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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.

Barone Defense Firm Now Offering Gun Trusts
Apr 6th, 2020 OWI

As Second Amendment advocates, the Barone Defense Firm offers gun trusts to the firearms owners in Michigan. Michigan has a long history of gun and hunting culture. To continue meeting the needs...

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Court Allows Forensic Toxicologist to Lie with Impunity
Apr 30th, 2020 OWI

An Appeals Court in Ohio has ruled that a woman who served 20 years in prison, in part due to the false testimony of a forensic toxicologist, cannot sue the State of...

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Can I be Charged for OWI in Michigan After Smoking Pot?
May 7th, 2020 OWI

Yes, if you smoke enough marijuana to become impaired, and drive after, you can be charged and eventually convicted for intoxicated driving in Michigan. In fact, every month, more of Michigan’s drivers...

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Will I Need an Expert for My Michigan DUI Case?
Apr 15th, 2020 OWI

Yes, Expert Witnesses and Expert Lawyers are Often Necessary for a Michigan DUI Case. The reason this is so important is that a Michigan drunk driving arrest will nearly always involve scientific...

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Jury Gives Life in Prison for DUI Third Conviction
Apr 23rd, 2020 OWI

A Texas jury gave a woman a sentence of life in prison, and this sentence was recently upheld by the Texas appeals court. Finding that a life sentence for a third DUI...

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After a Drunk Driving Death, the Power of Forgiveness Heals
Apr 22nd, 2020 OWI

Perhaps one of the most tragic drunk driving accidents in recent memory involved the simultaneous death of a mother and her two boys, aged 12 and 9.  The husband and father of...

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According to Science, Odor of Alcohol Not a Reliable Indicator of Intoxication
Apr 28th, 2020 OWI

In nearly every drunk driving arrest, the police officer’s narrative report will indicate the observation of “strong odor of intoxicants.” As with all the facts, it will ultimately be up to a...

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Prosecutors Often Commit Professional Misconduct in DUI Trials
Apr 24th, 2020 OWI

The trial of an alleged drunk driving brings out all sorts of personal biases and strong opinions. In their zeal to gain convictions, prosecutors, often without realizing it, violate their professional ethics....

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The Best Way for DUI Lawyers to Persuade Jurors to Acquit Every Time
Apr 27th, 2020 OWI

As DUI lawyers, we are always looking for the best way to persuade a jury to find our clients not guilty. We study the science of breath and blood testing and apply...

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DUI Causing Serious Injury with High BAC Increases Max Penalty to Ten Years in Prison
May 5th, 2020 OWI

If you operate a car in Michigan while intoxicated and cause serious injury to another person, you may be sent to prison for ten years. The typical penalty for a first offense...

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