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Vandalia Drunk Driving Attorney Charles M. Rowland II

Vandalia drunk driving attorney Charles M. Rowland II regularly appears in the Vandalia Municipal Court representing the accused drunk driver.  He has established both www.VandaliaDUI.com and www.VandaliaOVI.com to help you access court services and learn about services provided.  Access to the court concerns cases arising anywhere in Xenia, Bellbrook, Spring Valley or Jamestown.Vandalia drunk driving attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio.  He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself Vandalia’s choice for drunk driving defense. Contact Charles Rowland by phone at (937) 318-1384 or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263). If...

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Drunk Driving Defense: Sleep Deprivation

Drunk Driving Defense or Sleep Deprivation?Imagine that you come across a person who acts confused, their appearance is disheveled, their eyes are bloodshot and they have an odor of alcohol on their breath.  Are they drunk?What I just described is a person who worked for 17 straight hours at a physically and mentally taxing job.  Instead of going home, he stopped by a co-worker's party, had one beer and then proceeded home.  He was stopped a police officer and arrested for drunk driving.A chronic sleep-restricted state can cause fatigue, daytime sleepiness, clumsiness and weight loss or weight gain  It adversely affects the brain and cognitive...

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OVI Checkpoints in Springdale, Hamilton and Cincinnati Tonight.

There are three OVI checkpoints planned for Ohioans in the City of Hamilton, Cincinnati and Springdale.Springdale: A checkpoint will be held in the 11700 block of Springfield Pike. Operations will begin at 11:30 p.m. Friday and end at 3 a.m. Saturday morning. Cincinnati: A checkpoint will be held in the 2000 block of Harrison Avenue. The checkpoint will begin at 9 p.m. Friday and end at 1 a.m. Saturday. City of Hamilton: The checkpoint will be held on State Route 129 from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. You can sign up to receive alerts for future OVI checkpoints in Springdale, Cincinnati, or Hamilton...

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Fourth Amendment Drunk Driving Case Decided By SCOTUS

The Supreme Court handed down an opinion in a Fourth Amendment drunk driving case yesterday in Navarette v. California, No. 12-9490 (Apr 22, 2104) (available here). Writing for the divided Court, here is how Justice Thomas's opinion begins and ends: After a 911 caller reported that a vehicle had run her off the road, a police officer located the vehicle she identified during the call and executed a traffic stop. We hold that the stop complied with the Fourth Amendment because, under the totality of the circumstances, the officer had reasonable suspicion that the driver was intoxicated...

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No Miranda Rights for DUI Cases?

There was a time when the Miranda Rights were not extended to drunk driving cases. In State v. Pyle, 19 Ohio St. 2d 64, 48 Ohio Op. 2d 82, 249 N.E.2d 826 (1969) the Ohio Supreme Court reasoned that the rights guaranteed under the Supreme Court decision in Miranda v. Arizona did not apply to misdemeanor cases (like DUI).  The ostensible reason for this distinction was that the level of interrogation in a misdemeanor case is less intrusive and coercive than the rigorous interrogation in a felony case.  The United States Supreme Court disagreed.The holding in Berkemer v. McCarty, 468 U.S....

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5th District Upholds Sobriety Checkpoint (by DaytonDUI)

In the recent case of State v. Park, 2012-Ohio-4069, the 5th District Court of Appeals sided with troopers in their administration of a sobriety checkpoint.  The Court found against Defendant’s Karen Parks claim that she was wrongfully stopped at a Licking County sobriety checkpoint because the troopers lacked reasonable suspicion of criminal activity and did not properly administer the stop.  The Defendant alleged that the troopers adjusted how many vehicles they stopped depending on the traffic in violation of their posted procedures.  “Based upon the high volume of traffic, the troopers stopped every third vehicle, but when the traffic decreased,...

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