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Heroin Addicts Are Treated Like Human Beings In Ohio

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heroin addiction in ohioOhio has been hit hard by the heroin epidemic.  A new University of Cincinnati study says one in five Ohio residents knows someone who is struggling with heroin. One sheriff told us that up to 80 percent of the prisoners in his county jail have drugs in their system, largely heroin.  60 Minutes took note of the ways Ohio is innovating in its judicial system to give heroin addicts a chance to avoid the stigma of a criminal conviction and access treatment.  In the interview, Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine states the obvious, “We cannot arrest our way out of this problem.”  In the episode you see how Ohio has established “DRUG COURTS.”  The intervention works. If a person stays drug free and follows the rules, they can walk away without a record.

The story also shows how local prosecutors have an incredible amount of discretion in choosing how to charge individuals. We hear the horror story of a person charged with 23 felonies for being an addict.  The Hardin County Prosecutor is shown as the example of a drug warrior who has no compassion or understanding for the addiction. He states, “We don’t give anybody a free pass.”

I have been involved as a Board Member of TCN-BHS, Greene County’s alcohol and drug treatment provider for the past two decades.  I have also given multiple speeches across the country about the dangers of fighting a War on Drugs.  For so long I lost hope, but stories such as this demonstrate that we can do better.  Locally, we even have drug courts that have adopted the “treatment” approach instead of continuing the “lock them up and throw away the key” mentality of the last generation. We also see around us the devastation wrought by our failed approaches.  This new awareness is leading to legislation to decriminalize and/or legalize the use of marijuana.

If you or a loved on is struggling with addiction, give me a call and we can talk about resources available in the area. If you are accused of a drug crime or a drugged driving charge, give me a call to provide you with the best possible defense.  (937) 318-1384 or 888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263).



Rowland Participates In Drug Debate

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Charles Rowland was honored to participate in a debate as part of the Heroin Seminar at Ohio Northern University which was sponsored by the Department of History, Politics and Justice.  The debate on the legalization of heroin was the culmination of an ongoing academic discussion of recognizing, understanding and fighting the abuse of heroin in the community.  Prof. Kevin Hill, a professor of law at Ohio Northern University spoke on behalf of keeping heroin illegal and subject to criminal sanction.  “Prof. Hill was one of my professors and he is a powerful advocate,” said Rowland.  Professor Hill’s  arguments for keeping heroin illegal are trumpeted by the Drug Enforcement Agency which argues that legalization would only increase the use and abuse of heroin.

Speaking on behalf of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (L.E.A.P.) and in his capacity as a practicing criminal defense attorney, Rowland championed the idea of approaching the problems of heroin use in a more effective way.  His arguments centered on the failed “War on Drugs” and highlighted efforts to move our policy from enforcement, interdiction and incarceration to treatment and prevention.  “It was just great to stand on that familiar stage and argue for something that I have a great passion for.  I hope that we caused some policy-makers to rethink their approach to throwing people in prison.”  Rowland frequently speaks on behalf of L.E.A.P. and Miami Valley N.O.R.M.L. advocating an end to the failed policies of the drug war.

If you have been accused of a crime involving impaired driving or the use of illegal drugs, please contact Ohio OVI attorney  Charles M. Rowland II.  He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself the Miami Valley’s choice for DUI defense.  Contact Charles Rowland by phone at 937-318-1DUI (937-318-1384), 937-879-9542, or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (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 @DaytonDUI or Get Twitter updates via SMS by texting DaytonDUI to40404. DaytonDUI is also available on Facebook and on the DaytonDUI channel on YouTube.  You can also email Charles Rowland at: CharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or write to us at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.  Charles M. Rowland II is working hard to be your trusted source for DUI information in the Miami Valley. “All I do is DUI Defense.”

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in Ohio

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Ohio Revised Code 4511.19(A)(1)(j) prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, specifically if your blood or urine contains a statutorily specified concentration of: amphetamine, cocaine, cocaine metabolite, heroin, heroin metabolite (6-monoacetyl morphine), L.S.D., marijuana, marijuana metabolite, methamphetamine, phencyclidine, salvia divinorum, or salvinorin A.

Dayton DUI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates himself to the defense of the accused drunk driver.  He has attended the latest forensic science seminar of the National College for DUI Defense and is the only Ohio OVI attorney to have earned certification in Forensic Sobriety Assessment.  If you need an aggressive Ohio DUI attorney, contact Charles M. Rowland II today HERE, or at 937-318-1DUI (318-1384) or visit www.DaytonDUI.com.

Ohio OVI Law: Impairment by Drugs of Abuse

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Ohio Revised Code 4511.19(A)(1)(j) prohibits the operation of a vehicle under the influence of any of the following controlled substances: amphetamine, cocaine, cocaine metabolite, heroin, heroin metabolite (6-monoacetyl morphine), L.S.D., marijuana, marijuana metabolite, methamphetamine, phencyclidine, salvia divinorum, or salvinorin A.  The statute sets forth statutorily prohibited concentrations of each of the drugs set forth above.  For impairment purposes, “drugs of abuse” is defined  as set forth in Ohio Revised Code 3719.01 which includes not only illegal drugs and/or controlled substances  but also includes harmful intoxicants under Ohio Revised Code 2925.01(I) and dangerous drugs under Ohio Revised Code 4729.01(F).

If you are stopped on suspicion of OVI (operating a vehicle while impaired) due to suspected drug use, contact Ohio OVI attorney Charles M. Rowland II today at 937-318-1DUI (318-1384) or 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263) or text DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  You can also stay on top of developments in Ohio drug and alcohol law by “liking” Dayton DUI/OVI Defense on Facebook or by following @DaytonDUI on Twitter.