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Will An Ohio DUI Prevent Me From Getting An STNA?

A recent client asked, "Will an Ohio DUI charge prevent me from getting my STNA (State Tested Nursing Assistant) license? Short Answer: No! Candidates are trained and tested and their credentials are maintained by Ohio Department of Health's Nurse Aide Registry. You will be required to submit to a background check as part of the…
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College Students and Binge Drinking

While there is not a consensus definition of what "binge drinking" is, we know that college students do a lot of it and they do it with beer.  When a person consumes heavily with the intention of achieving intoxication above .08% BAC, they are 74.4 percent of the time doing it with beer. (Nami, et…
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St. Patrick’s Day DUI Blitz

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…
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DUI Attorney Ethics Rule 1.1 – Competence

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…
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Active Duty DUI? What Law Applies?

If you get an Active Duty DUI charge what law applies and where will you be punished?  This article (which owes a nod to John Hunsucker and the Hunsuker Legal Group, NCDD Winter Session 2015) explores where your case will be heard and what law applies. The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) applies to…
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DUI Attorney Charles Rowland Honored

I am proud to be your choice for a DUI Attorney. 2014 represented another year of growth and development at Dayton DUI.  I attended the Drug Recognition Expert training and received a certificate in the DRE protocol.  I became a "Founding Member" of the National DUI Trial Lawyers Association and the Premiere DUI Lawyer Association.…
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Alcohol Flush Reaction: An Allergy to Alcohol

Have you ever heard anyone say that they are "allergic" to alcohol?  Well, if the person is of Asian descent, they may have a common reaction to alcohol know as Alcohol Flush Reaction. Studies have shown about a third of Japanese, Chinese, and Koreans respond to alcohol by turning red. The reaction is a condition…
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OVI Law: Elimination of Alcohol By Oxidation

OVI law requires an understanding of how alcohol enters, affects and exits the body.  Here is a brief overview of the elimination process. Alcohol exits the human body by being oxidized by a number of very important enzymes.  Foremost among these enzymes are ADH (alcohol dehydrogenase) and ALDH (aldehyde dehydrogenase).  Over 90% of the ingested…
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Affirmative Defenses for Prescription Drug OVI Charges in Ohio

Did you get a prescription drug OVI?  Do you have a valid prescription? Ohio and the Ohio State Highway Patrol have made enforcement of DUI laws against illegal and prescription drugs a priority.  Throughout the state, this means that you now face arrest if you are taking many common prescription medications.  Given that upwards of…
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Is It A Crime To Refuse To Take A Breath Test?

Is it a crime to refuse to take a breath test? Ohio has adopted O.R.C. 4511.19(A)(2) which makes it a crime to refuse to take an evidentiary chemical test if you have a prior OVI (drunk driving)  or OVUAC (juvenile/underage drunk driving) conviction any time within the last twenty (20) years.  If you refuse and…
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