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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "drunk driving defense"

DUI Divorce Issues

DUI Divorce Issues DUI divorce issues are common. If you are involved in a custody dispute, or have a vindictive spouse who would like to start one, a DUI conviction can be used against you in domestic relations court.  In addition, automatic license suspensions may make it difficult to exercise visitation with your children.  You may also find a court who will refuse to let you transport the children due to a DUI conviction. This increases the cost or difficulty in seeing your kids.   If you are seeking an adoption, a DUI conviction may be used against you by an investigating...

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Beavercreek OVI – Beavercreek DUI?

Beavercreek DUI - Beavercreek OVI? If you have been arrested for OVI in Fairborn, Bath Township, Beavercreek or Beavercreek Township? Your misdemeanor Beavercreek DUI case will be heard in the Beavercreek/Fairborn Municipal Court, 1148 Kauffman Ave. in Fairborn, Ohio.  Need to find information about a case in the Fairborn Municipal Court?  Search HERE.  For case information or visit the court’s web site HERE. I am a life-long resident of Beavercreek and I have represented the accused drunk driver in the Fairborn/Beavercreek Municipal Court since 1995.DUI law is my passion and I dedicate my practice to OVI law and has some of the most impressive...

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Are You The Best OVI Attorney In Dayton?

Are you the best OVI attorney in Dayton? Often a prospective client will ask if I am the "best OVI attorney in Dayton."  I always answer this question by saying that I am a damn good OVI attorney, but you should investigate me to determine if I am the best attorney for you.  The most important decision you will make in your case is determining who will represent you.  Here are some things to help you find the best OVI attorney in Dayton - FOR YOU.How Much Of Your Practice Is Dedicated To OVI Defense?  OVI defense is a complex area of...

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The Ohio OVI Breath Test – How To Fight And Win

You may think that any person who takes an OVI breath test and blows above Ohio's .08 legal limit is guilty of OVI.  This is not the case. Watch the Video.  Ohio employs a device called the Intoxilyzer 8000.  This device has many problems in its operation.  In fact, after a lengthy hearing on the Intoxilyzer 8000, a judge in Marietta ruled that the machine was not reliable [Story HERE].  Prosecutors hide behind a 1984 Ohio Supreme Court decision that said because the machines were officially certified by the state, they cannot be challenged by expert witnesses. Until this ruling is overturned...

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How Do I Find A Good OVI Attorney?

I offer this common-sense guide to helping you find the right OVI attorney because I believe that with a good game plan and realistic expectations you can win your case.   Since the inception of my practice I have provided the accused drunk driver with access to information about Ohio’s toughdrunk driving laws.  I believe that information is the key to overcoming fear and empowering you to make good decisions.  Don’t be afraid to ask tough questions and demand straight answers in order to make an informed decision.  Here are 10 questions that you should use to interview potential OVI attorneys. Question One: Do...

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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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Ohio DUI Attorney: Is It A Just World?

As an Ohio DUI attorney, I often observe a bias that people carry toward those accused of drunk driving.  Psychologists call this phenomena the "Just World Hypothesis."The belief that people get what they deserve and deserve what they get, which was first theorized by Melvin Lerner in 1977.  Lerner, M.J. & Miller, D.T. (1977). Just-world research and the attribution process: Looking back and ahead. Psychological Bulletin, 85, 1030-1051.  Attributing failures to dispositional causes rather than situational causes, which are unchangeable and uncontrollable, satisfies our need to believe that the world is fair and we have control over our life. We are motivated to...

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Who Is The Best DUI Attorney?

Are you the best DUI attorney? Often a prospective client will ask if I am the "best DUI attorney."  I always answer this question by saying that I am a damn good DUI attorney, but you should investigate me to determine if I am the best DUI attorney for you.  The most important decision you will make in your case is determining who will represent you.  Here are some things to help you find the best DUI attorney.How Much Of Your Practice Is Dedicated To DUI Defense?  DUI defense is a complex area of law involving forensic science, specialized knowledge...

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Limited Driving Privileges Under Ohio Revised Code 4510.021

Q. Can I get limited driving privileges during the pendency of my OVI case?A court may grant limited driving privileges to a person who has had their license suspended pursuant to a pending OVI.  The Ohio Revised Code, 4510.021 limits driving to the following purposes: (1) Occupational, educational, vocational, or medical purposes; (2) Taking the driver's or commercial driver's license examination; and (3) Attending court-ordered treatment.  A court is granted broad discretion to impose restrictions so long as the restrictions are reasonable.  While most courts will not impose an ignition interlock devise or restricted "party" plates on a first offense OVI, the statute...

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