Entries by Eric Thistle

Domestic Violence Assault in Maine

In Maine, the crime of Domestic Violence Assault can be investigated, charged, and even proven beyond a reasonable doubt based simply on the allegation of one complaining witness.

Maine Habitual Offender Driving Laws

A habitual offender in Maine is a person who accumulates three or more convictions for certain distinct driving offenses (arising out of separate acts) committed within a 5-year period.

A Wise Man Once Said: Nothing At All

Most people know, or have heard, that they have the “right to remain silent” when being questioned by law enforcement officers.  But what does that actually mean, and when should someone invoke this right? The right to remain silent comes from the Fifth Amendment, which states: “no person shall be… compelled in any criminal case […]

What You Need To Know About Field Sobriety Tests

If you choose to perform the Field Sobriety Tests, it’s helpful to have an idea what to expect. This article seeks to provide insight in order to level the playing field between law enforcement officers and drivers who are asked to perform FST’s.