Tag Archives: Criminal law

Drunk And Disorderly, A Definition

Drunk and Disorderly! The crime of disorderly conduct while intoxicated is a violation of O.R.C. 2917.11.  The crime of disorderly conduct is also know, and often charged, as public intoxication.  This broadly defined crime can be charged as a minor misdemeanor carrying a maximum fine of $150.00 and no jail time or as a 4th degree misdemeanor carrying a maximum punishment…
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Can A Defendant Waive A Jury Trial In Ohio? (by DaytonDUI)

Controversial Jury Bill Dies In Committee Ohio is one of 21 states that give the power to decide whether or not to have a jury trial solely to the defendant.  Thus, a defendant can, at any point, decide against a jury trial and opt for a trial only to the judge.  This is often done…
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Federal Court DUI

Misdemeanor drunk driving charges occurring on federal lands (such as national parks and military bases)  fall under the jurisdiction of the federal courts.  Established in 1803, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio handles over 400 criminal cases a year in 48 of Ohio's 88 counties.  The court has an eastern…
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Middletown OVI Checkpoint (6/22/12)

The Butler County OVI Task Force will conduct an OVI checkpoint along Ohio 122 in Middletown.  The checkpoint will be held from 10 p.m. Friday until 4 a.m. Saturday morning.  The checkpoint will be accompanied by aggressive saturation patrols. If you want to receive updated information on sobriety checkpoints,  enhanced traffic enforcement, saturation patrols and…
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Dayton Criminal Defense: Making Bail

When you are arrested in Ohio, the police have the discretion to release you or to hold you in a local jail. If you are released, you are given a court date and it is your responsibility to show up at the designated time and place so that your case can proceed.  Failure to do so…
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