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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "Ohio DUI Defense" (Page 2)

Alcohol Is A Central Nervous System Depressant

Alcohol is classified as a Central Nervous System Depressant for its effects on the human body.  It is listed as such for purposes of DUI investigations in the 2013 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (hereinafter NHTSA) "DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing" Participant Guide. See NHTSA, HS 178 R5/13.  CNS Depressant type drugs (see below) slow down the operations of the brain, and usually depress the heartbeat, respiration, and many other processes controlled by the brain. The most familiar and ubiquitous Central Nervous System Depressant is alcohol. Other Depressants of the Central Nervous System include:• Barbiturates (such as Secobarbital (Seconal), and Pentobarbital...

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Ohio Felony DUI Law: Aggravated Vehicular Homicide

The most tragic cases we handle are cases involving a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide.Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, O.R.C. 2903.06,  is a crime that results from the death of another caused by the defendant’s operating a vehicle while impaired (a violation of R.C. 4511.19)  or while driving negligently or recklessly.  The aggravated vehicular homicide statute  encompasses driving an automobile recklessly or negligently (called Vehicular homicide) whether or not alcohol played a part in the death.  Often, defendants are indicted for multiple counts, with additional counts for each victim of the accident.Under the reckless section of the statute you will be found guilty of a...

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Who Is The Best DUI Attorney?

Are you the best DUI attorney? Often a prospective client will ask if I am the "best DUI attorney."  I always answer this question by saying that I am a damn good DUI attorney, but you should investigate me to determine if I am the best DUI attorney for you.  The most important decision you will make in your case is determining who will represent you.  Here are some things to help you find the best DUI attorney.How Much Of Your Practice Is Dedicated To DUI Defense?  DUI defense is a complex area of law involving forensic science, specialized knowledge...

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OVI Task Force Blitz Along US 27 This Weekend

As reported HERE in the Journal-Post, the Butler County and the Hamilton County OVI Task Force with the assistance of the Ohio State Highway Patrol will conduct an OVI Blitz along each county stretch of U.S. 27 on Friday and Saturday.  Police agencies not situated near U.S. 27 will also have additional officers in their jurisdictions looking for impaired drivers. Ohio DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio.  He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself Dayton’s choice for drunk driving...

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Ohio DUI Law Enhances Habitual Offender Registry

Under Ohio DUI law, anyone with five or more convictions for OVI during the past 20 years is placed on the Ohio Habitual Offender Registry.  Of course, it would not be Ohio DUI law if there were not some quirks.  For example, out-of-state convictions do not count, nor do convictions more than 20 years old.  You must also have at least one conviction since September 30, 2008, the date when the law took effect.  Juveniles are included and dead people are not.  If you are involved in one incident which results in multiple charges, the conviction only counts once for...

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MADD and NHTSA Push For Expanded Use of Ignition Interlock Devices

Mothers Against Drunk Driving and their government partners at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration want 2014 to be the year that all states expand the use of ignition interlock devices to include anyone convicted of a drunk driving offense.Currently, ignition interlock devices are used in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. However, states vary widely in how the ignition interlock devices are used and which drivers are required to install them. In West Virginia, for example, interlock devices are only ordered at a judge’s discretion while Michigan mandates their use for drivers who are found with a...

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Ohio DUI Defense: The Top 10 DUI Defenses

Your Ohio DUI defense attorney should be familiar with these "TOP 10" defenses to an Ohio DUI.1. Hire The Best DUI Attorney: The most important decision that you can make in defending your case is hiring the right Ohio DUI defense attorney.  Ohio DUI defense involves understanding Ohio's DUI law, the Ohio Administrative Code, the breath test device, standardized field sobriety testing (administration and interpretation) and all manners of science which may affect your case.  Ohio DUI defense begins with an attorney who has the experience to fight your case, the scientific knowledge to attack in the right places, and the skill...

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Dealing With A Christmas Party DUI Charge

'Tis the season for Christmas parties and Christmas party DUI arrests.  If you are arrested for a Christmas party DUI you may be thinking, "What do I do now?"  Being arrested for DUI is a frightening and traumatic experience.  Our clients often struggle to deal with the stigma and shame associated with a DUI arrest.  Many strong people are brought to tears when telling a loved-one about their arrest.  Complicating matters is a palpable sense that everything is spinning out of control.  Charles Rowland and the staff at DaytonDUI have been helping people through this process for over seventeen years.  We want to...

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Child Endangerment and DUI Laws In Ohio

There is an intersection between the child endangerment and DUI laws in Ohio.  Child endangerment is an act or omission that exposes a child to psychological, emotional or physical abuse. Child abuse based on the offense of child endangerment is normally a misdemeanor, but endangerment that results in mental illness or serious physical illness or injury is a felony. See abused child, neglected child.  Child endangerment and DUI laws are implicated when a person drives drunk with a child in the car.Ohio Revised Code 2919.22(C)(1) addresses the child endangerment and DUI laws as follows, (C) (1) No person shall operate a vehicle,...

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Case Law Update: OVI Urine Sample

Under Ohio law, an OVI urine sample must be refrigerated while not in transit or under examination.  In State v. Schneider, 2013-Ohio-4789, the First District Court of Appeals was asked to define what "in transit" means.At the suppression hearing, defense counsel argued that the state had failed to establish that the OVI urine sample had been refrigerated while it was not under examination or in transit as required by Ohio Adm.Code 3701-53-05(F). Defense counsel pointed to the evidence that the trooper had not refrigerated the specimen between its collection at 3:15 a.m., and its mailing at 10:00 p.m., a period of 18...

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