Tag Archives: Dayton OVI

Dayton OVI lawyer Charles Rowland specializes in DUI / OVI defense for the accused drunk driver in Ohio.

What Are The Different Types Of Bail Bonds?

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When you are arrested for OVI in Ohio, the police have the discretion to release you or to hold you in a local jail. If you are held in jail, you will be given the opportunity to post a bond.  The posting of a bond is often referred to as  “making bail” or “bailing out” of jail.  Why do you have to make bail?  The purpose of bail bonds are to ensure that the defendant appears for all scheduled [Read the full post. . .]

A Physical Control Conviction Is Not A Prior Offense

physical controlA physical control conviction does not count as a “prior offense” for purposes of enhancement.  This principle is spelled out in case law and in statute.  R.C. 4511.181 sets forth the offenses that count as prior convictions.  It does not list a violation of physical control (R.C. 4511.194) as a predicate offense.  It does not matter if the prior conviction  was charged under R.C. 4511.194 or as a violation of a municipal ordinance. This is set forth at [Read the full post. . .]

New Format For Ohio Drivers License

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 [Read the full post. . .]

No More Dayton Cameras!

red light Dayton camerasNo More Dayton Cameras – We Win! The Dayton Police Department has announced that it will STOP using traffic cameras for speed and traffic enforcement.  An Ohio law takes effect March 19, 2015 that requires that a police officer witness traffic infractions at intersections where a camera is used.  The city will lose all of the 20 fixed red-light and speed cameras throughout Dayton.

Dayton police will continue to use three Mobile Speed Vehicles around high incident intersections to capture [Read the full post. . .]

Why The ALS Suspension Is Unconstitutional

ALS SuspensionWe are often asked how the arresting officer is authorized to take a persons’ license under the ALS suspension, and whether or not this is constitutional.  The dilemma presented by Ohio DUI Law is this: If I am innocent until proven guilty, how can they punish me by immediately taking my license when I am accused of DUI?  This site takes the position that the current law is unconstitutional.  But before we jump into the argument, it is important [Read the full post. . .]