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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.

What to Expect in the 52-4 District Court Troy Michigan

May 20th, 2019 OWI

If you were arrested for any kind of crime in either Troy or Clawson, including drunk driving, then your case will be handled in the 52-4 Judicial District Court, located in Troy...

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Commission Recommends No Legal Limit for Marijuana in Michigan

Apr 3rd, 2019 DUI Drug Charges Marijuana Laws OWI

The Impaired Driving Safety Commission (IDSC) has recently recommended that Michigan lawmakers take no action toward the creation of a legal limit for marijuana.  In summary, the Commission believes that the science...

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Can a Michigan CPL Holder Concealed Carry on a Boat?

Gun Laws

Michigan is often referred to as the “Great Lakes State.”  Four of the five Great Lakes share borders with Canada, and when combined, all five of the Great Lakes share borders with...

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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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