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A Marijuana Breathalyzer Could Be Available as soon as 2020

Posted by Will Ashe | Oct 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Understanding the elements of a charge of operating under the influence (OUI) in Maine is fairly straightforward in Maine. In most cases, law enforcement obtains a breath or blood sample from a driver and tests the blood alcohol concentration (BAC). If a driver's BAC is .08 percent or more, the a...

Sobriety Checkpoints in Maine: Know Your Rights

Posted by Will Ashe | Sep 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

In this country, we have what's known as Fourth Amendment rights. Part of the rights is to be free from unlawful search and seizure. The law does not get to unreasonably search and seize either your person or your property without probable cause, meaning if you haven't done anything wrong or, eve...

How are Blood Tests Challenged in an OUI Case in Maine?

Posted by Will Ashe | Aug 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you were arrested for an OUI in Maine, then it is quite possible a blood sample was taken. A blood sample to determine a person's blood alcohol content is more reliable and accurate than a breath test. Because of its general reliability and accuracy, OUI clients are often scared their case can...

When is a traffic stop in Maine illegal?

Posted by Will Ashe | Aug 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

In Maine (or throughout the United States, for that matter), the police cannot stop your vehicle for no reason. Further, if they do conduct a traffic stop, they can't do whatever they want – there are regulations, rules, and laws they must follow. And when the police don't follow proper procedure...

Do I need a lawyer?

Posted by Will Ashe | May 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you're facing any kind of legal situation, you might be wondering, “do I need a lawyer?” There are many reasons why the answer to this question is almost always yes, but the simplest one is that you need a lawyer because your life matters.  If you are facing a criminal charge, the State has an...