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What Should I Wear To Court?

When you appear in court, you are being judged.  Everything about you is open to scrutiny by people who have power over your life.  As such, your appearance in court should be designed to aid in your defense.  By knowing your audience, you can be prepared to blunt a harsh or dismissive attitude and win your case.  Here are some common-sense dos and don'ts for dressing for court. DO wear conservative clothing that won't make you stand out or draw attention to yourself.  Take out visible piercings and cover your ink (if possible).  Sleeves and collars are preferable and your shirt...

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Rules for Driving in an Ohio Construction Zone

Here is the law regarding increased penalties for committing an offense in a designated construction zone.O.R.C. 5501.27 Increased penalties for traffic violations in construction zone.(A) The director of transportation shall adopt rules that do the following:(1) Rules governing the posting of signs advising motorists that increased penalties apply for certain traffic violations occurring on streets or highways in a construction zone;(2) Rules governing the posting of signs to be used pursuant to section 2903.081 of the Revised Code giving notice to motorists of the prohibitions set forth in sections 2903.06 and 2903.08 of the Revised Code regarding the death of...

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DUI Law: Appellate Review & Motion to Suppress

I have written extensively about the importance of filing a motion to suppress to challenge the evidence that the State can use against a defendant in a DUI case.  Counsel can use the motion to suppress as an informal discovery tool, as an informal deposition of the State's witnesses, as a dry run of your scientific defense, or as a method of attacking the State's witnesses.  Whatever your strategy, the goal is to win.  But what if you don't?A defendant has not direct appeal from a decision overruling a motion to suppress because an adverse ruling is not considered a...

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Clark County Municipal Court, Springfield, Ohio

[caption id="attachment_58" align="alignleft" width="282"] Clark County Municipal Court, Springfield, Ohio[/caption]Springfield DUI/OVI cases are held in the  Clark County Municipal Court. The Clark County Municipal Court  is located at 50 East Columbia St, Springfield, OH 45501.  The judges who may hear your case are Judge Eugene Nevius, Judge Thomas Trempe and Judge Denise Moody.  You can contact the Court's Criminal/Traffic Division at 937-328-3726, or visit the Clark County Municipal Court on-line at www.clerkofcourts.municipal.co.clark.oh.us/Charles M. Rowland II regularly appears in the Clark County Municipal Court and can provide valuable information on favorably resolving your drunk driving case.  Please visit www.SpringfieldDUI.com to find...

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Dayton OVI Checkpoint Update (Oct 15-17)

We have checked with all of our law enforcement and media outlets and we have confirmed: NO CHECKPOINTS TONIGHT!Contact Charles Rowland by phone at 937-318-1DUI (937-318-1384), 937-879-9542, or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (1-888-769-5263).For after-hours help contact our 24/7 DUI HOTLINE at 937-776-2671.Visit www.DaytonDUI.com, www.SpringfieldDUI.com, www.OhioDUIdefense.com, www.KetteringDUI.com, www.BeavercreekDUI.com, www.FairbornDUI.com,  www.VandaliaDUI.com, www.HuberHeightsDUI.com, www.MiamisburgDUI.com, www.XeniaDUI.com or www.CharlesRowland.com.  Immediate help is available by filling out the CONTACT form on any of these pages.For information about Dayton DUI sent directly to your mobile device, text DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  Follow DaytonDUI on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/DaytonDUI...

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OVI Update: When is Late Too Late?

In State v. Bower, 2010-Ohio-4420, Defendant Dustin Bowers was arrested for OVI (drunk driving) and a chemical test of his breath resulted in a BAC reading of .085.  He was given appointed counsel on September 11, 2010 and counsel filed for discovery pursuant to Crim.R. 16.  It was not until November 9, 2010 (62 days after the arraignment) that counsel filed for leave to file a motion to suppress.  The Court denied leave and the Defendant was found guilty. Defendant appealed and the 5th Dist. Ct. of Appeals denied his appeal.  The court reasoned that it will not disturb the...

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