The Dayton Daily News is reporting that the Vandalia Municipal Court web site has been hit with a software problem causing it not to function properly. This means that not only is service disrupted, but people cannot make a payment via the automated on-line service provided by the Court. These areas of the web site have been down since at least Tuesday morning. If you are a current or past client of Charles M. Rowland II (DaytonDUI) and this disruption is causing you problems, please contact us and we will provide assistance. We will even go so far as to drive a payment to the court for you.
Charles M. Rowland II provides representation to people facing DUI charges in the jurisdiction of the Vandalia Municipal Court. For assistance with your Vandalia DUI case, please call (937) 318-1DUI or 1-888-ROWLAND.
A great web site for travelers is www.BuckeyeTraffic.org. The site is run by the Ohio Department of Transportation and gives updates on weather, traffic, construction and other driver-relevant information. If you want to know more about traffic laws within the State of Ohio, please contact traffic attorney Charles M. Rowland II at 937-879-9542
I am writing to alert NACDL membership to an important development that may have a significant impact on criminal defense practice. The National Research Council today released a sweeping critique of current forensic science methods presented by police and prosecutors in courtrooms across the country. The report, Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward, found that too many “crime” labs evince a prosecutorial bias more oriented toward convicting suspects rather than scientific truth. It found that many currently accepted fields are based on outmoded or untested theories propounded by non-scientists or technicians with insufficient or no background in biological or physical sciences, statistics or mathematics, and that many of those self-styled experts exaggerate their conclusions and/or testify beyond their expertise. The report, which was ordered by Congress in 2005 and cost $1.5 million, was released at 1 p.m. Eastern time and may be downloaded from the National Academies’ web site. More information and a direct link to the report will be posted on NACDL’s Web site later today.
Charles M. Rowland is a proud member of the National Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Ohio Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers. If you have a DUI case involving forensic science contact Ohio’s only FSA certified attorney at 937-897-9542 or 1-888-ROWLAND.