Barton Morris

Can Fire Department Paramedics Draw Blood for DUI Investigations?

June 28th, 2018|

Barton Morris says NO. Here is why. There are two main chemical tests to determine the amount of alcohol in a driver for evidence in drunk driving cases. They are a breath alcohol test or a blood alcohol chemical analysis. The arresting police officer usually makes that decision unless a

Barton Morris Obtains Acquittal of Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

July 20th, 2017|

Acquittal of driving under the influence of marijuana resulting in death using the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act Section 8 defense Myah had left work at approximately 11 pm on February 16, 2015. She was traveling on Washtenaw Road entering the on-ramp of northbound US-23 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County. While

Barton Morris Earns Dismissal in Federal Court Drug Trafficking Case

June 21st, 2017|

Multiple Kilogram Drug Trafficking Case Dismissed in Federal Court   Knock and Talk On October 31, 2016 at 11:00 pm seven heavily armed Drug Enforcement Agency Special Agents and a drug dog arrived at my client Mario’s Pontiac home for a “knock and talk”. They did not have a search

5 Ways to Fight a Marijuana DUI in Michigan

March 16th, 2017|

  With an increase of marijuana use in Michigan there has also been an increase of marijuana impaired driving arrests. Michigan law currently penalizes driving with any amount of active THC within a driver’s blood - its a misdemeanor and treated the same as a DUI for alcohol. Those who

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

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