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Construction Zone DUI

Most first and second operating while intoxicated (OWI) charges are considered misdemeanors in Michigan. However, under certain circumstances, even a first-offense drunk driving charge may be considered a felony. For example, if you are charged with OWI after being involved in an accident that resulted in the death or serious injury of another person, you will be facing a felony.

Construction Zones and Hazardous Conditions

Every year, as the ice begins to thaw and winter passes into spring, Michigan drivers begin to see the orange barrels that signal the start of road construction season. Construction zones can be very hazardous for road workers, and speed limits are often reduced in these areas. Police monitor construction zones to ensure the safety of workers and law enforcement agents are on high alert for potential drunk drivers in these dangerous areas.

Causing injury or death to another person while driving impaired or intoxicated can elevate the charge to a felony. If convicted, you could face significant prison time and fines . The potential penalties increase even more if the victim was an emergency responder.

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Patrick Barone is the ONLY choice for DUI defense. He was realistic from the start and made it a point to look at my case before taking my money. As a business owner, when I think of attorneys, I think of the "shark infested waters. Patrick is a shark alright, but his prey is not the client; it's justice for his client. Ten stars Patrick!! Chris F.
Attorney Patrick Barone was very helpful and helped me understand the charge and sentence absolutely clearly. He also guided me through step by step helping me form a statement. His instructions were clear and detailed. It was obvious he cared about me understanding every important detail within my case. I would absolutely recommend this defense firm to anyone in need. Aaron B.
The Barone Defense Firm is the firm I recommend. They are truly concerned about the person, not just the legal issue, but the person as well. They are the most knowledgeable defense firm that I am aware of, having actually written the book on DWI Defense. If you are faced with a DWI you will not find a more professional and skilled law firm. But, most importantly, they care about how the accused individual recovers his or her life when the case is complete. Very remarkable group of lawyers. William H.