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Yarmouth Maine Operating Under the Influence (OUI) LawyersYarmouth is a small town in Cumberland County, Maine, with a population of 8,349 during the 2010 census. Located along the Maine coast about a dozen miles north of the city of Portland on the Royal River, the town of Yarmouth lies between Freeport and Falmouth along both Route 1 and highway I-295. Yarmouth is home to the Yarmouth Clam Festival, a three-day event held on the third weekend in July.

A town central to Cumberland County, the most wealthy county in Maine, Yarmouth is one of the most affluent towns in the state. While the Maine’s median per capita income in 2013 was $26,630, the town of Yarmouth’s median was $38,452.

Like other towns in Cumberland County, Yarmouth’s police force is proportionally smaller than most others in Maine. While the average police department in Maine had 1.69 officers per 1,000 residents, Yarmouth’s only has 1.54, with 13 police officers for the entire population in 2013. Despite the small police force, crime in Yarmouth is low, well below the state and national average, according to crime figures.

OUI in Yarmouth

If you get pulled over and are arrested for operating under the influence (OUI) while in Yarmouth, your case will be heard in Portland, Maine, by the Portland Unified Criminal Court. Please see our page on the Portland District Court for more information about the location of the court, parking, and the unique characteristics of the criminal process there.

Since Yarmouth is an affluent town, Yarmouth PD is well-funded by local tax dollars. As such, there are ample dollars available for hiring and retaining high quality law enforcement officers. These law-enforcement officers have an overall general focus on DUI enforcement. Yarmouth sees a high increase in local traffic during the summer months, which would explain why OUI numbers tend to increase dramatically during the summer months. Since Yarmouth has an overall low crime rate, their efforts are best put to use in DUI enforcement.

Penalties for Yarmouth OUI charges

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 in Yarmouth. 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 defense lawyer in Yarmouth today

A charge for OUI is a serious accusation, and a conviction comes with serious penalties. There are hefty fines, and potentially even jail time. A conviction for OUI will make your insurance premiums go up, and your license will get suspended for at least 150 days, which can make it difficult to keep up with your job. If you’re unable to make it into work on a regular basis, the license suspension from an OUI can cost you your job.

Neither an OUI arrest, nor even an OUI charge, is a conviction, though. They are just accusations that you were driving under the influence. However, you’ll need to raise a solid defense to prevent these accusations from turning into a conviction.

That’s where attorney William T. Bly comes in. A criminal defense attorney who specializes in OUI defense, he understands where the weak points will be in a prosecutor’s case, even before he sees the evidence. His experience constantly defending against OUI charges have also given him valuable insight into OUI-specific evidence, like breathalyzer tests, or field sobriety tests. William T. Bly has successfully challenged these types of evidence numerous times in the past, and can do it again, for you.

Don’t let a charge for drunk driving turn into a conviction. Call William T. Bly, Maine’s premier OUI defense attorney at (207) 571-8146 or contact him directly online.

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