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The Police Called Me, What Should I Do?

Posted by Will Ashe | Jul 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

If the police have called you, there is no reason to guess what to do next, call a defense attorney! Maybe it is nothing, maybe it is something, either way your safest and smartest bet is to lawyer up! Let us figure it out, it is what we do.

They Didn't Read Me My Rights?!

Posted by Will Ashe | Apr 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Police Officers do not have to read you your rights, which is why you should know them. Contact a qualified attorney if you think your Miranda Rights were violated and you have a pending charge.

What are the defenses to OUI?

Posted by Will Ashe | Mar 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

One of the most common questions that I get is "but I'm guilty, what can you do?"  The phrase "but I'm guilty," could be the subject of an entire legal textbook but the short answer is that no one is guilty before their case has been resolved in Court.  Every individual is presumed innocent of an...

How Does OUI/DUI affect Commerical License?

Posted by Will Ashe | Feb 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

Getting charged with an OUI is always a serious situation. But that situation can be even more consequential if you're charged with an OUI while operating a commercial vehicle. In fact, people who operate commercial vehicles are often held to a higher standard than average drivers. Many states ha...

Field Sobriety Tests Are Not Reliable

Posted by Will Ashe | Dec 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Most people are familiar with field sobriety tests. At the very least, the concept of “walking a straight line” to demonstrate that you are sober is familiar to most. These standardized field sobriety tests are used across the country by law enforcement to identify intoxicated drivers. These same...

What is Reasonable Articulable Suspicion?

Posted by Will Ashe | Oct 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

In Maine, law enforcement cannot simply pull over your car and detain you on a whim. To stop your vehicle, the officer must have a reasonable suspicion that you are violating law or traffic regulation to pull you over. Any officer that stops your car without reasonable suspicion has violated your...

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...

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