Maine Criminal Defense

Maine Criminal Defense

Assault is any form of offensive physical contact or contact which causes injury to another person. Common examples of assaults are punching, hitting, and kicking, as well as grabbing onto another person’s arm or leg. Assault in Maine is a misdemeanor. However assault can become a more serious felony offense or even aggravated depending on […]

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Operating Under the Influence

OUI in Maine

When facing an OUI charge in Maine, your driver’s license is put at risk in two ways. The State of Maine will automatically suspend your driver’s license, often within 10 days of your arrest. If you are found guilty of the OUI charges, your driver’s license will be suspended for at least 150 days about […]

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Proven Recent Results

In a client’s case, whom I will call Matt, was pulled over for suspected drunk driving.  The reason the police officer gave for pulling him over was that one of his license plate lights was out.  Operating a motor vehicle without all of your required lights functioning properly is a legitimate basis for a traffic […]

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Habitual Offender

Habitual Offender in Maine

We all know what a beautiful state Maine is. The best way to get out and about in Maine is to drive. We drive our kids to basketball and soccer practice. We drive to work. We drive to do grocery shopping. We drive because it is a uniquely American experience. While being able to drive […]

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Drug Crimes

Maine Drug Crimes

If you are caught growing marijuana in Maine, you will be charged with cultivating marijuana in Maine.  Despite changing attitudes towards marijuana, and despite the recent successes of local ordinances in Portland, Maine, and South Portland, Maine, the substance remains an illegal drug in Maine.  Without a medical marijuana prescription card, growing marijuana plants can […]

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Operating After Suspension

Maine Operating After Suspension

Unfortunately in the great state of Maine, the state does not excel at notifying people their Maine driver’s license was suspended.   You may be pulled over for a speeding and be surprised to find out you are driving on a suspended license. If you find yourself charged with an OAS, you should be aware that […]

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Does Boating Under the Influence go on your Driving Record?

Does Boating Under the Influence go on your Driving Record?

While getting out on the open water and having a few, you might have the bad luck to run into law enforcement, who then gives you a ticket for Boating Under the Influence (BUI). You know that operating a motor vehicle while drunk can get your license suspended. Your boat also has a motor…. so […]

Maine PFA Order

Why should I fight a PFA brought against me?

The Deputy Sheriff just served you with a PFA complaint from an ex-girlfriend making statements that you physically and emotionally abused her.  You feel that she is blowing the whole thing out of proportion.  You are thinking, “Why should I fight a PFA brought against me?”  If a spouse, dating partner, or family member brings […]

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Maine OUI charges impacts on your driver’s license

When facing an OUI charge in Maine, your driver’s license is put at risk in two ways. The State of Maine will automatically suspend your driver’s license, often within 10 days of your arrest. If you are found guilty of the OUI charges, your driver’s license will be suspended for at least 150 days about […]

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Why You Should Fight BMV Suspensions

In a client’s case, whom I will call Matt, was pulled over for suspected drunk driving.  The reason the police officer gave for pulling him over was that one of his license plate lights was out.  Operating a motor vehicle without all of your required lights functioning properly is a legitimate basis for a traffic […]

  Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence in Maine

Domestic Violence Reckless Conduct in Maine is among the crimes categorized as a domestic violence-specific crime. Other crimes in this group are Domestic Violence Assault, Domestic Violence Criminal Threatening, Domestic Violence Terrorizing and Domestic Violence Stalking. The District Attorney’s office and all Maine law enforcement take any domestic violence crime very seriously. The State has

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Maine Gun Rights

Maine Gun Rights

When one mentions hunting, fishing, and shooting sports, there isn’t a finer place to enjoy these activities than Maine. Maine has a significant outdoor tradition and Mainers are gun owners. Are you aware of your Maine Gun Rights?

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