What Is The Difference Between Murder and Manslaughter?
I. Culpable State of Mind For Murder Under Maine law, we do not have different “degrees” of murder or manslaughter. The difference is base… Read more
Advice On Prescription Drugs/Alcohol And Driving
I. Prescription Drugs As I covered in my last blog, in Maine, it is a crime to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence (OUI) of alcohol and/… Read more
Drug OUI: The Hottest Law Enforcement Topic In Maine And Nationwide
Most people think of Operating Under The Influence (OUI) as “drunk driving”, having too much to drink and drive safely. That is part of th… Read more
The Purpose of the Stop Matters
The United States Supreme Court recently held “a police stop exceeding the time needed to handle the matter for which the stop was made violates the… Read more
What is Possession?
When arrested and charged with a crime, a person has to post bail to be released from custody, and agree to abide by certain conditions pending the re… Read more
The Intoxilyzer 8000: Maine’s Latest Fraud
A couple of years ago, the State of Maine renewed its relationship with CMI, the manufacturer of Intoxilyzers (Maine started with the CMI Intoxilyzer … Read more
Roll Tape – Preserving Electronic Evidence
For a prosecutor to use evidence gathered as a result of a traffic stop against you, the police officer must have reasonable, clearly defined suspicio… Read more
Nichols & Tucker, A New Partnership
I am excited and proud to announce that Sarah Churchill, Esq. and I have formed a new partnership: Nichols & Tucker. I will continue to practice s… Read more