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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Maine on
Q: How long does 1st appearance in Maine take? Can you go to bathroom in the middle? At what point are you considered done?
William T. Bly Esq
William T. Bly Esq answered on Jan 17, 2020

There is a difference between an initial appearance and an arraignment. An initial appearance is reserved for felony charges. At that hearing, the judge will discuss the charges with you, ensure you understand the maximum penalties allowed by law (if convicted), set bail (if not already set) and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Maine on
Q: In Maine, at what point in the pre-trial process is a person released, and how would someone's bail be denied?

So to clarify my question a little more:

I'm a writer, and looking to do some research for my book. In it, someone is arrested on a felony, and the prosecution argues that he's dangerous and his bail should be denied.

So firstly: at what stage would the prosecution argue... Read more »

Hunter J Tzovarras
Hunter J Tzovarras answered on Jan 11, 2020

The bail would be argued at the initial appearance.

If someone is granted bail they are released right away after the initial appearance.

Hope that helps. Thanks

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Maine on
Q: What happened to the historical definition of liberty? Freedom from unreasonable physical restraint as in being arreste

How come the first part of the 4th amendment refers to the operation of the law and not the reasonableness of the law?

Why is marijuana not treated as property and the laws criminalizing marijuana are not subjected to strict scrutiny standard of review?

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jul 19, 2018

Because the founding fathers wrote it that way in 1789

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Maine on
Q: Can a governor be impeached in Maine law?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 20, 2015

Probably. Why do you ask?

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Q: If not all the states have ratified the 26th amendment does it make that amendment in violation to the tenth amendment?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 20, 2015

What is your own conclusion about this.?

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Maine on
Q: Section 20 trial by jury of Maine's constitution. Can a person be forced into arbitration and made to pay for it?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 20, 2015

You have not given enough facts here. I suspect that there is a contract involved, but you said nothing about that.

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