Client was stopped for a marked lanes violation and then subsequently arrested for
OVI. Client complied with the Police Officer's requests and provided a
breath sample in this case as well. The test came back over the legal
limit of .08BAC and was higher than the .17BAC limit for high test under
the Ohio Revised Code section. Through negotiations with the prosecutor,
Columbus criminal defense was able to have the case treated as a first
offense refusal saving the client 14 days incarceration. Over all, a good
result for the client.
Client charged with eight counts of
within the presence of a minor child faces up to 24 years in prison and
substantial fines and court costs. Columbus defense attorney Zachuary
Meranda was able to negotiate out a plea deal where the defendant pled
to four counts and received a joint recommendation of 2.5 years in prison
with the potential of Judicial Release after one year. The balance of
the charge was dismissed as a part of the plea deal.
Client charged with third (3)
refusal offense within the previous six (6) years. Client was facing up
to 365 days incarceration due to his actions plus substantial fines and
the forfeiture of his vehicle. Columbus criminal defense lawyer Zachuary
Meranda was able to negotiate out a plea deal where the client received
a minimum jail sentence and was able to engage in inpatient treatment
to address his alcohol dependency issues.
Client was served with a Civil Protection Order, which if granted, would
have prevented the client from seeing his children on a regular basis
do to them being cited as a protected persons in the order. Defense Attorney
Zachuary Meranda was able to negotiate out an Agreed Stay Away Order that
exempted the minor children and dismissed the underlying Civil Protection
Order. Columbus criminal defense attorney Zachuary Meranda's hard
work allowed this father to continue to see his children on regular basis.
Client was charged with operating a precious metals store with proper license,
a misdemeanor of the first degree. Unfortunately, our client also did
not qualify for the exemption. However, we got him on the path to obtain
the license, and when the prosecution and State of Ohio saw that he was
someone pursuing a license, we negotiated a plea instead of any jail time.
Upon completing diversion, our client will have his case dismissed.
After extensive negotiations with the Franklin County Prosecutor's
office, there was a plea offer to our client.
Mr. Itayim, who represented our client in this matter, demanded that because of her
clean record she be given the opportunity to have her case dismissed.
The end result of this is what is called a "hold open." Our
client has six months to do what the court asks of her. If she is successful,
her case will be dismissed at the end of this period.
There is not much worse than a son wrongfully accusing his mother of stealing
from him – especially when that son is living under her roof. Nevertheless,
that was the situation in this case. There was much debate over the facts
of the case; however, there was one fact that never changed – our
client was being maliciously and wrongfully accused of a crime she did
not commit. Once pressed on the issue and questioned in regards to the
facts, the son began telling inconsistent stories. Finally, he completely
recanted and stated he recalled giving her the card to use. It was only
because he was upset with his mother about an unrelated issue that he
wanted her to get in trouble. This case was dismissed.
in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas regarding serious allegations
of abuse toward her siblings and stealing from her Mother. The case was
rescheduled several times due to numerous discovery issues. In the end,
the case was set for trial. All witnesses were prepared to move forward
with the trial. Ten minutes prior to trial the prosecutor dismissed the
action for insufficient evidence to obtain a conviction. In this case,
the prosecution saved himself from the case being inevitably dismissed
had the case went the trial.
Our client originally was convicted of
Aggravated Drug Possession
and was serving an 11 month sentence. However, after just 30 days,
drafted and filed a Motion for Early Release demanding our client be released.
There was a full hearing on the matter. Although our client had a rather
lengthy criminal background, the Judge ruled that our client should be
released early from prison.
handled this case in the Franklin County Municipal Court. There was a
lot at stake for the college student who not only faced a severe license
suspension, but also the refusal of future financial aid. Unfortunately,
this was a case where there was overwhelming evidence. Nevertheless, in
lieu of potential suppression motions and lengthy procedural issues that
the prosecution did not want to bear, the State offered to dismiss the
for a plea to a moving violation. The student's financial aid and
license remained intact. Furthermore, our client will never have to explain
away a drug charge on his record when applying for future employment.