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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.

Michigan’s Shelter in Place is the Perfect Time to Get Your Driving Privileges Restored!
Apr 10th, 2020 Driver License Restoration OWI

At the Barone Defense we help people who have lost their license due to multiple drunk driving convictions, and we continue to help people get their driving privileges back even during the...

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Michigan Sees Drastic Decrease in DUI Arrests Due to Governor’s Shelter in Place Order

Michigan has been particularly hard hit by Covid-19, and our Governor Gretchen Whitmer has responded with a series of executive orders effectively ordering residents into house arrest. Under the most recent shelter...

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Use Anger Management to Avoid Domestic Violence During Michigan’s Covid-19 Lock Down
Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence is on the rise in Michigan, and many believe this is due in part to Governor Whitmer’s stay-at-home covid-19 lockdown. If you struggle with managing your anger in frustrating situations,...

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How Can I Keep a Domestic Violence Charge Off My Record
Domestic Violence

Being charged with domestic violence can be frustrating and embarrassing. Convincing a court that a domestic violence charge should be kept off your public criminal record requires the help of an experienced...

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Driving Under Influence of Marijuana at Least Twice as Dangerous as Alcohol
May 4th, 2020 OWI

A study prepared by researchers from Columbia University concludes that drivers under the influence of marijuana are more than twice as likely to cause motor vehicle accidents. The report, entitled Marijuana Use...

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Will I Get a DUI if I Drive High?
Apr 29th, 2020 OWI

Colorado was one of the first States to legalize the use of marijuana. Michigan has now followed suit and has legalized both the use of medical as well as recreational marijuana. However,...

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Don’t Tell Police You’re a Lightweight!
Apr 14th, 2020 OWI

If you tend to get drunk easily because you don't drink much, have taken certain kinds of medication, or have not slept, then you are better off keeping this information to yourself....

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Will a Failure to Videotape My DUI Arrest Result in Dismissal?
Apr 17th, 2020 OWI

Most police agencies in Michigan will make a video recording of their roadside investigation. Depending on where the arrest occurred, this might be either a dashcam or a body cam. As a...

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Stunning Michigan DUI Dismissal Saves Doctor’s Professional License!
Apr 16th, 2020 OWI

Barone Defense Firm Partner Mike Boyle recently saved his client’s dental license by persuading a judge to dismiss her case. The dismissal was final. In addition to the possible loss of her...

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What are the Michigan Laws for Drunk Driving Causing Death?
May 6th, 2020 OWI

In Michigan, Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) cases that lead to death usually fall into three categories: Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) Causing Death Manslaughter with a Motor Vehicle Second-Degree Murder OWI Causing Death...

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