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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "DUI Court Process" (Page 17)

Arrested for DUI? What Can You Do Now To Protect, Educate and Empower Yourself

What do I do now?  Being arrested for DUI is a frightening and traumatic experience.  Our clients often struggle to deal with the stigma and shame associated with a DUI arrest.  Many strong people are brought to tears when telling a loved-one about their arrest.  Complicating matters is a palpable sense that everything is spinning out of control.  Charles Rowland and the staff at DaytonDUI have been helping people through this process for over seventeen years.  We want to reassure you that your DUI case can be successfully managed.  Like any other crisis, it is imperative that you take steps...

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Invalid Consent Leads To Exclusion Of Blood Test

If your DUI case involves an automobile accident, you may be taken to the hospital.  In this setting it is likely that an investigating officer will request a sample of your blood.  Frequently, the issue of consent will be raised.  Your Ohio DUI lawyer can challenge the validity of the consent and whether or not the consent was made knowingly and voluntarily.  These issues were recently addressed in State v. Rawnsley, 2011-Ohio-5696.On April 24, 2010, Defendant Ann Rawnsley was involved in a two-car accident which resulted in sufficient injuries that she was removed to Miami Valley Hospital by ambulance.  Injuries to...

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DaytonDUI, Defending a Breath Test Case

"I'll Huff and I'll Puff and Blow Your House Down" Did you know that your breathing pattern can significantly alter the concentration of alcohol on your evidential breath test?  According to scientific research, "[t]he subject's test manner of breathing just prior to providing breath for analysis can significantly alter the concentration of alcohol in the resulting exhalation." (Jones, 1982, Schoknecht, 1989) as cited in Physiological Aspecs of Breath-Alcohol Measurement, Alcohol Drugs & Driving Vol. 6, No. 2, A.W. Jones.Hyperventilation "...

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“Hiding the Ball” in Ohio DUI Cases

ODH and the Disappearing Intoxilyzer 8000 RecordsOne of the proposed benefits of the adoption of the Intoxilyzer 8000 was to be the consolidation of breath test records in one place.  Previously, breath test records were maintained by the individual police departments.  Implementation and maintenance of the Intoxilyzer 8000 is the responsibility of the Ohio Department of Health and specifically the ODH's Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Testing.  The Ohio Department of Health has started a web site containing all information about breath tests in the state, called the Breath Instrument Data Center. [HERE]  Records were to be available on-line and...

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The Reality of an Ohio DUI Arrest

You are out to dinner with friends and you decide to have a couple of beers.  On the way home you see police lights in your rearview mirror.  The officer approaches and says, “I noticed that your license plate light was not working.”  You remember that the news announced a major “saturation patrol” was taking place and that officers were pulling people over for any conceivable reason.  You tell the officer that you only had a couple of beers.   “Sir, could you please step out of the car.”  The officer puts you through a series of difficult, confusing and humiliating...

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DUI Case Law Update: State v. Houck

 State v. Houck, 2011-Ohio-6359, In State v. Houck, the Fifth District Court of Appeals upheld a decision of the lower court on defendant's Motion to Suppress.  The issue involved an arrest for OVI which was made after an officer alleged the defendant was weaving within his lanes and crossing the center line ONCE.  Just one problem.  When the video was viewed at the motion to suppress hearing, no weaving and no crossing of the center line was observed.  "In this case, the video tape introduced at trial affirmatively demonstrates Appellee’s vehicle did not appear to swerve back and forth and does not...

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You Have The Right To Remain Silent

We frequently encounter jurisdictions that conduct "interviews" with a suspect following an arrest.  These interviews are carefully crafted checklists that gather incriminating statements related to the elements of the crime and further attempt to limit mitigating factors which your attorney may later wish to assert.  The questions typically seek to establish that the suspect was "operating" the vehicle.  Officers will also ask what the person had to eat and drink, when, where and how much.  Medical issues, mental issues, eye health, and other questions seek to limit the suspect's ability to later assert a defense to the clues of impairment...

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St. Patrick’s Day OVI Checkpoints in Clark, Greene, Montgomery & Shelby Counties

This is going to be an active weekend for law enforcement with every jurisdiction reporting increased patrols.  There will also be OVI checkpoints in Greene, Clark, Shelby and two in Montgomery County.  Details of the locations and times will be updated at this blog posting as we get them [so check back often].  Here's what we know so far:Clark County (Springfield):  There will be an OVI checkpoint operated tonight from 6pm until 10pm at St. Rt. 40 and St. Rt. 68 in Springfield.  The checkpoint is in conjunction with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Clark County Combined DUI...

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Yellow Springs Mayor’s Court

Twice a month David Foubert, Mayor of Yellow Springs, holds court. The Yellow Springs Mayor's Court hears misdemeanor offenses that occur in the jurisdiction of the Yellow Springs Police Department.  The Yellow Springs Mayor's Court is held in the Byron Community Center, located at 100 Dayton Street just adjacent to downtown Yellow Springs.  The Byron Community Center also houses the Yellow Springs Police Department, which can be reached at: Non-Emergency: (937) 767-7206 or at dispatch@yso.com. For inquiries regarding court appearances, fine and costs amounts, court procedures and other court matters, you may call the Clerk of Court's office at (937) 767-3400. ...

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Ohio DUI Law: Your Right To A Speedy Trial

Your right to a speedy and public trial is enshrined in the Bill of Rights.  The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides, "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of...

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