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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "arrested" (Page 5)

Driving Under An OVI Suspension

"I had to get to work.  If I missed another day they were going to fire me, so I drove and got a ticket.  What is going to happen?"  Driving under an OVI suspension is a violation of Ohio Revised Code 4510.14.  It is a separate offense from a DUI/OVI charge and carries harsh mandatory penalties.  Most of these charges originate when a person is desperate to live up to their obligations to their work and/or their family.  Often, the automatic license suspension is the worst part of the DUI experience.  It is the position of this author that taking a person's...

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Butler County Municipal Courts: Area I (Oxford), Area II (Hamilton), Area III (West Chester)

If you are arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor OVI in Butler County, Ohio you may be confused about which Court will hear your case.  Butler County, Ohio is actually served by three "Area" municipal courts.Area I Court, 118 West High Street Oxford, OH 45056 (513) 523-4748 Area II Court, Butler County Historic Courthouse 101 High Street Hamilton, OH 45011 (513) 887-3459 Area III Court, 9577 Beckett Road West Chester, OH 45069 (513) 867-5070The Butler County Area I Court is presided over by the Honorable Robert H. Lyons.  Judge Lyons was appointed to the bench, and began presiding over affairs of the Butler County Area I...

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MADD’s Historic Push For A .05% Alcohol Limit (by Dayton DUI)

In 1938 the American Medical Association created a "Committee to Study Problems of Motor Vehicle Accidents."  Around that same time the National Safety Council began the "Committee on Tests for Intoxication." Their original research found that a driver with a .15% Blood Alcohol Concentration (B.A.C.) could be presumed to be "under the influence." Ohio law followed this paradigm making it illegal to drive with a B.A.C. over .15%.  This standard existed for over 20 years.Law and politics changed forever with the founding of Mothers Against Drunk Driving in the late 1970's.  MADD changed the world for the better.  No longer...

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When Not To Fly (by DaytonDUI.com)

If you are a pilot there are strict rules on when you can fly an aircraft.  According to federal regulations, set forth below, a pilot may not attempt to fly an aircraft or even attempt to be a crew member of a civil aircraft :Within 8 hours after consuming alcohol; While under the influence of alcohol; While under the influence of any drug that impairs a person in a way which is is contrary to safety; While having a blood alcohol concentration equal to or greater than 0.04 grams per decilitre of blood or grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath.There are also strict...

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Effects Of An OVI Conviction (by DaytonDUI.com)

How does a DUI conviction affect you?  A drunk driving charge can affect you in ways that you may not expect. Listed below are some of the more vexing issues associated with an Ohio DUI (OVI). 1. Child Custody - If you are involved in a custody dispute (or have a vindictive spouse who would like to start one), a DUI/OVI conviction can be used against you in domestic relations court.  Automatic suspensions may make it difficult to exercise visitation with your children.  You may also find a court who will refuse to let you transport the children due to a DUI/OVI conviction, thereby increasing the...

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Problems with the Intoxilyzer 8000

If you have been charged with OVI (drunk driving) based on a test on the Inoxilyzer 8000, let Charles M. Rowland II defend your case.  He was the first private attorney in Ohio to be certified as an operator of the Intoxilyzer 8000, he is Ohio's only Forensic Sobriety Assessment certified attorney, and  he limits his practice to the defense of the drunk driver.  Given the problems with the implementation of the Intoxilyzer 8000, you need an attorney who is up-to-date and on the cutting edge of DUI/OVI defense. What Are The Problems?The Intoxilyzer 8000, manufactured by CMI (out of Kentucky)...

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Driving Under the Influence of ADD/ADHD (by DaytonDUI)

To be diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, a person has to demonstrate an inability to complete divided-attention testing.  In 2009, the Centers for Disease Control reported that 9.5 percent of children in the United States had ADHD, up from the previous survey.  The trend has not gone unnoticed amongst the insurance industry who reported at the 162 annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in May 2009 that:28 percent of adult drivers with ADHD reported receiving a citation withing the prior twelve months. 34 percent reported being in an auto collision. 44 percent reported either a citation or a collision.The standardized field sobriety tests...

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Arrested for OVI in Sidney, Ohio? (by Dayton DUI)

Shelby County is blessed with perhaps the most attractive Municipal Court in all of Ohio.  The Court is located at 110 West CourtSt., 201 W. Poplar St., Sidney,Ohio45365 and can be contacted by phone at (937) 498-0011. The Court is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The Municipal Court Prosecutor’s Office is located at 201 W. Poplar St., Sidney, Ohio45365 and can be reached at (937) 498-8118. Reach the Sidney Police (non-emergency number) at (937) 498-2351. 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...

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Ohio DUI Law: Reasonable and Articulable Suspicion

What Level of Proof Does Law Enforcement Need to Pull You From Your Car For Standardized Field Tests? One of the major decision points in the OVI arrest process is the officer’s decision to remove a suspect from his or her car and conduct standardized field sobriety testing. The officer is trained to arrive at this “decision point” by conducting an interview and using specific “pre-exit interview techniques” which include asking for two things simultaneously; asking interrupting or distracting questions; and asking unusual questions. (NHTSA Student Manual VI-4).  Additional techniques which an officer may employ include and Alphabet test (begin with...

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Probation (by DaytonDUI)

Most OVI (drunk driving) cases in Ohio are misdemeanor offenses which are litigated in a Municipal Court.  Given the multiplicity of Municipal Courts in the state, your probation experience may differ, but this article will address the generalities of probation (now called 'community control').  As always, please consult your OVI attorney about the court your case will be heard.  You attorney will give you information specific to your case.  This is an example of where your attorney's experience with the court is important.What is probation?The Municipal Court's Probation Department oversees all persons placed on probation as the result of a...

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