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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.

Restoration of Firearms Rights in Michigan After Felony Conviction

Feb 14th, 2019 Felony Offenses Gun Laws

Michigan law provides that if you have been convicted of a felony you may not use, possess transport, sell or carry a firearm for a period of either three or five years....

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Slow Driving, Glazed Dilated Eyes and Odor Sufficient to Prove Marijuana Impairment

Feb 13th, 2019 DUI Drug Charges Marijuana Laws

Michigan’s recreational and medical marijuana laws continue to be amended, modified and refined.  These changes have helped to clarify many aspects of these laws, but when it comes to driving, a big...

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Keith Corbett to Focus on Defense of Federal Financial Fraud Crimes

Feb 12th, 2019 Firm News

Effectively immediately, Keith Corbett, Senior Trial Lawyer at the Barone Defense Firm, will be focusing his practice on the Federal defense of complex financial crimes, including, prescription fraud, billing fraud and Medicare...

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Must a Licensed Health Care Worker Report a DUI to LARA?

Jan 25th, 2019 DUI Penalties OWI

Yes, Michigan law requires all licensed health care workers to self-report all criminal convictions to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). This reporting requirement includes all intoxicated driving offenses.  Additionally,...

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Supreme Court to Rule: Can Unconscious Driver Consent to Blood Draw?

Jan 24th, 2019 Blood Testing DUI Defense DUI Stops DUI Test Refusal OWI

On January 11th the United States Supreme Court indicated that they would hear a case arising out of the state of Wisconsin involving the constitutionality of a warrantless blood draw from an...

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Can Off Duty Officer Concealed Carry in Court?

Jan 21st, 2019 Gun Laws

The answer will depend on the written security policy of the individual court.  Police officers and other law enforcement officers are advised to check with the specific court prior to attempting to...

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Operating an Unlicensed Marihuana Facility Now a Crime in Michigan

Jan 15th, 2019 Marijuana Laws

Effective January 1, 2019, it is now a crime to operate a marihuana facility in Michigan without a license.  The new law was signed by Governor Snyder on December 28, 2019 and...

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How to Prepare for a Michigan Driver License Restoration Appeal Hearing

Jan 4th, 2019 OWI

The minimum requirements for a driver license restoration appeal hearing is a substance use evaluation and a completed request for a hearing.  These documents will be sent to the Michigan Department of...

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How Will a Lawyer Help with a Michigan Driver License Restoration?

Jan 3rd, 2019 Traffic Violation

The petition to obtain driving privileges is a legal proceeding where you must prove by clear and convincing evidence that you will never drink and drive again. You are required to submit...

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Do I Need a Lawyer for My Michigan Driver License Restoration?

Jan 2nd, 2019 Traffic Violation

A lawyer will help maximize the chances of getting your license back, but the Driver Assessment and Appeal’s Division (DAAD) of the Michigan Secretary of State does not require that you be...

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