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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > DUI Law  > Drugs & Alcohol (Page 7)

Morphine, Heroin and the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus

In the past years, my office has seen an increase in the number of “drugged” driving cases we receive. While arrests for marijuana make up the vast majority of those cases, we are also seeing a dramatic rise in prescription drug cases along with traffic stops implicating harder drugs such morphine and heroin.As with other impaired driving cases, it is vital that you know the observations that would be consistent with impairment by that drug.  It is also vital that you determine if the “standardized field sobriety test” protocol adopted in Ohio is applicable in recognizing clues of impairment due...

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Illegal Bath Salts, A Primer

Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) (“bath salts”, “Ivory Wave”, “plant fertilizer”, “plant food”,“Vanilla Sky”, “Energy-1”) Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) is a designer drug of the phenethylamine class. MDPV is structurally related to cathinone, an active alkaloid found in the khat plant, methamphetamine, and methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). MDPV is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant and it was first seized in Germany in 2007. The abuse of MDPV is increasing, particularly in Europe and Australia. MDPV has been identified in products called “bath salts” which are sold on websites based in Europe.  MDPV is not approved for medical use in the United States. MDPV (1-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-2-(1-pyrrolidinyl)- 1-pentanone; Chemical Abstract Service...

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Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in Ohio

Ohio Revised Code 4511.19(A)(1)(j) prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, specifically if your blood or urine contains a statutorily specified concentration of: amphetamine, cocaine, cocaine metabolite, heroin, heroin metabolite (6-monoacetyl morphine), L.S.D., marijuana, marijuana metabolite, methamphetamine, phencyclidine, salvia divinorum, or salvinorin A. Dayton DUI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates himself to the defense of the accused drunk driver.  He has attended the latest forensic science seminar of the National College for DUI Defense and is the only Ohio OVI attorney to have earned certification in Forensic Sobriety Assessment.  If you need an...

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Drug & Alcohol Treatment in the Miami Valley

Where Can I Get Help? Facing a DUI charge is one of the most traumatic experiences that many people will ever face.    Often, facing such a charge will cause serious reflection which may compel you to seek medical treatment for an addiction.  An experienced DUI attorney can help by putting you in contact with treatment providers and advising you of what type of treatment requirements you could expect from your  case.  All cases are different and you should consult an experienced attorney to work in conjunction with your particular issues.  Here is a partial list of resources available in the Miami...

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Driving Under the Influence of Ecstasy

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in Ohio"Ecstasy," 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is popular among recreational drug users ages 17-25 who take the drug to experience heightened responsiveness to intimate touch, increased sexual stimulation, increased energy, elevated self-esteem and euphoria.  Several recent studies have attempted to define MDMA/ecstasy impairment:Nichols, "Differences Between the Mechanism of Action of MDMA, MBB and the Classic Hallucinogens, Identification of a New Therapeutic Class: Entactogens," 18 J. Psychoactive Drugs 305 (1986); Parrott & Lasky, "Ecstasy (MDMA) Effects Upon Mood and Cognition: Before, During and After a Saturday Night Dance," 139 Psychopharmacology, 261 (1998); McCann et al., "Cognitive Performance in (+3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine...

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Salvia Divinorum, A Primer

Image by oceandesetoiles via FlickrSalvia divinorum is a perennial herb in the mint family native to certain areas of the Sierra Mazateca region of Oaxaca, Mexico. The plant, which can grow to over three feet in height, has large green leaves, hollow square stems and white flowers with purple calyces, can also be grown successfully outside of this region . Salvia divinorum has been used by the Mazatec Indians for its ritual divination and healing. The active constituent of Salvia divinorum has been identified as salvinorin A. Currently, neither Salvia divinorum nor...

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3-Day Driver Intervention Programs

Image via WikipediaWhere Can I Go For My Driver Intervention Program in Dayton, Ohio? Listed below are some of the regional DRIVER INTERVENTION PROGRAMS that you can choose from, if the program is made a part of your sentence.  Consult with Dayton DUI Attorney Charles M. Rowland to determine which 3-day program is best for you. _____________________________________________________ Weekend Intervention Program Wright State University Program Length: 72 Hours Director: Harvey Siegal P.O. Box 927 Dayton, OH 45401 Email: harvey.siegal@wright.edu Phone: 937-775-3050 Fax: 937-775-2629This program is held at the Best Western-Wright Patterson, 800 North Broad Street, Fairborn, OH 45324 Get DirectionsRegional DWI Programs Program Length: 48 Hours Director: Jeff Wingard 130 West Second...

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DUI and Your CDL (Commercial Drivers Beware)

Image via Wikipedia”But I was in my own car, on my own time!” If you have a commercial driver’s license an Ohio DUI charge can have devastating effects on your career.  Often clients who hold a commercial driver’s license fail to understand that Ohio’s OVI laws can affect your livelihood even if you receive a drunk driving charge while you are not operating a commercial vehicle.  If you plead guilty, or are found guilty, of an OVI (drunk driving) offense your commercial driver’s license will be taken away for one year.  If you are a second-time OVI offender, an Ohio OVI will...

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Boating Under the Influence in Ohio (BUI)

Boating Under the Influence is illegal in Ohio. 2001 Sub. S.B. 123, eff. 1-1-04 sought to unify the drunk driving provisions with Ohio's boating laws.   O.R.C. 1547.11(A)(1)  to O.R.C. 1547.11(A)(6) prohibit a person from operating or being in physical control of a vessel underway or manipulating water skis, aquaplanes, or similar devices while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.O.R.C. 1547.11(A)(1) is the impairment provision of the law, preventing operation or physical control while under the influence.  The law also has a provision preventing operation with a prohibited level of alcohol which it sets at the same prohibited level...

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Ohio’s Love of Alcohol: Pre-Civil War

Approximately 150,000 years ago Austalopithecus Man discovered that life was just a little bit more livable when he sucked on some of the fruit that lay rotting and fermenting in the hot, pre-history sun.[1]  By 12,000 BC, the Sumerians agree to live in close proximity for the purpose of pooling resources, growing crops and telling the first mother-in-law jokes.[2]  This started what we call civilization. "The search for unpolluted drinking water is as old as civilization itself. As soon as there were mass human settlements, waterborne diseases like dysentery became a crucial population bottleneck. For much of human history, the...

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