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Ohio Juvenile Justice Not Protecting Right To Counsel

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="144" caption="Greene County Courthouse"][/caption]COLUMBUS – The American Civil Liberties Union, the Children’s Law Center, the ACLU of Ohio, and the Office of the Ohio Public Defender today filed a petition with the Supreme Court of Ohio, calling for the Court to better protect the right to counsel for children accused of a crime.As many as 80 percent of children charged with criminal wrongdoing in some Ohio juvenile courts are not represented by counsel. Statewide, an estimated two-thirds of juveniles facing delinquency or unruly complaints in 2004 proceeded without an...

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DUI Facts from www.DAMM-MADD.com

The Bureau of Statistics declares that, "If any person involved in an accident is found to have any amount of alcohol in their blood stream, the accident is declared alcohol related." i.e.; If a sober driver loses control of his car which jumps a curb and strikes a pedestrian who is drinking a glass of wine in a sidewalk cafe - that accident is declared 'Alcohol Related'.[caption id="" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Visit www.SpringfieldDUI.com"][/caption]e.g. One foggy morning on a Santa Monica freeway, a driver who struck the back of a 15 car pile-up was found to...

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Alcohol Good for the Elderly

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="144" caption="Image by schnaars via Flickr"][/caption]According to All About Beer Magazine, alcohol can be a boon to the health of the elderly (All About Beer Magazine, Volume 23 Number 3,July 2002). A study conducted in New Haven, CT, between 1982-1996 found that moderate alcohol consumption was associated with decreased risk of heart failure among the elderly.Dr. Jerome L. Abramson of Emory University and his team of researchers studied 2,235 elderly men and women with an average age of 74. They found that compared to non-drinkers, those in the group ...

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Ohio Liquor Sales Up

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]By Mark FisherCOLUMBUS — Ohioans spent a record amount on liquor in fiscal year 2008, the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control announced Wednesday, Aug. 20.Spirits sales at Ohio's 440 contract liquor agencies rose $25 million, or 3.7 percent, to a record high of $697.7 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30, state officials said.And it wasn't just because the booze was more expensive: Total gallons of spirituous liquor sold in 2008 was 10.3 million gallons, an increase of more than 143,000 gallons,...

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DUI Common Sense on WLW

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="151" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]Today, Mike McConnell of 700 WLW had on the director of Mother's Against Drunk Driving.  Predictably she decried the possibility of treating 18 year-olds like adults and letting them drink beer by reducing the drinking age (as advocated by a group of college administrators).  She went as far as saying adult men and women's brains were not developed enough to handle the beer.  The host confronted her assertion that the restrictive drinking age of 21 had caused a drop in deaths (NO IT DIDN'T) and even challenged her grossly...

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Ohio DUI; a definition

In Ohio, driving under the influence includes driving while intoxicated with too much alcohol, or driving under the influence of a drug of abuse. The traditional offense is "driving under the influence of alcohol" (DUI). Ohio has also enacted a second, so-called "per se" offense: driving with an excessive blood-alcohol concentration (.08%). In Ohio, BOTH offenses are usually charged.A jury instruction which is given at every D.U.I. trial states,UNDER THE INFLUENCE. "Under the influence means that the defendant consumed some (alcohol)(drug of abuse)(alcohol and a drug of abuse), whether mild or potent,...

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Allstate is Worst Insurance Company

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]Allstate Named America’s Worst Insurance Company The American Association of Justice has just released its report entitled “The Ten Worst Insurance Companies in America: How They Raise Premiums, Deny Claims, and Refuse Insurance to Those Who Need It Most.” The report cites Allstate as the country’s worst insurer.Allstate gained its status as America’s worst insurer through its “deny, delay, defend” claims practices, and its cover-up of the ! McKinsey documents in which elite consultant McKinsey & Co. advised Allstate how to bilk policyholders out of billions of...

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Rowland is LEAD COUNSEL Certified

The Lead Counsel Program LawInfo's Lead Counsel Program offers consumers and businesses a reliable and convenient way to find pre-qualified legal representation quickly and easily. Thousands of LawInfo Web site visitors have contacted and retained the services of Lead Counsel Rated attorneys* to help with their legal matters.One LawInfo visitor put it this way: "Through the use of your site ...

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DUI Statistics; some perspective

DID YOU KNOW: Drunk Driving in Perspective"Government statistics indicate that each year more people die as a result of accidental drowning than die in low blood alcohol (BAC) related motor vehicle accidents (Legalscholar.com 2003)."Your chances of being killed as a direct result of medical malpractice is 28 times higher than your chances of being killed in a motor vehicle accident involving a BAC driver"Sources: reported at www.associatedcontent.com (Facts and Opinions on Drunk Driving). See: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/90216/facts_and_opinions_on_drunk_driving.html?page=3&cat=47...

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How Judges Help Prosecutors

While most Americans might believe judges are expected to consider all cases with equal impartiality, a prominent judicial standards organization suggests courts should treat differently any case involving driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). Former Chief Justice of the United States Warren E. Burger founded the NationalCenter for State Courts in 1971 to provide educational services for members of the judiciary. The group is now working in concert with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to promote "efficient disposal of traffic cases." The center opened a website covering "The Court's Role in Reducing the Incidence of Impaired Driving"...

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