Maine Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are apprehended for a crime in Maine, you need a Maine lawyer who concentrates in criminal defense law. The consequences of a criminal conviction in Maine are too great to trust your life and future to just any attorney in Maine. Every criminal charge in Maine, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is a very serious offense. In today's computer age, a conviction in Maine could lead to a permanent arrest record that could impact the rest of your life. Lawyers NOW has qualified criminal defense lawyers in Maine you can trust to help you through a difficult situation.
Hiring an experienced Maine criminal defense attorney will ensure that your legal rights are protected and that someone is looking out for your interests in court. The Maine lawyers on Lawyers NOW will outline your legal options and then assemble an aggressive and effective defense on your behalf. While each case is different in Maine, the main objective of the attorneys on Lawyers NOW is to get your case dismissed or reduced.
DWI/DUI in Maine
The criminal act of driving a motorized vehicle while impaired or drunk in Maine is called driving while intoxicated (DWI). Common terms in Maine for drunk driving include driving while imparied or intoxicated (DWI), operating a vehicle impaired (OVI), operating under the influence (OUI) and operating while intoxicated (OWI).
To be arrested for drunk driving or DWI a law enforcement officer only needs to suspect a motorist is impaired by alcohol or drugs to a point of not being able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner. You can be charged for a DUI or DWI if you are in physical control of a vehicle with a blood alcohol content at or above the legal threshold of 0.08% BAC in Maine. You can be charged with drunk driving with a BAC below 0.08%.