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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "traffic law" (Page 11)

Dayton Adopts Mobile (Hidden?) Speed Cameras

The Dayton Police Department has taken what some argued was an inevitable step to increase revenue.  They have deployed a mobile speed camera inside a Ford Escape which they will move around the city to catch speeders unawares.  The camera technology is the same used by stationary units.  According to WDTN, "[w]hen a driver exceeds the set speed, the cameras snap three photos of the vehicle. The pictures and a citation will then be sent to the vehicle owner about a week after the offense."  Dayton Police Detective Carol Johnson said she is hopeful the mobile unit will slow drivers...

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WCPO I-Team Questions the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

“I would never recommend anyone take the field sobriety test. It’s designed to fail.”  That is the conclusion of Dr. Spurgeon Cole, a retired Clemson University psychology professor whose area of expertise is the study of measurements.  He says all ages are scored the same, and “whether you’re a good athlete or you’re a klutz, you get the same [test].”  This conclusion is set forth in the I-team investigation into the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests by WCPO, ABC 9 in Cincinnati. Full Story HERE.  Attorneys who defend the accused drunk driver agree. “They are setting you up to fail," MJ Donovan...

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The Prescription Drug Defense

While many people think of impaired driving as involving alcohol, we are increasingly seeing people accused of being impaired by prescription drugs.  Clients are surprised to learn that the same harsh penalties that apply to alcohol impairment also apply to prescription drug impairment.  You need an attorney who knows how to fight a drugged driving case.Drugged driving cases involving prescription drugs present a problem for law enforcement as indicators of prescription drug use are less apparent.  The standardized field sobriety tests are crude tools for detecting alcohol and may be useless in determining prescription drug impairment.  Challenging the officer's observations...

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Ohio BMV Reinstatement Offices Expand Payment Sites

The Good News?  The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles is expanding the locations where you can pay your reinstatement fee.  The Bad News?  It is going to cost you.  Starting today, 179 Ohio BMV deputy registrar sites will accept payments on reinstatement fees.  The deputy registrar sites will also accept the documentation required for reinstatement.  According to the story in the Springfield News Sun, "[t]he bureau says that doesn't mean reinstatement would happen immediately. It might require more time to be processed. Customers also still would need to meet other reinstatement requirements, such as appearing in court or having proof of insurance,...

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Intoxilyzer 8000 Is Unreliable!

Today, in State v. Heather Reid, Case No. TRC 1100716 in the Circleville Municipal Court, Judge Gary Dumm has ruled that "The State of Ohio cannot expect this Court to find the Intoxilyzer 8000 reliable when the State refuses to address known problems and explain why those problems can be ignored."The Court calls for independent laboratory testing to address the issues raised by the adoption of the Intoxilyzer 8000: RFI, sample size of the chamber, volume of the sample tested, possible operator manipulation of the results, possible CMI modifications of the software without the knowledge of ODH and slope detector...

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Arrested for DUI on Thanksgiving?

If you find yourself in need of a qualified DUI/OVI attorney in the Miami Valley due to an OVI arrest over this Thanksgiving weekend, please contact Charles M. Rowland II at (937) 318-1DUI (1384).  We work hard to bring you the best information on Ohio's tough drunk driving laws.  If this is your first visit to the Ohio DUI/OVI Blog consider starting your search for an attorney by reading the following articles.  We offer a free consultation and a 24-hour DUI Hot-line at 937-776-2671.How to Hire a DUI Attorney Unintended Consequences of a DUI About Chalres Rowland Contact Charles Rowland Miami Valley Municipal Court...

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DUI Patrols Increased For Thanksgiving in Clark and Montgomery Counties

OVI Checkpoints In Clark and Montgomery County Slated for the Wednesday Before Thanksgiving A grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will allow law enforcement agencies in Clark, Butler and Montgomery Counties to increase DUI/OVI patrols over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  The Springfield Police Division and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office will use 48 overtime hours through Sunday targeting drivers under the influence.  The Butler County Sheriff’s Office will increase patrols by up to 150 overtime hours during the same time frame.  Carlene Maynes, coordinator of the Montgomery County OVI Task Force, said 18 agencies, including the Dayton Police Department,...

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DUI Checkpoints: Are They Justified (Still)?

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Sobriety Checkpoints, Michigan v. Sitz, 496 U.S. 444 (1990) In 1986, the Michigan State Police Department created a sobriety checkpoint program aimed at reducing drunk driving within the state. The program included guidelines governing the location of roadblocks and the amount of publicity to be given to the operation. Before the first roadblock went into effect, Rick Sitz, a licensed Michigan driver, challenged the checkpoints and sought declaratory and injunctive relief. Sitz was victorious in the Michigan lower courts.  In a 6-to-3 decision, the Court held that the roadblocks did not violate the Fourth Amendment.  Chief Justice William...

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DADSS Will Search You Every Time You Get In Your Car

Within the next few years you may be required to give a breath sample or have your skin scanned in order to operate your car.  The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is developing a technology called Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS).  The $10 million research program is being funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety.  The development of DADSS has been the main legislative and lobbying effort of Mothers Against Drunk Driving for the past few years.  Due to their efforts they have garnered the buy-in of car manufacturers...

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DUI and the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests – An Introduction

Here is an introduction to the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests administered by police to determine whether or not probable cause exists for an arrest.  For more information on the standardized field sobriety tests, please click on the link to the right.  If you have specific questions, contact DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II at (937) 318-1384 [318-1DUI] or at 1-888-769-5263 [888-ROWLAND]....

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