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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 Position on Cannabidiol, CBD and Industrial Hemp Products

May 14th, 2018 Marijuana Laws

Michigan’s Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA), and the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA) both contain a series of new laws that are subject to interpretation.  As medical marijuana licensing continues, LARA...

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Is CBD Legal to Possess In Michigan?

May 12th, 2018 Marijuana Laws

Yes, CBD is legal to possess in Michigan if you are either a properly registered medical marijuana and purchase the CBD from a provisioning center.  However, if you do not have a...

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What’s the Difference Between Impairment and Intoxication?

May 11th, 2018 DUI OWI

There are several ways to look at this question.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines the two terms this way. Notice the results-based language contained in these definitions: Impairment—Refers to the...

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How Many Drinks Does it Take to Get to a .05 Legal Limit?

May 8th, 2018 DUI OWI

It will take about two standard drinks to raise most people’s blood alcohol concentration to .05%.  However, there are many factors that play into a person’s bodily alcohol concentration (BAC) on at...

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When Will Michigan Have a .05 Legal Limit for Drunk Driving?

May 7th, 2018 DUI DUI Stops OWI

Michigan is likely to have a .05 legal limit for drunk driving within the next five years. This is because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has begun pushing a .05...

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Michigan CPL Applications Likely to Reach One Million in 2018

May 4th, 2018 Gun Laws

The number of Michigan citizens with a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) continues to increase each year with 2018 on track to become a recording breaking year. As of April 2018, there are...

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The Law of Private Long Gun Sales in Michigan

Apr 23rd, 2018 Gun Laws

Before looking at the difference between long gun sales and pistol sales it is helpful to understand that Michigan law sets forth many important distinctions between pistols and long guns.  While both...

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Oakland County Work Release Not Open to Felony Drunk Drivers

Apr 11th, 2018 OWI

Because an at-home electronic-monitoring program is not incarceration, the Oakland County Michigan work release program is not open to some felony offenders.  Where mandatory incarceration is concerned, the tether program is a...

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Oakland County Jail’s Virtual Work Release Program

Criminal Penalties OWI

Beginning in early February 2010, “virtual” work release is available for some offenders.  After the new program starts, the traditional work release program will be eliminated. This significant change has the potential...

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Criminal Consequences of Statue Vandalism in Michigan

Mar 31st, 2018 Felony Offenses

Many people view vandalism as a youthful indiscretion. The Sparty statue on the grounds of Michigan State University is the target of vandalism nearly every year during rivalry week. And in 2015,...

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