Rowland To Train As Drug Recognition Expert
Later this month, Charles M. Rowland II will receive certification in the latest techniques of the Drug Recognition Expert protocol now being used across the nation. Rowland will be among the first attorneys in Ohio to receive this certification which will make him uniquely suited to defend drives accused of driving while impaired by illegal or prescription drugs.
“More and more, we are seeing an increase in drug trafficking cases. The Ohio State Highway Patrol has become much more aggressive in using a traffic stop as a pretense to do an extensive search for illegal drugs,” Rowland said. These stops frequently turn a minor traffic violation case into a trafficking, distribution or possession of drugs case. “We expect more of these cases as the Ohio State Highway Patrol begins implementation of the Drug Recognition Expert protocol and I want to be ready to defend my clients.”
When asked why a drunk driving attorney needs to be prepared in this way, Rowland responded“[t]he analysis of a drug trafficking case is very similar to the approach we take to an impaired driving case. What that means is that we deconstruct each and every decision that the officer makes. Was there proper justification for the traffic stop? Did the officer have reasonable and articulable suspicion to continue the detention to conduct a drug trafficking or possession investigation? Did the officer conduct an illegal search of your person and/or vehicle? Did the officer’s actions, based on a totality of the circumstances, establish probable cause for a drug trafficking arrest? Was the evidence handled or tested properly? Can the government establish a proper chain of custody for the evidence? Our mission is to get your case thrown out! We act aggressively to keep you out of jail, keep your fines low and protect your freedom.”
Charles M. Rowland II has a track record of successfully defending the accused impaired driver whether that charge involve alcohol, marijuana, illegal narcotics or prescription drugs. For the last five years he has been chosen to represent Miami Valley N.O.R.M.L and fights for, advocates for and defends the rights of all Ohio citizens. Certification in the field of Drug Recognition Expert will make him one of the only attorneys in Ohio to have completed this level of training.
Attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio. He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself Dayton’s choice for drunk driving defense. Contact Charles Rowland by phone at (937) 318-1384 or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263). If you need assistance after hours, call the 24/7 DUI Hotline at (937) 776-2671. You can have DaytonDUI at your fingertips by downloading the DaytonDUI Android App or have DaytonDUI sent directly to your mobile device by texting DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500. Follow DaytonDUI on Facebook, @DaytonDUI on Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pheed and Pintrest or get RSS of the Ohio DUI blog. You can email CharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or visit his office at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324. “All I do is DUI defense.”