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West Chester Ohio OVI Attorney

The Butler County Area III Court is located at 9577 Beckett Road West Chester, OH 45069 (513) 867-5070 and serves the communities of West Chester and Monroe.  Area III Court is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Butler County Area III Court is in session on Tuesday, Bench trials are scheduled on  Friday each month.  A Fine Review Docket is also scheduled on Friday each month.  On Tuesday, court is in morning session from 8:00 a.m. to completion and in afternoon session from 1:00 p.m. to completion.  The schedule is as follows: 8:00 a.m. Traffic, Operator’s License issues, Criminal and Domestic Violence...

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Prior Convictions Used To Enhance An OVI

It is not uncommon for a client to choose my representation on a second, third, or fourth OVI offense.  One of the first things we check is whether or not the client was represented by an attorney in the previous convictions.  We also check to see if the prior plea had a valid waiver of counsel.  Both of these issues were addressed by the Ohio Supreme Court in State v. Brooke, 113 Ohio St. 3d 199, 2007-Ohio-1533, 863 N.E. 2d 1024 (2007), wherein the Court stated: Generally, a past conviction cannot be attacked in a subsequent case.  However, there is a...

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Arrested for DUI? You Are Innocent.

If you tell your friends that you were arrested for punching someone in the face, their overwhelming reaction will be, "Wow, what happened?"  If, however, you tell them that you were arrested for DUI, those same friends will say, "Oh, I'm so sorry."  What is the difference?  When a person is facing a DUI charge, guilt is assumed.  How in the world did this happen?  How did our presumption of innocence, so valued in the American tradition of law, become so cheapened?  Perhaps we can look to the politically charged nature of the crime of drunk driving.  We can blame...

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Ohio’s Open Container Law, O.R.C. 4301.62

[caption id="attachment_37659" align="alignright" width="199"] Open Container[/caption]It is illegal to possess in public an open container of an alcoholic beverage. Conviction of this offense carries a maximum penalty of a $150 fine. Consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle is a fourth-degree misdemeanor with maximum penalties of 30 days imprisonment or a $250 fine or both.If you are facing an OVI (drunk driving) charge, an open container or any other alcohol-related charge, please contact Charles M. Rowland II at (937) 318-1384.Below is the full text of Ohio's Open Container Law. OPEN CONTAINER LAW  4301.62 Opened container of beer or intoxicating liquor prohibited at...

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Wilmington OVI Attorney

WilmingtonDUI.com was developed to provide practical information regarding Wilmington and Clinton County‘s tough drunk driving law. Here you will find information on DUI (now called OVI) law in the Clinton County Municipal Court and the Clinton County Common Pleas Court. If you find yourself accused of a crime contact Charles M. Rowland II at the number provided above or on the after hours DUI HOTLINE 937-776-2671. If you’ve been charged with DUI, it’s important that you consult an attorney immediately before you lose your rights! Charles M. Rowland II has successfully represented the accused drunk driver for over ten years. As a former city prosecutor and a certified operator of the...

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Springboro OVI Attorney

If you have been arrested for OVI (drunk driving) inSpringboro, Ohio, your case may be heard in the Springboro Mayor’s Court.  If you have a case in the Springboro Mayor’s Court you can find assistance by calling (937) 748-4367.  The Sprinboro Mayor’s Court is located at 329 West Central Avenue, Springboro, Ohio 45066.  The Magistrate who will hear your case is the Honorable Jeffrey T. Kirby.  Court is held each Wednesday in Council Chambers at 9:00 A.M.  The Clerk of Courts can be reached at (937) 748-9782, Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.  Any other information that you need can be...

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Bellefontaine OVI Attorney (Serving Logan County)

If you are arrested for misdemeanor drunk driving (OVI, DUI) in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, your case will be heard in the Bellefontaine Municipal Court. Information about the Municipal Court is available HERE.  You can also connect with the Bellefontaine City Prosecutor Joseph Bader (937) 599-1205, the Bellefontaine Municipal Court Probation Department Dave Newland (937) 599-3011, the Bellefontaine Police Department or the City of Bellefontaine.  Elected in 2011, the Honorable Anne E. Beck presides over the court at 226 W. Columbus Ave. in downtown Bellefontaine.  You can reach the court Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (937) 599-6127....

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Huber Heights OVI Attorney

If you are arrested for misdemeanor DUI / OVI in Huber Heights 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. Charles M. Rowland II appears regularly in the Montgomery County Municipal Court (Huber Heights Municipal Court) and has established a Huber Heights DUI information page...

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Defending The Accusation Of Slurred Speech (by DaytonDUI)

A very common observation by law enforcement in an impaired driving investigation is the presence of "slurred speech."  Experience trial counsel will look to the totality of evidence to combat the damning accusation of slurred speech.Many traffic stops are now captured on video tape.  As the quality of the recordings has improved we are often able to hear exactly what the officer is hearing.  Reasonable people can disagree as to whether or not the speech on a video is "slurred" and whether or not it was fair for the officer to describe the speech as slurred.  Another, more subtle method...

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Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, O.R.C. 2903.06

Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, O.R.C. 2903.06,  is a crime that results from the death of another caused by the defendant's operating a vehicle while impaired (a violation of R.C. 4511.19)  or while driving negligently or recklessly.  The statute  encompasses driving an automobile recklessly or negligently (called Vehicular homicide) whether or not alcohol played a part in the death.  Often, defendants are indicted for multiple counts, with additional counts for each victim of the accident.Under the reckless section of the statute you will be found guilty of a third degree felony which rises to a second degree felony if the driver is...

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