The rules for urine testing in Ohio are set forth at Ohio Administrative Code 3701-53-05 & 3701-53-06. At O.A.C. 3701-53-05, it is clearly stated that a urine test must be witnessed. It states at subsection (D),
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(D) The collection of a urine specimen must be witnessed to assure that the sample can be authenticated. Urine shall be deposited into a clean glass or plastic screw top container which shall be capped, or collected according to the laboratory protocol as written
The Alcohol Influence Report is a document prepared by the arresting officer noting each and every indicator for alcohol impairment that they took note of in their investigation. Most of the forms require that the officer simply check the predetermined indicator. Not surprisingly, all the officer’s observations fall neatly into these predetermined areas. The report is a document of the officers opinions and should not be considered routine ministerial reports of a non-adversarial nature. Clearly, letting the jury have this [Read the full post. . .]
Kettering DUI Attorney?
If you have been arrested for OVI in Kettering, Centerville, Moraine or Washington Township, your misdemeanor Kettering OVI case will be heard in the Kettering Municipal Court. If you need to find information about a case in the Kettering Municipal Court you can searchHERE for case information/case look-up, or visit the court’s web site HERE. Charles M. Rowland II has represented the accused drunk driver in the Kettering Municipal Court for over fifteen years. [Read the full post. . .]
Stoned driving laws took a hit this week when Arizona ruled that per se limits on marijuana could not be applied.
Ohio has adopted a draconian impairment law that punishes drivers for having a metabolite of marijuana in their system. In effect that means that you are stoned driving if you smoke or ingest marijuana the metabolite “hydroxy-THC” that will remain in your body long after the “high” has dissipated. This means that you may be “impaired” for purposes of [Read the full post. . .]