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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 Obtains Not Guilty on Troy Michigan Drunk Driving Jury Trial

Sep 17th, 2018 DUI Trials Firm News

The Barone Defense Firm is proud to announce a recent not guilty verdict on a Troy Michigan drunk driving case.  The Barone Defense Firm Trial Attorney who handled the case was rising...

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How Does Drinking on an Empty Stomach Effect My Breath or Blood Test Results?

Sep 12th, 2018 Blood Testing Breath Testing DUI

Generally, when a person drinks on an empty stomach they will reach a higher blood alcohol concentration more quickly, and this higher concentration will last longer, then if the same amount of...

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Will Michigan Drug Conviction Cause a Driver’s License Suspension?

Sep 11th, 2018 Marijuana Laws

Convictions for many drug charges in Michigan will result in a suspension, restriction or even revocation of your driving privilege.  This is true even if you were not driving at the time...

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Can I Open Carry on School Grounds with a CPL?

Gun Laws

Yes, unless the school specifically has a policy against open carry, a person with a valid CPL may open carry on school grounds. However, the multitude of laws addressing this topic is...

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Am I Responsible for Drugs in a Car I am Driving?

Aug 24th, 2018 DUI Drug Charges

Yes, it is possible for you to be arrested, charged and convicted of a drug charge for drugs found anywhere inside a car you are driving. Because of the concept of constructive...

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Keeping Drug Possession Charges Off the Record

Aug 9th, 2018 Criminal Penalties

Having drug charges on your criminal record can be a life-changing experience.  Such charges can impact your job, your income, and your future.  However, depending on the circumstances, your attorney may be...

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What is Constructive Possession of Guns or Drugs?

Aug 10th, 2018 Criminal Penalties

Constructive possession is a legal fiction that allows you to be charged with a serious crime even when the guns or drugs are not found on you. Usually this will happen when...

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Understanding a Probation Violation Case

Aug 3rd, 2018 Criminal Penalties Felony Offenses

If you have been sentenced in Michigan for a violation of any misdemeanor or felony law, then the judge likely placed you on a term of probation. Technically speaking, you may be...

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Am I Eligible for Sobriety Court?

Aug 2nd, 2018 DUI Defense DUI Penalties DUI Trials OWI

Many courts throughout Michigan employ an alternative form of sentencing for drunk drivers that emphasize treatment over punishment. Collectively, this approach to sentencing is called sobriety court.  Such courts utilize a 2011...

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Misdemeanor and Felony Procedures in a Michigan DUI/OWI Case

Aug 1st, 2018 DUI Defense DUI Penalties DUI Trials

After you’ve been arrested for DUI/OWI in Michigan the next step will be for the arresting officer(s) to prepare a narrative written police report, including any supplemental discovery materials. Depending on the...

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