Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence Cases

      • City of Cleveland v. S.W. (2017)
        Defended client charged with 2nd offense OVI, driving under suspension, a following too closely and successfully obtained a reduction of the charges to a Physical Control offense.

     

      • Walton Hills v. M.Z. (2017)
        Defended client charged with OVI and negotiated a plea to two (2) minor misdemeanor traffic offenses with a fine imposed.

     

      • City of Cleveland v. R.G. (2017)
        Defended client charged with OVI and prohibited breath OVI on a BAC DataMaster machine and obtained a reduction of the charges to a Physical Control offense.

     

      • State of Ohio v. J.R. (2017)
        Defended client charged with OVI and prohibited breath OVI on a BAC DataMaster machine and obtained a reduction of the charges to a Physical Control offense.

     

      • State of Ohio v. R.M. (2017)
        Defended client charged with prescription drug felony OVI and successfully obtained an acquittal of all charges after a trial in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas.

     

      • City of Cleveland v. J.V. (2016)
        Defended client charged with 2nd offense OVI and Trial Court granted Motion to Suppress Evidence finding that State Trooper did not have reasonable suspicion to stop client for turn signal violation.

     

      • City of Cleveland v. T.K. (2016)
        Defended client charged with OVI and Trial Court granted Motion to Suppress Evidence finding that State Trooper did not have reasonable suspicion to request client to exit vehicle for field sobriety testing.

     

      • Walton Hills v. A.B. (2016)
        Defended client charged with OVI and prohibited breath OVI on a BAC DataMaster machine and obtained a reduction of the charges to a Reckless Operation offense.

     

      • City of Lakewood v. A.S. (2016)
        Defended client charged with OVI and prohibited breath OVI on a Intoxilyzer 8000 machine and obtained a reduction of the charges to a Physical Control offense.
      • City of University Heights v. R.M. (2016)
        Defended client charged with OVI and obtained a reduction of the charges to Physical Control offense.

     

      • City of Cleveland v. M.K. (2016)
        Defended client charged with OVI and prohibited breath OVI on a BAC DataMaster machine and obtained a reduction of the charges to a Physical Control offense.

     

      • State of Ohio v. S.H. (2016)
        Defended client charged with OVI and prohibited breath OVI on a BAC DataMaster machine and obtained a reduction of the charges to a Physical Control offense.

     

      • Village of Bratenahl v. D.E. (2016)
        Defended client charged with 2nd offense OVI and prohibited breath OVI on Intoxilyzer 8000 machine and obtained dismissal of all charges after successful challenge to State of Ohio violating client’s right to obtain discovery of all information on Intoxilyzer 8000 machine.

     

      • Cleveland Metroparks v. J.F. (2016)
        Defended client charged with 2nd offense OVI and prohibited breath OVI on Intoxilyzer 8000 machine and obtained reduction to Physical Control offense with no license suspension and avoidance of jail.

     

      • State of Ohio v. M.H. (2016)
        Defended client on prescription drug OVI in the Huron Municipal Court and obtained dismissal of all OVI charges and client entered plea to minor misdemeanor traffic violation.

     

      • City of Cleveland v. T.K. (2016)
        Defended client charged with OVI and Trial Court granted Motion to Suppress Evidence finding that State Trooper did not have reasonable suspicion to request client to exit vehicle for field sobriety testing.

     

      • City of University Heights v. R.M. (2016)
        Defended client charged with OVI and serious motor vehicle accident and obtained a reduction of the charges to a Physical Control offense.

     

      • City of Rocky River v. D.H. (2016)
        Defended client charged with prescription drug OVI and commenced a jury trial.  Successfully obtained a reduction in charges to a Physical Control offense.

     

      • City of Mayfield Village v. C.J. (2016)
        Defended client charged with OVI and prohibited breath OVI on a Intoxilyzer 8000 machine and obtained a reduction of the charges to Reckless Operation offense.

     

      • City of Mayfield Heights v. T.M. (2016)
        Defended client charged with OVI and successfully negotiated a plea to a minor misdemeanor offense with a fine imposed.

     

      • State of Ohio v. L.P. (2015)
        Defended client charged with OVI and prohibited breath OVI on BAC DataMaster machine and obtained a reduction of the charges to a Physical Control charge.

     

      • City of Mayfield Heights v. M.C. (2015)
        Obtained dismissal of OVI charges, avoided license suspension and client entered plea to minor misdemeanor headlights violation.

     

      • Village of Walton Hills v. I.D. (2015)
        Defended client charged with OVI and obtained a reduction to a Reckless Operation offense.

     

      • State of Ohio v. L.J. (2015)
        Defended client charged with OVI and prohibited breath OVI on Intoxilyzer 8000 machine and obtained a reduction to Physical Control offense.

     

      • City of Euclid v. M.P. (2015)
        Defended client charged with OVI and obtained a reduction to Physical Control offense.

     

      • City of South Euclid v. K.N. (2015)
        Defended client charged with OVI and prohibited breath OVI on Intoxilyzer 8000 machine and obtained a reduction to Physical Control offense with no license suspension and fine only imposed.

     

      • State of Ohio v. S.T. (2015)
        Defended client charged with OVI and obtained a reduction of the charges to a Physical Control charge and Trial Court granted appeal of Administrative License Suspension thus avoiding one year license suspension for alleged refusal.

     

      • State of Ohio v. M.G. (2015)
        Successfully obtained an acquittal on OVI charges after a jury trial in the Willoughby Municipal Court.

     

      • State of Ohio v. S.G. (2015)
        Defended client charged with OVI and OVI prohibited breath on Intoxilyzer 8000 machine and obtained a reduction to Physical Control offense.

     

      • State of Ohio v. S.B. (2015)
        Defended client charged with second offense OVI and obtained a reduction to Physical Control offense.

     

      • City of Maple Heights v. T.W. (2015)
        Defended client charged with OVI and obtained a reduction to Physical Control offense.

     

      • City of Mentor v. A.S. (2015)
        Defended client on charges of OVI and obtained a reduction to a Physical Control offense and Trial Court granted appeal of Administrative License Suspension thus avoiding one year license suspension for alleged refusal.

     

     

      • City of Independence v. K.K. (2015)
        Defended client on charges of 2nd offense OVI and negotiated a reduction of the charges and avoided a jail term as well as restricted plates and ignition interlock requirement.

     

      • City of Macedonia v. M.B. (2014)
        Represented CDL holder who previously entered plea to OVI with prior counsel and successfully vacated plea and obtained reduction of charges to Physical Control and avoided imposition of license suspension thus avoiding disqualification of client’s CDL.

     

      • State of Ohio v. S.G. (2014)
        Defended client charged with Felony OVI who breath tested over three (3) times the prohibited amount of alcohol and successfully negotiated a plea to a misdemeanor OVI, thus avoiding a felony conviction.

     

      • City of Avon Lake v. M.M. (2014)
        Obtained dismissal of charges of OVI and prohibited breath OVI of over two (2) times the legal limit on Intoxilyzer 8000 machine after a Suppression Hearing in which the Trial Court granted our client’s Motion to Suppress Evidence.

     

      • City of Cleveland v. C.C. (2014)
        Obtained dismissal of charges of OVI and prohibited breath OVI of over two (2) times the legal limit on Intoxilyzer 8000 machine after Trial Court granted our client’s Motion to Suppress Evidence.

     

      • City of Bay Village v. M.S. (2014)
        Defended client charged with OVI and prohibited breath OVI on Intoxilyzer 8000 machine and obtained a reduction of the charges to a Physical Control charge.

     

      • State of Ohio v. H.H. (2014)
        Defended client charged with drugged driving OVI for separate incidents in two (2) courts and successfully obtained reductions in both cases and avoided the imposition of a jail term for client.

     

      • State of Ohio v. C.L. (2014)
        Defended client charged with OVI for separate incidents in two (2) jurisdictions in the same Court and successfully obtained a reduction of one OVI to a Physical Control charge and avoided the imposition of a jail term for client.

     

      • Village of Bratenahl v. R.B. (2014)
        Defended client charged with OVI and prohibited breath OVI on Intoxilyzer 8000 machine and obtained reduction to Reckless Operation offense and Court vacated Administrative License Suspension and imposed fine only.

     

      • City of Kent v. T.C. (2014)
        Defended client charged with OVI and prohibited breath OVI on Intoxilyzer 8000 machine and obtained reduction to Reckless Operation offense and Court vacated Administrative License Suspension.

     

      • State of Ohio v. S.C. (2014)
        Defended client charged with Endangering Children, OVI and prohibited breath OVI on Intoxilyzer 8000 machine and obtained dismissal of criminal charges and reduction of OVI to minor misdemeanor offense and Court granted appeal of Administrative License Suspension.

     

      • City of Twinsburg v. M.B. (2014)
        Defended client on charge of OVI based upon a prohibited amount of alcohol in client’s breath sample. Obtained a reduction of the OVI charges to a Reckless Operation offense and Court vacated Administrative License Suspension.

     

      • City of North Ridgeville v. D.H. (2013)
        Successfully obtained an acquittal on the OVI charges after a jury trial in the Elyria Municipal Court.

     

      • State of Ohio v. J.B. (2012)
        Defended client on charges of OVI based upon a prohibited amount of alcohol in client’s breath sample. Obtained a reduction of the OVI charges to a Reckless Operation offense and Court vacated Administrative License Suspension.

     

      • City of Eastlake v. A.O. (2012)
        Obtained a dismissal of the OVI charges after a Suppression Hearing in the Willoughby Municipal Court.

     

      • City of Wickliffe v. M.G. (2012)
        Obtained a dismissal of the OVI charges after a Suppression Hearing in which the Trial Court granted our client’s Motion to Suppress Evidence

     

      • State of Ohio v. D.H. (2012)
        Defended client on charges of OVI based upon a prohibited amount of alcohol in client’s urine sample. Obtained a reduction of the OVI charges to a Reckless Operation offense and Court vacated Administrative License Suspension.

     

      • City of Fairview Park v. D.M. (2012)
        Defended client on charges of 2nd offense OVI and after Suppression Hearing negotiated a reduction of the charges and avoided mandatory jail term as well as restricted plates and ignition interlock requirement.

     

      • City of Mentor v. E.B. (2011)
        Defended client on charges of OVI and obtained a reduction to a Reckless Operation offense and Trial Court granted appeal of Administrative License Suspension thus avoiding one year license suspension for alleged refusal.

     

      • State of Ohio v. R.F. (2011)
        Defended client alleged to have a prohibited breath alcohol concentration of twice the legal limit and obtained a reduction to a Reckless Operation offense and Trial Court agreed to not impose driver’s license suspension.

     

      • City of Brook Park v. S.G. (2011)
        Defended client on charges of OVI based upon a prohibited amount of alcohol in client’s urine sample. Obtained a reduction of the OVI charges to a Physical Control offense and Court vacated Administrative License Suspension and agreed to not impose driver’s license suspension.

     

      • City of Broadview Heights v. M.G. (2011)
        Defended client on charges of OVI and obtained a reduction of the charges to a Reckless Operation offense.

     

      • City of Westlake V. K.H. (2011)
        Defended client on charges of OVI and after arguing a Motion to Suppress obtained a reduction of charges to Physical Control and Trial Court granted appeal of Administrative License Suspension thus avoiding one year license suspension for alleged refusal.

     

      • City of Mentor v. C.K. (2011)
        Defended client on second offense OVI and after a Motion to Suppress Hearing charges were reduced to a Physical Control offense with a minimal sixty (60) day license suspension with no jail term thus saving client’s employment.

     

      • Village of Oakwood v. S.L. (2011)
        Defendant client on charges of OVI and obtained a reduction to a Reckless Operation offense and Trial Court granted appeal of Administrative License Suspension thus avoiding one year license suspension for alleged refusal.

     

      • Village of Kirtland Hills v. M.L. (2011)
        Defended client on charges of OVI and after a Hearing on Motion to Suppress Evidence charges were reduced to a Physical Control charge and Trial Court granted appeal of Administrative License Suspension thus avoiding one year license suspension for alleged refusal.

     

      • City of Garfield Heights v. C.M. (2011)
        Defended client on charges that he tested three (3) times the legal limit on breath alcohol test and obtained a reduction of the charges to a Physical Control charge and avoided the imposition of a jail term.

     

      • City of Bay Village v. J.W. (2011)
        Defended client on charges of OVI and allegations that breath test result was twice the legal limit and obtained a reduction of the charges to a Physical Control charge.

     

      • City of Akron v. S.H. (2011)
        Defended client on charges of OVI and allegations that breath test results were twice the legal limit. Obtained a reduction of the charges to a Reckless Operation offense and Trial Court agreed to not impose a driver’s license suspension.

     

      • State of Ohio v. J.H. (2011)
        Defended client on charges of OVI in a serious motor vehicle accident and obtained a dismissal of all charges after uncovering evidence that convinced the State of Ohio Prosecuting Attorney that client was not operating the vehicle.

     

      • State of Ohio (Medina) v. D.M. (2010)
        Defended client on charges of second offense OVI charges in the Medina Municipal Court and obtained a dismissal of the OVI charges after filing a Motion to Suppress Evidence. The Trial Court also granted client’s appeal of the Administrative License Suspension thus avoiding a two year suspension for the alleged refusal.

     

      • City of Cleveland v. J.M. (2010)
        Defended client on charges of OVI and driving with a blood alcohol level over three (3) times the legal limit and causing an accident. Obtained a reduction of the OVI charges to a Physical Control offense and avoided the imposition of a jail term.

     

      • City of Twinsburg v. C.R. (2010)
        Defended client and obtained a dismissal of the OVI charges and Trial Court granted appeal of Administrative License Suspension thus avoiding one year license suspension for alleged refusal.

     

      • Village of Brooklyn Heights v. D.M. (2010)
        Defended client on 3rd Offense OVI Charges and after a Hearing on client’s Motion to Suppress Evidence challenging unlawful stop the charges were reduced to a minor misdemeanor offense with a fine imposed.

     

      • City of Strongsville v. K.M. (2010)
        Defended client on charges of OVI and obtained a reduction to a Reckless Operation offense and the Trial Court agreed to not impose a driver’s license suspension thus saving client’s employment.

     

      • State of Ohio v. K.S. (2010)
        Defended client and obtained a complete dismissal of the OVI charges and Trial Court granted appeal of Administrative License Suspension thus avoiding one year license suspension for alleged refusal.

     

    • City of Westlake v. M.T. (2010)
      Defended client on OVI charges and after a Motion to Suppress Hearing challenging law enforcement’s denial of client’s right to counsel the charges were reduced to a Physical Control charge thus saving client’s employment.

 

Criminal Cases

 

      • State of Ohio v. B.J. (2017)
        Defendant client charged with two (2) counts of felony Menacing by Stalking and successfully negotiated a plea to a sealable misdemeanor offense with probation.

 

      • State of Ohio v. W.H. (2017)
        Defendant client charged with felony Assault on a peace officer and successfully negotiated a plea to misdemeanor offenses.

     

      • City of Brecksville v. T.W. (2016)
        Successfully obtained for our client a jury verdict of an acquittal on two (2) counts of vehicular homicide in the Garfield Heights Municipal Court. Click here for news article.

 

 

      • State of Ohio v. D.P. (2016)Defended client charged with rape allegations that mandated a life sentence.  Successfully obtained a jury verdict of an acquittal after a jury trial in the Erie County Court of Common Pleas.

 

      • State of Ohio v. B.C. (2016)
        Defended client charged with felony drug trafficking and successfully obtained a reduction to a misdemeanor charge with a fine only imposed.

       

      • State of Ohio v. G.R. (2016)
        Defended client charged with Felonious Assault with a firearm and successfully obtained a reduction of all charges to a misdemeanor offense with a sentence of thirty (30) days probation only.

       

      • State of Ohio v. K.S. (2016)
        Defended client charged with felony Gross Sexual Imposition and successfully negotiated a plea to offenses that avoided sex offender registration in the State of Ohio and obtained a sentence of probation only.

       

      • State of Ohio v. P.M. (2016)
        Secured avoidance of all criminal charges for client charged with Drug Possession, a felony of the first degree.

       

      • City of Shaker Heights v. K.C. (2016)
        Secured avoidance of all criminal charges for client charged with Theft.

       

      • State of Ohio v. C.L. (2015)
        Secured avoidance of all criminal charges for client charged with felony Menacing by Stalking in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.

       

      • State of Ohio v. D.R. (2015)
        Defended client on 3rd degree felony Aggravated Vehicular Assault with mandatory prison term, OVI, and prohibited breath OVI on Intoxilyzer 8000 machine and negotiated a plea to misdemeanor charges of Negligent Assault and OVI, thus avoiding a felony conviction.

       

      • State of Ohio v. R.W. (2015)
        Defended client charged with three counts of felony Drug Possession and client was accepted into Intervention in Lieu of Conviction diversion program.

       

      • State of Ohio v. D.M. (2015)
        Defended client on 4th degree felony Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle and negotiated a plea to a misdemeanor charge of Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle and avoided the imposition of a jail term.

       

      • State of Ohio v. K.M. (2015)
        Successfully obtained for our client a jury verdict of an acquittal on all charges including Felonious Assault and Tampering with Evidence in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas.

       

      • City of Mentor v. A.C. (2015)
        Defended client charged with Domestic Violence, Obstructing Official Business, and Resisting Arrest and client was accepted into Diversion program.

       

      • State of Ohio v. J.T. (2015)
        Defended client on 3rd degree felony Marijuana Trafficking charges and successfully negotiated a reduction to a 5th degree felony charge and client was accepted into Intervention in Lieu of Conviction diversion program.

       

      • United States v. A.B. (2014)
        Defended client charged with Production of Child Pornography and Receipt of Child Pornography and negotiated a plea agreement to the charge of Receipt of Child Pornography and obtained a sentence under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines below the advisory guideline range in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

       

      • Parma Heights v. I.P. (2014)
        Defended non-citizen charged with Domestic Violence and after investigation of complainant, negotiated a reduction to a Disorderly Conduct charge with a fine only imposed by the Trial Court, thus avoiding potential deportation.

       

      • City of Hudson v. K.N. (2014)
        Secured avoidance of all criminal charges for client charged with Domestic Violence.

       

      • State of Ohio v. D.H. (2013)
        Successfully obtained for our client a jury verdict of an acquittal on all charges including rape and sexual battery, and trial court granted defense motion of acquittal of kidnapping charges, after a jury trial in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.

       

      • State of Ohio v. A.O. (2012)
        Successfully obtained for our client a jury verdict of an acquittal of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide felony charges and client found guilty of lesser misdemeanor offense of vehicular manslaughter after a jury trial in the Lake County Court of Common Pleas.

       

      • State of Ohio v. M.G. (2012)
        Defended client on two charges of Felonious Assault and related felony charges and after a week long Jury Trial obtained an acquittal of all felony charges.

       

      • State of Ohio v. R.W. (2012)
        Defended client on charges of Felonious Assault and related felonies and negotiated a plea to a misdemeanor offense with a fine only imposed.

       

      • State of Ohio v. T.W. (2012)
        Defended client on charges of Felonious Assault and negotiated a plea to a misdemeanor offense with a sentence of community work service imposed.

       

      • City of Cleveland v. N.E. (2011)
        Defended client on charges of Assault and after a two (2) day Trial client was acquitted of all charges.

       

      • State of Ohio v. G.G. (2011)
        Secured avoidance of all criminal charges for client charges with Inducing Panic.

       

      • State of Ohio v. R.H. (2011)
        Defended client on felony drug trafficking charges and negotiated a plea to a misdemeanor charge with a fine only imposed.

       

      • City of Westlake v. B.L. (2011)
        Secured avoidance of all criminal charges for client charged with Aggravated Menacing and Violation of a Court Protection Order.

       

      • City of Cleveland v. D.Q. (2011)
        Secured avoidance of all criminal charges for client charged with Domestic Violence.

       

      • State of Ohio v. A.V. (2011)
        Conducted an extensive investigation and secured avoidance of all criminal charges for client charged with Rape.

       

      • State of Ohio v. P.W. (2011)
        Secured avoidance of all criminal charges for client charged with felony theft.

       

      • State of Ohio v. M.B. (2010)
        Secured avoidance of all criminal charges for client charged with two counts of Felonious Assault and one count of Resisting Arrest.

       

      • State of Ohio v. F.L. (2010)
        Conducted an extensive investigation and secured avoidance of all criminal charges for client charged with Felony Assault of a Police Officer.

       

      • United States v. K.L. (2010)
        Defended client charged in drug trafficking conspiracy and obtained a substantial downward departure under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines below the advisory guideline range.