Maine Criminal Defense Attorney
Aggressive Legal Representation for all Criminal Charges
Have you been charged with a DUI / OUI, assault, theft or any other type of crime in Maine? If so, you have come to the right place. We provide professional and aggressive criminal defense representation that exceeds the expectations of our clients and secures their freedom in the future. Our dedicated legal team has gained a thorough understanding of criminal law, the players and the rules of the game through the countless cases that we have taken on. From serious drug crimes to probation violation matters and domestic violence charges, we have handled all types of criminal charges for clients throughout Maine.
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The state of Maine classifies criminal charges on a scale ranging from Class E misdemeanors up to Class A felonies for certain violent crimes. Regardless of the situation you find yourself in, you can have the confidence to take on your charges in court when you have Attorney William T. Bly on your team. As our firm's founding attorney, he provides professionally aggressive representation that challenges the specific evidence brought against you and protects your rights under the law.
According to the Maine Department of Public Safety, the State Crime Rate for 2010 averaged 26.09 crimes per 1,000 people. There were a total of 34,652 Index Offenses reported by police in Maine throughout 2010, and only 29.2% of all index crimes were cleared by law enforcement agencies. The rest were tried in courtrooms throughout the state. It takes years of diligent study and focused practice to understand the intricacies of the law and the way that criminal cases play out in the courtroom. This knowledge and legal insight is a critical part of winning a criminal case, and those who are accused of criminal offenses need the highest level of legal representation available.
Criminal Defense Lawyers in Maine
Comprehensive Protection for Your Case
Criminal charges, such as those relating to sex crimes or white collar crimes, can have a devastating impact on your reputation and career. We understand the impact that your criminal case will have on your freedom and your future, and we don't take that responsibility lightly. A skilled Maine criminal defense lawyer from our law firm will treat you with the respect and dignity you deserve, and you will receive timely answers for your questions.
Why hire William T. Bly? Attorney Bly has received a 9.4 Rating by AVVO based upon his experience, professional achievements, industry recognition, disciplinary history and other criteria. This honored distinction from the legal experts at AVVO means that our firm is classified in the Superb Category for criminal defense and DUI law. Additionally, Attorney Bly has also been twice named as a New England Super Lawyers ® Rising Star and is an active participant in various professional memberships, such as the following :
- National College of DUI Defense (NCDD)
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
- Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Attorney Bly is one of southern Maine's renowned defense attorneys for drunk driving charges, and a majority of the firm's case load is devoted to DUI defense.
Maine DUI / OUI Lawyer
Have you been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, commonly referred to as OUI or DUI? If a judge finds you guilty of operating a motor vehicle while impaired or with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or greater, you will be liable for penalties such as jail time, steep fines and additional suspensions. Hiring a is the best way to fight DUI/OUI charges and make sure you get a fair trial. When you are charged with an OUI in Maine, you may feel like your life is over. It is important to remember that you have options. A DUI arrest does not mean that you are guilty.
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The Secretary of State will also suspend your driver's license for an extended period of time unless you request a hearing within 10 days of the date of suspension. This means that you only have 10 days to save your license from immediate suspension after being charged with a DUI / OUI in Maine. DUI charges are also some of the most commonly occurring juvenile offenses in the state, and the penalties can be greatly enhanced for underage offenders. It is evident that the State of Maine treats DUI / OUI offenders harshly, and fighting and defeating a DUI charge requires legal skill and hard work. If you are facing DUI or OUI charges in Maine, you should speak to an attorney right away.
Maine DUI Lawyer William T. Bly has extensive training in DUI defense and is certified as an Intoxilyzer operator and qualified as a Standardized Field Sobriety Test instructor. He uses this knowledge to examine if his clients were treated fairly during their DUI / OUI arrests and to make sure sobriety tests were administered properly. There are few attorneys in New England who can match Attorney Bly's DUI qualifications and successful case record.
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Whether you are looking for an experienced criminal defense lawyer or a DUI attorney, we can help you get the results you want. With any criminal charge, you should be aware of your rights and the filing deadlines for certain aspects of your case. Having a criminal defense lawyer on your side is the best was to make sure that everything in your case is handled the best way possible. Call us right now and we will get started working for you!
What distinguishes our firm from the numerous law firms throughout the state is that we genuinely care about the well-being of our clients. Because Attorney Bly is a sole practitioner, every client receives hands-on and personalized attention from Attorney Bly and our staff throughout the entirety of their case. Not only do we handle theft crimes , weapons charges and federal charges , but our firm also takes on appeals as well. You will never have to worry about being left vulnerable to the prosecution's whims when you choose to work with us.
Portland OUI Lawyer
If you have been arrested for a crime or DUI in Portland, ME, call us right away. An attorney will be able to help you get the best results possible. Whether you are facing charges for a sex crime, drug crime, or any other type of offense, we will work to defend you. Criminal offenses can carry harsh penalties and many are charged as felonies. The best way to avoid the consequences of a criminal sentence is to avoid conviction with the aid of an experienced defense lawyer. We fight hard to build strong defense strategies for our clients. If you are looking for an experienced and highly skilled attorney, you have come to the right place.
DUI and OUI crimes can lead to serious penalties like license suspension, probation, community service and even jail time. If you or a loved one have recently been arrested for OUI, contact an attorney right away. We understand what it is like to be facing a DUI charge. We are compassionate and will stop at nothing to get you the best possible results. Best of all, we offer free consultations to all of our potential DUI clients. Simply complete the Contact Us form in the sidebar or call us at (207) 571-8146.