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Fairborn Municipal Court Judge Honored

Congratulation to Fairborn Municipal Court Judge Beth Root on her selection to the Fairborn City Schools Hall of Honor.  The Hall of Honor program recognizes the outstanding achievements of Fairborn graduates, former Fairborn faculty members and those community members who have provided exemplary service to the school district. Judge Root, a 1985 FHS Valedictorian will…
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College Students and Binge Drinking

While there is not a consensus definition of what "binge drinking" is, we know that college students do a lot of it and they do it with beer.  When a person consumes heavily with the intention of achieving intoxication above .08% BAC, they are 74.4 percent of the time doing it with beer. (Nami, et…
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The Vandalia Municipal Court License Intervention Program

As a Vandalia OVI attorney, we are often confronted with the reality that current law makes managing your Ohio operator's license a mess.  We spend a great deal of time and effort fixing any issues that you may have had in the past and get you driving privileges. Luckily, the Vandalia Municipal Court offers a…
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Mandatory Appearances In The Kettering Municipal Court

Some people who are charged with an OVI in the Kettering Municipal Court think that they can skip their first appearance. This is not the case.  Many traffic and some criminal citations are payable in the Clerk’s Office and do not require a court appearance in front of the judge. These are called “waiverable” citations.…
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The Day I Served A Warrant!

The Day I Served A Warrant! At the end of my second year of law school, I did an internship at the Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.  I learned a great deal about criminal law, police procedure and had my first real taste of what it would be like to be an attorney. Near the…
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Fairborn Municipal Court Jury Trial Status

The Fairborn Municipal Court website allows you to check the status of their jury trials on-line [HERE]. This means that instead of showing up at the court unnecessarily, you can check on-line.  The site also gives you a telephone number (937) 754-3040, which provides updated information on whether or not a jury trial will go…
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Xenia Municipal Court Driving Privilege Forms

If you are facing an OVI charge in the Xenia Municipal Court, you can apply for driving privileges using their on-line form. The Clerks have been instructed by Judge Michael K. Murry to reject applications for driving privileges unless the driving privileges comply with the following requirements: 1.  The request must be completely legible. 2. …
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Dayton Cop Block Protests At OVI Checkpoint

The controversy surrounding OVI checkpoints continues.  Citizens opposing the infringement on their Constitutional rights gathered together recently to protest at the OVI checkpoint held in Washington Township on March 17th (St. Patrick's Day).  The Dayton Cop Block organization vows to be present at other OVI checkpoints in the Miami Valley. As you watch the video…
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DUI Expungements Still Not A Reality In Ohio

Ohio Senate Bill 143 (OH SB143) was passed in the Senate June 4, 2014, and signed by Gov. John Kasich June, 2014. The new expungement law shall become effective September 19, 2014.  This follows the 2012 change to Ohio's expungement law (Ohio Senate Bill 337) which changed the requirement of “first offender” to “eligible offender,”…
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Kettering Municipal Court Statistics Show Drop In Cases

The Kettering Municipal Court appears to have experienced a significant reduction in the number of cases it is handling.  According to statistics HERE, the number of cases heard has dropped from 17,369 in 2013 to 15,819 in 2014.  But that does not tell the whole story. Despite the drop in total number of cases, criminal…
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