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Here is a collection of articles highlighting just some of the cases worked on by Handelman & Mason.


Here is a collection of articles highlighting just some of the cases worked on by Handelman & Mason.

James Mason testifies as an expert in criminal law in a post-conviction review of a murder conviction

September 5, 2019

“38-year-old Nicholas Sexton and 42-year-old Randall Daluz were tried together in 2014 for the murders of Lucas Tuscano, Daniel Borders and Nicolle Lugdon.…”

Judge ends Windham man’s murder trial because key witness changed his mind

February 15, 2019

“Noah Gaston’s jury trial had barely started this week when Superior Court Justice Michaela Murphy abruptly halted testimony…”

Cat owner, breeder fight for kittens that were thrown in pond

January 24, 2019

“According to a police report, Lovig told police she submerged the kittens under water because it was hot and she wanted to cool them off…”

Judge considers case for religious privilege in Windham man’s upcoming murder trial

January 23, 2019

“Noah Gaston is charged in the shooting death of his wife, and the defense wants to block testimony by two church leaders who spoke with him that day…”

Threats made online are ‘contact,’ Maine Supreme Judicial Court rules

November 4, 2018

“Richard Heffron’s Facebook status was written in all caps. Within an hour of its posting, Shaylynn Pierce received a screenshot from a family member…”

Threatening Facebook posts violated protection order, U.S. Court rules

July 25, 2018

“A protection order was violated by posts on Facebook, a U.S. court ruled this week, rejecting an appeal suggesting the updates were protected under the First Amendment…”

Former Bath bus driver pleads not guilty to taking photos up students’ skirts

July 18, 2018

“A former Bath bus driver who allegedly took illegal photos of students who rode the bus has pleaded not guilty in West Bath District Court…”

South Bristol Man Racks Up Fifth OUI

September 19, 2018

“A South Bristol man and former Damariscotta restaurateur with four prior convictions for operating under the influence has received a nine-month jail sentence and 10-year license suspension for his fifth…”

Maine high court considers whether Facebook posting violates no-contact order

June 15, 2018

“The Maine Supreme Judicial Court will decide if a man violated the law by posting comments on his Facebook page about a person he was forbidden to contact…“

Suspect in big Augusta drug bust to face trial next month

September 15, 2016

“McLaughlin, who has been held in lieu of $50,000 bail since his arrest Nov. 2, 2015, was at the Capital Judicial Center for pretrial motions…”

New York man sentenced to 7 years for selling heroin in Maine

July 26, 2016

“Kendell Cagle, also known as “Gudda,” 28, of Manhattan had pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated trafficking in heroin that occurred Jan. 21, 2016, in Oakland. In exchange for that plea, five other counts of aggravated drug trafficking in heroin, all on different dates that month, were dismissed by the state…“

Attorneys argue over motion notification

April 25, 2016

“A defense attorney has accused the state of willfully filing for a revocation of bail and an arrest without notifying him, calling the maneuver a fraud on the court and saying it intentionally violated his client's constitutional rights…“

Prosecutor drops Waldoboro armed robbery case, blames lack of victim ‘credibility’

April 1, 2016

“The state has dismissed charges against three New Hampshire brothers in connection with a drug-related armed robbery of a Waldoboro man last March…”

Rockport man accused of putting knife to woman’s throat

November 30, 2015

“Sheldon W. Curtis, 29, is being held at the Knox County Jail in Rockland on charges of domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, domestic violence reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, and domestic violence assault…”

Judge rejects domestic violence sentence as too lenient

October 16, 2013

“Justice Jeffrey Hjelm rejected Wednesday an agreement reached between the district attorney’s office and defense in the case of a Rockland man accused of again beating his longtime female companion…”

South Thomaston man gets five months for setting home on fire to collect insurance

April 22, 2013

“A 52-year-old South Thomaston man was sentenced Monday to five months in jail after admitting he set fire to his home in an effort to collect insurance…”

Rockland contractor convicted of felony theft in one of Knox County’s oldest cases

October 12, 2012

“The owner of a local contracting business was convicted Friday for the theft of money intended for renovation of a downtown building that instead was used for house payments and online gambling…”


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