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Blog Posts in 2012

Child Pornography charges in Federal Court

Possession of child pornography is a serious offense, regardless of whether your case is in state or federal court. The key difference between state and federal charges lies with the draconian ...
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What happens when the jury says "GUILTY"?

This is an extremely important question and one which causes a lot of trepidation amongst my clients who elect to go to trial. One of the advantages of a negotiated outcome is that you take the ...
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Solicitation of a Prostitute in Kennbunk

The talk of the town recently concerns the 120+ "johns" and the alleged prostitute who reportedly made over $150,000 during an 18 month for her services. The scandal has rocked the community ...
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Las Vegas DWI Conference

Just got back from a 3 day CLE for DUI defense in Las Vegas. What an AWESOME experience! These CLEs are so important for attorneys because it gives you the opportunity to learn from the very best in ...
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Failure to sign Implied Consent... Any significance?

Oftentimes when clients refuse to submit to a breath or blood test, the client also refuses to sign the Implied Consent form. Invariably, I get the question: "well, since I didn't sign the ...
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Kennebunk Maine Prostitution Scandal

Are you on the list? That's the question that seems to be ringing from one side of York County to the other. Alexis Wright was arraigned on more than 100 counts on charges ranging from tax evasion ...
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DUI Enforcement for Labor Day!

First let me say to everyone out there, have a SAFE and enjoyable Labor Day weekend. The forecast looks great for Friday and Saturday. Get to the beach while you can. On a more sober note (pun ...
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Criminal Forfeiture

Often times when people are arrested for a drug charge, the arrests are made on the side of a highway following a traffic stop. However, there are times when an arrest is made at the client's ...
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Luke Bryant Manslaughter Conviction

A young Knox County man was convicted of manslaughter in the shooting death of his best friends. The State argued that Mr. Bryant's actions constituted reckless conduct and was a gross departure ...
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Drunk Driving... on a lawn mower!

In case you were wondering, you can be charged with driving drunk on a lawn mower; even if you're mowing your own lawn! While purusing the news today, I stumbled upon an article from Reuters where ...
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Skowhegan Superior Court OUI charge

Sometimes good people find themselves in a tight bind with an OUI charge. However, good things can come out of that experience, regardless of the outcome of the actual criminal case. Recently, I ...
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Washington County Superior Court

Washington County Maine is a tough place to get an OUI. The prosecutors are hard-nosed and difficult to negotiate wtih at times. That's not to say they're not nice people as nothing could be ...
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Viewing future DUI laws through my crystal ball

As time goes by, the DUI laws in Maine will become more and more draconian. The natural inclination for the legislature is to increase the penalties for a DUI conviction; not decrease. Prior to 2009, ...
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Welcome to Our New Maine Criminal Defense Blog

The Law Office of William T. Bly created this criminal defense blog to provide useful and resourceful information regarding criminal charges in the state of Maine. Visitors to our blog can find ...
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Welcome To Our Blog!

Our team at the Law Office of William T. Bly is dedicated to protecting those who have been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol. We are excited to announce the launch of our new blog. By ...
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OUI and Police Officer Training

Folks, welcome to another edition of my blog. Today's topic of discussion concerns police training and the type of experience, training and education I would expect a police officer to have? In ...
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How a Child Pornography Case Gets Started

Possession of child pornography is a very serious charge that carries serious jail time as well as a SORNA registration requirement. These charges are extremely embarrassing for clients and can result ...
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OUI and Miranda

Today's topic of discussion concerns OUIs, and specifically the issue of Miranda and how that plays into any statements that may or may not be suppressed if your rights have been violated under ...
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Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Today's topic of discussion is a very brief overview of the sentencing guidelines and how they apply to your federal criminal case. Now, when you've been charged with a federal crime, ...
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Go Inside the Minds of Leading DUI Defense Lawyers

The book released in January 2012, “Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases, 2012 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Understanding DUI Cases, Developing a Thorough Defense, and Negotiating Settlements ...
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OUI Motor Vehicle Stops

Today's topic of discussion concerns OUIs and what is referred to as “Reasonable Articulable Suspicion” or “what an officer needs in stop your car.” Oftentimes, an OUI ...
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Gross Sexual Assault

Today's topic of discussion concerns the charge of gross sexual assault. Gross sexual assault is an extremely serious charge here in the state of Maine and they are prosecuted with a great deal ...
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Expert Witnesses - Tobacco

Today's discussion concerns using an expert witness to assist you with the defense agains an OUI charge. Often times the only people that have an expert witness involved in a case is the ...
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