Recent Cases

Whether DUI/OVI cases, unemployment appeals, or criminal cases, Smith's Law Offices' record shows a steady flow of successes for our clients.

Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case and we cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes we have achieved in past legal matters.

PUA Fraud Appeal Won:

Our client received pandemic unemployment benefits; however, after receiving the benefits ODJFS claimed he owed the benefits back due to fraud. We appealed, we prevailed, and our client received the benefits he was due.

  
July 12, 2024
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OVI Charges Dismissed

Our client was stopped by the police after which point they misinterpreted signs of aging with signs of impairment. They ultimately conducted a urine test that showed some chemicals; however, by presently his case aggressively we obtained a dismissal of the OVI charges. He pled to a non-moving citation instead.

  
July 11, 2024
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Unemployment Hearing Won for Teacher:

Our client was a teacher who intervened as best he could when students started to fight. The employer, rather than thanking him for protecting the children, terminated him. The criticized him for intervening before calling for help and with the benefit of hindsight, they criticized his technique. We prevailed at the hearing, obtaining benefits for him.

  
July 11, 2024
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OVI Charges Dismissed:

Although our client provided a breath test that was over the legal limit and charged with an OVI, through aggressive representation we obtained a dismissal of the OVI charges.

  
July 11, 2024
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Unemployment Hearing Won:

Our client worked for a temporary agency and was told his assignment ended. He repeatedly contacted the agency for a new assignment, but he was told none were available. When he applied for unemployment, the agency claimed that he failed to check for new assignments and therefore resigned. Through a hearing, we showed that the agency was wrong - that our client was unemployed through no fault of his own. As a result, he prevailed and won his unemployment benefits.

  
July 8, 2024
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OVI Charges with High Test Dismissed:

Although our client was charged with an OVI after providing a high breath test, we aggressively represented him and obtained an agreement for the OVI charges to be dismissed. He pled to a non-moving citation instead, which saved him from points to his license and a year-long license suspension.

  
July 3, 2024
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OVI Charges Dismissed:

Although our client was charged with an OVI, we raised several issues regarding the field sobriety tests that were conducted by the police. As a result, we obtained a dismissal of her OVI charges. She pled to a non-moving citation instead.

  
July 1, 2024
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Fraud Unemployment Appeal Won:

ODJFS claimed our client committed fraud when he collected unemployment benefits. We appealed, we prevailed, and we eliminated the overpayment ODJFS was attempting to collect from our client.

  
June 28, 2024
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Unemployment Fraud Appeals Won:

Our client received determinations years after he received unemployment benefits. The determinations claimed he committed fraud when he received his benefits. We represented him and obtained a reversal of those determinations, eliminating the overpayment ODJFS claimed he owed.

  
June 26, 2024
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Another Fraud Unemployment Appeal Won:

Another of our clients found ODFJS claiming they received their unemployment benefits fraudulently. We appealed, prevailed, and our client's overpayment was eliminated.

  
June 26, 2024
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OVI Charges Dismissed:

Our client was stopped by the police, arrested and asked to take a breath test. He refused. We stepped in and presented multiple arguments on his behalf, resulting in a dismissal of the OVI charges. He pled to a traffic citation instead.

  
June 26, 2024
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Unemployment Hearing Won - No Just Cause to Terminated:

Our client had a discussion with his boss about his pay. The boss told him he was fired. As we was walking out, he allegedly used profanity with the boss. We prevailed at the hearing, however, because the profanity occurred after he was already terminated. His conduct prior to the termination did not warrant termination.

  
June 24, 2024
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OVI Charges with High Breath Test Dismissed:

Although our client provided a breath test sample that was in the high-tier, we aggressively represented him and obtained a dismissal of his OVI charges. He pled to a non-moving citation instead, which also saved his job.

  
June 24, 2024
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Unemployment Hearing Won:

Our client received different instructions from different supervisors and was then terminated because she chose the wrong supervisor to listen to. Through a hearing, we showed the employer lacked just cause to terminate and as a result we won the hearing.

  
June 20, 2024
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OVI Charges Dismissed:

Our client was charged with an OVI and refused to provide a breath test. After a thorough investigation, we identified issues with his case that led to a dismissal of the OVI charges. He pled to a non-moving citation instead.

  
June 17, 2024
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OVI Charges Dismissed:

Our client was stopped for not having working license plate lights. She was then put through field sobriety tests in the snow and cited with an OVI. We obtained a dismissal of the OVI charges, with her pleading to a non-moving citation instead.

  
June 10, 2024
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Unemployment Hearing Won:

Our client was placed on a performance improvement plan (PIP) and then terminated for allegedly not meeting performance expectations. Through a hearing, we demonstrated that the employer lacked any credible or reliable evidence to support its allegations. As a result, we prevailed and our client was approved for her benefits.

  
May 31, 2024
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OVI Charges Dimissed:

Our client was stopped when he crossed the center line of the road. He was then put through field sobriety tests and charged with an OVI. Through aggressive representation, including motions for discovery sanctions against the State and a suppression motion, a resolution was reached for our client to plead to a non-moving citation in exchange for the dismissal of the OVI charges against him.

  
May 31, 2024
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Unemployment Hearing Won:

Our client was involuntarily moved out of her position as a Regional Sales Manager and forced into a warehouse position at a fraction of her pay. As a result, she resigned. ODJFS denied her application for unemployment compensation until we stepped in, represented her through a hearing, and showed that she had just cause to resign. As a result, she won her benefits.

  
May 30, 2024
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Unemployment Fraud Appeal Won:

ODJFS claimed our client was paid unemployment compensation fraudulently. We appealed, prevailed, and as a result the fraud determination and overpayments were removed.

  
May 28, 2024
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Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed:

Our client was charged with domestic violence after an physical altercation with an adult sibling. He let these charges remain open with a warrant for a couple years, concerned with the potential consequences. Once he retained us, we get the warrant lifted and the charges dismissed.

  
May 28, 2024
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Another Unemployment Fraud Hearing Won:

Our client was another accused of unemployment. However, we prevailed through a hearing. As a result, the fraud determination and alleged overpayments were removed.

  
May 24, 2024
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OVI Charges and Child Endangerment Charges Dismissed:

Our client was accused of driving while impaired with her children in her vehicle; however, through an intensive investigation we uncovered multiple issues with the State's case. As a result, we obtained a dismissal of the charges with our client pleading to a non-moving citation and disorderly conduct charge instead.

  
May 24, 2024
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OVI Charges Dismissed:

Our client was stopped for an alleged loud exhaust. The traffic stop quickly rose to an OVI investigation and our client was charged with operating a vehicle with an over-the-limit blood alcohol content. We aggressively represented him, obtaining a dismissal of the OVI with him pleading to a traffic offense instead.

  
May 22, 2024
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Unemployment Hearing Won:

Our client was terminated after he missed a safety meeting, allegedly without notice. Through a hearing, we showed that - even if the allegations were true - they would not have resulted in termination according to the employer's own policy. As a result, we won the hearing.

  
May 21, 2024
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OVI With High Test Dismissed:

After the police stopped our client for an alleged traffic violation, they proceeded with field sobriety tests and a breath test that indicated our client was in the high-tier range for an OVI. With a thorough investigation, we discovered multiple issued regarding the breath test that we leveraged to obtain a dismissal of the OVI charges. Our client merely pled to a non-moving citation instead.

  
May 20, 2024
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PUA Fraud Appeal Won:

Another of our clients was accused of committing unemployment fraud. Through the appeal process, we got this determination reversed in favor of our client, eliminating the large overpayment ODJFS claimed he needed to repay.

  
May 20, 2024
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Unemployment Appeal Won:

ODJFS claimed our client received his unemployment benefits through fraud, we appealed, we won, and the overpayment was eliminated.

  
May 13, 2024
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OVI for CDL Driver Dismissed:

Our client held a commercial drivers license and was at risk for losing it and his job after an OVI charge. We fought hard and obtained a dismissal of his OVI, vacated his administrative license suspension, and saved his CDL.

  
May 10, 2024
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Third-in-Ten OVI Charges Dismissed:

Our client was charged with a third-in-ten OVI after being questioned by a police officer and then providing a urine test that allegedly detected substances over the legal limits. However, when we analyzed his case we discovered a lack of probable cause for the officer to approach our client. The officer claimed that he was parked at a gas station for an hour and that seemed suspicious. Relying upon this and other issues, we proceeded forward with a suppression motion hearing. As a result, we obtained a dismissal of the OVI charges with our client pleading to a non-moving citation instead. He avoided any jail time, avoided a license suspension, avoided points to his license and avoided a forfeiture of his vehicle.

  
May 9, 2024
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Second-in-Ten OVI Charges Dismissed:

Our client had a minor accident causing some damage to a building. He was arrested and asked to take a breath test, which he declined. As a result, he was charged with second-in-ten OVI with high tier penalties. We investigated, finding witness testimony confirming that he only had two beers over more than three hours. We pressed the weaknesses in the State's case, scheduled the matter for jury trial, and on the even of trial obtained a dismissal of the OVI charges. Our client avoided an OVI, avoided jail time, and avoided points to his license.

  
May 9, 2024
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OVI Charges Dismissed for Client with Over-the-Limit Test After an Accident:

Our client had an accident on a snowy day. When the police arrived, she quickly found herself the subject of an OVI investigation and ultimately provided an over-the-limit breath test. However, our analysis revealed multiple issues about the investigation and test result which we pushed forward to a suppression motion hearing. As a result, the OVI charges were dismissed, with her pleading to a non-moving citation instead. She avoided points to her license, OVI conviction, and a long license suspension.

  
May 8, 2024
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OVI Charges with High BAC Dismissed:

Our client was charged with a high-tier OVI that would have resulted in mandatory jail time, year long license suspension, points to her license, high fine and the impact of having an OVI on her record. We achieved a dismissal of the OVI charges with her pleading to a non-moving citation instead, saving her from these harsh penalties.

  
May 7, 2024
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Unemployment Fraud Appeal Won:

ODJFS claimed that our client fraudulently collected unemployment benefits. We appealed, prevailed and eliminated the overpayment for him.

  
May 6, 2024
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Unemployment Fraud Appeal Won:

Another of our clients was accused of fraud and told she needed to repay her unemployment benefits. We appealed, we won, and we eliminated the overpayment for her.

  
May 3, 2024
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Unemployment Hearing Won - Claimant Able to Work:

To qualify for unemployment a claimant must, among other things, be able to work, available for work and seeking work. Our client was denied because ODJFS blew up a medical issue she had into a denial for being unable to work. Through a hearing, we showed that our client was able to work despite her medical condition. As a result, we prevailed and obtained benefits for our client.

  
May 1, 2024
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Unemployment Fraud Appeal Won:

Our client was accused of committing fraud when he applied for unemployment. We appealed, showed there was no fraud, and achieved an approval of his benefits.

  
May 1, 2024
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PUA Fraud Appeal Won:

Our client received PUA unemployment benefits in 2020, later received a Determination claiming she was overpaid and committed fraud, we appealed, we prevailed and her benefits were approved.

  
April 26, 2024
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PUA Appeals Won:

ODJFS issued several determinations to our client claiming she owed back all of the pandemic unemployment benefits she received. These notices were issued long after she stopped collecting benefits and therefore she missed the appeal deadline. We appealed, represented her through a hearing, showed good cause for the appeals being filed late, and obtained a reversal of the overpayment.

  
April 25, 2024
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Unemployment Hearing Won - No Just Cause for Termination:

Our client was terminated due to accusations for co-workers about statements she made. Through a hearing, we showed that the employer failed to follow its own progressive discipline policy, it failed to properly investigate the complaints, it failed to talk with our client before issuing discipline, and it failed to provide credible evidence that the allegations were true. We prevailed at the hearing, obtaining unemployment compensation for our client.

  
April 24, 2024
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Unemployment Fraud Appeal Won:

We prevailed with another appeal to an unemployment fraud determination, eliminating what had been an overpayment of more than $16,000.

  
April 22, 2024
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Another Unemployment Fraud Appeal Won:

Another of our clients was issued a fraud Determination by ODJFS, which we appealed, prevailed, and eliminated a large overpayment.

  
April 22, 2024
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Unemployment Appeal Won:

Another of our clients received a determination claiming she committed fraud when she applied for unemployment. ODJFS demanded she repay all of her payments. Through an appeal, we quickly obtained a reversal of that determination, establishing she was entitled to the benefits she received.

  
April 22, 2024
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Unemployment Fraud Appeal Won:

Our client received a notice claiming she committed fraud, ODJFS demanded that she repay all of her unemployment benefits, we appealed, we prevailed and as a result she no longer owed an overpayment.

  
April 22, 2024
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OVI Charges Dismissed:

Our client was stopped for allegedly speeding, having a license plate light out and weaving within his lane. He then found himself subjected to field sobriety tests, arrested and providing both a breath and urine sample. After analyzing his case, discovering issues with the field sobriety tests and further issues in his favor regarding the breath and urine tests, we achieved a complete dismissal of his OVI charge. He merely pled to the citation for the speed and traffic plate light with a fine of only $75.00 for both citations.

  
April 18, 2024
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OVI With Over-the-Limit Test Dismissed:

Our client was stopped for allegedly slow rolling through a stop sign and red light. The State Trooper then put him through field sobriety tests, arrested him, and had him provide a breath sample that was over the limit. However, upon review of the dash cam, we discovered the Trooper's alleged reasons for the traffic stop were highly suspect. Using this evidence, we obtained a dismissal of the OVI charge with our client pleading to a non-moving citation instead. The saved him from an OVI on his record, having to complete the drivers intervention program, from a year-long license suspension and from points to his driving record.

  
April 17, 2024
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Unemployment Fraud Appeal Won:

Our client was accused of committing fraud with ODJFS and they demanded that he repay all of his benefits. We appealed, prevailed and his overpayment was eliminated.

  
April 16, 2024
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Unemployment Hearing Won:

Our client found his unemployment benefits stopped due to a claim by ODJFS that he committed fraud. We appealed and represented him through a hearing where we prevailed, eliminating the fraud determination.

  
April 16, 2024
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Unemployment Fraud Appeal Won:

Years after collecting unemployment benefits, our client found ODJFS claiming he committed fraud because he had not proven he was who he said he was. We appealed this ridiculous determination and prevailed, eliminating his overpayment.

  
April 15, 2024
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Unemployment ID Appeal Won:

Another of our clients faced a looming overpayment from ODJFS, claiming she committed fraud when she applied for unemployment. We proved this was not true, prevailed with her appeal, and eliminated the overpayment.

  
April 15, 2024
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Unemployment Hearing Won:

Our client found himself terminated primarily due to mistakes by other employees at her job. She also found her employer appealing her unemployment benefits. We prevailed at the hearing, with the Hearing Officer agreeing, "Specifically, the expectations were not reasonable. The employer has not established that the claimant was directly responsible for either incident the claimant's supervisor cited at the hearing."

  
April 12, 2024
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OVI Charges Dismissed:

Our client was below the legal age to drink alcohol. She was stopped by the police, put through field sobriety tests and provided a breath sample that was over the legal limit. However, we discovered that the police did not provide a required 20-minute observation period prior to conducting the breath test. Further, the test result was very high, which did not match how well our client appeared on video. Finally, the officer turned off his body camera when completing the breath test, further raising suspensions about its accuracy. As a result, we obtained a dismissal of the OVI charges. Our client pled to the speeding and a non-moving citation; walking out of court without any license suspension or any OVI on her record.

  
April 11, 2024
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Unemployment Fraud Appeal Won:

Our client received a notice long after she received unemployment compensation, claiming that all of her benefits were overpaid and that she committed fraud. Through a hearing, we prevailed by showing she was entitled to the benefits.

  
April 8, 2024
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Unemployment Appeal Won:

Our client applied for unemployment compensation, received it for weeks, and then suddenly found his benefits denied with ODJFS claiming that he committed fraud. We appealed, got a determination in his favor, eliminated the overpayment and obtained a backpayment for him instead.

  
April 5, 2024
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PUA Fraud Appeal Won:

Years after receiving PUA benefits, our client found ODJFS demanding all of the money be repaid due to fraud. We appealed, we won, and her overpayment was eliminated.

  
April 4, 2024
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Unemployment Won After Termination for Attendance:

Our client had several absences at her job, but she also had medical documentation to show that her absences were due to bona fide medical reasons. As such, we prevailed at a hearing by showing the hearing officer that the termination was without just cause because she was not at fault for the absences. Our client won her benefits.

  
April 1, 2024
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OVI Charges Dismissed:

The police stopped our client alleging that she committed a marked lanes violation. As often happens late at night, this quickly escalated to an OVI investigation and field sobriety tests. When our client effectively passed the field sobriety tests, the officer moved on to the hocus pocus, non-scientific, lack of convergence test. Ultimately, a breath test was provided that was over the legal limit, but just barely. By raising all of the issues with the traffic stop, we obtained a dismissal of the OVI charges with our client pleading to a traffic citation instead.

  
March 28, 2024
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OVI Charges Dismissed:

Our client was stopped for allegedly crossing a fog line. The officer quickly had her get out of her vehicle and participate with field sobriety tests. By raising issues regarding whether she actually crossed a fog line, as well as the manner in which the field sobriety tests were conducted, we obtained a dismissal of her OVI charges with her pleading to a traffic citation instead. This saved her from high points to her license and she walked out of court without any license suspension.

  
March 27, 2024
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Another Unemployment Fraud Appeal Won:

Our client received unemployment benefits in 2020, only to find ODJFS demanding all of his benefits be paid back in 2024 due to alleged fraud. We appealed and prevailed, eliminating the fraud determination and the overpayment.

  
March 27, 2024
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Unemployment Hearing Won:

Our client was terminated and found her employer claiming that she had received multiple prior warnings. She had not. Further, the employer had no documentation to verify any prior warnings were given. As a result, we prevailed at the hearing, securing our client's benefits for her.

  
March 26, 2024
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Unemployment Fraud Appeal Won:

Years after receiving unemployment compensation, our client received three notices claiming she was overpaid. They demanded that she repay all of her benefits until we successfully appealed the determinations and eliminated the overpayments for her.

  
March 26, 2024
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OVI Charges Dismissed:

Our client was stopped for speeding and then found an Ohio State Patrol officer putting him through field sobriety tests. He was arrested and charged with an OVI; however, we obtained a dismissal of teh OVI charges with our client entering a plea to a non-moving citation and the speeding citation instead. This saved him from the impact of having an OVI on his record and many of the mandator penalties that would have come with an OVI.

  
March 26, 2024
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Unemployment Hearing Won - No Just Cause to Terminate:

Our client found his employer throwing whatever they could at him to get his unemployment benefits denied. They claimed he was terminated with just cause for no-call/no-shows, but we showed he actually worked on the dates the employer claimed he was not work, and he called off on two other dates. The employer then claimed that our client quit, but again, we showed that had simply called off for two dates. After shutting down every argument the employer raised, we prevailed at the hearing.

  
March 25, 2024
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OVI with Over-the-Limit BAC Dismissed:

Although our client was stopped for an alleged marked lanes violation, was subjected to field sobriety tests, and provided a breath test that was over the legal limit - we were successful in obtaining a dismissal of the OVI with him pleading to a non-moving citation instead. He walked out of court with his license back, no points to his license, no jail time, and no driver's intervention program to complete.

  
March 25, 2024
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Unemployment Hearing Won:

Our client was terminated for the ridiculous reason of not completing an I9 verification. As it turns out, he provided all of the required documents, and "It was the employer's failure to review and verify those documents that resulted in the separation." As a result, we prevailed at the hearing and obtained the benefits for our client.

  
March 22, 2024
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OVI Charges with Breath Test Dismissed:

Although our client was arrested and provided a breath test that was over the legal limit, we raised many issues about the stop and the field sobriety tests. As a result, her OVI charges were dismissed and she pled to a non-moving citation instead.

  
March 21, 2024
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Another PUA Fraud Appeal Won:

We prevailed with another PUA fraud appeal, keeping back the State's attempt to reclaim thousands of dollars that our client rightly received through the pandemic unemployment system.

  
March 21, 2024
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OVI With Breath Test Dismissed:

Although our client was subjected to field sobriety tests and then provided a breath test that was over the legal limit, a thorough investigation revealed issues with the traffic stop and breath test. For example, the evidence showed that the officers failed to properly observe our client for 20 minutes prior to conducting the breath test. As a result, we obtained a dismissal of all of the charges against him, with him entering a plea to a non-moving citation instead. In addition to saving him from points to his driving record, and the impact of an OVI on his record, we helped him escape what would have been a minimum one-year license suspension.

  
March 20, 2024
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Unemployment Appeal Won:

Our client was receiving benefits while working at a part-time job, which eventually ended. ODJFS insisted that he was still working at that job and denied his benefits. Through a hearing, we set things straight, prevailed, and obtained a release of his benefits.

  
March 20, 2024
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Unemployment Won After Termination For Safety Violation:

Our client was performing work and reported safety concerns. The employer chose to disregard the concerns and then found itself cited by OSHA. The employer terminated our client, attempting to place the blame on him. However, through a hearing we showed the fault rest upon the employer, not our client. As a result, we won the hearing and our client was approved for his benefits.

  
March 19, 2024
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Late Unemployment Identity Appeal Won:

Our client received a determination notice claiming that she owed all of her unemployment benefits back because she did not prove she was who she said she was. That determination notice was issued after she collected her benefits, so she missed the 21-day appeal deadline. We accepted her case and first went through a hearing showing she had good cause for submitting the appeal late. We then went through a second hearing proving she was who she said she was. As a result, we prevailed and the overpayment was eliminated.

  
March 19, 2024
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Hit & Skip Charges Dismissed:

Our client was charged with a first-degree misdemeanor hit and skip charge after he left the scene of an accident where he believed there was no damage requiring him to stay. Although he was facing a mandatory license suspension, we obtained a dismissal of the hit & skip charges, with him pleading to a minor misdemeanor traffic citation instead.

  
March 14, 2024
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PUA Fraud Appeal Won:

We prevailed with another PUA Fraud determination, that would have resulted in our client repaying thousands of dollars.

  
March 14, 2024
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Unemployment Hearing Won - No Just Cause to Terminate:

After working at his job for more than 10 years, receiving promotions along the way, our client's employer terminated him claiming he was failing to meet performance expectations. Through a hearing, we showed that this was not true and that the performance expectations and job duties changed frequently throughout his career. As a result, he won his hearing and his benefits.

  
March 14, 2024
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Unemployment Hearing Won Against Federal Government:

Our client was employed through Department of the Air Force, which allegedly conducted a review of her group and then five months later terminated her as a result of that review. We showed that the investigation was faulty, that she had no prior discipline, and that the five month delay was unexplainable. As a result, we won her hearing and her benefits for her.

  
March 14, 2024
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Unemployment Hearing Won:

After our client was terminated for alleged dishonesty and insubordination, we represented her through a hearing where the hearing officer concluded, "The available record does not support a conclusion that claimant acted in a willful or deliberate manner so as to intentionally disregard the employer's interests." As a result we prevailed at the hearing for our client.

  
March 14, 2024
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OVI Charges Dismissed:

Our client was stopped for speeding and then found himself being put through standardized field sobriety tests, arrested and cited with an OVI. Through an investigation into his case, we raised issued with regard to the field sobriety tests and a general lack of evidence of impairment. As a result, we obtained a dismissal of the OVI charges with our client pleading to a non-moving citation instead.

  
March 12, 2024
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PUA Fraud Appeal Won:

Another of our clients received a determination notice claiming the PUA benefits were fraudulent. The notice demanded all of the benefits, as well as penalties, be repaid. Through the appeal steps, we prevailed - eliminating the overpayment and fraud determination.

  
March 8, 2024
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Another PUA Fraud Appeal Won:

With many people receiving PUA fraud determinations, we are steadily prevailing with our appeals to remove the determinations and overpayments, as we did with another client today.

  
March 8, 2024
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OVI Charges Dismissed, CDL Saved:

Our client was at risk of losing his job and his commercial driver's license after he was charged with an OVI. We obtained a dismissal of the OVI charges, with the court vacating his administrative license suspension, in a maneuver that saved his job and CDL. He pled to a non-moving citation instead.

  
March 7, 2024
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PUA Unemployment Fraud Determination Won:

Our client received a notice years after she finished collecting PUA unemployment accusing her of fraud. By strategically appealing this determination, we obtained a win, the fraud determination was removed, and the overpayment Ohio was attempting to collect was removed.

  
March 1, 2024
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PUA Fraud Appeal Won:

Another of our clients received a fraud determination years after they stopped collecting PUA benefits. By catching the determination quickly and taking all steps to get the determination reversed, we obtained a dismissal of the fraud determination within a couple weeks.

  
March 1, 2024
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Unemployment Won After Accusation of Sexual Harrassement:

Our client had a consensual relationship with a co-worker. He had no supervisory authority of the co-worker. The employer also had no rules prohibiting tow employees from having a consensual relationship. However, after the co-worker's significant other learned of the relationship, she resigned. The employer terminated our client claiming he violated a sexual harassment policy. However, during the hearing, no harassment was shown and no rule violation was shown. As a result, we prevailed at the hearing and our client won his unemployment benefits.

  
February 28, 2024
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Underage Possession of Alcohol Charges Dismissed:

Our client was charged with a first-degree misdemeanor for allegedly being in possession of alcohol containers that were in the toolbox of his truck. However, by demonstrating that the state lacked sufficient evidence of his knowledge of the alcohol in his truck, which he and others in his family used, we obtained a complete dismissal of the charges.

  
February 27, 2024
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Unemployment Appeal Won for Remote Worker:

Our client was working remotely when his boss started to complain about it. While in the midst of these discussions, the employer suddenly terminated his employment and challenged his unemployment benefits. Through a hearing, we showed that our client did not demonstrate an unreasonable disregard for the employer's interests. As a result, we won the unemployment benefits.

  
February 26, 2024
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PUA Fraud Appeal Won:

Another of our clients was issued a fraud determination from ODJFS, claiming all of his pandemic unemployment benefits should be repaid, along with a fraud penalty. We prevailed with his appeal, eliminating the overpayment and eliminating the fraud determination.

  
February 23, 2024
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Unemployment Appeal Won After Termination:

Our client worked remotely. She kept track of her hours and the employer's computer systems kept track of some, but not all, of the tasks she was working. Without any prior discipline, the employer terminated her claiming she committed payroll fraud because their tracking did not align. We showed the employer's systems were not reliable and we emphasized the employer failure to follow its own progressive discipline policy. As a result, we prevailed with her appeal, obtaining her unemployment benefits for her.

  
February 23, 2024
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OVI Charges Dismissed:

After our client was stopped for an alleged turn signal violation, he quickly found an officer putting him through field sobriety test despite our client's injured knee. Despite providing a urine sample that tested over the legal limit, we were able to obtain a dismissal of the OVI charges with our client pleading to a traffic citation instead.

  
February 23, 2024
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PUA Fraud Appeal Won:

Many people are receiving fraud determinations from ODJFS for their PUA benefits received years ago. We helped another such client get rid of the fraud determination and overpayment demand by processing her appeal, with the knowledge of what ODJFS needed to reverse their decision

  
February 22, 2024
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Unemployment Appeal Won After Termination During Resignation Period:

Our client provided a 30-day resignation notice at which point the employer accepted the resignation effective immediately and failed to pay her through the notice period. We won the hearing, with the Hearing Officer adopting the following accepted rules for resignations: "When an employee is discharged during a notice of resignation period and the employer does not pay the employee for the balance of hours of that period, the question then becomes whether the employer had just cause in connection with work to support the discharge. In order to constitute a justifiable reason for discharge, the employer must have reasonably communicated the reason for discharge to the employee prior to the employee's submission of the resignation. . . . The employer unilaterally decided not to have claimant work out the 30-days given in her notice. This was the employer's decision and not that of claimant."

  
February 16, 2024
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OVI Charges Dismissed - CDL Saved:

Our client faced a disqualification of his CDL, jail time, points to his license and a year-long license suspension when he was charged with an OVI. We saved him from all of these consequences by obtaining a dismissal of the OVI charges and him pleading to a non-moving citation instead.

  
February 15, 2024
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Unemployment Benefits Won:

After being terminated for allegedly causing a pallet to fall while operating a forklift, our client found his unemployment benefits denied too. Through a hearing, we showed that there was no financial loss to the employer as a result, and that termination was disciplinary overkill. The hearing officer agreed that there was no just cause to terminate and approved our client's benefits.

  
February 15, 2024
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Unemployment Benefit Appeal Regarding Benefit Amount Approved:

When ODJFS determined the weekly benefit amount for our client, it shorted him credit for all of his employment. We appealed the determination collecting documentation of his actual pay rate, and as a result ODJFS increased his weekly benefit amount. It also issued him a backpayment for the shortages.

  
February 15, 2024
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OVI Charges Dismissed Despite Accident:

The police charged our client with an OVI after she was in an accident during which her air bag went off and she bumped her head. By showed that perceived clues of impairment were likely clues of a concussion instead, we obtained a dismissal of the OVI charges with our client pleading to a traffic citation instead. This saved her from a mandatory license suspension, from jail time and even from having to take the driver's intervention program.

  
February 13, 2024
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PUA Fraud Appeal Won:

Our client received a notice years after he received PUA unemployment compensation claiming that he failed to prove his identity and that he committed fraud. By gathering and submitted the correct documentation, we won his appeal.

  
February 8, 2024
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Second in Ten OVI Charges Dismissed:

Although our client had a prior OVI conviction, we investigated her new OVI charges and presented multiple weaknesses in the State's case to the court. By doing so, we obtained a dismissal of the OVI charges with her entering a plea to a non-moving citation instead. She was saved from points to her license, mandatory jail time and a lengthy license suspension.

  
February 7, 2024
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Unemployment Hearing Won:

Our client was disciplined and asked to write an action plan for herself. When she turned in the action plan, the employer terminated her claiming it was dissatisfied with her plan. We showed the hearing officer that this was insufficient for just cause and as a result, her unemployment benefits were won.

  
February 4, 2024
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OVI Charges Dismissed

Our client was charged with an OVI; however, through extensive negotiations we obtained a dismissal of the charges with her pleading to a traffic citation instead.

  
February 2, 2024
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Child Endangerment Charges Dismissed:

Our client was charged with child endangerment charges after an incident during which he had drinks. We pulled apart weaknesses in the case against him until we obtained a dismissal of the child endangerment charges.

  
February 2, 2024
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Hit and Skip Conviction Avoided:

Our client was involved in a fender bender and then accused of leaving the scene. If convicted, she would have faced a mandatory license suspension. By strategically presenting her case, we were able to avoid the hit and skip conviction with her pleading to a minor misdemeanor non-moving citation instead. Thus, her license was saved.

  
January 29, 2024
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