Cumberland County Criminal Defense and Family Law Attorney

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Cumberland County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Have you been accused of a criminal offense in Cumberland County? If so, contact our office right away. A Cumberland County defense attorney can help you get the best possible results. Cumberland courts treat any type criminal offense very seriously. The Maine Department of Safety's 2012 Annual Report shows that the County experienced a 3.2% decrease in reported criminal activity between 2011 and 2012. In 2012, the crime rate was 27.61. That same year the crime rate for the state of Maine was 26.39. In order to discourage people from committing crimes, prosecutors look to impose maximum penalties for offenders. Some of the most common criminal offenses include the following:

Larceny / Theft: In 2012, larceny was the most commonly reported crime in Cumberland County's criminal index. 5,827 cases were reported that year.

Burglary: Burglary was the second most commonly reported criminal offense with 1,330 cases reported in 2012. Burglary involves breaking and entering a premise with the intent to commit a theft.

Motor Vehicle Theft: In Cumberland County 218 motor vehicle thefts were reported in 2012.  Aggravated Assault: Aggravated assault was that most common violent criminal offense that was reported to police in 2012 with 172 cases.

Robbery: Robbery is a theft time but is also considered a violent crime because it involves the use of a weapon or threats. There 137 robberies reported in Cumberland County in 2012. Rape: Rape is both a violence and sexual-based crime. There were 70 rape cases reported in 2012 in Cumberland County.

Murder: Murder is the least common criminal offense. There was only 1 case of murder reported in 2012 in The County. Murder suspects face the most serious consequences in Maine.

Cumberland County Personal Injury Attorney

When an individual is injured in a serious accident that could have been avoided had another party exercised more care, the victim may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages from missed work and more. In the event that the victim dies from their injuries, their family may be entitled to money for funeral costs and wrongful death. If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident in a public place, at a business, on the road or at a neighbor's home, contact the Cumberland County injury attorney at The Law Offices of William T. Bly. Some of the most common types of accidents include the following:

For more information about any one of these accidents, contact our office right away. It is important that you speak with an attorney before dealing with the insurance company or agreeing to any type of settlement. We can help you get the compensation that you need.

Cumberland County Divorce Attorney

Are you considering filing for divorce in Cumberland County? If so, call The Law Offices of William T. Bly and speak to an experienced divorce attorney right away. Our lawyers are compassionate and care about getting you the best results possible. We understand that going through a divorce is always a difficult time in a person's life. We work to get you the results that you want as quickly and painlessly as possible.

In Cumberland County, the most common type of divorce resolution process is litigation. In many cases, court can be avoided, however, if parties are able to work out all aspects of their divorce with the assistance of their attorneys. In any divorce, there are bound to be areas of contention. Issues that parties commonly face while settling their divorce include:

  • The division of assets
  • The division of debts
  • Child custody and visitation arrangements
  • Child-support
  • Alimony

It's important to choose a divorce lawyer who understands your needs and will work hard to fight for you. For more information on how we can work for you, contact our office and speak to a Cumberland County litigated divorce attorney.

Cumberland County Courts

Bridgton District Court

3 Chase Street
Suite #2
Bridgton, ME 04009
Clerk: Belinda Becher
Phone: (207) 647-3535
Court Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Portland District Court

205 Newbury Street
Portland, ME 04112
Clerk: Sally Bourget
Phone: (207) 822-4200
Court Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cumberland County Superior Court

205 Newbury Street
Portland, ME 04112
Clerk: Sally Bourget
Phone: (207) 822-4200
Court Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Unified Criminal Docket in Cumberland County

142 Federal Street
Portland, ME 04112
Clerk: Stephanie Tarantino
Phone:  (207) 822-4204
Court Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The Law Office of William Bly

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