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Avoid A Memorial Day OVI

Avoid A Memorial Day OVI Memorial Day has always been an important holiday in the Miami Valley. Given our proximity to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the large number of veterans, the celebration here is very special. So many of us have lost a loved one who died in service of our country and many more have friends serving in harms way. All of us at DaytonDUI want to share our sincerest condolences to families mourning a fallen hero on this day. Without their sacrifice the cherished rights I write about, and defend, would be lost to history.I join the chorus...

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Traffic Stops and the 4th Amendment

What do you know about the 4th Amendment? You don't have to be a 4th Amendment scholar to protect yourself in a traffic stop scenario. In any given traffic stop, with a few notable exceptions, the below rules will help protect your civil rights and improve your chances of driving away safely—so you don't have to be a legal expert to say and do the right thing.1) Keep Your Private Items Out of View This is common sense: Always keep any private items that you don't want others to see out of sight. Legally speaking, police do not need a search warrant in...

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Don’t Plead Guilty? Talk With Dayton DUI Before You Make A Mistake!

Don't Plead Guilty! Talk To Charlie  Do you think that you are guilty? Do you just want to "get it over with." Do not plead guilty without speaking with a DUI attorney! We speak with people all the time who find themselves in terrible position. Motivated by shame and humiliation, they appear in court and let the court sentence them without the benefit of counsel. Drunk driving charges are one of the most serious charges prosecuted in a municipal court and carry tough mandatory sanctions. Here are just some of the reasons to talk with Charles M. Rowland II right awayJail –...

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Standardized Field Sobriety Tests: “Your Drunk Tests Are Hard”

Standardized Field Sobriety Tests One of the areas where a DUI attorney's experience is most obvious is in the cross-examination of the arresting officer on the issue of the standardized field sobriety tests.  The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) determines which tests, if any, is correlated with impairment by alcohol. Due to extensive testing, NHTSA determined that three tests were specific for alcohol intoxication: the HGN (horizontal gaze nystagmus), the walk & turn test and the one leg stand test. This three-test battery are now referred to as the "standardized field sobriety tests." Why Is This Important? Because the officer is using...

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To Our Clients: Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Thank you to all of you who trust us to represent you through the tough times in your life.  We are thankful for the trust you place in us and for the opportunity to represent you.  We will use this season as a rededication to you, our clients.We are thankful for the notes of thanks we receive from past clients and we are thankful for all of you who tell a trusted friend that we can help them.  We are thankful for the kind words when we are frustrated and the shared laughs when the absurdity of the world...

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OVI Bail – Get Out of Jail!

OVI Bail - How To Get Out of Jail When you are arrested for OVI in Ohio, the police have the discretion to release you or to hold you in a local jail or release you (OVI bail). If you are held in jail, you will be given the opportunity to post a bond. The posting of a bond is often referred to as "making bail" or "bailing out" of jail. Why do you have to make bail? The purpose of bail bonds are to ensure that the defendant appears for all scheduled court hearings.Many jurisdictions in Ohio have a set...

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What Happens At A DUI Pre-Trial?

What Happens At A DUI Pre-Trial? We are often asked questions about what happens at a DUI pre-trial.  The following video explains what you will likely encounter.Our goal at the pre-trial hearing is to have the prosecutor look at the case from the perspective of the accused. We do this by focusing on the decision-making process of the arresting officer and what else could have been done to reach the conclusion that a person was impaired.  The pre-trial represents the best opportunity to resolve the case prior to trial.  In fact, the biggest decision most people will face in their OVI...

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Dayton DUI Blog Among The Best Legal Blogs

I am proud and humbled to announce that the Dayton DUI blog has been chosen for inclusion amongst the best legal blogs in the country by the Expert Institute. Now that we have been nominated, we need your help.If you have been a frequent reader of the Dayton DUI blog, visit TheExpertInstitute.com and vote for me. The Dayton DUI blog is in the "Criminal Law" category. As of this posting we are currently tied for fifth. While it is awesome just to be nominated, I have to admit it would be even better to win.The Dayton DUI blog was one of...

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Beer Law: Nothing Is Certain But Beer And Taxes

Beer Law Update! According to the industry advocacy group Beer Institute, on average, more than 40 percent of what Americas pay goes toward federal, state and local taxes. You pay excise to consumption to sales taxes, as well as the normal business taxes. That makes taxes the most expensive ingredient. In addition, the U.S. beer industry contributes nearly $253 billion to our economy. Beer supports 1.75 million American jobs.The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 2903/S. 1562) was introduced in the 114th Congress. It is sponsored by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Representatives...

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An Overview Of The OVI Process From Beginning To End

In this video, we walk you through the typical OVI process.OVI PROCESS - ARRAIGNMENT Following an OVI arrest, you will attend your ARRAIGNMENT. This hearing is designed to allow you to enter a plea. No doubt, you will have considered getting an attorney. We offer a free consultation. Furthermore, I make myself available immediately. If you have an attorney at this point, you may not have to attend this hearing. If you hire me, we file paperwork with the court. This paperwork will tell the court you have an attorney. In addition, we file other important papers to protect your rights....

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