Category Archives: Maine Law

SELECTED FIREARMS BANS UNDER MAINE & FEDERAL LAW.

SELECTED FIREARMS BANS UNDER MAINE & FEDERAL LAW. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq., September 30, 2017. On September 16, 2017, I participated as a presenter in a continuing legal education seminar, in Saco, organized by Scott Houde, Esq.  My

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WHY IS PUBLIC DRINKING STILL A CRIME IN MAINE?

WHY IS PUBLIC DRINKING STILL A CRIME IN MAINE? Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq., September 16, 2017. Sitting in court one day recently, waiting my turn, my attention was drawn to proceedings involving a female prisoner in the dock.  The woman’s

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STATE V. TURNER – DECIDING A 4TH AMENDMENT QUESTION WITHOUT RESORT TO SUPREME COURT CASE LAW.

STATE V. TURNER – DECIDING A 4TH AMENDMENT QUESTION WITHOUT RESORT TO SUPREME COURT CASE LAW. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. August 29, 2017 In my view, Maine’s cases on whether suppression of evidence is called for by a police

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A CASE OF THE TRICKY NATURE OF LEGAL ETHICS.

A CASE OF THE TRICKY NATURE OF LEGAL ETHICS. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq., June 26, 2017. Last week, in In the Matter of Robert M.A. Nadeau, 2017 ME 121, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court suspended ex-York County Probate Judge Robert Nadeau

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SEALING MAINE CRIMINAL AND JUVENILE RECORDS.

SEALING MAINE CRIMINAL AND JUVENILE RECORDS. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq., June 20, 2017. 1. Adult Records Maine has no process for expunging criminal records.  As a general rule, once a person is convicted of a crime in Maine, there is no

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FEDS, CRIMES, CONGRESS & HIGHEST POSSIBLE PENALTY POLICY.

FEDS, CRIMES, CONGRESS & HIGHEST POSSIBLE PENALTY POLICY. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq., May 18, 2017. Rand Paul is reintroducing legislation in the U.S. Congress, to give federal judges increased “safety valve” discretion to sentence

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BAR PASSAGE CRATERS – TOO MANY LAW SCHOOLS.

BAR PASSAGE CRATERS – TOO MANY LAW SCHOOLS. Edmund R. Folsom, Esq., April 16, 2017. It’s no secret that there are too many law schools and not enough lawyer jobs for their graduates. More than 50 new law schools have been accredited by

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OUI URINE TESTS & THE SEARCH WARRANT REQUIREMENT.

OUI URINE TESTS & THE SEARCH WARRANT REQUIREMENT. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq., March 29, 2017 This is part of my continuing efforts to explore implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Birchfield v. North Dakota, 579 U.S. __,

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STATE V. BOYD- NO MAINE IMPLIED CONSENT TO BLOOD DRAWS.

STATE V. BOYD- NO MAINE IMPLIED CONSENT TO BLOOD DRAWS. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq., March 9, 2017 Recently, in State v. Boyd, 2017 ME 36, the Law Court flatly rejected the idea that Maine’s “implied consent” law can form grounds for a

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HOW TO GET SHOT BY A POLICE OFFICER.

HOW TO GET SHOT BY A POLICE OFFICER. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq., February 22, 2017 This past Saturday, February 18, 2017, Portland Police Sgt. Nicholas Goodman shot 22-year-old Chance David Baker at Union Station Plaza, in Portland. The

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