Why the Top Four Solutions to Avoiding a Drunk Driving Arrest Don’t Work

  • July 11th, 2017
  • Patrick Barone
  • OWIDUI Stops

A new study suggests that the drunker you are the soberer you feel. According to a Science Daily,  bar patrons with the highest bodily alcohol levels were most likely to believe they were below the legal limit, leading to increased possibility of a drunk driving arrest.  The problem appears most acute for bar patrons below

Law Enforcement Inches Closer to Reliable Marijuana Breathalyzer

  • July 12th, 2017
  • Patrick Barone
  • DUI Drug ChargesMarijuana Laws

Recent advances have lead scientists closer to the production of a reliable breathalyzer, and this is welcome news to police officers trying to enforce Michigan’s intoxicated driving laws. Michigan is amid significant changes in the way police handle all aspects of marijuana laws enforcement.  This is because the commercial growing and selling of medical marijuana

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

  • May 31st, 2017
  • Patrick Barone
  • 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 it’s not clear exactly how many licenses will be available.  However, entrepreneurs hoping

The Misleading Concept of Alcohol Tolerance in Michigan DUI Cases

  • May 25th, 2017
  • Patrick Barone
  • DUI DefenseDUI 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] helps support a defense lawyer’s attempt to preclude a wrongful conviction based on

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

  • May 24th, 2017
  • Patrick Barone
  • DUI DefenseDUI 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 According to Michigan’s Criminal Code, section 257.625(c) a driver is considered “super drunk,”

Barone to Present a Michigan State Bar OWI Seminar

  • May 22nd, 2017
  • Patrick Barone
  • DUI DefenseDUI

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.  The location is at the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills

Boyle Presents at Drugged Driving Seminar in Lansing Michigan

  • May 22nd, 2017
  • Patrick Barone
  • DUI DefenseDUI 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 the influence.  This was the very unfortunate circumstance for not one, not two,

How to Obtain a Concealed Pistol License in Michigan

  • April 25th, 2017
  • baronefirm
  • 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 weapon. To obtain a concealed pistol license or CPL, you must file an

Where May I Carry My Concealed Weapon in Michigan?

  • April 26th, 2017
  • Patrick Barone
  • 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 at certain restaurants while walking in fairs and fairgrounds, neighborhood BBQs, many small

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

  • April 11th, 2017
  • Patrick Barone
  • OWIDUI DefenseBreath Testing

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 intended to assure that breath tests are reliable.  Because of the judge’s ruling,

  • About the Author Attorney 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. Mr Barone is the co-author of two highly regarded books including Defending Drinking Drivers and Michigan DUI Law – a Citizen’s Guide. Also, Super Lawyers Magazine recently recognized his unique approach to law in their article “Walking in Their Shoes.”
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