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

Maine has several prestigious colleges and universities, including Colby, Bates, Bowdoin, and the University of Maine system, among others.  Often part of the college experience is consuming alcohol, both before and after turning 21.  College students might be aware that drinking alcohol before they turn 21 will risk a civil violation for underage drinking.  These […]

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Proven Recent Results

The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) is an administrative agency of the State of Maine.  Hearings at the BMV are called “Administrative Hearings” because they are governed by “administrative law.”  Most people are familiar with the criminal law standard of “beyond a reasonable doubt”. In administrative hearings, the standard of evidence applied is much […]

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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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Victory on the Merits at BMV Administrative Hearing

The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) is an administrative agency of the State of Maine.  Hearings at the BMV are called “Administrative Hearings” because they are governed by “administrative law.”  Most people are familiar with the criminal law standard of “beyond a reasonable doubt”. In administrative hearings, the standard of evidence applied is much […]

Maine OUI and College Students

Maine OUI and College Students

Maine has several prestigious colleges and universities, including Colby, Bates, Bowdoin, and the University of Maine system, among others.  Often part of the college experience is consuming alcohol, both before and after turning 21.  College students might be aware that drinking alcohol before they turn 21 will risk a civil violation for underage drinking.  These […]

Growing Marijuana in Maine

Cultivating Marijuana in Maine

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 […]

Attorney Nielsen went above and beyond what we expected

“We were facing an OUI charge for my underage son.  When my son was charged with OUI, it was extremely difficult and stressful for our entire family.  Drinking and driving was not something that we took lightly.  I was shocked and disturbed, and it caused some mistrust in my son.  Thinking that my underage son […]

  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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