Friday, March 28, 2014

Maine's OUI / DUI look-back will not be extended beyond 10 years

Maine's legislature will not extend the OUI look-back to 15 years
Read my latest post at the Portland Press Herald site: Legislative committee rejects 15 year OUI look-back. From the article:
Second, third and subsequent OUI offenses have serious mandatory minimum sentences in Maine. Current law “looks back” 10 years to count prior convictions within that period. While the sentencing judge can consider older offenses, they don’t change the mandatory minimum penalties. In its original form, LD 1729 would have increased the look-back period from 10 to 15 years. Amendments to the bill eliminated that increase....[Read more]