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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "criminal defense" (Page 7)

West Carrollton OVI Attorney

If you are arrested on suspicion of OVI (drunk driving) in West Carrollton, your misdemeanor DUI case will be heard in the Miamisburg Municipal Court.  The Honorable Robert W. Rettich III  was elected the Miamisburg Municipal Court judge in the general election on November 8, 2011.  He was sworn into office on December 30, 2011. The Court is served by Magistrate Margaret Quinn and Chief Bailiff Kirk J. Bell.  The Miamisburg Municipal Court, located at 10 N. First Street, Miamisburg, Ohio 45342, serves a population of over 80,000 and handles in excess of 15,000 cases per year.  The court is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am — 4:00...

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License Plate Light Not Illuminated (O.R.C. 4513.05)

In Ohio, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle without a white light illuminating the rear registration plate. See O.R.C. 4513.05.  This law is often used as a pretext for a traffic stop which allows the officer to come into contact with the motorist.  Here is a full text of the law. 4513.05 Tail lights and illumination of rear license plate. (A) Every motor vehicle, trackless trolley, trailer, semitrailer, pole trailer, or vehicle which is being drawn at the end of a train of vehicles shall be equipped with at least one tail light mounted on the rear which, when lighted,...

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Oakwood OVI Attorney

Arrested for OVI in Oakwood?Oakwood, Ohio is served by the Oakwood Municipal Court (click HERE for link to the Court).  The Oakwood Municipal 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 council meetings are held....

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Trotwood OVI Attorney

Arrested In Trotwood?  We Can Help! If you have been accused of drunk driving in Trotwood, Ohio, your misdemeanor OVI (operating a vehicle impaired) case will be heard in the Montgomery County Municipal Court, Western Division.  The jurisdiction of the Montgomery County Municipal Court, Western Divison covers most of north-west Montgomery County, Ohio and includes the cities of Trotwood,Brookville, Phillipsburg, the Village of New Lebanonand parts of Verona.  Your case will be heard by either the Honorable Adele Riley or the Honorable Thomas Manning.  According to the 2012 Annual Report, 155 new OVI cases were filed in the court.In addition to the City of Trotwood, the court also...

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How To Fight Your Dayton Photo Speed & Red-Light Ticket

We have often been asked about the procedure the City of Dayton employs to enforce its photo-enforcement scheme which encompasses both speed tickets and red-light tickets.  Here, taken from the Dayton Public Safety Photo Enforcement page is the procedure that the city has adopted.  If you need to speak to an attorney, we let you know how to contact us below. View Video of Your Violation and Pay On-Line If you receive a citation in the mail from the “SafeLight” Dayton Public Safety Photo Enforcement Program for running a red light at one of the City's “SafeLight” camera-enforced intersections can view the video...

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Madison County & London Ohio OVI Attorney

If you are arrested for DUI anywhere inMadison County, your misdemeanor DUI case will be heard in the Madison County Municipal Court.  The Madison County Municipal Court is located at 1 North Main St. in downtown London, OH in the historical Madison County Courthouse [MAP].  Court mail should be sent to P.O. Box 646, London, Ohio 43140.  The Court is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.  You can contact the Court  by phone at (740) 852-1669, or by fax at (740) 852-0812.  The Court  also has a dedicated jury information number at (740) 845-1772.  The Honorable Eric M. Schooley serves as Judge in the Madison...

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Dayton’s Red Light & Speed Cameras: Where Are They?

In 2003, the City of Dayton installed its first "SafeLight" public safety photo enforcement cameras to help reduce accidents at key intersections in the City by detecting vehicles running red lights.  Today, 20 red light cameras are in use at 10 intersections. Locations with SafeLight (Red Light) Public Safety Cameras:S. Smithville Rd. @ Patterson Rd. W. Third St. @ Edwin C. Moses Blvd. Troy St. @ Stanley Ave. Stanley Ave. @ Valley St. Third St. @ James H. McGee Blvd. Gettysburg Ave. @ Cornell Dr. Main St. @ Hillcrest Ave. US 35 @ Abbey Ave. Salem Ave. @ North Ave. Salem Ave. @ Hillcrest Ave.Locations with Speed Enforcement Public Safety Cameras:S....

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Ohio OVI Law: Impairment by Drugs

Ohio is making the transition to using the Drug Recognition Expert protocol in apprehending and prosecuting impaired drivers.   DRE refers not only to the officers themselves, but to the 12-step procedure that these officers use. DRE was developed by police officers from the Los Angeles (California) Police Department. In 1979, the Drug Recognition program received the official recognition of the LAPD.  On October 22, 2010, Ohio became the 48th state to be accepted into the International Association of Chiefs of Police's (IACP) Drug Evaluation and Classification Program (DECP).Once approved by the IACP's DECP Highway Safety Committee, Ohio was eligible to provide the DRE...

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DUI Science and Blood Contamination

The practice of modern DUI law involves understanding the various scientific tests that have become commonplace in forensic collection and storage of specimens for alcohol analysis.  Specifically, DUI attorneys must understand that contamination can increase the concentration of ethanol in a specimen.  Typically, contamination takes one of two forms.  The first is straight-forward physical contamination which may manifest itself before, during or after collection.  The second form of contamination occurs when microorganisms contaminate a sample and produce ethanol in the sample thereby falsely inflating the amount of ethanol therein.  This article will focus on the physical contamination that may cause...

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You’re Not Drunk, You’re ADD/ADHD

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 theAmerican 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 are divided-attention tests.  Given these statistics,...

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