Category Archives: Criminal Law

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 Recent Maine legislation, LD 600, creates new prohibitions on possession of firearms by those convicted of certain

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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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State v. Tozier, The Intoxilizer 8000 & The HairFibber2000

Posted by: Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  May 16, 2015 State v. Tozier, The Intoxilizer 8000 & The HairFibber2000 In State v. Tozier, 2015 ME 57, Maine’s Law Court recently decided that the Confrontation Clause of the U.S. Constitution

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RODRIGUEZ AND THE DOGS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT

Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  April 26, 2015 RODRIGUEZ AND THE DOGS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT On April 21, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Rodriguez v. United States.   These days, police routinely expand traffic

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LIE-INS, DIE-INS AND POLICE SHOOTINGS

LIE-INS, DIE-INS AND POLICE SHOOTINGS Posted December 7, 2014 By Edmund R. Folsom   Just as every cop is a criminal And all the sinners saints As heads is tails Just call me Lucifer ‘Cause I’m in need of some

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