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National News Sources Cite Barone on Blood Alcohol Estimates in Drunk Driving Cases

Every once in a while a drunk driving case catches a reporter’s eye, and it becomes news.  If it that reporter happens to be with a national news wire, the

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Grand Rapids Drunk Driving During Art Prize 2015

Grand Rapids Art Prize had become an international draw.  Many people drive to the event, and stay for lunch or dinner. Grand Rapids is also a well-known craft


Patrick Barone Selected for Inclusion in 2016 Best Lawyers in America, Trial Masters and Premier 100 Trial Lawyers – Not!

The Barone Defense Firm is pleased to announce that Barone Defense Firm Founding Partner and CEO has once again been selected by his peers for inclusion in The

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Study Validates Sobriety Tests For Drunk Boaters

Now that Michigan’s drunk boating laws have been brought into line with Michigan’s drunk driving laws, there is a renewed push to apprehend and arrest

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No Jail DUI Sentence Judge Small 48th District Court

There is a rumor or belief that Judge Small of the 48th District Court in Bloomfield Hills Michigan places all first or second offense drunk drivers in jail. 

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Avoiding Legal Trouble at 2015 Faster Horses Festival

This year’s premier Michigan country music and camping festival, Faster Horses, is expected to draw 40,000 or more fans to the Michigan International Speedway

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Torch Lake Sandbar and Michigan’s DUI and Drunk Boating Laws

Few States can boast about all that northern Michigan has to offer in the summertime.  We have some of the nation’s most beautiful beaches, and our deep,


The Interplay Between Reasonable Doubt and Measurement Uncertainty in Michigan DUI Cases

If you are charged with DUI in Michigan then the police probably claim that you were over the legal limit. To support their opinion the police will base their

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Michigan DUI Causing Death or Serious Injury Penalties Increased for High BAC Operators

In Michigan, if you commit a DUI that results in the serious injury or death of another, and at the time of operation you have bodily alcohol level of .17 or


How to Avoid Relying On Bogus Credentials When Searching for a Top Michigan DUI Lawyer

Seems like every time I turn around there is some new awesome distinction being offered to me.  Funny thing is, the same distinction is being offered to all of

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Disregard Bogus Credentials When Searching for a Michigan DUI Lawyer

Searching for a top Michigan DUI lawyer can be a confusing endeavor.  With so many different lawyers all claiming to be highly credentialed experts, it's hard

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Woman’s Text Confessing She Was Drunk Driving Causing Death Could Bring Second Degree Murder Charge

After breaking up with her boyfriend, a 22 year old woman sent a text message to her ex indicating: “drunk driving, I’ll be dead thanks to you.” 

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Filmed in Detroit – Be Sure to Watch Investigation Discovery’s Breaking Point Thursday Night!

Filmed in Detroit and featuring local attorney Patrick Barone, Breaking Point’s Thursday night episode is described by the Investigation Discovery web site

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Fines for Drunk Driving in Michigan Raise Overall Cost of Drunk Driving

All drunk driving offenses in Michigan are punishable by, among other things, fines and costs.  If the crime charged is a first offense drunk driving,

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Once Again Lawful to Refuse Roadside Sobriety Testing in Michigan

At the end of last year Michigan’s law makers presented a bill to Governor Synder which, among other things, made it unlawful to refuse a roadside sobriety


Significantly More People Driving Under Influence of Drugs Concludes NHTSA

In 2013 and 2014 the National Highway Traffic Safety Agency used what many have called illegal means to stop drivers and surreptitiously test them for drugs and

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Europe Seeks to Require Breathalyzer Interlocks for All Cars and Drivers

In the United States, breath alcohol ignition interlock devices (BAIID) are typically required only for those who have been convicted of drunk driving.  In

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Michigan Drunk Driving Laws Changed Back to Favor Law Enforcement

It has been well reported that the Michigan Legislature messed up late last year when they changed the Michigan drunk driving laws in such a way that field

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