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OUI / DUI Defense Lawyers in Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport in New England Maine

Kennebunkport is a town of 3,474, as of the 2010 census, in York County, Maine. While it was once a fishing town, Kennebunkport has evolved into a summer tourist community for the wealthiest people in Maine and the surrounding area.

As a result, Kennebunkport is home to some of Maine’s largest and most extravagant houses, and boasts a downtown with chic stores, souvenir and art galleries, and expensive seafood restaurants. Kennebunkport is also the summer home of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush.

As an upper class summer resort, Kennebunkport is one of Maine’s wealthiest communities. While the state of Maine’s median household income was $46,974, the town of Kennebunkport’s was $77,716. Additionally, Kennebunkport’s residents are much older than is typical for Maine: While the median age for all Maine residents is 44 years old, in Kennebunkport, it’s 55.3 years.

Crime statistics show that Kennebunkport is one of Maine’s safest communities, with violent crimes almost nonexistent, and property crimes well below the state and national averages.

Nevertheless, Kennebunkport maintains a strong police force, composed of 11 officers, as of 2012. With 3.15 officers for every 1,000 residents, Kennebunkport’s police department is nearly double the typical size in Maine, which only average 1.7 officers for every 1,000 residents in 2012.

Kennebunkport Court Location

If you get arrested and charged for operating under the influence (OUI / DUI) in Kennebunkport, then your case will be heard by the nearby Biddeford District Court, in Biddeford, Maine.

Please see our page on that particular court for more details, including the court’s exact location, parking information, and unique aspects of the OUI process in Biddeford.

Prosecutors

The York County District Attorney’s Office, York courthouse division, is composed of two primary assistant district attorneys, who are responsible for handling all criminal matters. However, they do not deal with some traffic violations, like speeding tickets.

If your case involves a speeding ticket, you’ll be dealing with directly with the police officer or state trooper who issued you the summons to appear in court, which can make things much more uncomfortable.

OUI / DUI Penalties in Kennebunkport

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 Defense Lawyer in Kennebunkport today

criminal charge for OUI is no small matter. If you end up getting convicted, the repercussions are serious, and range from significant fines, to a license suspension that can make your life difficult, to possible jail time.

Successfully defending against an OUI charge is crucial to avoid the criminal penalties, as well as the collateral consequences of a conviction. The best way to protect yourself from an OUI charge is to hire the best OUI / DUI defense attorney you can find. Attorney William T. Bly has built a long list of successful outcomes in court, and has established a reputation as Maine’s premier OUI defense attorney. His experience defending others against OUI charges, along with the knowledge he’s obtained by continually taking courses and seminars on the science behind the law enforcement of OUI laws, makes him the attorney to hire, if you’ve been charged with OUI.

Call The Maine Criminal Defense Group at (207) 571-8146, or contact him directly online, to start planning your OUI / DUI defense.

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