terminated, and he now drives unrestricted. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $250 fine. He will be on probation for 1 year. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

5-22-09: OHIO DUI CASE DROPPED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION -- Business Owner Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation on 2nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge -- our client, a 38 year old franchise restaurant owner, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving left of center. This is the 2 nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI charge for our client, with one prior conviction. He was facing a mandatory minimum 6 days jail. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .075%. After 3 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 6 months, and pay a $300 fine. He will not serve any days in jail, and he will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

5-22-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES AMENDED TO NON-MOVING CHARGE -- Electrical Contractor Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation; No Probation -- our client, a 29 year old electrical contractor, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding and driving outside of marked lanes. Our client was concerned that if he suffered an Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI conviction his contractor's license would be in jeopardy. Our client did not perform the field sobriety tests due to a medical impairment. He refused to submit to a breath test. After only 2 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 1 year and will pay a $200 fine. He will not be required to attend a 3-day alcohol education program, and he will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel and Attorney Steve Fox.)

5-22-09: MANDATORY 20 DAYS IN JAIL FOR OHIO DUI AVOIDED -- Food Service Manager Avoids 20dys Mandatory Jail on 3rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI (.173% Test) -- our client, a 30 year old food service manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. This is the 3 rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI charge for our client, with 2 prior convictions. He was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days jail, restricted yellow license plates, and ignition interlock. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .173%, a high-tiered test. After 3 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor. Our client's high-tiered breath test was dismissed, and his Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI was stipulated as a 1 st offense. He will serve only 6 days in a jail alternative center with work release for 12 hours each day. He will pay a $400 fine and drive with occupational driving privileges for 6 months. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

5-19-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE DROPPED DOWN -- Auditor Pleas Reckless Op, Avoids Drug Conviction, License Suspension Terminated -- our client, a 25 year old auditor, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving through a red light. He was also subsequently charged with drug paraphernalia and possession. He refused to submit to the field sobriety tests, and he refused to submit to a breath test. After 7 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecution. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. His mandatory 1-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 $400 fine. His drug charges were amended to disorderly conduct, and he will pay a $150 fine. He will be on probation for 1 year. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

5-18-09: SECOND OFFENSE DUI CONVICTION AVOIDED -- Systems Analyst Avoids 2nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction; Pleas Reckless Op to Keep His Job -- our client, a 34 year old systems analyst, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside of marked lanes. This is the second Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI charge for our client, with one prior conviction. If our client suffered a 2 nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI conviction, his job would be in jeopardy. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 10 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox held a motion hearing to debate the validity of the prosecution's case against our client. After 13 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 for 9 months, and pay a $400 fine. He will be on probation for 1 year. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

5-18-09: HIGH BLOOD TEST DUI CHARGE DISMISSED -- Service Manager's .248% Blood Test Dismissed; Avoids Jail + Yellow Plates -- our client, a 37 year old service manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being involved in a single car injury accident. The standard field sobriety tests were not performed, as our client was transported to the hospital. Her blood test result was .248%, a high-tiered test, over 3 times the legal limit, which carries a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow license plates. As the case proceeded, the prosecution had issues filing our client's blood result timely. After 6 months of representation, our client's high-tiered test was dismissed. She will avoid the mandatory minimum 6 days jail, and she will not be required to drive with restricted yellow license plates. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 6 months, and pay a $400 fine. She will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

5-18-09: SECOND OFFENSE OHIO DUI CHARGE DROPPED DOWN -- Director of Finance Pleas Non-Moving Violation on 2nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge -- our client, a 39 year old director of finance, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving left of center. This is the second Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI charge for our client, with a prior reduction in 2004. He refused to take the field sobriety tests, and he refused to submit to a breath test. He did make admissions to drinking before driving. After 3 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the State. Our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. His mandatory 1-year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated for a 6-month license suspension with broad occupational driving privileges. He will be on non-reporting probation for 1 year, and he will pay a $300 fine. He will not be required to attend a 3-day alcohol education program. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

5-14-09: 20 DAY JAILS AVOIDED FOR OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI -- Financial Advisor Avoids 20 days Mandatory Jail & Restricted Yellow Plates on 2nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI (.158% Test) -- our client, a 38 year old financial advisor, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving the wrong way on a one-way. This is the second Ohio OVI charge for our client, with a prior conviction in 2005. He was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days jail, restricted yellow plates, and ignition interlock. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .158%, nearly twice the legal limit. After 5 months of representation, our client's Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI was stipulated as a first offense. He will avoid 20 days jail, yellow plates and interlock. He will be on probation for 1 year, drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 9 months, and attend a 3-day alcohol education program. He will pay a $525 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

5-12-09: TEACHER AVOIDS OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CONVICTION -- School Teacher Pleas Reckless Operation -- our client, a 49 year old middle school teacher, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after speeding in a school zone. Our client was concerned about the effect an Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI conviction would have on her ability to continue teaching. She performed poorly on the field sobriety tests and made admissions to drinking. She refused to submit to a breath test. After 2 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. She will be on probation for 1 year, attend a 3-day alcohol education program, and pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

5-12-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO CHARGES DROPPED-- Landscaper Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation on 2nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Offense -- our client, a 34 year old landscaper, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for following another car too closely and driving with his high beams on. This is the second Ohio OVI charge for our client, with one prior conviction in 2007. He was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days in jail, restricted yellow plates and ignition interlock. He refused the field sobriety tests, and he refused to submit to a breath test. After 2 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecution. Our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. In lieu of serving any days in jail, he will attend a 3-day alcohol education program. He will be on probation for 1 year and pay a $150 fine. He will drive with occupational driving for 1 year, without restricted yellow plates and interlock. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

5-11-09: OHIO DUI / OVI CHARGES DROPPED -- Claims Rep Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI; Pleas Non-Moving Violation, No Points Violation -- our client, a 40 year old claims representative, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for failing to signal. She performed average on the field sobriety tests, and made admissions to drinking after a Buckeye's game. She refused to submit to a breath test. After 7 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the State. Our client pled to a non-moving, no points, non-DUI offense. She will be on probation for 1-year, attend a 3-day alcohol education program, and pay a $375 fine. She will drive with broad occupational driving privileges for  5 months. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

5-7-09: OHIO DUI YELLOW PLATES & JAIL TERM AVOIDED -- Ohio State University Student Avoids Jail and Yellow License Plates on .238% Breath Test -- our client, a 22 year old Ohio State University student, 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. Her breath test result was .238%, a very high-tiered test, almost 3 times the legal limit. Her high-tiered breath test carries a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow plates. After 5 months of representation, the State had evidentiary issues and entered into plea negotiations with Attorney Steve Fox. Her high-tiered breath test was dismissed. In lieu of serving 6 days in jail, she will attend a 3-day alcohol education program. She will drive with occupational driving privileges for 6 months and pay a $375 fine. She will not be required to drive with restricted yellow plates, and she will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

5-7-09:   OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE DROPPED TO RECKLESS OP -- Senior Engineer Pleas Reckless Operation, Fine Only (.228% Urine Test) -- our client, a 53 year old senior engineer, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside of marked lanes. He was also subsequently charged with Failure to Comply. Our client speaks very little English, and due to the language barrier, the standard field sobriety tests were not offered. Our client submitted to a urine test. His urine test result was .228%. After 6 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor as significant evidentiary issues arose. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense, and traffic resisting, a minor misdemeanor. His license suspension was terminated, and he now drives unrestricted. He will be on non-reporting probation for 2 years and pay a $200 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

5-6-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED TO LESSER CHARGE -- Vice President & Operations Manager Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation -- our client, a 40 year old assistant vice president and operations manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 3 months of representation, our client's Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI was amended to a non-moving, no points violation. He will be on non-reporting probation for 1 year, attend a 3-day alcohol education program, and pay a $375. His mandatory 1-year license suspension was terminated for a 6-month license suspension with broad occupational driving privileges. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

5-1-09: OHIO DUI BREATH TEST CASE DROPPED -- Reynoldsburg Resident Pleas Reckless Operation, Fine Only (.114% Test) -- our client, a 26 year old Reynoldsburg resident, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI in 2007 after being stopped for driving outside marked lanes. Her husband was deployed with the Army shortly after her arrest. She moved out of the state before resolving her case, causing her to case to go into warrant status. In February of this year, she contacted Koffel and Jump, looking to resolve her outstanding Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI case. She performed average on the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .114%. After 3 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. She will pay a $150 fine and be on non-reporting probation for 1 year. She now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

4-30-09: OHIO DUI BREATH TEST CHARGE DROPPED TO LESSER OFFENSE -- Sales Manager Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI; No License Suspension & No Probation (.102% Test) -- our client, a 28 year old sales manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client was concerned about keeping his current employment if he suffered an Ohio OVI conviction. He performed well on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .102%. After 4 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points, non-DUI offense. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $100 fine. His license suspension was terminated, and he now drives unrestricted. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

4-29-09: 30 DAYS JAIL TERM AVOIDED IN OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI -- Roofing Contractor Avoids 30 days Mandatory Jail on 3rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Offense (.168% Test) -- our client, a 26 year old roofing contractor, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being involved in a single-car accident. This is the 3 rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI charge for our client, with 2 prior convictions in 2007. Our client was facing a mandatory minimum 30 days in jail and vehicle forfeiture. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client submitted to a urine test. His urine test result was .168%, over twice the legal limit. After 6 months of representation, our client's 3rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI was stipulated as a first offense. He will not serve any days in jail. His vehicle will not be forfeited. He will pay a $375 fine and be on probation for 5 years. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

4-28-09:   40 DAYS IN JAIL REDUCED TO JUST 3 DAYS ON OHIO DUI CASES -- Pharmacist Avoids 60 days Mandatory Jail on 2nd and 3rd Concurrent Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Offenses; High-Breath Test Dismissed (.204% Breath Test) -- our client, a 35 year old pharmacist, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for following too closely. This was our client's 2 nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI charge, with a prior conviction in 2004. She was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days in jail. She performed average on the field sobriety tests, and she refused a urine test. While this case was pending, our client picked up a new Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI charge after rear-ending a car stopped at a red light. Her breath test result on the new case was .204%, a high-tiered test, which carries additional mandatory penalties and restricted yellow plates. After 4 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor. Both of our client's pending Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI charges were stipulated as first offenses, and her high-test was dismissed in the second pending case. In total, she will pay a $675, drive with an ignition interlock device for one year, and be on probation for 2 years. In lieu of serving a significant amount of jail time, our client will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and serve 1 weekend in jail. She will not be required to drive with restricted yellow plates. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

4-28-09: 60 DAYS IN JAIL REDUCED TO ALCOHOL PROGRAM IN OHIO DUI CASE - Assistant Manager Avoids 60dys Mandatory Jail on 3rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Offense (.201% High-Breath Test) -- our client, a 27 year old assistant restaurant manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being involved in an accident in a fast food drive-thru lane. This is our client's 3 rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI charge, with 2 prior convictions, all within 6 years. He was facing a mandatory minimum 60 days jail. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .201%, a high-tiered breath test, which carries additional mandatory penalties and restricted yellow plates. After 5 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the State. Our client's Ohio OVI was stipulated as a first offense high-test. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, drive with occupational driving privileges for 6 months, and pay a $525 fine. He will only serve 3 out of the mandatory minimum 60 days in jail. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

4-28-09:   20 DAYS IN JAIL REDUCED TO JUST A ALCOHOL PROGRAM IN OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI -- Business Manager Avoids 20dys Jail on 3rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Offense -- our client, a 32 year old business manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after passing out at the wheel.  This is our client's 3 rd Ohio OVI charge, with 2 prior convictions. He was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days in jail. He refused the field sobriety tests and a breath test. After 3 months of representation, our client's Ohio OVI was stipulated as a first offense. In lieu of serving 20 days in jail, he will attend a 3-day alcohol education program. He will be on probation for one year, drive with broad occupational driving privileges for one year, and pay a $375 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

4-24-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED -- Transportation Specialist Pleas Reckless Operation, Non-Reporting Probation -- our client, a 26 year old transportation specialist, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving through a red light. Our client was concerned about maintaining his employment if he suffered an Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI conviction. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 5 months of representation, the State had evidentiary issues and entered into plea negotiations with Attorney Brad Koffel. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $200 fine. He will be on non-reporting probation for 2 years. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

4-24-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE DISMISSED --   IT Professional's 2nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Case DISMISSED -- our client, a 32 year old IT professional, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after officers found his car in a ditch. This is the 2 nd Ohio OVI charge for our client, with one prior reduction in 2007. Our client performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 2 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox held a motion hearing to suppress the evidence in our client's case. The prosecution had significant evidentiary issues on the hearing date, and our motion to suppress all the evidence was sustained. At the next court date, our client's case was dismissed outright. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

4-22-09: OHIO DUI 3RD OFFENDER RECEIVES COUNSELING, NO JAIL -- Self-Employed Columbus Resident Avoids Jail on 3rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge (.165% Breath Test) -- our client, a 50 year old self-employed Columbus resident, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for swerving outside of his lane. This is his 3 rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI charge, with 1 prior conviction and 1 prior reduction. He was facing a mandatory minimum 10 days jail and was very concerned about his business if he was required to serve any days in jail. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .165% -- more than twice the legal limit. After 3 months of representation, our client's Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI was stipulated as a first offense. He will be on probation for 3 years, drive with occupational driving privileges for 3 years, and pay a $300 fine. In lieu of serving any days in jail, he will attend a 3-day alcohol education program. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

4-22-09: OHIO DUI CHARGES DROPPED -- Sales Consultant Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation -- our client, a 26 year old sales consultant, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for swerving outside of his lane. Our client's employment was in jeopardy if he suffered an Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI conviction. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client refused to submit to a blood test. After 4 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the State, and our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will drive with broad occupational driving privileges for one year, attend a 3-day alcohol education program, and pay a $125 fine. He will be on non-reporting probation for one year. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

4-20-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI BREATH TEST CASE DROPPED -- University of Cincinnati Graduate Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction (.154% Breath Test) -- our client, a 25 year old recent University of Cincinnati graduate, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside of marked lanes. Our client was very concerned about having an Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI conviction on her record as she was just beginning her job search. She performed average on the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .154%. After 6 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She has already completed a 3-day alcohol education program. She will be on probation for 2 years, complete 20 hours of community service, and drive with broad occupational driving privileges for one year. She will pay a $375 fine. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

4-9-09:  NOT GUILTY VERDICT -- Accountant Found NOT GUILTY of Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after 4-day Jury Trial (.102% Breath Test) -- our client, a 26 year old accountant, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding and subsequently for failing to pull over. Our client's employment would be in jeopardy if he suffered an Ohio OVI conviction. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .102%. After 7 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox held a hearing to debate the validity of our client's breath test. The State could not substantiate the breath test, and it was dismissed. Two months later, our client's case was set for Jury Trial and the State would not offer anything other than a plea to the Ohio OVI charge. Attorney Steve Fox took the case to trial, and the jury found our client to be Not Guilty. He will plea to a minor misdemeanor speed and pay a minimum fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

3-18-09: 100% JAIL REDUCTION ON OHIO DUI 3 RD OFFENSE -- MANDATORY 60 DAY JAIL SENTENCE REDUCED TO JUST 3 DAY PROGRAM -- OHIO DUI 3 rd OFFENSE 25 year old Customer Service Rep Avoids Mandatory Minimum 60 days Jail on 3 rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI -- our client, a 25 year old customer service representative, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside the marked lanes. This is the 3 rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI charge for our young client within the last 6 years. Our client was facing a mandatory minimum 60 days in jail and vehicle forfeiture. He refused to submit to the field sobriety tests, and he refused to submit to a breath test. After 3 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor. Our client's 3 rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI was stipulated as a first offense. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for one year - without restricted yellow plates. He will not serve any of the mandatory minimum 60 days jail. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $375 fine, and be on probation for 1 year. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

4-14-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED DOWN -- Computer Programmer Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction, Pleas Reckless Op -- our client, a 39 year old computer programmer, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for weaving outside of marked lanes. Our client performed average on the field sobriety tests, but admitted that he was in no shape to be driving. 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 pay a $100 fine, attend a 3-day alcohol education program, and drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 1 year. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

4-13-09: OHIO DUI BREATH TEST (.227%) CHARGE DISMISSED - Self-Employed Businessman's .227% High-Breath Test Dismissed, Avoids Jail and Yellow Plates -- our client, a 62 year old self-employed businessman, 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. His breath test result was .227%, a high-tiered test, almost 3 times the legal limit, that carries a mandatory 6 days jail and restricted yellow plates. He was very concerned about serving a jail sentence. After 6 months of representation, our client's high breath test was dismissed. In lieu of serving any days in jail, he will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $400 fine. He will not be on probation, and he now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

4-10-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED -- Business Owner Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction -- our client, a 44 year old business owner, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving 92 mph and subsequently backing into the cruiser after being pulled over. 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 a non-moving, no points violation. In lieu of attending a 3-day alcohol education program, he will complete an alcohol assessment. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for 1 year and pay a $375 fine. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

4-9-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED   -- X-Ray Tech Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation - Fine Only (.199% Breath Test) -- our client, a 23 year old x-ray technician, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving over a parking barricade. Our client was concerned about future job opportunities if he suffered an Ohio OVI conviction at such a young age. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .199%, a high-tiered test which carries a mandatory 6 days jail and restricted yellow plates. After 5 months of representation, the State had operation issues in our client's case, and entered into plea negotiations with Attorney Steve Fox. Our client's high breath test was dismissed, and he pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will pay a $250 fine. He will not be required to attend a 3-day alcohol education program, and he will not be on probation. He now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorneys Steve Fox and Brad Koffel.)

4-9-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED --  Technician Avoids Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation; Drug Charges Dismissed (.145% Breath Test) - our client, a 25 year old technician, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI and Drug Possession after being involved in a single car accident. Our client was concerned both about his employment if he suffered an Ohio OVI conviction, as well as having a drug conviction record. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .145%. After 4 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox held a Motion Hearing to debate the validity of our client's breath test. The State could not substantiate the breath test, and it was dismissed. The case was set for Jury Trial, and to avoid taking the case to trial, the State entered into plea negotiations. Our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. His drug charges were dismissed. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, serve one weekend in jail, and pay a $375 fine. He will be on probation for 2 years. He now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

4-6-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED -- Financial Services Rep Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction (.116% Breath Test) -- our client, a 24 year old financial services representative, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for striking a guardrail. Our client was concerned about keeping his current employment if he suffered an Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI conviction. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .116%. After 3 months of representation, our client's Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI was amended to a non-moving, no points violation. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, drive with occupational driving privileges for 4 months, and pay a $150 fine. He will be on probation for 2 years. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

4-2-09:  .285% BLOOD TEST OHIO DUI CHARGES DROPPED TO RECKLESS OP -- Banker Pleas Minor Misdemeanor Reckless Operation from .285% Blood Test -- our client, a 55 year old banker, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being involved in a single-car injury accident. Our client was transported to the hospital and did not perform the field sobriety tests. His blood test result was .285%, a high-tiered test, which carries a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow plates. After 9 months of representation, the City had significant evidentiary issues and entered into plea negotiations with Attorney Brad Koffel. Our client pled to a minor misdemeanor reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will pay a $150 fine and drive with occupational driving privileges for 6 months, without yellow plates. He will not serve any days in jail, and he will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

4-1-09: HIGH TEST OHIO DUI PENALTIES AVOIDED -- Client Service Reps' High-Test Dismissed - Avoids Mandatory Jail and Yellow Plates (.192% Test) -- our client, a 30 year old client service representative, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for weaving and driving left of center. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. His breath test results was .192%, a high-tiered test which carries a mandatory 6 days jail and restricted yellow plates. After 2 months of representation, the State dismissed our client's high-tiered breath test. He will avoid the mandatory jail and restricted yellow plates. 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 probation for 1 year. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

3-31-09:OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED -- Bookstore Associate Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction (.124% Breath Test) -- our client, a 24 year old book and music store associate, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client was concerned about securing future employment if she had to suffer an Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI conviction. She performed well on the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .124%. After 7 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the City of Columbus, and our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She will be on probation for 1 year, attend a 3-day alcohol education program, and pay a $350 fine. Her license will be suspended for 6 months, but she is able to drive without restrictions for 17 hours of the day. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

3-31-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES REDUCED TO RECKLESS -- College of Charleston Graduate Pleas Reckless Op (.153% Breath Test) -- our client, a 25 year old recent college graduate, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving through a closed construction zone. Our client has ambitions to apply to law school, and he was concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would hinder the application process. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, he submitted to a breath test. His breath test result was .153%. After 4 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the State. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related misdemeanor. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $210 fine, and drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 6 months. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

3-31-09: MANDATORY JAIL TERM AVOIDED IN OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE -- Columbus Resident's 4th Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge Stipulated as 1st Offense - Avoids 20dys Jail -- our client, a 50 year old Columbus resident, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving left of center. This is his 4 th charge of Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI with 2 prior convictions and 1 prior reduction. Our client was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days jail, restricted yellow plates, and vehicle forfeiture. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After 5 months of representation, our client's 4 th Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI charge was stipulated as a first offense. His mandatory 3-year license suspension was terminated for a 1 year license suspension with occupational driving privileges.   He will be on probation for 2 years, pay a $375 fine, and complete a 3-day alcohol education program. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger)

3-18-09:   OHIO DUI & CHILD ENDANGERING CHARGES DISMISSED --   Training Consultant's Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI + Child Endangerment Charges DISMISSED -- our client, a 32 year old training consultant, married with two young children, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI and Child Endangerment after being stopped for speeding with his children in the car. This is the second Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI charge for our client, with one prior conviction. His employment was in jeopardy if he suffered an Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI conviction. He performed well on the field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a breath test. After only one month of representation, the State offered our client a favorable plea resolution after Attorney Brad Koffel highlighted the significant evidentiary issues in our client's case. Our client's Ohio OVI   / Ohio DUI case was dismissed, along with the charge of Child Endangerment. He pled to the underlying speed charge. He paid   a $50 fine only. His mandatory one-year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated. He now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

3-16-09: OHIO DUI HIGH BREATH TEST CHARGE DISMISSED - NO DUI YELLOW PLATES OR JAIL -- Insurance Claims Rep's High-Breath Test Dismissed, No Probation (.214% Test) -- our client, a 22 year old insurance claims representative, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after passing out behind the wheel. Our client performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .214%, a very high-tiered test - more than 2.5 times the legal limit - which carries a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow license plates. After 4 months of representation, our client's high-tiered breath test was dismissed. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $375 fine, and drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 6 months. He will not serve any days in jail, and he will not be required to drive with yellow plates. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

3-16-09:   OHIO DUI CHARGES DROPPED AFTER CLIENT TESTS .188% -- HR Manager Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction (.188% High-Tiered Test) -- our client, a 50 year old HR manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for making an illegal U-turn. Our client was concerned that his future promotional opportunities would be jeopardized if he suffered an Ohio OVI conviction. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .188%, a high-tiered test, which carries a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow plates. After 10 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecutor. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $250 fine, and be on non-reporting probation for 1 year. He now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)  

3-13-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO HIGH BREATH TEST CHARGES DROPPED --   IT Program Manager Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation on High-Tiered Breath Test (.184% Test) -- our client, a 42 year old IT program manager for an international corporation, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client needed to avoid an Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI to continue his employment. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, he submitted to a breath test. His breath test result was .184%, a high-tiered test, which carries a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow plates. After 6 months of representation, Attorney Tod Brininger entered into plea negotiations with the State. Our client's high-test Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI was amended to a non-moving, no points violation. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, serve 1 weekend in jail, and pay a $175 fine. He will be on non-reporting probation for one year. He now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorneys Tod Brininger and Steve Fox.)

3-11-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI 2ND OFFENSE SENTENCING REDUCTION -- Purchasing Engineer Avoids Jail on 2 nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge (.168% Test) -- our client, a 54 year old purchasing engineer, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving left of center and speeding. This is the second Ohio OVI charge for our client, with one prior conviction. He was facing a minimum 10 days jail and restricted yellow plates. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .168%, more than twice the legal limit. After 3 months of representation, our client's breath test was dismissed and his Ohio OVI charge was stipulated as a first offense. In lieu of a mandatory jail sentence, he will complete a 3-day alcohol education program. He will drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 6 months (without yellow plates), pay a $500 fine, and will be on non-reporting probation for 1 year. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

3-10-09: OHIO OVI / OHIO DUI DROPPED TO LESSER CHARGE -- Engineer Tech and Navy Veteran Pleas Reckless Operation (.141% Test) -- our client, a 23 year old student engineer tech and Navy veteran, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI in Columbus, Ohio after being stopped for speeding. Our client's employment was in jeopardy if he suffered an Ohio OVI conviction. He performed well on the field sobriety tests; his breath test result was .141%. 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, pay a $500 fine, and drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 6 months. He will complete 20 hours of community service and be on probation for 3 years. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

3-10-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI AMENDED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION -- Electrician Pleas Non-OVI Offense on 2 nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge (.131% Test) -- our client, a 39 year old electrician, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI in Columbus, Ohio after being stopped for driving through a red light. This is the second Ohio OVI charge for our client, with one prior conviction. Our client needed to avoid a 2 nd OVI conviction to continue his current employment. He performed well on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .131%. After 6 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecution, and our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will serve one weekend in jail, complete 20 hours of community service, and pay a $500 fine. He will be on non-reporting probation for 1 year. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

3-5-09:   OHIO OVI / OHIO DUI CHARGES AMENDED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION -- Mother of 3 and Culinary School Student Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction -- our client, a 38 year old mother of 3 and culinary school student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after several motorists called to report her reckless driving. She refused to submit to the standard field sobriety tests, as well as a breath test. After 3 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She will drive with occupational driving privileges for 1-year, complete an alcohol assessment, and pay a $425 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

3-4-09: FELONY CHARGES FROM OHIO DUI ARREST DROPPED -- 2 nd Grade School Teacher Avoids Felony Assault on an Officer Conviction -- our client, a 31 year old teacher, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI in Columbus, Ohio.  He was also charged with   Failure to Comply and Felony Assault on a Police Officer. This is the second Ohio OVI charge for our client, with one prior conviction. More importantly however, our client was concerned about avoiding a felony conviction, which would terminate his employment. Our client was not offered 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 Prosecution. Our client's felony assault on an officer charge was amended to one of obstructing official business, a 2 nd degree misdemeanor. His Ohio OVI charge was stipulated as a first offense. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 6 months, and pay a $375 fine. He will be on probation for 1 year and complete 10 hours of community service. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

3-2-09: OHIO OVI / OHIO DUI HIGH BREATH TEST CHARGE DISMISSED -- Nursing Student's High-Tiered Breath Test Dismissed (.231% Test) -- our client, a 30 year old nursing student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI in Columbus, Ohio after being stopped for driving left of center. She performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .231%, a high-tiered test that carries a mandatory 6 days in jail and restricted yellow plates. After 5 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the State, and our client's high-tiered breath test was dismissed. She will be on non-reporting probation for 1-year, attend a 3-day alcohol education program, and pay a $375 fine. Her license was suspended for 1-year, but she can drive unrestricted between the hours of 6:00am and 11:00pm. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)        

2-27-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI 100% JAIL REDUCTION -- 21 Year Old Waitress Avoids Mandatory 20 days Jail on 2 nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge -- our client, a 21 year old waitress, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI in Columbus, Ohio after being stopped for failing to stop at a red light. This is the second charge of Ohio OVI for our 21 year old client, with one prior conviction. She was facing a mandatory minimum 20 days jail and restricted yellow license plates. She refused to submit to the standard field sobriety tests, and she refused to submit to a breath test. After 3 months of representation, our client's Ohio OVI was stipulated as a first offense. She will avoid a mandatory jail sentence. Her mandatory 2 year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated for a 6 month license suspension with broad occupational driving privileges, without yellow plates. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $325 fine. She will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

2-23-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI BREATH TEST CASE DROPPED -- Development Operations Assistant Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction (.135% Test) -- our client, a 22 year old development operations assistant, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI in Columbus, Ohio after failing to stop at a stop sign. She was concerned about future employment opportunities if she suffered an Ohio OVI conviction. She performed average on the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .135%. As her case progressed, the State had significant evidentiary issues and to avoid trial, entered into plea negotiations with Attorney Steve Fox. After 4 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She will drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 6 months, attend a 3-day alcohol education program, and pay a $325 fine. She will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

2-20-09: OHO DUI / OHIO OVI CASE DROPPED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION -- California Mortgage Broker Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation - Fine Only (.126% Test) -- our client, a 36 year old mortgage broker, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI in Columbus, Ohio   after being stopped for driving without headlights. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client submitted to a breath test. His breath test result was .126%. After 5 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 pay a $1,000 fine only. His mandatory license suspension was terminated. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

2-19-09: TWO OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CASES FAVORABLY RESOLVED   -- Plant Manager Avoids Mandatory Min. 30 Days Jail on 5 th Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge (.245% Blood Test) -- our client, a former concrete plant manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI in Columbus, Ohio   after striking a median on the highway. This is the 5 th charge of Ohio OVI for our client, with 2 prior convictions and 2 prior reductions. Our client was facing a mandatory minimum 30 days jail. He did not perform field sobriety tests since he was transported to the hospital. His blood test result was .245%, over 3 times the legal limit. While this case was pending, our client picked up a new Ohio OVI charge. He did not submit to field sobriety tests, and his blood alcohol level was .221%, another high-tiered test. After 7 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into negotiations with the State. On the first case, our client's Ohio OVI was stipulated as a first offense. He will serve only 10 days in jail. He will pay a $500 fine and be on probation for 5 years. His license will be suspended for 3 years. On the second case, our client's Ohio OVI was amended to a non-moving, no points violation. He will pay a $500 fine only. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

2-17-09: OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPED -- Special Education Teacher Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction (.127% Test) -- our client, a 32 year old teacher, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI in Columbus, Ohio after being stopped for driving outside of marked lanes. Our client was concerned about her employment status if she suffered an Ohio OVI conviction. She performed average on the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .127%. After 7 months of representation, she pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She will avoid an Ohio OVI conviction. She will be on probation for 1 year, attend a 3-day alcohol education program, and complete 30 hours of community service. She now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

2-16-09: MANDATORY JAIL AND YELLOW OHIO DUI PLATES AVOIDED -- Sales & Marketing Manager's High-Breath Test Dismissed; Avoids Jail and Yellow Plates (.209% Test) -- our client, a 45 year old sales and marketing manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after losing control of his vehicle and striking a mailbox and trash cans. Our client refused the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .209%, a high-tiered test, which carries a mandatory minimum 6 days in jail and restricted yellow license plates. After 3 months of representation, Attorney Tod Brininger entered into plea discussions with the State and our client's high-tiered breath test was dismissed. In lieu of serving 6 days in jail, he will attend a 3-day alcohol education course. He will be on probation for 1 year, pay a $375 fine, and drive with occupational driving privileges for 9 months. He will not be required to drive with yellow plates. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

2-13-09: NURSING STUDENT AVOIDS OHIO DUI CONVICTION -- Ohio State University Nursing Student Avoids 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 speeding. Our client is in the process of applying for nursing school and was concerned that an Ohio OVI conviction would hinder the application process. She performed well on the field sobriety tests. She refused to submit to a breath test. After 1 month of representation, she pled to a non-moving, no points violation. Her mandatory 1-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 $150 fine. She will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

2-12-09: OHIO DUI BREATH TEST CASE REDUCED -- Dublin Nanny Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation (.103% Test) -- our client, a 22 year old nanny, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside of marked lanes. Our client's current job was in jeopardy if she suffered an Ohio OVI conviction; she was also concerned about future employment opportunities. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client submitted to a breath test. Her breath test result was .103%. After 7 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the State, and our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She will drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 90 days, attend a 3-day alcohol education program, and pay a $375 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

2-12-09: OHIO DUI CHARGES AMENDED TO RECKLESS OP -- 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 speeding. Our client performed average on the field sobriety tests. She refused to submit to a breath test. After 5 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. Her mandatory 1-year license suspension for refusing the 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 $375 fine. She will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

2-12-09:   OHIO DUI CHARGES DROPPED IN FAVOR OF RECKLESS OP -- Columbus Nanny Pleas Reckless Op, Mandatory 1-year License Suspension Terminated -- our client, a 25 year old nanny, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. She was very concerned about future employment opportunities if she had to suffer an Ohio OVI conviction. She performed average on the field sobriety tests. She refused to submit to a breath test. After 3 months of representation, our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. Her mandatory 1-year license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated. No additional license suspension was imposed by the Court. She will not be required to attend a 3-day alcohol education program, and she will not be on probation. She will pay a $225 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

2-10-09: 2ND OFFENSE OHIO DUI DROPPED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION -- Customer Service Rep Pleas Non-Moving Violation on 2 nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge; License Suspension Terminated -- our client, a 39 year old customer service representative, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after failing to yield and colliding with another car. This is the second Ohio OVI charge for our client, with one prior conviction. She refused to submit to the field sobriety tests. Our client attempted to give a breath sample, but the machine registered her breath test invalid 3 times.  After 7 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the State. Our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She will avoid an Ohio OVI conviction. Her mandatory 1-year license suspension was terminated. She now drives unrestricted. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program and pay a $500 fine. She will be on non-reporting probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

2-10-09:   OHIO DUI CHARGES REDUCED TO RECKLESS OP & NO PROBATION -- Hairstylist Pleas Reckless Op, No Probation -- our client, a 26 year old hairstylist was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client performed very well on the field sobriety tests. She refused to submit to a breath test. After significant evidentiary issues arose, the State entered into plea negotiations with Attorney Steve Fox. Our client pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. Her mandatory 1-year license suspension was terminated for a 6-month license suspension with broad occupational driving privileges. She will not be required to attend a 3-day alcohol education program, and she will not be on probation. She will pay a $250 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

2-4-09: OHIO DUI BREATH TEST CHARGE DISMISSED -- Regional Account Manager's High-Breath Test Dismissed, Avoids Hit-Skip Conviction (.238% Test) -- our client, a 24 year old regional account manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI and Hit-Skip after being involved in an accident and leaving the scene. Our client performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .238%, a high-tiered test, which carries a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow plates. In addition to the Ohio OVI penalties, she was also facing 6 more points on her license, a mandatory license suspension, and 3 days in jail on the Hit-Skip charge. After 2 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecution, and our client's high-tiered breath test was dismissed. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, drive with occupational driving privileges for 6 months, and pay a $475 fine. Her Hit-Skip was amended to Failure to Control; she will pay a $50 fine. She will be on probation for 2 years. (Represented by Attorneys Steve Fox and Tod Brininger.)

2-3-09: OHIO DUI BREATH TEST CHARGE DISMISSED RESULTS IN RECKLESS OP -- Sales Rep's High-Breath Test Dismissed, Pleas Reckless Operation (.196% Test)-- our client, a 22 year old sales rep, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after losing control of his vehicle and striking a dumpster. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. His breath test was .193%, a high-tiered breath test, which carries a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow plates. After 2 months of representation, significant issues arose with our client's high-tiered breath test and it was dismissed. His case was set for trial, and on the day of trial the prosecution offered our client a favorable plea resolution. He pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, complete 20 hours of community service at a location of his choice, and pay a $300 fine. He will be on probation for 1 year. His license suspension was terminated, and he now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

2-3-09:   OHIO DUI DROPPED TO LESSER CHARGE -- Senior Analyst Pleas Reckless Operation -- our client, a 34 year old senior analyst, 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 strict HR policy. 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 drive with broad occupational driving privileges for one year, pay a $400 fine, and complete 20 hours of community service at a location of his choice. He will be on probation for 3 years. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

2-3-09: 4TH DUI ARREST RESULTS IN NON-MOVING VIOLATION PLEA BARGAIN -- McArthur Resident Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Conviction on 4 th OVI Charge (.123% Test) -- our client, a 57 year old McArthur resident, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being involved in an injury accident. This is the 4 th Ohio OVI charge for our client, with one prior conviction and 2 prior reductions. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, he submitted to a breath test. His breath test result was .123%. After 3 months of representation, Attorney Tod Brininger entered into plea discussions with the State, and our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will drive with driving privileges for 90 days, be on probation for 11 months, and pay a $200 fine. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

2-2-09: BREATH TEST DUI CASE DROPPED TO NON-MOVING VIOLATION -- Granite Installer Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation; No License Suspension (.151% Test) -- our client, a 27 year old marble and granite installer, 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. At the time of the stop, he was under a license suspension from a prior drug conviction. He performed well on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .151%. After 5 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox held a motion hearing to debate the validity of our client's breath test. Significant issues arose, and the State offered our client a favorable plea resolution. He pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $300 fine, and be on non-reporting probation for 1 year. No license suspension was imposed, and he now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

2-2-09: OHIO DUI MANDATORY JAIL / YELLOW PLATES AVOIDED -- Senior Account Manager's High-Breath Test Dismissed (.181% Test) -- our client, a 32 year old senior account manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI while driving a friend to her car. Our client performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .181%, a high-tiered test, which carries a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow plates. After 3 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecution, and our client's high-tiered breath test was dismissed. In lieu of serving 6 days in jail, she will attend a 3-day alcohol education program. She will drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 1 year, and be on probation for 1 year. She will not be required to drive with yellow plates. She will pay a $450 fine. (Represented by Attorneys Brad Koffel and Attorney Tod Brininger.)

1-29-09: OHIO DUI DROPPED TO FINE ONLY RECKLESS OP -- Young Business Professional Pleas Reckless Op, Fine Only -- our client, a 22 year old business professional, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. He was very concerned about future employment opportunities if he had to suffer an Ohio OVI conviction. 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 drive with broad occupational driving privileges for 7 months. He will pay a $250 fine. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

1-29-09: COMMERCIAL DRIVER AVOIDS CAREER ENDING DUI -- CDL Delivery Driver Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation (.113% Test) -- our client, a 40 year old delivery truck driver, 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 one prior conviction. His job was in jeopardy if he suffered an Ohio OVI conviction as he holds a CDL and would be disqualified with an OVI conviction. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .113%. After 3 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 keep his CLD and his job. He will pay a $300 fine and be on non-reporting probation for one year. He now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

1-29-09: OHIO DUI CASE REDUCED -- Corrections Officer Pleas Reckless Op, No License Suspension, No Probation -- our client, a 24 year old corrections officer, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding. Our client failed the field sobriety tests. She gave a urine sample, which showed no alcohol, but was positive for prescription drugs. After 3 months of representation, she pled to reckless operation, a non-alcohol related offense. She will pay a $100 fine. She will not be on probation, and she now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

1-27-09: NURSE AVOIDS OHIO DUI CONVICTION -- Registered Nurse Pleas Non-OVI Offense to Keep Job (.103% Test) -- our client, a 43 year old registered nurse, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for failing to signal while turning. Our client's job was in jeopardy if she suffered an Ohio OVI conviction. She performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. Her breath test result was .103%. After 7 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the State, and our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $150 fine, and be on non-reporting probation for 2 years. She now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

1-27-09: BLOOD TEST DISMISSED, OHIO DUI CASE DROPPED -- Sales Associate Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation on 2 nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge (.112% Blood Test) -- our client, a 37 year old sales associate, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for failing to stop at a red light. This is the second Ohio OVI charge for our client, with one prior conviction. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client refused to submit to a blood test. It was a "no refusals" weekend, and a search warrant was executed to get a blood sample from our client. His blood test result was .112%. After 5 months of representation, the State had significant issues substantiating our client's blood test and proceeding forward with trial. He pled to a non-moving, no points violation; he will avoid a 2 nd Ohio OVI conviction. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for one year and pay a $350 fine. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

1-26-09: HIGH BREATH TEST DUI CHARGE DISMISSED, NO DUI CONVICTION --   Sales Rep Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI to Keep Job (.196% Test) -- our client, a 24 year old sales rep, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving erratically and making an illegal U-turn. Our client's employment was in jeopardy if he suffered an Ohio OVI conviction due to strict HR policy, as well as the fact that he drives a company vehicle.  He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .196% -- a high-tiered test, which carries a mandatory 6 days in jail and restricted yellow plates. After 3 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecution to save our client's job. He pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will avoid an Ohio OVI conviction. He will serve 10 days in a jail alternative center with 17 hours of work release per day. He will pay a $375 fine and drive with occupational driving privileges for 90 days. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

1-26-09:   OHIO DUI CASE DISMISSED AGAINST HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT -- 17 yo High School Student's Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI DISMISSED -- our client, a 17 year old Bishop Watterson High School student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI and drug possession after being involved in a multi-car accident. Our client was very concerned about having an Ohio OVI conviction at such a young age. Due to the accident, he was transported to the hospital and field sobriety tests were not performed. He refused to submit to a blood test. After 4 months of negotiations with the State, our client's Ohio OVI was dismissed. He pled to drug possession. No fine was imposed; he will not be on probation. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for 1 year. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

1-26-09: OHIO DUI CHARGES DROPPED -- Customer Service Rep Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation; License Suspension Terminated -- our client, a 28 year old customer service representative, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after falling asleep at a red light. Our client performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. She refused to submit to a breath test. After 4 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $250 fine, and complete 16 hours of community service at a location of her choice. Her license suspension was terminated, and she now drives unrestricted. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

1-21-09: MANDATORY 10 JAIL TERM AVOIDED AFTER OHIO DUI ARREST -- Health Care Provider Avoids 10 days Jail on 2 nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge -- our client, a 28 year old health care provider, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for failing to stop at a flashing red light. This was the second charge of Ohio OVI for our client, with one prior conviction. He was facing a mandatory minimum 10 days jail and restricted yellow license plates. He performed average on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .168%, more than twice the legal limit. After 3 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the prosecution, and our client's Ohio OVI was stipulated as a first offense. In lieu of serving the mandatory minimum 10 days jail, he will attend a 3-day alcohol education program. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for 6 months and pay a $400 fine. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

1-20-09: 3RD OFFENSE  OHIO DUI CASE RESULTS IN NON-MOVING VIOLATION -- Business Owner Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation on 3 rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge -- our client, a 48 year old business owner and property manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving left of center. This is the 3 rd Ohio OVI charge for our client, with 2 prior convictions. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests and refused to submit to a urine test. After 4 months of representation, the State had significant evidentiary issues, and our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. He will avoid a 3 rd Ohio OVI conviction. He will serve a weekend in jail, drive with occupational driving privileges for 6 months, and pay a $575 fine. He will be on probation for one year. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

1-20-09: HOUSE ARREST FOR 5TH   OHIO DUI OFFENDER --   Lewis Center Resident Avoids 1 Year in Jail on 5 th Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge; Gets House Arrest -- our client, a 46 year old Lewis Center resident, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being involved in a one-car accident. He was additionally charged with Obstructing Official Business and Driving under an OVI Suspension. This is the 5 th Ohio OVI charge for our client, with 4 prior convictions. He was facing 12 months in jail and vehicle forfeiture. Our client performed poorly on the field sobriety tests; he refused to submit to a breath test. The State offered our client 90 days jail. After 2 months of representation, Attorney Brad Koffel entered into plea negotiations with the prosecution, and our client will serve only 20 days jail and 60 days on electronic monitored house arrest. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for 2 years. No vehicle sanctions were imposed. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

1-20-09: MANDATORY 60 DAYS IN JAIL FOR OHIO DUI 3RD OFFENSE REDUCED TO NO JAIL -- Dublin Resident Avoids Mandatory Minimum 60 days Jail on 3 rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge -- our client, a Dublin resident and business entrepreneur, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving outside of marked lanes. This is the 3 rd Ohio OVI charge for our client, with 3 prior convictions. He was facing a mandatory minimum 60 days jail, restricted yellow plates, and possible vehicle forfeiture. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client refused to submit to a breath test. After one month of representation, our client's Ohio OVI was stipulated as a first offense. He will not serve any days in jail. He will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, pay a $500 fine, and drive with occupational driving privileges for 6 months. He will be on probation for 3 years. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

1-16-09: Archeologist's High-Breath Test Dismissed; Avoids Mandatory Jail (.200% Test) --
our client, a 27 year old archeologist, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for hitting a fire hydrant. Our client performed average on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .200%, a high-tiered test, which carries a mandatory minimum 6 days jail and restricted yellow license plates. After 3 months of representation, the State could not substantiate our client's breath test, and his high-test was dismissed. In lieu of serving 6 days in jail, he will attend a 3-day alcohol education program. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for 1 year; he will not be required to drive with yellow plates. He will pay a $425 fine and be on non-reporting probation for 1 year. (Represented by Attorney Tod Brininger.)

1-15-09: Market Manager Pleas Non-Moving, No Points Violation (.111% Breath Test) -- our client, a 25 year old market manager, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for failing to signal. Our client's job was in jeopardy if he suffered an Ohio OVI conviction. He performed well on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was. 111%. After 5 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the Prosecution, and 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 90 days, and pay a $200 fine. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

1-14-09: OSU Student Avoids Mandatory Min. 60 Days Jail on 3rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge -- our client, a 23 year old Ohio State University student and assistant golf pro, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for speeding.  This is the 3 rd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI charge for our client, with 2 prior convictions. He was facing a mandatory minimum 60 days in jail and vehicle forfeiture. After failing the field sobriety tests, our client 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 the mandatory minimum 60 days jail, he will attend a 3-day alcohol education program. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for 6 months and pay a $400 fine. He will not be on probation. (Represented by Attorneys Brad Koffel and Steve Fox.)

1-13-09: Contractor Pleas Reckless Operation on 2nd Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI Charge -- our client, a 45 year old building contractor, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving left of center. Our client was also charged with drug paraphernalia and possession out of the same incident. This is his second OVI charge, with one prior conviction. After allegedly failing the field sobriety tests, our client refused to submit to a breath test. After 4 months of representation, 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 one year, and pay a $150 fine. His drug charges were amended to disorderly conduct; he will pay a $75 fine. He will be on probation for 1 year. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

1-12-09: Ohio State University Senior's High-Breath Test Dismissed (.215% Test) -- our client, a 23 year old Ohio State University student, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for weaving outside of marked lanes. Our client performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. His breath test result was .215%, a high-tiered test, which carries a mandatory minimum 6 days in jail and restricted yellow license plates. After 6 months of representation, Attorney Steve Fox entered into plea negotiations with the State, and our client's high-tiered breath test was dismissed. In lieu of serving 6 days in jail, he will complete a 3-day alcohol education program. He will drive with occupational driving privileges for 90 days; he will not have yellow plates. He will be on non-reporting probation for 2 years and will pay a $500 fine. (Represented by Attorney Steve Fox.)

1-12-09: Court Reporter Avoids Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI, License Suspension Terminated -- our client, a 35 year old court reporter, was charged with Ohio OVI / Ohio DUI after being stopped for driving left of center. Our client performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. She attempted to submit to a breath test on 3 occasions, but could not produce a valid sample and was marked as a refusal.  After 6 months of representation, our client pled to a non-moving, no points violation. Her mandatory license suspension for refusing a breath test was terminated, and she now drives unrestricted. She will attend a 3-day alcohol education program, be on non-reporting probation for one year, and pay a $350 fine. (Represented by Attorney Brad Koffel.)

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