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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 BMV

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Thu, March 20 2014 » Criminal Law, Maine Law, OUI/DUI » 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

UPCOMING CHANGES IN MAINE OUI SUSPENSIONS AND IGNITION INTERLOCK REINSTATEMENT

  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 take effect on the same date.  Effective for

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Wed, August 28 2013 » Criminal Law, Maine Law, OUI/DUI » Comments Off

Second Ed. of Maine OUI Law Close to Launch.

Been working on the 2d edition of Maine OUI Law, which I’m hoping to knock into shape for publication in the next couple of months.  The new edition will pick up cases issued by the Law Court since the last edition, focusing at some length on

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Sun, July 28 2013 » Maine Law, OUI/DUI » Comments Off

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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Thu, May 16 2013 » Criminal Law, Maine Law, OUI/DUI » Comments Off

INTOXILIZER ERROR MESSAGE CHANGES

Over the past several months, the State has been replacing its old breath alcohol testing machines, the Intoxilizer 5000EN, with a newer model, the Intoxilizer 8000.  Both the Intoxilizer 8000 and 5000EN operate on the principle of infrared

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Wed, February 6 2013 » OUI/DUI » Comments Off

MIRANDA: THEY DIDN’T READ ME MY RIGHTS!

Everyone seems to have the vague notion that when police arrest someone they are supposed to read the person his or her rights.   On television and in the movies, the police arrest a guy and then proceed to read him his rights: 

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Wed, October 17 2012 » Criminal Law, Maine Law, OUI/DUI » Comments Off