On May 9, 2014, Attorney Lisa Wafer secured a favorable judgment for a man who was sued by his former employer, a local automobile accessory installation company. ( Auto Options v. Marion, Case No. 2013-CFV-030978 in Franklin County Municipal Court in Columbus, Ohio)
Can you get a plea deal even if you have previous OVI offenses on your record? According to a recent front-page article in The Columbus Dispatch, it happens on a regular basis! The news publication researched OVI charges from Franklin County Municipal Court from the previous 11 years and found that guilty pleas for amended charges (or plea deals) were just as common for drivers with recent OVI arrests than those who had no such prior arrests. Attorney Jon J. Saia was one of the lawyers the Dispatch turned to for legal insight into the factors that can cause OVI plea deals, including those for repeat offenders.
Columbus OVI Attorney Jon J. Saia presented at a continuing legal education (CLE) seminar at the 2014 Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) Annual Convention, which was held in Columbus from April 30 through May 2, 2014. Attorney Saia and another lawyer served as the speakers for the Traffic Law/OVI Update session.
After fighting for nearly two years, on April 28, 2014 Attorney Jon J. Saiafinally achieved the successful appeal of his client's OVI charge in Wayne County, OH. In the appellate case, the Court of Appeals ruled that Attorney Saia's client must be discharged of OVI, despite the fact that he had already pleaded "no contest" to the offense.