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OSU Student Avoids DUI/OVI Conviction

Practice Area: DUI and DWI

Outcome: Reckless Operation

Description: My client, a 23 year old OSU student with plans to attend medical school, was pulled over for speeding—47 in a 35 mph zone. After being pulled over, our client was suspected of having been drinking and was asked to do field sobriety tests. After submitting to the tests, our client was charged with an OVI, placed under arrest, and was asked to take the breathalyzer. He blew a .203, known as a "high test" which is a misdemeanor of the 1st degree and, if convicted, requires restricted plates and a minimum of 6 days in jail. Our client was immediately placed under an administrative license suspension for 90 days. Attorney Will Nesbitt was able to get our client limited driving privileges so he could continue working and going to school while the case was being resolved. After a few months, our client pleaded guilty to reckless operation of a motor vehicle, a minor misdemeanor. Our client did not serve any time in jail, but instead attended a 3 day Driver Intervention Program. His license suspension was completed by his final court date, he did not have to get yellow plates, and he paid a $75 fine.

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