Are DUI Laws A Sophisticated Form Of Gaslighting?

dui lawsHow does “gaslighting” relate to Ohio DUI laws?

In the 1944 film Gaslight, Ingrid Bergman’s character  Paula Alquist Anton meets and marries the charming Gregory Anton played by Charles Boyer.  The husband does everything in his power to isolate his wife from other people. He allows her neither to go out nor to have visitors, implying that he is doing so for her own good, because her nerves have been acting up, causing her to become a kleptomaniac and [Read the full post. . .]

Is It A Crime To Refuse To Take A Breath Test?

Is it a crime to refuse to take a breath test?

refuse to take a breath testOhio has adopted O.R.C. 4511.19(A)(2) which makes it a crime to refuse to take an evidentiary chemical test if you have a prior OVI (drunk driving)  or OVUAC (juvenile/underage drunk driving) conviction any time within the last twenty (20) years.  If you refuse and you have a prior within twenty (20) years then the penalties for your OVI offense will be double the mandatory minimum. (See generally the “Penalties” [Read the full post. . .]

Rowland To Train As Drug Recognition Expert

Drug Recognition ExpertLater this month, Charles M. Rowland II will receive certification in the latest techniques of the Drug Recognition Expert protocol now being used across the nation.  Rowland will be among the first attorneys in Ohio to receive this certification which will make him uniquely suited to defend drives accused of driving while impaired by illegal or prescription drugs.

“More and more, we are seeing an increase in drug trafficking cases. The Ohio State Highway Patrol has become much more aggressive [Read the full post. . .]

Beavercreek OVI Checkpoint (At The Greene)

Beavercreek OVI checkpointThere will be a Beavercreek OVI checkpoint tonight beginning at 11 p.m. along Indian Ripple Rd in front of the Greene.  Aggressive saturation patrols will also accompany the checkpoint.

Stay ahead of the checkpoints! If you want to receive updated information on sobriety checkpoints, enhanced traffic enforcement, saturation patrols and other important developments that affect you, sign up for text alerts on the main page of this blog. Text alerts will be sent directly to your mobile device/smartphone in the [Read the full post. . .]

Symbolism in the Modern American Courtroom

courtroomThis article will address some of the common symbolism found in the modern American courtroom and answers common questions such as why does a judge wears a black robe?  Why is the judge’s bench elevated?  This article will address some of the traditions and symbolism present in a typical American courtroom.  It is important that we remind ourselves of the symbolism because “[c]eremonial ritual achieves its power over the human mind and heart through the manipulation of symbols” Goodsell, [Read the full post. . .]

Attorney Charles Rowland II