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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "Ohio" (Page 76)

Find the Right Ohio Attorney: A Guide From the Ohio Supreme Court

Supreme Court of Ohio today [Nov. 12, 2009] released a publication that provides practical information about the lawyer-client relationship for Ohioans considering hiring an attorney. A joint project of the Supreme Court’s Clients’ Security Fund and Commission on Professionalism, the guide is intended to promote the public’s confidence in the integrity of the legal profession in Ohio.It is hoped that Ohioans use this guide with its easy-to-understand terms for help in finding a lawyer, what to expect after hiring a lawyer, how to avoid problems in the lawyer-client relationship, and what steps to take if problems do occur. The guide also contains...

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Driving Under Suspension: Security Suspensions and Judgment Suspensions

Ohio Revised Code 4509.37 sets forth the provision of Ohio's Driving Under Suspension law that suspends a license for uninsured drivers involved in an accident involving personal injury, death or property damages exceeding $400.00.  Called a Security Suspension, this suspension is often confused with a Judgment Suspension, which provides the court a powerful weapon to enforce a judgment.  Here, no judgment is necessary.  A violation of this law will result in a suspension of your license until one of the following occurs:Submission of a notarized statement signed by all involved parties indicating a payment arrangement has been made. If the...

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Drug Testing for Children; Is this a good idea?

Image by Rob Shenk via FlickrSchools in Crawford County, Ohio, have implemented a random drug test policy for students involved in sports and extra-curricular activities. Five of the six districts in the County now permit the random testing. Surprisingly, many students have joined administrators and teachers in supporting the effort. Officials from the sixth district say the issue requires further consideration before it can be adopted, but they are not totally opposed to the choice.The U.S. Supreme Court has confirmed the legality of student drug testing in public schools in two separate split decisions. In each case, the majority has agreed...

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Ohio Cities Fight Red-Light Cameras

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] Image by gsbrown99 via Flickr[/caption]As Redflex Traffic Systems fights a shareholder revolt at home in Australia, the speed camera vendor is simultaneously battling a public revolt against photo ticketing in two Ohio cities. Next Tuesday residents of Chillicothe and Heath will have the opportunity to vote on citizen-led initiatives that would ban the use of red light cameras and speed cameras. Redflex has poured substantial cash into an advertising blitz covering both towns."Vote NO on Issue 5 and keep Heath safe," read a Redflex brochure sent to Heath voters this week. "In the last four months alone,...

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No DUI/OVI Checkpoints Tonight for Dayton, Fairborn, Beavercreek, Springfield or Xenia, Ohio

Image by Renegade98 via FlickrI have checked with WHIO News, the Greene County Ohio State Highway Patrol Post, the Montgomery County Ohio State Highway Patrol Post, the Clark County Ohio State Highway Patrol Post, the Greene County Sheriff and all the other media sources.  All report that there will be no sobriety checkpoints this weekend (Oct 23-25).You can keep abreast of all checkpoints in the Miami Valley by following me on Twitter: www.twitter.com/DaytonDUI.  Have a safe weekend! ...

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DUI Enhancements Upheld by Ohio’s High Court

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] Image via Wikipedia[/caption]2007-2295.  State v. Hoover, Slip Opinion No. 2009-Ohio-4993. Union App. No. 14-07-11, 173 Ohio App.3d 487, 2007-Ohio-5773.  Judgment affirmed in part and reversed in part. Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor, Lanzinger, and Cupp, JJ., concur. Moyer, C.J., and Pfeifer and O'Donnell, JJ., dissent. Opinion: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/0/2009/2009-Ohio-4993.pdf(Sept. 30, 2009) The Supreme Court of Ohio today upheld as constitutional a state law that imposes 10 additional days of mandatory jail time on a driver with a prior DUI conviction if that person refuses to take a chemical test after being arrested for a subsequent DUI violation. The Court’s 4-3 majority decision, authored by...

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Reckless Operation

The statutory definition of reckless operation can be found at Ohio Revised Code Section 4511.20 which states: 4511.20 Operation in willful or wanton disregard of the safety of persons or property.(A) No person shall operate a vehicle, trackless trolley, or streetcar on any street or highway in willful or wanton disregard of the safety of persons or property. (B) Except as otherwise provided in this division, whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to...

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Warren County DUI Checkpoint Targets NFL Fans

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]SEPTEMBER 27, 2009: If you plan on driving north after today's Steelers/Bengal game, be prepared for a sobriety checkpoint which will take place along Ohio 741 (Kings Mills Road) in Deerfield Township from 7 to 10 p.m. today.  The checkpoint will be at the intersection of Courseview Drive, just west of Interstate 71.  For a frame of reference, this is just north of the Kings Island Amusement Park.  The Warren County sheriff’s office and the Mason Police Department will help state troopers by conducting saturation patrols in surrounding...

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TOO FAR: Forced Catheterization in DUI!

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="144" caption="Image by vvanhee via Flickr"][/caption]ABC 25, WPBF is reporting that a man is suing after a police officer went over the line in a DUI arrest.  According to reports on WLWT the man, Jamie Lockard, 53, was arrested in Lawrenceberg, Indiana (home to Hollywood Casino) on suspicion of drunk driving.  He blew under the legal limit, but that was not enough for officer Brian Miller who obtained a search warrant and went to the hospital where Lockard was strapped to a gurney and forcibly catheterized.  His blood was also ...

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