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Changes At The Kettering Municipal Court

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The Kettering Municipal Court has undergone some major changes in recent years.  The retirement of Judge Thomas Hanna and the passing of Judge Robert Moore created two new positions that have been admirably filled by Judge James Long and Judge Frederick Dressel.  Judge Long was the long-time prosecutor in that court and Judge Dressel served for many years as the Kettering Municipal Court Magistrate.  This gives them a depth of experience and a knowledge of the Court’s history and culture. For more information about the Kettering Municipal Court, visit there web site [here]. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Important phone numbers are Clerk: (937) 296-2461 and Judges: (937) 296-2466.

If you find yourself facing an OVI charge in the communities of Centerville, Kettering, Moraine and Washington Township, your case will be heard in the Kettering Municipal Court. I have been defending people accused of DUI in this court for over twenty years. 100% of my practice is devoted to DUI defense.  I have amassed more credentials than almost anyone in my field and I have been recognized as a “Leading DUI Attorney” by both Car & Driver Magazine and Time Magazine.  In addition to multiple awards, I have been a speaker and advocate for issues related to DUI defense.  I invite you to visit my biography page to learn more about my practice and about me.  Hiring an attorney is the first and most important part of defending your DUI case.  I am available 24/7 at (937) 776-2671.  If you need to schedule a free consultation, please contact (937) 318-1384 or 888-769-5263.

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If you need an attorney in the Kettering Municipal Court, give me a call right away.
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Paying On-Line At The Kettering Municipal Court

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

Paying On-Line At The Kettering Municipal Court

For your convenience, the Kettering Municipal Court Clerk’s Office has created an e-payment service to allow you to pay your costs and fines online through a secure server.  You can pay your ticket online using a credit card if your traffic or criminal citation does not require a court appearance and you are paying in full.  If you are not sure whether your citation can be paid without a court appearance, click here and follow the on-screen instructions.  You can contact the Clerk’s Office at 937-296-2461.

Traffic Safety Programs At The Kettering Municipal Court

Kettering Municipal Court offers a Traffic Safety Program for eligible participants which allows you to attend a class instead of receiving points for your traffic citation(s). Classes are held monthly on a Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and are taught by police officers at either the Kettering Police Department, 3600 Shroyer Road, or the Centerville Police Department, 155 W. Spring Valley Road. Upon successful completion of the program, your citation will be dismissed and will not appear on your driving record, and you will receive no points on your driving record.

You may be eligible for the Traffic Safety Program if:

  • You can provide proof of automobile insurance
  • Your traffic violation does not have any accompanying criminal charges
  • You have not had a moving traffic violation within the last 24 months
  • You have not been through the Kettering Traffic Safety Program within the last 24 months
  • You plead guilty to the offense by signing the back of your ticket
  • You have not already paid the fine for your citation
  • You must register and pay for the class by the court date listed on your citation

In addition, if you were cited for any of the following violations, you will not be eligible for the program:

  • Driving under suspension
  • Driving under the influence (of alcohol or other drugs)
  • Drag Racing
  • Reckless operation/fleeing police
  • Passing a school bus and school zone violations 10 mph or more over the limit
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Traffic accident violations and violations that may result in liability issues
  • Intentional damage to property or injury to persons

The Traffic Safety Program Director has the right to deny entry to anyone based on past history or inability to meet program criteria.

Sign Up for the Program

If you would like to sign up for the Traffic Safety Program, you must apply in person at Kettering Municipal Court Probation Department. Be sure to come in to apply on or before your court date.

Please be aware: failure to attend the class when assigned will result in a guilty plea being accepted by the Court and the fee for the program will be applied to court costs, fines and school costs. For questions about the program, please contact our Probation Department at 937-296-3328.

Kettering Attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio and protecting you.  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 DUI blog.  You can emailCharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or visit his office at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.  “All I do is DUI defense.”

Kettering Municipal Court information and other city-specific info at the following links:

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Kettering OVI Attorney

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If you have been arrested for OVI in Centerville, KetteringMoraine 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 since 1995 and dedicates his practice to OVI law.  He has some of the most impressive credentials for OVI attorneys in the state of Ohio that you can review HERE.  If you find yourself in need of a criminal defense attorney in the Kettering Municipal Court, contact Kettering DUI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II today!

I am a DUI/OVI attorney, representing the accused drunk driver in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio. Here you will find information to fight your case and get your life back! You can talk with me right now, or arrange a free consultation by calling 937-318-1DUI or 1-888-ROWLAND. “ALL I DO IS DUI DEFENSE

Ohio Driver’s License “POINTS”

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One of the most frequently asked questions to my staff involve the issue of POINTS on an Ohio driver’s license.  “Points” under Ohio law are set forth at O.R.C. 4510.036(C).  The statute lists the following as 6-point violations:

6 Point Violations
Aggravated Vehicular Homicide
Vehicular Homicide
Vehicular Manslaughter
-Aggravated Vehicular Assault
-Willful Fleeing and Eluding,
-Failure to Stop and Disclose Identity at Accident
-Street Racing
-Driving Under Suspension
OVI (drunk driving)
-Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
-Any felony motor vehicle violation or any felony committed with motor vehicle

Four Point Violations
-Operation of a Vehicle After Underage Consumption
-Operation in Willful or Wanton Disregard of Safety (a reckless operation offense)
-Exceeding the Speed Limit by greater than 30 mph.

Two Point Violations
-Exceeding the Speed Limit of 55 by at least 10 but less than 30 mph
-Exceeding the Speed Limit less than 55 by at least 5 but less than 30 mph.
-Operating a motor vehicle in violation of a restriction imposed by the BMV
-Most other moving violations including operating a vehicle w/o a license.

NOTE: If you are nearing the requisite 12 points that will result in a separate license suspension you can attend a TWO POINT CREDIT COURSE as set forth at R.C. 4510.037(C).  For a more detailed explanation of the credit course or to consult with an attorney about your charge.

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.”

Fight Your Marked Lanes Violations, O.R.C. 4511.33 (by Dayton DUI)

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has developed a guide for detecting drunk drivers.  In that guide, NHTSA identifies 24 “clues” that potentially impaired drivers exhibit.  Many of those “clues” relate to the driver’s ability to maintain proper lane position.  Your attorney should aggressively defend your driving and point out to a judge or jury other possible causes of weaving such as: texting, eating, telephone calls, conversations with other passengers, changing the radio station, stretching, or fatigue may account for the driving.

Your DUI defense lawyer should also be prepared to argue that your weaving may not violate Ohio law.  Ohio Revised Code 4511.33 is often cited as the reason for initiating a traffic stop.  What does it say?

4511.33 Driving in marked lanes.

(A) Whenever any roadway has been divided into two or more clearly marked lanes for traffic, or wherever within municipal corporations traffic is lawfully moving in two or more substantially continuous lines in the same direction, the following rules apply:

(1) A vehicle or trackless trolley shall be driven, as nearly as is practicable, entirely within a single lane or line of traffic and shall not be moved from such lane or line until the driver has first ascertained that such movement can be made with safety.

(2) Upon a roadway which is divided into three lanes and provides for two-way movement of traffic, a vehicle or trackless trolley shall not be driven in the center lane except when overtaking and passing another vehicle or trackless trolley where the roadway is clearly visible and such center lane is clear of traffic within a safe distance, or when preparing for a left turn, or where such center lane is at the time allocated exclusively to traffic moving in the direction the vehicle or trackless trolley is proceeding and is posted with signs to give notice of such allocation.

(3) Official signs may be erected directing specified traffic to use a designated lane or designating those lanes to be used by traffic moving in a particular direction regardless of the center of the roadway, or restricting the use of a particular lane to only buses during certain hours or during all hours, and drivers of vehicles and trackless trolleys shall obey the directions of such signs.

(4) Official traffic control devices may be installed prohibiting the changing of lanes on sections of roadway and drivers of vehicles shall obey the directions of every such device.

(B) Except as otherwise provided in this division, whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to one predicate motor vehicle or traffic offense, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of two or more predicate motor vehicle or traffic offenses, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.

As you can see, Ohio’s “marked lane” law is forgiving and gives a driver a great deal of latitude in leaving a lane of travel.  It states that the car “shall be driven, as nearly as is practicable, entirely within a single lane or line of traffic and shall not be moved from such lane or line until the driver has first ascertained that such movement can be made with safety.”  It is vital that when an officer presents a video tape with de minimus weaving you can make an argument that the law was not violated.

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.”