027 – DUI 360 #6 – Checkpoint Chickie



This weekend is not only the unofficial start of summer, it also marks the time when DUI checkpoint season is in full swing –  and the whole gang is here to drop some knowledge on you!
If you’ve missed out on the DUI 360 series so far, this is a great place to start: Steve, Jeff, Bill and Jared recap some of the more important points – and share valuable new information about the ins and outs of random DUI checkpoints that you will want to know – not only for holiday weekends –  but all year round.
In addition to covering interesting constitutional issues –  including the Bill of Rights and limitations on search and seizure –  the guys cover a lot of other ground, from J.T. Barrett, Muirfield and the Memorial Tournament, day-drinking scenarios, beer on ice, drinking and driving with a golf cart, whether walking the line is easier if you’re left-handed, the two things a DUI checkpoint must do to be constitutional, Uber, Cheech and Chong, Fat Daddy Caddies, the roach motel, Buford Pusser, Barney Fife, The Andy Griffith Show – to how to not let the Checkpoint Chickie Trail of Tears ruin your weekend BBQ plans.
Have a safe Memorial Day Weekend everyone!
Yavitch & Palmer
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026 – The Blinsky BBQ Break–Smokin’ the Butt (It’s Done When It’s Done)



Barbecue like a Boss!! Think back to the most mouth-watering barbecue that you have ever enjoyed. If you are anything like us, you probably thought, “man, if I only knew how they made this, I could make it at home and have it anytime I wanted!” Not to mention the added bonus of completely impressing your friends and family. Just picture it: lots of swooning and exclamations of “you’re the man!”. Yeah, it would totally be like that..

So just in time for Memorial Day weekend, we present you with a special recipe how-to episode from the guys at Lawyer Talk, home of The Blinsky Chronicles. Jared Blinsky, former owner of the well-known Route 62 BBQ in Johnstown, shares his tips, tricks and recipes for some of his most-loved dishes, including his delectable smoked pork shoulder – the cut of meat that is also known as “Boston Butt”, that provides us with beautiful piles of pulled pork deliciousness – as well as his famed Chicken Cheddar Bacon Ranch Macaroni Salad, including the secret ingredient you would never guess (no, it’s not in the name).

And this weekend we especially remember, thank and honor the great men and women who have served our country and protected our freedoms – and we also celebrate them by observing the great American tradition of enjoying some smokin’ good BBQ.

Smoke on!!

 

 


025 –The Blinsky Chronicles–4–Anxiety, Telescopes and a Trunk Full of Weed



What would you do if a neighbor told you that it looked like federal agents were sitting in a neighbor’s truck day after day with telescopes pointed towards you –  but then absolutely nothing happened for months?

“When people don’t get arrested and taken away in handcuffs, that’s calculated most of the time…(law enforcement agents) are trying to get information…(people) are being watched whether they know it or not…”  – Steve Palmer

Jared, Steve and Jeff talk about the interesting – and sometimes surprising – ways in which federal and local law enforcement conduct criminal investigations, what brought Jared to Yavitch & Palmer’s office 10 years ago, the significance of round tables, Eau de Weed and midnight landscaping, CPAP weed masks, Emergency Breakdowns, Fox and “feets on the streets”, Waterbeds & Stuff and Fix-a-Flat, confidential informants, pajamas, fruit loops and online poker, license plate renewals and dope-dealing 101.


024 – DUI 360 – #5b – Because You’re Mine, I Walk The Line



And a-one, and a-two, and a-three, and a-four…let’s go nail the Walk and Turn!  You’re pretty coordinated – you’ve got this! Or maybe not.

You’ve seen it on TV many times. An officer asks you to walk a line for him. You know what to do, right? You walk a line heel to toe the entire way, you pivot – and stick the landing like Mary Lou Retton – boom! Then the officer says you are under arrest for suspicion of DUI/OVI.

What went wrong?  Officers are looking for completely different things than what you think. Steve and Jeff give you the actual instructions that an officer would give you – and what he or she is actually grading you on – and it will surprise you.

Besides taking us to FST (Field Sobriety Test) school, Steve and Jeff also talk sugarplums, David Copperfield, banjo music, Johnny Cash, refusing to walk the line, tricks to winning carnival games, the legalized scam that is The Crane Game, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, Happy Gilmore, breaking your stance, going to your happy place, and how FSTs are like The Crane Game: you might normally have the skill to do it, but if you don’t know the secret, you’re not going to win it.


023 – The Blinsky Chronicles–3–The High Life



A Cadillac Brougham, “Flo bud”, Harleys, grow operations and selling $25 napkins at the country club, working hard, becoming the Kingpin – and living the high life. For a time. Then one of the crew turns informant, there are recording devices in the cornfields – whoops, that’s incriminating – and everything changes.

How members of the local PD who were customers at his restaurant found out they were raiding Jared’s house one morning, culminating in The United States of America vs. Jared Blinsky. Jared shares with us how he had been stealing from himself – and why he later knew that he had been caught at the right time.

Jared, Steve and Jeff talk turkey – and about getting life back on track after losing your co-pilot, how a school project made from yarn can be a good arson defense, door tubes, when drinking is part of the job, dyslexia, German engineering, Caddyshack, ledgers, having no one to tell on but dead people – and taking door number three in a federal case.


022 – DUI 360–#5a–Because You’re Mine, I Walk The Line



You can just say no to alcohol and drugs. You can also just say no to Field Sobriety Tests. In this information-packed DUI 360 episode, Steve, Jeff and Bill talk the FST Trilogy, including Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus and the whole Nystagmus family, procedures for the Walk and Turn, why railroad tracks and the movie “Stand By Me” can be a crucial part of a DUI defense, the Bill Meeks cross examination, Charles Manson prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi’s words of wisdom, why your attorney might not want to ask open-ended questions at trial, esoteric nonsense, Jedi mind tricks, and the NHTSA manual.

“You can’t in my opinion represent someone on a drunk driving unless you know this thing inside and out – because this is what the officers are relying on to charge your client….it’s like..the evidence rules. ..You’re not going to know the rules unless you sit down and read them.” – Jeff Linn, humble and seriously effective DUI attorney who has done his homework – and knows his stuff backward and forward, inside and out (and his clients love him for it).

BONUS: Cross-examination fun with Steve and Bill!

 

 


021 – The Blinsky Chronicles-2-There’s More…Wait for it…Wait for it…



“About a month after that accident, my door gets kicked open – Federal Marshals. I look out the window because I see them coming in and I say to myself, “today’s the day…” – Jared Blinsky

Jared, Steve and Jeff recount the stories surrounding how Steve and Jared met. The guys talk Memorial Day, Harley Davidson, motorcycle accidents and being dead twice in one day, “I’ve got a harvest to do but it ain’t that,” Snoop Dog, George Bush, the Ride for Pride, the Ozarks, the barter system, $25 napkins, a few more guys and then you have a conspiracy, the Feds and Blinsky Incorporated, the Kingpin, being too big for your britches and being bulletproof – until you’re not.

And you won’t believe the rest of the story….

 

 

 


020 – DUI 360 #4–The BIGGER Question



In previous episodes of the DUI 360 series, Steve and Jeff answered the very important question – to blow, or not to blow. So what could be an even bigger question when someone is pulled over and asked, “have you been drinking tonight?”

To FST, or not to FST. The FST, which stands for Field Sobriety Test, is the stuff from which funny outtakes of “Cops” episodes are made.

But you only had a couple of drinks, and the officer is just asking for a quick test and then you can be on your way. Shouldn’t be an issue, right? And at least it’s not a breathalyzer. Besides, what choice do you have – you have to take it, right?

Steve and Jeff set the record straight – off the record, but on the air – and what they have to say will surprise you.

 


019 – The Blinsky Chronicles – 1- BBQ, Blinsky & Vape



“Which of me do you want to talk to? There was a while where I had two lives…I had one life that was shown and one that happened when the sun set.”  – Jared Blinsky

Steve and Jeff talk with Jared Blinsky, owner of Advanced Vapor in Westerville and local food icon and a former owner of Route 62 BBQ in Johnstown, Ohio. In this first episode of The Blinsky Chronicles, the guys talk BBQ, brisket, secret recipes and the 23 years that Jared spent in the food industry, why he wanted to open a vape shop (“I wanted to legally sell a controlled substance”), Street Outlaws, bikers, Harleys, weddings, pies, Shorty and the American flag.

It’s easy to tell the guys all know each other really well, but spoiler alert: this relationship between Blinsky and the guys started as a professional one. Stay tuned to find out why as the story continues…

 


018 – Parking Lot Wars



What are the rules – legal and social –  when it’s private property?

Steve and Jeff share true stories and the view from the downtown Columbus/Brewery District parking hotspot, 511 S. High.  We learn fun facts about loitering, trespassing, “the cigarette debacle”,  the fact that Steve is now “the Man”, and that Jeff is some kind of movie savant and can quote Willy Wonka by heart. One of the first episodes that we recorded, but are just releasing now, hope you enjoy.