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MaineJuvenile Defense Lawyers in Cumberland County, Maine

In the juvenile justice system in Cumberland County, Maine, the primary goal is to rehabilitate the child or teenager.


The juvenile justice system also protects the public. Important differences exist between the criminal justice system in adult courts and juvenile courts.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney for a juvenile court case in or around Cumberland County, Maine, consider the attorney's training and experience with these types of cases.


Attorneys often provide a free consultation and charge a flat rate for attorney fees and costs for juvenile delinquency and criminal defense cases.


Many of the top juvenile defense attorneys in the United States belong to the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC). Created in 1999, NJDC supports criminal defense attorneys who represent children in juvenile court. In 2005, the National Juvenile Defender Center separated from the American Bar Association (ABA) to become an independent organization.


NJDC gives juvenile defense attorneys a platform to exchange information, build partnerships, improve advocacy skills and participate in the national debate over juvenile justice.


The mission of the NJDC is to "promote justice for all children by ensuring excellence in juvenile defense." Learn more about the NJDC.

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Matthew Nichols

Matthew Nichols
Nichols & Tucker, P.A.
1250 Forest Ave. Suite 10
Portland, ME 4103
Licensed for 35 years, Matthew Nichols is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Maine 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 11 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 29 years, Joseph Goodman is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Suffolk University Law School... read more >

Benjamin Tucker

Benjamin Tucker
Nichols & Tucker, P.A.
1250 Forest Ave. Suite 10
Portland, ME 4103
Licensed for 12 years, Benjamin Tucker is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of Maine School of Law... read more >

William T Bly

William T Bly
WTB Law
19 Commercial St
Portland, ME 04101
Licensed for 17 years, William T Bly 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 11 years, Gregory Paul Braun is a Criminal Defense and Trusts lawyer who attended Florida International University... read more >

Miklos Pongratz

Miklos Pongratz
Pongratz Law, P.C.
76 Tandberg Trail (Route 115)
Windham, ME 04071
Licensed for 17 years, Miklos Pongratz is a Criminal Defense and Family Law 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 >

Amanda Jo Doherty

Amanda Jo Doherty
The Doherty Law Office
PO Box 2345
South Portland, ME 04116
Licensed for 13 years, Amanda Jo Doherty is a Criminal Defense lawyer... 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 29 years, Bruce M Merrill is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Seton Hall University School of Law... 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Peter E Rodway

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

Lawrence B Goodglass

Lawrence B Goodglass
Lawrence B. Goodglass, Attorney at Law
477 Congress Street 5th floor
Portland, ME 04101
Licensed for 34 years, Lawrence B Goodglass is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >
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Juvenile Defense Specialty Areas

Board Certification

National Association of Counsel for Children - NACC is accredited by the ABA to certify attorneys as child welfare law specialists and works to improve the quality of legal representation of children in dependency, juvenile delinquency, and family law cases.



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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