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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "Substance Abuse" (Page 2)

20 Golden Rules from Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program

1. Behave yourself.2. Answer the phone.3. Return your phone calls.4. Pay your bills.5. Keep your hands off your clients’ money.6. Tell the truth.7. Admit ignorance.8. Be honorable.9. Defend the honor of your fellow attorneys.10. Be gracious and thoughtful.11. Value the time of your fellow attorneys.12. Give straight answers.13. Avoid the need to go to court.14. Think first.15. Remember: You are first a professional and then a businessman. If you seek riches, become a businessman and hire an attorney.16. Remember: There is no such thing as billing 3,000 hours a year.17. Tell your clients how to behave. If they can’t they...

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A First Offense OVI In Ohio

A first offense OVI is defined at O.R.C. 4511.19 as a DUI with no priors within 6 years.  A first offense OVI can be charged in three ways.  The first charge is caused by testing over the legal limit of .08% B.A.C. (example O.R.C. 4511.19(A)(1)(d)).  These types of offenses are also referred to as “per se”  violations.  A second way to be charged is for violating the high-tier provision of Ohio’s OVI law.  Ohio has also created a per se “high-tier” limit of .17% BrAC, sometimes referred to as a SUPER-OVI.  The per se high-tier limits for a first offense OVI are set forth at O.R.C. 4511.19(A)(1)(f) The person...

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Alcohol Treatment Resources on the Internet

The Journal of the American Medical Association defines alcoholism as a chronic disease that is influenced by genetic predisposition, issues of environment, and mental wellness. Over time and without treatment, alcoholism gets worse, creating fatal health consequences and psychological preoccupation with alcohol that distorts the thinking.The World Health Organization estimates that about 140 million people throughout the world suffer from alcohol dependence.  In the United States and Western Europe, 10 to 20 percent of men and 5 to 10 percent of women at some point in their lives will meet the criteria for alcoholism. That equates to approximately 12% of...

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Drug & Alcohol Treatment in the Miami Valley

Where Can I Get Help? Facing a DUI charge is one of the most traumatic experiences that many people will ever face.    Often, facing such a charge will cause serious reflection which may compel you to seek medical treatment for an addiction.  An experienced DUI attorney can help by putting you in contact with treatment providers and advising you of what type of treatment requirements you could expect from your  case.  All cases are different and you should consult an experienced attorney to work in conjunction with your particular issues.  Here is a partial list of resources available in the Miami...

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Ohio OVI Law: Impairment by Drugs of Abuse

Image via WikipediaOhio Revised Code 4511.19(A)(1)(j) prohibits the operation of a vehicle under the influence of any of the following controlled substances: amphetamine, cocaine, cocaine metabolite, heroin, heroin metabolite (6-monoacetyl morphine), L.S.D., marijuana, marijuana metabolite, methamphetamine, phencyclidine, salvia divinorum, or salvinorin A.  The statute sets forth statutorily prohibited concentrations of each of the drugs set forth above.  For impairment purposes, "drugs of abuse" is defined  as set forth in Ohio Revised Code 3719.01 which includes not only illegal drugs and/or controlled substances  but also includes harmful intoxicants under Ohio Revised Code 2925.01(I) and dangerous drugs under Ohio...

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Alcohol Tests Under Heightened Scrutiny

The following article, by Andy Coghlan appeared today's version of New Scientist. [HERE]  It represents possible scientific defenses to blood and urine alcohol tests.  Dayton DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II is committed to learning as much as possible about scientific advances in DUI defense.  He is currently the only attorney in the State of Ohio to be certified in Forensic Sobriety Assessment. Fail an alcohol test and you could lose your job. But confidence is draining from the blood and urine tests that are supposed to show conclusively whether someone has been drinking – and the US ...

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DUI Crime Lab Requirements, O.A.C. 3701-53-06

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="210" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]O.A.C. 3701-53-06 sets forth the lab requirements for proper testing in DUI cases Ohio Administrative Code 3701-53-06 (formerly O.A.C. 3701-53-05) contains the requirements for laboratories who administer alcohol and drugs tests.  Section (A) sets forth the rules that labs must keep chain of custody records and test results for three (3) years.  All positive blood, urine and other bodily substances shall be retained for a period of not less than one year.  Section (B) requires lab proficiency.  Section (C) requires that,"[t]extbooks and package inserts or operator manuals from the manufacturer...

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Ohio’s Implied Consent Law

When you drive on Ohio's roadways you are assumed to have consented to a search of your blood, breath, plasma or urine if you are arrested pursuant to the Ohio Drunk Driving statute, R.C. 4511.19(A) or R.C. 4511.19(B).  Ohio Revised Code 4511.191(A)(2) is Ohio's Implied Consent Law.  It states, in pertinent part, "Any person who operates a vehicle, streetcar, or trackless trolley upon a highway or any public or private property used by the public for vehicular travel or parking within this state or who is in physical control of a vehicle, streetcar, or trackless trolley shall be deemed to have...

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SCRAM Alcohol Monitoring on Probation

SCRAM, which stands for Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring is a bracelet worn by the defendant 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The bracelet will take periodic alcohol tests from the defendant's ankle and will store that reading until it is uploaded by the Probation Officer. The SCRAM Company will then analyze the data to determine if a defendant is, or has been, drinking.  The SCRAM bracelet is a very sensitive piece of equipment. Those that wear it are prohibited from using any products that contain alcohol (i.e. hairspray, lotions, shampoos, toothpaste, mouthwash, etc.). If any of these products are used while...

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Dayton DUI Treatise: What is an Invalid Sample Reading?

The following article appears on www.AVVO.com.  Please visit me on AVVO where I have earned a 10/10 rating.Written by: Charles Melville Rowland II Fairborn, OH  |  Avvo Rating: 10.0  |  Client Reviews (2)  Add to list Print Send to a friend Share thisThe Problem “I was standing by the machine. It beeped and the officer told me to blow. I blew and blew. The officer got really mad and told me that I was messing with the machine. He said I had to do it again. He took out one ticket and put in another. The next time I blew again…really hard. He told me that I...

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