Category Archives: Ohio DUI Defense

I am lucky enough to travel throughout Ohio defending the accused drunk driver. Here you will find city-specific information on courts that I frequent. Just click on the county which interests you.

Driving Privileges in the Miamisburg Municipal Court

The Miamisburg Municipal Court has devoted a section of its website to obtaining driving privileges. Here are links to various types of suspensions: 12 Point Suspension ALS Driving Priviledges Child Support Suspension Court Suspension Driving Priviledge Petition FRA Non Compliance Out of State Payment Plan Each of the sites tells you how to apply for…
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72 Hour Programs In The Miami County Municipal Court

According to its website, the Miami County Municipal Court has approved the following 72 hour OVI residential programs: Addiction Resource Center (ARC) - 937-767-0178 Drivers Intervention Program (DIP) - 937-492-8080 Weekend Intervention Program (WIP) - 937-775-3050 Buckeye Driver Intervention Program: Vandalia and Piqua - 937-415-0701 The 72 hour residential program is usually a requirement following an…
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Do I Need To Appear In The Miamisburg Municipal Court?

For anyone facing a DUI charge in the Miamisburg Municipal Court your first appearance in court will be a mandatory appearance unless you hire an attorney prior to the date.  The first appearance (called an arraignment) on a DUI charge requires an appearance. Traffic offenses which are NOT waiverable and therefore DO require a court…
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Fairborn Municipal Court Judge Honored

Congratulation to Fairborn Municipal Court Judge Beth Root on her selection to the Fairborn City Schools Hall of Honor.  The Hall of Honor program recognizes the outstanding achievements of Fairborn graduates, former Fairborn faculty members and those community members who have provided exemplary service to the school district. Judge Root, a 1985 FHS Valedictorian will…
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The Vandalia Municipal Court License Intervention Program

As a Vandalia OVI attorney, we are often confronted with the reality that current law makes managing your Ohio operator's license a mess.  We spend a great deal of time and effort fixing any issues that you may have had in the past and get you driving privileges. Luckily, the Vandalia Municipal Court offers a…
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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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Fairborn Municipal Court Jury Trial Status

The Fairborn Municipal Court website allows you to check the status of their jury trials on-line [HERE]. This means that instead of showing up at the court unnecessarily, you can check on-line.  The site also gives you a telephone number (937) 754-3040, which provides updated information on whether or not a jury trial will go…
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Xenia Municipal Court Driving Privilege Forms

If you are facing an OVI charge in the Xenia Municipal Court, you can apply for driving privileges using their on-line form. The Clerks have been instructed by Judge Michael K. Murry to reject applications for driving privileges unless the driving privileges comply with the following requirements: 1.  The request must be completely legible. 2. …
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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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Middletown OVI Checkpoint (Friday, March 14, 2015)

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced a Middletown OVI checkpoint tonight beginning at 9 p.m. at Verity Parkway/Rt. 4 near 18th Ave.  This is part of the statewide, grant-funded St. Patrick's Day enforcement effort. You can expect to see an increased number of officers on the road.  99 local law enforcement agencies around the state…
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