Saia & Piatt Helps Client Obtain Less Serious Conviction in OVI Case

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) April 01, 2014

With the assistance of Attorney Jon Saia, a New Lexington man who faced OVI and traffic charges was able to secure a much less severe conviction and sentence through a plea deal. In Perry County Court Criminal Case Number CRB 1300271 and Perry County Court Traffic Case Number TRC 1300618 (Perry County Municipal Court in Perry County, Ohio), the defendant was charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (OVI), reckless operation of a motor vehicle, failure to control, and child endangering for failing to properly restrain a 7-year-old child who was in the vehicle.

According to court documents, the charges were filed after the defendant drove while intoxicated and struck parked cars. A young child was unrestrained in the vehicle at the time of the accident and the childs head hit the windshield, causing minor injuries.

Court records state that the defendants urine test results showed a .147% alcohol content. Attorney Saia filed a Motion to Suppress Evidence, and after the hearing the urine alcohol test and all Standardized Field Sobriety Tests were suppressed, court documents show. A Motion in Limine was also granted, court records show, and so evidence of the defendant failing to use the proper child restraint could not be used for any purpose other than a violation of that particular statute.

According to court records the defendant plead Guilty to the seat belt violation charge and No Contest to the remaining facts. The defendant was found Guilty of Failure to Control. The resulting sentencean order to pay a $ 225 fine and court costswas much less severe than what the client would have suffered had the case resulted in a conviction for all of the initial charges.

PerryDaily.com wrote an article about the case, New Lex Councilman Accepts Plea Agreement. In the article, the prosecuting attorney, Kevin Van Horn, stated that the defendant owes a great debt to his attorney. Mr. Saia made arguments and sited statutes that I did not know existed.

Jon Saia is the founding member of The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc. In addition to OVI defense and general criminal defense, the firm also assists clients with family law and estate planning matters in Ohio. Saia & Piatts legal professionals make themselves available to clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Additional information about the firm can be found at http://www.splaws.com.

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