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Zero Tolerance Per Se Marijuana Laws

Zero Tolerance Per Se Marijuana Law Ohio adopted a “Zero Tolerance Per Se Marijuana Law." It is the harshest and least effective method of enforcement.  To demonstrate how Ohio approached DUIM (driving under the influence of marijuana) let’s look at how other states have approached the issue.Current laws in the United States prohibiting driving under the influence of marijuana fall into one of three categories. Video on Marijuana and OVI charges in the state of Ohio. Impairment Laws Many states prohibit driving under the influence of marijuana (or any drug) to the degree that one cannot safely operate a vehicle, or some other effect-based language....

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Drugged Driving – Dude, I’m Injured Not Stoned

DRUGGED DRIVING - IS THIS PERSON INJURED OR STONED? When a law enforcement officer comes upon a crash scene he or she may suspect illicit drug use. Their training, the  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration manual and common sense dictate that no suspicion of drug use be  assumed without evidence. When a case involves medical problems, a drug investigation (DRE, drug recognition expert evaluation) should not be performed. This is the rule per NHTSA. The government wants to avoid confusing possible drug use with the observations really being medical issues. Where the NHTSA manual states in a situation like this, "your primary...

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First Offense Beavercreek OVI: What To Expect

First Offense Beavercreek OVI? Do you know what to expect if you face a first offense Beavercreek OVI? This article helps you navigate your case.Find the definition of a first offense Beavercreek OVI at O.R.C. 4511.19. A first offense exists as a DUI with no priors within 10 years.  A first offense Beavercreek OVI can be charged in three ways.  The first charge accrues by testing over the legal limit of .08% B.A.C. (example O.R.C. 4511.19(A)(1)(d)).  These types of offenses are also referred to as “per se”  violations.  A second way to be charged is for violating the high-tier provision of Ohio’s DUI law.  Ohio...

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Kettering DUI Lawyer Charles M. Rowland II

Need a Kettering DUI Lawyer? I Can Help! You thought a drunk driving arrest could never happen to you or someone close to you, but now you have suddenly realized you need help. You are probably asking yourself, “What happens next?” or “What do I do now?” For over twenty years we have been representing good people who face an OVI charge.As a Kettering DUI lawyer, I regularly appear in the Kettering Municipal Court representing the accused drunk driver.  In addition, I established KetteringDUI.com and www.KetteringOVI.com to help you access court services and learn about services provided. Access to the court concerns cases arising anywhere...

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How Does Ohio Spend Federal OVI Grant Money?

Ohio OVI Grant Money Breakdown

Earlier this week I gave you a breakdown of the OVI grant money received by Ohio in fiscal year 2015 from various federal grant programs. As you will recall the total was a whopping $18,020,292.  Of that money, $5,028,774 was received by Ohio in FY 2015 to fight OVI. This post will focus on the Section 405(d) grants that are specifically targeting impaired drivers.

Under the federal program (SAFETEA-LU), Ohio was eligible for this grant in one of two ways:

Call Clinton County OVI Attorney Charles Rowland

Did You Receive A Clinton County OVI? I have been helping folks accused of a Clinton County OVI since 1995. In addition, I regularly appear in the Clinton County Municipal Court in Wilmington. I made this blog post to help you navigate the court and get the Clinton County OVI information you need. You can get specific information on OVI in the Clinton County Municipal Court by visiting my site,  WilmingtonDUI.com.You may visit the Municipal Court during the office hours of 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. Here is some helpful information about the court and how you can contact...

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College OVI Rules – Top Ten Rules for Partying in Ohio

Don't get a college OVI. It will follow you for the rest of your life. DaytonDUI offers college students these rules for partying (legally) in Ohio. Rule #1: No College OVI -Don't Drink and Drive Ohio has some of the most stringent college OVI laws in the county.  A first-time offender faces 180 days in jail and a one thousand seventy-five dollar fine, loss of their driver's license for up to three years and enhanced penalties upon subsequent convictions.  A DUI (called an OVI in Ohio) is not subject to expungement, meaning it will be on your record forever, and subjects an...

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Marijuana Extracts -What Are They?

Marijuana Extracts Marijuana extracts are a newly popular method of use is smoking or eating different forms of THC-rich resins called. Smoking THC-rich resins extracted from the marijuana plant is on the rise. Users call this practice dabbing. People are using various forms of these extracts, such as:hash oil or honey oil—a gooey liquid wax or budder—a soft solid with a texture like lip balm shatter—a hard, amber-colored solidThese extracts can deliver extremely large amounts of THC to users, and their use has sent some people to the emergency room. Another danger is in preparing these extracts, which usually involves butane...

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Vandalia DUI Lawyer? Call Charlie

Vandalia DUI Lawyer? Hire a Vandalia DUI lawyer and learn more about the court. Vandalia Municipal Court’s jurisdiction serves approximately 83.5 square miles, which includes the Cities of Vandalia, Englewood, Clayton, Union and the Townships of Harrison and Butler, located in the Montgomery County, Ohio.  The Court is located on the 2nd floor of the Justice Center at 245 James E. Bohanan Memorial Drive, Vandalia, Ohio. Hours of operation are  Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The honorable Cynthia M. Heck is the elected judge of the Vandalia Municipal Court and will preside over your case.  In addition to Judge Heck, you may also...

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A Quick View From The Dayton Municipal Court (Video)

A Quick View From The Dayton Municipal Court Why did I take a video from Dayton Municipal?  My father worked on the B&O Railroad (later called the Chessie System and later CSX). He started as the iconic steam locomotives were giving way to the classic, sleek diesel trains of the 1950s and 60s. He would always say that his biggest regret was not taking pictures of what a train yard looked like when he started. When I started practicing law, he told me to take pictures of the courthouses I visited. It is one time I took his advice and I'm...

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