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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "repeat offender"

Ohio DUI Law R.C 4511.19(A)(2) “a codified dilema”

Ohio DUI law R.C. 4511.19(A)(2) enhances the penalty for a motorist who, having been convicted once in the last six (6) years, after having been arrested, refuses to take a blood, breath or urine test.  In State v. Hoover,173 Ohio App.3d 487, 2007-Ohio-5773, the issue of whether or not a person can have a DUI sentence enhanced pursuant to R.C. 4511.19(A)(2) for refusing to take a chemical test was before the Ohio Supreme Court.  The government sought to have the sentence of Corey Hoover enhanced from the ten (10) day mandatory penalty for a second time DUI offender in Ohio to...

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Repeat Offenders: Increased Penalties for Multiple OVIs in Ohio

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="210" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]A second offense OVI in Ohio will result in mandatory "party plates," ignition interlock devises, a mandatory one year license suspension, mandatory drug/alcohol treatment and increases the mandatory incarceration period to ten (10) consecutive days minimum.  In addition, your vehicle will be immobilized ("clubbed") for 90 days.  If you blow above a .17 or refuse to take the chemical test having had a prior offense within the past twenty (20) years, you will face a twenty (20) day mandatory incarceration period.  All second OVI offenses in Ohio are classified as a first degree misdemeanors.On...

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Ignition Interlock for Repeat DUI Offenders

Statement of Attribution to Andrea C. Rehkamp, Executive Director, MADD Southwestern Ohio Affiliate (COLUMBUS, Ohio) – February 21, 2008 – In Ohio alone, there are 147,000 people who have been convicted of three or more DUI offenses with more than 33,000 of those people having five or more DUI convictions. Drivers who are intoxicated will continue to get behind the wheel because they can. That’s why states across the country – including Ohio – are considering legislation that requires alcohol ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers. Families of victims/survivors of drunk driving, like that of William Sandlin, deserve more. Butler County resident...

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