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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "drunk driving" (Page 19)

Sobriety Checkpoint In Dayton Tonight (August 18th)

There will be an OVI checkpoint tonight in downtown Dayton, Montgomery County along Salem Avenue near Hillcrest.  The checkpoint will be in operation from approximately 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.  This checkpoint is being conducted in conjunction with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and local jurisdictions.  In addition to the checkpoints, there will be ongoing saturation patrols in surrounding areas.  Franklin County wil a checkpoint is planned between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. on Alum Creek Drive south of Williams Road in Obetz.  In Scioto County, a checkpoint is planned on U.S. 52 at the S.R. 335 exit between 9 p.m....

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Multiple OVI Checkpoints Planned for August 17th-19th

"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" is being launched with multiple OVI checkpoints this weekend.   There will be multiple checkpoints tonight (August 17th) and tomorrow (August 18th) throughout the Miami Valley.  Please check back at this post as we will update all of our information as it becomes available.  Montgomery County:  Montgomery County will hold one of two planned checkpoints on Friday.  The checkpoint will take place on Wayne Avenue and will operate from 9 p.m. until approximately 1:00 a.m.Kettering, Ohio: Kettering has announced that it will be using enhanced enforcement techniques for DUI enforcement leading up to and throughout the...

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Dayton DUI Announces Labor Day DUI Effort

The Montgomery County OVI Task Force announced that DUI enforcement will be stepped up for the Labor Day holiday.  "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," a nation-wide impaired driving crackdown will begin August 17 and will last until September 7th.  The crackdown will include OVI checkpoints, high visibility enforcement, saturation patrols and a national advertising campaign.  Major John Dipietro of the Montgomery County Combined Agency OVI Task Force announced two sobriety checkpoints in Montgomery County this weekend.   For more information, visit the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Headquarters atwww.nhtsa.gov/drivesober.DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending...

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DUI and Teachers

I have to admit to having a great admiration for teachers, school administrators, and school employees.  This admiration lead me to serve two terms on the Beavercreek School Board and it also motivates me to fight hard on behalf of those in the education profession who face a career-killing OVI offense.  Being arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated is a threat to anyone’s livelihood, but it can have a devastating impact on teachers and administrators. TEACHERS AND EDUCATION MAJORS First the good news, usually an OVI arrest will usually not result in disciplinary action – BUT IT CAN!  In Ohio, a...

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Miami County Municipal Court Judge Mel Kemmer Retires

Judge Mel Kemmer of the Miami County Municipal Court announced his retirement earlier this month.  Judge Kemmer was in his second term which expires December 31, 2015.  He was first elected in 2003 and re-elected in 2009.  He practiced law for more than 26 years before becoming a judge. Before that, Judge Kemmer worked as an analytical chemist for several years after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry education in 1970.  He earned his law degree in 1978. His professional background also includes serving as a municipal court prosecutor, assistant county prosecutor and juvenile court prosecutor.  According to Article...

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Ohio OVI Defense Attorney Quote of the Week

United States Supreme Court Justice Byron White in the landmark case of United States vs. Wade, 388 U.S. 218 (1967) "Law enforcement officers have the obligation to convict the guilty and to make sure they do not convict the innocent. They must be dedicated to making the criminal trial a procedure for the ascertainment of the true facts surrounding the commission of the crime. To this extent, our so-called adversary system is not adversary at all; nor should it be. But defense counsel has no comparable obligation to ascertain or present the truth. Our system assigns him a different mission. He...

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Can I Still Be A Nurse If I Get A DUI In Ohio?

Nurses and DUI in OhioYes, you can be a nurse if you have a DUI in Ohio.  According to the Ohio Nursing Board's Criminal History Fact Sheet, there are eleven offenses that are automatic bars to obtaining a nursing license for applicants who entered a prelicensure nursing education program after June 1, 2003. This means that the Board of Nursing (Board) is prohibited from issuing a license to a person who has pled guilty to, been convicted of, or has a judicial finding of guilt for one of the offenses listed below.Aggravated Murder Murder Voluntary Manslaughter Felonious Assault Kidnapping Rape Aggravated Robbery Aggravated Burglary Sexual Battery Gross Sexual Imposition Aggravated Arson or a substantially similar law...

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Ohio DUI Law: What is an “Alford” Plea

An “Alford plea” is a specialized type of guilty plea when the defendant, although pleading guilty, continues to deny his or her guilt but enters the guilty plea because the defendant believes that the offered sentence is better than what the outcome of a trial is likely to be. State v. Schmidt, 3d Dist. No. 10- 10-04, 2010-Ohio-4809, ¶13. See, also, State v. Piacella (1971), 27 Ohio St.2d 92, 271 N.E.2d 852. The term “Alford plea” originated with the United States Supreme Court's decision in North Carolina v. Alford (1971), 400 U.S. 25, 91 S.Ct. 160, 27 L.Ed.2d 162, wherein...

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Rowland Speaks to Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association

Charles M. Rowland II (DaytonDUI) was honored to be asked to speak to the Ohio Municipal Attorney Association at their Ohio Municipal Law Institute.  The Ohio Municipal Attorney Association is made up of Law Directors, Village Solicitors, including civil law attorneys and prosecutors make up the individuals working for cities and villages active.  He gave a one hour presentation on the Intoxilyzer 8000 breath test machine and the machine's troubled implementation in Ohio.  "What made this speech interesting for me, is that I had to speak to a room full of prosecutors," said Rowland.    "I emphasized the special role...

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DUI Blood Tests: Whole Blood vs. Serum/Plasma

Ohio Administrative Code 3701-53-03(A) sets forth the techniques and methods for determining the concentration of alcohol in blood, urine and other bodily substances.  Pursuant to that rule, Ohio allows for testing including gas chromatography and enzyme assays.  To challenge a blood test, it is important to know if the State has tested the blood as whole blood or as serum/plasma.  Operation with a concentration of alcohol is prohibited if the concentration in whole blood is equal to or exceeds .08%, R.C. 4511.19(A)(1)(b).  However, the prohibited concentration for whole blood is a concentration equal to or exceeding .096%, R.C.4511.19(A)(1)(c).  The high...

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