Maine Criminal and Family Law Attorneys

Aggressive Legal Representation for All Your Legal Needs

  • Criminal Defense: If you have been charged with assault, theft, drug possession or any other type of crime in Maine, 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.
  • OUI Defense: Anyone who operates a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Maine can be charged with OUI. A conviction can result in serious penalties such as license suspension, fines and even jail time. Regardless of the crime, defense options are available to you.
  • Family Law: Our firm can also assist you with all of your family law needs. Common family issues include divorce, child custody issues, filing protective orders and small claims. We will walk you through the entire process and work hard to come to a solution that all parties find agreeable.
  • Personal Injury: Anyone who experiences serious injury due to another party's negligence may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering and more. This includes auto accidents, slip and falls, construction accidents, and medical malpractice cases.

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

Whether you are looking for an experienced criminal defense lawyer, a DUI attorney, a family law attorney or a personal injury lawyer, we can help you get the results you want. With any legal issue, you should be aware of your rights and the filing deadlines for certain aspects of your case. Having a 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!

Maine Criminal Defense Attorney

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.

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.

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Maine Family Law Attorney

A divorce or separation proceeding can be emotionally draining. The stress can affect your work, children and overall enjoyment of life. When facing A divorce or any type of family issue, it is important to have an attorney on your side that is knowledgeable and compassionate. At The Law Offices of William T. Bly, we understand the difficulties that can arise when going through a divorce or child custody issues. We work hard to get cases resolved as quickly and with as little conflict as possible.

Our family law attorneys spend time with each and every client and handle any type of legal issue they might have. Some of our most common areas of practice include divorce, mediation, child custody, paternity issues, child support, modifying existing court orders, child protective orders, domestic assault, protection from harassment and small claims.

Maine Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or loved one have been injured or killed in an accident caused by another person's negligence, our personal injury attorneys may be able to help you. When a person is injured in a slip and fall, auto accident, medical malpractice case or any other type of accident where another party neglected their responsibilities, they may be able to get compensation for their medical bills, inability to work and more.

At The Law Offices of William T. Bly, our personal injury attorneys are dedicated helping our clients fight for what they deserve. When you walk into a store, visit the doctor or drive on the roads, you expect a certain amount of care to be taken by the people you encounter to ensure that themselves and those around them are relatively safe. When someone neglects this responsibility and a serious injury or death occurs, Maine law entitles the victim to pursue compensation for their injuries.

Maine OUI / DUI Attorney

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 Portland OUI lawyer 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.

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 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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Recent Case Results

  • Our client, engaged to be married to the love of her life, wished to protect them both with a prenuptial agreement.  We prepared a simple document that will protect their personal assets in the future as their relationship grows.  Husband and wife each may keep the possessions they brought into t... Read On

  • Charges: OUI, with one prior (Class D), and Violation of Driving Condition Q (Class E) Mandatory Minimum Penalty: 7 days incarceration, $700.00 fine, and 3 year loss of license Maximum Penalty: 18 months incarceration if convicted on both charges; $3,000.00 fine, and 3 year loss of license Sum... Read On

  • Charge: Domestic Violence Assault Maximum Penalty: 364 days jail; $2,000.00 fine; 2 years probation; 48 week certified batters intervention program Summary: Client got into a verbal argument with his girlfriend that ultimately turned physical.  Both parties struck each other repeatedly.  Howev... Read On

The Law Office of William Bly

Here at The Law Office of William T. Bly, we provide professional and aggressive criminal defense representation that exceeds the expectations of our clients and secures their freedom in the future.

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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.