Category:DUI Drug Charges

Boyle Presents at Drugged Driving Seminar in Lansing Michigan

  • May 22nd, 2017
  • Patrick Barone
  • DUI DefenseDUI Drug Charges

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 the influence.  This was the very unfortunate circumstance for not one, not two,

Michigan Saliva Drug Test Program Delayed Until Spring

  • December 20th, 2016
  • Patrick Barone
  • OWIDUI Drug ChargesDUI Trials

Michigan passed a law such that beginning in September 2016 police were going to start testing a salvia drug swab.  Apparently, however, the technology has not caught up with the law, and so, according to Mlive, the program is being delayed.  An MSP spokesperson said the program isn’t likely to get started now until spring

Operating Under the Influence of Herbs Other Than Marijuana

  • January 5th, 2013
  • baronefirm
  • DUI Drug ChargesDUI

In Michigan, there is no legal difference between driving under influence of ginseng and many other herbs and driving under the influence of alcohol.  Why?  Because according to Michigan’s OWI laws, intoxication can be proved by showing the presence in your body of any substance, preparation, or a combination of substances and preparations other than

Michigan Expands Definition and Use of Drug Recognition Experts

  • September 8th, 2016
  • baronefirm
  • DUI Drug Charges

Starting in the fall of 2016, Michigan police will have a new tool to help them fight intoxicated driving.  This new tool comes in the form of a saliva test for drugs, and it will be used to help Michigan police arrest for drivers for DUI. This tool is important because in Michigan you can be

Michigan Police to Begin Testing Intoxicated Drivers Saliva for Drugs

  • September 8th, 2016
  • baronefirm
  • DUI Drug Charges

Michigan DUI laws have recently changed, and beginning in September 2016, Michigan drivers who appear to be driving under the influence of a drug other than alcohol may be required to submit to a preliminary roadside drug test.  This preliminary test will be in the form of a saliva test. The reason for this change

Drugged Driving Cases Scientifically Flawed

  • September 2nd, 2016
  • baronefirm
  • DUI Drug Charges

If you are stopped under suspicion of drunk driving, and your breath test proves you’ve had nothing to drink, you still might be arrested for OWI in Michigan.  This is because the new frontier in law enforcement is the drug recognition “expert” or DRE. Using a 12-step investigation the specially trained DRE police officer will

Does Driving Under Influence of Ambien in Michigan Require Specific Intent?

  • September 2nd, 2016
  • baronefirm
  • DUI DefenseDUI Drug Charges

Sleep driving is a well-known side effect of Ambien.  Sleep driving is even listed as a side effect of this drug in the product literature. It is nevertheless illegal to be driving under the influence of Ambien. If you are stopped and the police believe that you are under the influence of Ambien in Michigan,

  • About the Author Attorney 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. Mr Barone is the co-author of two highly regarded books including Defending Drinking Drivers and Michigan DUI Law – a Citizen’s Guide. Also, Super Lawyers Magazine recently recognized his unique approach to law in their article “Walking in Their Shoes.”
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