The Law Blog

HUMAN FALLIBILITY AND THE CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Posted May 10, 2014, by Edmund R. Folsom.   In today’s paper, there’s a story about a retired Portland cop I once knew, and worked with on cases, who’s been indicted for six-figure theft.  This follows the recent indictment of the

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R.I.T. PROF CALLS FOR IMPRISONMENT OF DISSENTERS.

Posted April 6, 2014, by Edmund R. Folsom.   Come see… Look what I found under a rock. Lawrence Torcello, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Rochester Institute of Technology, recently called for criminal prosecution of those who publicly

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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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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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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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ARE ALL CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS LEFTIES AND ALL PROSECUTORS RIGHTIES?

Posted December 22, 2013, by Edmund R. Folsom. 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

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

Posted November 2, 2013, by Edmund R. Folsom.   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

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

Posted September 30, 2013, by Edmund R. Folsom.   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

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

Posted September 17, 2013, by Edmund R. Folsom.   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

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Updates to “Maine Driver’s License Suspensions, Revocations and Related Offenses.”

Posted September 8, 2014, by Edmund R. Folsom.   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,

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