In a criminal case, it's the Government against you. But the Defendant has an advantage, they get to choose their Criminal Defense Attorney. … Continue Reading...
I am a Criminal Defense Lawyer representing people facing Charges in Maine's State and Federal Courts. My office is in Portland, Maine. You … Continue Reading...
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Portland Maine Drunk Driving, DUI, OUI Lawyer
I'm a criminal defense, drunk driving, DUI, DWI & OUI lawyer in Portland Maine. Here's info about Maine OUI laws, penalties and defenses for DUI & OUI in Maine. DUI or OUI in Maine is rarely a "whodunit." Issues like alternative suspects, DNA testing, fingerprints and alibis rarely apply. … DUI, OUI Attorney Luke S. Rioux
Drug Possession Charges: Misdemeanor & Felony
As a Maine drug possession attorney, I get a lot of questions about the elements of drug possession, the severity of the charge and the possible sentences. Drug possession in Maine can be a misdemeanor with a fine only, or a felony with a possible sentence of up to 10 years in prison. It all depends on […]
Domestic Violence Assault Attorney
Maine law allows particularly harsh penalties for Domestic Violence Assault. Still, the state must prove the case beyond all reasonable doubt before a person can be convicted. So what does the State need to prove, and what makes these cases different from any other type of assault charge? I have tried to keep this article short […]
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OAS defense attorney
Under Maine law, driving with a suspended license is called Operating After Suspension or OAS. Many people think that these crimes are easy to prove and that it’s not worth hiring a lawyer for a suspended license case. I have handled hundreds of OAS cases and there are often defenses. Here’s the story of one […]
Habitual Offender Revocation
People who fall within Maine’s habitual motor vehicle offender designation will have their driver’s license revoked for 3 years and will face serious charges if they drive during the revocation. I have written before about some of the defenses to these crimes. This article discusses the prior convictions that bring a person within the habitual offender designation, the State’s revocation […]
Drug Trafficking Charges
As a federal drug trafficking defense attorney, I see the damage caused by harsh drug sentencing guidelines. Reductions in those guidelines have been approved and are set to take effect this fall. In Maine, federal courts are already using the reduced drug distribution guidelines. But will these reduced federal drug sentences be applied retroactively? The U.S. Sentencing Commission held […]