If you are an active duty soldier and receive a military DUI (drunk driving) charge, you may face civilian DUI penalties or military DUI punishment. This article will describe what military penalties are available and under what circumstances they are invoked. For information about DUI in the civilian courts, click on the appropriate category of the Ohio DUI Blog.
Who Will Prosecute My Military DUI?
The overwhelming number of DUI cases will be prosecuted in the civilian courts [Read the full post. . .]
WE CAN HELP IF YOU ARE ARRESTED ON BASE
We have a former J.A.G. officer on staff to help with military DUI/OVI cases. Located conveniently near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Charles M. Rowland II has successfully represented active-duty military, contractors, and civilian employees for over 15 years. He knows how to deal with issues of deployment, security clearances, loss of rank, loss of on-base driving privileges and issues related to out-of-state licenses. If you find yourself arrested for [Read the full post. . .]
Ohio appears ready to pass a requirement that judges consider a persons’ military service when deciding a sentence in a criminal case. Sub. S.B. 330, proposed by Senator Joe Schiavoni would apply to both misdemeanor and felony charges. “They have been through things that most of us haven’t,” Schiavoni said. “It’s so, so important we consider that before they get thrown into jail and their problems aren’t handled properly.” Schiavoni says the bill has bipartisan support from both legislators [Read the full post. . .]
My practice is proud to serve the military community in and around Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. One of the recurring questions we get from military personnel is whether or not a federal or out-of-state DUI can be used to enhance a DUI they get here in Ohio. At one time they did not. Now, however, the offenses received in another state or on federal property do count. See Ohio Revised Code 4511.181(A). DUI defense attorneys challenged the ex post [Read the full post. . .]
One Strike and You’re OUT. An Update on the Self-Reporting Requirement.
The military has always been the employer of last resort. When the economy is good the military is hard pressed to meet recruitment. When the economy is bad the military can and does get very picky. Today the civilian authorities seem to agree that the best place to cut federal spending is the military. Force reduction has been policy in the past and will be again in the future. [Read the full post. . .]