If you are an active duty soldier and receive a military DUI (drunk driving) charge, you may face civilian DUI penalties or military DUI punishment. This article will describe what military penalties are available and under what circumstances they are invoked. For information about DUI in the civilian courts, click on the appropriate category of the Ohio DUI Blog.
Who Will Prosecute My Military DUI?
The overwhelming number of DUI cases will be prosecuted in the civilian courts [Read the full post. . .]
Misdemeanor drunk driving charges occurring on federal lands (such as national parks and military bases) fall under the jurisdiction of the federal courts.
Established in 1803, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio handles over 400 criminal cases a year in 48 of Ohio’s 88 counties. The court has an eastern division, located in Columbus and two western divisions located in Dayton and Cincinnati. If you are arrested for a federal DUI offense in Champaign, [Read the full post. . .]
If you have a misdemeanor criminal case in Dayton, your attorney should consider the Dayton Mediation Center. Established in 1987, the Dayton Mediation Center provides conflict resolution and mediation services in cases involving family conflicts, landlord-tenant disputes, elder care decisions, victim-offender dialogue, and school conflicts. The motto of the Dayton Mediation Center is “from conflict to conversation.” One of the proponents of mediation is U.S. District Court Judge, Walter H. Rice who stated, “What mediators do is not [Read the full post. . .]
Drinking and driving is never a good idea, but if you happen to be an illegal immigrant a DUI charge can mean more than just fines.
According to the Associated Press, drunk driving-related deportations have nearly tripled from 10,851 cases in 2008 to 28,635 in the fiscal year ending September, 2010. Another 13,028 illegal aliens were deported for other serious traffic violations – three times the 4,527 offenders deported in 2008. If this trend continues, drunk driving may surge [Read the full post. . .]
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The consequences of an OVI while serving active duty in the military can be devastating: dishonorable discharge, rank reduction, pay deduction, loss of security clearance, fines and jail time and mandatory military counseling sessions and potential exclusion from some sensitive operations. Military regulations often subject its members to enhanced Non-Judicial Punishment (NJP), which go above and beyond the punishments allowed by civilian law. We are seeing more cases where the leadership is “cracking down” on drunk driving [Read the full post. . .]