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3 Tips to Enjoy Spring Drinking Season Without Getting a DUI

By Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A. |

What would a Columbus criminal defense attorney do? The weather is warming up and with it, “spring drinking season” is upon us. St. Patrick’s Day, March Madness and patio weather are all quickly approaching which means there’s almost always an excuse to grab a drink.  Along with the excitement of ridding ourselves of cabin… Read More »

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Top 5 Surprising Reasons You Can Get Arrested at a Columbus Festival

By Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A. |

And why you should call a Columbus criminal defense lawyer if you are. As the weather warms up, so do the music festivals. It’s easy to get lost in the music and the vibe and feel like you’ve been transported to another place. Just remember, the law still applies in this magical music wonderland…. Read More »

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Why this Columbus drunk driving lawyer believes OVI blood tests are unconstitutional

By Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A. |

Supreme Court to decide whether DUI tests without warrants are an invasion of privacy As a practical matter, OVI (drinking and driving defense) is one of the most complex areas of law. As a drunk driving lawyer in Columbus, I should know. There are scientific issues, factual issues, Fourth Amendment issues, and (perhaps most… Read More »

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Why the Pike County murders show marijuana isn’t harmless

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Thoughts from a criminal defense attorney on the tragedy in southern Ohio We hear it all the time as Columbus criminal defense lawyers: “It’s just weed … it’s not like it’s coke or heroin.” And from a scientific perspective, that has some merit. It doesn’t take a toxicologist to conclude that marijuana is probably less… Read More »

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MASSAGE VS “MASSAGE”

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A legitimate massage usually involves a comfortable massage table, some essential oils, aromatherapy, and perhaps some therapeutic hot stones (see above). Sounds nice, doesn’t it? Well, what if I told you that, at any given time, dozens of significantly more questionable massage parlors were operating in Central Ohio, with a far more elicit (if… Read More »

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Arrested at a protest? Advice from a Columbus criminal defense attorney

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Plus, four potential charges you might face There’s a reason for that guideline that you don’t talk about politics or religion at a bar. Passions run deep on those subjects, and we’re certainly seeing that in this wild election year. With Ohio’s battleground state status ensuring we’ll get frequent stops from the presidential candidates… Read More »

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Two DUI checkpoints planned in Columbus tonight

By Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A. |

The Franklin County DUI Task Force has announced two sobriety checkpoints from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, April 8, within the same two-mile stretch. Both checkpoints will be set up along Livingston Avenue. East Columbus: Livingston Avenue east of Brice Road Reynoldsburg: Livingston Avenue west of State Route 256 If you’re going out… Read More »

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Arson: A serious crime with serious penalties.

By Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A. |

Types of arson charges in Ohio and their penalties. Arson is a very serious and, unfortunately, common Columbus crime. For example, Franklinton — on the West Side of Columbus — was recently home to an early morning fire that severely damaged a Buddhist temple. The blaze was first reported around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday,… Read More »

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My Ohio driver’s license has been suspended for a DUI. Now what?

By Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A. |

Your Ohio driver’s license has been suspended. Can it be reversed? Or can the suspension time be reduced? Read on to find out from Columbus’ top drunk driving lawyers. The loss of driving privileges after a license suspension presents real challenges. In some cases, the attorneys at Yavitch & Palmer can reduce the length… Read More »

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Top four cases of celebrities involved in a hit-and-run

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And what to do if you find yourself in a hit-skip, according to Columbus criminal defense attorneys A car accident happens in a split-second. You’re on your way to pick little Jimmy up after soccer practice. Your phone goes off, you glance down and … BAM! You’ve hit the car stopped in front of… Read More »

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