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MADD’s Agenda For Ohio Is Announced

Over the last decade we have learned MADD's agenda for Ohio via its "Campaign To Eliminate Drunk Driving."  Their legislative and lobbying efforts have focused on three areas.Support for high-visibility law enforcement activities Legislation requiring ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers Development of automotive technologies for passive alcohol detectionMADD's agenda for Ohio includes continuing the ineffective and expensive OVI checkpoint approach that is accompanied by a large budget media campaign.  This year, MADD's agenda for Ohio included a buy-in on their media blitz to announce the new ROBOCOP movie.  As could be expected, they want to expand on this concept.MADD's agenda...

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Ohio’s Best Evidence Rule: What Does It Keep Out Of Evidence?

Ohio's Best Evidence Rule is set forth at Evid.R. 1002.  It is very similar to its' federal counterpart.  Ohio Rule of Evidence 1002 provides that,To prove the content of a writing, recording, or photograph, the original writing, recording, or photograph is required, except as otherwise provided in these rules or by statute enacted by the General Assembly not in conflict with a rule of the Supreme Court of Ohio. But also like its federal counterpart, Ohio Rule of Evidence 1004(1), Ohio's Best Evidence Rule, provides thatThe original is not required, and other evidence of the contents of a writing, recording, or photograph is admissible if...

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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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Operating A Vehicle After Underage Consumption: Ohio’s Juvenile OVI Law

Ohio has made illegal the practice of operating a vehicle after underage consumption (OVUAC).  O.R.C. 4511.19(B) makes it illegal for persons under 21 years of age to drive a vehicle with a concentration of .02 percent, but less than .08 percent by weight of alcohol by whole blood or breath, or with an equivalent amount by blood serum or plasma or urine.  (1994 S.B. 82, eff. 5/4/94).  In 2004, amended R.C. 4511.19(B) renamed the offense “operating a vehicle after underage consumption” (OVUAC).  These quasi-zero tolerance levels are justified by the fact that this age group accounts for a “disproportionate share of alcohol-related accidents.”...

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The Dayton Municipal Court Traffic School Program

The Dayton Municipal Court Traffic School Program enables approved defendants, who have voluntarily entered a Plea of Guilty to a minor misdemeanor traffic citation, issued within the jurisdiction of the Dayton Municipal Court, to have their cases dismissed and no points assessed to their driving records upon successful completion of the program and payment of the program fee.  The Traffic Safety Class fee is $250 and this fee is non-refundable.  The Traffic Safety Class is held at the Dayton Municipal Court on selected Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.The Prosecutor’s Office will review each minor misdemeanor traffic case individually...

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Ohio’s OVI Forfeiture Law: Can I Sell My Car Before It Gets Forfeited?

Under Ohio's OVI forfeiture law, you are not permitted to sell your car if it is subject to forfeiture.  Ohio's OVI forfeiture law is set forth at R.C. 4511.19(G)(1)(b), (c), (d) and (e) and R.C. 4503.233.  Ohio's OVI forfeiture law applies only when:the vehicle is registered to the offender; the vehicle was used in the incident; it is the offender's 3rd OVI conviction within 6 years; it is the offenders 4th or more OVI conviction within 6 years OR 6 within 20years; the offender has a prior felony OVI convictionIn any of these situations, if the title to the motor vehicle that is subject to an order...

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OSP Announces Super Bowl DUI Blitz

This week, the Ohio State Highway Patrol announced that they will conduct a Super Bowl DUI blitz.   The Super Bowl blitz is a joint operation of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), along with the National Football League (NFL) and Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management (TEAM) Coalition, have joined forces with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO).  More than 99 local law enforcement agencies around the state will be providing extra enforcement funded by federal grants provided through OTSO.  During last year’s Super Bowl, the Patrol made 63 OVI...

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Where Can I Get Help? Alcohol Addiction Services at TCN-BHS

If you have been arrested for an alcohol related offense, you may consider seeking the help of alcohol addiction specialists.  We try to help our clients by giving them the tools to manage both their case and any alcohol addiction issues that are present.  To that end, Charles Rowland has served on the board of TCN-BHS, Greene County's mental health and alcohol addiction service provider. If you are struggling with an alcohol addiction, here is how to take the first step - If you are seeking a Substance Abuse Assessment, TCN-BHS offers the following Walk-In Clinics: Xenia OfficeMonday Check-in at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday Check-in...

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Dayton OVI Attorney Charles Rowland named 2014 Super Lawyer

For the second year in a row, Dayton OVI attorney Charles M. Rowland II has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer. This prestigious list features only the best of the best attorneys in Ohio. Attorneys on the list received the highest point totals in the Super Lawyers selection process.Dayton OVI attorney Charles M. Rowland II maintains an established DUI/OVI practice, representing the accused drunk driver in State and Federal Courts in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio. An attorney since 1995, Charles Rowland dedicates his practice exclusively to representing the accused drunk driver and has worked to amass more credentials than any...

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