I have had the honor and privilege of working with Mr. Bly who was extremely knowledgeable and thorough and whose expertise in all legal matters was truly outstanding. Mr. Bly was kind, and helpful every step of the way. I would highly recommend Mr. Bly. There can be no attorney better. You will be in good, competent hands with Mr. Bly. I give him the highest rating possible.
I’ve gotten to know William through numerous legal conferences and have been incredibly impressed with how serious he cares about his clients and how he is a true human who wants to take care of your future. I will always refer my clients to his firm whenever I can.
This is THE premier criminal defense firm in Maine! If any family member or friend of mine needed representation in Maine, I would have them call the Maine Criminal Defense Group! Lawyer Bill Bly and his associates are awesome. Plus Bill Bly trained at Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College. That , along with his experience, and track record definitely sets him and his firm apart from other criminal defense firms.
I called Bill and had a consultation. He listened intently to my case and laid out our pathway. He was straight forward, real and didn’t toss me a bunch of crap. I fully expected him to fluff up the case and try to convince me of a win to just get my money. IN NO WAY DID THAT HAPPEN. I felt comfortable right away. At first, I could not afford his services, but on the day I was due in court I called him and he stepped right up and started in just like I had hired him on day one. It was Half the cost upfront, and the other half at the end of the services rendered. My case lasted over a year and had about 6 court visits, (some for the state, some for the DMV). I was busy working and he made it so I did not have to go to any of them. After lots of trial work, we ended up putting enough holes in the prosecution’s case for some great settles. I ended avoiding about $7,000 in fines and fees. I would recommend this office to anyone with a need for solid law representation. Thanks, Bill, you saved my family and a ton of money and kept me from any time in jail. I can’t thank you enough, and if anyone is reading this review, read no farther, take this man’s offer to help, you won’t regret it.
Thank you very much for the excellent work performed on behalf of my client on her Maine criminal case. I appreciate the attentive service, the quality of the work and the reasonableness of your fees. As you know, part of my practice in Beverly Hills includes representing celebrities and professional athletes. Criminal issues often arise. If you tire of Maine winters and decide to move on to sunnier climates, I can keep you busy here. Sincerely, Robert W. Hirsh
I WOULD TRUST ATTY BLY W/ MY LIFE … IN FACT, I DID! There is very little in this world that scares me more than the jail cell bars being locked and knowing that I am trapped behind bars in prison. However, after a “Hit & Run” accident that I fled and a .289 Breathalyzer Report (over 3.5 times the legal limit in the State of Maine), that is exactly where I found myself. Dressed in orange and chains and shackled to another prisoner, I found myself arraigned in front of a judge and facing MANDATORY jail time of up to One Year behind bars. The DA immediately offered a plea bargain of 30 days behind bars in exchange for a guilty plea. 30 days … 720 hours … for a first time offender … I was SCARED! I knew I wouldn’t last in jail. Forget my freedom; I felt my life was in jeopardy. I found an attorney that was eager to take my check, review the facts of my case, and advise me that ” … there is no way around it; you ARE going to jail.” I knew I needed help – much better help than my current attorney was giving me. I did my research. I examined every attorney I could find in the state of Maine. I reviewed areas of expertise, case results, defense strategies, percentages of plea bargain versus trial, and trial records / winning percentage in jury trials. There was one name that stood “head and shoulders” above the rest: Attorney William Bly of Biddeford, Maine. If ANYONE was going to represent me, it was going to be Attorney Bly. I called his office (on a Saturday night @ 1:00 am) and left a message. My phone call was returned by 8:30 am the next day (Sunday morning!). I met with Attorney Bly the next week – and fired my original attorney after leaving his office before I even reached my car in the parking lot. Attorney Bly poured over and scoured my background and medical records – and the Maine State Police cruiser video of my arrest – a video showing me barely able to stand and an audio recording of repeated belligerence in which I continually verbally assaulted the Trooper and called him a “F***ing A**hole” on AT LEAST 15 occasions. Attorney Bly and his Expert Witnesses devoured my medical reports and found that I had been diagnosed with Hyperglycemia only 6 days prior to my arrest and concluded my actions that evening was a direct result of a Hyperglycemic episode. We (Attorney Bly & Multiple Expert Witnesses) readied ourselves for a Jury Trial and when the DA became aware of Atty Bly’s strategy, they discarded their original 30-day jail term offer and presented a new plea offer: “Hit and Run” dismissed, plead guilty to a misdemeanor, and ABSOLUTELY NO JAIL TIME. Offer accepted. Jail may very well have (literally) killed me. It is not an overstatement when I say that Attorney Bill Bly saved my life. If you need an attorney in the State of Maine – and if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you do – you would be foolish not to, at least, have a CONSULTATION with one of the most experienced and gifted lawyers in the state. My family and I will never look for another attorney. You shouldn’t either!
While on vacation in Maine, I was arrested for OUI. Prior to this happening to me, I had never been in trouble with the law before and was completely overwhelmed and embarrassed by the situation. Coming from a world away in California, I called an attorney friend of mine back home to ask what I should do. My friend recommended Bill, and I was impressed from phone call number one. The receptionist, Anne, answered immediately and was extremely helpful. I was able to come in and visit with Bill on the same day. He’s a straight shooter and a seasoned pro. He knew all of the answers to my questions, and I was quick at ease with his advice and recommendations. The entire situation is over now, and my outcome was extremely favorable. I couldn’t be happier with the service I received from Bill and his staff. Every call and email is answered immediately, and I would have been lost had such a great team not had my back. I highly recommend Bill Bly and thank he and his staff for such turning my nightmare into a minor situation. The cost was very reasonable as well. Thanks Bill!
If you are looking for the best DUI lawyer around its Bill Bly!! A++ service and he turned a .20 DUI into vanishing air. Thanks again Bill!! You are the man!! Thanks for fighting for my rights!!
My experience working with Mr. Bly has been a great experience. Never having to wait for an answer is HUGE when dealing with difficult situations. Gets back within the day if not within the hour. I would highly recommend this law firm. Give him a call…you won’t be sorry.
I want to thank you for all your help. I was in a bad place when I first came to you. You really helped me through a terrible time. I would definitely recommend you to anyone that needs help. I just wanted to say thank you for everything. You really helped me a lot. Thank you and take care.
Thank you for everything you did for my son. He and I both appreciate the hard work that you put into this case. He has been able to turn his life around now this is behind him. I know that you are paid to do a job, but I want you to know that you always made him & I feel like he was your only client. Neither one of us ever felt like you were just there for the money. Rather, we knew you really cared about his case & really listened. Thank you again for all of your help. Hopefully, no one I know gets an OUI in the future but if they do, I won’t hesitate to refer your services.
I want to thank you for everything you have done for my family. You have gone above & beyond our expectations and you are to be commended for such a solid, compelling case. You are a great attorney and an even greater person. We have all grown to love you.
Thank you for all your help with my OUI. When we first met I was resigned to the “fact” that I was going to be convicted of an OUI and would lose my military career over it. I must say that I was quite surprised, shocked even, when you called me personally to tell me that you’d gotten the OUI dismissed. I can’t thank you enough for all that you did. Please extend my thanks to Ann as well. She is a fantastic assistant. She always took the time to speak with me and always made me feel better with her kind words. All the best to you and thank you again.
Thank you for all your help concerning my case. As a veteran returning from overseas service, your willingness to assist me in a time of need and when I wasn’t in a position to pay for an attorney is greatly appreciated. You helped secure my visitation with my children and my future and I can continue on with life knowing that I have a clean record.
If you ever find yourself caught up in the legal system. The Maine Criminal Defense Group and his staff are the ones you want to have on your side. This man will fight hard for your rights and do everything he can to make your situation less stressful. Two thumbs up!!
We’re glad we chose Bill for our legal needs. We found Bill to be knowledgeable, clear, and diligent. He actively managed my case and the overall outcome was the best that we could have hoped for. We would recommend Bill to others in a similar situation – he guided us step by step through the process and he earned our trust.
The Maine Criminal Defense Group is hard working, knowledgeable, and determined when working on cases. He was pleasant and helpful throughout the entire process by answering any and all questions I may have had. His diligent work on my case, personal connections in the court systems, and professionalism made him personable to work with and his proficiency allowed me to win both of my cases. Thanks to him my record remains unblemished; I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a DWI or OUI lawyer.
Bill Bly did a magnificent job collecting evidence and building leverage with the DA’s office that allowed us to plead an OUI down to a lesser charge. Not only was he very knowledgeable about Maine law, but he also understood the personalities of both the prosecutor and the judge. In a time of great stress, Bill was always available to talk and give helpful advice.
Mr. Bly is a superb lawyer! He is without a doubt one of the finest criminal defense lawyers in the state of Maine. He handled my son’s case with sincerity and professionalism, and the results, “All Charges Dismissed!” If you need a defense attorney, he is simply remarkable. My son and I both consider The Maine Criminal Defense Group as not just our attorney, but as our friend. We both owe him a debt of gratitude! I urge you to make that call if you need legal help! A Big, Big, Thank-you to The Maine Criminal Defense Group! Should consider changing his name to Winner Bly as all he does is win, win, win for his clients!
I retained Mr. Bly over a year ago. I was charged with OUI and having a minor in the car. Mr. Bly was able to arrange a plea to a Driving to Endanger with no jail time and only a 30 day license suspension If I had just plead guilty like my friends were telling me I should have done, I would have gone to jail for 2 days and lost my license for 1 year. Thank you Mr. Bly for everything you and your staff did for me on my case!
I was lucky to have contacted Mr. Bly in a matter that unfairly could have changed my life. He was very open, concerned, and committed to helping me. He answered every call promptly, never lost interest in my case, and went out of his way to protect my interests. For a very reasonable fee he made a huge difference in my life. I would recommend Mr. Bly to anyone anywhere who wants the best possible representation, caring concern, and intense determination. I will be grateful to Mr. Bly for the rest of my life.
As an attorney it was clear to me that achieving a favorable disposition of an OUI charge with a difficult fact pattern would require specialized representation. Bill quickly proved this instinct correct and his nuanced and detailed understanding of and experience with the intricacies of the arrest process and procedural mechanics of the charge and ensuing prosecution were critical to the ultimate result. I am convinced that a very skilled but less experienced and specialized criminal defense attorney would not have delivered equally effective representation. I was satisfied with the quality of his work product, his strategic sensibility and his persistent pursuit of the best case outcome. I recommend him without qualification.
I went to Maine on a weekend vacation trip and got a little reckless. I ended up driving the wrong way on a one way street and received an oui. Now I was up against loosing my cdl, my job, and my new home I had purchased only a month prior. I needed a lawyer. After much research and deliberation, I decided Mr. Bly was the one for me. I hired him to represent me, explained my case and he went to work. Not only did he save my cdl and regular license, but I didn’t even end up with an oui on my record. This is all due to Mr Bly’s diligence and persistence in resolving my case. I’m very please that I chose Mr Bly to represent me and would recommend him to anyone that’s facing what I was.
Feeling helpless? Bill is the person you need to contact. Never being on the other side of the law, I contacted Bill in a panic. He sensed this and actually agreed to meet me on a Saturday. Bill was extremely personable and gave me the facts that appeared grime but was willing to take every measure possible to try and assist me. I felt optomistic after we met in person. Having a CDL meant lose of job. Bill got right on the case and worked every angle possible. He also went to the hearing independently acting as my voice. Bill’s efforts proved positive results as the OUI was dismissed saving not only my career but also my reputation. I would recommend Bill to anyone.
My fiancé and I were visiting Kennebunk over the summer when I was stopped and arrested for OUI. I couldn’t believe that this was happening. Once I got over the shock and humiliation of the arrest, my fiancé and I began searching for an attorney in southern Maine. Since we’re from out of state, it was no easy task. When I first met with Mr. Bly, he put my mind at ease by explaining the process to me in clear, matter of fact terms. I trusted Mr. Bly’s expertise and his kind and understanding demeanor instilled confidence. Thankfully everything worked out well and the OUI charge was dismissed. I’m thankful I found Mr. Bly and that he was able to resolve my case. It took a HUGE weight off of my mind.
I met with Bill back in June of this year for an OUI charge. When I met with Bill, he sat down with me and explained the entire court process and what to expect going forward. He didn’t try and “sell me” on hiring him or make promises that he couldn’t possibly keep. Instead, he told me what to expect, gave me a straight forward evaluation of my case and answered all of my questions. Bill’s legal skill exceeded my expectations as he was able to get my OUI charge dismissed in return for a plea to driving to endanger. Frankly, I had a high test and wasn’t expecting much beyond keeping out of jail. Thankfully, I hired the right attorney who got the job done. Thanks Bill. J.
Bill Bly is very professional, does his homework and he is very thorough. And his staff is the same. He and his staff returned all my phone calls and kept us abreast of the progress in our case. I highly recommend him.
Mr. Bly assisted me with a case where I was charged with assaulting my girlfriend and my brother as well as some other people. After reading the police reports, I felt that the case was hopeless. Mr. Bly negotiated and outcome that prevented me from a DV conviction showing up on my record. This was more than I could have hoped for. Thank you!
Attorney Bly defended me on charges of theft and secured a not guilty after trial. Thank you for all of your hard work.
I was in a legal nightmare, after being arrested for an Operating Under the Influence, OUI in the great State of Maine. I was previously classified as a habitual offender in another state, so this was not my first charge concerning this particular legal issue. But facing yet another OUI charge in the State of Maine was a very serious matter, to include prison time. As with everyone else, facing legal issues, I had a life that was valuable to me and my family, and an OUI conviction would literally sink me, financially, emotionally and spiritually. I had a high level position at a top engineering firm, and I was supporting the Department of Defense, DOD in the aspect of Computer Technology. My legal situation was complicated but the short story is that Bill Bly worked his magic, and everything worked out concerning my case. Presently, I’m gainfully employed, and my family\career survived this caustic event. My driving privileges have also been restored in spite of my extensive OUI history, and this is due to Bill Bly and his diligent efforts to my case.
Bill was very dedicated to my issue and worked with me to get me the best possible outcome. Bill and his law office kept me well informed on developments on the situation and was very upfront with me, gaining my trust and confidence in his skills helping me get through the process. I highly recommend Bill and his services!
First and for most I’d like to thank you very much for sorting out the snowmobile OUI bs for me. The outcome could not have been more desirable and the process with you couldn’t have been better. On a professional note I give an A+ and will gladly refer you to other unfortunate souls that step in the wrong pile of poo from time to time. From the beginning you made me feel relaxed, calm and confident that you had it, so I could go about my personal and professional business unfettered. I like your not afraid to swing hard. Your kind, well spoken and scary in a good way-your good pal, real good! Im scared of you even and your on my team…Sincerely Bill, thank you.
Attorney Bly handled a sensitive domestic violence charge for me in a VERY favorable fashion. Ultimately, he got the charges thrown out. I’m grateful to him and his staff for all their hard work. Ann is especially helpful and was always available to answer my questions. If you need an attorney who will fight hard for you to get the results you need, call Mr. Bly. He’s the best!
Two years ago I was involved in a high publicity case that involved significant legal implications. This uncharacteristic life event left me overwhelmed by emotional distress and not knowing where to turn next. Through thorough research and high esteem recommendations, I contacted the law office of William T. Bly. From the moment I met The Maine Criminal Defense Group, I knew I had made the best decision for both me and my family. Mr. Bly and the paralegals at his law office handled my case with utmost class, dignity, and professionalism. I was treated and spoken to as the individual I am, rather than a case or docket number. Mr. Bly cared to understand who I was and what I had to lose. All my calls of concern were promptly returned by a knowledgeable paralegal or Mr. Bly himself. Mr. Bly worked relentlessly with local PD, court officials and district attorneys to work out the best possible outcome for my case. I could not be happier with the work Mr. Bly has done for me. I can not say enough good things about the law office of William T. Bly and would recommend him to any person facing legal allegations.
I will with out hesitation recommend Bill to anyone !!! He fought diligently for a year to ensure me the best results possible and to avoid trial. In the end Bill saved me my career and kept me out of jail. There is really no way to fully express my gratitude. Bill and Ann are always easily assesible for questions or even a pep talk to clam your nerves. I can’t imagine making it through this process with out them. Thank you Bill and Ann!!!
My OUI and criminal speeding charges brought a great deal of stress and hardship to not only myself but my entire family. Having both of the charges against me dismissed was an absolute godsend. Once dropped, it felt as though a dark cloud that had been looming over my head had been lifted. I am deeply grateful for the services of attorney Bly. With attorney Bly’s help, I was able to have a favorable outcome to a very trying situation. My case against the state of Maine took several months to resolve, but in the end, it turned out in my favor. During these months Attorney Bly handled all correspondence with both the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and the court system. I did not have the stress of worrying about multiple appearances and keeping tabs on court dates, correspondence, suspensions, and other imposed stipulations. This was very important to me as I am frequently on the go and call California home. Attorney Bly also made sure to verify California state OUI laws so that I could know any and all potential impacts affecting my California driver’s license in the state of Maine. At times I felt rather discouraged in the court proceedings as they took several months to manifest, however placing my faith in attorney Bly and his knowledge of the justice system resulted in my case being dismissed. If you find yourself in a situation such as mine I encourage you to sit down and discuss your case with attorney Bly. He will go over the findings of your case and provide you realistic expectations on possible outcomes. My outcome was not expected. I had fully intended on being charged with either one or both of the charges against me from attorney Bly’s honest and forthright assessment of my case. With his help, however, I was able to put this blemish in my judgment behind me and learn from my mistakes as I hope those reading do as well.
Working with Attorney Bly was a pleasure – given the circumstances. He acknowledged my novelty to the courtroom and was sensitive to my case by guiding me through the process, step by step. Especially when I seemed overwhelmed and confused, anxious and uneasy, Bill showed patience and professionalism while keeping a friendly, personable demeanor. From our initial meeting, I felt more at ease knowing I would be working with a clearly experienced individual whose successful background precedes him.
It was an absolute pleasure to work with The Maine Criminal Defense Group. At the eleventh hour, I contacted him for help with a legal matter. What I originally thought would be a quick and easy case, turned into a more challenging matter. Nonetheless, given his knowledge and well-established relationships with members of the court and the district attorney’s office, he able to resolve the matter in a quick and incredibly positive manner.
I am delighted to write this recommendation for Attorney William Bly. Before hiring The Maine Criminal Defense Group to represent me I had worked with another lawyer which resulted in a warrant out for my arrest. Being out of state I had to thoroughly research attorneys online to handle my case, and came across The Maine Criminal Defense Groups great reviews! He not only got the warrant dropped immediately but also was able to get the “no contact order” between me and my husband dropped, without me flying to Maine or having to be present which is actually unheard of. I never had to make one appearance in the court thanks to Attorney Bly! Being charged with domestic violence assault could have resulted in 364 days in jail, a fine up to $ 2,000 dollars, 2-year probation, a batterers course, and also not being able to possess a firearm! With attorney Blys extensive experience and knowledge of the court and law and also with his sharp intelligence my case resulted in a FULL DISMISSAL!! With no fines, no jail time, no probation, and no batterers course! Maine takes domestic violence very seriously, I couldn’t have hoped for a better outcome, thank you, The Maine Criminal Defense Group! I couldn’t recommend him anymore! Attorney Bly is not only knowledgeable, straight-forward and professional, but he’s also very pleasant to speak with. If you have any questions he will get right back to you and his office staff is also very knowledgeable as well and extremely helpful in regards to any questions you may have. The Maine Criminal Defense Group tells you exactly how it is and will fight and defend your rights as a citizen. He would not stop working on my case until it was the best it could be under the circumstances. Bill knows the law! The results I achieved under his guidance speak for themselves. Thank you so much for everything you did for our family!!
I found myself searching the internet hoping to find an attorney who I could trust and wouldn’t just tell me what I wanted to hear. I was visiting from out of state when I was charged with an OUI as well as a refusal. I contacted Mr. Bly after reading reviews and other client recommendations. I contacted Mr. Bly and he immediately put me at ease by answering my questions and providing legal consultation over the phone, prior to even meeting me face to face. I am active duty military and being charged with an alcohol-related driving offense carries separate consequences in the DOD. Mr. Bly took my case and was able to balance out with the State of Maine an acceptable punishment for my offense taking into consideration my punishment with the military. Mr. Bly is absolutely dedicated to helping out his clients, he has appeared in court multiple times on my behalf and has stood by me for over a year. I highly recommend Mr. Bly and his firm, you will not be disappointed.
Bill, Thank you very much for getting back to me. My son and I want to thank you very much for the finalizing of this hard lesson learned in life’s journey. I knew from the beginning that not only are you highly respected, but having shared some personal experiences of your own initially, and how you turned things around, and are the person you are today is very uplifting to my son and now he can pick up the pieces, even though it won’t be easy as you and I both know. He can be recognized not for what he has done but for what he will become. Again, just simple words like ” thank you ” cannot even begin to express how much your hard diligent work was appreciated! Thanks also to Ann, for her welcoming and calming effect which will not be forgotten. More staff should be like her! Many, many thank you’s go out to you.
Mrs. Ann, I want to say thank you again to yourself and Bill again for OUTSTANDING work!! Please pass my regards to Bill. With sincere gratitude.
I am very pleased with the representation I received from The Maine Criminal Defense Group. After having been charged with a very serious crime, his thoughtful and prudent strategy and diligent execution resulted in a better than expected outcome. The original charge was a class b felony, the result was a misdemeanor. Atty. Bly was understanding, supportive and attentive to every detail in the case. I would highly recommend him in any criminal defense situation.
Bill Bly saved my career in the Navy. He worked on my case for almost six months before he was able to negotiate a positive outcome. His persistence and efforts with the DA were the only things that kept my case from going to trial. He was able to arrange a plea agreement that saved my career in the Navy and for that, I will forever be grateful.
When I was charged with an OUI, I felt that everything that I worked for went down the drain. I knew the consequences of an OUI, and it weighed heavy on my conscious. An OUI for a Naval Officer is a career killer. Having Mr. Bly represent me was a great decision. He and his staff were very professional and made it so that I could take the pressures of my case off my mind and continue to perform well at work. My license was not suspended, and he was able to negotiate so that my case will be dismissed after a 2 year time period if I adhere to certain conditions. Thank you for all your help! If anyone has come across hard times and is in need of an attorney, I highly recommend Mr. Bly, you will not regret it!
Thank you for everything. You’ve given me the gift of time and I can’t thank you enough for that.
After looking at reviews online and a brief conversation with Mr. Bly, I decided to retain him. I was charged with Driving on an out of State VA Drivers license. On top of that I was suspended for a case that had significant pending jail time in VA. Even a greatly reduced conviction could have resulted in serious jail time in my home state.
Without having to go back to ME a single time, Mr. Bly was able to get prosecution to agree to dismiss the case if I could submit proof of reinstatement. Because of a mix up in VA I realized I was not going to be able to get my license reinstated. Regardless, Mr. Bly was able to get the case officially dismissed after talking to the prosecution again and removed the charge from the record, saving me a great deal of problems going far past the consequences in the ME District Court system.
My Bly was always extremely quick to respond to e-mails and answer my calls. For a more than fair retainer, I could not have found a better attorney to represent me. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND WILLIAM BLY to anyone in need of a top caliber attorney!
Bill, thank you so much for your excellent legal representation these last few months. You gave me straight and concise answers throughout the entire process and I can’t thank you enough for helping me keep my career in the U.S. Navy. Ann Dickey was awesome as well, and always willing to go the extra mile. Again, thank you both and I would absolutely recommend you to anyone.
Two years ago our family began living a nightmare that we could never have imagined possible. Our 18-year-old son was arrested for a serious offense he committed with a “friend.” Our family was in a tailspin and we did not know where to turn. Having never encountered legal issues before, we resorted to looking through the yellow pages for a criminal defense attorney. We knew we needed a competent lawyer and wanted the best representation for our son. We chose The Maine Criminal Defense Group’s office at random. From the moment we made that first call we were impressed by the professionalism, respect, and concern shown by Attorney Bly and his office staff. Mr. Bly took on our case and assured us he would work for the best possible outcome for our son. Throughout the lengthy and tedious proceedings, Attorney Bly (Bill) was always by our side. He was never more than a phone call or e-mail away. He truly helped to navigate our journey through the legal system. He was successful in obtaining a very favorable outcome for our child. We wish that no other families would have to go through the crisis that ours has. We know that some will. If you are in need of a reputable criminal defense attorney, we would highly recommend Attorney William Bly. Because of Mr. Blys’ efforts, our son had the opportunity to put his life back on track.
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