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Intoxication As A Defense?

Posted on 10/08/2015 at 12:12 pmViewed 2,398 times

Self-induced intoxication is unavailable as a defense to a crime where the culpable mental state is recklessness. Self-induced intoxication is available as a defense where the culpable state of mind requires knowledge or intent. If the State brings alternative charges based on each of the states of mind, the intoxication defense will therefore...

Evicting a Tenant

Posted on 09/05/2013 at 12:42 pmViewed 4,267 times

At Clark & Howell we represent both landlords and tenants in eviction matters.  The legal process in Maine for evicting a person from a residential or commercial property is known as “forcible entry and detainer.”  Maine has very specific statutory provisions regarding the eviction process, so whether you are a landlord or a tenant it is...

Title Search

Posted on 02/27/2013 at 12:09 pmViewed 2,452 times

Congratulations! The offer on the home of your dreams was accepted.  Now, the focus is on the due diligence. Once you’ve set into motion the appraisal, the inspection, finalize the financing, all you have to do is wait for the closing.  What could go wrong?  In most cases nothing, but the reason hundreds of people turn to Jeffery J. Clark of...

Proud Members of Greater York Region Chamber

Posted on 11/26/2012 at 12:06 pmViewed 2,213 times

At Clark & Howell we’re big fans of buying local and being part of the community.  It’s why we’re proud members of the Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce.  Our Chamber of Commerce has an exceptional staff and board.  We urge you to join.  Call Jackie Grant at 363-4422 or fill out a Member Application and make the Greater York Region...

York, ME Oil Dealer Wins Challenge Against Maine Revenue Service

Posted on 11/07/2012 at 09:47 amViewed 2,662 times

Attorney Matt Howell of Clark & Howell, LLC, a law firm in York, Maine represented James and Janet Welch in a successful challenge to a tax assessment made by Maine’s taxing authority.  The Maine Revenue Service assessed a tax against Welch Oil Company because it claimed the company had violated a statutory provision that allows people to make...

Independent Contractor Legal Update

Posted on 10/17/2012 at 10:26 amViewed 2,730 times

If you hire workers as Independent Contractors you need to be aware of a significant change in Maine tax law. The Maine Legislature has clarified the definition of an independent contractor and if you misclassify a worker as a contractor when they fit the definition of a employee, then you could face a fine of up to $10,000 but in no event will...

Breach of Contract

Posted on 06/25/2012 at 04:00 pmViewed 2,545 times

It’s an unfortunate situation when two parties end up in court for breach of contract . Many breach of contract cases in Maine involve homeowners and contractors.  Our Firm recently handled a case for a homeowner who was sued by a subcontractor for an alleged breach of contract due to incomplete payment.  Learn more about how the Firm...

New Clark & Howell Website

Posted on 06/04/2012 at 05:13 pmViewed 2,397 times

Clark & Howell is proud to present our new website. Stay tuned for updates and blog posts from the attorneys.

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