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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.

Police Car Dash-Cam Video and DUI/OWI Cases

Aug 1st, 2018 Criminal Evidence DUI Stops Law Enforcement

Most police agencies in Michigan use dash-cams to record citizen interactions. This means that if you’ve been arrested for DUI/OWI in Michigan, there is an excellent change that a dash-cam video exists....

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Criminal and Driver License Enhancement in Second Offense Drunk Driving Cases

Jul 18th, 2018 Driver's License Penalties DUI Penalties

If you have been charged with a second offense drunk driving case in Michigan, then you are probably wondering about how severely you will be punished.  The type of punishment will be...

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Common Police Officer Tests/Requests in DUI/OWI Arrests

Jul 19th, 2018 Criminal Penalties DUI Defense DUI Stops

Most people arrested for drunk driving in Michigan first encounter the police as part of a traffic stop.  The traffic stop might be for something unrelated, such as speeding, or it might...

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What is Michigan’s Under 21 Zero Tolerance Law?

Jul 17th, 2018 DUI DUI Defense

You are a drunk driver if you are under 21 years of age in Michigan, drink any amount of alcohol and then drive a car.  This is called the Michigan zero-tolerance drunk...

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Can I Legally Use Marijuana in Canada then Drive Home to Michigan?

Jun 27th, 2018 DUI Drug Charges Marijuana Laws

No. Using Marijuana lawfully in Canada puts you at risk of an intoxicated driving charge in Michigan. This is true even though Canada recently passed new federal laws effectively making it legal...

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How Much Will a DUI Lawyer Cost?

Jun 26th, 2018 DUI Defense DUI Enforcement DUI Trials OWI

There is at least a ten-fold difference in the amounts Michigan lawyers charge to handle a first offense drunk driving case. Fees usually start at around $1,500.00 for a newer less experienced...

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Michigan DUI/OWI and Staying Out of Jail

Jun 19th, 2018 DUI DUI Penalties OWI

Even a person convicted of a first offense DUI/OWI in Michigan with no prior record faces the possibility of up to 93 days in jail, and judges in some courts are well...

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The Steps in a Michigan DUI/OWI Case

Jun 18th, 2018 DUI DUI Trials DUI Trials OWI

This article covers only the steps in DUI/OWI case that take place in court after a lawyer has been retained. The first step in a Michigan drunk driving case is an arraignment...

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Michigan DUI/OWI Driver’s License Penalties

Jun 11th, 2018 Driver's License Penalties DUI Penalties

In a Michigan drunk driving case the driver license penalty will be based on the severity and nature of the offense, and your prior record.  These driver license penalties are not imposed...

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Can I Refuse Police Officer DUI/OWI Tests?

Jun 8th, 2018 DUI DUI Test Refusal OWI

Yes, you can lawfully refuse police DUI/OWI tests without penalty. However, there are exceptions, and in some situations, it may not be in your best interest to refuse these tests.  Therefore, before you...

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