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Criminal Defense Lawyers in Bar Harbor, ME

Bar Harbor Maine Criminal Defense LawyersYou need someone with experience working for you to minimize long-term damage a criminal conviction will cause. The Maine Criminal Defense Group has handled 1000’s of criminal cases with over 50 years of knowledge and legal tenacity behind them.

No matter how small or big a criminal charge is, it can be a career wrecker, a life changer, & carry heavy penalties, fees, possible probation, and even jail time.  Most employers get background checks when considering job applicants.

Any convictions you may have could disqualify you from that job you are hoping to get. Nothing is worse than always wondering in the back of your mind; will the criminal charge show up on the background check? The answer is more often than note; yes.

There are many options available to deal with a criminal charge.  For examples sake, the use of a plea bargain or a deferred dispositions can limit or dismiss a charge entirely.  We have the experience to help you make one of the most important decisions in minimizing the damages you could suffer at the hands of criminal charge in Bar Harbor.

Common Criminal Offenses in Bar Harbor, Maine

Some of the most common criminal charges that we see include:
OUI/ DUI Offenses – One of the biggest concerns in Bar Harbor, as well as for the rest of Maine, is drivers under the influence.  When a decision involves consuming alcohol or drugs and getting behind the wheel, innocent people could suffer. For this reason, police are extra vigilant in popular college areas.
Domestic Violence – Bar Harbor has a low number of assaults, but that does not mean crimes do not occur. Domestic violence can take many forms. Stalking, threatening, and sexual abuse can all be forms of domestic violence.
Marijuana Crimes –  Possession of small quantities is a Class E offense, but cultivation or distributing can lead to Class B charges.
Drug Possession – Drug crimes in Bar Harbor are a problem that exist throughout the Maine. Prescription drug fraud and abuse are particularly bad. Possession of any controlled substance can result in serious consequences as Bar Harbor police are looking to crack down.
Theft CrimesTheft, larceny, and burglary are the most common property crimes in Bar Harbor.
Juvenile Offenses – A hard reality is that where there are kids, students, & colleges that are also underage kids being offered alcohol or even drugs. Police in Bar Harbor monitor the roads closely and underage OUI and underage drinking are common offenses.
Weapon Charges – The gun laws in Maine regulate the possession, sale and use of firearms and ammunition throughout the state. Maine allows for the concealed carry of a weapon upon issue of a permit from the local or state police, and it is unlawful to carry any firearm concealed without this permit. In addition to federal gun laws, Maine state laws also prohibit people from carrying guns for other reasons as well.
Probation Violations – Nearly 35% of all Maine state prison admissions in 2006 were offenders who returned to jail as a result of probation violations. If you have been accused of violating the terms of your probation, you must take swift action to protect your rights and avoid suffering the penalties of your original offense.

Bar Harbor Court Location

If you were charged with a crime in Bar Harbor, the closest court to you will be the Ellsworth district court.


50 State Street, Suite 2,
Ellsworth, ME 04605


Clerk: Terry Harding
Phone: (207) 667-7141
TTY: 711 Maine Relay

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. except for Court HolidaysAdministrative Weeks and closings due to storms or emergencies


Parking is available on the street and in the municipal lot across the street.


  • No firearms, knives, or weapons of any kind.
  • No food or drink in courtrooms.
  • No cell phones, cameras, or other electronic recording devices in courtrooms.
  • No pets, except service animals.


If you have been arrested and charged with a crime in Bar Harbor, Maine, you need legal representation to make sure your rights are invoked and the prosecutor’s case gets challenged. The penalties of an criminal conviction are severe and can alter the course of your life. Fighting for your innocence by challenging the evidence against you is essential for preserving your rights and your future.

The criminal lawyers at The Maine Criminal Defense Group can help. Call our office at (207) 571-8146 or contact us online if you have been arrested and charged with crime in Bar Harbor.

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