Monthly Archives: February 2013

OUI CAN BE COMMITTED BY A PERSON WHO HAS CONSUMED ZERO ALCOHOL.

OUI can be committed by a person who has consumed zero alcohol.    Anyone who drives under the influence of intoxicants commits OUI, and intoxicants are defined to include both alcohol and drugs.   A person is deemed to be under the influence

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VIOLATIONS INVOLVING MINORS POSSESSING OR CONSUMING ALCOHOL.

This piece summarizes Maine violations involving minors possessing or consuming alcohol.  The recent trial of a Falmouth couple on charges of allowing minors to consume alcohol at a party at their residence demonstrates how much trouble a person

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GENDER POLITICS UPDATE ON MAINE’S CERTIFIED BATTERERS’ INTERVENTION PROGRAM

Update bulletin.  The other day, I posted a story on the litigation surrounding Maine’s statutory/regulatory scheme for certified batterers’ intervention programs.  The governing regulations allow certification only of programs for men

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INTOXILIZER ERROR MESSAGE CHANGES

Over the past several months, the State has been replacing its old breath alcohol testing machines, the Intoxilizer 5000EN, with a newer model, the Intoxilizer 8000.  Both the Intoxilizer 8000 and 5000EN operate on the principle of infrared

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GENDER POLITICS AND MAINE’S CERTIFIED BATTERERS’ INTERVENTION PROGRAMS

In a recent case before Maine’s State Supreme Court (The Law Court), State v. Mosher, 2012 ME 133, Christopher Mosher challenged the 2-year probation term imposed as part of his sentence for a conviction of domestic violence assault.  

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