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Can you chew gum and drive at the same time?

Posted by Michael Whipple | Oct 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Not if you have a condition restriction requiring that you have an Ignition Interlock Device.  We recently had a case where the client risked losing their license for 2 years for an IID violation.  BMV pulled our client's license for a series of about 20-plus violations.  Our client was perplexed...

HWW working with DISFECTA to provide a safe workspace.

Posted by David A. Weyrens | Jan 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

A local company, DISFECTA, has been providing enhanced cleaning and disinfecting to our office on a weekly basis in an effort to provide additional COVID-19 defense.  DISFECTA uses state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly technology to disinfect the office and leave it in a DISFECTA CLEAR state...

In support of #BlackLivesMatter

Posted by David A. Weyrens | Jun 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Over the past several weeks we have watched the civil unrest in the United States unfold following the killing of George Floyd.  We are aware of the profound impact of his killing and what has followed will be having on all of us but especially our black friends, neighbors and fellow citizens.  W...

Tom Hallett receives honor

Posted by David A. Weyrens | Oct 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tom Hallett has been named Portland's Lawyer of the Year - Criminal Practice by Best Lawyers for 2020.  This is not the first time Tom has been recognized by his peers for his groundbreaking legal work.  Tom has also recently been recognized as a Superlawyer.  HWW extends congratulations to Tom H...

Shared parental rights and school choice

Posted by David A. Weyrens | Jun 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Adjusting to a new school is hard.  So many teen movies involve a kid moving into a new school, starting over.  The problems for the student are often comical in the movies.  In real life, many issues about a child starting at a new school aren't funny.  And when the child's parents are not coope...

HWW Voted Best Law Firm in Portland!

Posted by David A. Weyrens | May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The results are in and Hallett Whipple Weyrens is honored to have been voted Best Law Firm in Portland Maine in the 20th annual Phoenix, Best of Portland Reader's Poll!   http://www.conwaydailysun.com/portland_phoenix/news/features/the-th-annual-phoenix-best-of-portland-readers-poll-results/arti...

Holidays, Divorce, Separation and Parenting

Posted by David A. Weyrens | Dec 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

The holidays can be stressful for everyone, but for divorcing or separated parents, the holidays can be especially difficult.  They are a reminder that from now on, important days may often require a compromise that threatens to take some of the joy out of the holiday.  Having a skilled family la...

Labor Day dangers: Avoid an OUI with these tips

Posted by David A. Weyrens | Aug 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Labor day is almost here, and with it comes plenty of parties and events. Drinking and driving during Labor Day is an ongoing problem in the United States. In fact, Labor Day weekend is included in the deadliest 100 days for drivers. While Labor Day isnt the deadliest day -- thats a title rese...

Tom Hallett is Elected to Best Lawyers in America

Posted by Unknown | Aug 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

HZW Senior Partner Thomas F. Hallett has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in White Collar Criminal Defense.  Congratulations to Tom Hallett on this well-deserved achievement.  

A quick primer on your Miranda rights

Posted by David A. Weyrens | Jun 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

You have probably heard the whole spiel that occurs when someone is arrested by the police. The officer might grab a card from his or her pocket and start reading, You have the right to remain silent and several other statements. These statements are known as your Miranda rights. There are man...

HWW Wins 1st Circuit Appeal In Civil Rights Case

Posted by David A. Weyrens | Jun 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The First Circuit denied an appeal today, brought by Mary Kellett in the case of Vladek Filler vs. Mary Kellett, et. al.  Valdek Filler is represented by Tom Hallett, Tim Zerillo and David Weyrens of HZW.  Congratulations to Mr. Filler.  The First Circuit opinion can be found by

Attorney General Memo Will Jail More Federal Inmates

Posted by Unknown | May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Below is the Attorney Generals Memo issued this week that will result in a change in the way that federal cases are prosecuted and sentenced.  This not good news for those who believe that the federal criminal justice system is harsh and unforgiving already.  The AGs Memo is attached below. AG...

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