Barton Morris secures a Reckless Driving Plea dismissing Operating While Intoxicated and Possession of a Pistol While Intoxicated.

CD100-0595In December 2013 we started a jury trial on a case where the client’s breath test measured at .15 and .16 grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath. The client was pulled over for traveling over 100 miles per hour on the highway and weaving in and out of traffic. We had selected the jury and returning the next day for testimony. We were calling an expert witness to challenge the reliability of the breath test. The weekly simulator was run hours before the client’s test and there were errors. There were errors with the simulator a week before as well. The expert was also going to demonstrate that the client’s chronic gastroesophageal reflux disorder order also caused an unreliable breath alcohol measurement. The jury never heard this testimony because the prosecution offered a non-alcohol related reckless driving during trial and the client accepted.

Attorney Morris has enjoyed a very successful and distinguished career as a trial lawyer providing high quality legal representation in the area of state and federal criminal defense for 19 years. 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, and is prepared to take on complex legal issues with success. Barton and his law firm pride themselves on obtaining results for their clients that other attorneys cannot.

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. Barton Morris is also a board member of several distinguished legal associations including the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys, and the DUI Defense Lawyer’s Association Justice Foundation. He is also an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and has also graduated from their National Criminal Defense Trial College in Macon, Georgia.

Barton Morris was chosen as a Top Lawyer of Metro Detroit for 2012, 2013 & 2014 for DUI/DWI and criminal defense by DBusiness Magazine and Hour Magazine. Barton Morris was also chosen as a Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense for 2014-2017 and Barton Morris is the only Lawyer in Michigan designated by the American Chemical Society as a “Forensic Lawyer-Scientist”