Springfield DUI Lawyer – Where To Find Help

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springfield dui lawyerAs a Springfield DUI Lawyer, I get to help people who are dealing with addiction issues.  To that end, we offer you this list of Clark County service providers who can help. Please follow the links to learn about services and costs.  If you need help, we can help!

(Please call me if any of these links are not working… thanks)

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Call Springfield DUI Lawyer Charles M. Rowland II Today!

Springfield DUI Lawyer Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio.  He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself Springfield’s choice for drunk driving defense. Contact Charles Rowland by phone at (937) 318-1384 or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263). If you need assistance after hours, call the 24/7 DUI Hotline at (937) 776-2671.  You can have DaytonDUI at your fingertips by downloading the DaytonDUI Android App or have DaytonDUI sent directly to your mobile device by texting DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  Follow DaytonDUI on Facebook, @DaytonDUI on Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pheed and Pintrest or get RSS of the Ohio DUI blog.  You can or visit his office at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.  “All I do is DUI defense.”

 Find Springfield DUI Attorney information on these city-specific links:

FairbornDaytonSpringfield DUI AttorneyKetteringVandaliaXeniaMiamisburgSpringboro,Huber HeightsOakwoodBeavercreekCenterville 

DaytonOVI & Beyond

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Dayton OVIWaaaaaay back in the late 1990’s I started Dayton OVI (then to market my law practice.  I built one page which consisted of a banner and my phone number. I used a friend, then a friend who knew a friend, because no one worked exclusively in the field of web design.  We were able to update the page to include a massive link bank.  This was cutting edge at the time. It took us months to make even minor changes to the site and, of course, the links were always failing. It should be noted that not all practicing attorneys in 1995-1997 had computers on their desks.  My managing partner at the time thought that the computer was a distraction that was only used for solitaire.

I Work For Google!

When Yahoo, then Google became dominant we started to adapt to what they would rank.  At the time, they were still ranking by the name of the site. We adapted by buying batches of sites (,,  We took the time to make all of these links point back to   As you will recall, in the early days of web searching, people would type the name of what they wanted followed by “.com.” If you were interested in pets, you typed in We were smart.  For a time we were dominant across all search engines.

Dayton OVI & Beyond

When I changed firms in 2005 and focused my practice exclusively on drunk driving defense, I consciously made the move to, then as the flagship site.  Google was emerging as the champion search engine. You had to play by their rules.  They no longer liked web pages that pointed to other web pages.  They considered that cheating. It took years of work, but we built separate independent web sites for all of the cities that I regularly appeared in.  There was a site for KetteringDUI, XeniaDUI, BeavercreekDUI, SpringfieldDUI, FairbornDUI, HuberHeightsDUI, etc., and sites devoted to areas of OVI law like and

Dayton OVI (The Blog)

By 2010, Google was more sophisticated and increasingly dominant.  No longer were static sites with information enough to generate rankings.  Instead of splash pages, they wanted sites with depth and information. Because I love this area of law, I was poised.  I began the DaytonOVI Blog with posts about all areas of law.  It was recognized by various legal blogs and selected for inclusion in prestigious blog accumulators. We went back to make all of the content on the various pages accessible via blog posts.  It was a great deal of work, but I created what you now see as the current version of

Dayton OVI In The 21st Century

The blog also plays to my advantage because of my work ethic and dedication to OVI defense. Google rewards depth of knowledge, constant updates and consistent posting.  That means that an attorney who dabbles in OVI defense is incapable of outworking me because they have to divide their attention. I have been able to develop a library of information on DUI that is useful and accessible.  I have even got to the point where I can bring in my blog posts and use them as research in court.  Staying up-to-date and on the cutting edge is important to me and beneficial to my clients.

I do not know what the next generation of internet development will be. I stand ready to take the steps necessary to be a leading voice in the field of DUI defense.  If you want an attorney with a passion for OVI defense, please contact me at (937) 318-1384.  Please let me know what you think of the sites and the information.  Much of the improvements are due to your comments.  Thanks for taking time to read this post.

To Our Clients: Happy Thanksgiving!

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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







Springfield DUI Lawyer Charles Rowland – (937) 318-1384

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first offense Springfield DUI is defined at O.R.C. 4511.19 as a DUI with no priors within 6 years.  A first offense DUI can be charged in three ways.  The first charge is caused by testing over the legal limit of .08% B.A.C. (example O.R.C. 4511.19(A)(1)(d)).  These types of offenses are also referred to as “per se”  violations.

A second way to be charged is for violating the high-tier provision of Ohio’s DUI law.  Ohio has also created a per se “high-tier” limit of .17% BrAC, sometimes referred to as a SUPER-DUI.  The per se high-tier limits for a first offense DUI are set forth at O.R.C. 4511.19(A)(1)

  • (f) The person has a concentration of seventeen-hundredths of one per cent or more by weight per unit volume of alcohol in the person’s whole blood.
  • (g) The person has a concentration of two hundred four-thousandths of one per cent or more by weight per unit volume of alcohol in the person’s blood serum or plasma.
  • (h) The person has a concentration of seventeen-hundredths of one gram or more by weight of alcohol per two hundred ten liters of the person’s breath.
  • (i) The person has a concentration of two hundred thirty-eight-thousandths of one gram or more by weight of alcohol per one hundred milliliters of the person’s urine.

Appreciable Impairment Offenses:

Springfield DUI lawyerIf you refuse to take a chemical test, the State might still be able to prove you guilty of a first offense DUI if they prove (beyond a reasonable doubt) that you  operated a motor vehicle after having consumed some alcohol, drugs of abuse, or a combination of the two and their ability to operate the motor vehicle was appreciably impaired.  How does a jury determine “under the influence?”  The following is an excerpt from the Ohio Jury Instructions:

“Under the influence” means that the defendant consumed some (alcohol) (drug of abuse) (combination of alcohol and a drug of abuse), whether mild or potent, in such a quantity, whether small or great, that it adversely affected and noticeably impaired the defendant’s actions, reaction, or mental processes under the circumstances then existing and deprived the defendant of that clearness of intellect and control of himself/herself which he/she would otherwise have possessed. The question is not how much (alcohol) (drug of abuse) (alcohol and a drug of abuse) would affect an ordinary person.

What Was The Effect?

The question is what effect did any (alcohol) (drug of abuse) (alcohol and a drug of abuse), consumed by the defendant, have on him/her at the time and place involved. If the consumption of (alcohol) (drug of abuse) (alcohol and a drug of abuse) so affected the nervous system, brain, or muscles of the defendant so as to impair, to a noticeable degree, his/her ability to operate the vehicle, then the defendant was under the influence. The Ohio jury Instruction cites language from State v. Hardy (1971), 28 Ohio St.2d 89, 57 O.O.2d 284, 276 N.E.2d 247; and State v. Steele (1952), 95 Ohio App. 107, 52 O.O. 488, 117 N.E.2d 617.

The “appreciable impairment offense” is set forth at Ohio Revised Code 4511.19(A)(1)(a) which states,

(A)(1) No person shall operate any vehicle, streetcar, or trackless trolley within this state, if, at the time of the operation, any of the following apply:

(a) The person is under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or a combination of them.

First Offense Springfield DUI Penalties:

The following penalties are reserved for first offense Springfield DUI offenders.  Obviously, it is in your interests to hire counsel who can assess your case and provide you with an honest assessment of your case.  In addition, be sure to discuss not only the mitigating factors that your attorney should know, but the not-so-good aspects of your case.  Judges have discretion to look at many factors in fashioning a remedy and your attorney should be able to give you an idea of how to approach your case so as to minimize any potential penalties.  Here are the range of possible penalties for a first offense DUI.

  • Jail – 3 Days Minimum up to 6 Months or,
  • Driver Intervention Program – For 3 Days
  • Jail – 6 Days (If Blood Alcohol Concentration .17 or Above)
  • License Suspension – From 6 Months to 3 Years
  • Reinstatement Fee – $475.00
  • Fine – From $375 to $1,075

Hiring Your Springfield DUI Lawyer

Obviously, if you were to lose your job and/or your career because of a Springfield DUI conviction the lifetime costs skyrocket.  Insurance premiums, damages caused by personal injury or costs of restitution for property damages also cause the costs to climb.  In addition, some of the expenses highlighted above can take years to come to fruition. The lingering effects of having a drunk driving conviction may be with you for life.  The good news is that a good Springfield DUI attorney can significantly curb the financial detriments incurred in a DUI case.

While predicting what an attorney can save you is just as wildly speculative as predicting costs, it is common for many of the costs to be subject to negotiation and/or reduction.  Furthermore, a reduction of the charge will lower the possible maximum fines. The reduction can also get rid of ugly mandatory punishments required by Ohio’s DUI statute. O.R.C. 4511.19.  The best way to explore how much a vigorous DUI defense will costs in your case, contact Charles M. Rowland for a free consultation at (937) 318-1384 or 888-769-5263. For over twenty years, I have represented clients in Springfield. I work hard at what I do. I limit my practice to DUI defense. Finally, thank you for considering me for your defense.

Charles Rowland, your hometown attorney, limits his practice exclusively to DUI defense.

Need A Wilmington DUI Lawyer? I Can Help!

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Looking for a Wilmington DUI Lawyer?

Wilmington DUI Lawyer Charles Rowland can help! Hiring the best attorney is the first step in winning your case.

Recently we received multiple calls regarding Wilmington OVI charges. This is the place to come for information about your case. Yes, I handle OVI cases in Wilmington and throughout Clinton County. For over twenty years, I have helped people accused of drunk driving.  I regularly appear in the Clinton County Municipal Court in Wilmington.

Because you wanted information about the court, here is a comprehensive list of links that will provide you with all the necessary tools.  Call me to get more specific information.

Information on OVI in the Clinton County Municipal Court is at The Clinton County Public Defender’s Office is at 32 East Sugartree St., Wilmington, Ohio 45177, (937) 382-1316. For information on inmates at the Clinton County Jail, please call (937) 383-4813 or (937) 383-3292. For more specific information, please follow the links below:


Judge Michael Daugherty is the presiding Judge. He has been the judge since July 7, 2015.

If you face a Wilmington OVI, the most important step is hiring the best OVI attorney – FOR YOU. I have a plethora of credentials and years of experience. But be warned, you should not hire me unless I am the best attorney – FOR YOU.  We allow you a free consultation to meet me and discuss your case. You will not be shifted to another attorney. When you hire me, I will be handling all aspects of your case.  Sound good?  Give me a cal at (937) 318-1384. If you have an emergency, call my cell at (937) 776-2671.

“All I do is DUI defense”