Cape Elizabeth is a town in Cumberland County, Maine. With a population of 9,015 in the 2010 census, Cape Elizabeth is a wealthy suburb of Maine's largest city, Portland, sharing its northern border with South Portland. The town is the site of one of the most iconic lighthouses in the world, the Portland Head Light, which is also Maine's oldest lighthouse, built in 1791. The Head Light is located in the northeastern section of Cape Elizabeth, across the Danforth Cove from Cushing Island, inside the area that used to be Fort Williams.
Demographic figures show that the town of Cape Elizabeth is easily one of the wealthiest areas of Maine, with a 2013 median household income of $89,989, compared to the state average of $46,974. It's also one of the safest, with a police force of 1.43 officers per 1,000 residents, compared to Maine's average of 1.69, and a crime index of 63.8, compared to the national average of 294.7.
OUIs in Cape Elizabeth
Because there's no court in Cape Elizabeth, itself, if you get charged for drunk driving, also known as operating under the influence (OUI) in Cape Elizabeth, your case will go before the nearby Portland District Court. Please see our page on the Portland District Court for more information about the location of the court, parking, and the unique characteristics of the criminal process there.
Attorney William T. Bly
A charge for OUI is a serious accusation everywhere in the U.S., and it's no exception in the state of Maine. If you don't successfully defend yourself against the charge and show your innocence, you'll be facing serious penalties that can hurt. These include lengthy license suspensions, hefty fines, and possibly even jail time. Once this is all over, you'll still have to use an Ignition Interlock Device in your car, and you'll have a criminal background that you'll never be able to shake off.
Taken together, these penalties make it incredibly important to defend against the charges levied against you. A successful defense is not impossible, no matter how much evidence law enforcement and the prosecutor seem to have – they often make it sound like they have much more than they actually do. Attorney William T. Bly knows this from defending countless people charged for drunk driving.
Over many years of criminal defense, specializing in OUI defense, William T. Bly has learned the many ways that evidence can be illegally obtained, and knows how to get it excluded from trial so it can never be used against you. He is also one of the few attorneys to receive a certification as a Breath Alcohol Technician, as issued by the United States Department of Transportation. His knowledge of all the different ways to collect evidence of an OUI crime, and all of the ways that the evidence can be mishandled or improperly obtained, makes him the premier OUI defense attorney in the state of Maine.
If you've been arrested for OUI in Cape Elizabeth, call his law office at (207) 571-8146 or contact him online.