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When The Going Gets Tough

You want a tough lawyer that can get going on your case. Our criminal defense lawyers enjoy fighting tough cases that we can investigate.  Almost every case has something wrong with it.  It is usually just a matter of looking close enough at the facts.  When we are fighting a case that will not work… read more

Dollars And Sense Of DUI

A DUI will cost you.  Initially it costs you your dignity when you are arrested.  It can cost you your good name.  It will cost you your freedom to drive where and when you want.  It will cost you your privilege to drive.  It will cost you money in the form of missed time at… read more

Why You Should Oppose Annie’s Law

Up front: This blog is not meant in any way to disrespect the family and friends of Annie Rooney who, in her loving memory, have promoted Annie’s Law with nothing but good intentions and concern for public safety. That said, here is why it is permissible for you to oppose Annie’s Law, an Ohio Bill… read more

Make Sure You Read Your Letter To Drive

Who reads anything anyway? You should.  Especially where it relates to a letter to drive from court. That is what you get when a court grants limited driving privileges on a suspension in Dayton, Ohio for DUI, OVI, or other offense.  If you don’t make sure you leave court with proof of what the judge… read more

Dayton OVI Lawyer Speaks

I presented at the Annual Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, or OACDL, Advanced OVI Seminar in Columbus last week. I focused on changes if the Ohio Administrative Code, OAC. The OAC regulates how blood, breath, and urine testing is to be conducted in cases that are being prosecuted for DUI in Ohio. The… read more

Invalidity Of HGN Eye Test

I taught a continuing education seminar yesterday at UC Law School.  My focus was on the validity of the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test, or HGN.  This is a bouncing of the eye as it gazes to the side. This the first test done on most DUI suspects in the Dayton Ohio area.  The officer will… read more

Second Offense Driving Privileges

When you are arrested for DUI in Dayton Ohio and test over the limit or refuse you should be suspended by the BMV.  The officer will give you a copy of the BMV 2255 which puts you on notice of that. You will have to wait 90 days if you refuse and 45 days if… read more

Can You Drive After A DUI Or OVI In Ohio?

Most often in Dayton, Ohio the answer is yes.  If you are an Ohio license holder and get charged with a DUI or OVI it is best to ask the court to drive in Ohio for work, school, medical, and vocational reasons 15 days after you test over the limit or 30 days after you… read more

Miami County Municipal Court DUI

DUI in Miami County Ohio?  Here is a link to the court website: There is parking around the building located at 215 W. Main St., Troy, OH 45373.  The first floor looks like a museum. You can take the stairs up to the third floor where court is.  There is a bathroom on the second floor. Your… read more

Can You Guess your BAC Before Driving?

Don’t try it.  My experience with people that do this is that they usually become clients. A local DUI lawyer friend of mine in the Cincinnati and Dayton Ohio area, Jeff Meadows, has a solution.  He sells a small straw-like device that he claims can predict whether you are over the limit or not. If… read more