Barton Morris Earns Jury Acquittal of Felony OWI Charges with Orajel Defense

In a highly contested Felony DUI prosecution in Port Huron, Barton Morris and his client finally prevailed on April 16, 2014 after a jury of 12 citizens found the Defendant Not Guilty of Third Offense Operating While Intoxicated. The client had breath tests results of .26 and .27. after getting into a single car accident. The successful defense centered around a very sloppy police investigation. The arresting officer who administered the breath test did not look into the Defendant’s mouth before administering the breath alcohol test, which is against the rules. If he had, the defendant testified, he would have found a cotton swab soaked with Orajel Severe Tooth Pain Reliever (44.2% ethyl alcohol by weight). That sheriff’s Deputy also refused the Defendant’s request to take an independent test that could have proved his innocence. Instead the deputy denied the Defendant’s right to due process and the jury did their duty and upheld justice by completely exonerating the Defendant from all charges including carrying a concealed weapon under the influence.   Despite the prosecutor’s objection and complaining, Barton Morris was able to succeed with the ORAJEL defense without an expert witness. The reason was he used the prosecution witnesses training about breath alcohol testing to establish the defense and its scientific basis. This case established the importance of mastering the science of breath alcohol testing along with possessing a good knowledge of police officer alcohol enforcement training.

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”

April 29th, 2014|