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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "ohio trial attorney"

The DUI Court Process: What is Voir Dire?

If your Ohio DUI case proceeds to trial, your attorney will be given a chance to "pick" a jury during a process called voir dire.  You attorney will question prospective jurors about their backgrounds and potential biases.  Experienced DUI trial counsel will tell you that a good voir dire is especially important in a DUI case.  The principles of federal due process as well as the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution guarantee a defendant a trial by a “panel of impartial, indifferent jurors.” Irvin v. Dowd, 366 U.S. 717, 722 (1961); Morgan, 504 U.S. at 727....

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Ohio DUI Law: Failure to File a Motion To Suppress

Should You File A Motion to Suppress?In State v. Thomas, 2011-Ohio-1987 (2nd Dist. Ct. App. 2011), the Defendant was convicted of felony OVI after a jury trial.  No motion to suppress was filed and it was determined during the jury trial that the officer wasn't sure whether he turned off his overhead lights during the horizontal gaze nystagmus portion of the standardized field sobriety tests, but stated that it was normal to do so.  An argument exists that doing the test in this manner should result in suppression of the test as the phenomenon of optokinetic...

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Happy Presidents’ Day from DaytonDUI

Image via WikipediaOhio is the birthplace of seven U.S. Presidents and home to many historical sites that you may want to visit over this long weekend.  Beginning with U. S. Grant and continuing through Garfield , Hayes, Benjamin Harrison, McKinley, Taft and Harding , Ohio has had more than it share of presidential history.  When it comes to celebrating Presidents Day in Ohio, the McKinley Presidential Museum and Library in Canton is a good place to start.  At the At the William Howard Taft National Historic Site you can take a tour...

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Ohio Trial Attorney Tip; What Causes a Mistrial?

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Charles Rowland has been a trial attorney in Ohio since 1995"][/caption]CONDUCT THAT MAY LEAD TO A MISTRIAL IN OHIOBY THE PROSECUTORBadgering and harassing the defendant or one of the defendant’s witnesses Referring to inadmissible evidence Forcing the defense to continually object to irrelevant evidence Uncorrected misstatements of law Discovery violations, including violations of the continuing obligation to disclose information, if so provided by state law.BY THE JUDGEPrejudicial statements Reference to or mention of inadmissible evidence Stating the judge’s own opinion so as to invade the province of the jury Asking questions and making objections for one side so as to invade the province...

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