Wells, Maine OUI Criminal Defense Attorney
Wells is a town on the coast of southern Maine, near the border of New Hampshire. While its population was 9,589 during the 2010 census, Wells is a popular vacation spot in the summer, so this number inflates drastically during the summer months. With 7 miles of beaches inside the town's confines, Wells brings visitors from across the U.S. and Canada. The town is also home to the “Antiques Mile,” a stretch of the Boston Post Road lined with numerous antiques stores.
As a summer vacation destination, Wells is home to a relatively affluent crowd for the state of Maine. While the state's median household income was $46,974 in 2013, the residents of Wells had an income of $58,755, making the town one of the wealthier ones in the state.
Statistics also show that Wells is one of the safer communities in the state of Maine, itself one of the safest states in the country. Property crimes in Wells are significantly below the national average, while violent crimes are exceedingly rare. Nevertheless, Wells maintains a large police force, presumably for the benefit of tourists who spend the summer in the area. While the state of Maine has an average of 1.69 full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents, Wells has 2.14 officers.
Location of Court
If you get arrested for a crime, including for operating under the influence (OUI), in Wells, then your case will be heard at the Maine District Court in York. Please see our page on this courthouse for details such as where to park and what you can expect.
The prosecutors at the York County District Attorney's Office have jurisdiction over crimes allegedly committed in Wells. While the district attorneys in this office are all very reasonable, they do not handle lesser offenses like traffic tickets. Instead, the police officer responsible for writing a traffic violation prosecutes the case him or herself. This can make negotiations especially uncomfortable.
Attorney William T. Bly
Regardless of where you get arrested, an OUI charge is no small matter. The penalties for OUI convictions are serious. You could face stiff fines, a significant license suspension, and even jail time, depending on the circumstances. Having an experienced and accomplished OUI-defense attorney like William T. Bly defending you against an OUI-charge can make the difference between a conviction and an acquittal. His extensive experience as a criminal defense attorney and his in-depth knowledge of OUI investigations and procedure have led to a long track record of successful outcomes from clients unfairly arrested and charged. Contact his law office online, or call (207) 571-8146 to start planning your defense.