Thank you Attorney Bly!
I WOULD TRUST ATTY BLY W/ MY LIFE ... IN FACT, I DID! There is very little in this world that scares me more than the jail cell bars being locked and knowing that I am trapped behind bars in prison. However, after a "Hit & Run" accident that I fled and a .289 Breathalyzer Report (over 3.5 times the legal limit in the State of Maine), that is exactly where I found myself. Dressed in orange and chains and shackled to another prisoner, I found myself arraigned in front of a judge and facing MANDATORY jail time of up to One Year behind bars. The DA immediately offered a plea bargain of 30 days behind bars in exchange for a guilty plea. 30 days ... 720 hours ... for a first time offender ... I was SCARED! I knew I wouldn't last in jail. Forget my freedom; I felt my life was in jeopardy. I found an attorney that was eager to take my check, review the facts of my ccase, and advise me that " ... there is no way around it; you ARE going to jail." I knew I needed help - much better help than my current attorney was giving me. I did my research. I examined every attorney I could find in the state of Maine. I reviewed areas of expertise, case results, defense strategies, percentages of plea bargain versus trial, and trial records / winning percentage in jury trials. There was one name that stood "head and shoulders" above the rest: Attorney William Bly of Biddeford, Maine. If ANYONE was going to represent me, it was going to be Attorney Bly. I called his office (on a Saturday night @ 1:00am) and left a message. My phone call was returned by 8:30am the next day (Sunday morning!). I met with Attorney Bly the next week - and fired my original attorney after leaving his ooffice, before I even reached my car in the parking lot. Attorney Bly poured over and scoured my background and medical records - and the Maine State Police cruiser video of my arrest - a video showing me barely able to stand and an audio recording of repeated belligerence in which I continually verbally assaulted the Trooper and called him a "F***ing A**hole" on AT LEAST 15 ocassions. Attorney Bly and his Expert Witnesses devoured my medical reports and found that I had been diagnosed with Hyperglycemia only 6 days prior to my arrest and concluded my actions that evening were a direct result of a Hyperglycemic episode. We (Atty Bly & Multiple Expert Witnesses) readied ourselves for a Jury Trial and when the DA became aware of Atty Bly's strategy, they discarded their original 30 day jail term offer and presented a new plea offer: "Hit and Run" dismissed, plead guilty to a misdemeanor, and ABSOLUTELY NO JAIL TIME. Offer accepted. Jail may very well have (literally) killed me. It is not an overstatement when I say that Attorney Bill Bly saved my life. If you need an attorney in the State of Maine - and if you're reading this, there's a good chance that you do - you would be foolish not to (at least) have a FREE CONSULTATION with one of the most experienced and gifted lawyers in the state. My family and I will never look for another aattorney. You shouldn't either! RM, Boston, MA