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Commission Recommends No Legal Limit for Marijuana in Michigan

Apr 3rd, 2019 PBarone

The Impaired Driving Safety Commission (IDSC) has recently recommended that Michigan lawmakers take no action toward the creation of a legal limit for marijuana.  In summary, the Commission believes that the science does not support a one size fits all legal limit...

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Must a Licensed Health Care Worker Report a DUI to LARA?

Jan 25th, 2019 PBarone

Yes, Michigan law requires all licensed health care workers to self-report all criminal convictions to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). This reporting requirement includes all intoxicated driving offenses.  Additionally, Michigan law provides that clerks of the court must also...

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Supreme Court to Rule: Can Unconscious Driver Consent to Blood Draw?

Jan 24th, 2019 PBarone

On January 11th the United States Supreme Court indicated that they would hear a case arising out of the state of Wisconsin involving the constitutionality of a warrantless blood draw from an unconscious person. The name of the case is Mitchell v....

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How to Prepare for a Michigan Driver License Restoration Appeal Hearing

Jan 4th, 2019 PBarone

The minimum requirements for a driver license restoration appeal hearing is a substance use evaluation and a completed request for a hearing.  These documents will be sent to the Michigan Department of State Office of Hearings and Oversight.  Their address is: P.O....

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What are the Requirements for a Michigan Driver License Restoration?

Dec 29th, 2018 PBarone

If your license has been suspended or revoked in Michigan then you will not be able to drive legally again until you take certain steps to restore your driving privileges. The necessary steps depend on the nature of your suspension or revocation....

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What’s the Difference Between OWI and OUIL?

Dec 27th, 2018 PBarone

OWI and OUIL are acronyms describing two different ways a prosecutor can prove the crime of drunk driving in Michigan.  The acronym OWI refers to the more general crime, while OUIL describes a specific way to prove a specific crime which is...

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What Happens to My CDL if I’m Convicted of Drunk Driving in Michigan?

Dec 7th, 2018 PBarone

If you have a CDL (commercial driver’s license) then a Michigan drunk driving conviction will have many implications relative to your driving privileges, both private and commercial.  The exact nature of these implications will depend on your prior criminal record, specifically prior...

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In a Drunk Driving Investigation Must Police Read Me My Rights?

Nov 26th, 2018 PBarone

Yes, when you’ve been stopped for drunk driving the police must read you your rights.  In fact, the police may be required to read to you three separate sets of rights; one related to the roadside or preliminary breath test (PBT), the...

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How Will Police Know I’m too Stoned to Drive?

Nov 23rd, 2018 PBarone

It is an undeniable truth that police officers have a much more difficult time detecting stoned drivers when compared with the relatively easy task of detecting drunk drivers. There are many reasons for this and first among them is that marijuana does...

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Grand Rapids Getting Ready to Arrest More Marijuana Impaired Drivers

Nov 21st, 2018 PBarone

Now that the recreational use of marijuana is lawful in Michigan many area police departments are getting ready to identify and arrest more THC impaired drivers.  For example, the Grand Rapids Police Department has requested federal funding that will allow them to...

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