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OUI / DUI Defense Lawyers in Cape Elizabeth, ME

Cape Elizabeth Maine Operating Under the Influence (OUI) Lawyers

Cape Elizabeth is a town in Cumberland County, Maine.

With a population of 9,015 in the 2010 census, Cape Elizabeth is a wealthy suburb of Maine’s largest city, Portland, sharing its northern border with South Portland.

The town is the site of one of the most iconic lighthouses in the world, the Portland Head Light, which is also Maine’s oldest lighthouse, built in 1791. The Head Light is located in the northeastern section of Cape Elizabeth, across the Danforth Cove from Cushing Island, inside the area that used to be Fort Williams.

Demographic figures show that the town of Cape Elizabeth is easily one of the wealthiest areas of Maine, with a 2013 median household income of $89,989, compared to the state average of $46,974.

It’s also one of the safest, with a police force of 1.43 officers per 1,000 residents, compared to Maine’s average of 1.69, and a crime index of 63.8, compared to the national average of 294.7.

OUI / DUI Charges in Cape Elizabeth

Because there’s no court in Cape Elizabeth, itself, if you get charged for drunk driving, also known as operating under the influence (OUI) in Cape Elizabeth, your case will go before the nearby Portland District Court. Please see our page on the Portland District Court for more information about the location of the court, parking, and the unique characteristics of the criminal process there.

A charge for OUI is a serious accusation everywhere in the U.S., and it’s no exception in the state of Maine. If you don’t successfully defend yourself against the charge and show your innocence, you’ll be facing serious penalties that can hurt.

These include lengthy license suspensions, hefty fines, and possibly even jail time. Once this is all over, you’ll still have to use an Ignition Interlock Device in your car, and you’ll have a criminal background that you’ll never be able to shake off.

Taken together, these penalties make it incredibly important to defend against the charges levied against you.

A successful defense is not impossible, no matter how much evidence law enforcement and the prosecutor seem to have – they often make it sound like they have much more than they actually do. Attorney William T. Bly knows this from defending countless people charged for drunk driving.

OUI / DUI Penalties in Cape Elizabeth

If the OUI investigation gathers strong evidence of an operating under the influence crime, you could end up getting convicted on drunk driving or drugged driving charges.

The penalties of an OUI conviction continue to change and carry heavier penalties and fines as politicians continue to cater to special interest groups that want to punish drunk drivers.

As a result, the sanctions for an OUI conviction, even one that does not involve a crash or injury,  are shockingly high for the severity of the crime:

No. of Offense (Last 10 Years) License Suspension Jail Time Minimum Fine
1st Offense 150 Days 0 – 96 Hours $500
2nd Offense 3 Years 7 Days $700
3rd Offense 6 Years 30 Days $1,100
4th Offense 8 Years 6 Months $2,100

Contact an OUI / DUI Defense Lawyer in Cape Elizabeth today

Over many years of criminal defense, specializing in OUI defense, William T. Bly has learned the many ways that evidence can be illegally obtained, and knows how to get it excluded from trial so it can never be used against you.

He is also one of the few attorneys to receive a certification as a Breath Alcohol Technician, as issued by the United States Department of Transportation.

His knowledge of all the different ways to collect evidence of an OUI crime, and all the ways that the evidence can be mishandled or improperly obtained, makes him the premier OUI defense attorney in the state of Maine.

If you’ve been arrested for an OUI in Cape Elizabeth, contact the law office of William Bly or call at (207) 571-8146.

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