Mason Ohio Municipal Court, Case No. 10TRC02279


Client was charged by Ohio State Patrol with having no front license plate in violation of 4503.21, Operating a Motor Vehicle under the influence of alcohol in violation of Ohio Revised Code 4511.19(A)(1)(a), being a third offense in life, and refusing to submit to a blood alcohol test with a prior conviction within 20 years in violation of Ohio Revised Code 4511.10(A)(2). Client submitted to 3 standardized field sobriety tests, the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test, the One Leg Stand test, and the Walk and Turn test which the officer indicated he did poorly.. Counsel set the matter for a Motion to Suppress and had a hearing on same, which was overruled. The matter was set for jury trial. The day before the jury trial, Counsel was able to negotiate a plea agreement to a lesser charge of Physical Control in violation of Ohio Revised Code 4511.194, with client only receiving 3 days of jail, and a six month driving license suspension.