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How do I find the best lawyer for my DUI charge?

If you have been arrested for OUI in Maine, it is important that you contact an attorney right away.

What does OUI stand for in Maine?

OUI stands for Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence. OUIs can also be referred to as DUI (Driving Under the Influence) or DWI (Driving While Intoxicated).

For many people, a drunk driving arrest is their first time in trouble with the law. When it comes to hiring an attorney they may have no idea where to even start. First and foremost it is important to speak to a lawyer as soon as you are arrested. You need to understand your rights and the consequences you could be facing. An experienced attorney will listen to you and explain what the best course of action will be. But before you can get advice from a lawyer, you need to decide which one is right for you.

There are many deciding factors when choosing an attorney. At our firm, we know that you have a lot of options and want to make the best decision. That is why we recommend doing a little research before you hire an attorney in order to make sure you get the best legal care for your money. You can start by asking friends and family for recommendations or doing an internet search. Next you should read about the credentials of all potential lawyers. It is important to look at experience and qualifications of each law firm. After that, check out a legal review site like where former clients rate attorneys. If you like what you see, call and set up a consultation. Reputable lawyers generally offer consultations to potential clients. This gives you a chance to meet the lawyers and find out more about what they can do for you.

Why Choose The Law Offices of William T. Bly for your OUI/DUI Charge?

William T. Bly is a lawyer with many years of experience defending people just like you. He is a graduate of the University of Maine Law School and has even worked as an intern prosecutor for the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office. He has been practice criminal justice law in Maine for nearly a decade and uses his experience to get the best results for his clients.

Attorney Bly is dedicated to providing his clients with the best possible defenses. One of the ways he ensures this is by constantly continuing his education. He regularly attends seminars and conferences dealing with OUI laws including a recent DWI Defense Seminar sponsored by the National College of DUI Defense at Harvard Law School. In addition, Attorney Bly makes sure he has a thorough understanding of Maine OUI law by understanding the techniques and tools police officers use to measure impairment. He is certified as a Breath Alcohol Technician by the United States Department of Transportation as a standardized field sobriety tests instructor by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It is rare for an attorney to have such in-depth training in these fields.

Our attorneys are compassionate and care about their clients. We will work hard to defend you and get you the best possible results. Our attorneys understand what it takes to beat DUI charges and will stop and nothing to fight for you. Not every law firm will fight as hard for you as we will.

In addition to dedication, we also strive to give you the best customer service around. We will be in constant contact with you in order to keep you updated on the status of your case and any new developments. If at any time you have questions or concerns, we are never more than a phone call or e-mail away.

Top Rated Defense Lawyer

Attorney William Bly has been recognized for his work on numerous occasions. He has won several awards and honors for his criminal defense accomplishments. In 2012, he was named a Rising Star in DUI/DWI/OUI defense by New England Super Lawyers Magazine. He is also a member of many professional associations such as the Maine State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the National Criminal Association Defense Lawyers and is a veteran of the United States Army.

We take pride in our work and strive to make every client happy. This hard work pays off because every day we hear from our satisfied clients. Not only does this make us feel great, customer reviews are a great way for potential clients to get a feel for the firm. To read our reviews, visit our page or the Recommendations. If you still have concerns, call us and let an experienced attorney ease your mind.

If you have been arrested for DUI and are looking for the best legal care around, look no further. Our firm can provide you with the hard working compassionate and experienced attorney that you need. Call us now for a consultation and a Maine defense lawyer will explain what we can do for you. There is no obligation and we are available to meet around your schedule. Call us now or complete the contact form in the sidebar to get started.


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Great group of people. Managed to get me a favorable outcome from a very bad situation. I would highly recommend this firm if you have legal troubles. Top notch performance!!

Dave Allen

So thankful I chose this team to represent me. They’re the best, hands down. Nathan Hitchcock proved my innocence not once but TWICE, including a trial by jury. I have a family in law enforcement who told me “Bill Bly and his team are the best. If I would recommend anyone, it would be them.”

Brandon Albert





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