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How prison sentences are determined in Maine

Posted by Albert Hansen | Nov 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

When a judge convicts someone of a crime in Maine, he or she has considerable discretion as to the sentence imposed. The length of the incarceration will depend on a number of predetermined factors, as well. According to the Office of the Maine Attorney General, the classification of the crime de...

5 common defenses against OUI/DUI charges

Posted by Albert Hansen | Oct 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

If suspected of driving drunk, you can be charged with a criminal offense called operating under the influence (OUI) in Maine or driving under the influence (DUI) in New Hampshire. In Maine, OUI is a misdemeanor for a first offense, which carries a $500 fine, a suspended driver's license for 150 ...

Can a drug conviction impact financial aid eligibility?

Posted by Albert Hansen | Oct 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Many young people across Maine and New Hampshire consider the college years a time for experimentation, but when a college student begins experimenting with drugs, it can come back to bite him or her in more ways than one. At Hansen Law Offices, PLLC, we recognize that, in addition to any crimina...

What is the role of your defense attorney?

Posted by Albert Hansen | Oct 11, 2019 | 2 Comments

Facing criminal charges in Maine is a tough situation. You may get advice from many different people that you need to secure a criminal defense attorney. Before you hire one, though, you should understand what your attorney can do for you and how he or she can help you with your case. This can ma...

Man sentenced to over 12 years on drug charges

Posted by Albert Hansen | Jul 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

One Massachusetts man was sentenced to 12 and one-half years in prison for fentanyl possession with the intent to distribute. The 32-year-old man was arrested in 2017 after a drug overdose took the life of a 27-year-old man in Brunswick, Maine. The hefty sentence reflects the court's contention t...

Roadside blood draws: Can the police really do that?

Posted by Albert Hansen | Jul 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Police in certain states are taking roadside blood samples to catch impaired drivers, and it is causing a great deal of controversy. Currently, Maine is one of nine states in the U.S. with law enforcement phlebotomy programs. Other states include:  Rhode Island Pennsylvania Indiana Minnesot...

Study raises questions about civil asset forfeiture

Posted by Albert Hansen | Jul 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

Law enforcement agencies in New Hampshire and around the country claim that civil asset forfeiture is a valuable tool in the war against crime. Asset forfeiture allows police to seize money, cars and other assets that they suspect are linked to criminal activity like drug trafficking, but a recen...

Five weird DUI defenses that have actually worked

Posted by Albert Hansen | May 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

DUI charges are no laughing matter. The penalties can be life altering even for first-time offenders. However, just because you face a charge, does not mean you don't have a defense. Anything from an improper stoppage to an officer's failure to deliver your rights can get your charge dropped. Wh...

What is an aggravated DUI in New Hampshire?

Posted by Albert Hansen | May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Driving under the influence (DUI) is driving under the influence no matter what, right? While DUI is a serious offense in any circumstance, there is a more severe form of DUI known as aggravated DUI. An aggravated DUI occurs when the driver's actions create a greater danger beyond drinking and dr...

Seeking a restricted driver’s license after DUI

Posted by Albert Hansen | May 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

You've climbed behind the wheel when you were unfit to drive, and the result is of a DUI/OUI conviction. Your life may seem in disarray and your livelihood may be hanging in the balance. Fortunately, you do have some options for getting certain driving privileges restored. New Hampshire and Main...

Autumn increases the chances for drowsy driving

Posted by Albert Hansen | Sep 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The northeast is one of the best areas in the nation during the fall season. The amount of festivals that occur and trees that change leaf colors gets many residents excited for October and November every year. However, the seasonal change also brings newer hazards to motorists. While summer oft...

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