STATE OF OHIO v. R.H.: Conviction Avoided in Columbus Marijuana Case
Conviction of Possession of Marijuana Avoided Our Columbus law firm represented a 31-year old Upper Arlington man who was charged by Columbus police with possession of marijuana. Less than 30 days after arrest, we were able to avoid a conviction of any type by resolving the case with a bond forfeiture. Our client avoided a conviction of possession of marijuana. Defense Strategy Our defense strategy was to prevent or make it extremely difficult for the State to prove the substance our client possessed was marijuana. How did we do that? To understand this defense, there are several things you need to know. First, in minor misdemeanor marijuana cases, unless the…
STATE OF OHIO v. B.B.: Springfield Second and Third Degree Felony firearm charges Dismissed
Felony firearm charges Dismissed Our Columbus law firm represented a 33-year-old Springfield man who was indicted for Improperly Discharging a Firearm into a Habitation (a second degree felony), and Discharging a Firearm in a Prohibited Premises (a third degree felony). He confessed to the crime and faced a potential 8-year prison sentence. We filed a well-researched and fact intensive motion to suppress our client’s statement and the search of his house based on Fourth and Fifth Amendment grounds. Our client was offered several different plea “deals,” each of which carried lengthy prison sentences. On the day of our scheduled suppression hearing, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss both charges. Our client…
STATE OF OHIO v. W.G.: Jury finds client NOT GUILTY of Felonious Assault
Our Columbus law firm represented a man who got the best of another man in a fight outside of a local bar in Hillsboro, Ohio. The case was tried in the Highland County Court of Common Pleas, and our client was found NOT GUILTY of the primary charge of Felonious Assault, a second degree felony carrying a potential sentence of up to 8 years in prison. Prior to trial, the prosecution offered a plea to the indictment with an “agreed” 4-year prison sentence. We turned down the offer and proceeded to trial. Our client was acquitted of the felony charge but convicted of a lesser misdemeanor offense. As a result…
STATE OF OHIO v. D.L.: Columbus Domestic Violence charges Dismissed
Our Columbus firm represented a 31-year-old Ohio man who was accused of assaulting his live-in girlfriend. The Madison Township police took photographs of the injuries. Our client claimed self-defense, but the former girlfriend insisted on pursuing the case. Our client had no prior record. One of our Columbus attorneys filed a Motion to Dismiss based on the time that had elapsed from the date the charges were filed until the date our client was arrested. As a result of that motion, together with inconsistencies in the alleged victim’s statements, our office was able to obtain a complete dismissal of the case. The domestic violence charges were dismissed. Call (614) 547-5757…
STATE OF OHIO v. M.D.: Drunk Driving charges (OVI Impaired and OVI Per Se with High Breath Test) both dismissed
Our client, a 25-year-old Marysville man, worked full time for a local business and was attending college part time in Columbus. His goal was to avoid a DUI conviction in order to keep his otherwise successful career on track. Todd A. Long, one of the best criminal defense and DUI attorneys from our Columbus office, filed a well-reasoned motion to suppress, and ultimately was able to get a complete dismissal of both drunk driving charges. Our client was extremely happy to keep his career moving in the right direction. Call (614) 547-5757 Free Consultation If you have been charged with DUI or OVI in Columbus, Marysville, or elsewhere in central…
State of Ohio v. M.C.: Columbus Charge of Violating Protection Order – Case Dismissed
Our client, a 45-year-old Ohio man, was criminally charged with violating a protective “stay away” order issued by the Franklin County, Ohio Domestic Relations Court nearly two years before. The Columbus police charged that our client forced his way into the protected woman’s car and threatened to steal it. Violation of a Protection “stay away” Order is a first degree misdemeanor in Ohio. It carries a potential sentence of up to 180 days in jail. The Columbus police filed the criminal case, and issued a warrant for his arrest more than 2 years before our client’s arrest, but the prosecution could not prove they had diligently attempted to serve the…
STATE OF OHIO v. A. G.: Columbus DUI charges reduced to minor misdemeanor traffic offense
Our client was arrested in a Columbus suburb for two DUI charges (O.V.I. Impaired and O.V.I. Per Se with a High Breath Test). Those charges were resolved today (January 30, 2014), with a plea to a non alcohol related minor misdemeanor traffic charge. Our client was a 26-year-old Columbus store manager in a national retail chain. Our client’s career made it important for the case to be resolved without a DUI or other alcohol related conviction. Unfortunately, our client did poorly on the standard field sobriety tests (SFSTs). In addition, after agreeing to take a breath alcohol test, he blew 0.182 — more than twice Ohio’s legal limit. Attorney Todd…
City of Columbus v. J. V.
Client charged with 2nd offense DUI. Pled to reckless operation. Franklin County, DUI.