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Mandatory Appearances In The Kettering Municipal Court

Some people who are charged with an OVI in the Kettering Municipal Court think that they can skip their first appearance. This is not the case.  Many traffic and some criminal citations are payable in the Clerk’s Office and do not require a court appearance in front of the judge. These are called “waiverable” citations.…
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Kettering Municipal Court Statistics Show Drop In Cases

The Kettering Municipal Court appears to have experienced a significant reduction in the number of cases it is handling.  According to statistics HERE, the number of cases heard has dropped from 17,369 in 2013 to 15,819 in 2014.  But that does not tell the whole story. Despite the drop in total number of cases, criminal…
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The Kettering Municipal Court Welcomes Judge James Long

There is a new Judge in the Kettering Municipal Court.  Long-time Kettering City prosecutor and former Public Defender James F. Long was announced as the choice to fill the spot of retiring Judge Thomas Hanna.  Judge Long  has run his own law practice and is head coach as well as assistant program coordinator of the…
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Kettering DUI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II

Kettering DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II regularly appears in the Kettering Municipal Court representing the accused drunk driver.  He has established www.KetteringDUI.com and www.KetteringOVI.com  to help you access court services and learn about services provided.  Access to the court concerns cases arising anywhere in the Cities of Centerville, Kettering or Washington Township. Kettering DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates…
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Rowland To Train As Drug Recognition Expert

Later this month, Charles M. Rowland II will receive certification in the latest techniques of the Drug Recognition Expert protocol now being used across the nation.  Rowland will be among the first attorneys in Ohio to receive this certification which will make him uniquely suited to defend drives accused of driving while impaired by illegal…
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Wilmington OVI Checkpoint At US 22 Tonight!

There will be a Wilmington OVI checkpoint tonight from 9 p.m. until midnight on US 22 just west of Progress Way in Wilmington.  Aggressive saturation patrols will also accompany the checkpoint. Stay ahead of the checkpoints!  If you want to receive updated information on sobriety checkpoints, enhanced traffic enforcement, saturation patrols and other important developments…
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Determining Probable Cause For An OVI Offense

A warrantless arrest must be supported by probable cause in order to be constitutionally valid. State v. Timson, 38 Ohio St.2d 122, 67 Ohio Op.2d 140, 311 N.E.2d 16 (1974).  In order to make a finding that probable (more likely than not) cause existed the court must look at the totality of the circumstances surrounding…
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Ohio DUI Crackdown Begins Today!

You can expect a major increase in Ohio DUI enforcement beginning today.  Operation "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" will put 99 law enforcement agencies on our roads with over 8,400 hours of extra enforcement that will run through Labor Day.  The national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown is a program organized by…
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First Offense Kettering OVI – What Is Going To Happen To Me?

A first offense Kettering OVI is defined at O.R.C. 4511.19 as a DUI with no priors within 6 years.  A first offense OVI can be charged in three ways.  The first charge is caused by testing over the legal limit of .08% B.A.C. (example O.R.C. 4511.19(A)(1)(d)).  These types of offenses are also referred to as “per se”  violations.  A…
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A Motion To Suppress Is Vital In An Ohio DUI Case

In State v. French, 72 Ohio St. 3d 446, 1995-Ohio-32, 646 N.E. 2d 887 (1995), the Ohio Supreme Court held that a pretrial motion to suppress is the only way to challenge the admissibility of a chemical test.  If not filed, the results will be automatically admissible at trial.  The prosecuting attorney will not need…
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