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Should I Use the Covid-19 Lock Down to Finally Get My Michigan Felony Expunged?

Apr 28th, 2020 PBarone

If you’ve been convicted of a criminal charge at some point in your life, you’ve probably asked yourself, “is there any way I can get this thing off my record?” The answer, in many cases, is yes. And there’s no better time...

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Why Hire a Lawyer Now if Courts are Closed During Michigan’s Corona Virus Shutdown?

Apr 24th, 2020 PBarone

On April 24, 2020 Governor Whitmer extended Michigan's shut down order through May 15, 2020.  The Governor's new Executive Order 2020-59 does contain a modest loosening of the restrictions many business and government offices remain closed. If you were recently charged with...

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Michigan’s Shelter in Place is the Perfect Time to Get Your Driving Privileges Restored!

Apr 10th, 2020 PBarone

At the Barone Defense we help people who have lost their license due to multiple drunk driving convictions, and we continue to help people get their driving privileges back even during the Governor's shelter in place order.  According to Ryan Ramsayer, the...

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Michigan Sees Drastic Decrease in DUI Arrests Due to Governor’s Shelter in Place Order


Michigan has been particularly hard hit by Covid-19, and our Governor Gretchen Whitmer has responded with a series of executive orders effectively ordering residents into house arrest. Under the most recent shelter in place Executive Order 2020-42, citizens are allowed to leave...

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Driving Under Influence of Marijuana at Least Twice as Dangerous as Alcohol

May 4th, 2020 Content

A study prepared by researchers from Columbia University concludes that drivers under the influence of marijuana are more than twice as likely to cause motor vehicle accidents. The report, entitled Marijuana Use and Motor Vehicle Crashes which was a metanalysis of prior...

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Will I Get a DUI if I Drive High?

Apr 29th, 2020 PBarone

Colorado was one of the first States to legalize the use of marijuana. Michigan has now followed suit and has legalized both the use of medical as well as recreational marijuana. However, in Michigan and all other states, driving under the influence...

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Don’t Tell Police You’re a Lightweight!

Apr 14th, 2020 PBarone

If you tend to get drunk easily because you don't drink much, have taken certain kinds of medication, or have not slept, then you are better off keeping this information to yourself. In other words, if you are stopped because an officer...

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Will a Failure to Videotape My DUI Arrest Result in Dismissal?

Apr 17th, 2020 PBarone

Most police agencies in Michigan will make a video recording of their roadside investigation. Depending on where the arrest occurred, this might be either a dashcam or a body cam. As a general rule of the discovery process, the police are required...

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Stunning Michigan DUI Dismissal Saves Doctor’s Professional License!

Apr 16th, 2020 PBarone

Barone Defense Firm Partner Mike Boyle recently saved his client’s dental license by persuading a judge to dismiss her case. The dismissal was final. In addition to the possible loss of her dental license, this client’s case was also complicated by her...

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What are the Michigan Laws for Drunk Driving Causing Death?

May 6th, 2020 PBarone

In Michigan, Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) cases that lead to death usually fall into three categories: Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) Causing Death Manslaughter with a Motor Vehicle Second-Degree Murder OWI Causing Death To convict a defendant of Operating While Intoxicated, leading to...

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