Blog Posts in 2011

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Today's topic of discussion concerns the crime of stalking. The Maine Legislature has defined the crime of stalking as follows: A person is guilty of stalking if the person intentionally or ...
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Types of OUI Evidence Part 1

Evidence is the key to your operating under the influence (more commonly known as OUI) case, because without it the entire case will be fall apart. There are many different types of OUI evidence, some ...
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Classification of Crimes in Maine

Folks, welcome to another edition of my video blog. Today's topic of discussion concerns Maine's classifications for criminal offenses. In Maine, we have 5 criminal classification codes; ...
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Condition Q Violation

In Maine, it is perfectly legal for an adult to consume alcohol and drive. It's only illegal to be impaired by alcohol or be a 0.08 or greater. However, if you haven't reached the age of ...
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Civil Marijauna Conviction Consequences

Folks, welcome to another edition of my video blog. Today, we're going to talk about the possible consequences that may arise from a conviction for civil possession of marijuana or civil ...
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Requesting a Hearing after a DUI Arrest

Once a police officer charges you with an OUI, the Maine Secretary of State will move to suspend your license (or your privileges to drive in Maine if you're an out of state driver). However, ...
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Why Domestic Violence Charges Are So Serious

Folks, welcome to another edition of my video blog. Today, I'd like to take some time to talk about the serious nature of domestic violence charges in the State of Maine and the impact ...
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Commercial OUI: The Aftermath of a Conviction

Even with professional help from a licensed, experienced OUI attorney, your life could change in a lot of ways if you are convicted of operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs while driving a ...
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Folks, welcome to another edition of my video blog. Over the next series of videos, we're going to be talking about different crimes of theft ranging from simple shoplifting to burglary. ...
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DUI Field Sobriety Tests - HGN

Today's topic of discussion concerns the most important of all the standardized field sobriety tests, the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test. Nystagmus is defined as the involuntary jerking of the ...
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Theft of Services

Today's topic of discussion concerns the crime of theft of services. Now let's take for example, you go to your local auto mechanic. He fixes your car. You don't like the job that he ...
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Comparing Commercial Motor Vehicle DUI with Passenger Car DUIs

Although getting convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a serious situation regardless of what you are driving, it is especially serious when you are driving a commercial ...
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Federal Drug Crime Career Offender

Folks, welcome to another edition of my video blog. Today we are going to talk briefly about mandatory prison sentences on certain drug offenses. You have to be very careful if you've been ...
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Stealing Drugs

Welcome to another episode of my video blog. Folks, once again, we're going to delve into the area of drugs and drug crimes and I want to touch on a couple of issue. There are times when ...
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Juvenile OUI

Today we're going to discuss very briefly what happens in an OUI case when you've been arrested and you're under the age of 18. In Maine, as in most states, juvenile law applies when ...
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Commercial DUI FAQ

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is always a serious crime, no matter what type of vehicle you are driving at the time of your arrest. Having a commercial driver's license affects ...
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Commercial DUI Conviction

Commercial vehicles are particularly dangerous on our roadways, since their size and weight so greatly outmatches the average vehicle. Thusly, there are different rules applicable to commercial ...
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What Does "Suspended Sentence" Mean?

The legal term for a sentence a convicted criminal is not required to serve is called a suspended sentence. A suspended sentence is handed down during the sentencing portion following a plea or a ...
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Criminal Speed

In Maine criminal speed is defined as speeding in excess of the speed limit by 30 miles per hour or greater. For example if you're speeding on I 95 and you're driving 95 miles per hour or ...
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How an OUI Conviction Changes Your Driver's License

We have given you extensive information about how being convicted of an OUI can ruin your opportunity to drive for the foreseeable future, but there are other ways that it can change your driving ...
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More Payment for OUI Conviction

We have talked about court costs, ignition interlock devices, probation, license reinstatement, and SR-22 insurance as they relate to what things you will have to pay during the course of an OUI case. ...
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DWI for a Commercial Truck Driver

If you are suspended by The Bureau of Motor Vehicles here in Maine for a first offense OUI, and you hold a CDL, you will be suspended for a period of one year; even if you win the criminal case. It is ...
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Marijauna Cultivation Crimes

Today we're going to talk about the criminal offense, cultivation of marijuana. The state of Maine looks at the number of plants you're growing to determine whether or not it's a ...
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Contacting a Victim In a Domestic Violence Case

Folks, welcome to another edition of my video blog. Today's video blog concerns a situation of domestic violence where only the victim and the defendant are available to testify. In many of ...
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Paying for An OUI

Your wallet is one of the more sensitive parts of your anatomy, although you carry it instead of it being attached, and a hit to the wallet hurts worse than most injuries that lead to hospitalization. ...
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