I misplaced the money order I was going to pay on my OUI fine and will not be able to pay until next week. Will they issue a bench warrant for my arrest during this short time period?
Get in there today, and explain to them why you can't pay the fine until next week. They will allow you the extra time, but you need to go there and explain the situation before the deadline passes to be sure not to create problems for yourself.See question
I moved to Maine from Colorado in August 2016. I got my license taken away for 5 years. I can apply for early reinstatement February 2018 but am required to get an interlock. This is ridiculous to me considering I did get one DUI but wasn't requir...
The short answer is "no." You may not, at this point, simply acquire a Maine license while your license remains under suspension in Colorado. Once you are eligible for early reinstatement in Colorado, it will be worthwhile to determine what steps you might take to become reinstated there and become eligible to acquire a Maine license restricted to driving with an ignition interlock. At this point, Maine will not issue you a license, due to your CO suspension.See question
I stole about 30 bucks in alcohol from a cumbies about 3 months ago and just got charged for it I live in maine what is mostlikeley going to be charged to me
Most likely, the charge will be theft. If the allegation is that you used force or threatened force to allow you to make off with the alcohol, most likely the charge will be robbery. Don't admit that you stole 30 bucks worth of alcohol. It's enough to say you are charged with doing that.See question
I was pulled over for speeding and was given a ticket. The ticket wasn't entered into the system until almost two months after the date it was issued to me. I was never given a court date. I paid the ticket online. Does my suspension start fro...
The answer depends on facts you haven't provided. Maybe you failed to contest a traffic infraction within 20 days, got defaulted, didn't pay the fine right away, got suspended, then paid the fine but didn't pay your reinstatement fee. But that's just speculation.See question
I was charged with shoplifting and I was in the process of removing the items from my purse because I felt I couldn't do it when the store manager confronted me. I told her I wasn't going to do it she didn't believe me and said I wasn't taking stu...
Shoplifting is "theft by unauthorized taking" under Maine law. The crime is defined as obtaining or exercising unauthorized control over the property of another with the intent to deprive the owner. The moment the act of exercising unauthorized control and the mental element of intent to deprive converge, the crime is committed. Maine statutes expressly provide that concealment of an item on the premises where it is displayed for sale gives rise to a permissible inference that the person obtained or exercised unauthorized control of it with the intent to deprive. Bottom line, a person can be charged with theft for concealing an item inside a store. A person can be convicted of theft for doing it if the circumstantial evidence is sufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the concealment was an exercise of unauthorized control, committed for the purpose of depriving the owner. Usually, store owners like to wait until a person passes all points of sale before confronting him or her, because that tends to eliminate any doubt about the intention behind the act. A theft case is not as strong when it is possible the person placed an item out of sight merely for convenience, inadvertently, or because the person was flirting with the idea of stealing it but hadn't solidified that intent. That said, the case against a person in your shoes is a circumstantial case (setting aside possible incriminating statements), but circumstantial evidence may be just as damning as direct evidence, depending on the nature of the circumstantial evidence. A person in your position would be wise to get legal representation.See question
My friend was given a ticket for having possession of paraphanelia (pot bowl) and this is a civil offense which carries a $300 fine. My question is if he pleads guilty, will this show up on any record when he looks to apply for a job and if so, w...
Because the charge is a civil infraction, your friend will either admit it or deny it instead of pleading guilty or not guilty like he would to a criminal charge. The safer bet would be to try to avoid an adjudication, if possible. Sometimes, agreements can be made that result in eventual dismissal of the charge. It would be a good idea for your friend to consult with a local criminal defense lawyer on this.See question
I was charged with domestic violence no evidence against me just what the cop was told
Anyone charged with this offense needs an attorney. If the person can't afford an attorney, the court will appoint one because conviction carries a "risk of jail." That is to say, if the person is convicted, the D.A. will seek a jail sentence. The usual sentence D.A.'s seek out of the gate is a jail sentence, with some or all of it suspended, and probation for 2 years with a requirement that the person complete a certified "batterer's intervention program." Failure to complete the "batterer's intervention program" or any other violation of probation conditions can land the person in jail for up to the full suspended portion of the sentence. There are many possible alternative outcomes, but these can only effectively be explored through an attorney, after that attorney evaluates the particular case facts and circumstances. The maximum possible jail sentence for a Class D crime is 364 days in jail. The maximum fine is $2,000.00. The maximum term of probation is 2 years for a domestic violence assault if certified batterer's intervention is ordered; otherwise 1 year. Conviction also results in prohibitions on possessing firearms under both Maine and federal law. The federal prohibition is for life. As for "just what the cop was told," that covers a lot of ground, some of it potentially much more of a threat to individual liberty than an average person might imagine.See question
I was charged with class D misdemeanor assault. It was then elevated to domestic violence and felony assault. In court I took a deal and it was dropped back down to a class D misdemeanor and I served 59 days in county jail and 2 years probation. I...
Attorney Robidas is right that the attorney who represented you in that matter will have the information needed to answer your question. As a general proposition, a person can be barred from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law for conviction of a simple Class D assault. That can happen if the relationship between the parties is such that the offense meets the federal definition of a "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence." That means 2 things: (1) anyone convicted of a Class D assault in a situation that originally involved a "domestic violence" assault should not assume he is safe to possess a firearm or ammunition; and (2) to figure out whether your offense meets the definition of a "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" requires access to information that your lawyer from the assault case has.See question
I am a collage student and was found by my RA throwing up in the bathroom toilet after a night of drinking. She called the police to follow protocol. I was able to sign off that it was unnecessary to take me to the hospital but being that I am onl...
Attorney Robidas is correct that your admission to drinking might be enough to adjudicate you of the charge. This is a civil charge, so the burden of proof is a preponderance of the evidence-- more likely than not, rather than the criminal burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. An attorney can help you exploit any weaknesses in the State's proof, and might otherwise be able to arrange a disposition that avoids the adjudication.See question
I am on a deferred disposition and probation just found out I'm being served another summons for theft
I agree with Attorney Ferguson and will add that entering an inpatient facility does not shield you from arrest. If the State gets an arrest warrant for you, and if they find you there, they will arrest you.See question