Monthly Archives: March 2018

009 – DUI 360 #1 – You Can Think About It, But Don’t Do It



Steve and Jeff explore the wisdom of Buford T. Justice from Smokey & the Bandit and talk about the quickest, cheapest and easiest way to avoid a DUI, why your frontal cortex and Beerfest do not make good drinking buddies, how to ruin your day “drinking responsibly”,  how a misdemeanor can quickly become a felony, Field Sobriety Tests or “I know a drunk dude when I see one”,  and how someone under the legal limit can still be prosecuted for drinking and driving.


008 – Introduction to DUI 360



Announcing DUI 360: a special series of podcasts within the Lawyer Talk: Off the Record podcast, about everything you could want to know about DUI law. According to Steve Palmer, an AV-rated criminal defense attorney who has successfully litigated some of the most complicated state and federal felony cases, DUI cases (officially called OVI in Ohio) can be as complicated as they come: science, chemistry, junk science and constitutional law are all involved.

Because a DUI/OVI conviction can seriously impact a person’s career and personal life for many years, the attorneys at Yavitch & Palmer take a 360 degree approach to these cases, and this approach has made all of the difference. They have demystified the law for their clients for years, and now they are sharing their sauce with you.

In this intro episode, Steve, Jeff and Bill talk a bit about what will be covered in the DUI 360 series, including Ohio’s mandatory 3-day OVI class (Jeff and Bill are instructors for it). Also covered: Jeff is a millennial (but no one seems to know it), Bill is currently single (and claims to only be dating Lady Justice at the moment), and that even though Steve was one of the youngest criminal defense attorneys in the state of Ohio to become AV-rated (he didn’t mention it, but we will) – he starts to daydream if he has to watch YouTube videos.

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007 – Are You Happy?



Steve and Jeff project happiness out into the world while they discuss winning appeals, honesty, good old-fashioned ethics, “what really makes people happy?” – and white chicken chili. Topics covered include hunting and gathering, helping people solve their problems, why winning an appeal doesn’t always feel like winning, why sometimes lawyers wished they worked construction instead, and why when people hire a lawyer, they should aim to measure twice and cut once.


006 – Dispute Resolution, Crosswalks and Other Interesting Thoughts



Don’t come at me bro…Steve, Jeff and Bill talk road rage, good people turning into raging jerks, and how to avoid staying out of felony court over some idiot nearly running you off the road.


005 – Unintended Consequences: Sentencing Juveniles As Adults



Prosecuting juveniles in the adult system actually increases the likelihood that they’ll reoffend – so why do the courts do it? Erin Davies, Executive Director of the Juvenile Justice Coalition, joins Steve and Jeff to discuss juvenile bindovers, how an undeveloped frontal lobe really impacts your kids and their decision-making, politically-motivated ways to waste $180,000 a year, and what some people are doing to help fix the system.


004 – March Madness Or Sadness



It’s Amateur Hour! Steve and Jeff talk tailgating, people looking to get extra pumped-up at The Arnold, “this warm weather is making me thirsty”, and how to avoid stomach-clenching blue lights.


002 – Meet Steve



Meet attorney Steve Palmer, partner and founding member of Yavitch & Palmer Co. L.P.A. In addition to helping people through his busy law practice for over 20 years, for the past 10 years, Steve has also offered countless radio callers with legal (and non-legal) insight on a wide range of problems. He currently appears on 99.7 the Blitz every Wednesday morning with Loper and Randi.