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.

 


017 – The Blinsky Chronicles–Are You Ready?…It’s Coming May 1



We’re gonna make you laugh. We’re gonna make you cry. We’re gonna make you wonder how it could all be true. But it is.

Tune in May 1 for an unprecedented, unedited, and uncensored tale of American life, adversity and redemption.

We take you along for the ride as we dive into the deep end of one man’s life. He’s a central Ohio food icon known by many, but not many know the rest of his story – until now. Come along with us for this unbelievable journey and first-hand account. Starting on May 1st, you won’t believe your ears – and you won’t be able to pull away.


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.