Category Archives: Criminal Law

EXCLUSIONARY RULE, PART 2.

EXCLUSIONARY RULE, PART 2. Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  July 26, 2016 This is part 2 of my effort to demonstrate that we do not take the 4th Amendment seriously (part 1 is

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FIREARMS BAN- WHAT’S NEW IN MAINE?

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FIREARMS BAN- WHAT’S NEW IN MAINE? Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  July 7, 2016 Last year, the Maine Legislature made changes to the statute that prohibits people in various circumstances from possessing

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BIRCHFIELD V. NORTH DAKOTA & OUI IN MAINE

BIRCHFIELD V. NORTH DAKOTA & OUI IN MAINE Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date: July 1, 2016 In Birchfield v. North Dakota, 579 U.S. __ (June 23, 2016), the U.S. Supreme Court took up whether warrantless breath-alcohol tests and blood

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WILLIAMS V. PA, ROBE-GONE-TO-HEAD SYNDROME?

WILLIAMS V. PA, ROBE-GONE-TO-HEAD SYNDROME? Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  June 21, 2016   On June 9, 2016, in Williams v. Pennsylvania, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that it violated the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment

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Fines, Surcharges & Assessments, Dishonesty & Damage Done

Fines, Surcharges & Assessments, Dishonesty & Damage Done Posted by Edmund Folsom, Esq. April 28, 2016 In Maine, when a person receives a fine, there is a “surcharge” of 20% added to the balance due. And then there’s a

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MAINE COPS DRAW BLOOD

MAINE COPS DRAW BLOOD Posted by Edmund R. Folsom December 18, 2015   Sometimes average people have no idea what’s going on in the world of law enforcement. For instance, a number of people have told me over time that they have thought

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OPEN LETTER RE MAINE LD 1433 PUBLIC DEFENDER BILL.

OPEN LETTER RE MAINE LD 1433 PUBLIC DEFENDER BILL. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom Date:  December 4, 2015 This follows up my earlier post, “A Public Defender Administering Contracts for Maine?” located here: 

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MAINE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONVICTIONS & FIREARMS POSSESSION

MAINE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONVICTIONS & FIREARMS POSSESSION* Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  November 18, 2015 (updated July 7, 2016) Recent Maine legislation, LD 600, creates new prohibitions on possession of firearms by those

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2016 EDITION OF MAINE OUI LAW AVAILABLE NOW.

2016 EDITION OF MAINE OUI LAW AVAILABLE NOW. Posted by Edmund Folsom November 4, 2015, Revised 11/25/15New, 2016 editions of Maine OUI Law and Maine Driver’s License Suspensions, Revocations and Related Offenses (Non-OUI ) are available

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PORTLAND FALSE RAPE REPORT- THESE THINGS HAPPEN.

Posted By Edmund Folsom August 14, 2015 PORTLAND FALSE RAPE REPORT- THESE THINGS HAPPEN. On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, a 34-year old woman (who at this point remains publicly unnamed) reported that she was raped at midday on Portland’s

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