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Differences Between State and Federal Drug Crimes in Maine

Any criminal charge for a drug-related offense is a serious matter in Maine,but how consequential the outcomes can get may depend on whether the charge is filed at the state or federal level. A drug crime conviction may lead to a permanent criminal record, in addition to a potential prison sentence and a hefty fine. […]

Prostitution and Solicitation Laws in Maine

Both prostitution and solicitation are considered sex crimes in Maine. Buying or selling sexual acts or sexual contact is illegal and has traditionally been considered a criminal offense for all those involved. However, Maine’s prostitution and solicitation laws have recently been updated with some important changes. Here’s what you need to know. What are the […]

Open alcohol container laws in Maine

While you should be aware of the strict OUI laws in Maine, it’s also important to know about other ways you can face a traffic infraction if alcohol is involved. If you have an open container of alcohol in your vehicle, you can still face a traffic infraction even if your driving is not impaired […]

Domestic Assault Possible Defenses and Penalties in Maine

In recent years, convictions for domestic violence offenses in Maine have increased as state prosecutors rigorously pursue cases. This has led to harsher penalties for offenders, which makes it even more essential to work on a credible defense if you have been wrongly accused of the offense. By understanding more about domestic violence, its penalties, […]

What Happens After the First Offense OUI in Maine

A first OUI offense in Maine can potentially have long-term consequences, but with the right legal representation, alleged offenders can escape the harshest penalties. A first offense for impaired driving is likely to lead to an arrest, charge, and a court appearance. However, the criminal justice system recognizes that some people with no criminal record […]


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The Maine Criminal Defense Group

The Maine Criminal Defense Group adeptly handles all areas of criminal defense practice, including experienced and skilled legal representation for state and federal charges.

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