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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "Miami Valley" (Page 13)

Standardized Field Sobriety Tests: They Don’t Work

The National Highway Safety and Traffic Administration’s standardized field sobriety tests were developed based on a 1977 study. The subjects of this study had blood alcohol content levels ranging from zero to .15 percent. Though there was such a large different between the test subjects, there was a 47 percent error rate in determining a person’s impairment after administering the standardized field sobriety tests. 47%! This means that almost half of the people were misidentified by police officers as being drunk when in fact they were not. What is worse, one of the researchers agreed that the tests are problematic...

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Is Your DUI Attorney The Cleanest Pig In The Pen?

"Well, aren't you just the cleanest pig in the pen?"That was my father's reaction when I relayed to him what I considered to be a fine piece of attorney-ing.  I was a new lawyer assigned a high-profile home invasion robbery case.  The newspaper detailed that my client faced decades behind bars if convicted.After plea negotiations with the prosecuting attorney I was able to secure a plea to one felony count and an agreed sentence of "only" five years in prison.  I was proud of the work I'd done and felt that my client was lucky to have me.  I  also...

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Vandalia Municipal Court’s Alcohol Diversion Program

Vandalia Municipal Court maintains an Alcohol Diversion Program, which according to the record is the only remaining judicially-established alcohol diversion program in Ohio. State v. Webb, 2012-Ohio-2962.  Individuals charged with a first offense OVI face a review by the city prosecutor.  If the prosecutor deems the charge to be worthy of consideration for the Alcohol Diversion Program, then the case is sent to the Vandalia Municipal Court Probation Department.  There, the offender is further screened for eligibility by the probation staff.  If, after receiving a recommendation from both the prosecutor and the probation screening, the offender is required to enter a conditional...

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Mason OVI Attorney, Charles M. Rowland II

Mason OVI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II is ready to defend your case.  If you were cited or the incident happened in the city of Mason or Deerfield Township, your case will be in Mason Municipal Court.  You will appear before Judge D. Andrew Batsche at 5950 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason, Ohio 45040.  You can reach the court at (513) 398-7901.  The Court operates between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and  4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The Court allow On-Line Payments and access to Public Records/Case Look-Up.Mason OVI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Miami Valley and...

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Prescription Drug Addiction in Ohio; Where to Get Help

There is a public health epidemic in Ohio due to the use of opiate-based prescription painkillers.  Over the last decade the abuse of prescription drugs, a medical and legal crackdown have led to an increase in the use of heroin.  According to the Ohio Department of Drug & Alcohol Service, there are 67 pills for every man, woman and child in Ohio with the vast majority of Ohio homes having some form of a drug that may be abused.  Drug overdoses are at an all time high, averaging four deaths a day.  45 percent of the overdose deaths are attributable...

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Babb & Rowland: Springfield’s DUI Law Firm

We are proud to be Springfield's DUI Law Firm! Babb & Rowland, Springfield's DUI Law Firm, is proudly located in Fairborn, Ohio at 2190 Dayton-Yellow Springs Dr.  You can find us at Exit 20 (the Fairborn High School Exit) just off I-675.  Our offices are conveniently located near our Clark County clients and just a 10-15 minute drive from downtown Springfield.  You can find us on the web at www.SpringfieldDUI.com or www.SpringfieldOVI.com.  Charles M. Rowland II has regularly appeared in the Clark County Municipal Court representing the accused drunk driver since 1995.  We can lay claim to the title "Springfield's DUI Law...

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Making Bail In An OVI Case

Making bail in an OVI case is one of the first concerns you may have in your OVI case.  When you are arrested for OVI in Ohio, the police have the discretion to release you or to hold you in a local jail. If you are released, you are given a court date and it is your responsibility to show up at the designated time and place so that your case can proceed.  Failure to do so will result in an arrest warrant being issued.  The time and place of your appearance appears at the bottom of your ticket.  There you...

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DUI Science: Gas Chromatography

Gas chromatography mass spectrometry (hereinafter GCMS) is the most reliable method for alcohol testing in blood and urine and has become the accepted gold standard in forensic toxicology.  Gas chromatography specificity for ethanol (drinking alcohol) is very good and this method can also identify and quantify other organic or interfering substances such as methanol and isopropanol. The two commonly used techniques for analyzing the gases are “direct injection” and “headspace analysis.”  The devise works by utilizing a flow-through tube known as the column.  The different chemicals in the sample pass via a gas stream at different rates depending on their interaction with the column’s...

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Drink Like Dionysus

If you could wander around the Aegean coast around 700 B.C. you would find an abundance of alcohol; wine specifically.  The libation was a mainstay of Hellenistic society and it was used to honor the gods, as currency, as medicine, as a thirst-quencher (and to get drunk).  In fact, using alcohol was considered a civic duty in Athens.  At great gatherings and feasts officials, known as oinoptai made sure that the wine was distributed fairly.  By showing the citizens that government could be trusted with something as important as wine, the Greeks ushered in demokratia or "people power" and entered...

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Disorderly Conduct While Intoxicated, ORC 2917.11

The crime of disorderly conduct while intoxicated is a violation of O.R.C. 2917.11.  The crime of disorderly conduct is also know, and often charged, as public intoxication.  This broadly defined crime can be charged as a minor misdemeanor carrying a maximum fine of $150.00 and no jail time or as a 4th degree misdemeanor carrying a maximum punishment of 30 days in jail and a $250.00 fine.  Disorderly conduct while intoxicated can be defined as anyone who is voluntarily intoxicated and engages in one of the circumstances described below:In public or in front of two other people, behaves in a...

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