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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "United States" (Page 10)

Junk Science in Ohio DUI/OVI Cases

[caption id="attachment_26" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Intoxilyzer 8000"][/caption]When you hear a DUI/OVI attorney decrying "junk science" that is used in court, they are most likely referring to the fact that the air blown into the breath test machine for purposes of testing cannot be the same air that is exchanged with the deep lung alveolar sacs. It is impossible to limit the breath test to limit itself to deep lung alveolar air. The theory breaks down because: IF THE MAJORITY OF AIR BEING MEASURED HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BLOOD EXCHANGE THEN THE TEST IS NOT MEASURING THE AMOUNT...

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Rowland on Drug & Alcohol Board

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="177" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]Charles M. Rowland II is proud to announce that he is re-joining the board of directors of TCN-BHS, Greene County's ODH-approved provider of mental health and drug/alcohol counseling.  "This is an association I treasure and I am returning because I believe that there is much good work to do," said Rowland.  TCN Behavioral Health Services is a contract agency of the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Clark, Greene and Madison Counties.  TCN-BHS maintains a 24 hour CRISIS LINE 1-877-695-6333 and has Greene County offices at 452 West Market St. in Xenia and at...

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Dayton DUI is on Twitter (www.Twitter.com/DaytonDUI)

Image via CrunchBaseFollow Charlie on Twitter @ www.Twitter.com/daytondui.Is your jurisdiction conducting a DUI checkpoint this weekend?  How much do you know about the prohibition movement?  Are you following the Courts and how they affect you?  Charlie will keep you informed.  Charles M. Rowland II has worked hard to distinguish himself as one of the most credentialed DUI (now called OVI) attorneys in the Miami Valley.  If you need an aggressive DUI/OVI/Drunk driving attorney contact Charles Rowland today at 937-879-9542. ...

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Actual Guilt vs. Legal Guilt

Image via Wikipedia"We make a distinction in this case between the "actual" guilt or innocence of a defendant and the "legal" guilt or innocence of a defendant. "Legal" guilt or innocence is that determination made by the trier of fact in a criminal trial.  Thus a defendant found "legally" guilty has been found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt by a jury of his peers in a criminal adjudication. "Actual" guilt is intended to refer to a determination in a civil trial, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the defendant engaged in the conduct he was accused of in 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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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 Position Paper of the National Motorists Association

The NMA supports drinking and driving regulations based on reasonable standards that differentiate between responsible, reasonable behavior and reckless, dangerous behavior. The NMA does not support "zero tolerance" concepts, nor does it endorse unconstitutional enforcement and judicial procedures that violate motorists' rights. Basic TenetsWe believe that penalties for DUI/DWI should be related to the degree of risk involved, and that these penalties be equated with penalties for equal-risk violations of other traffic safety laws. We support those legislative and enforcement initiatives that are effective in achieving stated goals of deterrence and removal of impaired drivers. We do not support initiatives based on revenge,...

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Buckeye Traffic Information

Image via WikipediaA great web site for travelers is www.BuckeyeTraffic.org.  The site is run by the Ohio Department of Transportation and gives updates on weather, traffic, construction and other driver-relevant information.  If you want to know more about traffic laws within the State of Ohio, please contact traffic attorney Charles M. Rowland II at 937-879-9542 ...

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Dayton, Montgomery County DUI Roadblock Results in 9 Arrests

[caption id="attachment_87" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Dayton's Premiere DUI/OVI Defense"][/caption]HARRISON TWP., Montgomery County — Nine arrests on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated were made during a sobriety checkpoint Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said.  The checkpoint, conducted from 9 p.m. Saturday until about 2 a.m. Sunday on Ohio 48, also tallied 20 citations on charges of driving under suspension and having no driver's license, the sheriff's office said.The checkpoint also tallied approximately 13 seat belt violations, one child restraint violation, 15 other traffic violations and one misdemeanor arrest.  The Ohio Highway Patrol...

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DUI Defenses Should be Permitted

Image by alancleaver_2000 via FlickrThe accused in a DUI case has the right under the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments to present witnesses and evidence in his favor.  The Supreme Court upheld these rights in Washington v. Texas (1967), 388 U.S. 14, 19, 87 S.Ct. 1920, stating, "the right to offer testimony of witnesses, if necessary, is in plain terms the right to present a defense.  Just as an accused has the right to confront the prosecution's witnesses to challenge their testimony, he has the right to present his witnesses to establish a defense.  This...

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