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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "DUI Court Process" (Page 14)

Arrested for OVI in Oxford, Ohio? (by Dayton DUI)

The Butler County Area I Court is located at 118 West High Street Oxford, OH 45056 (513) 523-4748 and serves the communities of Oxford, Ohio and Miami University.  Often referred to as the Oxford Municipal Court, the Area One Court is presided over by the Honorable Robert H. Lyons.  Judge Lyons was appointed to the bench, and began presiding over affairs of the Butler County Area I on February 8, 1999. He was re-elected in 2006 for his second term to serve until January 2013.  The territorial jurisdiction of the Area I Court includes the City of Oxford and all of Milford, Morgan,...

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Miami Valley Municipal Court Finder (by Dayton DUI)

If you are arrested for OVI in the Miami Valley, your case will most likely be heard in a municipal court.  Click on the below links to access the municipal court's web site .  If you need to find a qualified OVI attorney, check out www.DaytonDUI.com or contact Charles M. Rowland II HERE.Montgomery County Municipal CourtsMontgomery County Municipal Court (Eastern Division) Montgomery County Municipal Court (Western Division) Dayton Municipal Court Kettering Municipal Court Oakwood Municipal Court Miamisburg Municipal Court Vandalia Municipal CourtGreene County Municipal CourtsFairborn/Beavercreek Municipal Court Xenia Municipal CourtClark County Municipal Court (covering all of Clark County, Ohio)Clark County Municipal CourtMiami County Municipal Court (covering all of...

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Will I Have “Party Plates?” (by DaytonDUI)

If you thought that public shaming was a barbaric practice relegated to the distant past, you have not been driving through Ohio.  Ohio was the first state in the country to adopt a form of public humiliation by adopting special license plates for drunk driving offenders.  Use of the "scarlet letter" plates became mandatory in 2004. O.R.C. 4507.02(F)(2) and 4503.231.  These bright yellow plates with prominent red lettering (often referred to as party plates) are an indelible record of your offense and will not be easily forgotten by friends, family, customers and clients.  At DaytonDUI we are opposed to "branding,"...

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Centerville Wins Big In Ohio Supreme Court (by DaytonDUI)

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled in a 7 – 0 decision that Centerville may utilize a tax-increment financing plan (TIF) to assist with the development of the 268 acres known as the Dille Property, located both north and south of I-675 at Wilmington Pike. This decision ends more than five years of legal battles waged by Sugarcreek Township against the City of Centerville, and reversed an earlier ruling by the Second District Court of Appeals.TIFs are public financing tools, established by the state of Ohio, used to make public improvements to an area to create jobs and improve local economies....

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Arrested for DUI in Washington Court House, Ohio?

Welcome to WashingtonCourtHouseDUI.com. This site was developed to provide practical information regarding Washington Court House and Fayette County's tough drunk driving law. Here you will find information on DUI (now called OVI) law in the Washington Court House Municipal Court and the Fayette County Common Pleas Court.  The Washington Court House County Municipal Court is located at 119 N. Main St., Washington Court House, Ohio 43160, and it can be reached at (740) 636-2350. The Court has the jurisdiction to hear misdemeanor criminal and traffic cases which involve offenses committed within Fayette County. The presiding Judge of the Washington Court...

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Stop & Sniff Case Law Update (by DaytonDUI)

In Kirtland Hills v. Medancic, 2012-Ohio-4333, a recent case out of the Eleventh District Court of Appeals, the Court reaffirmed the principle that just because a police officer smells alcohol on a driver does not mean that the police officer has reasonable and articulable suspicion to continue the detention of the driver and/or remove that driver to administer standardized field sobriety tests.  One of the major decision points in the OVI arrest process is the officer’s decision to remove a suspect from his or her car and conductstandardized field sobriety testing. The officer is trained to arrive at this “decision point” by conducting an interview and...

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Ohio DUI Law: Reasonable and Articulable Suspicion

What Level of Proof Does Law Enforcement Need to Pull You From Your Car For Standardized Field Tests? One of the major decision points in the OVI arrest process is the officer’s decision to remove a suspect from his or her car and conduct standardized field sobriety testing. The officer is trained to arrive at this “decision point” by conducting an interview and using specific “pre-exit interview techniques” which include asking for two things simultaneously; asking interrupting or distracting questions; and asking unusual questions. (NHTSA Student Manual VI-4).  Additional techniques which an officer may employ include and Alphabet test (begin with...

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Probation (by DaytonDUI)

Most OVI (drunk driving) cases in Ohio are misdemeanor offenses which are litigated in a Municipal Court.  Given the multiplicity of Municipal Courts in the state, your probation experience may differ, but this article will address the generalities of probation (now called 'community control').  As always, please consult your OVI attorney about the court your case will be heard.  You attorney will give you information specific to your case.  This is an example of where your attorney's experience with the court is important.What is probation?The Municipal Court's Probation Department oversees all persons placed on probation as the result of a...

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Arrested for OVI in Bellbrook, Ohio?

If you are arrested on suspicion of OVI (drunk driving) in Bellbrook, Ohio, your misdemeanor case will be heard in the Xenia Municipal Court.  Xenia Municipal Court is located on the second floor of Xenia City Hall, 101 N. Detroit Street, Xenia, Ohio.  This building is located just to the south of the Greene County Courthouse in downtown Xenia. Hours are 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays.  Hours are 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.  As of January 1, 2008, Night Court services are no longer provided.  You can contact the Court at (937) 376-7290Fax: (937) 376-7288.  The Bellbrook Police...

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Lawyer Up! Invoke Your Right To Remain Silent (by DaytonDUI)

The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that no person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.  At trial, the prosecution can neither call the defendant as a witness, nor comment on the defendant's failure to testify.  Whether to testify or not is exclusively the privilege of the defendant. Harris v. N.Y., 401 U.S. 222,225 (1971).  Outside the context of detention or arrest, a person has no duty to answer any questions of police at all; and if judicial compulsion is sought by the State, the person still can invoke his Fifth Amendment...

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