Hire an OUI Lawyer to Help You Avoid a Criminal Conviction
An OUI (Operating Under the Influence) or DUI (Driving While Intoxicated) conviction can carry serious consequences including significant fines, mandatory alcohol education classes, lengthy license suspension and in some cases jail time. The best way to avoid a DUI/OUI conviction is to hire an experienced Portland OUI lawyer as soon as possible after your arrest.
An experienced OUI attorney will be able to assist you in avoiding the harsh penalties of a criminal conviction by aggressively fighting for your case. They will carefully analyze the evidence in your case and assess whether law enforcement officers followed proper procedures during your arrest. If there were any errors during the investigation such as a failure to properly perform a breath test or search of your car, your OUI lawyer may be able to file motions to suppress this evidence and potentially weaken the prosecution’s case against you.
The OUI lawyers at Gilman Law know that a complete dismissal of charges is not always possible but they will work hard to minimize your punishment. They will seek reduced sentence options, alternative sentencing programs and in some cases even expungement possibilities in the future. They do this all for a flat fee agreed upon and paid at the beginning of your case so there are no surprises.
Most OUI/DUI cases in Maine are processed in the District Courts in Cumberland County. This means that you will have an arraignment hearing at the Portland Unified Court, Bridgton District Court or West Bath District Court.