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

Ohio’s Underage Drinking Law (Party Smart)

Ohio's Underage Drinking Law (also known as Underage Possession, Minor in Possession, Underage Consumption) prohibits anyone under the age of 21 from purchasing, possessing or consuming alcohol prior to your 21st birthday.  A violation of this law is a first degree misdemeanor which can subject you to a maximum six month jail sentence and a maximum $1,000 fine.Is this unfair? Yes Is this hypocritical? Yes Is this bad public policy? Yes Would I like to see it changed? YesYou may also violate Ohio's Underage Drinking Law by being the host.  A social host or home owner risks being fined and imprisoned when he/she...

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Drugged Driving: Roadside Saliva Tests

We have written about Ohio law enforcement's focus on drugged driving.  In particular, the Ohio State Highway Patrol has invested heavily in training officers in the Drug Recognition Expert protocol.  There are but a handful of police officers that after years of being on the road receive Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) training. Until recently, there were no approved portable roadside testers. This recently changed with Dräger offering into the market it’s newest device, the Dräger DrugTest ® 5000. It is a portable drug testing device that officers can use at roadside. It is based upon collecting oral fluid (mixed saliva)...

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Xenia OVI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II

Xenia OVI in the Xenia Municipal Court.  The honorable Michael Murry, has jurisdiction over OVI violations of any ordinance of any municipal corporation within its territory.  The Xenia Municipal Court has jurisdiction for the cities of Xenia and Bellbrook; the villages of Yellow Springs, Cedarville, Jamestown, Spring Valley, and Bowersville; and the townships of Sugarcreek, Xenia, Cedarville, New Jasper, Silvercreek, Ceasarcreek, Miami, Jefferson, Ross, and Spring Valley. The Court’s jurisdiction also includes four college campuses: Central State University, Wilberforce University, Cedarville College, and Antioch College.  Law enforcement agencies located within the jurisdiction of the court include: Bellbrook Police Department; Cedarville Police Department; Central State University Police Department; Greene County Animal Control; Greene CountySheriff’s Office;...

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Eaton and Preble County OVI Attorney

To aid the accused drunk driver in the Eaton Municipal Court, we have established www.EatonDUI.com.  Here you will find information about the Eaton Municipal Court (misdemeanor OVI) and the Preble County Common Pleas Court (felony OVI). Eaton Municipal Court: The Eaton Municipal Court is located at 1199 Preble Dr., Eaton, Ohio.  The jurisdiction of the court covers all of Preble County, Ohio and has been served by the honorable Paul D. Henry for many years.  You can access the court’s web site here, or contact them by phone at  (937) 456-4941 or fax at (937) 456-4685.  The court’s public access/case information is available here. ...

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OVI In Riverside, Ohio

If you are arrested for misdemeanor DUI / OVI in Riverside, Ohio, your case will be heard in the Montgomery County Municipal Court (Eastern Division).  Many refer to Area II as the Huber Heights Municipal Court, but the court’s jurisdiction is larger, covering regions in north-east Montgomery County including the city of Riverside, Ohio.  The Montgomery County Municipal Court, Eastern Divsion is located at 6111 Taylorsville Rd., Huber Heights, OH 45424-2951.  You can contact the court’s Traffic/Criminal Division at  (937) 496-7231, the Civil Division at (937) 225-5824 and you can fax information to (937) 496-7236. For more information about the city of Riverside, visit their home page HERE or on Facebook and Twitter https://twitter.com/RiversideOhio. You can also find on-line information...

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How Can You Defend Drunk Drivers?

This is my favorite quote and a constant source of inspiration.  When I am asked how can you defend criminals and drunk drivers?, this is my response,“It is not the responsibility of knights errant to discover whether the afflicted, the enchained and the oppressed whom they encounter on the road are reduced to these circumstances and suffer this distress for their vices, or for their virtues: the knight's sole responsibility is to succour them as people in need, having eyes only for their sufferings, not for their misdeeds.” ― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don QuixoteRelated articlesThe Trial Attorney Creed (from Don...

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OVI or DUI (Which is right?)

The current version of Ohio's impaired driving law is O.R.C. 4511.19, is entitled "Operating vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs - OVI."  This is the same offense which is also known as DUI (driving under the influence), OMVI (operating a vehicle impaired), DWI (driving while intoxicated) or drunk driving.  The Ohio General Assembly changed the acronym to connote the broadening of the law from simply alcohol impairment to any drug (or condition?) which may impair.  The term "operate" also has a broader definition than that of "driving."  For example, if a driver is found behind the wheel of...

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Beavercreek DUI & Beavercreek OVI

If you have been arrested on suspicion of OVI (formerly called DUI or drunk driving) in Fairborn, Beavercreek or Beavercreek Township, your misdemeanor OVI case will be heard in the Beavercreek/Fairborn Municipal Court, 1148 Kauffman Ave. in Fairborn, Ohio.  If you need to find information about a case in the Fairborn Municipal Court you can search HERE for case information or visit the court's web site HERE.Charles M. Rowland II, a life-long resident of Beavercreek,  has represented the accused drunk driver in the Fairborn Municipal Court for over fifteen years.  Charles Rowland dedicates his practice to OVI law and has some of the most impressive credentials for OVI attorneys in the state of Ohio.  If you find yourself...

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What Is Wrong With The HGN? (by DaytonDUI)

The horizontal gaze nystagmus test is an eye test approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(hereinafter NHTSA) as a tool to detect clues of impairment in drivers.  The HGNtest is one of three psychomotor tests approved as part of the standardized field sobriety testing protocol employed by law enforcement officers throughout the United States and used here in Ohio.When an officer asks you to follow his pen, he is performing the horizontal gaze nystagmus test.  Nystagmus is defined as the oscillation of the eyeball that occurs when there is a disturbance of the vestibular system or the oculomotor control of the eye.  The nystagmus the...

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A Prosecutor’s Voir Dire Advantage: The Primacy & Recency Effect

In Ohio, the prosecuting attorney in a DUI/OVI trial gets to make the first presentation in voir dire, has the first opportunity to do opening and closing, and also has a rebuttal that follows the Defendant's closing argument.  Why is this a big advantage?Psychologists tell us that there is the tendency for the first items presented in a series to be remembered better or more easily, or for them to be more influential than those presented later in the series. If you hear a long list of words, it is more likely that you will remember the words you heard first...

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