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Kettering OVI? We Can Help

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Kettering OVI Arrest? Call Charles M. Rowland II!

Kettering OVIYou thought an OVI arrest could never happen to you or someone close to you, but now you have suddenly realized you need help. You are probably asking yourself, “What happens next?” or “What do I do now?” For over twenty years we have been representing good people who face an OVI charge. Contact Kettering OVI attorney Charles M. Rowland II to protect all of your rights.

You can rest assured that the government is going to do everything they can to try to convict you of Operating a Vehicle While Impaired (OVI).  An arrest is a life-altering event with repercussions that may last for years to come.  Whether a bad decision brought you to this point or you were wrongfully arrested, it doesn’t matter; decisive action is necessary. Make the call to an experienced and credentialed OVI professional who is equipped with the knowledge, the expert resources and the skills to win your Kettering OVI case.

Today, you have an opportunity to make the right decision — a decision that may save you months in jail, thousands of dollars and a permanent criminal record.  Most people arrested for a Kettering OVI are good people who just made a mistake or are wrongfully accused of something they did not do. What does this mean to you? It means that if you are stopped and the police are of the opinion you are intoxicated, you are going to be arrested. Now you are facing serious charges and possible jail time. There are ways to fight to avoid these consequences with the help of Kettering OVI attorney Charles M. Rowland II and his team of experts.

Did you know: drunk driving in Ohio has been called DUI (driving under the influence), OMVI (operating a motor vehicle under the influence) and now, OVI (operating a vehicle impaired)?
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Mandatory Appearances In The Kettering Municipal Court

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Some people who are charged with an OVI in the Kettering Municipal Court think that they can skip their first appearance. This is not the case.  Many traffic and some criminal citations are payable in the Clerk’s Office and do not require a court appearance in front of the judge. These are called “waiverable” citations. You can choose to appear before the judge on your court date for these citations. Or, you can choose to waive your right to a hearing in court, plead guilty and pay your costs and fines for these citations in the Clerk’s Office. Waiverable citations must be taken care of on or before your court date. Your court date is listed near the bottom of your citation.

Other offenses are considered “non-waiverable” – meaning that you must appear before a Judge. Some of the most commonly-cited “non-waiverable” offenses include:

  • Indictable felony offenses.
  • Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or any drug of abuse, or permitting another person who is under the influence of alcohol or any drug of abuse to operate a motor vehicle owned by the defendant or in his custody or control.
  • Reckless driving where charged under Kettering Ordinance as a fourth degree misdemeanor.
  • Leaving the scene of an accident.
  • Driving under suspension/revocation or without a license when jail is a possible penalty.
  • Failure to stop and remain standing upon meeting or overtaking a school bus stopped on the highway for the purpose of receiving or discharging a school child.
  • Willfully eluding or fleeing a police officer.
  • Passing a stopped school bus.
  • Drag racing.
  • Drug-related offenses with the exception of public intoxication M-M and M-4.
  • All speeding citations which are for 36+ miles per hour over the posted speed limit.
  • Wrongful entrustment.

The jurisdiction of the Kettering Municipal Court includes the Cities of Kettering and Centerville or Washington Township.  In addition, the Court handles criminal offenses and some traffic offenses which occur in the City of Moraine. If you were cited in Moraine, your ticket will tell you where to appear.

slider-call-nowIf you find yourself facing an OVI charge in the Kettering Municipal Court, do not miss your court date. If you need to speak to an attorney immediately, please call Charles M. Rowland II at (937) 776-2671. You can also visit KetteringOVI.com for more information about the Kettering Municipal Court.

 

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Kettering Municipal Court Statistics Show Drop In Cases

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The Kettering Municipal Court appears to have experienced a significant reduction in the number of cases it is handling.  According to statistics HERE, the number of cases heard has dropped from 17,369 in 2013 to 15,819 in 2014.  But that does not tell the whole story.

Despite the drop in total number of cases, criminal cases are up. The court dealt with 2,707 criminal cases in 2013 and saw that number rise to 2,876 in 2014.  Similarly, civil/small claims filing rose from 1,219 to 1,364.  The drop looks to be a reduced traffic docket.  Traffic cases dropped from 13,443 in 2013 to 11,579 in 2014.

Compared to many local municipal courts this is bucking a trend.  As the economy has improved, many jurisdictions have been able to hire/re-hire law enforcement officers. The increased officers means more patrols which leads to more cases.

Kettering Municipal Court serves a population of approximately 117,000 and has jurisdiction over Washington Township and the Cities of Centerville, Kettering and Moraine.

If you need to speak with an attorney who regularly handles OVI cases in the Kettering Municipal Court, contact Charles M. Rowland II at www.KetteringDUI.com, www.KetteringOVI.com or at 937-318-1384.

The Kettering Municipal Court Welcomes Judge James Long

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Kettering Municipal CourtThere is a new Judge in the Kettering Municipal Court.  Long-time Kettering City prosecutor and former Public Defender James F. Long was announced as the choice to fill the spot of retiring Judge Thomas Hanna.  Judge Long  has run his own law practice and is head coach as well as assistant program coordinator of the South Dayton Knights Basketball Club. He has coached and mentored a number of sports teams in and around Kettering.  Judge Long’s educational background includes having earned a bachelor of arts in political science from Ohio Northern University and a juris doctorate from Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law.  Judge Long must run again in November to retain his seat for the rest of the term, which ends in December 2017.

Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Kettering Municipal Court and throughout Ohio.  He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself Kettering’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 an attorney at your fingertips by downloading the DaytonDUI Android App or have us 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.”

To learn more about the Kettering Municipal Court, contact me, or check these city-specific sites at the following links:
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Kettering DUI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II

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Kettering DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II regularly appears in the Kettering Municipal Court representing the accused drunk driver.  He has established www.KetteringDUI.com and www.KetteringOVI.com  to help you access court services and learn about services provided.  Access to the court concerns cases arising anywhere in the Cities of Centerville, Kettering or Washington Township.

kettering dui attorneyKettering DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in Kettering and throughout Ohio.  He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself Kettering’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 an attorney at your fingertips by downloading the DaytonDUI Android App or have us 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.”

To schedule a free Kettering DUI attorney consultation contact me, or check these city-specific sites at the following links:

FairbornDaytonSpringfieldKetteringVandaliaXeniaMiamisburg,Huber HeightsOakwoodBeavercreekCenterville