Category Archives: OUI/DUI

MACDL OUI DEFENSE SEMINAR, 8/22/14, FREEPORT.

Posted June 27, 2014, by Edmund R. Folsom   On August 22, 2014, I’ll be on the faculty of an OUI defense seminar organized by the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, at the Hilton Garden Inn, in Freeport. This seminar will have

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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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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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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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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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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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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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