Goodbye to the Honorable Susan E. Goldie

xenia daily gazette

It is with great sadness that I share with you the passing of a friend.  My time with Judge Susan Goldie revealed a great public servant who was dedicated to her job and the people of Xenia.  Rest in peace.

goldieGreene County Municipal Court judge, Susan E. Goldie, passed away Sunday after a brief illness.

Goldie was elected municipal court judge in November of 1995 and served two terms (1996-2007) after taking over for Judge Raymond Hieber who served a

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Avoid A DUI This New Year’s Eve (by DaytonDUI)

New-Years-EveThe best way to avoid a DUI this holiday season is to think ahead.

I have been defending the accused drunk driver since 1995.  Countless people have sat in my office lamenting the fact that they could have avoided the DUI charge by deciding to hail a cab, call a friend or waiting for their sober friend to drive them home.  It is my belief that the solution to drunk driving as a societal problem involves  focusing on the prevention [Read the full post. . .]

Appellate Decision: Rules (as written) Don’t Apply

A recent 10th District Court of Appeals10th district Appeals decision in State v. Castle2012-Ohio-6028, decided on an interpretation of the Ohio Administrative Code that will allow the government to use both a BAC DataMaster or any other approved device to prosecute drunk driving cases in Ohio.  The court determined only the limited issue of whether the issuance of an operator access card under Ohio Adm.Code 3701-53- 09(D) prohibits the operator from performing breath tests using an instrument for which [Read the full post. . .]

Happy Holidays From All Of Us At

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The holiest of all holidays are those
Kept by ourselves in silence and apart;
The secret anniversaries of the heart,
When the full river of feeling overflows;–
The happy days unclouded to their close;
The sudden joys that our of darkness start
As flames from ashes; swift desires that dart
Like swallows singing down each wind that blows!
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Happy Holidays from all of us at the Law Offices of Charles M. Rowland II.  The season brings [Read the full post. . .]

Ohio State Highway Patrol Announces Christmas Enforcement Initiative

sleighOn Friday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol issued a press release announcing their annual Christmas enforcement initiative.  This year they have stuck with the familiar “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” theme.  I expect that the effort will be accompanied by a full media blitz including radio and television commercials. Below is the full text of the press release. 

Patrol to target impaired drivers this Holiday Season
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol

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