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The Maine DefenderIf you have been charged with OUI, you will face two separate proceedings. One is a criminal case in court with potential fines, jail and a license suspension. The other is an administrative license suspension proceeding with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The BMV will mail you a Notice of Suspension usually within a couple of weeks after the incident. Make sure the BMV has your current mailing address so you don’t miss the notice. You have due process rights to fight both proceedings. Know your rights! Learn how to fight! Call me for a free consultation at Nichols & Tucker 207-879-4000. 1250 Forest Ave. Suite 10 Portland.

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