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Andrew Richard Bucher

DUI and DWI Attorney at Toledo, OH

5.0   198 reviews

Licensed for 15 years

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About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    90%
    Aggressively defends OVI across Northwest Ohio. This is my primary practice area and I continually seek training and further education in the are. I am a member of the National College of DUI Defense and the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and spend time on OVI every day either throughout direct work for my clients or research and interaction with the other top OVI lawyers in Ohio and across the Country.

    16 years

  2. Speeding and traffic ticket
    9%
    Contest minor traffic citations in an effort to seek dismissal, reductions to no point violations, and reductions to no point / non-moving violations. Also resolves accident cases to stop "per se" liability to be triggered in civil matters. Extensive experience with CDL holders.

    16 years

  3. Criminal defense
    1%
    Criminal Defense was previously the primary area of practice, however with an increased focus on OVI, the amount of criminal defense matters has decreased. Only the volume of criminal defense matters has decreased, the quality of the representation has not. I still regularly do Appellate work in Criminal law and consult for other attorneys doing appeals.

    16 years

JUST OVI /TRAFFIC DEFENSE, HIGHLY SPECIALIZED OVI TRAINING, LIMA & TOLEDO OFFICES. A REAL OVI LAWYER

Attorney Bucher focuses his practice on assisting persons charged with OVI/DUI across Northwest Ohio. He sets himself apart from other OVI attorneys through his training which includes certification as an instructor in NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, training in Headspace Gas Chromatography (the process used by all Ohio crime labs to analyze blood and urine samples), training in advanced drug recognition, certification on Ohio 's breath testing equipment, and his continual training in OVI specific topics through the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, DUI Defense Lawyers Association, and the National College of DUI Defense.


In addition to this training that is OVI specific, Attorney Bucher is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy. This allows him to take a scientific approach to those cases where chemical testing of some sort (breath, blood, or urine) is conducted.


Attorney Bucher accepts select personal injury cases and traffic cases that are not OVI specific.


Attorney Bucher has extensive experience assisting CDL holders with traffic matters that can put their careers at stake.

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Licensed for 15 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/09/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Andrew

Attorney Andrew R. Bucher of BLD&M - Toledo Office
615 Adams Street
Toledo, OH, 43604
Balyeat, Leahy, Daley & Miller LLC
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  198 customer reviews
Posted by Matthew | September 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Out of state driver DUI defense
There are two reasons I am writing this, 1) Andrew is amazing & 2) I found Andrew via reviews. My situation: I was pulled over while visiting friends from out of state, after an eternity of physical tests in the middle of the street and my refusal to submit to a breathalyzer (you are not required to blow) I was charged with an OWI. (FYI Andrew informed me physical sobriety tests are also optional) Finding and working with Andrew: So, At this point I have a pending case out of state and I have no idea what to do. I do a few google searches of DUI defense in Toledo and Andrew keeps popping up, I read a few of his reviews and give him a call. We make an appointment and I explained my situation. He was patient and able to explain the subtle nuances of what we should be aiming for so I would not have to A. Go to trial (particularly important as it would be out of my home state) & B. Lose my license in my home state. First thing he does after our phone meeting is go in for me and negotiated getting my car released, it was unreal. Then we get to work (aka court) Andrew was an amazing help in this confusing time for me. He is well known in the Toledo court system and that goes a long way. He had no problem convincing both the State troopers, the prosecutor and the judge to decrease the charge to something that isn’t a crime in my home state. All in all I couldn’t be happier. Thank you Andrew!
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Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2017
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Best Option for Traffic Related Cases
Months ago I was pulled over for an OVI. I had one drink at the bar, and was even tested twice on the street. I also took a test at the station where my results were showing a .111. This honestly did surprise me that my result were that high, and to me it did not seem to add up. I was very compliant and polite when dealing with the officers and there were no struggles, or complications during the encounter. The officers were also very polite with me, and were not once rude or impatient with me. I have maintained a clean driving record my entire life, I was incredibly upset, and I really needed a good lawyer. Yes, I did have a drink at the bar, but I was not belligerent, nor intoxicated. I heard about Andrew Bucher from a friend of mine that had hired him for her case and she had nothing but nice things to say about him. The day I called him and explained my story he was very understanding, and honestly made me feel much better. I understood that there were no guarantees of how my case wouldturn out, but I felt like I had made the right choice by hiring him, He worked diligently on my case and had the alcohol charges dropped. I did have to take the three day driver intervention class, which honestly was not so bad. It was very informative and I learned a lot. He knows what he is doing, and you honestly cannot go wrong by hiring him. He was great and well worth the money. I will never put myself in that situation again, but for those of you who are in this situation, I would highly recommend you give Andrew Bucher a call.
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Response from Andrew Bucher September 6, 2017
Things like this happen all the time because Breath Testing, especially how it is conducted in Ohio, is just not that reliable. In many courts a test of this level creates extreme difficulty in getting a favorable resolution. It is always good to be polite to police but it is also important to remember that you can be polite and still decline to take any field sobriety tests (there is no penalty for refusing to do any roadside tests like the walk and turn, one leg stand, counting. alphabet, or letting the officer "check your eyes") and you can always request the time and opportunity to talk to a lawyer prior to a breath test. While you may be hearing threats of "losing your license for a year" as consequence of refusal, understand that if the breath test machine spits out a bad number for whatever reason and you are convicted of OVI the court MUST under the new law... suspend your license for a year AND can suspend it for up to three years!
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2023
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Review
Andy did a tremendous job with my case. I had no prior experience with the legal system before I went to court. He made everything easy to understand, was very helpful, and made the whole process much less stressful. Andy helped save my career and I am more than grateful!
Posted by Jami | January 24, 2023
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Excellent Attorney
Andy is an awesome attorney, always kept us updated, answered any questions we had. Most importantly he got the main charge dismissed. I would highly recommend him
Posted by Tim | November 30, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
3rd DUI (allegedly)
Andy is the best around. I got my 3rd DUI and was very concerned on how this would affect my career. He was very confident we could beat the charge if we wanted to go to trial. Eventually i took a plea for reckless driving just so i could put it behind me and move on. Hire Andy & let him get to work, and don’t stress in the meantime. Worth every penny. This guy saved my career.
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2022
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One of THE BEST Attorneys in the BIZ for sure!
Andy knows his stuff! He is well known in the Northern Ohio area, by judges, prosecutors and lawyers. He handled BOTH of my 2 cases with a kit glove, like the PRO that he is! All of my charges were dropped! Thanks a million, Andy! I will recommend EVERYONE I know to him!
Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible attorney
I was charged with a high tier OVI and Andrew was able to reduce the charge down to reckless op. He made sure I was updated whenever anything significant was happening with my case and was a pleasure to speak with. His knowledge about the ins and outs of OVI charges is obvious once you consult with him. If anyone I knew was ever in a similar situation, I would undoubtedly recommend Andrew to them.
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Posted by Gary | September 28, 2022
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Lawyer who doesn’t play.
I have had Andy represent me numerous times throughout the years. He really knows what he is doing and talks with you throughout the process. May seem pricey, but trust me spend that extra penny and have a lawyer look at everything and represent you in a professional manner.
Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2022
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Clint
Sincere ,honest and hard working attorney you can ever consult and hire for services. Most of all approachable and who works for the best interest for client. Andrew Bucher handled my son ‘s traffic related problem. Best attorney you can hire for traffic related problems.
Posted by T | June 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Daughters father.
Hired Andrew for daughter. Well worth time and money. He's very respectful , honest and direct.
Posted by Omar | June 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OVI
Hiring Andrew was the best decision I’ve made. He walked me through the whole process telling what to expect and the outcome we were trying to achieve. Andrew got my OVI reduced to a reckless driving which was the best result that could of happened. He offered his services even after the process if there were any questions. I would recommend him to everyone in a similar situation.
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Posted by Austin | June 3, 2022
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Dui court
Very nice guy and very professional would recommend anyone. gets the job done and very quickly.
Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Andrew was able to get my charges reduced via a plea, and for that, I am extremely grateful.
Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
OVI case
Andy was very knowledgeable about Ohio laws. Very open and honest during my initial phone consult. I was told easy pertinent information about what my case was and what I could possibly be sentenced for. I was explained what he could do for me. I hired him and it was of the easiest no hassle partnerships. The overall experience was great using his services. Easy, no legal things you couldn't understand. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a very knowledgeable attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2022
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Experiencing a dui ovi situation for the first time was initially very stressful and quite nerve wrecking. From day 1 Mr. Bucher was honest, straightforward and diplomatic in his approach. He demonstrated exactly what needed to be done and what to expect. it required some patience but he was able to get my ovi case dismissed. Cannot thank him enough for that. Would absolutely recommend him to anyone finding themselves in a similar situation.
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Posted by Mark | January 3, 2022
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Highly Recommend
Andrew was very upfront with his approach his approach to the case and what to expect. He did a great job getting the charges and license suspension reduced.
Posted by Dmitri | December 5, 2021
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Tremendously effective lawyer
No nonsense approach. Andrew was very knowledgeable and positively aggresive in his approach with the court. He told us up front what to expect, what his strategy was going to be, and delivered a positive outcome. We couldn't be happier with the resulting judgement from the court thanks to Andrew.
Posted by Chris | December 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Mr. Bucher. Is an excellent attorney that truly has his clients interest at heart. He is aggressive and will fight on your behalf. If your looking for a top notch attorney then look no further. Mr. Bucher delivered on everything he said and then some. I would highly recommend this attorney to anyone that needs assistance with any kind of court case involving a traffic citation. Thanks again Mr Bucher.
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2021
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Amazing lawyer
He went above and beyond for us an exceeded our expectations. He is a very nice guy and we would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2021
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Outstanding
Very efficient and personable the outcome was way better than I expected he is very skilled at his job and knows the law inside and out
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Balyeat, Leahy, Daley & Miller LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Reinheimer & Reinheimer Attorneys at Law
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Certified Legal Intern & Attorney
  • Toledo Legal Defender
  • 2006 - 2007

Education

  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Toledo
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004
  • University of Toledo
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • State v Ali 2014-Ohio-3757
  • Case Dismised and LIcense Suspension Vacated
  • State v JM
  • All Charges Dismissed After Sucessful Suppresion
  • State v JB
  • Dismissed at Motion Hearing
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Associations

  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Allen County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Forensic Principals of DUID III
  • American Chemical Society
  • 2015
  • Trial Skills Instructor
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Forensic Drug Analysis IV
  • American Chemical Society
  • 2014
  • Trial Skills Instructor
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Trial Skills Instructor
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Avanced Roadside Impairred Driving Enforcement Certified
  • La Pier & Associates
  • 2013
  • Trial Skills Workshop Graduate
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Published Thanks in OSBA Report CLE Lecturing
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Forensic Chromatography VI
  • American Chemical Society
  • 2012
  • Cross Exaination With Terrence Macarthy
  • Terence MacCarthy, The McShane Firm, Ward & Lee
  • 2012
  • Drug Recognition Expert Overview Training
  • Anthony Palacios - State of Georgia DRE Instructor 2002-2008
  • 2011
  • Factory Certification for BAC Datamaster
  • John D. Fusco CEO of NPAS & David Radomski Lead Engineer and Vice President of NPAS
  • 2011
  • Completeion of Standardized Field Sobriety Training
  • Robert LaPier - Idaho State Police Lead DUI Instructor
  • 2011
  • Forensic Toxicology for Attorneys 2011
  • Dr. John Vasiliades, Ph.D., DABCC, DABFT
  • 2011
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing 8 Hour Refresher
  • Dr. Lance A. Platt - DUI Training Coordinator for the State of Texas
  • 2011
  • Standardied Field Sobriety Testing Instrutor Course
  • Dr. Lance A. Platt - DUI Training Coordinator for the State of Texas
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Ohio State Bar Association publication
  • Published Thanks in OSBA Report re: CLE Lecturing
  • 2012
  • Ohio Association of Municipal Court Judges
  • Thanks for Power Point Contrubutions
  • 2012
  • Emch Law Office Newsletter
  • "The New OVI in Ohio and What You Need to Know Even if you NEVER Drink
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • OACDL Advanced OVI Seminar - Best in the Midwest
  • A Scientific and Statistical Assessment of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and the Drug Recognition Expert Program
  • 2015
  • OVI Update 2015
  • Intox 8000 Discovery after ILG
  • 2015
  • OVI Update 2014
  • Invalid Samples and Breath Testing
  • 2014
  • OVI Update
  • DRE Overview
  • 2013
  • Field Sobriety Testing in OVI cases
  • DRE is coming to your jurisdiction
  • 2013
  • Lucas County Bar Association
  • The New OVI, No Alcohol Required, DRE Comes to Ohio
  • 2012
  • OSBA OVI Update 2011
  • Are You Ready for the Intoxilyzer 8000 - Essential Motions
  • 2011
  • Columbus Bar Association OVI Seminar 2011
  • So You Think OVI Practice is Easy
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (33)
Given (34)
Endorse Andrew
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andy’s unique experience in pharmacology and his unrelenting will in defending his clients make him an ideal choice for any individual charged with an OVI. Andy has obtained more training and knowledge over the past few years than most law enforcement officials will have in a lifetime, and he is not afraid to put this knowledge to use in the courtroom. Having presented at a few seminars with Andy, I am always impressed with his ingenuity and ability to communicate complicated scientific principles in simple terms. I cannot recommend him highly enough."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Bucher is the future of Ohio's DUI Defense Lawyers. He attends the best of the best DUI/DWI seminars all over the US. He is friends with the nations best experts who he has at his disposal to use in your case. Ohio is lucky to have him representing its citizens as his knowledge and skill are top notch. Anytime I need help in his area I do not hesitate to call him for his input and do no hesitate to send my clients to him for help. I know that you will be in good hands with Attorney Bucher."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andy Bucher is fearless, aggressive, and exceptionally knowledgeable in OVI/DUI law and defense. If you need someone to stand up for you, this is your guy."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Bucher is an exceptional attorney and is one of the best OVI attorneys in the United States. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to speak to Andrew on a number of occasion. He is well knows for his expertise in DUI/OVI defense, and his zealous advocacy for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Andrew is a true professional in every sense of the word. He knows his craft inside and out and fights zealously for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Andrew Bucher is incredibly knowledgeable and competent in the field of DUI/DWI defense - and for that matter, all representation that he takes on. Andrew teaches on behalf of the Ohio Bar Association, seminars on the topic of DUI/DWI defense. A sign of true competence and trust is when other lawyers and professionals rely upon your knowledge, skill and expertise in their own practice. This is the case for Andrew, as he has advised lawyers and other professionals alike in the field of DUI/DWI defense. I have come to rely upon the knowledge and expertise that I have learned from Andrew and you should too. Andrew genuinely cares about his clients and will zealously advocate for the most favorable result. I refer clients to Andrew, and would recommend that anyone seeking an DUI/DWI attorney contact Andrew for his help today."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Andrew Bucher, he is a knowledgeable attorney and strong advocate for is clients."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Andrew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bucher is an outstanding attorney who provides exemplary advice on Avvo. I would recommend everyone and anyone to him for representation. Even though I have been practicing fo 24 years, as a judge, magistrate, prosecutors, and in private practice, I learn valuable new information from him every day. A superb attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Other
"Andy is an excellent resource. He's spoken at many seminars teaching attorneys and judges about DUI law. He's eager to learn and eager to help others. His client's are lucky to have him!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Andrew and I worked across the table when I was a municipal prosecutor. His tireless efforts for his clients and attention to detail are vital to his success in the field."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew Bucher is an attorney who is dedicated to learning as much about his craft as possible. He has completed more training than most other DUI attorneys I know. He is also not afraid to put that training to use in motion hearings and/or trials on his clients' behalf and consistently gets excellent results. I highly endorse Andrew Bucher to anyone in need of representation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Andrew for several years. He is actively involved in the DUI community and regularly attends seminars to better his knowledge in this area of the law. He is very intelligent and articulate. Further, he is insightful and thorough in his approach and defense of OVI cases. He works hard in defending his clients. I recommend Andrew in OVI and criminal defense cases."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew Bucher is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to alcohol-related traffic infractions. He appeared regularly in the courthouse at which I worked as a public defender, and he was always able to serve his clients well. Whenever I saw him in court, he was representing a client charged with OVI, and the charges were always drastically reduced pursuant to very, very favorable plea bargains."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andrew Bucher served as co-counsel on one of my OVI cases. His expertise in this area is unequaled, and his involvement resulted in a significantly lesser charge for our client. In addition to being a recognized expert in the OVI field, he is trustworthy, professional, and promptly responds to all inquiries. I will absolutely continue to refer other OVI clients, and lawyers with OVI clients, to him in the future."
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Toledo DUI and DWI Lawyer Andrew Richard Bucher
Andrew Richard Bucher
DUI and DWI Attorney
Toledo, OH
Licensed for 15 years
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