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Impact of a Michigan Drunk Driving Charge on Buying or Leasing a New Vehicle

  • November 22nd, 2016
  • Patrick Barone
  • OWIDUI Penalties

If you have been arrested for a first offense drunk driving in Michigan, then you are not prohibited in any way from buying, selling or leasing a car.  However, if you have been arrested for a second offense drunk driving, then things get a bit trickier. In 1999, the Michigan drunk driving set forth at

A Trump Induced DUI Charge and The Use of Driver Humiliation Tactics

  • November 17th, 2016
  • Patrick Barone
  • OWIDUI Penalties

A Lino Lakes Minnesota woman was arrested for drunk driving the night following the election, and to explain her crime said she was distraught over Trump winning the election.  She had crashed into two cars, and had a reported blood alcohol level of .33, or more than four times the legal limit! After her arrest,

Michigan OWI Attorneys to Host Annual OWI Defense Seminar this Weekend!

  • November 15th, 2016
  • Patrick Barone
  • OWIDUI

The Michigan association of OWI Attorneys (MIAOWIA) will be hosting its biannual OWI defense seminar this coming weekend in Detroit, Michigan. The MIAOWIA is dedicated to raising the level of OWI advocacy in the State of Michigan.  In this regard, the association hosts two seminars each year, one in the spring and one in the

The Role of Search and Seizure in The Prosecution of DUI Cases

  • October 19th, 2016
  • Patrick Barone
  • OWIDUI StopsDUI Enforcement

What Follows is a draft excerpt from The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases, 2016-2017 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Leveraging Science and Process to Develop Winning Defense Strategies (Inside the Minds): Evidence collected from search and seizure plays the starring role in the prosecution of DUI cases, and in fact, were it not for

Michigan Court Finds Search Producing Marijuana is Unlawful

  • October 13th, 2016
  • Patrick Barone
  • Marijuana LawsUncategorized

If you are charged in Michigan with possession of Marijuana and/or Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver, and the search producing the drugs is unlawful, your case can be dismissed.  That’s effectively what happened in the case of People v. Mahdi, where Mr. Mahdi was convicted of two counts of possession with intent to

What’s the Difference Between DUI and OWI in Michigan?

  • October 4th, 2016
  • Patrick Barone
  • OWIDUI

Both DUI and OWI are acronym’s for drunk driving. DUI means Driving Under the Influence whereas OWI means Operating While Intoxicated.  DWI is another acronym that was once commonly used, and this one means Driving While Intoxicated. In Michigan the proper legal acronym is OWI, but DUI is still used as a more general reference

  • About the Author Attorney Patrick Barone is well-known and well respected throughout the legal community. As a professor, guest speaker and author he shares his knowledge of drunk-driving defense with lawyers and judges to help them better understand this complex area of law. Mr Barone is the co-author of two highly regarded books including Defending Drinking Drivers and Michigan DUI Law – a Citizen’s Guide. Also, Super Lawyers Magazine recently recognized his unique approach to law in their article “Walking in Their Shoes.”
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