THE TIDE HAS SHIFTED…..

September 20, 2013

The Supreme Court recently decided a case Missouri v. McNeely, 567 U.S. ____ (2012) holding that police officers cannot normally conduct blood-alcohol tests without a warrant. After being stopped by a police officer for speeding and crossing the centerline the officer noticed several signs that McNeely was intoxicated, including McNeely’s bloodshot eyes, his slurred speech, […]

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A Bad Day of Driving Then Drinking

October 24, 2012

The author of one of the greatest home runs in baseball history, thirty-seven years ago Sunday, was arrested for DUI/OUI/DWI on Monday, October 24th. Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk, a god to Red Sox fans like me after his homerun in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series, was arrested in New Lenox, Illinois, […]

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A REASON TO STOP YOU: Maine’s “Move Over” Law

September 28, 2012

For a law enforcement officer to stop you, they must have a “reasonable articulable suspicion” that criminal activity is underway.  One issue that gives rise to being stopped is a little known requirement that motorists move over when they see emergency flashing lights on or adjacent to the highway. You’re driving on the highway and […]

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BLOW AS YOU GO IN MAINE

August 21, 2012

Since July of 2004, more than 75,000 ignition interlock devices have been installed in vehicles. These were installed as a result of the Transportation Restoration Act, passed in 1998. Under Maine statute 29-A §2508 a person convicted of a second or subsequent OUI offense may petition for early license reinstatement if they agree to install […]

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Matt Nichols – Maine OUI Lawyer

July 31, 2012

Trial. That word causes apprehension and outright fear for most folks. In Maine, about 97% of criminal cases are resolved without trials. That being said, when you chose an attorney to represent you in an OUI or any other criminal case, you must have confidence that your lawyer will be prepared to try your case […]

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John Webb Speaks at NCDD Summer Session

July 30, 2012

I am proud to report that this past weekend I was a Demonstration Speaker and Group Instruction Team member at the Summer Session of the National College of DUI Defense, July 26th to the 28th, hosted by Dean George Stein and held at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. www.NCDD.com The National College of DUI […]

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Fake IDs and Underage Alcohol Purchases

June 22, 2012

As summer officially begins, many young adults will find themselves home for the summer or preparing to leave for college for the first time. Of course, college is a place where freedom abounds and, often, this new-found freedom results in an urge to party. This naturally leads some kids to be tempted to purchase alcohol, […]

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GPS Tracking Devices – SCOTUS Decision

January 30, 2012

The 4th Amendment has been resuscitated!!  Hopefully you recall back in September of 2010, I wrote about GPS tracking devices and a recent decision from the District of Columbia Circuit (“GPS Tracking Devices – A Warrant or Not A Warrant – That is Now the Question”).  Well, on Monday we got our answer; kind of…. […]

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State of Maine v. D. Offense: Gross Sexual Assault

September 19, 2011

Defense Attorney: John Scott Webb, Esq. Offense: Gross Sexual Assault, Class A, 32 Counts; Unlawful Sexual Contact, Class C, 33 Counts Maximum Sentence: 30 years with respect to each Class A Count; 5 Years with respect to each Class C Count; (a total of 1,125 years) Client was exposed to the possibility of consecutive (stacked-up) […]

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State of Maine v. J.A. Offense: OUI

September 19, 2011

Defense Attorney: John Scott Webb, Esq. Offense: Operating Under the Influence (OUI, DUI, DWI) Maximum Sentence: 364 days in jail Synopsis: Client was traveling through an intersection on a cold winter night, and drew the attention of a police officer sitting at the intersection with his window down. The officer believed that client was accelerating […]

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