If 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.
Introducing Benjamin Tucker
Effective January 4, 2021, Benjamin “Ben” Tucker has joined the firm as a partner. The firm name has changed from Nichols & Churchill … Read more
Anxiety and OUI
For the last 32 years I have been exclusively practicing criminal defense work. My cases have ranged from a large number of homicides, attempted murde… Read more
Deferred Disposition In Maine
Traditionally, a person accused of committing a crime has had three choices after plea negotiations were exhausted: Plead guilty/no contest with an ag… Read more
What Happens If I Am Charged With A Crime?
If you are charged with committing a crime, the arresting officer and/or the bail commissioner will give you a date to appear in court. The procedure … Read more
What Is The Pen Test?
In almost every OUI case, the first field sobriety test that the officer administers is to ask the driver to follow his pen or some other stimulus wit… Read more
Maine DEEP – Driver Education and Evaluation Program
The DEEP (Driver Education and Evaluation Program) is widely and wildly misunderstood and confusing for both the people charged with operating under t… Read more
When Am I At The Highest Risk Of Getting An OUI Charge?
I. Breath Sniffers If you are driving between 11:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., you are driving in what law enforcement deems to be the “high alcohol in… Read more
What Is The Difference Between Murder and Manslaughter?
I. Culpable State of Mind For Murder Under Maine law, we do not have different “degrees” of murder or manslaughter. The difference is base… Read more