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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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OPEN LETTER RE MAINE LD 1433 PUBLIC DEFENDER BILL.

OPEN LETTER RE MAINE LD 1433 PUBLIC DEFENDER BILL. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom Date:  December 4, 2015 This follows up my earlier post, “A Public Defender Administering Contracts for Maine?” located here: 

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MAINE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONVICTIONS & FIREARMS POSSESSION

MAINE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONVICTIONS & FIREARMS POSSESSION* Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  November 18, 2015 (updated July 7, 2016) Recent Maine legislation, LD 600, creates new prohibitions on possession of firearms by those

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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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A Public Defender Administering Contracts for Maine?

A Public Defender Administering Contracts for Maine? Posted by Edmund R. Folsom October 12, 2015 A lot of lawyers who do indigent criminal defense work in Maine are worried about LD 1433, “An Act to Create the Office of the Public Defender

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PORTLAND FALSE RAPE REPORT- THESE THINGS HAPPEN.

Posted By Edmund Folsom August 14, 2015 PORTLAND FALSE RAPE REPORT- THESE THINGS HAPPEN. On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, a 34-year old woman (who at this point remains publicly unnamed) reported that she was raped at midday on Portland’s

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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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OUI & THC LEVEL- LOSING SIGHT OF THE CRIME’S PURPOSE.

Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  May 1, 2015 OUI & THC LEVEL- LOSING SIGHT OF THE CRIME’S PURPOSE. Here I will spill a few words on the legislative effort to define the crime of OUI to include operating a motor vehicle with 5 parts per

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RODRIGUEZ AND THE DOGS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT

Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  April 26, 2015 RODRIGUEZ AND THE DOGS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT On April 21, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Rodriguez v. United States.   These days, police routinely expand traffic

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RECORD POLICE- IF THEY’VE DONE NOTHING WRONG THEY HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE

RECORD POLICE- IF THEY’VE DONE NOTHING WRONG THEY HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE Posted By:  Edmund R, Folsom, Esq. Date:  April 12, 2015 Walter Scott is shot repeatedly in the back by Charleston, South Carolina, Police Officer Michael Slager, and

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