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Dayton DUI attorney Charles Rowland specializes in DUI / OVI defense for the accused drunk driver in Ohio.

Alcohol On Your Breath? So What!

Have we reached a point where the mere presence of alcohol on the breath is enough to place a person under arrest?  We ask this question because the "odor of an alcoholic beverage" is the first and most relied upon clue an officer notes in his or her report.  Not only does it determine that…
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It Is Prom OVI Season – Talk To Your Kids!

Prom OVI season is here! That means that Mothers Against Drunk Driving and their partners in law enforcement have begun the annual Prom enforcement blitz.  In addition to tuxedos, ugly wrist corsages and the awkward pictures; make sure you talk to your teen about managing a police encounter. MADD has shifted its focus away from its singular…
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The Phase Two Finger Dexterity Test

Can you do the Finger Dexterity Test? There are three distinct phases to an alcohol investigation. The first phase involves the officer's observation of a person's driving. It is called the "Vehicle In Motion" phase. The ultimate determination in this phase is whether or not the officer will initiate a traffic stop.  Phase one of…
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Defending A DUI: The Exit Sequence

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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How To Properly Evaluate A Plea Offer

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…
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DUI Expungements Still Not A Reality In Ohio

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,”…
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St. Paddy’s Day Dayton DUI Checkpoint In Washington Twp

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…
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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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Dayton DUI Is Back!

Did you miss us? DaytonDUI.com has a new look and some great new features. I am proud of the new look and hope that you feel the same way.  Gone are the familiar green bottles and in their place we have new splash graphics and cleaner, sleeker look.  It is less wordy and more user-friendly.…
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Montgomery County DUI Information On-Line

If you are looking for Montgomery County DUI information on-line, please follow the links below.  Since most DUI cases are heard in a municipal court, included first are all of the Montgomery County Municipal Courts.  If your charge includes a felony charge, it will be within the jurisdiction of the Montgomery County Court of Common…
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