Michigan 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

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

How to Estimate your Bodily Alcohol Content

June 16th, 2016|

Do the Math and Keep you Cash Police are really cracking down these days on drivers who decide to drink past the legal limit, get behind the wheel of their vehicle, and drive without any regard for anyone else’s safety, including their own. In an age with so many advancements

How to prepare for a substance abuse evaluation

July 14th, 2015|

A properly prepared substance abuse evaluation can make or break your case In order to have your driving privileges restored, it's imperative that properly prepared evidence is submitted to the hearing officers. A substance abuse evaluation (SAE) is mandatory, therefore it's obvious that the hearing officers rely heavily on the