Maine Criminal Lawyers
Biddeford, ME Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
- (207) 710-2070
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Biddeford, ME Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
- (207) 571-8146
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The firm also represents people deprived of their civil rights by the police or government. Hunter has successfully represented people in wrongful death, police excessive force, and false arrest cases.
We strive to provide the best defense and highest quality representation for each and every client.
Hunter is the President of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and serves as a member of the Maine Rule of Evidence Committee. He is also an...
Mr. Berne has been practicing criminal law for over forty-two years. He received a B.S. degree from Harvard College, cum laude, in 1970 and his law degree from Boston University School of Law in 1974.
Prior to establishing his office in Portland, Maine, Mr. Berne served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York and the Northern District of California, where he prosecuted cases involving narcotics, bank fraud, and various white collar crimes. Upon leaving the Government in 1981, he entered private practice with a nationally prominent white collar defense firm...
I am passionate about law practice and helping people in difficult situations, whether that means a hard-fought court-room battle or a smart negotiated settlement at a conference table. I welcome your...
York, ME Criminal Law Attorney
- (207) 363-0222
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Mr. Foote is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Maine, the State of Maine and the Passamaquoddy Tribal Court.
He has been recognized as one of the best DUI defense lawyers in Maine and the entire country. Attorney Wayne Foote the only...
Tim Zerillo is a Maine lawyer who handles serious personal injury, state and federal criminal defense and other high stakes litigation matter. He work in both State and Federal Courts. Tim servies on the Board of the "National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers" is a former President of the "Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers." He been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers “Top 100” attorneys. He has been elected to “New England Super Lawyers” every year since 2010.
Tim has represented people...
Arrested or facing criminal charges?
Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.
Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.
Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.
When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.
Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.
Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.
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