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016 – Looking For Likes In All The Wrong Places And Other Online Woes



What are we really doing when we post to social media?

Steve and Jeff talk Facebook feedback loops and little hits of happiness, teenagers and the perceived social norms that can get them into legal trouble, Chef Jeff’s Instagram habit, how “Dear Diary” has become “Dear World”, crossing the legal line online, and going off the grid – or maybe just “no-screen Sundays”.


015 – Taxes And The Common Joe Pt. 2



Who is this chick named RITA who keeps sending me letters?

In part 2, Glenn Harper of Harper & Company CPA Plus does a deeper dive with Steve and Jeff about how individuals, entrepreneurs and small businesses can stay on the right side of the law when it comes to their state, local and federal taxes – and strategies for how to get things back on track when needed.


014 – Taxes And The Common Joe Pt. 1



It’s a Tax Season bonus edition!

Steve and Jeff talk with Glenn Harper of Harper & Company CPA Plus about what small businesses should do to plan ahead and stay on the right of the law with the I.R.S..


012 – DUI 360 #2b — The Big Question –To Blow Or Not To Blow–License Suspensions And Other Consequences



In part one of this DUI 360 episode we discussed why if you don’t know French, and you’re given the choice to not take the French test, then maybe don’t take that test. As in: no way, André..

In part two, Steve and Jeff reveal more about the two ways you can be charged with DUI (OVI), the two types of license suspensions, double agents for the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, knuckling up and ignoring the 90 day shiny spoon and waiting for the minnow, and winner, winner chicken dinner: here’s your administrative license suspension.

 

 


011 – Fighting Outside the Ring–Conor McGregor, the Russians and Crime-Related Over-Indulgence



Steve and Jeff discuss MMA fighter Conor McGregor’s freak-out revenge attack against the Russians at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center last night – “hot blood” or premeditated felony assault? And is it the same focus and intensity that drives you and makes you great at something, that also gets you in trouble?

The guys discuss defending celebrities who get in trouble with the law, trespassing, criminal damaging, felony assault and bar fights, Jeff’s man-crush on Conor McGregor, McGregor’s animal walk and ability to warp time in the ring, Joe Rogan and MMA, Tiger Woods, golf, Russians and petite Estonians,  the Mickey referral, toothbrush whittling, and writing the check – until you can’t.

 


010 – DUI 360 #2a – The Big Question – To Blow Or Not To Blow



To blow, or not to blow? That is the question…that Steve and Jeff answer in this first of a 2-part DUI 360 episode. And it’s probably the most common question that they have received from hundreds of people over the years who have had a few drinks and have later been pulled over.

What a breath test has in common with a high school French test, what a police officer’s primary goal is when they suspect someone of drinking and driving, and recent changes in DUI/OVI laws: why they occurred and how they affect the answer and the outcome.

First of 2 episodes.


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.

Visit us at: www.ohiolegaldefense.com

 


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.