If you have a client who does not speak english (or "cop english"), or if you have a client that does not hear well, they should not be considered impaired if they cannot follow the officer's instructions during the standardized field sobriety tests. The National Sobriety Testing Resource Center has put out a study, Impediments to…Read more
DUI attorney Charles Rowland represents the accused drunk driver in Ohio.
According to their own manual, the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (hereinafter HGN Test) is the most reliable of the three standardized field sobriety tests. The police are trained that it is 77% accurate at detecting subjects at or above a .10% blood alcohol concentration. But that is not the whole story. Officers are not told that…Read more
Entering a plea. Your first appearance is called an arraignment. At this hearing the judge is seeking to determine how your case will proceed. When your case is called in court you will be required to enter one of the following: GUILTY - If you feel you are guilty. The matter will be disposed of and…Read more
Have we reached a point where the mere presence of alcohol on the breath is enough to place a person under arrest? We ask this question because the "odor of an alcoholic beverage" is the first and most relied upon clue an officer notes in his or her report. Not only does it determine that…Read more