Maine Criminal Defense Attorneys

Devoted Advocacy for State and Federal Charges

Facing a criminal charge can compromise your freedom, reputation, and future. At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., our criminal attorneys in Maine pride themselves on aggressively defending those accused of crimes. We defend all criminal cases, including state and federal offenses. If you were arrested for a crime, speak with a member of our team today.

Proven Criminal Defense Strategies

For more than 60 years, our criminal defense attorneys have defended the constitutional rights and fought for justice on behalf of our criminal clients. Our team includes former state and federal prosecutors, as well as experienced criminal defense attorneys.

Drawing on our extensive experience, we understand how law enforcement investigates cases and how prosecutors charge them. This experience allows us to to identify factual, legal, and constitutional issues to defend our cases. Our Maine criminal defense lawyers understand the severe stress that a criminal charge places on our clients and their families. That is why we zealously prepare our cases for trial and find that, by doing so, we often create opportunities to resolve cases short of trial.

Our firm also enlists the assistance of scientific and mental health experts when necessary and searches for investigative facts that law enforcement failed to uncover. When trial is necessary, our attorneys are skilled on their feet, trained to present cases in court and have achieved trial victories for criminal defendants in court in matters both large and small.

From felony homicide charges to misdemeanors and motor vehicle infractions, we treat every case with equal energy and seek creative, personalized solutions for each client. Our commitment to our clients, our well of energy, and our experience defending criminal cases assists us to minimize the devastating impact that a criminal conviction could have on you and your family.

Criminal Charges We Represent in Maine

Our criminal defense practice areas include:

  • Drug crimes - Whether you are charged with possession, manufacture, cultivation, sale, trafficking, or other drug-related charge, we can help.
  • White collar crimes - We have experience handling white collar crimes that include tax evasion, embezzlement, money laundering, forgery, fraud, and more.
  • OUI (impaired driving) - We can represent driving-related offenses that include drunk driving, drugged driving, texting and driving, and more. We can also assist with driver's license reinstatement, DMV hearings, and out-of-state DWIs.
  • Sex offenses - If you've been accused of a sexual offense such as assault, rape, or another crime, we can help. We know how damaging a conviction can be, as well as having to register as a sex offender.
  • Child pornography​ - Whether you've been accused of creating, distributing or possessing child pornography, make sure you have an attorney who is willing to aggressively defend your future.
  • Theft crimes ​- From burglary and robbery to shoplifting, we can effectively represent a wide range of theft offenses.
  • Violent crimes ​- Being convicted of a violent crime such as murder, manslaughter, or assault can have long-term effects on your future and freedom. You need an experienced trial attorney who is ready to take on high-stakes cases.
  • Federal crimes ​- Federal charges often involve tougher penalties due to the stricter sentencing guidelines. Our team of attorneys has a history and reputation of providing effective defense for federal criminal offenses.
  • Internet crimes ​- We have experience defending clients against cyber offenses such as hacking, identity theft, fraud, piracy, and other related crimes.
  • Juvenile crimes ​- We understand that your child's future is at stake, and will work hard to minimize any negative effects a criminal charge can have on your child.
  • Appeals ​- We have helped countless clients seek an appeal for reasons such as a wrongful conviction, inappropriate sentencing, unethical actions by prosecutors, and more.
  • And more

The Importance of Your Attorney-Client Relationship

The attorney-client relationship is at the heart of a successful criminal defense. We begin every case by meeting with our client, understanding his/her background, identifying aggravating and mitigating circumstances beyond a charge, discussing plans for the future, and spotting legal and constitutional issues that may form the basis for a successful defense.

Depending on the size and scope of the case, we rely on a team of criminal lawyers suited for individual needs of our client and the unique circumstances of every case. We understand that we must earn the trust of our clients and our clients must trust that we have their best interests in mind to be successful defending criminal cases.

Our criminal defense team seeks to avoid and minimize incarceration, limit the stigmatizing impact that a criminal conviction can have on our clients' futures, and assist our clients to manage the stress associated with the criminal justice system.

Learn more about your legal rights and options after an arrest – speak with one of our qualified Maine criminal defense lawyers today! The sooner you contact us, the faster we can put our experience to work for you. Work with Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. for effective and aggressive legal defense that you deserve.

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