William Bly

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William T. Bly is a 2000 graduate of Rutgers University where he majored in Political Science with a minor in U.S. History. He then went on to attend and graduate in 2004 from the University of Maine - School of Law. During his time in law school, Mr. Bly focused on criminal defense. He worked at the Cumberland County District Attorney's Office in Portland, Maine as an intern prosecutor. This experience allowed him to gain insight of the “ins and outs” of criminal prosecution in Maine. When he graduated law school and formed his own law firm. Through his education and work, attorney Bly has developed a strong foundation in criminal law.

Criminal Defense

Mr. Bly's practice is devoted nearly exclusively to criminal defense. He has successfully defended persons charged with crimes in both federal and state court on a myriad of charges including manslaughter, aggravated felony assault, simple assault, criminal threatening with a deadly weapon, reckless conduct with a deadly weapon, domestic violence assault, possession of drugs, trafficking in drugs, conspiracy to traffic in drugs, drunk driving, OUI, DUI, DWI, aggravated DWI, DWI involving serious accidents with bodily injury, high breath test DWI cases, DWI cases where a blood draw was performed and driving under the influence of drugs.

Mr. Bly is one of only a few attorneys who has received his certification as a Breath Alcohol Technician as recognized and issued by the United States Department of Transportation. In addition, Mr. Bly is qualified as both a practitioner and instructor in standardized field sobriety tests in accordance with the standards set forth by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Mr. Bly is adept at recognizing and seizing upon the myriad of mistakes law enforcement makes during their collective investigation of DWI crimes. It is extremely rare for a police officer to know as much about standardized field sobriety testing and breath testing as Mr. Bly does.

Mr. Bly attends numerous DWI seminars each year throughout the country as well as an annual DWI Defense Seminar sponsored by the National College of DUI Defense at Harvard Law School. Recently, Mr. Bly attended and passed an extremely rigorous course on forensic blood and urine testing in DWI cases in San Diego, Calif. In addition, Mr. Bly receives regular professional education updates in the area of federal criminal defense. He recently attended a five-day seminar in Portland Ore. on defending drug crimes and a federal sentencing advocacy course in New Orleans this past year. He also attends monthly “mini-topic” training sessions sponsored by the Maine Federal Defender's Office.

Recognized For Excellence

Mr. Bly has been recognized by his peers for excellence in the criminal and DWI field and is highly rated by his clients. Mr. Bly was recently selected as Rising Star in DUI/DWI/OUI defense by New England Super Lawyers Magazine. Mr. Bly is one of only 2 attorneys selected in 2012 for the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

In addition, Mr. Bly has written an e-book titled "The DWI Survival Guide: Demystifying the Process" and has co-authored a national publication through Aspatore Press titled "Inside the Minds: Handling DUI Vehicular Homicides."

Mr. Bly is admitted to practice in front of all New Hampshire and Maine State courts, including the Maine and New Hampshire Supreme Courts and the United States District Court – District of Maine and the United States District Court – District of New Jersey as a non-practicing member.

Mr. Bly is a member of the New Hampshire State Bar Association, the Maine State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the National Criminal Association Defense Lawyers, the New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Trial Lawyers Association, Maine Association of Trial Lawyers, the National College of DUI Defense and the York County (Maine) Bar Association.

Mr. Bly is a veteran of the United States Army and completed tours of duty in Ft. Benning, Georgia, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia during Operation Vigilant Warrior. He received his Honorable Discharge from the United States Army in 1997 and successfully completed an enlistment period from 1997–2004 in both the New Jersey and Maine National Guard. Mr. Bly spent nearly his entire career as a 19D Cavalry Scout and is proud to have served both his state and country in that capacity.

Mr. Bly is a passionate skier and you can often find him during the winter and spring months, mashing the bumps at Shawnee Mountain, Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Wildcat Mountain or Attitash Mountain.  During the summer months, Mr. Bly can be found fly fishing in the Rangeley and Moosehead regions for brook trout.

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  • Job well done

    First and for most I'd like to thank you very much for sorting out the snowmobile OUI bs for me. The outcome could not have been more desirable and the process with you couldn't have been better. On a professional note I give an A+ and will gladly refer you to other unfortunate souls that step in...
  • Without a doubt, choose Mr. Bly!

    When I was charged with an OUI, I felt that everything that I worked for went down the drain. I knew the consequences of an OUI, and it weighed heavy on my conscious. An OUI for a Naval Officer is a career killer. Having Mr. Bly represent me was a great decision. He and his staff were very prof...
  • Hire Mr. Bly. You won't regret it!

    I retained Mr. Bly over a year ago. I was charged with OUI and having a minor in the car. Mr. Bly was able to arrange a plea to a Driving to Endanger with no jail time and only a 30 day license suspension If I had just plead guilty like my friends were telling me I should have done, I would ha...
  • Won't Hesitate to Refer You

    Thank you for everything you did for my son. He and I both appreciate the hard work that you put into this case. He has been able to turn his life around not that this is behind him. I know that you’re paid to do a job, but I want you to know that you always made he & I feel like he was your ...
  • Willingness to Assist in a Time of Need

    Thank you for all your help concerning my case. As a veteran returning from overseas service, your willingness to assist me in a time of need and when I wasn’t in a position to pay for an attorney is greatly appreciated. You helped secure my visitation with my children and my future and I can con...
  • Supportive and Resourceful

    It was an absolute pleasure to work with William Bly. At the eleventh hour, I contacted him for help with a legal matter. What I originally thought would be a quick and easy case, turned into a more challenging matter. Nonetheless, given his knowledge and well-established relationships with membe...
  • Very helpful - thanks Bill!

    Bill Bly did a magnificent job collecting evidence and building leverage with the DA's office that allowed us to plead an OUI down to a lesser charge. Not only was he very knowledgeable about Maine law, but he also understood the personalities of both the prosecutor and the judge. In a time of ...
  • Phenomenal Lawyer

    William Bly is hard working, knowledgeable, and determined when working on cases. He was pleasant and helpful throughout the entire process by answering any and all questions I may have had. His diligent work on my case, personal connections in the court systems, and professionalism made him pers...
  • Professional, honest, and quick to reply

    Working with Attourney Bly was a pleasure - given the circumstances. He acknowledged my novelty to the courtroom and was sensitive to my case by guiding me through the process, step by step. Especially when I seemed overwhelmed and confused, anxious and uneasy, Bill showed patience and profession...
  • Anonymous Recommends William Bly

    We're glad we chose Bill for our legal needs. We found Bill to be knowledgeable, clear, and diligent. He actively managed my case and the overall outcome was the best that we could have hoped for. We would recommend Bill to others in a similar situation - he guided us step by step through the pro...
  • Thank you Mr. Bly

    Mr. Bly assisted me with a case where I was charged with assaulting my girlfriend and my brother as well as some other people. After reading the police reports, I felt that the case was hopeless. Mr. Bly negotiated and outcome that prevented me from a DV conviction showing up on my record. Thi...
  • JC Recommends William Bly

    I am very pleased with the representation I received from William Bly. After having been charged with a very serious crime, his thoughtful and prudent strategy and diligent execution resulted in a better than expected outcome. The original charge was a class b felony, the result was a misdemean...
  • Highly Recommend

    I found myself searching the internet hoping to find an attorney who I could trust and wouldn't just tell me what I wanted to hear. I was visiting from out of state when I was charged with an OUI as well as a refusal. I contacted Mr. Bly after reading reviews and other client recommendations. I c...
  • Above and Beyond Our Expectations

    I want to thank you for everything you have done for my family. You have gone above & beyond our expectations and you are to be commended for such a solid, compelling case. You are a great attorney and an even greater person. We have all grown to love you.
  • PhD Doctoral Candidate, Wade Charnock

    Mr. Bly is a superb lawyer! He is without a doubt one of the finest criminal defense lawyers in the state of Maine. He handled my son's case with sincerity and professionalism, and the results, "All Charges Dismissed!" If you need a defense attorney, he is simply remarkable. My son and I both...
  • Bly- A True Professional Committed to Client Satisfaction

    Two years ago I was involved in a high publicity case which involved significant legal implications. This uncharacteristic life event left me overwhelmed by emotional distress and not knowing where to turn next. Through thorough research and high esteem recommendations, I contacted the law office...
  • Thank you for a job well done

    Attorney Bly handled a sensitive domestic violence charge for me in a VERY favorable fashion. Ultimately, he got the charges thrown out. I'm grateful to him and his staff for all their hard work. Ann is especially helpful and was always available to answer my questions. If you need an attorne...
  • changed my opinion on "lawers"

    I called bill and had a free consultation. He listened intently to my case and laued out our pathway. He was straight forward, real and didn't toss me a bunch of crap.I fully expected him to fluff up the case and try to convince me of a win to just get my money. IN NO WAY DID THAT HAPPEN. I ...
  • Saved my career and preserved my future!

    Bill, thank you so much for your excellent legal representation these last few months. You gave me straight and concise answers throughout the entire process and I can't thank you enough for helping me keep my career in the U.S. Navy. Ann Dickey was awesome as well, and always willing to go the ...
  • Thank you for the excellent work done on my client's behalf

    Thank you very much for the excellent work performed on behalf of my client Rina Hartman on her Maine criminal case. I appreciate the attentive service, the quality of the work and the reasonableness of your fees. As you know, part of my practice in Beverly Hills includes representing celebra...
  • William Bly won't let you down!

    I will with out hesitation recommend Bill to anyone !!! He fought diligently for a year to ensure me the best results possible and to avoid trial. In the end Bill saved me my career and kept me out of jail. There is really no way to fully express my gratitude. Bill and Ann are always easily ...
  • DCS Recommends William Bly

    Two years ago our family began living a nightmare that we could never have imagined possible. Our 18 year old son was arrested for a serious offense he committed with a "friend." Our family was in a tailspin and we did not know where to turn. Having never encountered legal issues before, we re...
  • Legal nightmare solved thanks to Bill Bly

    I was in a legal nightmare, after being arrested for an Operating Under the Influence, OUI in the great State of Maine. I was previously classified as a habitual offender in another State, so this was not my first charge concerning this particular legal issue. But facing yet another OUI charge ...
  • Recommend You to Anyone

    I want to thank you for all your help. I was in a bad place when I first came to you. You really helped me through a terrible time. I would definitely recommend you to anyone that needs help. I just wanted to say thank you for everything. You really helped me a lot. Thank you and take care.
  • I very much recommend Mr. Bly

    I was lucky to have contacted Mr. Bly in a matter that unfairly could have changed my life. He was very open, concerned, and committed to helping me. He answered every call promptly, never lost interest in my case, and went out of his way to protect my interests. For a very reasonable fee he made...
  • Very Dedicated Attorney

    Bill was very dedicated to my issue and worked with me to get me the best possible outcome. Bill and his law office kept me well informed on developments on the situation and was very upfront with me, gaining my trust and confidence in his skills helping me get through the process. I highly reco...
  • Thanks for making a difference in my son's life

    Bill, Thank you very much for getting back to me. My son and I want to thank you very much for the finalizing of this hard lesson learned in life's journey. I knew from the beginning that not only are you highly respected, but having shared some personal experiences of your own initiall...
  • William Bly won't let you down!

    I will with out hesitation recommend Bill to anyone !!! He fought diligently for a year to ensure me the best results possible and to avoid trial. In the end Bill saved me my career and kept me out of jail. There is really no way to fully express my gratitude. Bill and Ann are always easily ...
  • Given Me the Gift of Time

    Thank you for everything. You've given me the gift of time and I can't thank you enough for that.
  • Thank you for all of your efforts!

    My OUI and criminal speeding charges brought a great deal of stress and hardship to not only myself but my entire family. Having both of the charges against me dismissed was an absolute godsend. Once dropped, it felt as though a dark cloud that had been looming over my head had been lifted. I am ...
  • Can't Thank You Enough

    Thank you for all your help with my OUI. When we first met I was resigned to the “fact” that I was going to be convicted of an OUI and would lose my military career over it. I must say that I was quite surprised, shocked even, when you called me personally to tell me that you’d gotten the OUI dis...
  • Thank you Attorney Bly!

    I WOULD TRUST ATTY BLY W/ MY LIFE ... IN FACT, I DID! There is very little in this world that scares me more than the jail cell bars being locked and knowing that I am trapped behind bars in prison. However, after a "Hit & Run" accident that I fled and a .289 Breathalyzer Report (over 3.5 t...
  • Dismissal of Driving on Suspended - Please read if you are unsure if W. Bly is the right attorney!

    After looking at reviews online and a brief conversation with Mr. Bly, I decided to retain him. I was charged with Driving on an out of State VA Drivers license. On top of that I was suspended for a case that had significant pending jail time in VA. Even a greatly reduced conviction could have re...
  • Mr out of state oui

    I went to Maine on a weekend vacation trip and got a little reckless. I ended up driving the wrong way on a one way street and received an oui. Now I was up against loosing my cdl, my job, and my new home I had purchased only a month prior. I needed a lawyer. After much research and deliberation,...
  • Tireless and Knowledgeable

    Bill Bly saved my career in the Navy. He worked on my case for almost six months before he was able to negotiate a positive outcome. His persistence and efforts with the DA were the only thing that kept my case from going to trial. He was able to arrange a plea agreement that saved my care...
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    “I was very satisfied with the representation.” Protection from Abuse client “He explained in detail, was sensitive to my needs, and helpful with the parties I was dealing with.” Family Law - Divorce client “. . . very personable.” Protection from Abuse client “. . . explain...
  • PitBull

    If you are looking for the best DUI lawyer around its Bill Bly!! A++ service and he turned a .20 DUI into vanishing air. Thanks again Bill!! You are the man!!Thanks for fighting for my rights!!
  • 5 Stars for Bill Bly and Staff

    While on vacation in Maine, I was arrested for OUI. Prior to this happening to me, I had never been in trouble with the law before and was completely overwhelmed and Embarrassed by the situation. Coming from a world away in California, I called an attorney friend of mine back home to ask what I ...
  • OUI Dismissed

    Feeling helpless? Bill is the person you need to contact. Never being on the other side of the law, I contacted Bill in a panic. He sensed this and actually agreed to meet me on a Saturday. Bill was extremely personable and gave me the facts that appeared grime but was willing to take every measu...
  • Sincerest Gratitude

    Mrs. Ann, I want to say thank you again to yourself and Bill again for OUTSTANDING work!! Please pass my regards to Bill. With sincere gratitude, T.S.
  • Bottom line results

    As an attorney it was clear to me that achieving a favorable disposition of an OUI charge with a difficult fact pattern would require specialized representation. Bill quickly proved this instinct correct and his nuanced and detailed understanding of and experience with the intricacies of the arre...
  • Recommendation

    Bill Bly is very professional, does his homework and he is very thorough. And his staff is the same. He and his staff returned all my phone calls and kept us abreast of the progress in our case. I highly recommend him.
  • In trouble with the Law?

    If you ever find yourself caught up in the legal system. William Bly and his staff are the ones you want to have on your side. This man will fight hard for your rights and do everything he can to make your situation less stressful. Two thumbs up!!
  • Happy client

    I met with Bill back in June of this year for an OUI charge. When I met with Bill, he sat down with me and explained the entire court process and what to expect going forward. He didn't try and "sell me" on hiring him or make promises that he couldn't possibly keep. Instead, he told me what to...
  • Anonymous

    My fiancé and I were visiting Kennebunk over the summer when I was stopped and arrested for OUI. I couldn't believe that this was happening. Once I got over the shock and humiliation of the arrest, my fiancé and I began searching for an attorney in southern Maine. Since we're from out of state...
  • Highly Recommend Attorney William Bly

    I am delighted to write this recommendation for Attorney William Bly. Before hiring William Bly to represent me I had worked with another lawyer which resulted in a warrant out for my arrest. Being out of state I had to thoroughly research attorneys online to handle my case, and came across Willi...
  • Hire Bill Bly! You won't regret it.

    My experience working with Mr. Bly has been a great experience. Never having to wait for an answer is HUGE when dealing with difficult situations. Gets back within the day if not within the hour. I would highly recommend this law firm. Give him a call…you won’t be sorry.
  • Thanks for your excellent work

    Attorney Bly defended me on charges of theft and secured a not guilty after trial. Thank you for all of your hard work.

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