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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "DUI Court Process" (Page 3)

Entering A Plea – What Are Your Options?

Entering a plea. Your first appearance is called an arraignment. At this hearing the judge is seeking to determine how your case will proceed. When your case is called in court you will be required to enter one of the following:GUILTY - If you feel you are guilty. The matter will be disposed of and the court may proceed to sentencing immediately. NOT GUILTY - If you feel you are not guilty or if you are in doubt. If you enter a plea of not guilty your case will then be continued to a later date for trial or other disposition. NO CONTEST...

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A Small Way To Curtail Policing For Profit

Policing for profit is the practice of using the tools of the judiciary (police, municipal courts, probation) to generate revenue for the municipality.  It comes in the form of red-light cameras, speed cameras, license plate readers, speed traps, heavy police traffic enforcement, civil asset forfeitures, high fines and other revenue generating practices. The price of this hidden tax falls most heavily upon the poor who are more likely to find themselves unable to pay and subsequently jailed for minor offenses. It happens here in Ohio and has been addressed by the Ohio Supreme Court.In Ohio, more than 300 "mayor's courts"...

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Franklin Municipal Court Drug Court Is Coming

Judge Rupert E. Ruppert of the Franklin Municipal Court will soon be implementing a drug and a mental health docket. The decision follows a decision by the Warren County Commission to hire a full-time magistrate to help implement the new dockets.  Greg Demos was picked by Judge Ruppert to be the Court's Magistrate. The plan is to have both of the programs up and running by June. The Franklin Municipal Court, like many courts in the Miami Valley, has been dealing with an increase in heroin cases in Franklin, Carlisle and Franklin Township. [see DDN story]We will report whether or not...

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Ohio DUI Defense – What Books Do You Need?

Ohio DUI defense includes having the right materials to prepare your case for trial.  There are 14 NHTSA police training manuals that are specific to an DUI/OVI case.  They are:NHTSA DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing - Instructor Manual NHTSA DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing - Participant Manual NHTSA Drug Recognition Expert 2-Day Pre-School - Instructor Manual NHTSA Drug Recognition Expert 2-Day Pre-School - Participant Manual NHTSA Drug Recognition Expert 7-Day School - Instructor Manual NHTSA Drug Recognition Expert 7-Day School - Student Manual NHTSA Drugs that Impair Driving - Instructor Manual NHTSA Drugs that Impair Driving - Student Manual NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing...

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What Is The Rule of Law?

We often hear how, in order for society to function, we must uphold the "Rule of Law." But what does this mean? In one of its most simple constructions, it means that we are to be ruled by laws, not the whims of humans.  Traditionally, the rule of law has the following precepts:The government, its agents and private entities such as banking institutions and corporations are accountable to legal authority. The laws of the land are accessible, reasonably understood, stable and just; they are applied evenly so as to protect the safety of the citizens and allow for the freedom to...

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How To Properly Evaluate A Plea Offer

We have all seen this scenario: An attorney triumphantly bounds out of a prosecutor's office and announced that he or she just got the best plea offer ever!  But is it?When evaluating a plea offer keep in mind the "Cleanest Pig In The Pen Fallacy."   As attorneys, often justify our actions, our plea deals and our advice based on what we have seen other attorneys do and experience. Often, this knowledge is invaluable and can save clients from making horrible misjudgments of their situation.  We base our decisions on the context, providing our clients with a risk assessment based...

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Mandatory Appearances In The Kettering Municipal Court

Some people who are charged with an OVI in the Kettering Municipal Court think that they can skip their first appearance. This is not the case.  Many traffic and some criminal citations are payable in the Clerk’s Office and do not require a court appearance in front of the judge. These are called “waiverable” citations. You can choose to appear before the judge on your court date for these citations. Or, you can choose to waive your right to a hearing in court, plead guilty and pay your costs and fines for these citations in the Clerk’s Office. Waiverable citations...

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Xenia DUI Attorney: How To Dress For The Xenia Municipal Court

If you plan on visiting the Xenia Municipal Court, make sure that you are dressed appropriately.  Here are the rules for courtroom attire and conduct that the court lists on its website. Read our Xenia OVI guide for a full overview if you've been arrested for OVI or DUI. Courtroom Attire & Conduct: To maintain respect for, and the dignity of, courtroom proceedings, the following guidelines apply:Proper dress is required for all court appearances. While no list can cover every situation, examples of improper clothing would include: short shorts; short skirts; tank tops; halter tops; clothing where undergarments are showing; sleeveless...

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Centerville DUI – Centerville OVI

If you are arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Centerville, your Centerville DUI will be heard in the Kettering Municipal Court.  Presiding over all Centerville misdemeanor DUI cases in the Kettering Municipal Court is the Honorable Fred Dressel and the Honorable James Long. Small claims are heard by Richard Boucher, attorney-at-law. The elected Clerk of Courts is Andrea White.  Here is some useful contact information: Kettering Municipal Court 2325 Wilmington Pike Kettering OH 45420 www.ketteringmunicipalcourt.org (937) 296-2466 (937) 296-3284 (Fax) Clerk of Courts (937) 296-2461 (937) 534-7017 (Fax) Open Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30PM For a listing of important links about Centerville and the Miami Valley, please visit HERE....

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Montgomery County DUI Information On-Line

If you are looking for Montgomery County DUI information on-line, please follow the links below.  Since most DUI cases are heard in a municipal court, included first are all of the Montgomery County Municipal Courts.  If your charge includes a felony charge, it will be within the jurisdiction of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. You can find Common Pleas information on the PRO system at the following link:  http://www.clerk.co.montgomery.oh.us/pro/ Follow the links below for the municipal court on-line records:Eastern and Western Division Municipal Courts PRO System http://www.mccountycourts.org/PROIf you need specific information about any court, please give us a call at (937)...

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