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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "Ohio" (Page 15)

What is Probable Cause in an Ohio DUI Case?

To be arrested for drunk driving in Ohio, all that is needed is an law enforcement officer's determination that "probable cause" exists to believe that you are driving while impaired.  A determination of probable cause need only be supported by the officer's observations of indicia of alcohol consumption and operation of a motor vehicle.  In determining whether or not probable cause for the arrest exists a court will look at facts such as: (1) the time and day of the stop (Friday or Saturday night as opposed to, e.g., Tuesday morning); (2) the location of the stop (whether near establishments selling alcohol); (3)...

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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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Changes To Ohio’s Field Sobriety Test Manual – Part One

Ohio has adopted a new Field Sobriety Test manual as of 2013.  This post is part of a multi-article look at the Field Sobriety Test manual changes.1. Let's Change The Name The first change to the Field Sobriety Test manual is the name.  Prior to this year the training class for law enforcement officers studying the Field Sobriety Test regimen was called A.D.A.P. (Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program) and used the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration "manual."  The new class will simply be called Field Sobriety Test or SFST class and will use a "guide."Remaining from the previous training materials is...

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The Erosion of the Fourth Amendment

The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution was a response to the British government's abuse of writs of assistance.  These writs served as a general type of search power allowing British soldiers to go onto any property without cause.  Any place could be searched at the whim of the holder, and searchers were not responsible for any damage they caused, thereby putting anyone who held such a writ above the law.  The Fourth Amendment engrained a unique principle of free people that a person's home and property were beyond the scope of government officials unless a judicially approved warrant was issued....

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Dayton Municipal Court Warrant Information

If you have a warrant for your arrest in the Dayton Municipal Court, you can follow these procedures.  To find out if a warrant has been issued for your arrest for an offense committed in the City of Dayton call the Dayton Municipal Court at 333-4339.  It is always in your interest to seek the advice of an attorney prior to any dealings with a court.  It is better to talk to a criminal defense attorney before you are placed in jail!  We can help. Call us at (937) 318-1384.Dealing with a warrant in the Dayton Municipal Court begins with...

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Proposed Ohio Alcohol Law Would Loosen Open Container Law

A proposed change in Ohio Alcohol Law would allow folks to walk around with an open container.Senate Bill 116 allows for the creation of municipal entertainment districts in cities where the population is more than 50,000.  Under the law, patrons of establishments that sell beer or liquor would be permitted to take their drinks outside of the bar or restaurant where it was purchased. Only holders of A-2 and D liquor permits would qualify under the proposed law.  The "entertainment districts" would be limited to a one-half mile by one-half mile radius, and contain at least four A-2 and D...

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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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Limited Driving Privileges Under Ohio Revised Code 4510.021

Q. Can I get limited driving privileges during the pendency of my OVI case?A court may grant limited driving privileges to a person who has had their license suspended pursuant to a pending OVI.  The Ohio Revised Code, 4510.021 limits driving to the following purposes: (1) Occupational, educational, vocational, or medical purposes; (2) Taking the driver's or commercial driver's license examination; and (3) Attending court-ordered treatment.  A court is granted broad discretion to impose restrictions so long as the restrictions are reasonable.  While most courts will not impose an ignition interlock devise or restricted "party" plates on a first offense OVI, the statute...

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Get A Free Ride With Operation Ride Safe

Get a free cab ride with Operation Ride Safe.  If you consume too much to drive this Holiday season and you are in Montgomery County your ride is free.  Operation Arrive Safe, a program sponsored by the Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol will pay for a cab to give you a lift.  This program, which was started in Christmas 2007, has provided over 800 cab rides to prevent drunk driving.  If you need a cab call Operation Ride Safe at (937) 449-9999.If you want to receive updated information on sobriety checkpoints,  enhanced traffic enforcement, saturation...

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