Monthly Archives: March 2013

THE POLICE POOCH WHO SNIFFED THE FRONT PORCH FOR DRUGS.

In Florida v. Jardines, 569 U.S. __ (March 26, 2013), the U.S. Supreme Court decided it was unconstitutional for police officers, who did not have a search warrant, to approach the front door of a person’s home with a drug-detection dog, to

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MAINE CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS AND TRAFFIC INFRACTION ADJUDICATIONS NEVER GO AWAY

Criminal convictions and traffic infraction adjudications never go away.  If you are convicted of a crime or adjudicated of a traffic infraction in Maine it will never “come off your record.”  The only way to eliminate a criminal

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MY RECENT ADVENTURE AT THE MAINE LEGISLATURE

Here’s a story about my recent adventure at the Maine Legislature.  It was my second attempt to secure a legislative fix for problems that I have encountered practicing criminal defense law in York County.   My first ill-fated attempt

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EQUAL PROTECTION VIOLATION UPDATE

  Since I originally posted this piece, the rules regarding certified batterer’s intervention programs have been revised to allow women as well as men to participate in the programs.   It was a long time coming. Equal protection

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IT IS IMPORTANT TO PROVIDE CHANGE OF ADDRESS INFORMATION TO MAINE’S SECRETARY OF STATE, BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES

It is important to provide change of address information to Maine’s Secretary of State, Bureau of Motor Vehicles.  Licensed Maine drivers who change address are obligated to inform the Secretary of State, within 30 days.   A licensed

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