Skowhegan Maine OUI Defense Attorney
Skowhegan is one of Maine's larger inland communities, with a population of 8,589 during the 2010 census. The county seat of Somerset County, Skowhegan is located west of Bangor, and north of Augusta, just off of I95. The town is host to the oldest continuously running state fair in the country.
Figures show that Skowhegan is one of Maine's less affluent communities, and also indicate that it is in decline. While the average median household income for the state of Maine was $46,974 in 2013, in Skowhegan it was $29,024. This number was only a marginal improvement over its 2000 median household income in Skowhegan, showing that the town was losing ground.
Crime stats show that Skowhegan is one of the least safe communities in the state of Maine, with a crime rate not only well above state average, but also above the national average. With 498 property crimes committed in 2013 – nearly twice the national average, on a per person basis – Skowhegan was even ranked in the top 10 most dangerous places in Maine. However, violent crimes remains relatively low. Skowhegan's police force is comprised of 14 full-time officers, making it average sized for the state of Maine.
Location of Court
If you get arrested and charged for OUI (operating under the influence) in Skowhegan, then your case will go before the court at the Skowhegan District Court, in Skowhegan, Maine. This courthouse is located at 47 Court Street, near downtown Skowhegan, Maine, in a low brick building at the corner of Court and High Streets.
If you need directions to the courthouse, you can find them on either Google Maps, or the court’s website.
There is ample parking at the Skowhegan District Court in the court's parking lot. This lot is located behind the courthouse, on Court Street. You shouldn't have much of a problem finding a spot there.
The Somerset District Court is located in Somerset County. The District Attorney for Somerset County, and also for Kennebec County, as well, is Maeghan Maloney.
When it comes to OUI charges, Ms. Maloney's office policy is more liberal and openminded than most of the other district attorney offices in the state of Maine. That said, Ms. Maloney and her assistant district attorneys are not just looking to get things settled out of court, so they can move on to more important matters. They are more than willing to take any criminal case to trial.
Attorney William T. Bly
An accusation that you were driving your car while under the influence is no small matter. The penalties for an OUI conviction are serious, and include not only a sizeable fine and months without your license, but potentially even time in jail.
Hiring the best OUI defense attorney available is the best way to prevent an OUI charge from turning into an OUI conviction. Through hard work and vigorously defending his clients in court, attorney William T. Bly has made a name for himself as the premier OUI defense counsel in the state of Maine. His ability to challenge faulty evidence, or exclude evidence that was illegally obtained by law enforcement makes him the best asset to have, if you've been charged for OUI in Skowhegan, or elsewhere in the state of Maine.
Call his law office at (207) 5718146 or contact him online today to start planning your defense.