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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II

“All I do is DUI Defense”


Charles M. Rowland II maintains an established DUI/OVI practice, representing the accused drunk driver in State and Federal Courts in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio. An attorney since 1995, Charles Rowland dedicates his practice exclusively to representing the accused drunk driver and has worked to amass more credentials than any attorney in his field.


Charles served as the Xenia City Prosecutor and has served as a “Special Prosecutor” on [Read the full post. . .]

Dayton DUI Law: The GERD Defense


Regurgitation and Reflux are not the same thing!  Reflux is the movement of ethanol vapor back up the esophagus from the stomach which has the ability to contaminate a breath sample.  The defendant who suffers from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) will not exhibit outward signs of distress or other signs which a breath testing technician would likely notice.  The surging ethanol vapor can cause an elevated reading on an evidential breath testing device.  The elevated test can appear following a [Read the full post. . .]

Rowland Earns Forensic Sobriety Assessment Certification

This month, Charles M. Rowland II was re-certified as Ohio’s only DUI attorney credentialed in Forensic Sobriety Assessment.  “FSA certification requires working knowledge of the scientific principles and research relating to sobriety testing in a DWI / DUI stop, including:

  • The scientific literature on indications of intoxication such as red eyes and slurred speach
  • NHTSA’s Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs)
  • Testing concepts: Reliability and validity
  • Diagnostic statistics: False positive rates, sensitivity, specificity, etc.
  • Experimental design issues relevant to sobriety test
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