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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "DUI Court Process" (Page 30)

Find the Right Ohio Attorney: A Guide From the Ohio Supreme Court

Supreme Court of Ohio today [Nov. 12, 2009] released a publication that provides practical information about the lawyer-client relationship for Ohioans considering hiring an attorney. A joint project of the Supreme Court’s Clients’ Security Fund and Commission on Professionalism, the guide is intended to promote the public’s confidence in the integrity of the legal profession in Ohio.It is hoped that Ohioans use this guide with its easy-to-understand terms for help in finding a lawyer, what to expect after hiring a lawyer, how to avoid problems in the lawyer-client relationship, and what steps to take if problems do occur. The guide also contains...

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DUI Trial Tactics: Evidence Rule 701 & 702

Image by srqpix via FlickrOn December 1, 2000 amendments to Rule 701 of the Federal Rules of Evidence were passed which may have significant impact on drunk driving representation in Ohio.  The amendment zeros in on the difference between lay opinion testimony (governed by Ev.R. 701) and expert opinion testimony (governed by Ev.R. 702).  Many who find themselves in the DUI motion practice have seen the lines between expert and lay person blurred.  Most often the trial court will allow in "lay expert" opinion of the arresting officer.  The amendment goes directly to that issue.  The new...

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Drug Testing for Children; Is this a good idea?

Image by Rob Shenk via FlickrSchools in Crawford County, Ohio, have implemented a random drug test policy for students involved in sports and extra-curricular activities. Five of the six districts in the County now permit the random testing. Surprisingly, many students have joined administrators and teachers in supporting the effort. Officials from the sixth district say the issue requires further consideration before it can be adopted, but they are not totally opposed to the choice.The U.S. Supreme Court has confirmed the legality of student drug testing in public schools in two separate split decisions. In each case, the majority has agreed...

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Dayton Sobriety Checkpoint is a Bust

Image via WikipediaThe sobriety checkpoint Friday, Oct. 30 on North Dixie Drive produced only three arrests for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.  Other citations included nine charges for driving under suspension or without a license, and 21 other violations, including traffic, seat belt and child restraint issues.The checkpoint was set up from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Montgomery County Combined Agency O.V.I. Task Force, and included saturation patrols in the area surrounding the checkpoint. The sheriff’s office and task force plan extra patrols throughout the Halloween...

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No DUI/OVI Checkpoints Tonight for Dayton, Fairborn, Beavercreek, Springfield or Xenia, Ohio

Image by Renegade98 via FlickrI have checked with WHIO News, the Greene County Ohio State Highway Patrol Post, the Montgomery County Ohio State Highway Patrol Post, the Clark County Ohio State Highway Patrol Post, the Greene County Sheriff and all the other media sources.  All report that there will be no sobriety checkpoints this weekend (Oct 23-25).You can keep abreast of all checkpoints in the Miami Valley by following me on Twitter: www.twitter.com/DaytonDUI.  Have a safe weekend! ...

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DUI Enhancements Upheld by Ohio’s High Court

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] Image via Wikipedia[/caption]2007-2295.  State v. Hoover, Slip Opinion No. 2009-Ohio-4993. Union App. No. 14-07-11, 173 Ohio App.3d 487, 2007-Ohio-5773.  Judgment affirmed in part and reversed in part. Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor, Lanzinger, and Cupp, JJ., concur. Moyer, C.J., and Pfeifer and O'Donnell, JJ., dissent. Opinion: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/0/2009/2009-Ohio-4993.pdf(Sept. 30, 2009) The Supreme Court of Ohio today upheld as constitutional a state law that imposes 10 additional days of mandatory jail time on a driver with a prior DUI conviction if that person refuses to take a chemical test after being arrested for a subsequent DUI violation. The Court’s 4-3 majority decision, authored by...

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Is Binge Drinking a College Epidemic?

Image by animakitty via FlickrMany thanks to Dr. David J. Hanson at the Sociology Departmet at SUNY for this great information:Is binge drinking is an epidemic problem on college campuses in Dayton?Fact: Binge drinking is clinically and commonly viewed as a period of extended intoxication lasting at least several days during which time the binger drops out of usual life activities. Few university students engage in such bingeing behavior. However, a number sometimes consume at least four drinks in day (or at least five for men). Although many of these young people may...

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Ohio Speed Traps Amongst Worst

The National Motorists Association (NMA) released its list of the top seven locations to avoid over the Labor Day holiday.  This year, the drivers' rights group highlighted areas where heightened use of automated ticketing machines threaten those who are just passing through.Chicago, Illinois The Windy City's network of red light cameras operated by a for-profit Australian company, combined with short yellow warning times at intersections, has already generated $110 million worth of tickets. The city plans to double the installations and push the total impact of all taxes and fines on ...

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