Maine Felony DUI Crimes

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In Maine, crimes are distinguished into classes with Class A B and C crimes considered felonies with the following potential sentences;

Class C: Crimes punishable by up to 5 years incarceration and a $5,000 fine

Class B: Crimes punishable by up to ten years incarceration and a $20,000 fine

Class A: Crimes punishable by up to 40 years incarceration and a $50,000 fine

What this means is in Maine while charged with an Operating Under the Influence (OUI) the factors of your case will determine what class crime you are charged with. If you have no priors or one previous OUI offense within the past ten years you will be charged with a Class D crime. In regards to penalties one if convicted will be facing a fine of not less than $500.00 ($600.00 if one refused to submit to an alcohol concentration test) and a loss of license for 90 days (plus an additional 275 days from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles consecutive with the loss of license imposed by the court). One also faces a jail sentence if they have one of the following factors- had a blood alcohol of .15% or more; was speeding 30 miles or more over the posted speed limit, attempted to allude a police officer or was operating the vehicle with someone under the age of 21.

If you have two previous OUI offenses within a 10 year period you will be charged with a Class C crime and will face a fine of not less than $1,100.00 ($1,400.00 if you refused the test), a jail sentence of no less than 30 days (40 days if you refused the test) and a loss of license for 4 years.

If you have three or more previous OUI offenses within a 10 year period you will be charged with a Class C crime as well but the penalties you face are even more severe. The fine will be not less than $2,100.00 ($2,500.00 if you refused to submit to the test), a jail sentence of no less than 6 months (an additional 20 days if you refused the test) and a loss of license for 6 years.

So as one can see the penalties one can face are quite staggering. So whether you are charged with a crime in Maine or New Hampshire let Nielsen & Bly help you navigate the court system and fight for your rights. We are committed to getting you the best resolution available for your case!

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