The rules for urine testing in Ohio are set forth at Ohio Administrative Code 3701-53-05 & 3701-53-06. At O.A.C. 3701-53-05, it is clearly stated that a urine test must be witnessed. It states at subsection (D), (D) The collection of a urine specimen must be witnessed to assure that the sample can be authenticated. Urine…Read more
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs? Attorney Charles Rowland specializes in DUI / OVI defense for the accused driver in Ohio.
The Alcohol Influence Report is a document prepared by the arresting officer noting each and every indicator for alcohol impairment that they took note of in their investigation. Most of the forms require that the officer simply check the predetermined indicator. Not surprisingly, all the officer's observations fall neatly into these predetermined areas. The report…Read more
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…Read more
Stoned driving laws took a hit this week when Arizona ruled that per se limits on marijuana could not be applied. Ohio has adopted a draconian impairment law that punishes drivers for having a metabolite of marijuana in their system. In effect that means that you are stoned driving if you smoke or ingest marijuana…Read more
Mothers Against Drunk Driving and their partners in law enforcement have begun the annual Prom DUI enforcement blitz that will last throughout the prom season. So in addition to the tuxedos, the wrist corsages and the awkward pictures; make sure you talk to your teen about drunk driving. MADD is proclaiming April 21 “PowerTalk21 Day” to…Read more
In light of the arrest made following the University of Dayton's victory, we offer college students these rules for partying (legally) in Ohio. Rule #1: Don't Drink and Drive Ohio has some of the most stringent drunk driving laws in the county. A first-time offender faces 180 days in jail and a one thousand seventy-five…Read more
There is a public health epidemic in Ohio due to the use of opiate-based prescription painkillers. Over the last decade the abuse of prescription drugs, a medical and legal crackdown have led to an increase in the use of heroin. According to the Ohio Department of Drug & Alcohol Service, there are 67 pills for…Read more