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Get It Right The First Time!

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DUI-defenseAnother reason to make Charles M. Rowland II, DaytonDUI, you first choice for DUI/OVI defense is that Ohio does not allow expungements in drunk driving cases.  If you make a mistake when you are a young person, the stigma of a DUI conviction will follow you for the rest of your life. In 2014, Ohio decided to expand the ability of Ohioans to apply for an expungement and get a fresh start. It was decided that DUI offenders did not deserve a break under the new law.

The current expungement law makes choosing the right DUI attorney of paramount importance. 

I have been fighting for the accused drunk driver since 1995. I have the experience and credentials necessary to fight and win your case. When you come for your free consultation, I will give you a real price and a real plan.  If you hire me, you get me at every stage of your case – not an associate. You get my 24 hour number and you get a staff that is 100% dedicated to DUI defense. Need more information? Call me at (937) 318-1384 or, to learn more, visit www.DaytonDUI.com.

 

OVI, DUI, OMVI, DWI, Drunk Driving – Is There Any Difference?

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OVI, DUI, OMVI, DWI, Drunk Driving – Is There Any Difference?

ovi, omvi, dui, dwi, drunk drivingSpoiler Alert: They all mean the same thing: operating a vehicle under the influence of drug, alcohol or a combination of drugs and alcohol, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 4511.19.

Colloquially, the most common way to describe drunk driving is by referring to it as a DUI. The term DUI is universally understood and used by most national news organizations. DWI (driving while impaired) is also a ubiquitous term used to describe drunk driving. More info

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Less OVI Checkpoints, More OVI Arrests

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Did you notice there were less OVI checkpoints this year? Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers made the decision to change from an OVI checkpoint strategy, to a more concentrated OVI patrol strategy.  So, how many OVI arrests did the Ohio State Highway Patrol make over night Dec. 31 into Jan. 1 in our area?  Numbers from a 12-county area, including Montgomery and Miami counties, shows 19 OVI offenses. Those numbers include:

  • 7 from the Dayton post that covers Montgomery and Preble counties;
  • 2 from the Springfield post for Clark and Champaign counties;
  • 3 from the Xenia post in Greene County;
  • 6 from the Piqua post that covers Miami, Darke, Shelby, Mercer and Auglaize counties;
  • 1 from the Lebanon post that covers Warren County; and
  • 3 from the Hamilton post that covers Butler County

Across Ohio, there were three fatal crashes compared to 10 during the same period last year. This is significant because this year marked a change in strategy for the OSP. They used less ineffective OVI checkpoints and more traditional “saturation” patrols to look for impaired drivers. Let’s hope this is a trend that continues.

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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.

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Ignition Interlock Bill Is Reintroduced

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“Annie’s Law” a bill that would require ignition interlocks for all first-time OVI (drunk driving) offenders is being reintroduced in the Ohio House. State Rep. Gary Scherer’s new bill focuses on improving monitoring of ignition interlock devices and provides incentives for first-time offenders choosing to use an interlock device. There also are provisions to require notification when a device registers a failed attempt and possibly extending the use of the device for a failed attempt.

The expensive ignition interlock system requires a person to exhale into it to test the breath for alcohol content. If the content is above the device’s programmed limit, it prevents the vehicle from being started. About a year ago, a proposed law to require an ignition interlock for first-time OVI offenders was pulled before it even got out of committee.