Portland, Maine Criminal Lawyers

John S. Webb
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Dedicated to protecting the rights of the accused. Call for a free consultation!

I’m an experienced criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases throughout Portland. I will vigorously fight for your rights and help you through every stage of your case. Read More »
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Edmund Folsom Esq
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Maine Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience

Criminal defense attorney with 34 years of law practice experience. Criminal defense, OUI/DUI defense, juvenile defense in greater Portland, Maine, including Portland, S.Portland, Gorham, Westbrook, Scarborough,... Read More »
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William T. Bly Esq
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Free consultation, aggressive representation in all types of criminal cases.

I’m an experienced criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases throughout Maine. I will fight for you and your rights and help you through every step of your case. Read More »
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South Portland, ME Criminal Law Attorney
(207) 767-1788 975 Broadway
South Portland, ME 04106
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Portland, ME Criminal Law Attorney
(207) 772-1470 80 Exchange St
Portland, ME 04101
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Portland, ME Criminal Law Lawyer
(207) 772-6805 12 City Center
Portland, ME 04101
Criminal and DUI
Portland, ME Criminal Law Attorney
(207) 780-8600 178 Middle St
Portland, ME 04101
Criminal, Business, Civil Rights and DUI
Portland, ME Criminal Law Attorney
(207) 772-6781 80 Exchange St
Portland, ME 04101
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Portland, ME Criminal Law Lawyer
(207) 772-0303 52 Center St
Portland, ME 04101
Criminal, Divorce and Family
Portland, ME Criminal Law Attorney
(207) 773-4000 80 Exchange St
Portland, ME 04101
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Portland, ME Criminal Law Lawyer
(207) 775-3333 225 Commercial St
Portland, ME 04101
Criminal, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Portland, ME Criminal Law Attorney
(207) 871-0036 17 South St
Portland, ME 04101
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
PORTLAND, ME Criminal Law Lawyer
1 03 Exchange St.
PORTLAND, ME 04104
Criminal
Thomas P. Elias
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Maine Criminal Law Attorney

Top 2% of Criminal Defense Attorneys, American Society of Legal Advocates. Distinguished Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell. Client Reviews at EliasLawOffices.com. Serving Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.... Read More »
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Portland, ME Criminal Law Lawyer
(207) 878-5519 400 Allen Ave
Portland, ME 04103
Criminal
PORTLAND, ME Criminal Law Lawyer
(207) 699-4357 One Monument Way 2nd Floor
PORTLAND, ME 04101
Criminal
Portland, ME Criminal Law Lawyer
(207) 775-4255 35 Union Wharf
Portland, ME 04101
Criminal
Portland, ME Criminal Law Lawyer
(207) 774-6665 477 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101
Criminal, DUI, Maritime and Personal Injury
Portland, ME Criminal Law Lawyer
(207) 773-4775 121 Middle St
Portland, ME 04101
Criminal, Business, Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury
Portland, ME Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(207) 221-5550 75 Pearl St
Portland, ME 04101
Criminal and DUI
Portland, ME Criminal Law Attorney
(207) 775-1515 465 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101
Criminal and DUI
Portland, ME Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(207) 775-4255 75 Market Street
Portland, ME 04101
Criminal
Biddeford, ME Criminal Law Lawyer
(207) 284-2186 5 Washington St
Biddeford, ME 04005
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Saco, ME Criminal Law Lawyer
(207) 284-1492 110 Main St
Saco, ME 04072
Criminal
Saco, ME Criminal Law Lawyer
(207) 747-1232 199 Main Street
Saco, ME 04072
Criminal, Collections, DUI and Personal Injury
Biddeford, ME Criminal Law Attorney
(207) 283-4744 260 Main St
Biddeford, ME 04005
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Freeport, ME Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(207) 865-8135 209 Main St
Freeport, ME 04032
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Biddeford, ME Criminal Law Lawyer
(207) 286-1897 17 Crescent St
Biddeford, ME 04005
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Christopher Causey Esq
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Sanford, ME Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(207) 324-4422 949 Main Street
Sanford, ME 04073
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Harvard Law School and Lewis & Clark Law School
Result-oriented attorney for your personal injury, wrongful death, car accident or complex divorce. Emphasis on client satisfaction and efficient, professional service in and out of the court room. 17 years experience in Maine and Alaska law practices. Real-life experience--six years as a commercial fisherman in Kodiak, Alaska before law school. Former Federal Law Clerk for the United States District Court, District of Alaska.

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...
Albert Hansen
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Kennebunk, ME Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(207) 467-3767 62 Portland Rd., Ste. 44
Kennebunk, ME 04043
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Attorney Hansen's practice areas include DWI and criminal defense, divorce and family law, as well as civil litigation, including court-approved factoring transactions. He graduated from Bates College in 1991 and Delaware Law School in 1996. He is licensed in NH, ME, and MA. As a former prosecutor and criminal contract attorney for NH and ME, Al has extensive courtroom experience with numerous jury and non-jury trials under his belt. He is a member of the NH, ME, and National Associations of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National College for DUI Defense, as well as the NH Bar Association's...
Bradford Pattershall Esq
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Brunswick, ME Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(207) 373-9309 18 Pleasant St., Ste. 202
Brunswick, ME 04011
Criminal, Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Maine School of Law
For more than 20 years, I have provided principled and skillful representation to Maine residents and businesses in all phases of commercial, tort, and criminal litigation.
Russell Goldsmith Esq
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Portland, ME Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(800) 773-8622 97 India Street,
Second Floor
Portland, ME 03909
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
University of Maine - School of Law
Attorney Goldsmith pursued a liberal arts education at Haverford College where he graduated with a degree in Philosophy in 1987, following those studies with the immediate pursuit of a law degree. While at the University of Maine School of Law, Attorney Goldsmith was the only student in his class selected as a member of both the law school’s Law Review and Moot Court Competition Board, and did publish during his senior year an article entitled Contracting out of Maine’s Employment-At-Will Doctrine, 42 Maine Law Review 553 (July 1990). While in law school, he likewise interned at well-respected law...
Meredith G. Schmid
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York, ME Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(207) 337-6040 PO Box 335
York, ME 03909
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
George Mason University School of Law
Meredith G. Schmid, an attorney formerly employed by the United States Department of Justice, aggressively represents clients in York County, Maine, who have found themselves caught up in the legal system. Attorney Meredith Schmid defends clients charged with OUI/DWI and drug-related offenses, as well as other felony and misdemeanor crimes. Meredith also tirelessly represents clients in family matter disputes including child custody, child protection, and guardianship. Prior to moving to Maine, Meredith specialized in National Security Law and Counterterrorism in Washington, D.C. As an attorney with the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, Meredith collaborated with...
Michael Stephen Bowser Jr.
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Kennebunk, ME Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(888) 526-9737 37 Western Ave., Unit #307
Kennebunk, ME 04043
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Attorney Bowser has successfully defended hundreds of cases for clients charged with drunk driving, commonly referred to as Operating Under the Influence (OUI) in Massachusetts and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in New Hampshire. He is Board Certified as a DUI Defense Specialist by the National College for DUI Defense. This certification is accredited by the American Bar Association but not regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has developed a well earned reputation for being on of the top drunk driving defenders in the area.

Attorney Bowser also handles a variety of personal injury claims for clients sustaining injury due...
Jonathan Steven Handelman Esq
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Brunswick, ME Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(207) 373-4100 16 Union Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Juvenile
I have been practicing law since 2005. I represent people charged with crimes in Maine state courts in a number of coastal counties. My practice regularly brings me to Androscoggin, Cumberland, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, York, and Waldo counties. My clients typically have cases in Superior Court and District Court. The people I help range from juveniles to adults. Everyone deserves a vigorous defense, every case is important, and everyone deserves to be treated with respect. I do not judge my clients, I defend them.
Thomas P. Elias
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York, ME Criminal Law Attorney
(207) 363-0222 28 Long Sands Road, Suite 5
York, ME 03909
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Top 2% of Criminal Defense Attorneys, American Society of Legal Advocates. Distinguished Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell. Client Reviews at EliasLawOffices.com. Serving Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Maine State Bar Association. Maine Trial Lawyers Association. York County Bar Assoc. Board of Directors. New Hampshire Bar Association. Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.
David G. Webbert Esq
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Augusta, ME Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(207) 623-5110 160 Capitol Street
P.O. Box 79
Augusta, ME 04332
Criminal, Appeals, Business and Civil Rights
Harvard Law School
Shelley Carter
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Fryeburg, ME Criminal Law Attorney
(877) 935-1950 110 Portland Street
Fryeburg, ME 04037
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
George Hess Esq
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Lewiston, ME Criminal Law Lawyer
(207) 782-2072 11 Lisbon St
Lewiston, ME 04240
Criminal
University of Maine - School of Law
Sean Farris Esq
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Gardiner, ME Criminal Law Lawyer
6 Central Maine Crossing
Gardiner, ME 04345
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Kevin Getchell Moynihan
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Lyman, ME Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(207) 985-9465 10 Stoney Brook Lane
Lyman, ME 04002
Free ConsultationCriminal
University of Maine - School of Law
Kevin began working at Fairfield & Associates in July of 2012. Prior to joining the firm, Kevin worked for another prominent criminal defense firm in Portland, Maine for three years. Prior to his work as a criminal defense attorney, Kevin completed a one-year judicial clerkship with Justices Carl O. Bradford, G. Arthur Brennan, Roland A. Cole, and Paul A. Fritzsche, all of the Maine Superior Court. Kevin graduated from Stonehill College in 2004 with a major in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy. After graduating from Stonehill, Kevin worked in the Maine State Legislature for the Joint Standing Committee...
Andrews Bruce Campbell Esq
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Bowdoinham, ME Criminal Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(207) 666-5601 919 Ridge Road
P.O. BOX 119
Bowdoinham, ME 04008
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Probate
Georgetown University Law Center
George Washington University, JD, Harvard University B.A. Fifty years experience in cases great and small including winning felony charges by going to jail for contempt, badge of honor, in other words, zealous fighter who thinks and acts outside of the box. Done time for conspiracy to sell Marijuana sale (wrong move, not honorable) then reinstated - like Thomas Moore lay down to bleed awhile and then rise up to fight again! Extensive experience across the board.
Kenneth Marass Esq
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Springvale, ME Criminal Law Attorney
(207) 850-1019 469 Main Street
Springvale, ME 04083
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Adam P Sherman
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Lewiston, ME Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(207) 344-9362 11 Lisbon Street, Suite 202
Lewiston, ME 04240
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Traffic Tickets
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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.