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MaineCriminal Defense Lawyers in Maine

The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Maine, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Maine should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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George A Hess

George A Hess
The Hess Law Firm
PO Box 423
Auburn, ME 04212
George A Hess is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Maine School of Law... read more >

Richard L Hartley

Richard L Hartley
The Law Office of Richard L. Hartley, P.C.
15 Columbia St Suite 301
Bangor, ME 04401
Licensed for 23 years, Richard L Hartley is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of Maine School of Law... read more >

Bruce M Merrill

Bruce M Merrill
Law Offices of Bruce M. Merrill, P.A.
225 Commercial Street Suite 501
Portland, ME 04101
Licensed for 28 years, Bruce M Merrill is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Seton Hall University School of Law... read more >

Tina Heather Nadeau

Tina Heather Nadeau
The Law Office of Tina Heather Nadeau, PLLC
415 Congress Street, Suite 202 P.O. Box 7656
Portland, ME 04112
Licensed for 10 years, Tina Heather Nadeau is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Maine School of Law... read more >

Joseph Goodman

Joseph Goodman
Goodman Law Firm P.A.
1 Dana St. 4th Floor
Portland, ME 04101
Licensed for 28 years, Joseph Goodman is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Suffolk University Law School... read more >

Thomas J. Carey

Thomas J. Carey
Sanders & Hanstein, P.A.
107 Main St. P.O. Box 192
Farmington, ME 04938
Licensed for 14 years, Thomas J. Carey is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

William T Bly

William T Bly
WTB Law
50 Adams St
Biddeford, ME 04005
Licensed for 16 years, William T Bly is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Andrews Bruce Campbell

Andrews Bruce Campbell
Andrews Bruce Campbell, PA
919 Ridge Road
04008, ME 04008
Andrews Bruce Campbell is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

David J Bobrow

David J Bobrow
Bedard & Bobrow, PC
9 Bradstreet Lane PO Box 366
Eliot, ME 03903
David J Bobrow is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Victor Jon Koufman

Victor Jon Koufman
Kaufman and Frederick, LLP
145 Tremont St
Boston, ME 02111
Licensed for 35 years, Victor Jon Koufman is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Leonard I Sharon

Leonard I Sharon
223 Main St
Auburn, ME 04210
Licensed for 49 years, Leonard I Sharon is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Meredith G. Schmid

Meredith G. Schmid
Schmid Law Offices
PO Box 335
York, ME 03909
Licensed for 3 years, Meredith G. Schmid is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Floyd R Jenkins Jr

Floyd R Jenkins Jr
Meridian 361
97A Exchange Street Suite 202
Portland, ME 04101
Floyd R Jenkins Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Wayne R Foote

Wayne R Foote
344 Mt. Hope Ave
Bangor, ME 04401
Licensed for 34 years, Wayne R Foote is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Donald Scott Hornblower

Donald Scott Hornblower
The Law Office of Donald S. Hornblower
PO Box 376 95 Park St., Suite 510
Lewiston, ME 04243
Licensed for 29 years, Donald Scott Hornblower is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

David J Mitchell

David J Mitchell
Mitchell & Mitchell
603 Main Street
Calais, ME 04619
David J Mitchell is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Peter E Rodway

Peter E Rodway
Rodway & Horodyski
PO Box 874
Portland, ME 04104
Peter E Rodway is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Adam Sherman

Adam Sherman
The Law Office of Adam Sherman
11 Lisbon Street Suite 104
Lewiston, ME 04240
Adam Sherman is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Sherry Tash

Sherry Tash
Hainke & Tash
PO Box 192
Whitefield, ME 04353
Sherry Tash is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Amanda Jo Doherty

Amanda Jo Doherty
The Doherty Law Office
PO Box 2345
South Portland, ME 04116
Licensed for 12 years, Amanda Jo Doherty is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William F Pagnano

William F Pagnano
835 Clarry Hill Road
Union, ME 04862
William F Pagnano is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Lisa WD Whittier

Lisa WD Whittier
72 Winthrop Street Suite 2
Augusta, ME 04330
Lisa WD Whittier is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Tammie Snow

Tammie Snow
Law Office of Tammie L. Snow
136 Commercial Street Mezzanine
Portland, ME 04101
Licensed for 6 years, Tammie Snow is a Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >

Alan E Shepard

Alan E Shepard
Shepard & Read, P.A.
93 Main St.
Kennebunk, ME 04043
Licensed for 37 years, Alan E Shepard is a Marijuana Law and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Matthew B Nichols

Matthew B Nichols
Nichols, Webb & Loranger
110 Main St Suite 1520
Saco, ME 04072
Licensed for 34 years, Matthew B Nichols is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Gregory Paul Braun

Gregory Paul Braun
The Law Office of Gregory Braun, P.C.
236 Portland Road P.O. Box 314
Bridgton, ME 04009
Licensed for 10 years, Gregory Paul Braun is a Criminal Defense and Trusts lawyer who attended Florida International University... read more >

Walter F McKee

Walter F McKee
McKee Law, P.A.
133 State Street P.O. Box 258
Augusta, ME 04332
Walter F McKee is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Timothy E Zerillo

Timothy E Zerillo
Zerillo Law, LLC
103 Exchange Street PO Box 17721
Portland, ME 04112
Timothy E Zerillo is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Wendell Graham Large

Wendell Graham Large
Richardson, Whitman, Large & Badger
465 Congress St. PO Box 9545
Portland, ME 04112
Wendell Graham Large is a Civil Trial Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Virginia School of Law... read more >

Miklos Pongratz

Miklos Pongratz
Pongratz Law, P.C.
76 Tandberg Trail (Route 115)
Windham, ME 04071
Licensed for 16 years, Miklos Pongratz is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

John Scott Webb

John Scott Webb
Nichols, Webb & Loranger
110 Main St Suite 1520
Saco, ME 04072
Licensed for 28 years, John Scott Webb is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Roger J Katz

Roger J Katz
Lipman & Katz
227 Water Street PO Box 1051
Augusta, ME 04332
Roger J Katz is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

James A Billings

James A Billings
Lipman & Katz
227 Water Street PO Box 1051
Augusta, ME 04332
James A Billings is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Terence M Harrigan

Terence M Harrigan
Vafiades, Brountas
PO Box 919
Bangor, ME 04402
Terence M Harrigan is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

N. Laurence Willey Jr

N. Laurence Willey Jr
Willey Law Offices
15 Columbia Street Suite 501
Bangor, ME 04402
N. Laurence Willey Jr is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Suffolk University Law School... read more >

Darrick X Banda

Darrick X Banda
Daniel G. Lilley Law Offices
39 Portland Pier PO Box 4803
Portland, ME 04112
Darrick X Banda is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

William H Childs

William H Childs
Childs, Rundlett, Fifield, Shumway & Altshuler, LLC
350 East Bridge Street
Westbrook, ME 04092
William H Childs is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Daniel G Lilley

Daniel G Lilley
Daniel G. Lilley Law Offices
PO Box 4803
Portland, ME 04112
Daniel G Lilley is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Stephen C Smith

Stephen C Smith
Smith Law Offices, P.A.
9 Central Street Suite 209
Bangor, ME 04401
Stephen C Smith is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Hunter J Tzovarras

Hunter J Tzovarras
23 Walter Street Suite 308
Bangor, ME 04401
Licensed for 11 years, Hunter J Tzovarras is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Richard S Berne

Richard S Berne
Law Office of Richard S. Berne
482 Congress St. Suite 402
Portland, ME 04101
Richard S Berne is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Stephen J Schwartz

Stephen J Schwartz
Schwartz & Schwartz, P.A.
PO Box 15337
Portland, ME 04112
Stephen J Schwartz is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Paul P Sumberg

Paul P Sumberg
Wright & Mills
263 Water St. P.O. Box 9
Skowhegan, ME 04976
Licensed for 41 years, Paul P Sumberg is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Jessica A Demers

Jessica A Demers
Bourque & Clegg, LLC
PO Box 1068
Sanford, ME 04073
Jessica A Demers is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

David J Van Dyke

David J Van Dyke
Hornblower Lynch Rabosco & Van
PO Box 116
Lewiston, ME 04243
David J Van Dyke is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

William B Cote

William B Cote
95 Park St. Suite 302
Lewiston, ME 04243
William B Cote is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Christopher E McCabe

Christopher E McCabe
McCabe Law LLC
188 State St Unit 204
Portland, ME 04102
Licensed for 8 years, Christopher E McCabe is a Business Law and Contracts lawyer who attended Univerty of Maine school of Law... read more >

Lawrence B Goodglass

Lawrence B Goodglass
Lawrence B. Goodglass, Attorney at Law
477 Congress Street 5th floor
Portland, ME 04101
Licensed for 33 years, Lawrence B Goodglass is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Marianne Lynch

Marianne Lynch
Smith Law Office
28 Maine Street Suite 1
Bangor, ME 04401
Licensed for 15 years, Marianne Lynch is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Sarah A Churchill

Sarah A Churchill
Strike Goodwin & O'Brien
400 Allen Avenue
Portland, ME 04103
Licensed for 18 years, Sarah A Churchill is a DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >
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Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

MACDL is committed to the fair administration of criminal justice and the defending the rights of those accused.


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