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DUI attorney Charles Rowland represents the accused drunk driver in Ohio.

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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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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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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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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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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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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Are You The Best OVI Attorney In Dayton?

Are you the best OVI attorney in Dayton? Often a prospective client will ask if I am the "best OVI attorney in Dayton."  I always answer this question by saying that I am a damn good OVI attorney, but you should investigate me to determine if I am the best attorney for you.  The most important…
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Springfield OVI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II

The Clark County/Springfield OVI Task Force is a coalition of 13 area agencies formed last year following a $136,000 grant from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office.  The task force is made up of the Health District, Springfield Police Division, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Highway Patrol, Ohio Department of Transportation, Clark County EMA, Springfield Fire and Rescue Box 27,…
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