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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "Miami Valley" (Page 7)

Drunk Driving Defense: Sleep Deprivation

Drunk Driving Defense or Sleep Deprivation?Imagine that you come across a person who acts confused, their appearance is disheveled, their eyes are bloodshot and they have an odor of alcohol on their breath.  Are they drunk?What I just described is a person who worked for 17 straight hours at a physically and mentally taxing job.  Instead of going home, he stopped by a co-worker's party, had one beer and then proceeded home.  He was stopped a police officer and arrested for drunk driving.A chronic sleep-restricted state can cause fatigue, daytime sleepiness, clumsiness and weight loss or weight gain  It adversely affects the brain and cognitive...

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Montgomery County OVI Checkpoint (April 25, 2014)

Trotwood police, along with the Dayton police and Montgomery County Sheriff's Office are all teaming up Friday night for a Montgomery County OVI checkpoint targeting drivers in the 1000 block of Shiloh Springs Road in Trotwood, Ohio.  The checkpoint started at 7pm, near the 1000 block of Shiloh Springs Road. Learn about future Montgomery County OVI Checkpoints ahead of time.  If you want to receive updated OVI checkpoint info,  enhanced traffic enforcement, saturation patrols and other important developments that affect you, sign up for text alerts on the main page of this blog.  OVI checkpoint alerts will be sent directly to your mobile...

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OVI Checkpoints in Springdale, Hamilton and Cincinnati Tonight.

There are three OVI checkpoints planned for Ohioans in the City of Hamilton, Cincinnati and Springdale.Springdale: A checkpoint will be held in the 11700 block of Springfield Pike. Operations will begin at 11:30 p.m. Friday and end at 3 a.m. Saturday morning. Cincinnati: A checkpoint will be held in the 2000 block of Harrison Avenue. The checkpoint will begin at 9 p.m. Friday and end at 1 a.m. Saturday. City of Hamilton: The checkpoint will be held on State Route 129 from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. You can sign up to receive alerts for future OVI checkpoints in Springdale, Cincinnati, or Hamilton...

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Ohio Traffic Law and Google Glass

 Ohio Traffic Law has yet to weigh in on the issue, but other states are creating speed bumps for Google Glass.Lawmakers in New York and New Jersey and in at least six other states across the country believe the devices are dangerous when used by drivers. Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (D-Bronx) has introduced one of three bills in Albany that would prohibit drivers from using Glass or similar devices. His bill, however, would go even further. ...

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Ohio Supreme Court Rules on DUI Motion To Suppress Issue

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled on a DUI Motion to Suppress issue in State v. Codeluppi, 2012-Ohio-5812.In August of 2011, Officer Ryan M. Young of the North Ridgeville Police Department stopped Ms. Codeluppi on Lorain Road for driving 53 m.p.h. in a 35 m.p.h. zone.  When Officer Young walked to the driver’s window of Ms. Codeluppi’s car, he smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the interior of the car. Following an investigation and administration of standardized field sobriety tests, the defendant was arrested for OVI.In her motion to suppress, Ms. Codeluppi asserted that: the officer lacked sufficient reasonable grounds...

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Clark County OVI Checkpoint April 18, 2014

The Clark County OVI Task Force will be operating an OVI checkpoint in Clark County tonight (April 18th).  The Checkpoint will begin at 7:00 pm and will be located  on W. First Street in Springfield. Want to learn about future checkpoints? Get alerts to your phone!If you want to receive updated information on sobriety checkpoints,  enhanced traffic enforcement, saturation patrols and other important developments that affect you, sign up for text alerts on the main page of this blog.  OVI checkpoint alerts will be sent directly to your mobile device/smartphone in the location you choose in the Miami Valley.  In the past month we have...

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Do You Offer Free DUI Consultation?

We offer a free DUI consultation because the most important decision you will make in defending your case will be hiring the right DUI attorney.  Here is a common sense guide to making the most of your time.You should walk out of your free DUI consultation confident in the knowledge that you have spoken to someone who has real experience defending DUI cases.  Ask the following and, if you don’t get straight answers, get up and leave: Have you ever tried a DUI case to a jury?  Have you ever tried a felony DUI case?  Have you ever tried a “test” case...

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Intoxilyzer 8000: The More You Blow

The Intoxilyzer 8000 is Ohio's breath testing device in DUI cases.  One of the major flaws of the machine is that its testing protocol can result in inflated tests. The more you blow, the higher it goes.Wondering Should you blow? Attorney explains in this video. The protocol for the Intoxilyzer 8000 in Ohio requires that you produce merely 1.1 liters of breath, less than the amount of air required to fill a two liter pop bottle.  The average adult can exhale between three and four liters of air.  If you are unlucky enough to be tested on this machine, the police...

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Phase Two: The Personal Contact Phase

An officer's decision to arrest for DUI involves three steps: observing the vehicle in motion, observing the driver during a personal contact phase, and administering field sobriety tests.  Evidence is collected at each stage.  If, after conducting all three phases, the officer believes probable cause exists that you are impaired, you will then be arrested.  Probable cause is a flexible, common-sense standard. It merely requires that the facts available to the officer would 'warrant a man of reasonable caution in the belief,' Carroll v. United States, 267 U.S. 132, 162 (1925), that you are impaired; it does not demand any showing that...

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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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