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Ohio House Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

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For years, I have dedicated myself to ending the mistaken “War on Drugs” and treating addiction like a medical condition and not a crime. Today was a day I thought I would never see. The Ohio House of Representative passed a medical marijuana bill with support from both parties. This will give Ohio families much needed access to a medicine that has proven effective in other states.

What is Snow Law in Ohio?

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English: Trees covered by snow in Boreal, Cali...

Let it snow!

With the return of winter weather, we have received some questions about what constitutes an emergency and under what authority an emergency can be deemed to exist.  We have also counseled clients who wanted to know what law would circumscribe their behavior during a significant weather event.  Here is what we learned:

A county sheriff may, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code sections 311.07 and 311.08, declare an emergency and temporarily close the state roads and municipal streets within his/her jurisdiction when such action is reasonably necessary for the preservation of the public peace. Ohio Attorney General’s Opinion 97-015, issued April 1, 1997, concluded that this authority includes state roads, county and township roads and municipal streets.

Ohio law provides for three levels of emergency classifications.

Emergency Classifications

LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow (the definition may become a matter of dispute if you ever have to challenge this law). Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.

LEVEL 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.

Ohio Revised Code 2917.13 sets forth the crime of “Misconduct at an Emergency.”  Any person who knowingly hampers or fails to obey a lawful order of the sheriff declaring an emergency and temporarily closing highways, roads and/or streets within his/her jurisdiction may be subject to criminal prosecution under Ohio Revised Code Section 2917.13, “Misconduct at an emergency” or other applicable law or ordinance. A violation under that section is a misdemeanor of the fourth degree, punishable by a jail sentence not to exceed 30 days and/or a fine not to exceed $250. If the misconduct creates a risk of physical harm to persons or property, it is a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable by a jail sentence not to exceed 180 days and/or a fine not to exceed $1,000.  Below is the full text of the statute.

ORC 2917.13. Misconduct at emergency.

(A) No person shall knowingly do any of the following:

  • 1. Hamper the lawful operations of any law enforcement officer, firefighter, rescuer, medical person, emergency medical services person, or other authorized person, engaged in the person’s duties at the scene of a fire, accident, disaster, riot or emergency of any kind;
  • 2. Hamper the lawful activities of any emergency facility person who is engaged in the person’s duties in an emergency facility;
  • 3. Fail to obey the lawful order of any law enforcement officer engaged in the law enforcement officer’s duties at the scene of or in connection with a fire, accident, disaster or emergency of any kind.

(B) Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit access or deny information to any news media representative in the lawful exercise of the news media representative’s duties.

(C) Whoever violates this section is guilty of misconduct at an emergency. Except as otherwise provided in this division, misconduct at an emergency is a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. If a violation of this section creates a risk of physical harm to persons or property, misconduct at an emergency is a misdemeanor of the first degree.

(D) As used in this section:

  • 1. “Emergency medical services person” is the singular of “emergency medical services personnel” as defined in section 2133.21 of the Revised Code.
  • 2. “Emergency facility person” is the singular of “emergency facility personnel” as defined in section 2909.04 of the Revised Code.
  • 3. “Emergency facility” has the same meaning as in section 2909.04 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 03-22-2004

To view the state’s weather-related road closures and restrictions, visit the Ohio Department of Transportation’s traffic Web site at www.buckeyetraffic.org.

DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in Fairborn, Dayton, Springfield, Kettering, Vandalia, Xenia, Miamisburg, Springboro, Huber Heights, Oakwood, Beavercreek, Centerville 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 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. “All I do is DUI (and clean up snow)”

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Centerville DUI – Centerville OVI

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If you are arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Centerville, your Centerville DUI will be heard in the Kettering Municipal Court.  Presiding over all Centerville misdemeanor DUI cases in the Kettering Municipal Court is the Honorable Fred Dressel and the Honorable James Long. Small claims are heard by Richard Boucher, attorney-at-law. The elected Clerk of Courts is Andrea White.  Here is some useful contact information:

Kettering Municipal Court
2325 Wilmington Pike
Kettering OH 45420
www.ketteringmunicipalcourt.org
(937) 296-2466
(937) 296-3284 (Fax)

Clerk of Courts
(937) 296-2461
(937) 534-7017 (Fax)

Open Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30PM

For a listing of important links about Centerville and the Miami Valley, please visit HERE.

Montgomery County DUI Information On-Line

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montgomery county duiIf you are looking for Montgomery County DUI information on-line, please follow the links below.  Since most DUI cases are heard in a municipal court, included first are all of the Montgomery County Municipal Courts.  If your charge includes a felony charge, it will be within the jurisdiction of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. You can find Common Pleas information on the PRO system at the following link:

 http://www.clerk.co.montgomery.oh.us/pro/

Follow the links below for the municipal court on-line records:

Eastern and Western Division Municipal Courts PRO System http://www.mccountycourts.org/PRO

If you need specific information about any court, please give us a call at (937) 318-1384.

Dayton Dayton Municipal Court
Kettering Kettering Municipal Court
Miamisburg Miamisburg Municipal Court
Oakwood Oakwood Municipal Court
Vandalia Vandalia Municipal Court

And here, just for fun are other important and useful Montgomery County links:

Other Montgomery County Online Records
Bankruptcy http://www.ohsb.uscourts.gov/
Birth Records http://www.odh.ohio.gov/healthstats/vitalstats/birthstat.aspx
Death Records http://www.odh.ohio.gov/healthstats/vitalstats/deathstat.aspx
Deeds http://www.mcrecorder.org/
Disinternment http://www.mcohio.org/government/probate/prodcfm/casesearchm.cfm
Dog Owner Search http://www.mcauditor.org/RZ/RZ_dog_find.cfm
Estates http://www.mcohio.org/government/probate/prodcfm/casesearchx.cfm
Guardianship Records http://www.mcohio.org/government/probate/prodcfm/casesearchg.cfm
Marriage Licenses http://www.mcohio.org/government/probate/prodcfm/marriagesearch.cfm
Medical Licenses https://license.ohio.gov/lookup/default.asp
Mental Illness http://www.mcohio.org/government/probate/prodcfm/case_search_main.cfm
Missing Persons http://www.mcohio.org/Sheriff/Missing_Persons.html
Mortgages http://www.mcrecorder.org/
Name Changes http://www.mcohio.org/government/probate/prodcfm/namechgsearch.cfm
Parcels http://www.mcrecorder.org/
Property Auctions http://www.mcohio.org/Sheriff/Real_Estate.cfm
Property Records http://www.mcrealestate.org/
Real Estate Taxes http://www.mctreas.org/
Service Discharge http://www.mcrecorder.org/
Sexual Offenders http://www.mcohio.org/Prosecutor/offenders.cfm
Trusts http://www.mcohio.org/government/probate/prodcfm/casesearcht.cfm
Vendor License http://www.mcauditor.org/ven_list.cfm?letter=D
Veteran Gravesites http://www.mcrecorder.org/

Montgomery County DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio. He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself Dayton’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 DUI Hotline at (937) 776-2671. You can have DaytonDUI at your fingertips by downloading the DaytonDUI Android App or have DaytonDUI 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 OVI blog. You can email CharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or visit his office at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.

“Montgomery County DUI defense.”

For more info on Montgomery County DUI enforcement, check these city-specific sites at the following links:

Fairborn,Dayton,Springfield,Kettering,Vandalia,XeniaMiamisburg,Huber HeightsSpringboroOakwood,Beavercreek, Centerville

Happy Presidents’ Day From Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland

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Dayton DUI AttorneyHappy Presidents’ Day from Dayton DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II and all of the folks at Babb & Rowland.  We hope that you have a great weekend and that you spend some time contemplating what kind of society in which you want your children to be raised.

Dayton DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II is dedicated to making the criminal justice system reflect the values and freedoms set fort in the Constitution and brought to life by the courageous actions of our leaders. If you are in need of a Dayton DUI attorney this weekend, please contact him at (937) 776-2671.

“All I do is DUI defense.”

For more info on Dayton DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II or for city-specific sites, check the following links:

Fairborn,Dayton,Springfield,Kettering,Vandalia,XeniaMiamisburg,Huber HeightsSpringboroOakwood,Beavercreek, Centerville