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Your Right to Trial and the "Trial Penalty"

Posted by Ian M. L'Heureux | Feb 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

"In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of th...

CDC Banning Evictions? Well Yes, but Also No

Posted by Ian M. L'Heureux | Sep 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

Last week the federal Center for Disease Control issued an agency order with an effective date of September 4, 2020 which issued a moratorium on residential and commercial evictions until December 31, 2020. The order is meant to provide relief to people who have been economically impacted by the ...

Is that Even Legal?

Posted by Ian M. L'Heureux | Jul 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Governor Mills has issued yet another executive order aimed at “strengthening the use of face coverings,” this time by commanding Maine businesses to enforce the public face mask requirement, in the absence of the State's ability to do so itself. Ever since the order was issued, I have received a...

So You've Been Pulled Over . . .

Posted by Ian M. L'Heureux | Jul 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

No matter who you are, what you do for a living, or where you are from chances are that at some point in your life you have been pulled over by a police officer. It's an almost unavoidable part of life. Whether it's because you moved too fast, too slow, you changed lanes awkwardly, you weren't we...

No Justice for Maine Parents

Posted by Ian M. L'Heureux | May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Courts in Maine have utterly failed to protect access to justice for parents during the COVID-19 crisis. Since the beginning of March, the Courts have been operating on an extremely limited capacity and have severely restricted the case types that they are willing to hear.  The unintended vi...

A Parent's Guide to COVID-19 Executive Orders in Maine

Posted by Ian M. L'Heureux | May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Governor Mills has issued 37 Executive Orders since March, and al of them in some way or another have something to do with the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Most of them won't effect most people but the ones that you have heard about on the news, particularly the statewide stay...

Open for Business? Maine to Reopen the Economy in Stages

Posted by Ian M. L'Heureux | Apr 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

            Yesterday, Governor Mills announced that she was extending the current stay-at-home order until April 31, and then starting May 1 the State will begin to loosen restrictions on the economy in stages. The first three stages are currently scheduled to advance on a monthly basis, while t...

Child Contact in the Time of COVID-19

Posted by Ian M. L'Heureux | Mar 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Recently KidsFirst, an organization that provides support and education for parents undergoing a separation or divorce, released a list of 7 guidelines for parents to follow while coparenting and sharing custody of their children during the COVID-19 outbreak. The guidelines were authored by the A...

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