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A Small Way To Curtail Policing For Profit

Policing for profit is the practice of using the tools of the judiciary (police, municipal courts, probation) to generate revenue for the municipality.  It comes in the form of red-light cameras, speed cameras, license plate readers, speed traps, heavy police traffic enforcement, civil asset forfeitures, high fines and other revenue generating practices. The price of…
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Dayton DUI Wishes You a Happy Memorial Day Holiday

"Poor is the country that has no heroes.  But beggared is the people who having them forgets." -Col. Wm. A. Jones III, Medal of Honor Recipient- As you pause to remember those who have died in our nation's service, have a safe and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend.  If you find yourself in need of representation…
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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…
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Franklin Municipal Court Drug Court Is Coming

Judge Rupert E. Ruppert of the Franklin Municipal Court will soon be implementing a drug and a mental health docket. The decision follows a decision by the Warren County Commission to hire a full-time magistrate to help implement the new dockets.  Greg Demos was picked by Judge Ruppert to be the Court's Magistrate. The plan…
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State Patrol Seat Belt Law Campaign: What Is The Seatbelt Law?

Troopers Will Ticket You For Seat Belt Law Violations Starting Monday! On Monday (May 18, 2015) the Ohio State Highway Patrol will begin a seat belt law enforcement blitz targeting drivers and passengers who are not buckled up. The seat belt crackdown is part of the national Click It or Ticket campaign. What makes this an…
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Tipp City OVI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II

Do you need a Tipp City OVI attorney? People looking for a Tipp City OVI Attorney should check out www.TippCityDUI.com. Charles M. Rowalnd II has been representing people accused of drunk driving since 1995 and regularly appears in all Miami County Courts. TippCityDUI.com was developed to provide practical information regarding Miami County‘s tough drunk driving…
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Alcohol On Your Breath? So What!

Have we reached a point where the mere presence of alcohol on the breath is enough to place a person under arrest?  We ask this question because the "odor of an alcoholic beverage" is the first and most relied upon clue an officer notes in his or her report.  Not only does it determine that…
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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…
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Kettering Municipal Court – What Do I Plead?

On its site, the Kettering Municipal Court offers an explanation of the three possible pleas you may enter in your case.   The court states as follows: Pleas You May Enter and Your Rights Under These Pleas You may choose to enter any of these pleas when you appear before the Judge: NOT GUILTY PLEA…
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What is a Physical Control Violation? Is It Better Than An OVI?

Why should I consider a reduction to Physical Control? While a “physical control” conviction (O.R.C. 4511.194)  is similar to an OVI conviction (O.R.C. 4511.19) in that both are alcohol-related first degree misdemeanors, the PC conviction does not carry mandatory minimum penalties. In fact, a court may give proportionally lighter penalties due to the fact that…
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