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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Local DUI  > Ohio Cities (Page 6)

Franklin Municipal Court Drug Court Is Coming

Judge Rupert E. Ruppert of the Franklin Municipal Court will soon be implementing a drug and a mental health docket. The decision follows a decision by the Warren County Commission to hire a full-time magistrate to help implement the new dockets.  Greg Demos was picked by Judge Ruppert to be the Court's Magistrate. The plan is to have both of the programs up and running by June. The Franklin Municipal Court, like many courts in the Miami Valley, has been dealing with an increase in heroin cases in Franklin, Carlisle and Franklin Township. [see DDN story]We will report whether or not...

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Kettering Municipal Court – What Do I Plead?

On its site, the Kettering Municipal Court offers an explanation of the three possible pleas you may enter in your case.   The court states as follows: Pleas You May Enter and Your Rights Under These PleasYou may choose to enter any of these pleas when you appear before the Judge:NOT GUILTY PLEABy pleading NOT GUILTY, you are denying the charge. The prosecution will be required to prove its case against you beyond a reasonable doubt at a trial. THE TRIAL WILL BE SET FOR A LATER DATE.If the offense you are charged with carries the potential for jail time as...

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Do I Need To Appear In The Miamisburg Municipal Court?

For anyone facing a DUI charge in the Miamisburg Municipal Court your first appearance in court will be a mandatory appearance unless you hire an attorney prior to the date.  The first appearance (called an arraignment) on a DUI charge requires an appearance. Traffic offenses which are NOT waiverable and therefore DO require a court appearance are as follows:Any felony/ indictable offenseOperating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs of abuseLeaving the scene/ personal injury or death resultingAllowing a minor to drive (no O.L)Driving while under suspension or revocationAll school zone/ bus violations A third or more moving violations...

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Fairborn Municipal Court Judge Honored

Congratulation to Fairborn Municipal Court Judge Beth Root on her selection to the Fairborn City Schools Hall of Honor.  The Hall of Honor program recognizes the outstanding achievements of Fairborn graduates, former Fairborn faculty members and those community members who have provided exemplary service to the school district.Judge Root, a 1985 FHS Valedictorian will be honored in a ceremony on April 24th at the Fairborn High School Auditorium.Like Judge Root, we try to honor our home city of Fairborn by upholding the highest standards of the legal community. We hope that you consider us your Fairborn hometown attorneys. Call Charlie...

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The Vandalia Municipal Court License Intervention Program

As a Vandalia OVI attorney, we are often confronted with the reality that current law makes managing your Ohio operator's license a mess.  We spend a great deal of time and effort fixing any issues that you may have had in the past and get you driving privileges.Luckily, the Vandalia Municipal Court offers a License Intervention Program that is accessible to all.  The License Intervention Program (LIP) is managed through the Probation Department.  This program assists individuals in obtaining a valid Ohio operator's license or driving privileges.  The individual must meet the criteria as set by the Court.You can reach...

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Mandatory Appearances In The Kettering Municipal Court

Some people who are charged with an OVI in the Kettering Municipal Court think that they can skip their first appearance. This is not the case.  Many traffic and some criminal citations are payable in the Clerk’s Office and do not require a court appearance in front of the judge. These are called “waiverable” citations. You can choose to appear before the judge on your court date for these citations. Or, you can choose to waive your right to a hearing in court, plead guilty and pay your costs and fines for these citations in the Clerk’s Office. Waiverable citations...

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Fairborn Municipal Court Jury Trial Status

The Fairborn Municipal Court website allows you to check the status of their jury trials on-line [HERE]. This means that instead of showing up at the court unnecessarily, you can check on-line.  The site also gives you a telephone number (937) 754-3040, which provides updated information on whether or not a jury trial will go forward on a certain date.Fairborn Municipal Court services Beavercreek, Fairborn and Bath Township and has concurrent jurisdiction with areas adjacent to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. If you are arrested for an OVI offense and need an attorney who regularly appears in the Fairborn/Beavercreek Municipal Court,...

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Kettering Municipal Court Statistics Show Drop In Cases

The Kettering Municipal Court appears to have experienced a significant reduction in the number of cases it is handling.  According to statistics HERE, the number of cases heard has dropped from 17,369 in 2013 to 15,819 in 2014.  But that does not tell the whole story.Despite the drop in total number of cases, criminal cases are up. The court dealt with 2,707 criminal cases in 2013 and saw that number rise to 2,876 in 2014.  Similarly, civil/small claims filing rose from 1,219 to 1,364.  The drop looks to be a reduced traffic docket.  Traffic cases dropped from 13,443 in 2013...

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Middletown OVI Checkpoint (Friday, March 14, 2015)

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced a Middletown OVI checkpoint tonight beginning at 9 p.m. at Verity Parkway/Rt. 4 near 18th Ave.  This is part of the statewide, grant-funded St. Patrick's Day enforcement effort. Sign up for text alerts to get notified on your phone of OVI checkpoint. You can expect to see an increased number of officers on the road.  99 local law enforcement agencies around the state will be conducting more than 2,100 hours of enforcement activity and 1,900 hours of saturation patrols in addition to 15 sobriety checkpoints, funded by federal grants provided through the Patrol’s Ohio Traffic...

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Oakwood DUI Charges in the Oakwood Municipal Court

Oakwood, Ohio and all Oakwood DUI charges are served by the Oakwood Municipal Court (click HERE for link to the Court). The court hears all misdemeanor cases, arraignments and traffic violations, as well as preliminary hearings on felony cases. The court also hears small claims and civil cases. Most cases are heard on Thursday mornings beginning at 8:30 a.m., and trials are usually held on Friday.If you are arrested for OVI in Oakwood, you will appear in the Oakwood Municipal Court, 30 Park Avenue , in Oakwood’s Municipal Building. Hearings and trials are held in the same chamber wherein the...

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