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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 Happens to My CDL if I’m Convicted of Drunk Driving in Michigan?

Dec 7th, 2018 OWI

If you have a CDL (commercial driver’s license) then a Michigan drunk driving conviction will have many implications relative to your driving privileges, both private and commercial.  The exact nature of these...

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DUI Defendant’s Constitutional Right to Confront Chemical Test Remains Clear as Mud

Nov 30th, 2018 DUI Defense DUI Trials DUI Trials

In the past decade, the United States Supreme Court has issued several opinions addressing a DUI defendant’s right to confront a breath or blood test used by the prosecution to prove intoxication...

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Can I Have a CPL and be a Medical or Recreational Marijuana User?

Nov 28th, 2018 Gun Laws Marijuana Laws

No, according to Federal law, you are not allowed to both use medical or recreational marijuana and have a Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL).  This is due to a conflict in state...

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In a Drunk Driving Investigation Must Police Read Me My Rights?

Nov 26th, 2018 DUI Defense DUI Stops OWI

Yes, when you’ve been stopped for drunk driving the police must read you your rights.  In fact, the police may be required to read to you three separate sets of rights; one...

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How Will Police Know I’m too Stoned to Drive?

Nov 23rd, 2018 OWI

It is an undeniable truth that police officers have a much more difficult time detecting stoned drivers when compared with the relatively easy task of detecting drunk drivers. There are many reasons...

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Grand Rapids Getting Ready to Arrest More Marijuana Impaired Drivers

Nov 21st, 2018 OWI

Now that the recreational use of marijuana is lawful in Michigan many area police departments are getting ready to identify and arrest more THC impaired drivers.  For example, the Grand Rapids Police...

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What is Legal Limit for Marijuana in Michigan?

Nov 22nd, 2018 OWI

Recreational marijuana will soon be legal in Michigan.  Known as proposal one, which passed by a large margin, marijuana won’t officially become “legal” until 10 days after the election is certified by...

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The Interplay Between Legalized Marijuana and Intoxicated Driving

Nov 7th, 2018 DUI Marijuana Laws

Now that Michigan’s voters have approved the legal use of recreational marijuana, how will this impact Michigan’s laws against intoxicated driving?  The answer is - not very much. As of the date...

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Use of Legalized Marijuana While on Probation in Michigan

Marijuana Laws

Now that Michigan’s voters have spoken, and we are now among a handful of states that allow the legalized use of marijuana, how will this change in the law impact the terms...

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How to Prepare for Your Michigan Implied Consent Hearing

Oct 31st, 2018 Driver's License Penalties DUI Penalties OWI

Michigan drivers suspected of intoxicated driving based on the consumption of alcohol, marijuana, or other intoxicating substances, must submit a breath, blood or urine sample upon the reasonable request of a peace...

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