Symbolism in the Modern American Courtroom

courtroomThis article will address some of the common symbolism found in the modern American courtroom and answers common questions such as why does a judge wears a black robe?  Why is the judge’s bench elevated?  This article will address some of the traditions and symbolism present in a typical American courtroom.  It is important that we remind ourselves of the symbolism because “[c]eremonial ritual achieves its power over the human mind and heart through the manipulation of symbols” Goodsell, [Read the full post. . .]

Vandalia DUI? Call Charles M. Rowland II

Vandalia DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II regularly appears in the Vandalia Municipal Court representing the accused drunk driver.  He has established both www.VandaliaDUI.com and www.VandaliaOVI.com to help you access court services and learn about services provided.  Access to the court concerns cases arising anywhere in the Cities of Vandalia, Englewood, Clayton, Union and the Townships of Harrison and Butler.

Vandalia DUIVandalia DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Vandalia and [Read the full post. . .]

Dayton Red Light Camera Program Is Illegal

Did you know that the Dayton Red Light Camera program is issuing tickets with a short yellow light, thereby making more money for the city?  The following article is from dayton red light cameraTheNewspaper.com (a great site) and sets forth the argument that the program fails to comply with the 2008 implementing law.

Dayton, Ohio’s red light cameras have generated more than $8 million over the past two years. Many of the $85 automated tickets are issued at intersections where the yellow signal

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Changes To Drug Schedule Affect Hydrocodone

Drug Schedules Changing For Some Hydrocodone Combos

On October 6th the DEA rule switching”hydrocodone combination products” like Lortab and Vicodin from schedule III to schedule II came into effect.  The rule was passed to curb abuse and encourage patients and prescribers to consider alternative ways to deal with pain.  Previously, these drugs were regulated as Schedule III drugs. drug schedule

Common hydrocodone combinations are used as pain relievers, cough suppressants and enhance the benefits of other drugs like acetaminophen or cough/cold medicines.   [Read the full post. . .]

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base DUI Arrest?

What do I do if I have a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base DUI (drunk driving) arrest?

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My practice is proud to serve the military community in and around Wright-Patterson A.F.B..  One of the recurring questions we get from military personnel is whether or not a federal or out-of-state DUI can be used to enhance a DUI they get here in Ohio.  At one time they did not.  Now, however, the offenses received in another state or on federal property do [Read the full post. . .]

Attorney Charles Rowland II