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360 degree approach to DUI/OVI defense

Does an OVI show up on a background check?

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

In Ohio (and probably most other states) the run-of-the-mill DUI or OVI is a misdemeanor traffic offense.  That means it is not a criminal offense.  Notice the italics in traffic and criminal.  They are in italics because those are terms of art.  That means they have a specific legal definition. Traffic offenses are codified… Read More »

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360 degree approach to DUI/OVI defense

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 dumpster fire

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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DUI and Covid

Of Wine and COVID

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

Governments have gone to great lengths to shutdown bars due to COVID.  But no matter the agenda, they can’t shut down drinking.  And the irony is that bars are “non-essential” (according to the government), but liquor stores are considered essential businesses.  And liquor sales are skyrocketing. So, folks are still drinking alcohol (and apparently… 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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Fourth (Amendment) of July “Check” List

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

Flag.  Check. Burgers.  Check. Fireworks.  Check. Cooler.  Check. Beer.  Check. Car.  Check. Police DUI Checkpoint.  Checkmate. The Fourth of July is a tradition.  We all get together to celebrate our nation.  Its heritage.  Its history.  Its Independence.  And, ironically, its freedom. But freedom has its limits.  Long ago, the US Supreme Court held that… Read More »

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