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Ohio OVI Attorney Charles Rowland

If you are in need of an Ohio OVI attorney, consider Charles M. Rowland II.  Charles served as the Xenia City Prosecutor.  In that capacity he has prosecuted DUI offenses.  This experience gives him unique insight into how prosecutors will approach your case.  Ohio OVI Attorney Charles Rowland has served as a “Special Prosecutor” on high-profile felony cases.  Charles is a proud member of the National College for DUI defense and in 2006 attended the intensive seminar on DUI law at Harvard University.  National Patent Analytical Systems has certified Charles Rowland in the operation, diagnostic verification and calibration of the BAC DataMaster...

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Ohio OVI Law: Ignition Interlock Devices FAQ

Q. What is the law?Ohio's Ignition Interlock Device Law is set forth at Ohio Revised Code 4501.45(E), which states: “Ignition interlock device” means a device certified by the director that connects a breath analyzer to a motor vehicle’s ignition system, that is constantly available to monitor the concentration by weight of alcohol in the breath of any person attempting to start the motor vehicle by using its ignition system, and that deters starting the motor vehicle by use of its ignition system unless the person attempting to start the vehicle provides an appropriate breath sample for the device and the...

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Lawyer Up! Invoke Your Right To Remain Silent (by DaytonDUI)

The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that no person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.  At trial, the prosecution can neither call the defendant as a witness, nor comment on the defendant's failure to testify.  Whether to testify or not is exclusively the privilege of the defendant. Harris v. N.Y., 401 U.S. 222,225 (1971).  Outside the context of detention or arrest, a person has no duty to answer any questions of police at all; and if judicial compulsion is sought by the State, the person still can invoke his Fifth Amendment...

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Fight Your Marked Lanes Violations, O.R.C. 4511.33 (by Dayton DUI)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has developed a guide for detecting drunk drivers.  In that guide, NHTSA identifies 24 "clues" that potentially impaired drivers exhibit.  Many of those "clues" relate to the driver's ability to maintain proper lane position.  Your attorney should aggressively defend your driving and point out to a judge or jury other possible causes of weaving such as: texting, eating, telephone calls, conversations with other passengers, changing the radio station, stretching, or fatigue may account for the driving.Your DUI defense lawyer should also be prepared to argue that your weaving may not violate Ohio law. ...

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Vehicle Immobilizations (by DaytonDUI)

An arrest for drunk driving has many harsh and unintended consequences.  One of the most vexing is immobilization. When a person is arrested for DUI the arresting officer has discretion as to whether or not the suspect's car will be towed.  Sometimes safety concerns, agency policy or other  concerns will cause the officer to call for a tow truck to impound your car.  I have also had cases where an officer goes to great lengths to secure a suspect's car so that they will not incur the inconvenience of an impoundment.  As with other aspects of Ohio DUI law, having...

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Administrative License Suspension (by DaytonDUI)

If you are stopped for an OVI, DUI or drunk driving and you refuse to take a chemical test (breath, blood or urine), or if your test results exceed the legal limit of Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC), the police officer can and will take your driver's license on the spot causing your drivers license to be suspended immediately.  This pre-conviction suspension is called the ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSE SUSPENSION. The ALS is a suspension imposed by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles and not a suspension imposed by the court.  For many the days following a drunk driving arrest are the hardest to...

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The DUI Court Process: What is Voir Dire?

If your Ohio DUI case proceeds to trial, your attorney will be given a chance to "pick" a jury during a process called voir dire.  You attorney will question prospective jurors about their backgrounds and potential biases.  Experienced DUI trial counsel will tell you that a good voir dire is especially important in a DUI case.  The principles of federal due process as well as the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution guarantee a defendant a trial by a “panel of impartial, indifferent jurors.” Irvin v. Dowd, 366 U.S. 717, 722 (1961); Morgan, 504 U.S. at 727....

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Making Bail In Your Ohio DUI Case

When you are arrested for OVI in Ohio, the police have the discretion to release you or to hold you in a local jail. If you are released, you are given a court date and it is your responsibility to show up at the designated time and place so that your case can proceed.  Failure to do so will result in an arrest warrant being issued.  The time and place of your appearance appears at the bottom of your ticket.  There you will find the date and the address of the court  where your case will be heard.If you are...

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DaytonDUI and the Cowboy Code of Conduct

I came across this "Code of the West" some years ago.  It has been a constant source of guidance in both my personal and professional dealings.  Attorneys could do worse than to live by this code in our profession and our dealings with clients.Code of the West (from "Cowboy Ethics: What Wall Street Can Learn from the Code of the West" by James P. Owen) Live each day with courage. Take pride in your work. Always finish what you start. Do what has to be done. Be tough, but fair. When you make a promise, keep it. Ride for the brand. Talk less and say more. Remember that some things aren't...

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Ohio Drunk Driving Law and the College Student

If you get a DUI while attending an Ohio college or university the effects can be devastating.  It is vital that you speak to an attorney prior to making any legal decision that can affect your future.  Too many frightened and overwhelmed students choose to just plead guilty not knowing the life-long consequences their actions can have.In a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) survey, 44% of college students reported binge drinking at least once in the two weeks prior to being surveyed.  19% reported frequent binge drinking, and more than half of those admitted to drinking and driving in the 30 days prior to being surveyed. It...

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