Maine Criminal Defense Group
February 17, 2023
The criminal defense group at Kerr, Mitchum, & Mclaughlin is ready to help you with your Criminal Defense charges. We have experience handling all types of cases, including those involving drug and alcohol use, domestic violence, sex crimes, and more. If you’ve been charged with a crime in Maine or another state and need representation by an attorney who has handled thousands of cases like yours before then call us today!
The criminal defense attorney is the representative of a defendant in a Criminal Defense case. The primary goal of the attorney is to protect the rights of his or her client, which may include:
- Defending against charges that have been filed against you by law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and/or judges;
- Challenging any evidence that was used against you during your trial (e.g., DNA);
- Obtaining favorable rulings from courts or juries on issues related to your case;
Domestic violence is the act of violence or the threat of violence by a partner or former partner against another person. Domestic violence can take many forms and occur in any relationship, including marriage, dating relationships, and family members.
If you are experiencing domestic violence and need help, please contact your local Maine State Police Detachment at 1-800-377-2977. The Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Bureau of Prevention provides a 24/7 hotline for those seeking assistance with domestic abuse issues: 800-836-5777 or www://dhhswebportal/bphs/depths/domestic_violence/.
DUI and DWI
DUI is a criminal offense in all three states. The penalty for a DUI conviction varies from state to state, but it can include up to one year in prison and fines ranging from $1,000-$5,000. If you’re convicted of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Maine, New Hampshire, or Vermont you could face additional fines and penalties on top of those already described above.
You must contact an attorney if you have been charged with a DUI or DWI in Maine, New Hampshire, or Vermont so that they can help represent your case at trial or during negotiations with prosecutors who may offer reduced charges if they feel they have enough evidence against you
Marijuana is still illegal in Maine, and it’s also still illegal under federal law. Under state and local laws, possession of marijuana may be punished by fines or jail time.
If you have been charged with possession of marijuana in any situation (regardless if it was by an officer), our criminal defense attorneys can help you understand your legal options and fight for the best possible outcome from this ordeal.
OUI – Operating Under the Influence of Liquor or Drugs
OUI is the term for operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs. It’s also known as DUID, which stands for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs.
If you’ve been charged with OUI in Maine and you want to fight your case, you must understand what this charge means and how it can affect your future. You don’t have to take these charges lightly!
If convicted of an OUI offense in Maine:
- You will lose your driver’s license – even if there are no points on record at the time of sentencing (possible if there are no prior convictions).
- Your driver’s license will be suspended until all fines, court costs and fees are paid off by making monthly payments over a minimum period; failure to pay these amounts could result in having a warrant issued for arrest by law enforcement officers who would take away any other vehicles being driven by those individuals until full restitution has been made
Narcotics are substances that are used to relieve pain or discomfort. They range from prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications to illegal substances such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, and marijuana.
Drug offenses can be charged under state or federal law depending on the type of drug involved and your role in the offense (e.g……., dealing). For example:
- Possession of a controlled substance carries different penalties than selling it does; however, both charges carry Criminal Defense penalties including fines up to 5,000 dollars per count ($10,000 total) plus mandatory minimum prison time ranging from 6 months up to 20 years depending on whether you’re charged with possession or sale/distribution.* Criminal Defense charges are serious because they can result in jail time if convicted by a jury trial jury at trial court proceedings held before judge judges presiding over cases like yours!
Sex Crimes, including Child Abuse and Sexual Assault.
Sex crimes, including child abuse and sexual assault, are serious offenses that can have devastating consequences on the victim. If you’ve been accused of a sex crime in Maine, it’s important to understand how the Criminal Defense justice system works and what your rights are as a defendant.
Our team of experienced attorneys has decades of experience fighting for justice in these cases and will work tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected throughout all phases of proceedings–from investigation through trial preparation and beyond.
Our lawyers can help you navigate each step along the way: from learning about your case options through hiring an attorney; filing motions with judges; or seeking protection from any other kind of harm that may arise from being accused of such an offense
If you’ve been charged with a crime, call our firm today to schedule your free consultation.
If you’ve been charged with a crime, call our firm today to schedule your free consultation. We will review your case and help you determine if we can help you.
If so, our criminal defense lawyers will fight for the best possible outcome in your case. In addition to handling many misdemeanors and felonies, we also handle serious drug charges including heroin trafficking, cocaine possession, and more.
Our firm offers a wide range of services including:
- Free consultations
- Representation in court on all types of cases
- Representation concerning parole violations (felony or misdemeanor)
- Assistance with parole revocation hearings
When you’re facing it can be difficult to know where to turn. Our criminal defense group is dedicated to helping clients get their lives back on track and restore their good reputations. If you have questions about any of the crimes listed above, or if you need help with a different type of case, please contact us today.