Category: Xenia DUI Attorney

Driving Privileges In The Xenia Municipal Court

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xenia oviOne of the many advantages you receive in hiring a good attorney is help in applying for and getting driving privileges. Nothing will make you feel like your life is returning to normal more than being able to drive to work, school or to attend to child care.  We pride ourselves on having someone available to help you even when I am in court. More info

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Xenia OVI Arrests – Now With Body Cameras

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If you have a Xenia OVI case, your attorney can now ask for body camera footage of your arrest. All Xenia police officers are armed with body cameras according to information released by the city on Monday. The officers are using Digital Ally’s First Vu HD personal body cameras which were partially funded with a grant.

For Xenia OVI cases, this means that we will get to see the standardized field sobriety tests as the officer does. It may provide a defense to an officer’s accusation that a defendant was slurring their words or fumbling for information.

At we are prepared to use the body camera evidence on behalf of our clients to fight your Xenia OVI case. Please give us a call. 
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How To Obtain Driving Privileges In The Xenia Municipal Court

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Obtaining driving privileges in the Xenia Municipal Court is available via an online petition available HERE via the court website.  The Clerks have been instructed by Judge Michael K. Murry to reject applications for driving privileges unless the requests comply with the following requirements:

  1. The request must be completely legible.
  2. The request must be completely legible.
  3. The name, address, and telephone number of the applicant’s supervisor is evident on the application.

If the applicant is requesting driving privileges during working hours, then an explanation of why the applicant needs to have driving privileges during the workday is necessary (i.e., deliver pizzas, make sales calls etc.)  To obtain driving privileges in the Xenia Municipal Court, make your request specific. The applicant must explain where he or she needs to travel, the reason he or she needs to travel to that location, and the specific time of travel.  If the request is complicated, and especially if the request involves different travel requests for different days, then it is recommended that the applicant include a daily schedule on the back of the application. The daily schedule should include the days, hours, and destinations where the applicant would be driving should the Court grant privileges. A written explanation for the schedule should be on the front of the application.

If you are granted driving privileges in the Xenia Municipal Court, you will receive no more than 50 hours per week and no more than 5 days per week will be granted.  Proof of insurance must be included with the application.  Charles M. Rowland II and the staff at DaytonDUI will be available to assist you in preparing the application for driving privileges.  Our goal is to help you get your life back to normal and often, that means getting you driving privileges as soon as possible.  To begin the process of obtaining driving privileges, click here for a printable version of the on-line petition.

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The New Look Xenia Municipal Court?

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xenia municipal courtGround will break on the new City Hall and Administrative offices on June 3rd, but the Xenia Municipal Court will not be moving. The new 24,000 square foot administration building will house most of the city’s administrative offices and will allow the Xenia Police Division to expand its operation out of the basement in the current Xenia City Hall building.

The Xenia Municipal Court will not be moving, but the facilities will be renovated and the court will have access to more of its current building.  Attorneys and staff are hoping for another courtroom, expanded court clerk areas and additional improvements.  And while the new building will be completed in the summer of 2016, it is unclear when the proposed improvements to the Xenia Municipal Court will take place.

Another question will be the name of the current “City Hall” building.  As a former Xenia City Prosecutor, and current Xenia OVI attorney, I’m hoping that they change it to the “Hall of Justice.”

Note: Charles M. Rowland II served as the Xenia City Prosecutor and has served as a “Special” prosecuting attorney for the Xenia Municipal Court visit or for additional service.
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Xenia DUI Attorney: How To Dress For The Xenia Municipal Court

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If you plan on visiting the Xenia Municipal Court, make sure that you are dressed appropriately.  Here are the rules for courtroom attire and conduct that the court lists on its website.
Courtroom Attire & Conduct:
To maintain respect for, and the dignity of, courtroom proceedings, the following guidelines apply:
  • Proper dress is required for all court appearances. While no list can cover every situation, examples of improper clothing would include: short shorts; short skirts; tank tops; halter tops; clothing where undergarments are showing; sleeveless shirts; t-shirts with graphics or messages depicting drugs, alcohol, sex or disrespect for the law or the Court; and ripped or excessively dirty or greasy clothes.
  • Shoes must be worn.
  • Hats and sunglasses are to be removed before entering the courtroom.
  • Use of cell phones, pagers, tablets or any other electronic device is prohibited. All electronic devices are to be turned off before entering the courtroom.
  • There is to be no recording of any court proceeding without the approval of the judge in advance.
  • Once entering the courtroom, please refrain from talking, unless when necessary for court proceedings. Foul or abusive language will not be tolerated.
  • Food and drinks are prohibited in the courtroom.
  • Anyone who in the court’s opinion is dressed inappropriately or violates one of these conduct expectations may be denied access by the Court Bailiffs or asked to leave by the Judge.

We also think it is a good idea to take Charlie to court with you as well.  If you need a Xenia DUI attorney, call us for a free consultation to discuss your case.