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DUI Enforcement

How Much Will a DUI Lawyer Cost?

Jun 26th, 2018 PBarone

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 lawyer.  From there, fees increase to as much as $15,000...

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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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National Movement Toward Lowering the Legal BAC Limit Begins in Utah

Jan 4th, 2017 baronedefenew

A Utah lawmaker is backing a change in Utah’s DUI law lowering the legal limit to .05%.  Utah’s current legal limit is .08%. This change would make Utah the first state in the Union to reduce the legal limit from .085 to...

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Driveway DUI’s: Michigan Court Rules it Not Unlawful to Drive Drunk in Own Driveway

Dec 30th, 2016 baronedefenew

Disclaimer: This case was overruled by the more recent Michigan Supreme Court case of People v. Rea. The Michigan Court of Appeals recently ruled that a person may drive drunk in their own driveway.  The name of the case is People v. Rea,...

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The Role of Search and Seizure in The Prosecution of DUI Cases

Oct 19th, 2016 baronedefenew

What Follows is a draft excerpt from The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases, 2016-2017 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Leveraging Science and Process to Develop Winning Defense Strategies (Inside the Minds): Evidence collected from search and seizure plays the starring role...

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Michigan State Police Labor Day Drive Sober Campaign Underway

Sep 8th, 2016 baronedefenew

The State Police of Michigan have announced a Labor Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over anti-drunk driving campaign. The 2016 annual state-wide joint DUI task force campaign is already underway, and continues through September 5, 2016.  For this particular campaign, Michigan State Police...

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Drunk Drivers May Be Ordered to Wear Alcohol Sensing Tattoo

Sep 7th, 2016 baronedefenew

A new Orwellian technology could be used by courts to monitor the consumption of alcohol by alleged drunk drivers. If you are arrested for drunk driving in Michigan, then the court will almost certainly order you to stop drinking. This abstinence from...

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New Law Makes it Easier for Michigan Drivers to Avoid a Drunk Driving Arrest

Sep 2nd, 2016 baronedefenew

On September 8, 2015, Governor Snyder signed into law House Bill 4193, making it easier for Michigan drivers to avoid a DUI arrest. According to the new law, during a traffic stop you may now show a police officer an electronic proof...

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Feds Spend 800K to Shame Judges and Drunk Drivers on Twitter!


The brilliance of our founding fathers was to create a system with three co-equal branches of government.  The police who arrest drunk drivers are members of the executive branch of government.  They enforce the laws written by the legislators.  Judges are of...

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New Technology Promises to End Drunk Driving in Michigan


A recent USA Today article describes two different technologies that promise to end the occurrence of drunk driving in Michigan within 5 to 8 years.  These include a breath monitoring system that does not require the driver to breathe into a tube,...

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