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If you are convicted of a criminal offense in Portland, you could ultimately face harsh penalties, including jail time, fines, and probation. Moreover, your arrest and conviction will appear on your criminal record, which the general public could have access to.  A criminal record – even for a relatively minor charge – could make it difficult for you to get or keep a job, find a place to live, or gain admission to a college or university. 

Thankfully, there are many different legal defenses that you may be able to raise in response to a criminal charge. Depending on the crime and the circumstances surrounding it, a successful legal defense might lead to an acquittal or a dismissal of charges in your case.  

The experienced legal team at The Maine Criminal Defense Group can work with you to assert a strong defense in response to your criminal charge. Our team regularly represents individuals who have been charged with drunk driving, drug crimes, assault, domestic violence, and other serious offenses. Please contact us online today to learn more about how a Portland criminal defense lawyer could assist you with defending against your pending criminal charge.  

Drunk Driving Defense 

If you are caught driving or attempting to drive a motor vehicle while you have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher, you could be arrested for DUI. A conviction for DUI could land you in jail – especially if you are a repeat offender. There are numerous defenses to a drunk driving charge.  For example, you could defend on the grounds that the testing equipment was defective or that the police officer did not have probable cause to pull your vehicle over in the first place.

Drug Defense

Possessing even a small amount of an illegal substance could result in an arrest. If you are convicted of selling or distributing one or more illegal substances, the penalties are generally higher than for mere possession. For example, if you are convicted of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs, the mandatory prison time to be served is a 4-year sentence on a Class A felony.  In some instances, you could allege that you were not aware of the presence of an illegal substance and/or that you did not have control over the illegal substance. This defense may be successful if drugs are found in a home or vehicle that you recently occupied, and you were not aware that they were present.  

Domestic Violence Defense

Assault and domestic violence are serious criminal charges that involve harm or threats of harm to another individual. In many instances, courts issue protective orders which prevent the accused individual from contacting the alleged victim – and sometimes the couple’s children. In response to an assault or domestic violence allegation, you could allege that you were not the first aggressor and that you acted in self-defense.  

Speak with a Portland Criminal Defense Lawyer Today

Criminal convictions can have serious legal and personal consequences for alleged offenders. The skilled legal team at The Maine Criminal Defense Group is committed to assisting you with your defense and providing you with thorough, results-oriented legal representation. To schedule a case evaluation and legal consultation with a Portland criminal defense attorney, please contact us online to learn more about how we could assist. 

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