We do a large amount of OVI defense work. Sometimes you really have to dig to find the fleas on an OVI case. Today, we found some - and were able to use that discovery to cordially negotiate a reduction for that client. It was his first (and, for what I see, his only) OVI arrest. He really felt terrible about the arrest, and even felt bad about asking a lawyer for help (that it was something somewhat immoral to do). The cops who made the arrest are good guys and did what they thought was right under the circumstances. Ohio law, however, puts many requirements on police when they conduct OVI arrests - and sometimes even the best cops make a mistake. Even the police officers seemed OK with the reduction under the circumstances. All shook hands when we left the courtroom. A good and professional day for all. We can't emphasize enough how much professionalism and courtesy can go along way in many cases.