Tyler Smith Appointed to Advisory Committee on the Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure

Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion is pleased to announce that Tyler Smith has been appointed by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court to the Advisory Committee on the Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure. The Committee is comprised of 11 attorneys, and is tasked with reviewing the Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure, making recommendations to the Supreme Judicial… Read more »

150-Day License Suspension (OUI / .27 BAC) Dismissed

The firm’s client was stopped for erratic operation. After field sobriety tests, the officer arrested the client and brought her to the police station for breath test on an Intoxilyzer 8000. The Intoxilyzer registered a result of .27 — more than three times the legal limit. Attorney Smith fought at the BMV to stop the client’s… Read more »

First Time In 20 Years Massachusetts Revises Estate Tax Law

On October 4, 2023, Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey signed sweeping tax changes into law. One of the most important of these changes was to the Commonwealth’s estate tax exemption. Historically, the exemption amount was one of the lowest in the country ($1M/ per estate). The new law raises that amount to ($2M/ per estate) and… Read more »

Evidence Suppressed—OUI Case Dismissed

Tyler Smith recently won a motion to suppress a hearing in an Operating Under the Influence (OUI) case. A police officer received a tip that a driver, later identified as our client, was driving erratically. The officer responded to the client’s home and was let inside by another occupant. Once inside, the officer confronted the… Read more »

Not Guilty Verdict In OUI Trial With A .17 Breath Test

A jury unanimously found Tyler Smith‘s client not guilty of operating under the influence after trial. If convicted, the client faced a maximum penalty of up to 364 days in jail and a $2,000 fine. He also faced a mandatory minimum penalty of 48 hours in jail, a $500 fine, and a 150-day license suspension.… Read more »

Getting Your License Back After an OUI

In Maine, drunk driving is called “operating under the influence,” or “OUI”. The officer who arrested you will send a police report to the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles, which will administratively suspend your notice. If you are ultimately convicted of OUI In court, the court will also suspend your license. For a first offense… Read more »

.33 OUI Dismissed

Tyler Smith recently obtained a dismissal of an operating under the influence (OUI) charge with a .33 breath test. Our client was stopped for speeding. The officer asked the client to exit the vehicle and administered field sobriety tests. The officer’s report stated that client did not pass any of the field sobriety tests. The… Read more »

Hung Jury in .15 BrAC OUI Jury Trial: OUI Case Dismissed.

Tyler Smith obtained a hung jury in an OUI trial with a .15 BrAC, leading to a dismissal of the OUI charge against the firm’s client. The client was stopped for running a stop sign. The officer administered the three standardized field sobriety tests and the lack of convergence test. He then arrested the client,… Read more »

Client’s Driver’s License Reinstated After Hearing

Attorney Tyler Smith recently won a recission of a client’s license suspension at a hearing before the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). According to the officer, our client was observed making a dangerous traffic maneuver. After being stopped, the client was subjected to field sobriety tests and, as a result, was arrested for operating… Read more »