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MADD’s Legislative Agenda Moving Forward

December 12th, 2012

CarryNationAs we have long warned in this blog, MADD and its allies in government are working hard to implement harsh measures that will test every person who gets into a car without their consent for alcohol impairment.  Yesterday,  the National Transportation Safety Board has officially urged every state to “require all convicted drunken drivers, including first-time offenders, to use devices that prevent them from starting a car’s engine if their breath tests positive for small (non-impairing) levels of alcohol.”  This would require a legislative change in Ohio OVI law which now requires such devices only for multiple offenders.

The board also urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to speed up its research effort with automakers to develop systems that can determine a driver’s blood alcohol concentration using infrared light when the driver presses an ignition button. [DADDS system] The vehicle won’t start if the alcohol concentration is too high.  The technology, which is sometimes breath-based rather than touch-activated, is already in use in some workplace drug-testing programs.  If the technology were incorporated into all new vehicles, eventually all drivers would be alcohol-tested before driving.  That could potentially prevent an estimated 7,000 drunken-driving deaths a year, the board said.

The American Beverage Institute, which represents about 8,000 chain restaurants in the U.S., said mandatory ignition interlock devices should be reserved for “hardcore” drunken drivers and it opposes the new technology that government and industry are researching.  First-time drunk drivers with blood alcohol levels that are less than double the legal limit should be treated differently than drivers with higher alcohol levels and repeat offenders, Sarah Longwell, the institute’s managing director, said.  You can access the original article HERE or visit the Law & Sentencing Blog for an exhaustive list of articles dealing with this topic.  This is setting up to be quite a fight and, if the prohibitionists are defeated, could result in a turning of the tide against un-American, un-Constitutional and ineffective MADD tactics.

DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in DaytonSpringfieldKetteringVandaliaXeniaMiamisburg, Huber Heights,Beavercreek, and throughout Ohio.  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 to 40404. DaytonDUI is also available on Facebook,www.facebook.com/daytondui and on the DaytonDUI channel on YouTube.  You can also email Charles Rowland at: CharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.comor write to us at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.

OVI Case Update: State v. Bayer, 2012-Ohio-5469

December 3rd, 2012

The question raised in State v. Bayer involved whether or not a person can be sentenced for OVI (O.R.C. 4511.19) if that person is also convicted of Aggravated Vehicular Assault (O.R.C. 2903.08) arising from the same incident.  Crimes that involve similar activity are often merged for purposes of sentencing.  The merger turns on whether or not the crimes are similar enough to be deemed “allied offenses of similar import.”

In this case, the Defendant caused “serious physical harm” to a person while driving with a prohibited alcohol concentration above 0.17%.  In March 2011 she pled guilty to Aggravated Vehicular Assault and to one count of Operating a Vehicle Impaired (drunk driving).  After a sentencing hearing, the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas sentenced Bayer to four years in prison for the aggravated vehicular assault conviction and six months for the OVI, with the sentences to run concurrently. Bayer appealed to the 10th District Court of Appeals, arguing that she cannot be sentenced for both offenses and that her sentences should merge as allied offenses of similar import.

Writing for the majority, Judge Julia Dorrian [pictured] looked to the legislative intent of Ohio Revised Code section 2929.41, which vests trial courts with the discretion to run sentences for aggravated vehicular assault and OVI concurrently or consecutively.  “The General Assembly thereby clearly reflected its intent that a trial court may, in its discretion, sentence a defendant for both OVI and Aggravated Vehicular Assault,” Dorrian stated.  “Accordingly, the trial court had the discretion, pursuant to O.R.C. 2929.419(B)(3), to enter convictions of both OVI and AVA and to sentence appellant to serve consecutive sentences for those two crimes.”

DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in DaytonSpringfieldKetteringVandaliaXeniaMiamisburg, Huber Heights,Beavercreek, and throughout Ohio.  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 to 40404. DaytonDUI is also available on Facebook,www.facebook.com/daytondui and on the DaytonDUI channel on YouTube.  You can also email Charles Rowland at: CharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.comor write to us at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.

Case Look-Up Information in the Kettering Municipal Court

May 11th, 2012
Official seal of Kettering, Ohio

If you have been arrested for OVI in Centerville, Kettering, Moraine or Washington Township, your misdemeanor OVI case will be heard in the Kettering Municipal Court.  If you need to find information about a case in the Kettering Municipal Court you can search HERE 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 the Kettering Municipal Court for over fifteen years.  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 the Kettering Municipal Court, contact Dayton DUI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II today!

You can reach Charles Rowland at 937-318-1DUI (318-1384), 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263), or 24/7 on the after-hours DUI Hotline at 937-776-2671, by texting DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500 or by visiting www.DaytonDUI.com, www.KetteringDUI.com or www.CentervilleDUI.com.

Dayton DUI: The Court Process from Arraignment to Disposition

May 5th, 2011

“Sometimes when you’re arrested the scariest part is not know what comes next.” Click the title above to see a video of Dayton DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland explain what happens from arrest to disposition in your Ohio DUI case.

Dayton DUI-OVI Checkpoint Tonight (December 17, 2010)

December 17th, 2010

Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight in Dayton

The Combined Agency DUI Task Force of Montgomery County will be operating a sobriety checkpoint tonight, Dec. 19, in the 1600 block of South Smithville Road.  Law enforcement officials will be on scene from 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

In addition to checking drivers for alcohol or drug impairment, officials said they will also be checking to make sure people are wearing their safety belts.

If you are stopped on suspicion of drunk driving 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.

Visit www.DaytonDUI.com, www.SpringfieldDUI.com, www.OhioDUIdefense.com, www.KetteringDUI.com, www.BeavercreekDUI.com, www.FairbornDUI.com,  www.VandaliaDUI.com, www.HuberHeightsDUI.comwww.MiamisburgDUI.com, www.XeniaDUI.com or www.CharlesRowland.com.  Immediate help is available by filling out the CONTACT form on any of these pages.

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.

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