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About the AuthorAttorney 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.

When May I Lawfully Transport a Pistol in My Car?

Sep 12th, 2017 Criminal Penalties Gun Laws

If you have a CPL, then you may carry a loaded pistol inside the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle anytime you like.  However, if you do not have a CPL a whole different set of rules applies, and it is important...

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Michigan Medical Marijuana Licensees Must Obtain Business Insurance

Sep 11th, 2017 DUI Stops Marijuana Laws

If you are interested in obtaining one of Michigan’s five commercial Medical Marijuana licenses, then as part of the application process you will need to demonstrate that you have the financial ability to obtain and maintain adequate premises liability and casualty insurance...

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How Not to Obtain a Commercial Medical Marijuana Permit in Michigan!

May 31st, 2017 Marijuana Laws

Last year Michigan passed sweeping legislation ushering in the age of commercial medical marijuana.  There are five different kinds of commercial licenses available, including those needed to commercially grow, transport and sell marijuana.  The administrative rules have yet to be written, so...

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The Misleading Concept of Alcohol Tolerance in Michigan DUI Cases

May 25th, 2017 DUI Defense DUI Trials

Many judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys have mistaken beliefs about alcohol tolerance.  In a drunk driving trial, these mistaken beliefs can lead to misleading arguments which might further lead to wrongful convictions.  A recent article from the peer-reviewed science journal article Psychopharmacology[i]...

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Driver’s License Sanctions for First Offense Drunk Driving Convictions in Michigan

May 24th, 2017 DUI Defense DUI Enforcement

If you have never been arrested for drunk driving before in Michigan, or anywhere else in the country, then there are three possible drunk driving charges in Michigan.  The driver’s license sanction for each offense is described below. High BAC/Super Drunk OWI...

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Boyle Presents at Drugged Driving Seminar in Lansing Michigan

May 22nd, 2017 DUI Defense DUI Drug Charges

Imagine you have done nothing wrong but for a minor moving violation. You have not been drinking.  You have not consumed any prescription or illegal drugs.  You tell the officer the truth.  But then you are arrested for suspicion of driving under...

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Barone to Present a Michigan State Bar OWI Seminar

DUI DUI Defense

Barone Defense Firm founding partner Patrick T. Barone has been asked to present at the upcoming Solo and Small Firm Drunk Driving Update.  This seminar, presented by the Michigan State Bar, will take place Thursday, May 22, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00. ...

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Where May I Carry My Concealed Weapon in Michigan?

Apr 26th, 2017 Gun Laws

If you have a concealed pistol license in Michigan, then you are free to carry your concealed weapon throughout the state.  This means you can carry a gun with you while driving on streets or freeways, including rest areas, while shopping, eating...

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How to Obtain a Concealed Pistol License in Michigan

Apr 25th, 2017 Gun Laws

On July 1, 2001, Michigan’s new concealed carry law went into effect.  With this new law, Michigan effectively became a “shall issue” state, meaning everyone not otherwise excluded by law is entitled to obtain a license allowing them to carry a concealed...

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Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Throws out .20 Breath Test on Felony Drunk Driving

Apr 11th, 2017 Breath Testing DUI Defense

An Oakland County Circuit Court Judge recently suppressed a DataMaster .20 evidentiary breath test result on a felony drunk driving case.  The judge suppressed the breath test because the police officer who administered the test failed to follow the laws and rules...

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