Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs
Have you been accused of drunk driving while in the Acadia National Park? This national park is located in Hancock County and Knox County and the nearest city is Bar Harbor. Every year, the park attracts over two million visitors and it covers approximately 47,500 acres. Visitors come to the Acadia National Park to enjoy being with friends and family in the beautiful landscape that Maine has to offer. Nothing, however, ruins a camping trip sooner than a run-in with the law. If you were pulled over and accused of drunk driving while staying in the park, it can be difficult trying to determine what your best options are.
Whether you are a resident of Maine or were visiting from out of state at the time of the arrest, you should contact our team at the Law Office of William T. Bly. We understand the ins and outs of criminal law as it relates to DUI and are familiar with local courts and law enforcement. You can be convicted of DUI for having a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or for driving while impaired. Depending on the circumstances of the case, you could be facing misdemeanor or felony charges.
If you are facing these types of allegations, you need to be aware of the possible defenses which are available to you. In some cases, the law enforcement officer has been shown to incorrectly administer field sobriety tests. When the field sobriety was the key piece of evidence, the case collapses when this is removed. The same is true of breath and blood tests. If it can be shown that procedure was not followed or the breathalyzer machine was not calibrated properly, the result could be a dismissed case.
Accused of drinking and driving at the Acadia National Park?
If you are facing charges of DUI, you need to be aware of the penalties you could be facing. For a first offense, not only could you have to pay a $500 fine, but you have to spend time behind bars. You could also lose your driver's license for up to 90 days. If this was not your first offense or there were other aggravated circumstances, you should contact a member of our team at the Law Office of William T. Bly as soon as possible. We will do everything possible to ensure that your rights and future are protected. Contact an Acadia National Park OUI attorney today to learn more about how we could help you! Call today!