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Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over In Full Effect!

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The annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, MADD and local law enforcement agencies, is in full effect. The OVI (drunk driving) crackdown will last from now until January 1st. Below is the new ad for 2015.

DUI Defense: How Much Do You Know About Drugs?

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One of the most important aspects of modern DUI defense is knowing how to defend the alleged drug-impaired driver.  With increased focus on the drugged driver, DUI attorneys must have good resources at their disposal.  One of the best resources I have found is the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Drugs of Abuse Resource Guide. It gives up-to-date information about both illegal and prescription drugs and allows you to explore effects and interactions.

dui defenseAs one of the first Drug Recognition Expert trained DUI defense attorneys, I have manual after manual that gives detailed information about drug interaction.  I know the methodology law enforcement employs to look for impairment, but little introductory materials about the drugs themselves.  Sometimes you need to take a step back and get an overview of the drug, how it is used/abused and what family it belongs to.  The above guide is always a great place to start.

Call Dayton DUI defense attorney to discuss your drugged driving case.

Dayton DUI Wishes You a Happy Memorial Day Holiday

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“Poor is the country that has no heroes.  But beggared is the people who having them forgets.”

-Col. Wm. A. Jones III, Medal of Honor Recipient-

As you pause to remember those who have died in our nation’s service, have a safe and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend.  If you find yourself in need of representation resulting from a DUI arrest, contact Charles M. Rowland II at 937-318-1DUI (318-1384) or 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263).

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Defending A DUI: The Exit Sequence

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There are three distinct phases to an alcohol investigation. The first phase involves the officer observing your driving behavior and determining whether or not to initiate a stop. This first phase is called the ‘Vehicle in Motion‘ Phase.

The second phase is the ‘Personal Contact‘ phase. Here the officer has exited his/her vehicle and is having a conversation with you.  Do you look drunk? Do you smell drunk? Do you sound drunk?  A trained law enforcement officer has many tools in their arsenal to help determine if you may be intoxicated.  If the officer is satisfied that enough evidence exists, they will ask you to exit the vehicle. [Note: the legal standard required to have you exit the vehicle for further investigation is reasonable and articulable suspicion].

When the officer asks you to exit the vehicle, they are trained to look for the following signs of impairment:

  • Angry, unusual reactions
  • Can’t follow instructions
  • Can’t open door
  • Leaves car in gear
  • “Climbs” out of car
  • Leans against car
  • Keeps hands on car (for balance)

The only way an officer will care about how you exit the vehicle is if he has already determined you may be impaired by alcohol or a drug of abuse. NHTSA IV-6.  Therefore, to  avoid the appearance that you are impaired, exit the car in an orderly fashion as instructed by the officer. From that point you can decide if it is in your interests to participate in the standardized field sobriety tests.  Why would you? The officer is already suspicious of your sobriety, so why give them additional evidence upon which to support their theory.  Politely say that you don’t wish to do anything else until you speak to an attorney.

Plan ahead by knowing your rights and having the Dayton DUI Attorney 24 hr. Hotline number at the ready.  Call us at (937) 776-2671 and we will talk about your case. Learn more about Charles M. Rowland II at www.DaytonDUI.com.

Happy Presidents’ Day From Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland

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Dayton DUI AttorneyHappy Presidents’ Day from Dayton DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II and all of the folks at Babb & Rowland.  We hope that you have a great weekend and that you spend some time contemplating what kind of society in which you want your children to be raised.

Dayton DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II is dedicated to making the criminal justice system reflect the values and freedoms set fort in the Constitution and brought to life by the courageous actions of our leaders. If you are in need of a Dayton DUI attorney this weekend, please contact him at (937) 776-2671.

“All I do is DUI defense.”

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