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Maine’s Law Court Slaps Down State’s Cockeyed View of Discovery Obligations.

Maine’s Law Court Slaps Down State’s Cockeyed View of Discovery Obligations. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq., April 19, 2019 In State v. Reed-Hansen, 2019 ME 58, issued April 16, 2019, Maine’s Law Court upheld the suppression of

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Sixth Amendment Center Reports on Maine’s Indigent Defense System.

Sixth Amendment Center Reports on Maine’s Indigent Defense System. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq., April 5, 2019. The Sixth Amendment Center has issued a report on Maine’s system for providing legal representation to indigent criminal

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LAW COURT POINTS OUT FOLLY OF WITHIN 1,000′ OF A SCHOOL LAW.

Law Court Points Out Folly of Within-1,000’-Of-A-School Law. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq., March 15, 2019. In State v. Brown, 2019 ME 41, decided March 13, 2019, David T. Brown appealed his 4 counts of conviction for aggravated trafficking

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THE BOTTLENECK THAT IS MAINE’S OFFICE OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE.

Posted by  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq., February 25, 2019 THE BOTTLENECK THAT IS MAINE’S OFFICE OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE. In Maine, a person charged with a first-offense OUI will face a 150-day license suspension imposed administratively by the BMV, and a

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POLICE & FACEBOOK SHAMING — THE DIGITAL STOCKS.

POLICE & FACEBOOK SHAMING — THE DIGITAL STOCKS. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, December 20, 2018. The Brunswick Police Department has joined the Auburn Police Department, publishing booking photos on their department Facebook pages of

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OPERATING AFTER HABITUAL OFFENDER REVOCATION – “PUBLIC WAY.”

Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq., December 4, 2018. OPERATING AFTER HABITUAL OFFENDER REVOCATION – “PUBLIC WAY.” The statutes that define operating after habitual offender revocation (OAR), 17- A M.R.S. §2557-A, and aggravated operating

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CLASS B OUI BASED ON PRIOR MANSLAUGHTER, STATE V. HASTEY.

CLASS B OUI BASED ON PRIOR MANSLAUGHTER, STATE V. HASTEY. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, November 6, 2018. In February of 2016, Troy Hastey was charged with OUI, elevated to a Class B crime based on a 1991 conviction of manslaughter.  The statute

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EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES FOR AN OUI BLOOD DRAW, STATE V. MARTIN.

EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES FOR AN OUI BLOOD DRAW, STATE V. MARTIN. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq., October 28, 2018. I. Background: OUI Breath and Blood Tests, The Search Warrant Requirement and Search Warrant Exceptions. On October 23, 2018, Maine

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THE FALSE MATERIAL STATEMENT FELONY.

THE FALSE MATERIAL STATEMENT FELONY. Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq., October 16, 2018. A person accused of doing something that he or she does not want to admit doing will often deny it.  This is not breaking news.  For instance, imagine an

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MAINE OUI LAW-2018 EDITION AVAILABLE NOW!

MAINE OUI LAW-2018 EDITION AVAILABLE NOW! Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, October 4, 2018. The 2018 edition of Maine OUI law is available now.   To order, please send payment in the amount of $47.00 (includes shipping and tax) to Edmund Folsom, P.O.

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