Damariscotta is a small resort town near the coast of Maine. Located in Lincoln County, Damariscotta has a population of 2,218 during the 2010 census. Damariscotta is one half of the “Twin Villages” – the other half, Newcastle, sits on the opposite side of the Damariscotta River, and is linked to Damariscotta by the Main Street Bridge. In this way, Damariscotta and Newcastle are paired like several other towns in Maine, like Biddeford and Saco. Damariscotta is known for its historical setting, and it's small town charm that gives it a classical taste of New England.
As is typical for a resort town, the typical age of a Damariscotta resident is above the state average, even in an older state like Maine. While Maine's median age is 43 years, in Damariscotta it's nearly 51. The town's affluence, however, is in line with the rest of the state, with a median household income of $45,508. The rest of Maine sits at $46,974.
Also, like the rest of Maine is Damariscotta's low crime rate. Violent crimes are extremely rare, and property crimes, though they were high for the state as recently as 2010, have fallen in recent years. Interestingly, this recent fall in the crime rate in Damariscotta has not been because the town has hired more police officers – in fact, the number of full-time law enforcement personnel has fallen in recent years, from 3.15 officers per 1,000 residents in 2010 to 1.81 officers in 2013.
Location of Court
If you get arrested and charged with a crime, such as operating under the influence (OUI), in Damariscotta, then your case will go before the Wiscasset District Court in nearby Wiscasset. You can find information about this courthouse, including where to park and what to expect, here.
The prosecutor for all of Lincoln County – as well as Sagadahoc and Knox Counties – is Geoff Rushlau. Not only does Mr. Rushlau have the most area to cover in the state of Maine, but he is also the second-longest serving prosecutor in the state, behind only Cumberland County's Stephanie Anderson.
Unfortunately, when it comes to prosecuting OUIs, Mr. Rushlau has adopted a tough and unforgiving stance. However, he has a solid group of assistant district attorneys on his staff and often gives them enough leash to drop charges to lesser offenses without his prior approval.
Attorney William T. Bly
If you have been charged with OUI in Damariscotta, you will need an experienced OUI-defense attorney like William T. Bly to represent you both in and out of court. Mr. Bly's extensive knowledge of Maine's OUI laws, as well as the science behind both the breath and field sobriety testing that law enforcement relies on as evidence, have made him adept at fighting OUI charges for his clients. Call his law office at (207) 571-8146 or contact him online.