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Driving Under Influence of Ambien in Michigan

Driving under the influence of Ambien in Michigan is punishable just as if you were charged and convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol in

Costs in Michigan DUI

Michigan Drunk Drivers Ordered to Pay Judge’s Salary

If you are convicted of drunk driving in Michigan you could be ordered to pay part of the judge’s salary; that is, if house bill 5785, introduced September 9,

GM to use eye tracking technology that can stop DUI

GM to Launch Cars With Eye Tracking Technology That Can Stop Drunk Driving

According to the Financial Times[i], “GM is preparing to launch the world’s first mass-produced cars with eye- and head-tracking technology that can tell

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Court Questions High Costs in Michigan DUI Cases

In the recent Michigan Supreme Court case of People v. Cunningham, the court was called upon to decide if Michigan law[i] provides courts with the independent

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Is Driving Under Influence of Marijuana Safe?

The question of whether or not driving under the influence of marijuana is safe is not an easy one to answer.  Many law makers and traffic safety advocates

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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