Michigan Criminal Attorney

Beginner’s Guide to Early Termination of Probation

March 20th, 2018|

When my clients are sentenced, I almost always get asked the same question; “WHEN WILL I BE OFF PROBATION?” As much as I wish there was an easy answer to this question, there isn’t. Courts and judges vary from area to area as to their likelihood of granting an early

Handling Your Own Drivers License Restoration? You Have EVERYTHING to Lose

March 13th, 2018|

Thinking of handling your driver license restoration on your own? Think again. I often receive calls from people who thought they could do it on their own, only to be sorely disappointed. They tell me that they have been sober and have not been arrested in many years. They thought

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

Can the Police Search my Home Without a Warrant?

November 1st, 2017|

There’s a loud knock at your door. You look out the window and see two police officers on your porch. Slightly alarmed you answer the door, your heart pounding. You greet the officers and they ask you if they can come inside and look around. You might think they can’t

Attorney Barton Morris Featured In SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter

October 11th, 2017|

By: Neil Leithauser, Associate Editor State Appellate Defender Office and Criminal Defense Resource Center Please tell us something about your background, where you practice, and how long you have been a criminal defense lawyer. In law school, I clerked for Judge David F. Breck in the Oakland County Circuit Court.

Civil Asset Forfeiture: Innocent or Not, Your Property Can Be Seized

October 3rd, 2017|

No Criminal Charge Necessary Did you know that the state and federal government can take your possessions without charging you with a crime?  Through a controversial legal process called Civil Forfeiture or Civil Asset Forfeiture, law enforcement can seize assets of cash and property believed to be connected to criminal

Update on Royal Oak’s Unlawful Vehicle Noise Ordinance

August 6th, 2017|

Woodward Avenue is host of the Annual Dream Cruise which draws thousands of car enthusiasts and their vehicles all summer long. Many of those vehicles make more noise than others and sometimes their owners do it purposely. They rev their loud engines and squeal their tires on the pavement to

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