Monthly Archives: June 2018

037 – DUI 360–#9–PBTs and Aussie Fraud



Are portable breath tests (PBTs) reliable? When are they used? Can you just say “no thank you” to one?

What if the people who were wearing guns and badges had the ability to fake the test results that could help land you in jail? Sound unbelievable? That’s exactly what was discovered in Australia recently, where law enforcement officers faked over 258,000 breath tests in five years.

In this intro episode on breath tests, Steve, Jeff and Jared also discuss crazy people in New Jersey, constitutional rights, whether eating late night at Taco Bell constitutes probable cause, making the cover of Busted magazine, why Australia isn’t so awesome, the corrupting nature of power, and how we love the checks and balances in the American system.

Yet another reason we had to break up with England…..Happy Birthday, America!

And if your liberty is ever at stake, you can call us: 614-224-6142  – www.ohiolegaldefense.com


036 – The Blinsky Brisket



Be a barbecuing patriot, a cookout hero – and declare your independence from boring food this 4th of July! Learn the real-deal secrets behind how the pros make delicious barbecue and brisket from food entrepreneur, caterer and former owner of Route 62 BBQ, Jared Blinsky.

How to time it to succulent perfection, how to make your own unique smoker, how to pick your brisket, how to make mop sauce, white barbeque sauce and Conrico.

Just another reason why we had to break it off with England….

Rock on, America!!

 

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035 – DUI 360–#8–Hop Scotch on One Leg



Hey Kids! More fun with SFSTs! Are you down with the OLS? Listen as ‘Officer Jeff’ tests Jared by the book – as in, the actual manual that law enforcement uses when they pull someone over in a traffic stop. Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, or SFSTs, can be challenging for most of us on a good day.  We’ve previously talked Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (the pen test) and Walking the Line. In this episode we drop some knowledge about the OLS, or the One Leg Stand – the third horse of the SFST apocalypse.

Steve, Jeff and Jared also talk Dirtbag Mondays, flossing, Steve Martin and “The Man with Two Brains”, riding on your rims, swaying, raising arms for balance, the “acceleration clause” and other cool dance moves, and the Smartie defense. And we ask the question, is the goal to be accurate, or to just “secure a conviction?”   You might be surprised by what the NHTSA manual actually says..

Have your own experience with a Field Sobriety Test? Tell us about it – we love stories! Have questions or comments? Send them to podcast@ohiolegaldefense.com. We will keep your identity private unless you tell us otherwise, but would love to share your stories – and answer your questions – in upcoming episodes!

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034 – The Blinsky Chronicles -7- Chicken Man, Grasshopper And Fly Fishing



When a bunch of young guys from Ohio who are flush with cash from their local grow operation decide to buy a limo off of Ebay, they decide to make an event out of their trip to pick it up in New York City. Custom suits, loud dinners in Little Italy, booze and weed-fueled parties, and the Presidential Suite at the Waldorf Astoria. Like Ohio does the movie “Swingers” in NYC. But turns out the Russians with the limo for sale are under federal investigation – and it’s not for growing weed….

Also covered: fun facts about how the law defines a conspiracy, and possession vs. ownership.

Find out what happens next when guns, drugs, airstrips and some unsavory Russians are added to the mix….why the feds might find it hard to believe that you just like fly fishing…and what can be the unintended consequences of buying a limo off of Ebay.

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033 – Lawyer Talk v. Ohio v. The World Podcast – Hanging with Alex Hastie



Gum-chewers Unite!  Alex Hastie, host of the popular “Ohio vs. The World” podcast joins the guys this week to discuss famous and infamous Ohioans, Michael Fay, vandalism, accidental huffing, elevator urine detection technology, caning, the death penalty and the downside to being an overly clean, crime-free country – or – “why you should avoid vacationing in Singapore if you like gum,”  the Scopes monkey trial and the early 20th century trend-setting party boy and America’s greatest lawyer Clarence Darrow  – and how sometimes awesome lawyers can seem very non-lawyerly.
Why risk is the price of freedom, liquor law and pairing your podcast with the right beer, Elvis Juice and our favorite Scottish neighbor Brew Dog, fun with history, mis-tweeting, bocce ball and the best Italian restaurants in Ohio, “larping”, and sneak peeks at upcoming Ohio v. World and Lawyer Talk: Off the Record episodes and goings-on that you won’t want to miss.

032 – The Blinsky Chronicles – 6b – Hot and Ready – Agent X, We Meet Again…and The Defense Begins – Pt. 2



What would you do if years later, you ran into the man who was responsible for bringing your life as you knew it to a screeching halt? What Jared did when he ran into Agent X years later will surprise you.

The guys also talk CBD oils, vape stores, the local D.E.A., cheap pizza and barbecue on china, telling on yourself, and creative ways to get the government to like you.


031 – We Love Juries!



Don’t we all judge each other when we first walk into a room?

“We pass judgements on people all the time whether you like it or not. When you walked in, I looked at how you were dressed, at what you were doing, I looked at who you were talking to, I looked at your body language. I judged you, whether I want to admit that out loud or not – but I’m going to admit it, because I think you are sitting there thinking the same things about me too. Whether it’s about my beard, or where I’m from, … or what my job is – you’re making judgements whether you want to admit it or not.”

Sometimes the government overreaches – and when someone is wrongfully accused of a crime and it goes to trial, we need to make sure the jury hears the whole story in order to help them reach the right decision.

Jeff and Bill discuss their recent trial success with Steve and Jared and the guys talk about how focus groups are a critical part of their trial prep when deciding how to best convey the all-important “rest of the story” to juries – and how it can make all the difference in people’s lives.

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030 – The Blinsky Chronicles–6a–Agent X, We Meet Again…and The Defense Begins



Steve,Jeff and Jared talk Weed Porn, High Times, silver trays of weed at the Christmas party and posting dumb pics, search and seizure, being polite to the S.W.A.T. team, guns, drugs and the federal sentencing guidelines, tomatoes and The Lakers, directional microphones,  eggshell skulls, snitches, forfeiture laws, the hidden stash, converting cash to drugs, possession, the D.E.A., volcanoes, and federal agents making sweet love in the trash cases.

Talking barbecue and Buckeyes with federal marshals, Larry Flint Jr. and the Larry Scare, having a greenhouse in the basement, when the Feds take your phones – who’s Stinky? – chatter, and when the friendly guy in the ball cap ends up being the head honcho – hello, Agent X.