Aggravated Vehicular Assault: What is Operation?

aggravated vehicular assaultIn order to convict a person of Aggravated Vehicular Assault, the State is required to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that, “while operating * * * a motor vehicle, * * * cause[d] serious physical harm to another person * * * [a]s the proximate result of committing a violation of division (A) of section 4511.19 of the Revised Code * * *.” R.C. 2903.08(A)(1)(a).

The Ohio Jury Instructions with respect to vehicular assault provide a definition of “operate”

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Do You Face A Military OVI Charge?

Do you face a military OVI? 

military OVI The consequences of an OVI while serving active duty in the military can be devastating: dishonorable discharge, rank reduction, pay deduction, loss of security clearance, fines and jail time and mandatory military counseling sessions and potential exclusion from some sensitive operations.  Military regulations often subject its members to enhanced Non-Judicial Punishment (NJP), which go above and beyond the punishments allowed by civilian law.  We are seeing more cases where the leadership is “cracking down” [Read the full post. . .]

Juveniles In Solitary Confinement – Sad But True

Summary:  Juveniles in Solitary Confinement, some as young as 10 years of age, do exist in our society today.

What is it like to be locked up in solitary confinement when you are just a child?

Juvenile facilities across the country house children as young as 10 years old in isolation either as punishment or as part of the regular jail/detention operation.  Across the U.S, children spend days and months in solitary confinement. The ACLU found that in 2011 [Read the full post. . .]

Changes To The 2013 NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test Manual

standardized field sobriety testThere is a new NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test training manual and it is significantly changed from prior versions.  Included is the new focus of law enforcement on impairing drugs.  The new information lays the groundwork for full implementation of the Drug Recognition Expert protocol now making its way into Ohio law. 

This article will focus on the changes in a format that follows the NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test training manual text, session by session.  Full versions of the [Read the full post. . .]

Holiday DUI Blitz Begins December 6th

holiday dui blitzThe Ohio State Highway Patrol announced its annual “Holiday DUI Blitz.”  The 6-State Trooper Project is a multi-state law enforcement partnership aimed at providing combined and coordinated law enforcement and security services in the areas of highway safety, criminal patrol and intelligence sharing.

The holiday dui  initiative will take place from Friday, December 5 at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, December 7 at 11:59 p.m. This high-visibility enforcement effort will include the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan [Read the full post. . .]

Attorney Charles Rowland II

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