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Aggressive Legal Representation For All Your Maine Criminal Defense Legal Needs

Here at The Maine Criminal Defense Group, we provide professional and aggressive criminal defense and OUI representation that exceeds the expectations of our clients and secures their freedom and their future.

Why MCD?

What distinguishes our firm from the numerous law firms throughout the state is that we genuinely care about the well-being of our clients. The staff and attorneys of The Maine Criminal Defense Group ensure that every client receives hands-on and personalized attention throughout the life of their case.

The Criminal Process

Click on the text in the blue circles to learn more about each phase of the criminal justice process
and about your rights as a crime victim.


After law enforcement is informed about suspicious activity, an investigation begins. Investigations typically involve collecting evidence, requesting a search warrant, or interviewing witnesses. If you’re suspected of drunk driving, you may be asked to provide blood or urine samples.


Law enforcement may request an arrest warrant from a judge or just take the suspect into custody based on the totality of the circumstances. The arrest or request for an arrest warrant can only be made if there’s probable cause, which is determined by the evidence gathered during the investigation.


Once an arrest is made, the defendant must participate in their arraignment, or an initial hearing, before a judge. The defendant learns about the charges and enters a plea in response.


During the pre-trial, or discovery phase, your attorney exchanges information with the opposing side’s attorney. We discuss the information and evidence we plan on using during the trial. In some cases, a pretrial motion might be filed, which may dismiss certain charges or omit specific evidence from the trial.


If the case is not resolved during plea bargaining, it’s taken to trial. This is where the judge and jury determine who is the guilty party. Your attorney will use evidence to try and defend you. Every criminal defendant has a constitutional right to a trial.


If the defendant pleads guilty or is found guilty on any of the charges, the judge determines an appropriate sentence based on your criminal history, the severity of the crime, and other factors. Sentences also depend on the state in which you reside, so our attorneys will inform you of Maine’s specific laws.


Even if the defendant is found guilty, he or she can make an appeal to a higher court. During an appeal, the defendant can argue that certain aspects of the trial affected the outcome of the case. If the appellate sides with the defendant, the court may reverse a conviction or request a new trial.


Aggressive Legal Representation
For All Your Legal Needs

If you have been charged with assault, theft, drug possession, or any other type of crime in Maine, you have come to the right place. The Maine Criminal Defense Group provides professional and aggressive criminal defense representation that exceeds the expectations of our clients and secures their freedom in the future.

Meet The Attorneys

The Maine Criminal Defense Group handles all areas of criminal defense practice, including legal representation for state and federal charges. We are knowledgeable and compassionate and will work to help you get results that you are not only happy with, but that are reached in a fair and compromising manner.

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The Maine Criminal Defense Group stands out from the many firms across the state due to our fierce commitment to defending those charged with a violent crime, property crime, OUI/DUI, or other criminal offense. We understand how even a minor charge can impact your life, and we will fight to protect you every step of the way.

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Ready to Get Started? Contact Our Firm Today!

If you are facing criminal charges in Maine, the attorneys at The Maine Criminal Defense Group are here to help. Call our office to speak with
one of our team members, who will discuss your case with you and set up a consultation with one of our attorneys

Portland Office

By Appt. Only
(207) 571-8162

Biddeford Office

Main Office
(207) 571-8162
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