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3/31/14 CLE: OUI LICENSE SUSPENSIONS, REINSTATEMENT, IGNITION INTERLOCKS.

1.      Rules Regarding OUI and Refusal Suspensions in General.   -Courts impose suspensions for OUI convictions under 29-A M.R.S.A. §2411, with the duration determined by how many prior “OUI offenses” are pled and proved. -The BMV

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Thu, March 20 2014 » Maine Law » No Comments

UPDATE ON PENDING MAINE OUI LEGISLATION.

The Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has its guy in Augusta who stays on top of matters of concern before the Maine Legislature.  That man is Walt McKee, Esq.   Walt has reported the following recent actions on bills bearing on the

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Mon, February 17 2014 » Maine Law » Comments Off

YORK BAR OUI CLE MARCH 31, 2014. PANEL: YOURS TRULY, JOHN WEBB & SCOTT GARDNER.

On March 31, 2014, I will be on a panel with John Webb and Scott Gardner for a York County Bar Association CLE at the Biddeford District Courthouse.  Our panel will do 4 hours on OUI’s: from issue spotting at intake, to the administrative

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Thu, February 13 2014 » Maine Law, OUI/DUI » Comments Off

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

ARE ALL CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS LEFTIES AND ALL PROSECUTORS RIGHTIES?

I was perusing my Twitter feed when I came across a Tweet from fellow criminal defense lawyer Bob LeBrasseur.   It linked to one of Bob’s Facebook postings, reviewing the results he reached in a few of his recent cases, successfully drawing

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Sun, December 22 2013 » Maine Law » Comments Off

TENNESSEE PROSECUTOR CRIES FOUL AT BEING REFERENCED AS “THE GOVERNMENT.”

Below is a link to a quirky legal story out of Tennessee.    It seems defense attorneys down there have been making it a point during trial to refer to the prosecution as “the Government,” or at least one local Assistant D.A. perceives that

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Sat, November 2 2013 » Maine Law » Comments Off

WAS JAILING ALLEGED VICTIM AS MATERIAL WITNESS NECESSARY? A GOOD IDEA?

There’s controversy swirling in Augusta over the recent jailing of a witness in a domestic violence case, by use (some are arguing misuse) of Maine’s material witness statute.  The case raises issues over Kennebec County D.A. Meaghan

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Mon, September 30 2013 » Maine Law » Comments Off

MAINE COURT SCREENING- SOME LAWYERS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS.

  Maine Court Screening- Some Lawyers Are More Equal Than Others. There was a time not that long ago when no security screening took place at courthouse entry points in the Maine State court system.   Over the past several years, State

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Tue, September 17 2013 » Maine Law » 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