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The Misleading Concept of Alcohol Tolerance in Michigan DUI Cases

May 25th, 2017 baronedefenew

Many judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys have mistaken beliefs about alcohol tolerance.  In a drunk driving trial, these mistaken beliefs can lead to misleading arguments which might further lead to wrongful convictions.  A recent article from the peer-reviewed science journal article Psychopharmacology[i]...

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Driver’s License Sanctions for First Offense Drunk Driving Convictions in Michigan

May 24th, 2017 baronedefenew

If you have never been arrested for drunk driving before in Michigan, or anywhere else in the country, then there are three possible drunk driving charges in Michigan.  The driver’s license sanction for each offense is described below. High BAC/Super Drunk OWI...

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Boyle Presents at Drugged Driving Seminar in Lansing Michigan

May 22nd, 2017 baronedefenew

Imagine you have done nothing wrong but for a minor moving violation. You have not been drinking.  You have not consumed any prescription or illegal drugs.  You tell the officer the truth.  But then you are arrested for suspicion of driving under...

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Barone to Present a Michigan State Bar OWI Seminar


Barone Defense Firm founding partner Patrick T. Barone has been asked to present at the upcoming Solo and Small Firm Drunk Driving Update.  This seminar, presented by the Michigan State Bar, will take place Thursday, May 22, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00. ...

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Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Throws out .20 Breath Test on Felony Drunk Driving

Apr 11th, 2017 baronedefenew

An Oakland County Circuit Court Judge recently suppressed a DataMaster .20 evidentiary breath test result on a felony drunk driving case.  The judge suppressed the breath test because the police officer who administered the test failed to follow the laws and rules...

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I Was Arrested for Drunk Driving, Should I go to AA?

Feb 20th, 2017 baronedefenew

If you were arrested for drunk driving in Michigan, then going to Alcoholics Anonymous, or AA, may help your case.  But that is only one reason to go AA, and probably not the best one.  You and your Michigan OWI lawyer should...

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Michigan DUI Cases and Improperly Administered Field Sobriety Tests

Jan 2nd, 2017 baronedefenew

The lawyers at the Barone Defense Firm are regularly astonished by how infrequently police officers actually bother to follow their advanced training when making DUI arrests.  In virtually every case we can find mistakes, and we can sometimes leverage and use these failures...

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Caffeine Related DUI Charges and What Constitutes An “Intoxicating Substance” in Michigan

Dec 29th, 2016 baronedefenew

An attorney in California has been charged with DUI for allegedly driving under the influence of caffeine.  The officer who pulled the man over was working on alcohol enforcement when the driver pulled in front of him, cutting him off, and then...

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Breath Testing Rules and Regulations in Michigan DUI Cases

Dec 8th, 2016 baronedefenew

Michigan’s rules and regulations for breath testing are set forth by law and by administrative rule.  There are also a variety of rules and regulations contained in the DataMaster Evidential Breath Test Manual.  Together these rules and regulations are intended to assure...

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What is Statute of Limitations for Drunk Driving Cases in Michigan?

Dec 6th, 2016 baronedefenew

According to Michigan Compiled Laws 767.24, the Statute of Limitations for a drunk driving case in Michigan is 6 years.  However, under certain circumstances this time period can be extended.  Also, although the limitations period is 6 years, according to Michigan case...

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