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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.

Possession or Use of Firearm Under the Influence in Michigan

Oct 18th, 2018 Alcohol Treatment Gun Laws

All firearms are inherently dangerous, so naturally, it is against the law in Michigan to possess or use one under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Because of the danger posed by...

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What’s the Difference Between Michigan Domestic Assault and Domestic Violence?

Oct 3rd, 2018 Domestic Assault Domestic Violence

Both domestic violence and domestic assault in Michigan are crimes based on the same law.  In other words, they are two different names for the same crime.  The more common name is...

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Prosecutors Stop Using Results from Improperly Calibrated Breath Test Machines

Sep 25th, 2018 Breath Testing DUI Defense DUI Mistakes DUI Trials OWI

Prosecutors across the state of Massachusetts have stopped using breath test results obtained during drunk driving arrests for tens of thousands of motorists between 2011 and 2017.  The reason is that defense...

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Michigan’s Stand Your Ground Law of Self Defense

Sep 20th, 2018 Criminal Penalties

In Michigan, you may use deadly force, with no duty to retreat, if you have an honest and reasonable belief that such force is necessary to prevent the imminent death, great bodily...

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Michigan’s Castle Doctrine – The Law of Self Defense Inside Your Home

Sep 19th, 2018 OWI

Sometimes called the "castle doctrine, Michigan law provides that under certain circumstances you may legally use both deadly and non-deadly force against an intruder in your home. Also, under certain circumstances, if...

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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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