Case Results

We are mindful of the fact that every time we enter a courtroom on behalf of our clients, there is a great deal at stake. Please review our criminal and OVI / DUI case results listed below. We are proud of the work we do and the lives we effect each day. If you are in need of assistance, please feel free to contact us at (513) 338-1890.

Hamilton County Assault Case Dismissed

Category: Assault and Battery

Recently, a man in his late 20s found himself facing an assault charge after getting into a physical altercation with his ex-wife’s new husband during a custody exchange. As the man was dropping off his child to be with their mother, a confrontation with the new husband occurred. As such, the police were called, and the man was charged with assault. Facing the penalties of a first-degree misdemeanor – which include 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine – the man knew he needed help, so he reached out to Luftman, Heck & Associates.

Attorney Brad Groene knew the charge against his client was false, so he immediately got to work defending the man’s innocence. After a lengthy period of not agreeing to any plea deals, negotiating with the prosecutor, and subpoenaing the correct witnesses, the charge was dismissed. This was a successful result, as the client faced the loss of his job if he was found guilty of a violent crime.

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome in your case. Individual results may vary based on the facts, injuries, jurisdiction, venue, witnesses, parties, and other factors. The results and client testimonials provided are not necessarily representative of the results obtained by all clients or their satisfaction with the firm’s services.

 

Hamilton County Single Mother Sees OVI Charge Reduced

Category: Criminal Defense

A single mother in Hamilton County with no criminal record or history with the courts recently found herself facing a charge for operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVI) after a night out drinking with friends. After taking a breath test that resulted in a 0.13 percent blood alcohol content (BAC) result, she was arrested and charged with the offense. With the possible penalties of jail time and fines, she knew she needed help. This is what brought her to Luftman, Heck & Associates.

Attorney Brad Groene looked at discovery and began negotiations with the prosecutor. During these discussions (and after a few court hearings), the prosecutor agreed to reduce the client’s charge down to reckless operation. While she still received points on her license, a fine, and a license suspension, she avoided having an OVI appear on her record, therefore enabling her to keep her job and move on in life.

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome in your case. Individual results may vary based on the facts, injuries, jurisdiction, venue, witnesses, parties, and other factors. The results and client testimonials provided are not necessarily representative of the results obtained by all clients or their satisfaction with the firm’s services.

 

Hamilton County OVI Case Dismissed

Category: Criminal Defense

Recently, a 30-year-old Hamilton County man was facing a charge for a third offense of operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVI) refusal. His situation was particularly serious, as multiple OVIs within a 10-year period in Ohio bring with them harsh consequences, including:

  • Up to one year in jail (60 days of which would be mandatory)
  • Fines
  • A criminal record

Wanting to avoid these penalties, the man reached out to Cincinnati criminal attorney Brad Groene for help.

Attorney Groene immediately got to work on the case and filed for discovery. During this time, he reviewed video recordings of the initial stop and the police officer’s report of the incident. Through this, he saw that there was not much evidence available against the client. There was no breath test, and the client did well on the sobriety test he was asked to perform.

Due to his findings during discovery, attorney Groene requested a motion to suppress hearing. During this proceeding, he argued that the officer did not possess enough probable cause to continue the stop during which the client was initially suspected of an OVI. As a result, the charge was dismissed.

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome in your case. Individual results may vary based on the facts, injuries, jurisdiction, venue, witnesses, parties, and other factors. The results and client testimonials provided are not necessarily representative of the results obtained by all clients or their satisfaction with the firm’s services.

 

Reduction of Speeding Ticket Allows Student to Retain License and Avoid Fees

Category: Traffic

Recently, a young man in Franklin County was caught driving 105 mph in a 65mph zone. Knowing that speeding at 40mph over the speed limit could have serious consequences, he sought out the help of a speeding lawyer from Luftman, Heck & Associates.

With a license suspension looming, attorney Brad Groene was able to argue on the client’s behalf to have the speed at which the man was driving reduced. Because of this, the client was able to retain his driver’s license and void any reinstatement fees.

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome in your case. Individual results may vary based on the facts, injuries, jurisdiction, venue, witnesses, parties, and other factors. The results and client testimonials provided are not necessarily representative of the results obtained by all clients or their satisfaction with the firm’s services.

 

Citizenship Still Possible for Man in Retail Theft Case

Category: Theft

Committing a crime of dishonesty – such as theft – automatically bans individuals hoping to one day become U.S. citizens from applying for citizenship.

Attorney Brad Groene recently helped a green-card carrying immigrant retain his right to apply for citizenship after being charged with retail theft. Through aggressively arguing on behalf of his client, attorney Groene got the theft charges reduced to disorderly conduct, allowing him to retain the right to apply to become a citizen down the line.

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome in your case. Individual results may vary based on the facts, injuries, jurisdiction, venue, witnesses, parties, and other factors. The results and client testimonials provided are not necessarily representative of the results obtained by all clients or their satisfaction with the firm’s services.

 

Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed in Hamilton County

Category: Domestic Violence

Recently, a woman facing domestic violence charges against the man she shared a child with knew she was not guilty, and that her actions were merely in self-defense. Wanting to avoid the harsh penalties of a conviction, she retained the counsel of Cincinnati domestic violence attorney Brad Groene of Luftman, Heck & Associates.

In thoroughly reviewing the situation, attorney Groene discovered that the man his client allegedly committed domestic violence against had several charges and convictions for similar offenses on his own criminal record. Because of this information, attorney Groene was able to get his client’s charges dismissed and expunged from his record.

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome in your case. Individual results may vary based on the facts, injuries, jurisdiction, venue, witnesses, parties, and other factors. The results and client testimonials provided are not necessarily representative of the results obtained by all clients or their satisfaction with the firm’s services.