The only way an officer will care about how you exit the vehicle is if he has already determined you may be impaired by alcohol or a drug of abuse. NHTSA IV-6. Therefore, to avoid the appearance that you are impaired, exit the car in an orderly fashion as instructed by the officer. From that point you can decide if it is in your interests to participate in the standardized field sobriety tests. Why would you?
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We have all seen this scenario: An attorney triumphantly bounds out of a prosecutor's office and announced that he or she just got the best plea offer ever! But is it? When evaluating a plea offer keep in mind the "Cleanest Pig In The Pen Fallacy." As attorneys, often justify our actions, our plea…Read more
Ohio Senate Bill 143 (OH SB143) was passed in the Senate June 4, 2014, and signed by Gov. John Kasich June, 2014. The new expungement law shall become effective September 19, 2014. This follows the 2012 change to Ohio's expungement law (Ohio Senate Bill 337) which changed the requirement of “first offender” to “eligible offender,”…Read more
The Montgomery County Sheriff and the Montgomery County OVI Task Force will be conducting a St. Patrick's Day sobriety checkpoint on Tuesday from 7 to 11 p.m. in Washington Twp. Dayton will be alive today as we simultaneously celebrate the First Four with our very own Dayton Flyers participating. It is also St. Patrick's Day…Read more
It's here... OVI checkpoint season has begun in Ohio. The following counties have announced increased grant-funded (saturation) patrols starting Friday, March 13th: Miami County, Montgomery County, Greene County, Warren County. Montgomery County will hold two sobriety checkpoints and we will bring you the locations as soon as we get the word. Middletown OVI checkpoint: The…Read more
The first ethical rule for a DUI attorney is set forth at the American Bar Association - Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 1.1. This is the rule regarding competence. It states, "A lawyer shall provide competent representation to a client. Competent representation requires the legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation reasonably necessary for the…Read more
What is your favorite type of alcohol? According to the Ohio Department of Commerce, Ohioans are buying more and better alcohol than ever before. Sales reached a record level in 2014 totaling $949 million. This represents an increase of 5.6 percent and exceeded last year’s total by $50 million, according to date released by the Ohio Department…Read more
Happy Presidents' Day from Dayton DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II and all of the folks at Babb & Rowland. We hope that you have a great weekend and that you spend some time contemplating what kind of society in which you want your children to be raised. Dayton DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II…Read more
Did the officer allege you did poorly on the One Leg Stand standardized field sobriety test? The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) are a battery of three tests administered and evaluated in a standardized manner to obtain validated indicators of impairment and establish probable cause for arrest. These tests were developed as a result of research sponsored…Read more
Effective January 5, 2015, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will issue a new format of the Ohio Drivers License (DL) and Identification Cards (ID) to customers renewing their DL or ID. Visible changes to the DL and ID include: •Blue/green card in place of the salmon colored card •Laminate on front of card now…Read more