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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.

Keeping Drug Possession Charges Off the Record

Aug 9th, 2018 Criminal Penalties

Having drug charges on your criminal record can be a life-changing experience.  Such charges can impact your job, your income, and your future.  However, depending on the circumstances, your attorney may be...

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What is Constructive Possession of Guns or Drugs?

Aug 10th, 2018 Criminal Penalties

Constructive possession is a legal fiction that allows you to be charged with a serious crime even when the guns or drugs are not found on you. Usually this will happen when...

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Understanding a Probation Violation Case

Aug 3rd, 2018 Criminal Penalties Felony Offenses

If you have been sentenced in Michigan for a violation of any misdemeanor or felony law, then the judge likely placed you on a term of probation. Technically speaking, you may be...

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Am I Eligible for Sobriety Court?

Aug 2nd, 2018 DUI Defense DUI Penalties DUI Trials OWI

Many courts throughout Michigan employ an alternative form of sentencing for drunk drivers that emphasize treatment over punishment. Collectively, this approach to sentencing is called sobriety court.  Such courts utilize a 2011...

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Misdemeanor and Felony Procedures in a Michigan DUI/OWI Case

Aug 1st, 2018 DUI Defense DUI Penalties DUI Trials

After you’ve been arrested for DUI/OWI in Michigan the next step will be for the arresting officer(s) to prepare a narrative written police report, including any supplemental discovery materials. Depending on the...

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Police Car Dash-Cam Video and DUI/OWI Cases

Criminal Evidence DUI Stops Law Enforcement

Most police agencies in Michigan use dash-cams to record citizen interactions. This means that if you’ve been arrested for DUI/OWI in Michigan, there is an excellent change that a dash-cam video exists....

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Criminal and Driver License Enhancement in Second Offense Drunk Driving Cases

Jul 18th, 2018 Driver's License Penalties DUI Penalties

If you have been charged with a second offense drunk driving case in Michigan, then you are probably wondering about how severely you will be punished.  The type of punishment will be...

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Common Police Officer Tests/Requests in DUI/OWI Arrests

Jul 19th, 2018 Criminal Penalties DUI Defense DUI Stops

Most people arrested for drunk driving in Michigan first encounter the police as part of a traffic stop.  The traffic stop might be for something unrelated, such as speeding, or it might...

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What is Michigan’s Under 21 Zero Tolerance Law?

Jul 17th, 2018 DUI DUI Defense

You are a drunk driver if you are under 21 years of age in Michigan, drink any amount of alcohol and then drive a car.  This is called the Michigan zero-tolerance drunk...

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Can I Legally Use Marijuana in Canada then Drive Home to Michigan?

Jun 27th, 2018 DUI Drug Charges Marijuana Laws

No. Using Marijuana lawfully in Canada puts you at risk of an intoxicated driving charge in Michigan. This is true even though Canada recently passed new federal laws effectively making it legal...

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