Later this month, Charles M. Rowland II will receive certification in the latest techniques of the Drug Recognition Expert protocol now being used across the nation. Rowland will be among the first attorneys in Ohio to receive this certification which will make him uniquely suited to defend drives accused of driving while impaired by illegal or prescription drugs.
“More and more, we are seeing an increase in drug trafficking cases. The Ohio State Highway Patrol has become much more aggressive [Read the full post. . .]
There will be a Beavercreek OVI checkpoint tonight beginning at 11 p.m. along Indian Ripple Rd in front of the Greene. Aggressive saturation patrols will also accompany the checkpoint.
Stay ahead of the checkpoints! If you want to receive updated information on sobriety checkpoints, enhanced traffic enforcement, saturation patrols and other important developments that affect you, sign up for text alerts on the main page of this blog. Text alerts will be sent directly to your mobile device/smartphone in the [Read the full post. . .]
Drug Schedules Changing For Some Hydrocodone Combos
On October 6th the DEA rule switching”hydrocodone combination products” like Lortab and Vicodin from schedule III to schedule II came into effect. The rule was passed to curb abuse and encourage patients and prescribers to consider alternative ways to deal with pain. Previously, these drugs were regulated as Schedule III drugs.
Common hydrocodone combinations are used as pain relievers, cough suppressants and enhance the benefits of other drugs like acetaminophen or cough/cold medicines. [Read the full post. . .]
What do I do if I have a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base DUI (drunk driving) arrest?
My practice is proud to serve the military community in and around Wright-Patterson A.F.B.. One of the recurring questions we get from military personnel is whether or not a federal or out-of-state DUI can be used to enhance a DUI they get here in Ohio. At one time they did not. Now, however, the offenses received in another state or on federal property do [Read the full post. . .]
DUI case law update: State v. Ilg, Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-4258
For most of my career I have had to deal with a tremendous disadvantage in DUI cases. In 1984, the Ohio Supreme Court decided State v. Vega, 12 Ohio St. 3d 185, 465 N.E.2d 1303 (1984) which was interpreted to prevent an attack on the breath test machine if it attacked the “general reliability” of a breath alcohol test if it was “conducted in accordance with methods [Read the full post. . .]