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Criminal Defense Lawyers in Biddeford, ME

Biddeford. Maine. USAAccording to city-data.com the crime rate in Biddeford is 274 on the crime index which is roughly the same as the national average for violent crimes in entirety of the United States.

While the crime rate has remained fairly average it has increased steadily over recent years and rose by about 10% in 2019 compared to the previous year. Sometimes we find ourselves in questionable predicaments, not the best frame of mind or even surround ourselves with not the best of peers.

Next thing you know you are being handcuffed, read your rights and being transported to the nearest jailhouse in Biddeford.

Biddeford Court House Location

Address
25 Adams Street,
Biddeford, ME 04005
Phone: (207) 283-1147
TTY: 711 Maine Relay

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 8AM – 4PM
Closed for court holidays, administrative weeks and closings due to storms and emergencies.

Parking
Parking at the Biddeford court house is available as street parking out front and within the parking lot behind the building. If you are parking in the lot behind the courthouse, please leave displayed your parking permit otherwise you may be subject to ticketing and/or towing.

Common Criminal Offenses in Biddeford, Maine

Some of the most common areas of criminal charges that we see include:

OUI/ DUI Offenses – One of the biggest concerns in Biddeford is drivers under the influence. College students are notorious for not knowing their limits and making stupid decisions. 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 – Biddeford 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 – Because of the high number of young people in the city, Biddeford police are always on the lookout for marijuana. Possession of small quantities is a Class E offense, but cultivation or distributing can lead to Class B charges.

Drug Possession – Drug crimes in Biddeford 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 Biddeford police are looking to crack down.

Sexual Assault – The number of rape cases in 2010 was under 10 and the most recent projections show that sexual crimes in Biddeford seem to be decreasing at a steady rate.

Theft CrimesTheft, larceny, and burglary are the most common property crimes in Biddeford.

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 Biddeford 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.

CONTACT A CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER IN BIDDEFORD TODAY

Regardless of where you are arrested in Maine, having a quality criminal defense attorney like William T. Bly on your side can be the best way to prevent an arrest and criminal charge from turning into a devastating conviction. Mr. Bly has extensive experience and a proven track record throughout the state of Maine, including in South Portland. When it comes to your criminal defense William T. Bly fights for your rights and interests, both in and out of court. Call a highly experienced Biddeford Maine criminal lawyer at (207) 571-8146  or contact William Bly -online.

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