Barone Defense Firm

280 N. Old Woodward Ave.
Suite 200
Birmingham, MI 48009, United States
Contact: Patrick Barone
Areas of Practice
  • Criminal Law
Number of Attorneys
2-10 Attorneys

Michigan's Perjury Law Explained

This article was written by Michigan Judge Warren and addresses the court's power to sanction witnesses who commit perjury. Recently, a judge in a different county all together referenced this Warren article during a pretrial. …more
 /  Civil Procedure
State vs. Chun

New Jersey Supreme Court's Opinion

The New Jersey Supreme Court's decision on the source-code issue relative to the Draeger breath test maching used throughout the state of New Jersey and the United States to test breath for alcohol content in drunk driving…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Intellectual Property
State v. Chun

Defendant's Supplemental Brief

This is the supplement brief filed in the New Jersey Supreme Court by the defendants in this ground breaking source code litigation. Crawford issues are extensively briefed…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Criminal Law
Minnesota vs. CMI

State of Minnesota's Complaint to obtain source code from breath test maker CMI

The first-ever lawsuit by a State against a breath test maker seeking the production of source code. Previously it had been the drunk driving accused who had attempted to obtain source code as part of an overall defense…more
 /  Criminal Law
State v.Chun, et al.

Supplemental briefing schedule

Source Code Litigation is the “next big thing” in DWI practice. New Jersey was the last to get rid of the antiquated Draeger-Smith & Wesson Breathalyzer®, replacing it with a computer-chip based machine, the Draeger Alcotest…more
 /  Criminal Law
New Jersey vs. Chun

Defendant's Initial Brief Cover and Tables

This is the cover page and tables for the initial brief filed by the defendants claiming that the breath test machine used in New Jersey is not reliable based on a review of the machine's source code…more
 /  Criminal Law
New Jersey vs. Chun

Defendant's Initial Brief After Remand

This is the initial brief filed by the defendants claiming that the breath test machine used in New Jersey is not reliable based on a review of the machine's source code…more
 /  Criminal Law


This is the National Highway Traffic Safety Association's report on the SCRAM device. SCRAM is a controversial alcohol tether that is worn on the ankle and measures (or at least try’s to measure) the presence of alcohol in the…more
 /  Criminal Law

Michigan DUI Courts Outcome Evaluation

In the past 18 years, one of the most dramatic developments in the movement to reduce substance abuse among the U.S. criminal justice population has been the implementation of drug courts across the country. The first drug…more
 /  Criminal Law, Education, Health

Learn About Drugged Driving Enforcement's New DRE Officers

This document was prepared by Mr. Barone for a lecture he gave to Michigan lawyers about the offense of drugged driving. It contains a legal analysis and strategy guide for cases involving the use of Drug Recognition Experts in…more
 /  Criminal Law
State vs. Brucker

Court Decision Finding Against SCRAM Violation

The SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor) is made by AMS (Alcohol Monitoring Systems), a corporation located in Highlands Ranch CO. AMS began development of the SCRAM in 1991, and since have spent more than 14…more
 /  Criminal Law

Criminal Defense Newsletter - DUI Related Article

This newsletter contains an article written by Barone that discusses the new [Michigan] time limits on drunk driving (OWI) cases, and how these unrealistic time limits impact the rights a citizen accused of drunk driving. Many…more
 /  Criminal Law

Madd - The First 25 Years

A very pro-MADD summary of what MADD has done over the past 25 years…more
 /  Criminal Law

Does Anstey Suggest an Expanded Role for Michigan Juries?

In the Michigan case of People vs. Anstey the Supreme Court decided that dismissal was no longer a remedy if the police violated a drunk driving accused right to an independent test. In doing so however, they also seem to have…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Criminal Law

Understanding Quantitative Blood Alcohol Testing in Drunk Driving Cases

In this article from Michigan's Bar Journal Barone discusses the general concepts of blood alcohol testing in drunk driving cases, and offers several possible defenses to consider when litigating these cases on behalf of…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Science, Computers, & Technology
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