Some of you may have read recent articles in The Portland Press Herald and/or The Maine Sunday Telegram regarding OUI prosecutions. While the Cumberland County DA’s Office has a “general policy” of reducing first offense OUIs with test results of 0.08 and 0.09 to Driving to Endanger ( $575 fine and 30 day suspension), my clients generally reject those offers and receive more favorable dispositions which do not include a license suspension at all.
DTEs (Driving to Endanger) and more favorable dispositions are often also available to my clients with very high test results (0.15-0.25) as a result of successful plea negotiations in which I am able to convince the DA that the State’s case has significant proof problems. These problems are not apparent according to police reports. Thorough investigation, preparation and expertise in OUI defense reveal them. Such revelations are the stuff from which reduced charges, dismissals and acquittals at trial emanate. My goal is to get you the best disposition possible whether through plea negotiations or trial.
For investigation, preparation and expertise call me for a free consultation at 207-879-4000.
Note: ALWAYS check out the lawyer’s TRIAL RECORD before hiring!!!!
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