Location of Court
If you get arrested and charged for operating under the influence (OUI), commonly known as drunk driving, in Waterville, Maine, then your case will be heard at the Waterville District Court. This court is located at 18 Colby Street, in Waterville, Maine, just outside of the town's business district, and right alongside the Kennebec River. The courthouse is a short, squat, single-story brick building, surrounded by the court parking lot, with “Maine District Court” in large letters on the outside.
The medium-sized parking lot surrounding the courthouse of the Waterville District Court is plenty big enough to handle the day-to-day business of the court. You shouldn't have any trouble at all, finding parking for your court appearance.
As the Waterville District Court is in Kennebec County, the District Attorney for cases held there is Maeghan Maloney. Ms. Maloney's office is much more willing to look at OUI charges on a case-by-case basis, rather than using hard-and-fast rules, than other district attorney offices in the state. As a result, drunk driving charges are sometimes handled more liberally and open-minded than elsewhere, with prosecutors willing to look for an outcome that is just for everyone involved. With that said, however, her office is not just looking to get things settled out of court, without a trial – Ms. Maloney's team of prosecutors are more than willing to take things to trial, if need be.
As of June, 2015, the prosecutorial team at Kennebec County's District Attorney's office is still young. Many of them are fresh out of law school, or lack trial experience. However, Ms. Maloney recently brought in a highly experienced district attorney with an impressive track record, Paul Cavanaugh. He will likely use his long history working as a prosecutor to develop and mentor the younger members of the office.
If you, or someone that you know, has been arrested for drunk driving and charged with OUI in Waterville, an attorney who knows the local rules and court customs is essential. William T. Bly has been practicing in the area for years. Not only is he familiar with all the facets of OUI defense, he also knows tendencies of judges and prosecutors in and around the Waterville area. Call his law office at (207) 571-8146.