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Ohio Alcohol Rules: How Can A Parent Promote Moderation?

Ohio Alcohol Rules Allow For Drinking In The Home It is commonly asserted that under-age drinking laws make it illegal for anyone in the US under the age of 21 to drink alcohol. However, that is simply not true. Mothers Against Drunk Driver (MADD) has made it their mission to prohibit all underage drinking, but many parents advocate an approach which teaches children to use alcohol in a moderate and responsible manner. This myth about under-age drinking laws intimidates many parents into not teaching their children how to drink safely and in moderation and is thus seen as counterproductive.A government report to...

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Rowland Receives Honor From TCN Board

On June 25, 2015 Charles M. Rowland II attended his last board meeting for the TCN-BHS Board of Directors. Rowland first served on the Board in 1999 and served as the President of the Board from 2003-2005.  In his years he saw the agency hire its first female Chief Executive, have the agency receive C.A.R.F. certification and handle the dramatic growth of Greene County and the concomitant need for mental health, drug and alcohol counseling. "It has been an honor to serve on the board and we did some great things for people in Greene County," said Rowland. You too...

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Don’t Speak English? The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests Are Unfair!

If you have a client who does not speak english (or "cop english"), or if you have a client that does not hear well, they should not be considered impaired if they cannot follow the officer's instructions during the standardized field sobriety tests.The National Sobriety Testing Resource Center has put out a study, Impediments to Testing: The Impact of Hearing Impairment and Language Barriers on the Field Sobriety Testing Function which shows exactly how unfair the standardized field sobriety tests are under these conditions. This study states that all officers conducting field sobriety tests at roadside should know the availability of deaf interpreters. ...

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Entering A Plea – What Are Your Options?

Entering a plea. Your first appearance is called an arraignment. At this hearing the judge is seeking to determine how your case will proceed. When your case is called in court you will be required to enter one of the following:GUILTY - If you feel you are guilty. The matter will be disposed of and the court may proceed to sentencing immediately. NOT GUILTY - If you feel you are not guilty or if you are in doubt. If you enter a plea of not guilty your case will then be continued to a later date for trial or other disposition. NO CONTEST...

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Tired or Drunk? Field Tests Cannot Distinguish Between The Two

Field Tests Are Not Fair If You Are Tired! Imagine yourself driving home late at night after a long day at work. You have been putting in long hours to finish a project. Your eyes are bloodshot from looking at a screen all day and you need a shower.  Your wife calls and you fumble for the cell phone.  As you do, you drift slightly across the yellow lane dividing lines. That is when you see the lights of a police officer behind you.  He approaches your car window and asks what you had to drink.  Then he asks you to...

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It Is Prom OVI Season – Talk To Your Kids!

Prom OVI season is here! That means that Mothers Against Drunk Driving and their partners in law enforcement have begun the annual Prom enforcement blitz.  In addition to tuxedos, ugly wrist corsages and the awkward pictures; make sure you talk to your teen about managing a police encounter.MADD has shifted its focus away from its singular mission of preventing drunk driving, to include an effort to curb underage drinking.  The Prom OVI enforcement is used in conjunction with their efforts at instilling fear amongst parents who may provide alcohol to minors in their home.  This initiative has been aided by a national...

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The Phase Two Finger Dexterity Test

Can you do the Finger Dexterity Test? There are three distinct phases to an alcohol investigation. The first phase involves the officer's observation of a person's driving. It is called the "Vehicle In Motion" phase. The ultimate determination in this phase is whether or not the officer will initiate a traffic stop.  Phase one of the investigation ends when the driver stops the car.Phase two, the "Personal Contact Phase" begins when the officer comes into contact with the driver.  The officer is trained to look, listen, and smell for cues of impairment. The ultimate decision in this phase is whether or...

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Ohio DUI Defense – What Books Do You Need?

Ohio DUI defense includes having the right materials to prepare your case for trial.  There are 14 NHTSA police training manuals that are specific to an DUI/OVI case.  They are:NHTSA DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing - Instructor Manual NHTSA DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing - Participant Manual NHTSA Drug Recognition Expert 2-Day Pre-School - Instructor Manual NHTSA Drug Recognition Expert 2-Day Pre-School - Participant Manual NHTSA Drug Recognition Expert 7-Day School - Instructor Manual NHTSA Drug Recognition Expert 7-Day School - Student Manual NHTSA Drugs that Impair Driving - Instructor Manual NHTSA Drugs that Impair Driving - Student Manual NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing...

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Will An Ohio DUI Prevent Me From Getting An STNA?

A recent client asked, "Will an Ohio DUI charge prevent me from getting my STNA (State Tested Nursing Assistant) license?Short Answer: No!Candidates are trained and tested and their credentials are maintained by Ohio Department of Health's Nurse Aide Registry. You will be required to submit to a background check as part of the application process and a renewal of your credentials every twenty-four months. Convictions for DUI are not an automatic bar, but it is within the nursing board's discretion to deny a license to anyone they feel is not of good moral character.  If an STNA applicant has multiple...

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What Is The Rule of Law?

We often hear how, in order for society to function, we must uphold the "Rule of Law." But what does this mean? In one of its most simple constructions, it means that we are to be ruled by laws, not the whims of humans.  Traditionally, the rule of law has the following precepts:The government, its agents and private entities such as banking institutions and corporations are accountable to legal authority. The laws of the land are accessible, reasonably understood, stable and just; they are applied evenly so as to protect the safety of the citizens and allow for the freedom to...

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