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We provide legal representation for criminal defense, drunk-driving, personal injury, discrimination and more. View all practice areas

OUI Defense

Maine OUI Law and DUI / Drunk Driving Defense Maine OUI laws are complex and can have long-term impacts upon…

Criminal Defense

Nichols & Tucker – Expert Portland Criminal Defense Lawyers Maine’s Criminal Law system enforces laws specific to the State…

Personal Injury

Portland Personal Injury Attorneys Personal injury encompasses any injury that has been inflicted on you or a loved one because of…

Meet Our Portland, Maine Attorneys

Specializing in OUI / DUI and Criminal Defense.


  • Matthew Nichols Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Portland Defense Lawyer Ben Tucker
    Benjamin Tucker Defense Attorney
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Sample Case Results

Verdict: Not Guilty

State v. D.D – Client was stopped for speeding and dangerously erratic operation of his…

Verdict: Not Guilty

State v. E.L. – Client, according to the arresting officer, made a wide turn into the opposite lane of…

Verdict: Not Guilty

State v. S.H. – Client was accused of stabbing three men in a bar fight. He allegedly attacked…

Verdict: Not Guilty

State v. K.C. – Client was found in possession of “beautifully manicured” marijuana plants in his…

Happy choosing Matthew Nichols to help.

I went to Mr. Nichols in search of someone that had the most obvious depth in knowledge of DUI cases. I felt as though he was friendly but informative. Although, in my particular case I had nothing much in my favor to get away with my actions, Mr. Nichols was able to get me the best possible outcome and avoid a much harsher punishment to which I am grateful. He has experience and knowledge and is prompt and thorough. He gets results.

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Exactly the right man for the job!

Matt was an ace in all hearings. We had the fortune of going head to head with a “loose cannon” of an officer, and Matt made sure to exploit that but never play the bad guy. The facts he found in my defense could not be refuted, his angle of attack was dead on – at the time I would have preferred going after the officer more overtly, but Matt’s experience kept him on a line that didn’t jeopardize my case with the hearings officer (former police man) or the district attorney…

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The best attorney money can buy.

Matt Nichols is, hands down, the best attorney money can buy. I have used his services (along with those of his associate) on three different occasions concerning OUI charges, and have never been let down. Matt Nichols knows his way around the legal system, and he always makes sure you know exactly what to expect every step of the way.

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