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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "dui" (Page 6)

Traffic Fatalities In Ohio On The Rise

As of Sunday, there were 665 traffic fatalities in Ohio. By mid-August 2014, there were 571 confirmed fatalities due to traffic crashes, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. This trend is happening all over the country. According to the National Safety Council, the United States had a 14 percent spike in traffic fatalities during the first half of the year. The Illinois-based organization said that about 19,000 people died in traffic crashes through June, up from 16,180 for the same period in 2014. It should also be noted that these statistics do not take into account two of the years more...

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DUI Defense: How Much Do You Know About Drugs?

One of the most important aspects of modern DUI defense is knowing how to defend the alleged drug-impaired driver.  With increased focus on the drugged driver, DUI attorneys must have good resources at their disposal.  One of the best resources I have found is the Drug Enforcement Agency's Drugs of Abuse Resource Guide. It gives up-to-date information about both illegal and prescription drugs and allows you to explore effects and interactions.As one of the first Drug Recognition Expert trained DUI defense attorneys, I have manual after manual that gives detailed information about drug interaction.  I know the methodology law enforcement employs...

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Don’t Speak English? The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests Are Unfair!

If you have a client who does not speak english (or "cop english"), or if you have a client that does not hear well, they should not be considered impaired if they cannot follow the officer's instructions during the standardized field sobriety tests.The National Sobriety Testing Resource Center has put out a study, Impediments to Testing: The Impact of Hearing Impairment and Language Barriers on the Field Sobriety Testing Function which shows exactly how unfair the standardized field sobriety tests are under these conditions. This study states that all officers conducting field sobriety tests at roadside should know the availability of deaf interpreters. ...

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DUI Attorney Strategies – Know The Science!

Here is a tool that every DUI attorney should have in their arsenal.  It is a study entitled, Absorption, Distribution and Elimination of Alcohol: Highway Safety Aspects and it has a number of facts that a jury should know:The time that elapses between the driving of the car and the time of the chemical test can produce significantly different blood alcohol concentrations. The time that passes from the end of the alcohol intake until the peak alcohol concentration varies from 14 to 138 minutes in one study, to 12 to 166 minutes in another study. It is impossible to convert the alcohol concentration of...

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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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Dayton OVI Checkpoint (May 29, 2015)

There will be a Dayton OVI checkpoint tonight beginning at 10 p.m.  You can learn about future checkpoints before they happen by signing up for Dayton OVI checkpoint alerts. The Dayton Police Department, along with members of the Combined Agency OVI Task Force of Montgomery County, will hold the sobriety checkpoint in the area of Wayne Avenue and Wyoming Street.  Unlike other recent Dayton OVI checkpoints, there is no indication that this will be a NO-REFUSAL/FORCED BLOOD DRAW checkpoint.We provide this information because if you plan ahead, you can avoid the embarrassment and potential heartache of a DUI arrest.  Call my 24...

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Dayton DUI Wishes You a Happy Memorial Day Holiday

"Poor is the country that has no heroes.  But beggared is the people who having them forgets." -Col. Wm. A. Jones III, Medal of Honor Recipient-As you pause to remember those who have died in our nation's service, have a safe and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend.  If you find yourself in need of representation resulting from a DUI arrest, contact Charles M. Rowland II at 937-318-1DUI (318-1384) or 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263). ...

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It Is Prom OVI Season – Talk To Your Kids!

Prom OVI season is here! That means that Mothers Against Drunk Driving and their partners in law enforcement have begun the annual Prom enforcement blitz.  In addition to tuxedos, ugly wrist corsages and the awkward pictures; make sure you talk to your teen about managing a police encounter.MADD has shifted its focus away from its singular mission of preventing drunk driving, to include an effort to curb underage drinking.  The Prom OVI enforcement is used in conjunction with their efforts at instilling fear amongst parents who may provide alcohol to minors in their home.  This initiative has been aided by a national...

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Kettering Municipal Court – What Do I Plead?

On its site, the Kettering Municipal Court offers an explanation of the three possible pleas you may enter in your case.   The court states as follows: Pleas You May Enter and Your Rights Under These PleasYou may choose to enter any of these pleas when you appear before the Judge:NOT GUILTY PLEABy pleading NOT GUILTY, you are denying the charge. The prosecution will be required to prove its case against you beyond a reasonable doubt at a trial. THE TRIAL WILL BE SET FOR A LATER DATE.If the offense you are charged with carries the potential for jail time as...

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