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Assisting Bangor Residents with Defending against their Pending Criminal Charge

Any criminal arrest or conviction can have serious consequences, regardless of the actual charge you are facing. A conviction for a more serious offense could lead to jail time, large fines, community service, probation, and other harsh consequences. In addition to these criminal penalties, you will also have an arrest/conviction record, which is generally searchable by the public via the internet. A criminal conviction – and sometimes even an arrest – could make it hard for you to find a job, find a place to live, or find a school that will accept you. 

Consequently, when it comes to both large and small criminal charges, you do not want to leave anything to chance. When it comes to defending you against your criminal charges, you should look no further than the experienced Bangor criminal defense attorneys at The Maine Criminal Defense Group. Our knowledgeable legal team can explain and make sure that you fully understand all of your legal options and can help you decide on the best options in your criminal case. Please contact us online today to learn more about how we could assist you with defending against your pending criminal charge. 

Felony versus Misdemeanor Charges

Maine criminal charges are broadly classified into two categories: felony offenses and misdemeanor offenses. Generally speaking, felony offenses are those criminal charges which are punishable by incarceration of one or more years. Misdemeanor offenses typically carry a potential jail sentence of less than one year, along with possible monetary fines and other penalties. 

In the case of criminal drug charges, some offenses that would ordinarily be classified as misdemeanors might become felonies, depending upon the type or quantity of the drug which the accused allegedly possessed, sold, or distributed. 

Potential Penalties upon Conviction 

If you are convicted of a criminal offense in Maine, a judge typically imposes the penalty at a sentencing hearing. Penalties upon conviction could consist of incarceration, fines, community service, probation, and others, depending upon the specific crime or crimes with which you have been convicted. 

Some of the most common factors which impact that type and length of the penalty imposed include the following:

  • The criminal offense with which you have been charged
  • Your prior criminal record of arrests and convictions (i.e., whether or not you are a repeat offender)
  • Whether the offense is a felony or a misdemeanor charge
  • Whether there was a victim and if that person was seriously injured or harmed in any way
  • Whether you pose a significant danger to the community at large

Call a Bangor Criminal Defense Attorney Today

One way to avoid criminal penalties and other consequences in your case is to argue the best possible defense under your circumstances, and hopefully avoid a conviction altogether. Alternatively, the skilled lawyers at The Maine Criminal Defense Group may be able to convince the prosecuting attorney to offer you a favorable deal, in exchange for a guilty plea in your case and/or argue for a lighter sentence on your behalf at a sentencing hearing. 

To schedule a case evaluation and legal consultation with a Bangor criminal defense attorney, please contact us online to learn more about how we could help. 

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