Category Archives: Criminal Law

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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MAINE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS.

Posted June 3, 2014, by Edmund R. Folsom.   What shows up on a person’s Maine criminal history report? People who have been charged with a crime are forever raising questions about what will show up on their criminal record if a prospective

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SUPREME COURT RULINGS 5/27/14, THE DEATH PENALTY, DOUBLE JEOPARDY.

Posted May 27, 2014, by Edmund R. Folsom.   Today, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two criminal cases, summarized below. Death Penalty/Eighth Amendment. In Hall v. Florida, 572 U.S. __ (May 27, 2014), the Court dealt with the

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NO, YOU CANNOT LEGALLY DRIVE A MOPED OR A SCOOTER WHILE YOUR LICENSE IS SUSPENDED.

Posted May 25, 2014, by Edmund R. Folsom.   Twice in the past two weeks, I have been asked whether there’s any substance to the urban myth now circulating that a person under suspension for OUI can legally drive a moped or a scooter on

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