Category Archives: Kettering DUI Attorney

Here you will find content specific to DUI issues in Kettering and the Kettering Municipal Court

Kettering Municipal Court – What Do I Plead?

On its site, the Kettering Municipal Court offers an explanation of the three possible pleas you may enter in your case.   The court states as follows: Pleas You May Enter and Your Rights Under These Pleas You may choose to enter any of these pleas when you appear before the Judge: NOT GUILTY PLEA…
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Mandatory Appearances In The Kettering Municipal Court

Some people who are charged with an OVI in the Kettering Municipal Court think that they can skip their first appearance. This is not the case.  Many traffic and some criminal citations are payable in the Clerk’s Office and do not require a court appearance in front of the judge. These are called “waiverable” citations.…
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Kettering Municipal Court Statistics Show Drop In Cases

The Kettering Municipal Court appears to have experienced a significant reduction in the number of cases it is handling.  According to statistics HERE, the number of cases heard has dropped from 17,369 in 2013 to 15,819 in 2014.  But that does not tell the whole story. Despite the drop in total number of cases, criminal…
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The Kettering Municipal Court Welcomes Judge James Long

There is a new Judge in the Kettering Municipal Court.  Long-time Kettering City prosecutor and former Public Defender James F. Long was announced as the choice to fill the spot of retiring Judge Thomas Hanna.  Judge Long  has run his own law practice and is head coach as well as assistant program coordinator of the…
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Kettering DUI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II

Kettering DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II regularly appears in the Kettering Municipal Court representing the accused drunk driver.  He has established www.KetteringDUI.com and www.KetteringOVI.com  to help you access court services and learn about services provided.  Access to the court concerns cases arising anywhere in the Cities of Centerville, Kettering or Washington Township. Kettering DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates…
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Kettering OVI Checkpoint Tonight! (Aug. 29, 2014)

Kettering OVI checkpoint tonight! The Kettering Police Department will conduct an OVI sobriety checkpoint Friday night from 11:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. at the 1000 block of East Dorothy Lane.  The OVI checkpoint will be accompanied by aggressive saturation patrols.  This checkpoint is paid for by federal grant funds and is part of the Drive Sober…
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First Offense Kettering OVI – What Is Going To Happen To Me?

A first offense Kettering OVI is defined at O.R.C. 4511.19 as a DUI with no priors within 6 years.  A first offense OVI can be charged in three ways.  The first charge is caused by testing over the legal limit of .08% B.A.C. (example O.R.C. 4511.19(A)(1)(d)).  These types of offenses are also referred to as “per se”  violations.  A…
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Fred Dressel Takes The Bench At The Kettering Municipal Court

Congratulations to the Honorable Fred W. Dressel who took the helm at the Kettering Municipal Court at the beginning of June.  Dressel was appointed by Gov. John Kasich to replace the late Robert L. Moore who passed away earlier in the year.  Judge Dressel has served as acting magistrate in Kettering and acting magistrate for the…
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Kettering DUI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II

Kettering DUI Attorney? If you have been arrested for OVI in Kettering, Centerville, Moraine or Washington Township, your misdemeanor Kettering 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 searchHERE for case information/case look-up,  or visit the court’s web…
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Kettering DUI – What Is Going To Happen To Me?

A first offense Kettering DUI is defined at O.R.C. 4511.19 as a DUI with no priors within 6 years.  A first offense DUI can be charged in three ways.  The first charge is caused by testing over the legal limit of .08% B.A.C. (example O.R.C. 4511.19(A)(1)(d)).  These types of offenses are also referred to as “per se”  violations.  A…
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