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Marijuana OVI Discussed At Ohio Municipal League

Marijuana OVI Discussed At Ohio Municipal League Marijuana OVI, driving while high on cannabis, was a topic for debate at the August 5th meeting of the Ohio Municipal League.I joined Rob Ryan, (Ohio Patients Network, Ohio NORML), Dr. Al Staubus (leading expert and toxicologist), Tim Johnson (former police officer and Drug Recognition Expert) on a panel to address the implementation of Ohio's Medical Marijuana Law and how that law will impact OVI.  Rob Ryan led the talk. He took the audience through the history of cannabis regulation in Ohio.  The most important point was that marijuana IS NOT a substance that...

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OVI Attorney Ethics Rule 1.1 – Competence

What is the first ethical rule for a OVI attorney?  It iss set forth at the American Bar Association - Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 1.1. This is the rule regarding competence.  It states, "A lawyer shall provide competent representation to a client. Competent representation requires the legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation reasonably necessary for the representation."  OVI cases are among the most complex because of the scientific elements of the case. As your attorney, I must be familiar with the statutory and case-made law regarding OVI. In addition I must have a working knowledge of:the NHTSA standardized field sobriety...

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Reviewed & Experienced DUI Attorney

Defense of an Ohio DUI or alcohol-related charge can be challenging. The main witnesses against you are the police. There is scientific evidence from the breath test, blood test or urine test that is presented against you.  Ohio has set strict limits on the ways the chemical tests can be attacked.  Your attorney will need to be familiar with the defenses and be skilled enough to present those to a judge or jury.  Often, a video tape of the arrest will be bolstered by the police officer's testimony.  Your performance on the standardized field sobriety tests may be damaging to...

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How Much Did Ohio Receive In Grants In 2015?

In fiscal year 2015, Ohio received grants totaling $18,020,292 in Section federal grants to improve driver behavior and reduce deaths and injuries from motor vehicle-related crashes.Here is a breakdown  of how Ohio spent its share of the money:$2,045,296 was received by Ohio in FY 2015 for 405b Occupant Protection $1,401,509 was received by Ohio in FY 2015 for 405c State Traffic Safety Information System Improvements $5,028,774 was received by Ohio in FY 2015 for 405d Impaired Driving Countermeasures $158,457 was received by Ohio in FY 2015 for 405f Motorcyclist Safety $1,300,653 was received by Ohio in FY 2015 for sec. 164 Repeat Offender Transfer Provision Total FY...

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Defending Against Poor Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

Failing the Roadside Field Sobriety Tests Is Not Conclusive In this short video, available at the Dayton DUI YouTube channel, I give an important analogy about interpreting the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests given as part of most DUI arrests. Without proper context, you can be made to appear drunk and have your performance used against you. If you find yourself accused of drunk driving, contact DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II today. ...

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Ohio State Highway Patrol 6-State OVI Crackdown

State troopers in Ohio will take part in an OVI crackdown on impaired driving this week as part of a multi-state enforcement effort called the 6-State Trooper Project. State police from Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia will join in the project with the Ohio State Highway patrol from 12:01 a.m. Friday through 11:59 p.m. Sunday.If you find yourself charged with an Ohio OVI as a result of this law enforcement initiative, please give us a call. Dayton DUI is open 24/7 at (937) 776-2671. Put this number in your phone and have us at your fingertips....

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Drinking Underage In Ohio – What Are The Consequences?

Underage possession or consumption of beer or intoxicants is a serious crime in Ohio. The charges are first-degree misdemeanors carrying a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail and up to a $1,000.00 fine. Worse yet, a conviction may leave you with a “criminal record” which is much more serious than a fine or costs. Fear, shame or guilt may compel you to want to plead guilty to put the charge behind you, but that decision may have long-lasting and unintended consequences.If you are under 21 years old, drinking alcohol is illegal in the State of Ohio. Ohio Revised Code...

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How Wine Created Democracy

If you could wander around the Aegean coast around 700 B.C. you would find an abundance of alcohol; wine specifically. The libation was a mainstay of Hellenistic society and it was used to honor the gods, as currency, as medicine, as a thirst-quencher (and to get drunk). In fact, using alcohol was considered a civic duty in Athens. At great gatherings and feasts officials, known as oinoptai made sure that the good stuff was distributed fairly. By showing the citizens that government could be trusted with something as important as wine, the Greeks ushered in demokratia or "people power" and entered...

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Dayton DUI SuperLawyer For 2015 (again)!

Dayton DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II is proud to announce that he has been named a Super Lawyer for 2015 in the category of DUI defense. He is also proud to announce that he received the AVVO "Superb" recognition for receiving a 10 out of 10 client ranking for the year.  He has received this recognition every year since 2007 and has been a "Super Lawyer" since 2013. If you need a Dayton DUI attorney who has the credentials and experience to represent you, please check out Charlie.   ...

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