Category Archives: Criminal Law

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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ANNOUNCEMENT: MAY 21, 2015, YORK BAR ASSOCIATION OUI CLE, SACO.

Posted By:  Edmund R. Folsom Date:  February 23, 2015   ANNOUNCEMENT: MAY 21, 2015, YORK BAR ASSOCIATION OUI CLE, SACO. Below are the comments of Scott Houde, Esq., organizer of the May 21, 2015, continuing education program on OUI defense

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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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Maine Ignition Interlock Device Vendors & Installers.

Posted by Edmund R. Folsom November 20, 2014 Maine Ignition Interlock Device Vendors & Installers. The following is a list of Vendors and Installers of approved ignition interlock devices for the State of Maine, reflecting installer

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AGGRAVATED ASSAULT- EXTREME INDIFFERENCE STRANGULATION.

Posted September 22, 2014 Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. AGGRAVATED ASSAULT- EXTREME INDIFFERENCE STRANGULATION. The 2012 amendment to Maine’s aggravated assault statute, 17-A M.R.S.A. §208, have received recent media attention because of the spike

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CHANCES OF OUI ARREST HIGH IF STOPPED BY MAINE POLICE.

Posted by Edmund R. Folsom August 8, 2014   In a previous post, I examined the sharp downward trend in OUI arrests in Maine overall, accompanied by a sharp upward trend in alcohol test results below .0.08%.

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SEX TRAFFICKING, PROSTITUTION & JAILING JOHNS.

Posted by Edmund R. Folsom July 24, 2014 The Maine Legislature made some changes to Maine’s prostitution statutes over the past year or so, attempting to address the problem of “human trafficking” or “sex trafficking.” Some odd twists

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A CONSERVATIVE CALL FOR LESS INCARCERATION.

Posted June 23, 2014, by Edmund R. Folsom.   Below is a link to a pretty good op. ed. piece about the overuse of incarceration as a response to crime. Most people favor jail and prison sentences for those convicted of crimes, except when

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MAINE CRIME RATE DOWN 9.1% IN 2013.

Posted June 18, 2014, by Edmund R. Folsom. Maine’s Department of Public Safety reports that Maine’s crime rate dropped 9.1% last year.  That’s remarkable!  The 2012 spike in pharmacy robberies tapered off in 2013, as overall robberies

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