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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "Miami Valley" (Page 14)

Springfield OVI & The Clark County OVI Task Force

The Clark County OVI Task Force is a coalition of 13 area agencies formed last year following a $136,000 grant from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office.  The task force is made up of the Health District, Springfield Police Division, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Highway Patrol, Ohio Department of Transportation, Clark County EMA, Springfield Fire and Rescue Box 27, Ohio Investigative Unit and police departments in North Hampton, Enon, South Charleston, Tremont City and German Twp.  The Clark County OVI Task Force is very active, routinely operating OVI checkpoints in and around Springfield.  Recently, the Clark County OVI Task Force has operated OVI checkpoints in...

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Will I Be Required To Use Restricted Plates (A.K.A Party Plates)?

When will you be required to use restricted plates?If you thought that public shaming was a barbaric practice relegated to the distant past, you have not been driving through Ohio.  Ohio was the first state in the country to adopt a form of public humiliation by adopting special license plates (called restricted plates) for drunk driving offenders.  Use of the “scarlet letter” restricted plates became mandatory in 2004. O.R.C. 4507.02(F)(2) and 4503.231.  These bright yellow restricted plates with prominent red lettering (often referred to as "party plates") are an indelible record of your offense and will not be easily forgotten...

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Charles M. Rowland II, Clark County OVI Attorney

Clark County OVI Attorney Charles M. Rowland has been representing the accused drunk driver since 1995. The Clark County OVI Task Force is a coalition of 13 area agencies.  The task force is made up of the Health District, Springfield Police Division, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Highway Patrol, Ohio Department of Transportation, Clark County EMA, Springfield Fire and Rescue Box 27, Ohio Investigative Unit and police departments in North Hampton, Enon, South Charleston, Tremont City and German Twp.  The Clark County OVI Task Force regularly conducts OVI checkpoints in Springfield, Enon and other locations in Clark County.If you have been arrested for OVI anywhere in Clark County,...

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What Are (And What Are Not) Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

The dream of implementing Standardized Field Sobriety Tests has long been a goal of law enforcement.  Extensive government testing was begun in the 1970's to determine a scientifically valid way of helping police officers detect intoxication in drivers under suspicion of drunk driving.  Prior to this undertaking, officers were doing their best to gather evidence of drunk driving, or simply not arresting for the offense due to the difficulty of proving impairment in court.  Some more ingenious tests included throwing coins on ground; if the suspect could pick them up without falling over, they must be sober.  Other popular tests that...

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Piqua OVI Attorney, Charles M. Rowland II

People looking for a Piqua OVI Attorney should check out  www.PiquaDUI.com.Piqua OVI attorney, Charles M. Rowalnd II has been representing people accused of drunk driving since 1995 and regularly appears in all Miami County Courts.  PiquaDUI.com was developed to provide practical information regarding Piqua‘s tough drunk driving law. There you will find information on DUI (now called OVI) law in theMiami County Municipal Court and in the Miami County Common Pleas Court.  The Judges who will hear your case in the Miami County Municipal Court are the Honorable Elizabeth S. Gutman and the Honorable Gary Nasal. Judge Gutman’s office can be reached at (937) 440-3936. Judge Nasal’s...

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Ohio’s Underage Drinking Law (Party Smart)

Ohio's Underage Drinking Law (also known as Underage Possession, Minor in Possession, Underage Consumption) prohibits anyone under the age of 21 from purchasing, possessing or consuming alcohol prior to your 21st birthday.  A violation of this law is a first degree misdemeanor which can subject you to a maximum six month jail sentence and a maximum $1,000 fine.Is this unfair? Yes Is this hypocritical? Yes Is this bad public policy? Yes Would I like to see it changed? YesYou may also violate Ohio's Underage Drinking Law by being the host.  A social host or home owner risks being fined and imprisoned when he/she...

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DaytonDUI: Dayton’s DUI Law Firm

If you are searching for a DUI law firm in Dayton, you've come to the right place.The DUI law firm of Babb & Rowland, LLC was founded in 2013 as an extension of the practices of Charles M. Rowland II and Mark Babb.  An attorney since 1995, Charles Rowland dedicates his practice exclusively to representing the accused drunk driver and has worked to amass more credentials than any attorney in his field.  Here are just a few advantages to hiring the Dayton's DUI law firm.Graduated magna cum laude from Wright State University as a University Honors Scholar with a B.A....

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Drugged Driving: Roadside Saliva Tests

We have written about Ohio law enforcement's focus on drugged driving.  In particular, the Ohio State Highway Patrol has invested heavily in training officers in the Drug Recognition Expert protocol.  There are but a handful of police officers that after years of being on the road receive Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) training. Until recently, there were no approved portable roadside testers. This recently changed with Dräger offering into the market it’s newest device, the Dräger DrugTest ® 5000. It is a portable drug testing device that officers can use at roadside. It is based upon collecting oral fluid (mixed saliva)...

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Vandalia OVI checkpoint (September 13, 2013)

Vandalia OVI Checkpoint along US 40 If you live in Vandalia, be prepared for an OVI sobriety checkpoint.  The Vandalia Police Department, in conjunction with the Montgomery County OVI Task Force and the Ohio State Highway Patrol, announced today that a Vandalia OVI checkpoint will be held from 8 p.m. today to 2 a.m. Friday along US 40, just east of the airport access road near Beau Townsend Ford in Vandalia.  In addition to the Vandalia OVI checkpoint, the Clark County OVI Task Force has announced that they will be conducting an OVI checkpoint in Springfield Township (see previous post). The Vandalia OVI checkpoint will be accompanied by...

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Springfield Township OVI Checkpoint (Sept. 13, 2013)

Springfield Township OVI Checkpoint Tonight There will be a Springfield Township OVI checkpoint tonight on Upper Valley Pike north of Shrine Road.  The Springfield Township OVI checkpoint will be in operation from 7:30 p.m. until 11 p.m., the Clark County OVI Task Force announced.  The checkpoint detail will include members of the county sheriff’s office, Springfield police, the Ohio Highway Patrol, Enon police, Box 27 from Springfield Fire Rescue, the county health department and the county Emergency Management Agency.If you want to receive updated information on Springfield Township OVI checkpoint,  enhanced traffic enforcement, saturation patrols and other important developments that affect you, sign up...

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