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Dayton OVI Checkpoint (May 29, 2015)

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There will be a Dayton OVI checkpoint tonight beginning at 10 p.m. 

Dayton OVI checkpointThe Dayton Police Department, along with members of the Combined Agency OVI Task Force of Montgomery County, will hold the sobriety checkpoint in the area of Wayne Avenue and Wyoming Street.  Unlike other recent Dayton OVI checkpoints, there is no indication that this will be a NO-REFUSAL/FORCED BLOOD DRAW checkpoint.

We provide this information because if you plan ahead, you can avoid the embarrassment and potential heartache of a DUI arrest.  Call my 24 hour number at (937) 776-2671 if you need immediate help. Stay safe.

The Phase Two Finger Dexterity Test

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Can you do the Finger Dexterity Test?

finger dexterity testThere are three distinct phases to an alcohol investigation. The first phase involves the officer’s observation of a person’s driving. It is called the “Vehicle In Motion” phase. The ultimate determination in this phase is whether or not the officer will initiate a traffic stop.  Phase one of the investigation ends when the driver stops the car.

Phase two, the “Personal Contact Phase” begins when the officer comes into contact with the driver.  The officer is trained to look, listen, and smell for cues of impairment. The ultimate decision in this phase is whether or not the driver should be removed from the car in order to be subjected to standardized field sobriety tests.  The legal standard courts apply is one of “reasonable and articulable suspicion.”  To help the officer reach this decision, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has developed certain tests that an officer can employ prior to removing the driver from the car.  One such test is the finger dexterity test.

How it works – The driver is asked to touch the tip of the thumb to the tip of each finger on the same hand while simultaneously counting up one, two, three, four; then to reverse direction on  the fingers while simultaneously counting down four, three, two, one.  This non-validated sobriety test requires the driver to listen, follow specific directions and divide attention. If you do poorly on the finger dexterity test, the officer can use this as part of his or her decision to remove you from the car and as a basis for probable cause to arrest you on suspicion of drunk driving.

Below is a short video showing a demonstration of the finger dexterity test (sometimes called the finger countdown test, or simply, the finger test).

If you believe that you have been falsely arrested on suspicion of DUI, please contact Dayton DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II at (937) 318-1384. “All I do is DUI defense.”

Ohio Sets Alcohol Record – Here Are The Top 10 Sellers

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What is your favorite type of alcohol?

alcohol lawAccording to the Ohio Department of Commerce, Ohioans are buying more and better alcohol than ever before. Sales reached a record level in 2014 totaling $949 million. This represents an increase of 5.6 percent and exceeded last year’s total by $50 million, according to date released by the Ohio Department of Commerce.  Premium and Super-Premium products dominate the top of the charts and account for almost 60 percent of the total dollar sales.

Here, (from WHIO) is the top 10 list of Ohio alcohol choices:

1. Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey – 364,060 gallons
2. Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey – 292,772 gallons
3. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum – 278,535 gallons
4. Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey – 277,171 gallons
5. Absolut Vodka – 272,987 gallons
6. Bacardi Superior Light Rum – 271,429 gallons
7. Smirnoff Vodka – 262,461 gallons
8. Kamchatka Vodka – 261,149 gallons
9. Jagermeister – 235,016 gallons
10. Black Velvet Canadian Whiskey – 228,024 gallons

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 Dayton’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 email CharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or visit his office at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.

“All I do is DUI defense.”

For more info on the defense of alcohol drinkers, check these city-specific sites at the following links:

Fairborn, Dayton, Springfield,Kettering,Vandalia,XeniaMiamisburg,Huber HeightsSpringboroOakwood,Beavercreek, Centerville

 

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.”

For more info on Dayton DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II or for city-specific sites, check the following links:

Fairborn,Dayton,Springfield,Kettering,Vandalia,XeniaMiamisburg,Huber HeightsSpringboroOakwood,Beavercreek, Centerville

 

New Format For Ohio Drivers License

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ohio drivers licenseEffective  January 5, 2015, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will issue a new format of the Ohio Drivers License (DL) and Identification Cards (ID) to customers renewing their DL or ID.

Visible changes to the DL and ID include:
•Blue/green card in place of the salmon colored card
•Laminate on front of card now contains the word “OHIO” and the year “1803” near the top of the card

Individuals holding an Ohio Drivers License or ID printed in the old formats are still valid until the DL or ID is expired. Customers are not required to obtain a replacement DL or ID if they have the old format. If you wish to obtain a new DL or ID, before your current DL/ID expires, you may do so by paying a $25.75 (DL) or $8.50 (ID) fee at your local Deputy Registrar. Anyone with questions regarding the new format should contact the Ohio BMV at 614-752-7500.

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 Dayton’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 email CharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or visit his office at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.

“All I Do Is DUI Defense”

For more on your Ohio Drivers License, please check out these city-specific sites:

Fairborn, Dayton, Springfield, Kettering,Vandalia,Xenia,Miamisburg, Huber Heights,Springboro,Oakwood,Beavercreek, Centerville

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