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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.

Amish Man on Horse Drawn Buggy Arrested for Drunk Driving

May 22nd, 2018 DUI OWI

On March 22, 2018, an Amish man was arrested in Ohio for drunk driving after he ran a stop sign.  He admitted to the police that he drank 10 beers.  The police...

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Detroit Cops Admonished by Federal Judge for Lying Under Oath

May 16th, 2018 Law Enforcement

Any experienced criminal defense attorney, and any honest judge, will tell you that police lie under oath.  A lot.  In fact, lying under oath is so common that it’s been given a...

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Researchers Silenced after Expressing Doubt about Breath Test Instrument’s Reliability

May 15th, 2018 Breath Testing OWI

Modern breath test instruments used in the investigation and prosecution of alleged drunk drivers are specialized computers that, like all computers, run on a program.  The instructions contained in these programs, called...

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Michigan’s Position on Cannabidiol, CBD and Industrial Hemp Products

May 14th, 2018 Marijuana Laws

Michigan’s Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA), and the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA) both contain a series of new laws that are subject to interpretation.  As medical marijuana licensing continues, LARA...

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Is CBD Legal to Possess In Michigan?

May 12th, 2018 Marijuana Laws

Yes, CBD is legal to possess in Michigan if you are either a properly registered medical marijuana and purchase the CBD from a provisioning center.  However, if you do not have a...

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What’s the Difference Between Impairment and Intoxication?

May 11th, 2018 DUI OWI

There are several ways to look at this question.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines the two terms this way. Notice the results-based language contained in these definitions: Impairment—Refers to the...

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How Many Drinks Does it Take to Get to a .05 Legal Limit?

May 8th, 2018 DUI OWI

It will take about two standard drinks to raise most people’s blood alcohol concentration to .05%.  However, there are many factors that play into a person’s bodily alcohol concentration (BAC) on at...

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When Will Michigan Have a .05 Legal Limit for Drunk Driving?

May 7th, 2018 DUI DUI Stops OWI

Michigan is likely to have a .05 legal limit for drunk driving within the next five years. This is because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has begun pushing a .05...

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Michigan CPL Applications Likely to Reach One Million in 2018

May 4th, 2018 Gun Laws

The number of Michigan citizens with a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) continues to increase each year with 2018 on track to become a recording breaking year. As of April 2018, there are...

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The Law of Private Long Gun Sales in Michigan

Apr 23rd, 2018 Gun Laws

Before looking at the difference between long gun sales and pistol sales it is helpful to understand that Michigan law sets forth many important distinctions between pistols and long guns.  While both...

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