Tag Archives: Dayton OVI

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

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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Happy Presidents’ Day From Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland

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…
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Top 10 Defenses to an Ohio OVI

When people need an Ohio OVI Attorney, the biggest challenge is knowing whether or not an attorney truly has the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win drunk driving cases. Countless attorneys handle impaired driving cases,  but only a very small percentage have the skills, knowledge, training,…
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What Are The Different Types Of Bail Bonds?

When you are arrested for OVI in Ohio, the police have the discretion to release you or to hold you in a local jail. If you are held in jail, you will be given the opportunity to post a bond.  The posting of a bond is often referred to as  "making bail" or "bailing out" of…
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A Physical Control Conviction Is Not A Prior Offense

A physical control conviction does not count as a "prior offense" for purposes of enhancement.  This principle is spelled out in case law and in statute.  R.C. 4511.181 sets forth the offenses that count as prior convictions.  It does not list a violation of physical control (R.C. 4511.194) as a predicate offense.  It does not…
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New Format For Ohio Drivers License

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…
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