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CLEARING CONFUSION RE FIRST OFFENSE ADMIN. OUI SUSPENSIONS

There has been some confusion surrounding a current piece of emergency legislation, LD 1590, and its effect on the duration of first offense administrative license suspensions for operating with an excessive alcohol level or under the influence of

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Tue, January 28 2014 » Criminal Law, Maine Law, OUI/DUI » Comments Off

IGNITION INTERLOCKS, WORK LICENSES AND FIRST OFFENSE OUI’S IN MAINE

As many might already be aware, the length of license suspension for a first offense OUI in Maine has increased, for conduct committed on or after December 1, 2013, from 90 days to 150 days.   A person who is either suspended administratively

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Tue, January 21 2014 » Criminal Law, Maine Law, OUI/DUI » Comments Off

Updates to “Maine Driver’s License Suspensions, Revocations and Related Offenses.”

  What Follows are a few updates and additions to my book “Maine Driver’s License Suspensions, Revocations and related Offenses (non-OUI),” that I have promised, for some time, to post: Add to footnote 55, page 20, the

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Sun, September 8 2013 » Criminal Law, Maine Law » Comments Off

UPCOMING CHANGES IN MAINE OUI SUSPENSIONS AND IGNITION INTERLOCK REINSTATEMENT

  This past legislative session, the Maine Legislature enacted new provisions regarding OUI suspensions and early reinstatement with an ignition interlock device.  The new provisions do not all take effect on the same date.  Effective for

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Wed, August 28 2013 » Criminal Law, Maine Law, OUI/DUI » Comments Off

I HATE HATE CRIMES STATUTES- ALWAYS HAVE.

I hate hate crimes statutes- always have.   This week, three juveniles were arrested for their involvement in the murder of Christopher Lane, a white Australian college student who was out for a jog in Duncan, Oklahoma.   One of the three

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Sat, August 24 2013 » Criminal Law, Maine Law » Comments Off

FLORIDA V. GEORGE ZIMMERMAN AND RACE POLITICS IN AMERICA

The George Zimmerman trial has ended with not guilty verdicts on second degree murder and the lesser-included charge of manslaughter.  What does it mean?  What broader message should we draw from this verdict?  My take on it: the State of

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Sun, July 14 2013 » Criminal Law » Comments Off

POLICE AT WAR? WHO IS THE ENEMY?

Police at war?  Who is the enemy? In keeping with my theme of the day– disproportionate law enforcement responses—below is a link to a story from the July, 2013, ABA journal, titled “Rise of the Warrior Cop.”  While there has been a

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Mon, July 1 2013 » Criminal Law » Comments Off

SALINAS V. TEXAS AND THE FIFTH AMENDMENT.

  In Salinas v. Texas, 570 U.S. __ (June 17, 2013), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the state may use  a person’s silence in the face of police questioning against him if:  (1) the questioning takes place while the person is not in

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Sun, June 23 2013 » Criminal Law » Comments Off

What is OAS for OUI in Maine?

OAS for OUI, or operating after suspension for an OUI offense, is a particularly bad form of OAS.  For conviction of a first offense, the crime carries a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 7 days, a mandatory minimum fine of $600.00 and a 1-year

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Wed, June 5 2013 » Criminal Law, Maine Law » Comments Off

VEHICLE PASSENGERS, STOPS AND SEARCHES.

  One issue that comes up frequently in criminal defense practice is what, if any, grounds a passenger has to complain either about a police officer’s stop or search of a vehicle he or she is riding in or about the search of items within

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Wed, May 22 2013 » Criminal Law, Maine Law » 1 Comment