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Charles Melville Rowland II

Fairborn DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. A friend got a obi wat is a obi?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Charles Melville Rowland II
    2. Irina Alexander Vinogradsky
    3. Terrence Robert Rudes
    4. Michael R Varble, Esq.
    5. Ashley Lenore Jones
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    An OVI is the same as a DUI. it is a serious misdemeanor offense. He needs the best attorney he can afford. I'd be happy to help.

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  2. Underage OVI v.s Adult OVI.

    Answered 18 days ago.

    1. Charles Melville Rowland II
    2. Scott Allen Kelly
    3. Derek Anthony Patrin
    3 lawyer answers

    Ohio has made illegal the practice of operating a vehicle after underage consumption (OVUAC). O.R.C. 4511.19(B) makes it illegal for persons under 21 years of age to drive a vehicle with a concentration of .02 percent, but less than .08 percent by weight of alcohol by whole blood or breath, or with an equivalent amount by blood serum or plasma or urine. (1994 S.B. 82, eff. 5/4/94). In 2004, amended R.C. 4511.19(B) renamed the offense “operating a vehicle after underage consumption” (OVUAC)....

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  3. Should I send this letter or just wait for the atty?ty so much!He was charged w/misdeamor hit&skip,walking intoxicated on rd.6pt

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Charles Melville Rowland II
    2. Joseph Carmen Patituce
    2 lawyer answers

    Sending this letter without talking to your son's attorney would be a monumentally bad idea. Good intentions do not a legal strategy make. Criminal charges affect the entire family, but only one person bears the burden of the punishment. Please speak with his attorney before sending this letter. Best of luck!

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  4. Can a person with a CDL convicted of a DUI still get some sort of ID without it affecting the satus of the CDL?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Charles Melville Rowland II
    2. Christopher Lee Beck
    3. Robert Hernandez Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, you can obtain a "temporary ID" through the Ohio BMV. If you ask for a "State" ID it will cancel your license and your CDL. Make sure to get an attorney to do this for you so that you don't mess this up. We have at least one client every couple of years have to re-test due to not getting the right type of ID. I also recommend letting an attorney do this for you because the Ohio BMV rules are complex and constantly changing. We stay on top of these matters. O.R.C. 4507.50 reads as...

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  5. Will my charges be possibly dropped of my DUI?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Amanda Ackerman Condon
    2. Joseph Donald Hada
    3. Christopher Lee Beck
    4. Charles Melville Rowland II
    5. Alan James Brinkmeier
    5 lawyer answers

    It is confusing and overwhelming to face a DUI/OVI charge. Contact a lawyer who can provide you context and give you a plan. Your first step is to contact an attorney who can figure out where your case stands and what steps you need to take. If you need to do a warrant check give me a call at (937) 318-1DUI. My office is located near Dayton. I invite you to check out my AVVO profile and that of other attorneys who practice DUI law in your area.

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  6. I was arrested for an OVI, the paperwork had the wrong month in the date (October instead of November). Is this important?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Charles Melville Rowland II
    2. James Morris Balagia
    3. Linda Medeiros Callahan
    3 lawyer answers

    From your question I surmise that the error did not occur on the charging document (the ticket) but on another piece of paper that you signed. If that is the case then you would not likely prevail by challenging this error. If, however, the officer's report, the 2255 (goldenrod paper) and the ticket all have the incorrect information, then the prosecution may have a problem establishing the correct date of the offense. The officer may testify to the incorrect date at a motion to suppress...

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  7. Typical sentence for a second DUI in 6 years with refusal to submit to a BAC test. I

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Charles Meadows
    2. Carie Ann Becker
    3. Charles Melville Rowland II
    3 lawyer answers

    Jeff Meadows nails the law in this area. I would only recommend that you consult with an attorney who is familiar with the court you are going to appear in. Sometimes experienced counsel will know whether or not the judge/magistrate who will hear your case has any particular sentencing proclivities for 2nd offense DUIs. Often judges look at certain facts (how close was the prior, cooperation with police, treatment efforts, etc) to reach a sentencing decision. Don't go in unprepared.

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  8. Made illegal left on the way to an AA meeting. Privileges on paper out of date. Parole violation. Do I need lawyer at hearing?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Charles Melville Rowland II
    2. Christopher Lee Beck
    3. George B. Jones
    3 lawyer answers

    If you already have an attorney, please don't use forums like this to second guess or look for a different answer. It is unfair to you and your attorney. The lawyer you hired or had appointed is in a much better position to evaluate your case and offer advice. If you have not hired (or have had appointed) an attorney, I think that you should do so. You should hire an attorney who is familiar with the Court and can guide you through the process of not having a probation violation/parole...

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  9. Physical control still considered an OVI

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Todd Bruce Kotler
    2. Jason Allan Sarver
    3. Charles Melville Rowland II
    3 lawyer answers

    The BMV sends out an initial letter upon receiving the Automatic License Suspension information informing you of your ALS suspension. The initial information is sent based on the charge of OVI. Therefore, your letter may say "first OVI" when in fact your "record" will reflect the reduction to Physical Control. Physical Control is a separate (and very much better) charge than OVI. DUI is O.R.C. 4511.19 and P.C. is O.R.C. 4511.194. It is not the same thing to the BMV.

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  10. ALS fine - was told it was waived & terminated but it wasn't

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Charles Melville Rowland II
    2. Jeffrey Charles Meadows
    3. Richard Timothy Jones
    3 lawyer answers

    This question should be answered by the attorney that represented you. He or she will have the best recollection of what was said in court and what you did not did not get told at the time of the plea. Another place to look is at the Judgment Entry that resulted from your appearance. It sure looks like your attorney did a fine job in saving you from a DUI conviction.

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