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Will I go to jail for my First Offense OVI in Ohio?

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

One of the main philosophies of our justice system is deterrence.  The idea is to impose enough of a punishment for crimes to make others (who haven’t yet committed a crime) think twice. This happens in two ways.  First, some laws have mandatory penalties. Anyone who reads the law should know what will happen… Read More »

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Why I am a “Science Denier” (and that is exactly what you want from your criminal defense attorney)

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

“The impression that serious scientific problems are far beyond the understanding of the average man constitutes a serious obstacle to the growth of this public interest. A caste system of specialists has been created, and it has produced a sort of intellectual defeatism, so that the layman tends to think that the conclusions he… Read More »

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2020 Sucked. How to NOT Have a “Crappy” New Year in 2021.

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

The last time I was in Las Vegas gambling (maybe 6 years ago), I was on a streak in Blackjack.  It wasn’t a hot streak.  It was cold.  It was frigid.  It was frozen in deep cryo-freeze.  I was losing every hand, every time I sat down.  It didn’t matter if it were a… Read More »

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Fake Drugs Can Get You Real Prison Time

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

Maybe you really needed the money and didn’t have the “real thing” or you didn’t want to lose a good customer when your supply was low. Or maybe you thought he was a sucker. So you sold him “bunk” – fake drugs. Fake weed, fake cocaine, fake meth, fake valium or OxyContin. Then you… Read More »

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Go Ask Alice−Drugs and OVI in Ohio

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

Do you know anyone on prescription medications who needs to drive? A spouse, a child, a parent? If so, you might be surprised to find out that the very medicines they take so faithfully can also result in an arrest for operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI/DUI) in Ohio. Many people associate OVI… Read More »

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On the Road Again—Help with Your License Suspension

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

Ohio used to have some of the most draconian licensing laws in the country. Every year, Ohio citizens lost their privilege to drive due to “collateral sanctions” or issues that had absolutely nothing to do with their driving record or their ability to operate a car safely.  You failed to pay child support? You… Read More »

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