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It’s not every day that a major criminal case plays out on national news and involves a criminal defense lawyer successfully challenging the admissibility of damaging evidence held by the prosecutor. But that’s precisely what has happened in the solicitation charge faced by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. The case has provided a valuable lesson on […]

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In our recent blog posts, we’ve begun delving into the can of worms that is arrest and police seizure law. We’ve been over some examples that show the complexity of what a “seizure” is, and have used the recent Maine Supreme Court case, Maine v. Blier, to highlight the spectrum of police detentions. One important […]

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In many of our recent blog posts, we’ve talked about the exclusionary rule and the Fourth Amendment. The Fourth Amendment prohibits searches and seizures of your property and privacy that are “unreasonable.” If this prohibition gets violated by the police or other law enforcement agents, then the evidence that they find as a result of […]

Exclusionary rule and how it works in Maine State

In our last blog post, we covered the legal idea of the fruit of the poisonous tree, and how it can help defend you against criminal charges by preventing evidence from being allowed into court. If police are investigating a crime and they break the law – yes, police can break the law – by […]


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