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OUI / DUI Defense Lawyers in Damariscotta, ME

Damariscotta Maine Operating Under the Influence (OUI) Lawyers

Damariscotta is a small resort town near the coast of Maine. Located in Lincoln County, Damariscotta has a population of 2,218 during the 2010 census.

Damariscotta is one half of the “Twin Villages” – the other half, Newcastle, sits on the opposite side of the Damariscotta River, and is linked to Damariscotta by the Main Street Bridge.

In this way, Damariscotta and Newcastle are paired like several other towns in Maine, like Biddeford and Saco. Damariscotta is known for its historical setting, and it’s small town charm that gives it a classical taste of New England.

As is typical for a resort town, the typical age of a Damariscotta resident is above the state average, even in an older state like Maine. While Maine’s median age is 43 years, in Damariscotta it’s nearly 51.

The town’s affluence, however, is in line with the rest of the state, with a median household income of $45,508. The rest of Maine sits at $46,974.

Also, like the rest of Maine is Damariscotta’s low crime rate. Violent crimes are extremely rare, and property crimes, though they were high for the state as recently as 2010, have fallen in recent years.

Interestingly, this recent fall in the crime rate in Damariscotta has not been because the town has hired more police officers – in fact, the number of full-time law enforcement personnel has fallen in recent years, from 3.15 officers per 1,000 residents in 2010 to 1.81 officers in 2013.

Damariscotta Court Location

If you get arrested and charged with a crime, such as operating under the influence (OUI), in Damariscotta, then your case will go before the Wiscasset District Court in nearby Wiscasset.

Address

32 High Street,
Wiscasset, ME 04578

Contact

Clerk: Teri Lambert
Phone: (207) 882-6363
TTY: 711 Maine Relay

Parking

Parking is available in the parking lot behind the courthouse. Additional parking is available on side streets. There are accessible parking places beside the courthouse. Parking is not allowed on the parking lot access ways or ramps.

OUI / DUI Penalties in Damariscotta

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

Prosecutors

The prosecutor for all of Lincoln County – as well as Sagadahoc and Knox Counties – is Geoff Rushlau. Not only does Mr. Rushlau have the most area to cover in the state of Maine, but he is also the second-longest serving prosecutor in the state, behind only Cumberland County’s Stephanie Anderson.

Unfortunately, when it comes to prosecuting OUIs, Mr. Rushlau has adopted a tough and unforgiving stance. However, he has a solid group of assistant district attorneys on his staff and often gives them enough leash to drop charges to lesser offenses without his prior approval.

Contact an OUI Defense Lawyer in Damariscotta today

If you have been charged with OUI in Damariscotta, you will need an experienced OUI / DUI defense attorney like William T. Bly to represent you both in and out of court.

Mr. Bly’s extensive knowledge of Maine’s OUI laws, as well as the science behind both the breath and field sobriety testing that law enforcement relies on as evidence, have made him adept at fighting OUI charges for his clients.

Contact The Maine Criminal Defense Group directly online or by call us at (207) 571-8146.

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