Archive for September, 2012

Tipp City DUI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II

September 27th, 2012

tipp city dui attorneyPeople looking for a Tipp City DUI Attorney should check out www.TippCityDUI.com.

Tipp City DUI attorney, 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 law. There you will find information on DUI (now called OVI) law in the Miami County Municipal Court and in the Miami County Common Pleas Court.  The Judges who will hear your case in the Miami County Municipal Court are the Honorable Elizabeth S. Gutman and the Honorable Gary Nasal. Judge Gutman’s office can be reached at (937) 440-3936. Judge Nasal’s telephone number is (937) 440-3933.  The operating hours of the court are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Clerk of the Miami County Municipal Court is (937) 440-3918 and the fax number is (937) 440-3911. If you need to speak to the prosecutor, call (937) 440-3928. Please follow the links below for more specific information:

Tipp City DUI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II represents clients from all of the following areas of Miami County: Bradford, Casstown, Covington, Fletcher, Huber Heights, Piqua, Pleasant Hill, Potsdam, Tipp City, Troy, Bethel Township, Brown Township, Concord Township, Elizabeth Township, Lost Creek Township, Monroe Township, Newberry Township, Newton Township, Spring Creek Township, Staunton Township, Union Township and Washington Township.

Contact Tipp City  DUI attorney Charles Rowland by phone at 937-318-1DUI (937-318-1384), 937-879-9542, or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (1-888-769-5263).  For after-hours help contact our 24/7 DUI HOTLINE at 937-776-2671.  Immediate help is available by filling out this CONTACT form.  For information about Dayton DUI sent directly to your mobile device, text DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  Follow DaytonDUI on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/DaytonDUI or Get Twitter updates via SMS by texting follow DaytonDUI to 40404. DaytonDUI is also available on Facebook and you can access updates by becoming a fan of Dayton DUI/OVI Defense.  You can also email Charles Rowland at: CharlesRowland@CharlesRowland.com or write to us at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.

 Tipp City DUI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II provides checkpoint information for free via the DaytonDUI OVI checkpoint alert (Check your text!).

Xenia OVI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II

September 27th, 2012

xenia ovi attorneyXenia OVI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II has represented clients in the Xenia Municipal Court since 1995.  He limits his practice to DUI defense and stays on the cutting edge of DUI science and the tactics necessary to defend your case.  Contact Xenia DUI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II at (937) 318-1384 or 888-ROWLAND.  Here is some important information about the Xenia Municipal Court.

Xenia Municipal Court, and the honorable Michael Murry, has jurisdiction over OVI/DUI violations of any ordinance of any municipal corporation within its territory.  The Xenia Municipal Court has jurisdiction for the cities of Xenia and Bellbrook; the villages of Yellow SpringsCedarvilleJamestown, Spring Valley, and Bowersville; and the townships of Sugarcreek,Xenia, Cedarville, New Jasper, Silvercreek, Ceasarcreek, Miami, Jefferson, Ross, and Spring Valley. The Court’s jurisdiction also includes four college campuses: Central State University, Wilberforce University, Cedarville College, and Antioch College.  Law enforcement agencies located within the jurisdiction of the court include: Bellbrook Police Department; Cedarville Police Department; Central State University Police Department; Greene County Animal Control; Greene County Sheriff’s Office; Greene County Parks District; Jamestown Police Department; Ohio Department of Parks and Natural Resources; Ohio Department of Wildlife; Ohio State Highway Patrol; Spring Valley Police Department; Sugarcreek Township Police Department; Wilberforce University Police Department; Xenia Police Division; and Yellow Springs Police Department.

 

Location:
Xenia Municipal Court is located on the second floor of Xenia City Hall, 101 N. Detroit Street, Xenia, Ohio.  This building is located just to the south of the Greene County Courthouse in downtown Xenia.

 

Hours of Operation:
Hours are 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays.  Hours are 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.

Contact Information:Phone: (937) 376-7290Fax: (937) 376-7288

 

Xenia OVI attorney Charles Rowland is proud to have served as the city prosecutor for the city early in his career.  He worked in downtown Xenia at the firm of Cox, Keller & Rowland for the first ten years of his practice.  The experience he brings to the table as your Xenia OVI attorney is invaluable.

Xenia OVI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Xenia and throughout Ohio.  He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself Xenia’s choice for drunk driving defense. Contact Charles Rowland by phone at (937) 318-1384 or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263). If you need assistance after hours, call the 24/7 DUI Hotline at (937) 776-2671.  You can have DaytonDUI at your fingertips by downloading the DaytonDUI Android App or have DaytonDUI sent directly to your mobile device by texting DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  Follow DaytonDUI on Facebook, @DaytonDUI on Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pheed and Pintrest or get RSS of the Ohio DUI blog.  You can emailCharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or visit his office at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.  “All I do is DUI defense.”

 Xenia OVI Attorney information and other city-specific info at the following links:

FairbornDaytonSpringfieldKetteringVandaliaXeniaMiamisburgSpringboro,Huber HeightsOakwoodBeavercreekCenterville

Low BAC And Fatal Crashes (by DaytonDUI)

September 27th, 2012

According to research complied by David J. Hanson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Sociology of the State University of New York at Potsdam, most drivers who have had something to drink have low blood alcohol content or concentration (BAC) and few are involved in fatal crashes. On the other hand, while only a few drivers have BACs higher than .15, a much higher proportion of those drivers have fatal crashes.

  • The average BAC among fatally injured drinking drivers is .16 1
  • The relative risk of death for drivers in single-vehicle crashes with a high BAC is 385 times that of a zero-BAC driver and for male drivers the risk is 707 times that of a sober driver, according to estimates by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).2
  • High BAC drivers tend to be male, aged 25-35, and have a history of DWI convictions and polydrug abuse. 3

Dr. Hanson also provides some historical context for how much has been done to combat drunk driving in the United States.  While we must do even more to reduce drunk driving, we have already accomplished a great deal.

  • Alcohol-related traffic fatalities have dropped from 60% of all traffic deaths in 1982 down to 31% in 2010. 34
  • Alcohol-related traffic fatalities per vehicle miles driven have also dropped dramatically — from 1.64 deaths per 100 million miles traveled in 1982 down to 0.45 in 2006 (the latest year for which such statistics are available). 35
  • The proportion of alcohol-related crash fatalities has fallen 52% since 1982, but the proportion of traffic deaths NOT associated with alcohol has jumped 78% during the same time. We’re clearly winning the battle against alcohol-related traffic deaths. 36

Footnotes:

  • 1. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Performance Measures. NHTSA Budget Overview FY 2007. Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2007. (nhtsa.dot.gov//nhtsa/whatis/bb/207/pages/NHTSAPerfMeas.htm+BAC+crashes&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=l&gl=us)
  • 2. Testimony of  Richard F. Healing, Member, National Transportation Safety Board before the House Judiciary Committee State of Maryland Regarding House Bill 763. February 12, 2004. (ntsb.gov/Speeches/healing/rfh040212.htm+high+BAC+drivers&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=4&gl=us)
  • 3. Hedlund, James and James Fell. Repeat Offenders and Persistent Drinking Drivers in the U.S..Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2007
  • 34. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). 2010 Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview. Traffic Safety Facts: Research Note. 2011 (December). DOT HS 811 552. Page 2, Table 3.
  • 35. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 2006 Traffic Safety Annual Assessment: Alcohol-Related Fatalities. Traffic Safety Facts: Research Note. 2007. DOT HS 810 821. Page 1, Figure 1.
  • 36. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). 2010 Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview. Traffic Safety Facts: Research Note. 2011 (December). DOT HS 811 552. Page 2, Table 3; National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Traffic Fatalities in 2010 Drop to Lowest Rate in Recorded History. NHTSA Press Release. April 1, 2011.

Warren County Ohio Courts (An Overview)

September 26th, 2012

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Several courts serve Warren County, Ohio.  Frequently, we encounter questions about where a Warren County DUI case will be heard.  Here is an overview of all of the Warren County, Ohio courts complete with links and other important information.

  • Warren County Common Pleas Court (hearing all felony offenses in Warren County) located at 500 Justice Drive, Lebanon, Ohio 45036.  The Court operates Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be reached at the following telephone numbers (513) 695-1346 [Lebanon number], (513) 261-1346 [Middletown/Franklin number], (513) 925-1346 [Cincinnati number] and (937) 425-1346 [Dayton number].  The Juvenile and Common Pleas Courts are  served by the Warren County Clerk of Courts
  • Warren County Juvenile Court (hearing all cases brought against persons deemed to be juveniles under Ohio law)  located at 570 Justice Drive, Lebanon, Ohio 45036. You can contact the Court at (513) 695-1160 and the Juvenile Detention Facility at (513) 695-1392.  The Juvenile and Common Pleas Courts are  served by the Warren County Clerk of Courts
  • Located at 550 Justice Drive, Lebanon, Ohio 45036, the Warren County Court has jurisdiction over misdemeanor offenses (including misdemeanor DUI’s) arising in the following villages: Harveysburg, Maineville, Morrow, South Lebanon, Springboro and Waynesville, along with the following townships: Clearcreek, Hamilton, Harlan, Massie, Salem, Union, Washington and Wayne.  Note, however, that the city of Springboro operates the Springboro Mayor’s Court which is discussed below.  The Warren County Court is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding holidays and can be reached at (513) 695-1370.  Your Warren County Court DUI will be heard by the Honorable Donald E. Oda II or the Honorable Joseph W. Kirby.
  • The Lebanon Municipal Court handles cases arising in Lebanon or Turtlecreek Township.   The Lebanon Municipal Court is located at 50 South Broadway in downtown Lebanon across the street from the Golden Lamb restaurant.  The Court is presided over by Judge Mark R. Brogen.  To reach the court, please call (513) 933-7210 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  To look up cases in the Lebanon Municipal Court please go HERE and to access daily docket information please visit HERE.
  • The Franklin Municipal Court serves the communities of Franklin and Carlisle.  The Court is located in downtown Franklin at One Benjamin Franklin Way, at the corner of Riley and Fourth Street.  Contact the Court at (937) 746-2858.  Since 2006, the presiding Judge of the Franklin Municipal Court is the Honorable Rupert E. Ruppert.  The hours of the court are as follows: Monday (8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.), Tuesday (8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.), Wednesday (8:30 a.m. until Noon), Thursday and Friday (8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.).
  • If you were cited or the incident happened in the city of Mason or Deerfield Township, your case will be in Mason Municipal Court.  You will appear before Judge D. Andrew Batsche at 5950 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason, Ohio 45040.  You can reach the court at (513) 398-7901.  The Court operates between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and  4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The Court allow On-Line Payments and access to Public Records/Case Look-Up.
  • Located primarily in Butler County, the jurisdiction of the Middletown Municipal Court does extend into Warren County.   If you are arrested for DUI in Middletown, Trenton, Madison Township or Lemon Township your misdemeanor DUI case will be heard in the Middletown Municipal Court.  The court is located at One Donham Plaza in downtown Middletown and can be reached by telephone at (513) 425-7766.  The court is presided over by the Honorable Mark W. Wall.
  • If you have a case in the Springboro Mayor’s Court you can find assistance by calling (937) 748-4367.  The Sprinboro Mayor’s Court is located at 329 West Central Avenue, Springboro, Ohio 45066.  The Magistrate who will hear your case is the Honorable Jeffrey T. Kirby.  The Clerk of Court is Linda Volpe and she can be reached at (937) 748-9782, Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.  Any other information that you need can be found on the Springboro government website [HERE] and by accessing their convenient A to Z directory.

If you have questions regarding the information provided above, please contact Charles M. Rowland II by phone at 937-318-1DUI (937-318-1384), 937-879-9542, or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (1-888-769-5263).For after-hours help contact our 24/7 DUI HOTLINE at 937-776-2671.  Immediate help is available by filling out the CONTACT form on any of these pages. For information about Dayton DUI sent directly to your mobile device, text DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  Follow DaytonDUI on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/DaytonDUI or Get Twitterupdates via SMS by texting follow DaytonDUI to 40404. DaytonDUI is also available on Facebook and you can access updates by becoming a fan of Dayton DUI/OVI Defense.  You can also email Charles Rowland at: CharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or write to us at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324

Are the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests Fair to Fatter People?

September 25th, 2012

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Being overweight can impact your performance on the standardized field sobriety tests.  The government agency tasked with verifying the validity of the standardized field sobriety tests is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (hereinafter NHTSA).  NHTSA concedes that being fifty or more pounds overweight affects performance on the one-leg stand test; a test requiring the suspect to raise a foot off the ground and stand on one foot for 30 seconds. See NHTSA, DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Participant’s Manual (2006), re: WAT at VIII-11, re: OLS at VIII-13. Id. re: 50 lbs at VIII-13.  In older versions and in the early validation studies, the same overweight warnings were applied to the walk and turn test. Given that 64.5 percent of Americans are overweight and 30.5 percent are obese, we see that a vast number of Americans may be bad subject for at least two of the three standardized field sobriety tests.  See Dixie L. Thompson, Jennifer Rakow, Sara M. Perdue, Relationship between Accumulated Walking and Body Composition in Middle-Ages Women, OFFICIAL J. OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SPORTS  MEDICINE, 913 (Jan. 2004).  Science also tells us that age, physical activity and gender can affect the performance on the standardized field sobriety tests.  Charles M. Rowland II has completed the most recent NHTSA training in standardized field sobriety tests and can help you aggressively fight your Ohio DUI case.

DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in Fairborn, Dayton, Springfield, Kettering, Vandalia, Xenia, Miamisburg, Huber Heights, Beavercreek, Springboro, Centerville and throughout Ohio.  He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself the Miami Valley’s choice for DUI defense.  Contact Charles Rowland by phone at 937-318-1DUI (937-318-1384), 937-879-9542, or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263).  For after-hours help contact our 24/7 DUI HOTLINE at 937-776-2671.  For information about Dayton DUI sent directly to your mobile device, text DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  Follow DaytonDUI on Twitter @DaytonDUI or Get Twitter updates via SMS by texting DaytonDUI to 40404. DaytonDUI is also available on Facebook,  and on the DaytonDUI channel on YouTube.  You can also email Charles Rowland at: CharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or write to us at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.