Case Results & Testimonials

 

Results

CLIENT FOUND NOT GUILTY ON THREE COUNTS OF VEHICULAR HOMICIDE:  Wes and Chelsea’s client was charged with negligently causing the death of three pedestrians crossing Roberts Road on the west side of Columbus.  After a lengthy investigation and numerous court dates, they proceeded to trial.  The State presented evidence from multiple witnesses at the scene, police officers, and an accident reconstructionist.  We presented our own witness testimony and our client’s testimony.  The jury reached a unanimous verdict and found our client not guilty of all charges.

GRANDMOTHER GETS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGE DISMISSED: Officers responded to a domestic disturbance call after an argument between a mother and her adult son over house responsibilities. Eventually, the mother was charged with Domestic Violence and Assault. The son did not want to prosecute as he and his mother were very close and she looked after his son and her other grandchildren. After a few months of negotiations and some counseling, the mother’s charges were dismissed and expunged.

CDL DRIVER KEEPS LICENSE AND JOB:  Wes represented a client charged with OVI, OVI High Test and Marked Lanes.  His client had a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), which he needed to maintain in order to keep his job as a truck driver.  Wes was able to work out a plea bargain for his client in which the client pled to a Physical Control Violation and a dismissal of all other charges.  This plea resulted in 0 points, no license suspension of any kind, and our client being able to keep his job and career.

PRIOR CLIENT AVOIDS 158 DAYS IN JAIL: A prior client was alleged to have violated his probation after submitting to a random oral drug/alcohol screen. The screen came back positive for 7 of 10 drugs even though the client strongly denied using any drugs or alcohol. He was facing 158 days in jail. After two court dates with Chelsea Lund, the client avoided any additional jail time and was continued on the same probational supervision without any sanctions.

WEAPON CHARGES DISMISSED:  Wes represented a client charged with Aggravated Menacing and Unlawful Restraint.  He was alleged to have thrown dangerous objects at his girlfriend, locking her in a room, and pointing a gun at her and threatening to pull the trigger.  Wes got the charges completely dismissed and the record was sealed.

DOCTOR AVOIDS ALCOHOL CONVICTION AFTER BREATH TEST: A doctor was originally pulled over for speeding (81MPH in a 65MPH) and a marked lanes violation. After submitting to a series of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests administered by a trooper, she was charged with OVI. She submitted to a breath test and after blowing over the legal limit, she was also charged with OVI Per Se. She hired Chelsea Lund. After over 5 months of representation, the breath test was dismissed and she pleaded to a reckless driving ticket as a fourth degree misdemeanor. All additional charges were dismissed. Her medical license was not impacted by the conviction.

OVI IMPAIRED AND BREATH TEST DISMISSED:  Wes represented a client charged with OVI, OVI per se and speed.  His client was allegedly driving 57 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone. When he was stopped by the police, they smelled an odor of alcohol, and asked how much he had to drink.  His client admitted drinking four beers and then failed the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs). Wes was able to get all three charges completely dismissed.

DIESEL MECHANIC AVOIDS LICENSE SUSPENSION: A man got into an accident after leaving his brother’s bachelor party. Officers responded and suspected him of driving while impaired, so they asked him to submit to field sobriety tests. After completing those tests, the man was charged with OVI. He blew .098%. His biggest concern was losing his job with an OVI conviction. He also was concerned about a violation of probation in Union County from an unrelated incident. After nearly 7 months of representation with Chelsea Lund, he was able to avoid an OVI conviction. He pleaded to an amended Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle charge with no license suspension. Additionally, he was not violated on probation in Union County.

CLIENT CHARGED WITH SECOND OFFENSE OVI ENTER GUILTY PLEA TO SLOW SPEED:  Wes represented a client charged with slow speed, lane straddling, OVI Impaired, and OVI refusal.  The police officer who pulled him over witnessed several traffic violations and stopped our client on suspicion of OVI.  Once the officers got to his car, they noticed our client was avoiding eye contact, had bloodshot, glassy eyes, and an odor of alcohol on his breath.  He struggled to provide his license and proof of insurance and his speech was slow and slurred.  He was placed under arrest and refused the breath test, which subjected him to a minimum jail sentence of 20 consecutive days.  In order to keep his job, our client had to be able to insure his driver’s vehicles and therefore could not have any sort of license suspension and wanted to avoid jail altogether.  Wes was able to negotiate a plea deal where his client paid a $150 fine, completed a Driver’s Intervention Program, and got every charged besides the slow speed completely dismissed.

OLD CASE ISSUE ON WARRANT DISMISSED:  Over Memorial Day weekend, a tattoo artist was stopped for speeding and subsequently arrested for an active warrant from an incident in 2017 in Zanesville with an ex-girlfriend. He was unaware this warrant existed. After hiring Freeman & Lund, Chelsea was able to walk his girlfriend through the process of posting bond so he did not have to wait through the long weekend to see a judge. He was charged with Criminal Damaging, a misdemeanor of the second degree carrying up to 90 days in jail. After over a month of representation, the case was dismissed.

Testimonials

“Wes and Chelsea have helped me in multiple ways; they maintain professionalism while helping support their clients.  They offer a sense of relief during a stressful time, they are consistent with keeping you up to date and they understand.  They make you feel better no matter what and have good standing with the court system that you have to deal with.  I appreciate all that this law firm has done for me.  You are in good hands trusting Wes and Chelsea if you need a defense!” J.T.

“Hi Chelsea! I just wanted to say thank you again for all that you’ve done for me these past few months. I’m so happy with the outcome and can’t thank you enough!” C.R.

“Hi Chelsea! I just want to say thank you for working on my case. My life has been a lot better since we had you defending me and I just want to say I appreciate you.” B.J.

 

“Chelsea; thank you for the guidance, advocacy and support through all this.

I have appreciated it. I am very thankful for the outcome and know it could have been so much worse on many fronts.

I will reach out with any questions. If there is anything you need from me in the future please let me know.

Thanks again Chelsea.”  K.P.

“In 2019 I had a little too much to drink in the campus area and had a run-in with police that resulted in an arrest. I had no idea what to do the next day, this was the first time I had been arrested but a friend referred me to a law firm. After my initial client intake with the firm, Wes Freeman was the lawyer to pick up my case. He was incredibly helpful in sympathizing with my situation, his compassion and clear explanation of a very unfamiliar process helped keep me together in a difficult time. He was always quick to respond to any questions and worked diligently to make sure I was aware of next steps and clarified anything I asked around court proceedings. I would absolutely recommend Wes to anyone seeking legal counsel.

In late 2020 I unfortunately had my 2nd (and final) interaction with police that required legal advice and representation. This was more serious than my previous mistake so I was not only incredibly disappointed in myself but also terrified of the consequences of my actions. I was quick to call the same law firm since I was treated so well previously and Chelsea Lund was the lawyer to pick up my case. Chelsea was so knowledgeable and clearly explained an even more complicated legal scenario to me while also being compassionate and kind. My cases were longer to resolve this time but Chelsea was constantly in communication and always willing and happy to answer my questions. I hope to never require their services again, but if I’m ever asked for advice on an attorney, Freeman & Lund would be my first and only suggestion.”   J.B.

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