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About Barton Morris

Attorney Morris has enjoyed a very successful and distinguished career as a trial lawyer. He is known for his trial preparation by fellow attorneys, judges and clients alike. As a trial attorney, he is dedicated to attaining justice in every case. Mr. Morris fights for his clients and does not just plea them guilty. Not only does Barton Morris have extensive experience, he also engages in continuing legal education to provide the highest quality legal services. Barton has received specialized scientific training through the American Chemical Society. He attended the prestigious Trial Lawyers College and serves on its Alumni Association Board of Directors. His firm is prepared to take on complex legal issues with success. Barton Morris was chosen as a Top Lawyer of Metro Detroit for 2012 and 2013 for DUI/DWI and criminal defense by DBusiness Magazine. Barton Morris was also chosen as a Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense for 2014-2015 and Barton Morris is the only Lawyer in Michigan designated by the American Chemical Society as a "Forensic Lawyer-Scientist"

How Much Marijuana Equals Intent to Deliver?

February 21st, 2017|

When a prosecutor charges someone with possession of marijuana they will generally also charge possession with the intent to deliver (PWID) if the weight is over a particular amount. It’s a big deal because possession with intent to deliver is a felony with a maximum possible penalty of four years

Understanding a DUI Investigation In Michigan

December 11th, 2016|

  I passed the balance and coordination tests so why do I have to take a breath test on the road? I should have been released and instead I am going to jail. The moment a police officer suspects a motor vehicle driver has recently been drinking alcohol they will

How to Estimate your Bodily Alcohol Content

June 16th, 2016|

Do the Math and Keep you Cash Police are really cracking down these days on drivers who decide to drink past the legal limit, get behind the wheel of their vehicle, and drive without any regard for anyone else’s safety, including their own. In an age with so many advancements

Unlawful Police Search Leads to Dismissal of Felony Drug Charges in Ann Arbor

March 8th, 2016|

Drug offense prosecutions almost always involve a police search which are sacredly protected by the Constitution. The Fourth Amendment states that all persons shall be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. There is no higher law in the land of this country. Therefore, almost every drug case has a constitutional

How to prepare a substance use evaluation

July 14th, 2015|

A properly prepared substance use evaluation can make or break your case In order to have your driving privileges restored, it's imperative that properly prepared evidence is submitted to the hearing officers. A substance use evaluation (SAE) is mandatory, therefore it's obvious that the hearing officers rely heavily on the

Prescribed Medications And What It Means To Your MI License Restoration Hearing

June 25th, 2015|

To win back your driving privileges, proving to the Michigan Secretary of State hearing officers that your alcohol problem is under control and likely to remain under control is imperative.  But sometimes that isn’t enough. I have been to several license restoration hearings where a client has demonstrated by the