Vandalia OVI Checkpoint (Nov. 21, 2014)

Vandalia OVI There will be a Vandalia OVI checkpoint tonight (Nov. 21st, 2014) along US 40 (east of airport access exit) 8pm – midnight.  Stay safe and designate a sober driver. If you need the assistance of an attorney, contact us at (937) 776-2671 anytime 24/7.

Stay ahead of the Vandalia OVI 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 [Read the full post. . .]

OVI Law: Elimination of Alcohol By Oxidation

ovi lawOVI law requires an understanding of how alcohol enters, affects and exits the body.  Here is a brief overview of the elimination process.

Alcohol exits the human body by being oxidized by a number of very important enzymes.  Foremost among these enzymes are ADH (alcohol dehydrogenase) and ALDH (aldehyde dehydrogenase).  Over 90% of the ingested alcohol is oxidized in the liver.  The remaining 10% is excreted via the breath (.07%), the urine (.03%) and sweat (.01%). [Master, S., Chapter 23: [Read the full post. . .]

Ohio Senate Votes To Ban Traffic Cameras

traffic camerasAs many regular readers of this blog already know, I have made it my mission to speak out against traffic cameras and speed cameras since their introduction.  I consider them to be corrupt and corrupting.  They are the worst example of turning the criminal justice system (and the citizens) into a source of revenue.

Today the Ohio Senate passed legislation that will effectively ban traffic cameras statewide.  The law would require that a police officer be on the scene to [Read the full post. . .]

Dayton DUI Credentials: Former Prosecuting Attorney

Dayton DUIDayton DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II has served as a city prosecutor responsible for DUI cases and has served as a special prosecutor handling DUI cases.  He now represents people accused of drunk driving.

Charles is a frequent speaker and a prolific writer on all matters related to DUI defense. The DaytonDUI Blog was chosen for inclusion in the prestigious ABA Journal of Legal Blogs . In 2011, Charles spoke to the Dayton Bar Association on evidential breath testing [Read the full post. . .]

Ohio DUI Law: Is Smell of Marijuana Sufficient?

Marijuana Is the odor of enough to justify a police search or arrest and can an officer make a valid determination based on just a smell?

marijuanaA peer-reviewed journal article, entitled “Marijuana Odor Perception: Studies Modeled From Probable Cause Cases”, published in Law and Human Behavior, (Vol. 28, No. 2, April 2004) explains that “The present findings throw into question, in two specific instances, the validity of observations made by law enforcement officers using the sense of smell to discern [Read the full post. . .]

Attorney Charles Rowland II