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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "Illegal drug trade"

Ruling Could Doom Ohio Stoned Driving Rules

 Stoned driving laws took a hit this week when Arizona ruled that per se limits on marijuana could not be applied.Ohio has adopted a draconian impairment law that punishes drivers for having a metabolite of marijuana in their system.  In effect that means that you are stoned driving if you smoke or ingest marijuana the metabolite "hydroxy-THC" that will remain in your body long after the "high" has dissipated.  This means that you may be "impaired" for purposes of the law, but not in any way be impaired by the drug.  If you visit Colorado to legally use recreational marijuana...

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DUI & Drug Trafficking Cases In Ohio

More and more, we are seeing an increase in drug trafficking cases.  The Ohio State Highway Patrol has become much more aggressive in using a traffic stop as a pretense to do an extensive search for illegal drugs.  These stops frequently turn a minor traffic violation case into a trafficking, distribution or possession of drugs case.  We expect more of these cases as the Ohio State Highway Patrol begins implementation of the Drug Recognition Expert protocol.The analysis of a drug trafficking case is very similar to the approach we take to an impaired driving case.  What that means is that...

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Ohio Drug Laws And College Students

If you attend college in Ohio you need to know Ohio Drug Laws and how they can get you in trouble. Selling or distributing illicit drugs: O.R.C. Section 2925.03 prohibits any person from selling or offering to sell any controlled substance, preparing or packaging any controlled substance for sale, or distributing any controlled substances.  Anyone who violates this statute is guilty of drug trafficking. Violation of this statute is a felony, the level of which depends on the specific criteria set forth in Section 2925.03(C), including type and weight of drug. The minimum penalty for a fifth degree felony can include 6...

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Ohio OVI Law: Impairment by Drugs of Abuse

Image via WikipediaOhio Revised Code 4511.19(A)(1)(j) prohibits the operation of a vehicle under the influence of any of the following controlled substances: amphetamine, cocaine, cocaine metabolite, heroin, heroin metabolite (6-monoacetyl morphine), L.S.D., marijuana, marijuana metabolite, methamphetamine, phencyclidine, salvia divinorum, or salvinorin A.  The statute sets forth statutorily prohibited concentrations of each of the drugs set forth above.  For impairment purposes, "drugs of abuse" is defined  as set forth in Ohio Revised Code 3719.01 which includes not only illegal drugs and/or controlled substances  but also includes harmful intoxicants under Ohio Revised Code 2925.01(I) and dangerous drugs under Ohio...

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Marijuana, a primer from NHTSA

Image via Wikipedia Mark Babb provides complete representation to the defendant accused of drug trafficking, drug possession or any drug-related charge. Contact Mark Babb for a free consultation at 937-879-9542. Cannabis / Marijuana ( Δ 9 -Tetrahydrocannabinol, THC)Marijuana is a green or gray mixture of dried shredded flowers and leaves of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. Hashish consists of resinous secretions of the cannabis plant. Dronabinol (synthetic THC) is a light yellow resinous oil.Learn about Ohio's laws on Marijuana and driving under the influence in our video. Synonyms: Cannabis, marijuana, pot, reefer, buds, grass, weed, dope, ganja, herb, boom, gangster, Mary Jane, sinsemilla, shit,...

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Forensic Science and Fingerprints

Image via CrunchBaseWith a new analytical technique, a fingerprint can now reveal much more than the identity of a person. It can now also identify what the person has been touching drugs, explosives or poisons, for example.Writing in Friday’s issue of the journal Science, R. Graham Cooks, a professor of chemistry at PurdueUniversity, and his colleagues describe how a laboratory technique known as mass spectrometry could find a wider application in crime investigations.The equipment to perform such tests is already commercially available, although expensive. Smaller, cheaper, portable versions are probably only a couple...

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