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DUI Law Says Felony to Drive Drunk with Under 16 Yr. Old Passenger

The DUI / drunk driving law of most states, including the Michigan DUI laws, have increased penalties for driving drunk with younger passengers.  In fact,

Jail is common for some Michigan DUI offenses

Jury Gives Life in Prison for DUI Third Conviction

A woman was given a sentence of life in prison by a Texas jury, and this sentence was recently upheld by the Texas appeals court.  Finding that a life sentence


Using Synthetic Marijuana and Driving Causing Death a Felony in Michigan

Some people think that if a drug is legal, you can take the drug, drive and be ok.  A perfect example is a synthetic drug like “bath salts,” which is


Use of Breathalyzer Phone Apps Might Cause a DUI Arrest

It is well known that the legal limit in Michigan is .08.  This means if the police breath, blood or urine test show that you are at or above .08, you can be

Patrick Barone speaking at Harvard, 2014

Top DUI Seminar Presented on Campus of Harvard Law School

On July 24-26, 2014, the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) held its annual summer session at the Harvard Law School. The mission statement of the NCDD is


Barone to Speak at NCDD 2014 Summer Session

Patrick Barone has accepted an invitation from the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) to speak at their 2014 Summer Session. The intensive seminar will be

Michigan OWI forensic toxicology

Court Allows Forensic Toxicologist to Lie with Impunity

An Appeals Court in Ohio has ruled that a woman who served 20 years in prison, in part due to the false testimony of a forensic toxicologist, can’t sue

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First Weekend of Summer is Top Weekend to Drive Drunk

A very non-scientific “pole” shows that people drank more during the first weekend of the summer than at any other time during the year.  That would mean

Doctor with medical marijuana

Marijuana Positive Drivers Involved in More Fatal Crashes

A new study from University of Colorado suggests that the number of fatal car crashes involving marijuana have increased significantly since the


New Police Laser Gun Can Detect Drunk Drivers from Roadside

A newly developed laser gun that police can use from the side of the road can detect drunk drivers from a distance.  Called “stand-off” detection, this new


Worldwide Whiskey Shortage Certain to Curb Drunk Driving in Michigan

Worldwide demand for whiskey, and in particular, Tennessee Whiskey, is creating a whiskey shortage. And with less whiskey around, one wonders if there will be a


NFL Considers Suspending Players One Game for DUI Conviction

The NFL has a “nagging” problem – too many players drive drunk.  This despite the fact that a privilege of NFL membership is a no questions asked free

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