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Blog Posts in February, 2011

Criminal Defense 101 - Episode 1

The most common question asked by my out of state clients is, “Do I need to appear in person if you represent me?” If you've been charged with a misdemeanor, which is a Class D or E ...
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Maine drivers and out of state DWI charges

If you are a Maine resident and you are arrested and charged with a DUI/DWI/OUI in another state, there will be collateral consequences to your Maine driver's license. While no one but Maine can ...
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Effect of a Maine DUI conviction on an out-of-state license holder

I frequently get questions from out-of-state drivers regarding the effect of a conviction or suspension for a Maine DUI. The answer is that it “depends”. Now that's not a cop-out; ...
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When a DUI Becomes a Felony Offense

A first offense may not sound like a big deal, but if repeated it can quickly avalanche into a huge crisis that you deal with for the rest of your life. A second offense sounds more serious than the ...
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Underage Drinking and Driving Information

It is a Saturday night, and you are out with two of your favorite friends on campus, just having a good time and enjoying life. A few drinks, some laughs, a pizza, and texting random friends with ...
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What to expect when you go to trial

I'm sitting here at my desk getting ready to leave after putting in a long evening at the office getting ready for trial. I thought this would be an appropriate time to briefly discuss what to ...
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Real life is not like CSI

Everyone is familiar with the CSI series. Heck, I'm a big fan! However, reality is nothing like the fantasy we see portrayed nightly on shows like Law & Order and CSI. These shows have ...
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How a simple assault can change your life...

Any criminal conviction can have far reaching and negative impacts on your life. An assault conviction is no different. Assault is defined in Maine as the intentional, knowing or reckless causation of ...
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States Adding Ignition Interlock Laws in 2011

Every year, states add new legislation dealing with driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol laws in order to deter motorists from making decisions that could affect the rest of their lives. ...
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