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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

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

I HATE HATE CRIMES STATUTES- ALWAYS HAVE.

I hate hate crimes statutes- always have.   This week, three juveniles were arrested for their involvement in the murder of Christopher Lane, a white Australian college student who was out for a jog in Duncan, Oklahoma.   One of the three

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Sat, August 24 2013 » Criminal Law, Maine Law » 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

MAINE SHERIFFS JOIN OPPOSITION TO PROPOSED TIME EXTENSION FOR INITIAL APPEARANCE AFTER ARREST

  In September, the Maine Supreme Court will hold a public hearing on a proposed change to the Maine Rules of Criminal Procedure.  The proposal would extend from 48 to 72 hours, excluding weekends and holidays, the maximum allowable time for

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Tue, July 23 2013 » Maine Law » Comments Off

FLORIDA V. GEORGE ZIMMERMAN AND RACE POLITICS IN AMERICA

The George Zimmerman trial has ended with not guilty verdicts on second degree murder and the lesser-included charge of manslaughter.  What does it mean?  What broader message should we draw from this verdict?  My take on it: the State of

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Sun, July 14 2013 » Criminal Law » Comments Off

POLICE AT WAR? WHO IS THE ENEMY?

Police at war?  Who is the enemy? In keeping with my theme of the day– disproportionate law enforcement responses—below is a link to a story from the July, 2013, ABA journal, titled “Rise of the Warrior Cop.”  While there has been a

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Mon, July 1 2013 » Criminal Law » Comments Off

SALINAS V. TEXAS AND THE FIFTH AMENDMENT.

  In Salinas v. Texas, 570 U.S. __ (June 17, 2013), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the state may use  a person’s silence in the face of police questioning against him if:  (1) the questioning takes place while the person is not in

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Sun, June 23 2013 » Criminal Law » Comments Off

What is OAS for OUI in Maine?

OAS for OUI, or operating after suspension for an OUI offense, is a particularly bad form of OAS.  For conviction of a first offense, the crime carries a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 7 days, a mandatory minimum fine of $600.00 and a 1-year

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Wed, June 5 2013 » Criminal Law, Maine Law » Comments Off