Clermont County Municipal Court, Case No. 2009TRC15478

Clermont County OVI/DUI

Client was charged by Ohio Highway Patrol with 4511.19(A)(1)(a), Operating a Motor Vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse (OVI/DUI), a third offense within six years. Client was stopped for no front license plate in violation of R.C. 4503.21 and given the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test. Client refused any further testing. Client faced a maximum of 1 year in jail (minimum 60) and 10 year license suspension, among other penalties.     The matter was set for jury trial, and Counsel was able to negotiate a plea to a lesser charge of OVI 2nd offense within 6 years, with Client to serve only 10 days jail and 36 days on house arrest, and a 3 year driver’s license suspension, with 24/7 driving privileges with interlock.