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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 this?... 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 and Federal Crimes for Maine on
Q: If a 17 year old boy commited simple arson but it was his first offence of arson how may years in jail will he get

He's 17 he's had probations and has gotten into trouble before but never with arson

Hunter J Tzovarras
Hunter J Tzovarras answered on Nov 9, 2019

If he is charged as a juvenile, the maximum penalty could be a commitment to the juvenile jail until the age of 21. It does not mean he would receive this but that would be the maximum. If the State is able to bind him over and charge him as an adult, the maximum penalty for arson is 30 years in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Identity Theft, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for Maine on
Q: How to stop identity theft, mail theft and fraud, forgery, medicare/ins fraud, medical malpractice, deprivation of life

no equal protection by police depts sometimes not even a police report (concealment, aiding & abetting perpetrators), closed out cases sane day without investugatiob, targetting individual based on gender, class, discrimination, retaliation, intentional harm, professional misconduct, failure to... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jun 3, 2018

I am sure they think you are mentally ill. You need to prove them wrong. You need to seek out a psychiatrist they know nothing about and have at least three sessions. Then provide the authorities with the proof and they may listen to you

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