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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.

The Steps in a Michigan DUI/OWI Case

Jun 18th, 2018 DUI DUI Trials DUI Trials OWI

This article covers only the steps in DUI/OWI case that take place in court after a lawyer has been retained. The first step in a Michigan drunk driving case is an arraignment...

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Michigan DUI/OWI Driver’s License Penalties

Jun 11th, 2018 Driver's License Penalties DUI Penalties

In a Michigan drunk driving case the driver license penalty will be based on the severity and nature of the offense, and your prior record.  These driver license penalties are not imposed...

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Can I Refuse Police Officer DUI/OWI Tests?

Jun 8th, 2018 DUI DUI Test Refusal OWI

Yes, you can lawfully refuse police DUI/OWI tests without penalty. However, there are exceptions, and in some situations, it may not be in your best interest to refuse these tests.  Therefore, before you...

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Police Caught Falsifying More Than a Quarter Million Breath Tests

Jun 7th, 2018 DUI Mistakes DUI Stops

Victoria Police was caught falsifying more than a quarter million roadside breath tests over a five-year period.  The claim is that the officers did this to meet quotas or to highlight their...

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Study Shows Legally Drunk People are More Creative

Jun 6th, 2018 OWI

A study out of the Mississippi State University suggests that people with bodily alcohol levels at or near the legal limit are actually more creative.  According to a 2018 article in the...

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What are the Possible Conditions of Bond on a Michigan DUI/OWI?

Jun 5th, 2018 DUI DUI Defense OWI

After you’ve been arraigned on your Michigan DUI/OWI, the court will make a determination as to bond conditions.  The court will add conditions to your bond because you have been charged with...

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Understanding the Arraignment Process after a Michigan DUI/OWI


The arraignment is the first court hearing that will take place after a Michigan DUI/OWI arrest.  This hearing can take place before a judge or magistrate, and in some courts, can be...

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Amish Man on Horse Drawn Buggy Arrested for Drunk Driving

May 22nd, 2018 DUI OWI

On March 22, 2018, an Amish man was arrested in Ohio for drunk driving after he ran a stop sign.  He admitted to the police that he drank 10 beers.  The police...

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Detroit Cops Admonished by Federal Judge for Lying Under Oath

May 16th, 2018 Law Enforcement

Any experienced criminal defense attorney, and any honest judge, will tell you that police lie under oath.  A lot.  In fact, lying under oath is so common that it’s been given a...

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Researchers Silenced after Expressing Doubt about Breath Test Instrument’s Reliability

May 15th, 2018 Breath Testing OWI

Modern breath test instruments used in the investigation and prosecution of alleged drunk drivers are specialized computers that, like all computers, run on a program.  The instructions contained in these programs, called...

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