Troy Barnett, Premier DUI Attorney, Advanced Level Training on Ultraviolet Light Issues During Drug Recognition Expert Evaluations

Troy Barnett of Salem, Ohio recently received advanced level training, from the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, on Ultraviolet (UV) Light issues that occur during Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) evaluations. Troy received training on the new UV Light protocol for DRE evaluations.  The training included when it is recommended that DREs use UV Light for assessing pupil size in near total darkness, at what point in the evaluation it should be used, the exact protocols for using the UV light to ensure it is done properly, how it is to be documented in the narrative report, and problems and inaccuracies the UV Light can cause if it is not used properly.

The American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys has compiled information from Judges, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors (the Top DUI Prosecutors in each State), DUI Prosecutors, current Law Enforcement Officers, former Law Enforcement Officers, and DUI Defense Attorneys to determine exactly what skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies win the most DUI cases at trial and are also used to get DUI cases successfully resolved for the defense prior to trial.

When people need a DUI 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 DUI cases. Countless attorneys handle DUI cases. But, only a very small percentage have the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win DUI cases.

Members of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys have received advanced level training on the strategies that win the most DUI cases at trial and are also used to get DUI cases successfully resolved for the defense prior to trial. Members of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys also have access to the resources and tools that are used to win and successfully resolve DUI cases and these are resources and tools that only a very small percentage of DUI attorneys have access to and use.

Mr. Barnett attended Youngstown State University on a Youngstown State University Foundation Scholarship and graduated Magna Cum Laude, in 1993, with a degree in psychology and a minor in criminal justice.  While at Youngstown State University, Mr. Barnett was named to Golden Key National Honor Society and was routinely on the Dean’s List.  After graduating from college, Mr. Barnett accepted employment in sales and enrolled in law school at The University of Akron, School of Law.  Mr. Barnett attended the night program at the University of Akron, School of Law and held full-time employment during the day.  Upon graduation from law school, in May 2000, Mr. Barnett sat for and passed the Ohio Bar Examination. Mr. Barnett accepted employment with a law firm in East Liverpool, Ohio and engaged in the general practice of law from December 2000 to December 2010.  During his time practicing law, Mr. Barnett had many notable cases and appellate decisions.  Further, Mr. Barnett was named to the list of rising stars by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine and awarded the level of distinction of  “Advocate of Trial Advocacy” by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National College of Advocacy.  In December 2010, Mr. Barnett was honored to accept appointment as a juvenile and probate court magistrate and he served on the court until December 2014.  During his time on the court, Mr. Barnett presided over countless abuse, neglect and dependency cases; delinquency and unruly cases; private custody; visitation; juvenile traffic; child support and contempt actions.  In 2015, Mr. Barnett fulfilled a life long dream and opened his own law office.  Recently, Mr. Barnett was named to “10 Best Client Satisfaction” by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

To learn more about Troy Barnett, please visit http://www.troybarnettlaw.com/ or http://www.aapda.org/directory/name/troy-barnett/

To learn more about the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, please visit http://www.aapda.org

Information in this press release is the opinion of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys (AAPDA), and the use of the AAPDA logo, is the opinion of AAPDA that members have met AAPDA’s proprietary selection criteria.  AAPDA does not guarantee or imply the competence level of any attorney, whether or not they are a member of AAPDA.  When hiring an attorney, a person should personally contact the attorney and confirm the attorney’s skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, strategies and other credentials.  Any decision to hire an attorney should be based on a person’s satisfaction, after contacting the attorney, that the attorney hired is who they feel comfortable with and want to represent them.  The specific outcome of each DUI case cannot be anticipated or guaranteed by AAPDA, or anyone else, as many factors can affect the outcome of each individual case.

American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys

PO Box 1055
Middleton, ID  83644
208-995-4099

 

Troy Barnett, Premier DUI Attorney, Advanced Level Training on Investigating The Arresting Officer In A DUI Case

Troy Barnett of Salem, Ohio recently received advanced level training, from the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, on Investigating The Arresting Officer In A DUI Case. Troy received training about the importance of investigating an officer in a DUI Case, why the information obtained can be useful for the defense, and how to get an officer’s training records. With this information, the defense will know what the officer in a DUI case is trained to do or not trained to do, what courses the officer has taken, what NHTSA Manual(s) the officer is going to be accountable to at trial, what version(s) of the NHTSA Manual(s) the officer was trained with, what agency or agencies the officer has been employed at, the reasons he or she left the agencies that he or she was at previously, and any reported disciplinary problems that the officer has had.

The American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys has compiled information from Judges, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors (the Top DUI Prosecutors in each State), DUI Prosecutors, current Law Enforcement Officers, former Law Enforcement Officers, and DUI Defense Attorneys to determine exactly what skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies win the most DUI cases at trial and are also used to get DUI cases successfully resolved for the defense prior to trial.

When people need a DUI 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 DUI cases. Countless attorneys handle DUI cases. But, only a very small percentage have the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win DUI cases.

Members of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys have received advanced level training on the strategies that win the most DUI cases at trial and are also used to get DUI cases successfully resolved for the defense prior to trial. Members of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys also have access to the resources and tools that are used to win and successfully resolve DUI cases and these are resources and tools that only a very small percentage of DUI attorneys have access to and use.

Mr. Barnett attended Youngstown State University on a Youngstown State University Foundation Scholarship and graduated Magna Cum Laude, in 1993, with a degree in psychology and a minor in criminal justice. While at Youngstown State University, Mr. Barnett was named to Golden Key National Honor Society and was routinely on the Dean’s List. After graduating from college, Mr. Barnett accepted employment in sales and enrolled in law school at The University of Akron, School of Law. Mr. Barnett attended the night program at the University of Akron, School of Law and held full-time employment during the day. Upon graduation from law school, in May 2000, Mr. Barnett sat for and passed the Ohio Bar Examination. Mr. Barnett accepted employment with a law firm in East Liverpool, Ohio and engaged in the general practice of law from December 2000 to December 2010. During his time practicing law, Mr. Barnett had many notable cases and appellate decisions. Further, Mr. Barnett was named to the list of rising stars by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine and awarded the level of distinction of “Advocate of Trial Advocacy” by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National College of Advocacy. In December 2010, Mr. Barnett was honored to accept appointment as a juvenile and probate court magistrate and he served on the court until December 2014. During his time on the court, Mr. Barnett presided over countless abuse, neglect and dependency cases; delinquency and unruly cases; private custody; visitation; juvenile traffic; child support and contempt actions. In 2015, Mr. Barnett fulfilled a life long dream and opened his own law office. Recently, Mr. Barnett was named to “10 Best Client Satisfaction” by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

To learn more about Troy Barnett, please visit http://www.troybarnettlaw.com/ or http://www.aapda.org/directory/name/troy-barnett/

To learn more about the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, please visit http://www.aapda.org/

Information in this press release is the opinion of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys (AAPDA), and the use of the AAPDA logo, is the opinion of AAPDA that members have met AAPDA’s proprietary selection criteria. AAPDA does not guarantee or imply the competence level of any attorney, whether or not they are a member of AAPDA. When hiring an attorney, a person should personally contact the attorney and confirm the attorney’s skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, strategies and other credentials. Any decision to hire an attorney should be based on a person’s satisfaction, after contacting the attorney, that the attorney hired is who they feel comfortable with and want to represent them. The specific outcome of each DUI case cannot be anticipated or guaranteed by AAPDA, or anyone else, as many factors can affect the outcome of each individual case.

American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys

PO Box 1055
Middleton, ID 83644
208-995-4099

Troy Barnett, Premier DUI Attorney, Advanced Level Training on Blood Draw Tube Validation Issues on DUI – Marijuana Cases

Troy Barnett of Salem, Ohio recently received advanced level training, from the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, on Blood Draw Tube Validation Issues on DUI – Marijuana Cases. Troy received training that it has been discovered that some blood test tube certifications were only for alcohol purposes and that some blood draw tubes, including the chemicals contained inside for preservative and anti-coagulants, have never been validated for THC testing. This training was provided by Ziad Youssef. Mr. Youssef is a Member of the Association and he has been designated as the State Ambassador for the Association in the State of Washington. Mr. Youssef’s office is in Bellingham, Washington and his website address is http://bellinghamdui.lawyer/.

Mr. Youssef discovered that the blood draw tubes being used in his area were never validated for THC testing and the manufacturer confirmed that none of their blood collection tubes have been validated for Marijuana, Cannabis, or Active THC testing. Thus, any such blood evidence in DUI – Marijuana cases may be subject to suppression.

The American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys has compiled information from Judges, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors (the Top DUI Prosecutors in each State), DUI Prosecutors, current Law Enforcement Officers, former Law Enforcement Officers, and DUI Defense Attorneys to determine exactly what skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies win the most DUI cases at trial and are also used to get DUI cases successfully resolved for the defense prior to trial.

When people need a DUI 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 DUI cases. Countless attorneys handle DUI cases. But, only a very small percentage have the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win DUI cases.

Members of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys have received advanced level training on the strategies that win the most DUI cases at trial and are also used to get DUI cases successfully resolved for the defense prior to trial. Members of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys also have access to the resources and tools that are used to win and successfully resolve DUI cases and these are resources and tools that only a very small percentage of DUI attorneys have access to and use.

Mr. Barnett attended Youngstown State University on a Youngstown State University Foundation Scholarship and graduated Magna Cum Laude, in 1993, with a degree in psychology and a minor in criminal justice. While at Youngstown State University, Mr. Barnett was named to Golden Key National Honor Society and was routinely on the Dean’s List. After graduating from college, Mr. Barnett accepted employment in sales and enrolled in law school at The University of Akron, School of Law. Mr. Barnett attended the night program at the University of Akron, School of Law and held full-time employment during the day. Upon graduation from law school, in May 2000, Mr. Barnett sat for and passed the Ohio Bar Examination. Mr. Barnett accepted employment with a law firm in East Liverpool, Ohio and engaged in the general practice of law from December 2000 to December 2010. During his time practicing law, Mr. Barnett had many notable cases and appellate decisions. Further, Mr. Barnett was named to the list of rising stars by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine and awarded the level of distinction of “Advocate of Trial Advocacy” by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National College of Advocacy. In December 2010, Mr. Barnett was honored to accept appointment as a juvenile and probate court magistrate and he served on the court until December 2014. During his time on the court, Mr. Barnett presided over countless abuse, neglect and dependency cases; delinquency and unruly cases; private custody; visitation; juvenile traffic; child support and contempt actions. In 2015, Mr. Barnett fulfilled a life long dream and opened his own law office. Recently, Mr. Barnett was named to “10 Best Client Satisfaction” by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

To learn more about Troy Barnett, please visit http://www.troybarnettlaw.com/ or http://www.aapda.org/directory/name/troy-barnett/

To learn more about the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, please visit http://www.aapda.org/

Information in this press release is the opinion of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys (AAPDA), and the use of the AAPDA logo, is the opinion of AAPDA that members have met AAPDA’s proprietary selection criteria. AAPDA does not guarantee or imply the competence level of any attorney, whether or not they are a member of AAPDA. When hiring an attorney, a person should personally contact the attorney and confirm the attorney’s skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, strategies and other credentials. Any decision to hire an attorney should be based on a person’s satisfaction, after contacting the attorney, that the attorney hired is who they feel comfortable with and want to represent them. The specific outcome of each DUI case cannot be anticipated or guaranteed by AAPDA, or anyone else, as many factors can affect the outcome of each individual case.

American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
PO Box 1055
Middleton, ID 83644
208-995-4099

Troy Barnett, Premier DUI Attorney, Advanced Level Training on Source Code Litigation on Breath Testing Machines

Troy Barnett of Salem, Ohio recently received advanced level training, from the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, on Source Code Litigation on Breath Testing Machines. Troy received training about Source Code Litigation across the Country and how some attorneys are having success in getting the Courts to compel the production of breath testing machines, software, and Source Code. This training was provided by Ziad Youssef. Mr. Youssef is a Member of the Association and he has been designated as the State Ambassador for the Association in the State of Washington. Mr. Youssef’s office is in Bellingham, Washington and his website address is http://bellinghamdui.lawyer/. In Snohomish County Washington, Brian Sullivan and Jason Lantz took the lead on the Source Code litigation in their area. In State of Washington vs. Mark Flanigan, the Court has compelled the production of the breath testing software finding that the demand was relevant, material, and reasonable and the breath testing software was in the possession or control of the prosecuting authority.

The American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys has compiled information from Judges, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors (the Top DUI Prosecutors in each State), DUI Prosecutors, current Law Enforcement Officers, former Law Enforcement Officers, and DUI Defense Attorneys to determine exactly what skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies win the most DUI cases at trial and are also used to get DUI cases successfully resolved for the defense prior to trial.

When people need a DUI 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 DUI cases. Countless attorneys handle DUI cases. But, only a very small percentage have the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win DUI cases.

Members of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys have received advanced level training on the strategies that win the most DUI cases at trial and are also used to get DUI cases successfully resolved for the defense prior to trial. Members of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys also have access to the resources and tools that are used to win and successfully resolve DUI cases and these are resources and tools that only a very small percentage of DUI attorneys have access to and use.

Mr. Barnett attended Youngstown State University on a Youngstown State University Foundation Scholarship and graduated Magna Cum Laude, in 1993, with a degree in psychology and a minor in criminal justice. While at Youngstown State University, Mr. Barnett was named to Golden Key National Honor Society and was routinely on the Dean’s List. After graduating from college, Mr. Barnett accepted employment in sales and enrolled in law school at The University of Akron, School of Law. Mr. Barnett attended the night program at the University of Akron, School of Law and held full-time employment during the day. Upon graduation from law school, in May 2000, Mr. Barnett sat for and passed the Ohio Bar Examination. Mr. Barnett accepted employment with a law firm in East Liverpool, Ohio and engaged in the general practice of law from December 2000 to December 2010. During his time practicing law, Mr. Barnett had many notable cases and appellate decisions. Further, Mr. Barnett was named to the list of rising stars by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine and awarded the level of distinction of “Advocate of Trial Advocacy” by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National College of Advocacy. In December 2010, Mr. Barnett was honored to accept appointment as a juvenile and probate court magistrate and he served on the court until December 2014. During his time on the court, Mr. Barnett presided over countless abuse, neglect and dependency cases; delinquency and unruly cases; private custody; visitation; juvenile traffic; child support and contempt actions. In 2015, Mr. Barnett fulfilled a life long dream and opened his own law office. Recently, Mr. Barnett was named to “10 Best Client Satisfaction” by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

To learn more about Troy Barnett, please visit http://www.troybarnettlaw.com/ or http://www.aapda.org/directory/name/troy-barnett/

To learn more about the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, please visit http://www.aapda.org/

Information in this press release is the opinion of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys (AAPDA), and the use of the AAPDA logo, is the opinion of AAPDA that members have met AAPDA’s proprietary selection criteria. AAPDA does not guarantee or imply the competence level of any attorney, whether or not they are a member of AAPDA. When hiring an attorney, a person should personally contact the attorney and confirm the attorney’s skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, strategies and other credentials. Any decision to hire an attorney should be based on a person’s satisfaction, after contacting the attorney, that the attorney hired is who they feel comfortable with and want to represent them. The specific outcome of each DUI case cannot be anticipated or guaranteed by AAPDA, or anyone else, as many factors can affect the outcome of each individual case.

American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
PO Box 1055
Middleton, ID 83644
208-995-4099

Troy Barnett Has Been Nominated and Accepted as Two Years AIOFLA’S 10 Best in Ohio For Client Satisfaction

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of Ohio’s Family Law Attorney Troy Barnett as Two Years 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction.

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected to the “10 Best” list must pass AIOFLA’s rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research, and AIOFLA’s independent evaluation. AIOFLA’s annual list was created to be used as a resource for clients during the attorney selection process.

One of the most significant aspects of the selection process involves attorneys’ relationships and reputation among his or her clients. As clients should be an attorney’s top priority, AIOFLA places the utmost emphasis on selecting lawyers who have achieved significant success in the field of Family Law without sacrificing the service and support they provide. Selection criteria therefore focus on attorneys who demonstrate the highest standards of Client Satisfaction.

We congratulate Troy Barnett on this achievement and we are honored to have him as a Two Years AIOFLA Member.

You can contact Troy Barnett directly at 330-337-7222.

Troy Barnett, Premier DUI Attorney, Advanced Level Training on PBTs Being Used Improperly By Officers During DUI Investigations

Troy Barnett of Salem, Ohio recently received advanced level training, from the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, on how officers improperly use PBTs during DUI investigations. Troy received training about NHTSA’s standards and protocols for how PBTs are supposed to be used by officers during DUI investigations and the common ways that officers improperly use PBTs during DUI investigations.

The American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys has compiled information from Judges, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors (the Top DUI Prosecutors in each State), DUI Prosecutors, current Law Enforcement Officers, former Law Enforcement Officers, and DUI Defense Attorneys to determine exactly what skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies win the most DUI cases at trial and are also used to get DUI cases successfully resolved for the defense prior to trial.

When people need a DUI 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 DUI cases. Countless attorneys handle DUI cases.  But, only a very small percentage have the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win DUI cases.

Members of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys have received advanced level training on the strategies that win the most DUI cases at trial and are also used to get DUI cases successfully resolved for the defense prior to trial. Members of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys also have access to the resources and tools that are used to win and successfully resolve DUI cases and these are resources and tools that only a very small percentage of DUI attorneys have access to and use.

Mr. Barnett attended Youngstown State University on a Youngstown State University Foundation Scholarship and graduated Magna Cum Laude, in 1993, with a degree in psychology and a minor in criminal justice.  While at Youngstown State University, Mr. Barnett was named to Golden Key National Honor Society and was routinely on the Dean’s List.  After graduating from college, Mr. Barnett accepted employment in sales and enrolled in law school at The University of Akron, School of Law.  Mr. Barnett attended the night program at the University of Akron, School of Law and held full-time employment during the day.  Upon graduation from law school, in May 2000, Mr. Barnett sat for and passed the Ohio Bar Examination. Mr. Barnett accepted employment with a law firm in East Liverpool, Ohio and engaged in the general practice of law from December 2000 to December 2010.  During his time practicing law, Mr. Barnett had many notable cases and appellate decisions.  Further, Mr. Barnett was named to the list of rising stars by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine and awarded the level of distinction of  “Advocate of Trial Advocacy” by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National College of Advocacy.  In December 2010, Mr. Barnett was honored to accept appointment as a juvenile and probate court magistrate and he served on the court until December 2014.  During his time on the court, Mr. Barnett presided over countless abuse, neglect and dependency cases; delinquency and unruly cases; private custody; visitation; juvenile traffic; child support and contempt actions.  In 2015, Mr. Barnett fulfilled a life long dream and opened his own law office.  Recently, Mr. Barnett was named to “10 Best Client Satisfaction” by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

To learn more about Troy Barnett, please visit http://www.troybarnettlaw.com/ or  http://www.aapda.org/directory/name/troy-barnett/

To learn more about the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, please visit http://www.aapda.org/

Information in this press release is the opinion of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys (AAPDA), and the use of the AAPDA logo, is the opinion of AAPDA that members have met AAPDA’s proprietary selection criteria.  AAPDA does not guarantee or imply the competence level of any attorney, whether or not they are a member of AAPDA.  When hiring an attorney, a person should personally contact the attorney and confirm the attorney’s skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, strategies and other credentials.  Any decision to hire an attorney should be based on a person’s satisfaction, after contacting the attorney, that the attorney hired is who they feel comfortable with and want to represent them.  The specific outcome of each DUI case cannot be anticipated or guaranteed by AAPDA, or anyone else, as many factors can affect the outcome of each individual case.

American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
PO Box 1055
Middleton, ID  83644
208-995-4099

Troy Barnett, Premier DUI Attorney, New Member of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys

Troy Barnett of Salem, Ohio was recently granted Membership into the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys after the Association confirmed that he has the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win DUI cases.

The American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys has compiled information from Judges, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors (the Top DUI Prosecutors in each State), DUI Prosecutors, current Law Enforcement Officers, former Law Enforcement Officers, and DUI Defense Attorneys to determine exactly what skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies win the most DUI cases at trial and are also used to get DUI cases successfully resolved for the defense prior to trial.

When people need a DUI 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 DUI cases. Countless attorneys handle DUI cases. But, only a very small percentage have the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win DUI cases.

Members of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys have received advanced level training on the strategies that win the most DUI cases at trial and are also used to get DUI cases successfully resolved for the defense prior to trial. Members of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys also have access to the resources and tools that are used to win and successfully resolve DUI cases and these are resources and tools that only a very small percentage of DUI attorneys have access to and use.

Mr. Barnett attended Youngstown State University on a Youngstown State University Foundation Scholarship and graduated Magna Cum Laude, in 1993, with a degree in psychology and a minor in criminal justice. While at Youngstown State University, Mr. Barnett was named to Golden Key National Honor Society and was routinely on the Dean’s List. After graduating from college, Mr. Barnett accepted employment in sales and enrolled in law school at The University of Akron, School of Law. Mr. Barnett attended the night program at the University of Akron, School of Law and held full-time employment during the day. Upon graduation from law school, in May 2000, Mr. Barnett sat for and passed the Ohio Bar Examination. Mr. Barnett accepted employment with a law firm in East Liverpool, Ohio and engaged in the general practice of law from December 2000 to December 2010. During his time practicing law, Mr. Barnett had many notable cases and appellate decisions. Further, Mr. Barnett was named to the list of rising stars by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine and awarded the level of distinction of “Advocate of Trial Advocacy” by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National College of Advocacy. In December 2010, Mr. Barnett was honored to accept appointment as a juvenile and probate court magistrate and he served on the court until December 2014. During his time on the court, Mr. Barnett presided over countless abuse, neglect and dependency cases; delinquency and unruly cases; private custody; visitation; juvenile traffic; child support and contempt actions. In 2015, Mr. Barnett fulfilled a life long dream and opened his own law office. Recently, Mr. Barnett was named to “10 Best Client Satisfaction” by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

To learn more about Troy Barnett, please visit http://www.troybarnettlaw.com/ or http://www.aapda.org/directory/name/troy-barnett/

To learn more about the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, please visit http://www.aapda.org/
Information in this press release is the opinion of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys (AAPDA), and the use of the AAPDA logo, is the opinion of AAPDA that members have met AAPDA’s proprietary selection criteria. AAPDA does not guarantee or imply the competence level of any attorney, whether or not they are a member of AAPDA. When hiring an attorney, a person should personally contact the attorney and confirm the attorney’s skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, strategies and other credentials. Any decision to hire an attorney should be based on a person’s satisfaction, after contacting the attorney, that the attorney hired is who they feel comfortable with and want to represent them. The specific outcome of each DUI case cannot be anticipated or guaranteed by AAPDA, or anyone else, as many factors can affect the outcome of each individual case.

American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
PO Box 1055
Middleton, ID 83644
208-995-4099

Juvenile Law

JUVENILE LAW
In juvenile court the minor admits or denies the charges. An admission is the equivalent of a guilty plea in adult court. A denial is the equivalent of a not guilty plea in adult court. You may also enter a no contest plea with the consent of the court. A no contest plea differs from a plea of admission in that a no contest plea is not an admission of guilt and may not be used against you in a later civil proceeding where a plea of admission is an admission of guilt and can be used against you in a later civil proceeding. If you enter a plea of denial, the matter will be set for a pretrial and a subsequent adjudicatory proceeding if it is not resolved at the pretrial. An adjudicatory proceeding in juvenile court is the equivalent of a trial in adult court. If you enter a plea of admission you will proceed to disposition. Disposition in juvenile court is the equivalent of sentencing in adult court.

DELINQUENCY AND UNRULY
There are several types of proceedings in juvenile court. An unruly proceeding is generally a status type offense. A status offense is an offense that can only be committed by a juvenile. Some examples would be failing to follow house rules, running away, staying out after curfew or possession/use of tobacco. The other type of offense in juvenile court is delinquency. A delinquency charge is filed when a juvenile commits an offense that would be a criminal offense if committed by an adult. Some examples would be theft, assault, domestic violence, etc. A juvenile may also expunge their offense(s) like an adult. He or she may file to expunge their record or their record will generally expunge on its own five (5) years after he or she attains the age of majority, i.e., on their 23rd birthday. Any delinquency offense except aggravated murder, murder or rape may be expunged in juvenile court.

JUVENILE TRAFFIC
A juvenile may also be charged with a traffic offense. A juvenile may admit, deny or plead no contest to a traffic offense. The penalties for juvenile traffic offenses are largely administrative. A second moving violation as a juvenile is a mandatory ninety (90) days license suspension and a third offense is a mandatory one (1) year license suspension. These suspensions are imposed by the BMV and are administrative. Further, a juvenile twenty miles over the speed limit generally has their license suspended for 30 days. A juvenile thirty (30) or more miles over the speed limit generally has their license suspended for sixty (60) days. It is possible to get limited driving privileges to and from work, to and from school and any school related functions by the most direct route, i.e., no frolic and detour. Finally, a juvenile may receive what is referred to as a parent/guardian restriction. A parent/guardian restriction is imposed by the bureau of motor vehicles when a minor has a moving violation within six (6) months of obtaining their driver’s license. A parent/guardian restriction lasts for six (6) months or until the juvenile’s 17th birthday, whichever is shorter. During a parent/guardian restriction a juvenile reverts back to permit status and may only drive while accompanied by a licensed parent or guardian. A juvenile with limited driving privileges may drive without a parent or guardian so long as he or she is driving to and from work, school or any school related functions.

In the Columbiana County Juvenile Court a juvenile charged with a first offense moving violation may go to diversion. Diversion consists of a first offender class put on by AAA at the Ohio State Highway Patrol barracks on State Route 45. The cost of the class is $39.00 and the juvenile is required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the three (3) hour class. However, if the juvenile completes the class and pays standard court costs of $100.00, the citation will be dismissed and will not count for purposes of ratcheting up a second or subsequent offense. In other words, the juvenile’s next offense will be treated as a first offense. To qualify for diversion, the juvenile must not have been twenty (20) or more miles over the speed limit, involved in an accident or charged with a serious offense such as DUI.

ABUSE, NEGLECT AND DEPENDENCY
Another common case in juvenile court is the abuse, neglect or dependency case. An abuse, neglect or dependency case is generally filed by the prosecutor and involves children’s services. In said type of case, if the children are removed by ex-parte order, there is a probable cause hearing within 24 hours and no more than 72 hours after the children are removed. An adjudicatory hearing will then be scheduled in no more than thirty (30) days. At the adjudicatory hearing, the court will determine if the children are abused, neglected or dependent. Said determination is subject to a clear and convincing evidence standard. If the court adjudicates the children there will be a disposition hearing held no more than thirty (30) days after the adjudicatory hearing. Typically, at the dispositional hearing, the court will adopt the case plan filed by children’s services. The case plan generally contains recommended services for the parents to complete to correct the issue(s) which caused the children to be adjudicated abused, neglected or dependent. The parents have one (1) year to complete the case plan. The case will generally be reviewed every ninety (90) days to six (6) months for the life of the case. At each review the court looks at the parents progress on the case plan. If they do so, the children are generally returned. If they do not complete the plan, the court has the option to extend the case for one additional year to give the parents sufficient time to complete the plan. If the parents do not complete the plan in two (2) years, the court either has to return the children and close the case or grant permanent custody. Permanent custody is the equivalent of an adoption and terminates the parents’ parental rights. Permanent custody is granted to the department of jobs and family services. A motion for permanent custody may only be filed by the department of jobs and family services.