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DUI on the Water and the Return of Boating Season

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With the return of the summer boating season, many people will soon be enjoying Ohio’s beautiful lakes and rivers.  This is a reminder that Ohio is cracking down on captains who indulge in alcohol while on the water.  Boating Under the Influence is illegal in Ohio. 2001 Sub. S.B. 123, eff. 1-1-04 sought to unify the drunk driving provisions with Ohio’s boating laws.   O.R.C. 1547.11(A)(1)  to O.R.C. 1547.11(A)(6) prohibit a person from operating or being in physical control of a vessel underway or manipulating water skis, aquaplanes, or similar devices while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

O.R.C. 1547.11(A)(1) is the impairment provision of the law, preventing operation or physical control while under the influence.  The law also has a provision preventing operation with a prohibited level of alcohol which it sets at the same prohibited level (.08) as the DUI/OVI law Unlike the DUI/OVI law, there are no high-tier provisions which apply to boating. A third section of the law prohibits operation or physical control with a concentration of certain controlled substances (marijuana, cocaine, amphetamine, et al.) or metabolites of the same.  This section of the law is identical to the DUI-drug provisions found in O.R.C. 4511.19(A)(1)(j).

Subsequent amendments to the law, 2007 Am. Sub. S.B. 17, eff. 9-30-08, allows for forced blood draws for persons with two or BUI offenses.  A BUI offense can be used to enhance a subsequent DUI/OVI  offense. O.R.C. 4511.181(A)(6)-(7).  Some important differences in Ohio’s BUI law, stem from the fact that Ohio does not require an operator’s license to operate a watercraft.  Therefore, no administrative license suspension provisions are in the law.  Instead, the chief of the Division of Watercraft gives written notice that you are prevented from operating or being in physical control of a watercraft (or from registering a watercraft) for one year from the date of the alleged violation.  Another key difference is that a fourth or subsequent BUI offense is not subject to felony enhancement.

Penalties for Boating Under the Influence offenses are set forth at O.R.C. 1547.99 and are similar to those provided for DUI/OVI offenses.  Boating Under the Influence is a first degree misdemeanor and is subject to a minimum 3-day jail sentence and a maximum 6 months in jail.  The 3-day jail sentence can be served in a qualified driver intervention program.  The minimum mandatory fine for a first BUI offense is $150.  A second offense within 6 years carries a mandatory 10 day jail sentence, but the minimum mandatory fine is still $150.  A third offense requires a minimum of 30 days in jail. NOTE: The Ohio legislature is constantly “tweaking” the Ohio DUI and BUI laws, so please check with an attorney as these laws may have changed.

Contact Charles Rowland by phone at 937-318-1DUI (937-318-1384), 937-879-9542, or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (1-888-769-5263). For after-hours help contact our 24/7 DUI HOTLINE at 937-776-2671.For information about Dayton DUI sent directly to your mobile device, text DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  Follow DaytonDUI on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/DaytonDUI or Get Twitter updates via SMS by texting follow DaytonDUI to 40404. DaytonDUI is also available on Facebook and you can access updates by becoming a fan of Dayton DUI/OVI Defense.  You can also email Charles Rowland at: CharlesRowland@CharlesRowland.com or write to us at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.

Fairborn Municipal Court 2014 Annual Report

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The Fairborn Municipal Court, 1148 Kauffman Ave., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.

Fairborn Municipal CourtThe Fairborn Municipal Court has released its 2014 “Annual Report.” Here are some highlights:

  • The total number of charges filed in 2014 was 21,677;
  • In 2014, the Court conducted 70 Criminal and Traffic Trials;
  • In 2014, the Court conducted 2 jury trials;
  • There were 601 OVI (drunk driving) cases filed in 2014;
  • The Ohio State Highway Patrol was the most active agency brining 299 OVI charges. Beavercreek P.D filed 152. Fairborn P.D. filed 120, Greene County Sheriff filed 28 OVI charges and one (1) was filed by Greene County Parks and Wright State University;

If you find yourself charged with an OVI in the Fairborn Municipal Court please contact Charles M. Rowland II, Babb & Rowland, LLC, 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324, or visit www.FairbornOVI.com or www.FairbornDUI.com. “All I do is DUI defense.

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Fairborn Municipal Court 2014 Annual Report

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The Fairborn Municipal Court, covering the jurisdictions of Beavercreek, Fairborn, Beavercreek Township and Bath Township has released it 2014 Annual Report. There were 601 OVI cases filed in the Court. Of those filings, the jurisdictional breakdown was:

  • Beavercreek Police (152)
  • Fairborn Police (120)
  • Ohio State Highway Patrol (600)
  • Wright State Police (1)
  • Greene County Parks (1)
  • Greene County Sheriff (28)

The takeaway is that the primary enforcement OVI enforcement arm remains the Ohio State Highway Patrol. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s 2014 Statistical Summary, they made a total of 368 OVI arrests in the entirety of Greene County. This means that all but 69 of those arrests went to the Fairborn Municipal Court. In 2014, Troopers made 24,706 OVI arrests across Ohio.

For more information about Fairborn Municipal Court,  Fairborn OVI or Beavercreek OVI cases, please click on the appropriate section of this blog.

 

Miamisburg DUI Attorney And The Miamisburg Municipal Court

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If you have been accused of a drunk driving offense in Miamisburg, contact Miamisburg DUI attorney Charles Rowland immediately!


Charles M. Rowland II regularly appears in the Miamisburg Municipal Court representing the accused drunk driver. He has established both www.MiamisburgDUI.com and www.MiamisburgOVI.com to help you access court services and learn about services provided. Access to the court concerns cases arising anywhere in Miamisburg or West Carrollton.

miamisburg dui attorneyMiamisburg DUI Attorney Charles Rowland 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 Hotline at (937) 776-2671. You can have us 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 our 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 Miamisburg DUI Attorney Charles Rowland, check these city-specific sites at the following links:

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

Springfield OVI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II

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springfield ovi The Clark County/Springfield OVI Task Force is a coalition of 13 area agencies formed last year following a $136,000 grant from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office.  The task force is made up of the Health District, Springfield Police Division, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Highway Patrol, Ohio Department of Transportation, Clark County EMA, Springfield Fire and Rescue Box 27, Ohio Investigative Unit and police departments in North Hampton, Enon, South Charleston, Tremont City and German Twp.  The Task Force is very active, routinely operating Springfield OVI checkpoints.  Recently, the Clark County OVI Task Force has operated OVI checkpoints in Springfield, Buck Creek State Park and Enon.

If you have been arrested for OVI in Springfield by the Clark County OVI Task Force, your misdemeanor OVIcase will be heard in the Clark County Municipal Court.   If you need to find information about a case in the Clark County  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 Springfieldand the Clark County Municipal Court since 1995.  Charles Rowland dedicates his practice to OVI law and has some of the most impressive credentials for OVI attorneys in the state of Ohio.  If you find yourself in need of criminal representation in theClark County Municipal Court, contact Springfield OVI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II today!

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 Springfield OVI cases, check these city-specific sites at the following links:

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