Category: Other Areas & Interests

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

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Someone asked me the other day to provide a copy of my curriculum vitae for their consideration. I am providing that to all of you, complete with the inevitable spacing problems inherent in this blog program.  It may look oddly spaced on your device and there is no way to fix the spacing issues.


Charles M. Rowland II, Esq.

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


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


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 during a period of transition. 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.



                                    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


                                    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

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)



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All I Do Is DUI Defense

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“All I do is DUI defense.”

I have been practicing for over twenty years and I still love what I do. I have amassed a great number of credentials and I have been named one of the top DUI attorneys in the country by TIME and Car & Driver Magazine. If you are facing the trauma of a drunk driving arrest, please contact me for a free consultation at (937) 318-1384 or 888-ROWLAND.

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How Does Ohio Spend Federal Grant Money On OVI?

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Earlier this week I gave you a breakdown of the grant money received by Ohio in fiscal year 2015 from various federal grant programs. As you will recall the total was a whopping $18,020,292.  Of that money, $5,028,774 was received by Ohio in FY 2015 to fight OVI. This post will focus on the Section 405(d) grants that are specifically targeting impaired drivers.

Under the federal program (SAFETEA-LU), Ohio was eligible for this grant in one of two ways: More info

Ever Had A “Natty?” Yes, You’ve Had A Natty!

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natural lightI recently came across this article, Strange Brews: Natty Light on the Modern Drunkard Magazine site.  Growing up in Ohio, drinking an Anheuser-Busch Natural Light was a rite of passage. How many of us, in college, sought to buy a 30 pack of beer for about 50 cents a beer?  According to the site:

Cheap beer is not a fresh idea, but for Natty it wasn’t supposed to be this way. Concocted by Anheuser-Busch in the 1970s, Natty was envisioned as the brewery’s elegant answer to the Miller Lite juggernaut. It wasn’t. Today it’s a punch line even to the people who buy it. And yet, according to Beverage Industry, Natural Light is currently the 5th best-selling beer in the U.S. Natty, it seems, is the beer that America both laughs at and loves. It’s been a strange journey.

In addition to telling the not-so-successful story of the launch and early advertisements for Natty Light, the article also talks about the process of making and marketing the first light beers.  Taking us full circle through the less than stellar performance of the brand, the article ends with a justification for America’s second look at this (great?) Ohio beer.

In 2009 came the Great Recession. Beer drinkers began trading down to “sub-premium” brands, and A-B courted them with its first television advertising campaign for Natty since the early years of its launch. There were no celebrities this time around. The crude ads touted “nattyisms”—dull-witted jargon targeting young drinkers and couch-potatoes—but they were good enough to launch Natty into the top five in U.S. beer sales.

If you get a chance check this article out, if you need to speak to an attorney because you have been accused of having too many Natty Lights, give DaytonDUI a call at (937) 318-1384.