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The Kettering Municipal Court Welcomes Judge James Long

There is a new Judge in the Kettering Municipal Court.  Long-time Kettering City prosecutor and former Public Defender James F. Long was announced as the choice to fill the spot of retiring Judge Thomas Hanna.  Judge Long  has run his own law practice and is head coach as well as assistant program coordinator of the South Dayton Knights Basketball Club. He has coached and mentored a number of sports teams in and around Kettering.  Judge Long's educational background includes having earned a bachelor of arts in political science from Ohio Northern University and a juris doctorate from Ohio State University’s...

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Top 10 Defenses to an Ohio OVI

When people need an Ohio OVI Attorney, the biggest challenge is knowing whether or not an attorney truly has the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win drunk driving cases. Countless attorneys handle impaired driving cases,  but only a very small percentage have the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win cases. Unfortunately for the public, even attorneys who have been practicing law for many years and devote a significant portion of their practice to OVI law, often don’t have the skills, knowledge, training,...

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Active Duty DUI? What Law Applies?

If you get an Active Duty DUI charge what law applies and where will you be punished?  This article (which owes a nod to John Hunsucker and the Hunsuker Legal Group, NCDD Winter Session 2015) explores where your case will be heard and what law applies.The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) applies to all active service members and all active duty DUI cases, regardless of where a crime occurs. However, jurisdiction over DUI charges may be military, civilian or both. When both entities file charges, they often coordinate to determine which will prosecute the offense criminally. An offender cannot be tried twice...

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How To Defend Against A One Leg Stand Test

Did the officer allege you did poorly on the One Leg Stand standardized field sobriety test?The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) are a battery of three tests administered and evaluated in a standardized manner to obtain validated indicators of impairment and establish probable cause for arrest. These tests were developed as a result of research sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and conducted by the Southern California Research Institute. A formal program of training was developed and is available through NHTSA to help law enforcement officers become more skillful at detecting DWI suspects, describing the behavior of these suspects, and presenting...

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What Are The Different Types Of Bail Bonds?

When you are arrested for OVI in Ohio, the police have the discretion to release you or to hold you in a local jail. If you are held in jail, you will be given the opportunity to post a bond.  The posting of a bond is often referred to as  "making bail" or "bailing out" of jail.  Why do you have to make bail?  The purpose of bail bonds are to ensure that the defendant appears for all scheduled court hearings.Many jurisdictions in Ohio have a set amount of bail for a first-time OVI offender and you will be required to...

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Huber Heights DUI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II

Charles M. Rowland II is proud to be your Huber Heights DUI Attorney. If you are arrested for misdemeanor DUI / OVI in Huber Heights your case will be heard in the Montgomery County Municipal Court (Eastern Division).  Many refer to Area II as the Huber Heights Municipal Court, but the court's jurisdiction is larger, covering regions in north-east Montgomery County including the city of Riverside, Ohio.  The Montgomery County Municipal Court, Eastern Divsion is located at 6111 Taylorsville Rd., Huber Heights, OH 45424-2951.  You can contact the court's Traffic/Criminal Division at  (937) 496-7231, the Civil Division at (937) 225-5824 and you can fax information to (937) 496-7236. Huber Heights DUI AttorneyCharles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to...

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A Physical Control Conviction Is Not A Prior Offense

Our video explains what the physical control option is and what it means for you.  A physical control conviction does not count as a "prior offense" for purposes of enhancement.  This principle is spelled out in case law and in statute.  R.C. 4511.181 sets forth the offenses that count as prior convictions.  It does not list a violation of physical control (R.C. 4511.194) as a predicate offense.  It does not matter if the prior conviction  was charged under R.C. 4511.194 or as a violation of a municipal ordinance. This is set forth at R.C. 4511.182(A) and in State v. Schultz, 2008-Ohio-4325...

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New Format For Ohio Drivers License

Effective  January 5, 2015, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will issue a new format of the Ohio Drivers License (DL) and Identification Cards (ID) to customers renewing their DL or ID.Visible changes to the DL and ID include: •Blue/green card in place of the salmon colored card •Laminate on front of card now contains the word “OHIO” and the year “1803” near the top of the cardIndividuals holding an Ohio Drivers License or ID printed in the old formats are still valid until the DL or ID is expired. Customers are not required to obtain a replacement DL or ID if...

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Sidney DUI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II

Do you need a Sidney DUI Attorney?Charles Rowland proudly represents those accused of drunk driving in Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio.  SidneyDUI.com was developed to provide practical information regarding Sidney's andShelby County's tough drunk driving law. Here you will find information on DUI (now called OVI) law in the Sidney Municipal Court and in the Shelby County Common Pleas Court. If you find yourself accused of a crime contact Charles M. Rowland II at the number provided above or on the after hours DUI HOTLINE 937-776-2671. This site was developed to provide practical information regarding Ohio's tough drunk driving law. If you've been charged with...

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