DUI

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

What You Need to Know About The New Michigan State Police Roadside Impaired Test

June 26th, 2018|

A few months ago, the Michigan State Police (“MSP”) announced the newest roadside impairment test implemented by various Michigan counties. While this program has been fairly shrouded in secrecy, our office has been working hard to figure out what this new testing procedure will entail and how you can avoid

This Information May Save Your Driver’s License: OWI Chemical Tests

January 18th, 2018|

In recent months, I have noticed an increasing amount of Operating While Intoxicated (“OWI”) cases coming to our firm dealing with blood draws. To many people who have never been stopped for OWI, the idea of a blood draw may seem confusing. Let’s take a minute to set the record

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

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