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Two Reasons Why State v. Mitchell is a Disturbing OUI Case

Posted by William Bly | Aug 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a recent blog post, we discussed the process of figuring out just what, exactly, the Supreme Court decided in State v. Mitchell. That case, as we detailed long ago, made it to the Supreme Court as a fascinating question in implied consent law. The Court, however, turned it into a Fourth Amendm...

Woman Takes Husband's Guns After Restraining Order Didn't

Posted by William Bly | Aug 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

A woman in Florida has been accused of taking matters into her own hands and removing her husband's guns after a domestic violence altercation. The incident highlights how different states handle firearm ownership after a domestic violence arrest. Woman Charged for Bringing Husband's Guns to Pol...

Maine Woman Charged as Accomplice to Sex Assault of Child

Posted by William Bly | Aug 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

Two Mainers are facing charges of raping a minor in an incident that apparently involved a child under the age of 12. One of the adults charged faces criminal charges as an accomplice to the sex offense. Those charges are a stark example of how people can be charged with multiple sex crimes witho...

Charges Against Maine Deputy Grow

Posted by William Bly | Jul 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

A sheriff's deputy in Maine is being accused of a host of criminal offenses after an investigation was triggered by a domestic violence report involving his live-in girlfriend. The criminal charges have continued to grow with sentencing enhancements and other related offenses. Maine Police Deput...

Counting Votes in the Supreme Court's Latest OUI Decision

Posted by William Bly | Jul 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

A major case involving implied consent laws and the law of operating under the influence (OUI) recently reached the U.S. Supreme Court. The Supreme Court's opinion was released on June 27 and immediately presented an uncommon challenge to the legal community: Determining what, if anything, the Su...

Distant Relatives and Domestic Violence in Shirley Shooting

Posted by William Bly | Jul 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

A man from Bath is being accused of attempted murder and a host of other charges for apparently trying to shoot and kill a distant relative in Shirley, Maine. While the relationship between the two was distant, some of the charges could have amounted to charges of domestic violence if the facts o...

Effect of Recreational Marijuana on OUI in Maine

Posted by William Bly | Jun 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Recreational marijuana in Maine has taken one step further towards becoming a reality. However, Mainers who have been looking forward to this point need to remember that there are still lots of laws that dictate when and where marijuana can be used. One of those legal restrictions is Maine's law ...

Ex-Governor LePage to Work as Bartender in Boothbay Harbor

Posted by William Bly | Jun 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Maine's departed governor, Paul LePage, has found a new job: he will be serving as a bartender at a restaurant in Boothbay Harbor. The position makes him vulnerable to one of the most overlooked aspects of Maine's law against operating under the influence (OUI): dram shop liability. Ex-Governor ...

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