HOW TO FIGHT A CHEMICAL TEST REFUSAL AND KEEP YOUR LICENSE FROM BEING SUSPENDED The penalty for refusing a breath alcohol test is harsh: a one year license suspension with no guarantee for a restricted.
Firearm Offenses Carrying Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences in Michigan are Unfair and Discriminatory
Firearms possession is a very opinionated subject in our country. The right to bear arms is provided (limited) protected by our country's Constitution and many find that value sacred. Others believe that firearms kill people and therefore
A conviction for retail fraud, i.e. theft, is just like any other criminal conviction: you will have a criminal record that may follow you for the rest of your life. When you apply for a
Can a Loss Prevention Officer Interrogate or Hold a Suspect Against Their Will? When a person is suspected of retail fraud there will likely be an encounter with the store’s security personnel. These individuals are
How many times have you gone through the self-scan checkout lane at the grocery store and had difficulty with the machine? Using a self-scanner? Anybody who has used one of these machines knows how difficult
A properly prepared substance use 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 use
Michigan DUI Lawyer 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 analysis.
The strongest evidence in almost every DUI case is a chemical test. It could be a breath alcohol test on a Datamaster or a blood test analyzed by the Michigan State Police Forensic Science Department.
SENATE BILL 207 – POLICE AND PROSECUTORS PLEASED THAT ‘ROADSIDE’ TESTS ARE RELABELED – NOW ADMISSIBLE IN COURT Michigan Senate Bill 207 – What Is It? Senators Rick Jones (R – 24th District) and Tonya
Michigan's Driver Responsibility Fees are assessed to a person convicted of drunk driving, fleeing and eluding, negligent vehicular homicide, failing to stop and identify at an accident, driving while license suspended or for obtaining seven or more
A top Oakland County Executive able to get DUI dismissed because his lawyers were able to keep the case quiet. In June of 2013 the top Deputy to Oakland County Executive to L. Brooks Paterson
A drunk driving OWI DUI conviction will have a significant impact on everyone's life but some may be more than others. The medical profession including nurses are no exception. The State of Michigan has a
You've had your license revoked, you've successfully endured a year with the ignition interlock device (BAIID) on your vehicle, and now you are ready to have your full driving privileges restored. It is important that this license appeal is
Restoring a revoked driver license for multiple drunk driving arrests requires proof that the substance abuse problem that caused the arrests is under control. A very important piece of evidence proving that someone's drinking or
With Michigan being home to nearly 7 million licensed drivers, ensuring motorists are safe is a priority. Drunk drivers on the road put not only themselves in danger, but also everyone else that happens to
In Michigan, two OWI DUI convictions for alcohol or drugs will require a one year revocation of a person’s driver’s license. However, a restricted driver’s license may be granted to a OWI 2nd offender only if that person
Michigan Driver’s License Restoration Lawyer Everyone knows the consequences of a drinking and driving offense are tough. There are many fines and costs to pay, possible jail time, and the loss of your driving privileges
Oakland County N.E.T. Practices In Obtaining Drugs and Money Can Border On ‘Improper.’ What Is The Issue? The Oakland County Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) is responsible for investigating big drug cases anywhere around the county.
Oakland County Drug Crimes Lawyer Throughout Oakland County, there is a concerted effort in keeping illegal drugs off of the streets. Various agencies, including police departments and the courts have a desire to arrest, prosecute,
Have you ever inhaled the compressed air in the whipped cream can in your (or your friend's) refrigerator for the quick high it gives you? If you did you committed a misdemeanor pursuant to Michigan
Methamphetamine has increasingly, and unfortunately, become a household name. With popular shows such as “Breaking Bad” showcasing its life altering effects, Meth’s pop-culture status seems to be unavoidable. Behind these depictions lies the true danger
Cocaine is a central nervous stimulant drug made from the coco leaf primarily made in Columbia, Peru and Bolivia. The cocaine extraction process is complex and involves heating then cooling the leaves. Alcohol is then
State and Federal governments are increasingly growing worried about the money being spent on jails and prisons. The Federal Government has a budget crisis and federal prisons take a significant portion of the money for
The active ingredient in marijuana is tetrahydrocannabinol otherwise widely known as THC. That is the stuff that gets a user high and provides a medicinal benefit to many which is why Michigan and 18 other
Michigan Criminal and DUI Attorneys
If you’ve been charged with a criminal offense in Michigan, you face serious limitations on your future prospects if you are convicted.
If you are looking for an attorney that will fight for your defense then look no further. Attorney Barton W. Morris, Jr. is a premier criminal defense attorney and trial lawyer in the state of Michigan. Barton has served clients all over the state for more than 15 years, building a diverse case portfolio and win percentage. Make the right choice today and contact Barton for representation.