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OUI / DUI Defense Lawyers in Newport, ME

Newport Maine Operating Under the Influence (OUI - DUI) Lawyers

Newport Court Location

If you get pulled over, arrested, and charged with operating under the influence (OUI, also known as drunk driving) in Newport, Maine, then your case will NOT go before the court at the Newport District Court.

However, civil offenses, family matters and probate issues are still handled at this courthouse. This court is located just off Route 2, at 12 Water Street, in Newport, Maine, in a single-story white building that has a sign out front saying “Maine District Court.”

You can get driving directions to the Newport District Court using Google Maps, or the court’s website.

Penobscot county criminal cases are handled exclusively at the Penobscot County Judicial Center in downtown Bangor.

Parking

Because it’s not a very busy courthouse, the parking lot surrounding the Newport District Court is more than enough for the court’s day-to-day activities. You shouldn’t have a problem finding a spot, there.

Prosecutors

The District Attorney is the lead prosecutor for the county in which he or she sits. For Penobscot County, the District Attorney is Chris Almy. Unfortunately, Mr. Almy has a strict “no negotiation” policy, when it comes to OUI cases in his office.

His assistance prosecutors know this, and are aware that, if they drop an OUI charge down to a lesser offense, they’ll be looking for a new job, very soon.

In one sense, Mr. Almy’s policy against plea deals makes OUIs in Newport very simple – without a negotiation process, the case goes straight to trial.

OUI / DUI Penalties in Newport

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 for 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 / DUI defense lawyer in Newport Today

If you’ve been charged for OUI / DUI in Newport, you’ll need a top-notch defense attorney to fight against the criminal charge.

Call The Maine Criminal Defense Group at (207) 571-8146 or contact us directly online. We’ve built a reputation as a tough OUI / DUI defense law firm throughout southern and central Maine, and we are familiar with the tactics of the prosecutors at the Newport District Court.

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