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Are You The Best DUI Lawyer?

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best DUI lawyerAre You The Best DUI Lawyer?

Someone called my office the other day and demanded an answer. “I want the best DUI lawyer, Is that you?” Believe it or not, I have encountered this question a few times. I always answer by saying, “I have experience, credentials and a great track record, but you should sit down with me and see if I’m right for you.”  The truth is that you have to choose an attorney who is qualified.  Once they pass that test, you have to judge them on a more intuitive level. Do you like them? Has their staff treated you well? Can you get to their office easily? Does the attorney answer your questions? How much will you pay?

What Do You Think?

All of these factors musts be taken into account. I may be the best DUI lawyer on paper, but if you do not believe you can put your full faith and trust in me, you should consider another attorney. So where does that leave us? I hope that after reviewing my credentials you will call my office and sit down with me for a free consultation.  If this article raises any questions, please contact me and I’ll do my best to give you an answer.

As always, thanks for taking the time to review DaytonDUI and all of the hard work I have put into becoming the best DUI lawyer I can be. Remember my motto, “All I do is DUI defense.” (BTW, I have no idea how the indentations will turn out below!)

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Charles M. Rowland II, Esq.

2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324, (937) 318-1384, toll-free 888-769-5263

CharlesRowland@CharlesRowland.com

         

Accomplished trial attorney with over 20 years of experience seeking an epic third act.

Experience

Babb & Rowland, LLC, 2005-present

Managing partner of a small law firm with a diverse suburban practice. I limit my practice to criminal litigation and drunk driving defense.

1st attorney in Ohio certified on the Intoxilyzer 8000 breath test machine

1st attorney in Ohio to earn Forensic Sobriety Assessment Certification

1st attorney in Ohio trained in Drug Recognition Expert protocol

Completed Standardized Field Sobriety Test Training

Completed certification on the BAC DataMaster breath test machine

Founding member, American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys

Founding member, DUI Defense Lawyers Association

Fellow to the American Bar Foundation

Fellow to the Ohio State Bar Foundation

President, Greene County Bar Association

National College for DUI Defense

Author/editor: Anderson’s Ohio Civil Practice, 2008 ed.

Author of the DaytonDUI blog, 18,000+ articles related to criminal defense

Frequent lecturer and presenter on topics related to criminal defense

City Prosecutor, 1999-2000

Served as acting prosecutor and acting law director at the Xenia Municipal Court. Handled all aspects of the criminal docket including trials, appeals, office management and long-term planning.

Cox, Keller & Rowland, 1995-2005

Handled all aspects of complex civil litigation focusing on construction law and the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act, criminal, family, juvenile and personal injury.

Babb & Rowland, 2005-present

Managing partner of one of the Miami Valley’s premier legal teams. We dedicate each day to becoming the leading attorneys in our field.

Education          

Ohio Northern University, J.D., 1995

        H.E. Ashcroft Memorial Scholarship Recipient, Order of the Barristers, Ohio Northern Moot Court Executive Board, Associate Justice.

Top 25% of graduating class, Visiting Scholar, University College London, Bentham Faculty of Laws, London, United Kingdom

 

Wright State University, B.A. Political Science, 1992                

University Honors Scholar, Honors in Political Science, Magnum Cum Laude, Phi Kappa Phi Honors, Minor in Sociology: Concentration in Criminal Justice

University Honors Scholar, Political Science Departmental Honors Academic Letter Award for excellence in Mock Trial Competitions, Student Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China

Service

 Beavercreek City Board of Education, 2002- 2008

          Elected twice to serve a four-year term administering an “Excellent” school district. Co-recipient of the 2006 Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce Education Award.

 TCN-BHS (Greene County’s Mental Health Provider), 1999- 2007

Worked with the Eastern Miami Valley ADMHS Board and the Greene County Commission to assure   proper services for mental health patients in Greene County. 2004 Ohio State Bar Foundation Community Service Award.

Greene County Police Academy, 2008-present

Teach a twice-yearly portion of the police academy wherein cadets are subjected to a live mock trial and intensive cross-examination.

Greene County Transit Board, 2015-present

Provide safe, reliable, and accessible public transportation for the residents of Greene County with special attention to those who are transportation disadvantaged in coordination with agencies, organizations, businesses, and local  governments.

 Wright State University, adjunct professor, 2008

Served as an adjunct professor for the University Honors Department teaching introductory political science in conjunction with the 2008 Presidential election.

Writer and Presenter

Authored and co-edited the 2008-2009 edition of Anderson’s Ohio Civil Practice

Authored over 18,000+ articles for the DaytonDUI blog. The blog has been  included in the prestigious American Bar Association Journal and LawBlogs.net.

Frequent speaker to groups including: Ohio NORML, Miami Valley NORML, Ohio Northern University (Debate on Heroin), St. Luke’s Catholic Parish (Debate on Death Penalty), Ohio Crime Club, Ohio Municipal and Prosecuting Attorneys

(Intoxilyzer 8000 Implementation), Dayton Bar Association, Greene County Bar Association, WHIO radio (regularly appeared on the “Brews Brothers” show to talk DUI law).

 

Clubs and Activities

Honorable Kentucky Colonels, Free & Accepted Masons, (Dayton Lodge 147),  Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, (Valley of Dayton)

I hope that reviewing my credentials I pass the “best DUI lawyer” test for you. Thanks for considering me. 

To Our Clients: Happy Thanksgiving!

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The First Thanksgiving, painted by Jean Leon G...

Happy Thanksgiving

Thank you to all of you who trust us to represent you through the tough times in your life.  We are thankful for the trust you place in us and for the opportunity to represent you.  We will use this season as a rededication to you, our clients.

We are thankful for the notes of thanks we receive from past clients and we are thankful for all of you who tell a trusted friend that we can help them.  We are thankful for the kind words when we are frustrated and the shared laughs when the absurdity of the world overwhelms us.  We are thankful for your twitter follows, Facebook likes and google pluses.   We are thankful for you calls, your expectations and your confidence in us.  So today, we raise a toast to you… our clients.  Happy Thanksgiving!

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, 1963 — John F. Kennedy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dayton DUI Blog Among The Best Legal Blogs

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I am proud and humbled to announce that the Dayton DUI blog has been chosen for inclusion amongst the best legal blogs in the country by the Expert Institute. Now that we have been nominated, we need your help.

Dayton DUI BlogIf you have been a frequent reader of the Dayton DUI blog, visit TheExpertInstitute.com and vote for me. The Dayton DUI blog is in the “Criminal Law” category. As of this posting we are currently tied for fifth. While it is awesome just to be nominated, I have to admit it would be even better to win.

The Dayton DUI blog was one of the first blogs in Ohio covering only DUI. Consistent with our motto, “All I do is DUI defense.”  This is the third time we have been recognized by the Expert Institute.  Once the blog gets recognized, it is up to you.

Vote for us! If you are so inclined, please consider giving us a vote.

 

 

ohio beer law

Beer Law: Nothing Is Certain But Beer And Taxes

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Beer Law Update!

According to the industry advocacy group Beer Institute, on average, more than 40 percent of what Americas pay goes toward federal, state and local taxes. You pay excise to consumption to sales taxes, as well as the normal business taxes. That makes taxes the most expensive ingredient. In addition, the U.S. beer industry contributes nearly $253 billion to our economy. Beer supports 1.75 million American jobs.

The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 2903/S. 1562) was introduced in the 114th Congress. It is sponsored by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Representatives Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and Ron Kind (D-WI). The provisions of the bill provide fair, equitable and comprehensive reform of the federal excise tax for all brewers and beer importers. The beer law would make access to craft brews a nationwide reality.

What Does The Law Do?

Notably, the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act:

  • Reduces the federal excise tax to $3.50 per barrel on the first 60,000 barrels for domestic brewers producing fewer than 2 million barrels annually;
  • Reduces the federal excise tax to $16 per barrel on the first 6 million barrels for all other brewers and all beer importers; and
  • Keeps the excise tax at the current $18 per barrel rate for barrelage over 6 million.In addition to the excise tax adjustments offered in the bill.

Today there are more than 3,300 breweries in the United States. More than 90 percent of all federally-permitted brewers produce fewer than 7,143 barrels annually, meeting the definition of a small brewer set by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). Many of those small brewers are brewpubs, which are restaurants with brewing operations designed to sell locally.  Research shows that the tax burden borne by beer drinkers is more than 68 percent higher than for the average purchase made in the U.S.

Stay informed about beer law and the craft beer movement. This information is important. Some shrill and uninformed voices want beer to be as restricted as possible. Their goal is a return to prohibition. In addition, they vote! Do your part and support responsible drinkers. In addition, support your local brewers. Dayton is poised to lead this movement. Drink beer and be happy (and support your local economy). 

The beer law cited in this article can be found at www.BeerInstitute.com

Are You The Best DUI Attorney? Here Is My CV…

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best dui attorneyAre You The Best DUI Attorney?

Someone called my office the other day and demanded an answer. “I want the best DUI attorney, Is that you?” Believe it or not, I have encountered this question a few times. I always answer by saying, “I have experience, credentials and a great track record, but you should sit down with me and see if I’m right for you.”  The truth is that you have to choose an attorney who is qualified.  Once they pass that test, you have to judge them on a more intuitive level. Do you like them? Has their staff treated you well? Can you get to their office easily? Does the attorney answer your questions? How much will you pay?

What Do You Think?

All of these factors musts be taken into account. I may be the best attorney on paper, but if you do not believe you can put your full faith and trust in me, you should consider another attorney. So where does that leave us? I hope that after reviewing my credentials you will call my office and sit down with me for a free consultation.  If this article raises any questions, please contact me and I’ll do my best to give you an answer.

As always, thanks for taking the time to review DaytonDUI and all of the hard work I have put into becoming the best DUI attorney I can be. Remember my motto, “All I do is DUI defense.” (BTW, I have no idea how the indentations will turn out below!)

 

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Charles M. Rowland II, Esq.

2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324, (937) 318-1384, toll-free 888-769-5263

CharlesRowland@CharlesRowland.com

         

Accomplished trial attorney with over 20 years of experience seeking an epic third act.

Experience

Babb & Rowland, LLC, 2005-present

Managing partner of a small law firm with a diverse suburban practice. I limit my practice to criminal litigation and drunk driving defense.

1st attorney in Ohio certified on the Intoxilyzer 8000 breath test machine

1st attorney in Ohio to earn Forensic Sobriety Assessment Certification

1st attorney in Ohio trained in Drug Recognition Expert protocol

Completed Standardized Field Sobriety Test Training

Completed certification on the BAC DataMaster breath test machine

Founding member, American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys

Founding member, DUI Defense Lawyers Association

Fellow to the American Bar Foundation

Fellow to the Ohio State Bar Foundation

President, Greene County Bar Association

National College for DUI Defense

Author/editor: Anderson’s Ohio Civil Practice, 2008 ed.

Author of the DaytonDUI blog, 18,000+ articles related to criminal defense

Frequent lecturer and presenter on topics related to criminal defense

 

City Prosecutor, 1999-2000

Served as acting prosecutor and acting law director at the Xenia Municipal Court. Handled all aspects of the criminal docket including trials, appeals, office management and long-term planning.

 

Cox, Keller & Rowland, 1995-2005

Handled all aspects of complex civil litigation focusing on construction law and the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act, criminal, family, juvenile and personal injury.

Babb & Rowland, 2005-present

Managing partner of one of the Miami Valley’s premier legal teams. We dedicate each day to becoming the leading attorneys in our field.

 

Education          

 

Ohio Northern University, J.D., 1995

        H.E. Ashcroft Memorial Scholarship Recipient, Order of the Barristers, Ohio Northern Moot Court Executive Board, Associate Justice.

Top 25% of graduating class, Visiting Scholar, University College London, Bentham Faculty of Laws, London, United Kingdom

 

Wright State University, B.A. Political Science, 1992                

University Honors Scholar, Honors in Political Science, Magnum Cum Laude, Phi Kappa Phi Honors, Minor in Sociology: Concentration in Criminal Justice

University Honors Scholar, Political Science Departmental Honors Academic Letter Award for excellence in Mock Trial Competitions, Student Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China

Service

 Beavercreek City Board of Education, 2002- 2008

          Elected twice to serve a four-year term administering an “Excellent” school district. Co-recipient of the 2006 Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce Education Award.

 TCN-BHS (Greene County’s Mental Health Provider), 1999- 2007

Worked with the Eastern Miami Valley ADMHS Board and the Greene County Commission to assure   proper services for mental health patients in Greene County. 2004 Ohio State Bar Foundation Community Service Award.

Greene County Police Academy, 2008-present

Teach a twice-yearly portion of the police academy wherein cadets are subjected to a live mock trial and intensive cross-examination.

Greene County Transit Board, 2015-present

Provide safe, reliable, and accessible public transportation for the residents of Greene County with special attention to those who are transportation disadvantaged in coordination with agencies, organizations, businesses, and local  governments.

 Wright State University, adjunct professor, 2008

Served as an adjunct professor for the University Honors Department teaching introductory political science in conjunction with the 2008 Presidential election.

Writer and Presenter

Authored and co-edited the 2008-2009 edition of Anderson’s Ohio Civil Practice

Authored over 18,000+ articles for the DaytonDUI blog. The blog has been  included in the prestigious American Bar Association Journal and LawBlogs.net.

Frequent speaker to groups including: Ohio NORML, Miami Valley NORML, Ohio Northern University (Debate on Heroin), St. Luke’s Catholic Parish (Debate on Death Penalty), Ohio Crime Club, Ohio Municipal and Prosecuting Attorneys

(Intoxilyzer 8000 Implementation), Dayton Bar Association, Greene County Bar Association, WHIO radio (regularly appeared on the “Brews Brothers” show to talk DUI law).

 

Clubs and Activities

Honorable Kentucky Colonels, Free & Accepted Masons, (Dayton Lodge 147),  Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, (Valley of Dayton)

 

I hope that reviewing my credentials I pass the “best DUI attorney” test for you. Thanks for considering me.