Category Archives: OUI/DUI

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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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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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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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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Maine Ignition Interlock Device Vendors & Installers.

Posted by Edmund R. Folsom November 20, 2014, updated August 12, 2015. 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,

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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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3/31/14 CLE: 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

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IGNITION INTERLOCKS, WORK LICENSES AND FIRST OFFENSE OUI’S IN MAINE

Posted January 21, 2014, by Edmund R. Folsom.   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

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UPCOMING CHANGES IN MAINE OUI SUSPENSIONS AND IGNITION INTERLOCK REINSTATEMENT

Posted August 28, 2013, by Edmund R. Folsom.   This past legislative session, the Maine Legislature enacted new provisions regarding OUI suspensions and early reinstatement with an ignition interlock device.  The new provisions do not all

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NTSB RECOMMENDS PER SE BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL OF .05% OR LESS

NTSB recommends per se blood alcohol level of .05% or less.   On May 14, 2013, the National Transportation Safety Board issued a report titled “Reaching Zero: Actions to Eliminate Alcohol-Impaired

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