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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "drunk driving" (Page 28)

Alcohol Treatment Resources on the Internet

The Journal of the American Medical Association defines alcoholism as a chronic disease that is influenced by genetic predisposition, issues of environment, and mental wellness. Over time and without treatment, alcoholism gets worse, creating fatal health consequences and psychological preoccupation with alcohol that distorts the thinking.The World Health Organization estimates that about 140 million people throughout the world suffer from alcohol dependence.  In the United States and Western Europe, 10 to 20 percent of men and 5 to 10 percent of women at some point in their lives will meet the criteria for alcoholism. That equates to approximately 12% of...

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H.B. 86 Brings Changes To Ohio’s OVI Law

House Bill 86 which will come into effect at the end of September is a significant change to the way Ohio sentences offenders.  It also holds some interesting provisions for OVI offenders, some of which we will look at here. LOCAL INCARCERATION OPTIONSH.B. 86 authorizes the creation of community alternative sentencing centers (CASC at R.C. 307.932 and R.C. 2929.26(B)) for midemeanants including OVI offenders.  Eligible offenders include those OVI offenders who are eligible to be sentenced directly to the CASC and who are not serving or sentenced under any other jail or prison term.  OVI offenders will also be required to...

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Morphine, Heroin and the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus

In the past years, my office has seen an increase in the number of “drugged” driving cases we receive. While arrests for marijuana make up the vast majority of those cases, we are also seeing a dramatic rise in prescription drug cases along with traffic stops implicating harder drugs such morphine and heroin.As with other impaired driving cases, it is vital that you know the observations that would be consistent with impairment by that drug.  It is also vital that you determine if the “standardized field sobriety test” protocol adopted in Ohio is applicable in recognizing clues of impairment due...

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Clinton County & Hillsboro OVI Checkpoint (Sept. 24, 2011)

There will be an OVI checkpoint tonight in Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio at Rombach Ave., near Lowes Rd.  The Clinton County Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol will be conducting this checkpoint. For important information about DUI/OVI enforcement in Wilmington, Ohio and Clinton County, please check out www.WilmingtonDUI.com.  You can also access the 24/7 contact information of Wilmington DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II provided below.The Hillsboro OVI checkpoint will be on North High Street.  No times for this OVI checkpoint have been published.  For information about both DUI roadblocks, contact the Clinton County Post at (937) 382-2551.  We will...

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Middletown Municipal Court

If you are arrested for DUI in Middletown, Trenton, Madison Township or Lemon Township your misdemeanor DUI case will be heard in the Middletown Municipal Court.  The court is located at One Donham Plaza in downtown Middletown and can be reached by telephone at (513) 425-7766.  The court is presided over by the Honorable Mark W. Wall who serves approximately 70,ooo citizens in Butler and Warren Counties.  Listed below are some helpful links.Middletown Government Middletown Municipal Court Criminal Division FAQs Probation Department Case Look-Up/Public Access Middletown Journal  Middletown News Middletown Police Jail Information/RulesContact Charles Rowland by phone at 937-318-1DUI (937-318-1384), 937-879-9542, or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (1-888-769-5263).  For after-hours...

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Springboro Mayor’s Court Allows On-Line Payments

The Springboro Mayor's Court allows for the payment of fines on its website. If you have a case in the Springboro Mayor's Court you can find assistance at the court website [HERE] or 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.  The Clerk of Court is Linda Volpe and she can be reached at (937) 748-9782, Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. for information regarding payouts of traffic violations.  Any other information that you need can...

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“Pull Over for Cops” Law Challenged

In Ohio you are required, upon approaching a law enforcement vehicle with its lights displayed, to proceed with caution and with due regard to weather and traffic conditions, change lanes if possible.  If you cannot merge then you are required to proceed with caution.  Anyone who has seen those horrific videos of officers being hit by oncoming cars understands the necessity and sanity of this law.Not pulling over can also serve as probable cause to stop a vehicle. State v. Korman, 11th Dist., 2006-Ohio-1795.  Further, even if an officer is not able to observe a traffic infraction, he or she...

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… and the horse you rode in on!

If you need a ride home from the bar, consider a horse!  Ohio Revised Code 4511.01(A) defines what constitutes a vehicle for purposes of the DUI statute:every device, including a motorized bicycle, in, upon, or by which any person or property may be transported or drawn upon a highway, except that "vehicle" does not include any motorized wheelchair, any electric personal assistive mobility device, any device that is moved by power collected from overhead electric trolley wires, or that is used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks, or any device, other than a bicycle, that is moved by human power. Applying...

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