Maine & New Hampshire OUI Defense Attorneys
Arrested? Get the strong legal defense you need.
If you were arrested for drunk driving, you need an attorney with the right
experience to help you avoid the consequences of a conviction. In Maine
& New Hampshire, drunk driving is called operating under the influence
(OUI) - sometimes known as DUI - and an OUI conviction could lead to serious
In Maine, our clients are uniquely dependent on their driving privilege
to support themselves and their families. A conviction for impaired driving
may result in personal and professional consequences which our attorneys
understand. Our lawyers are trained in the
field sobriety tests that law enforcement rely upon to build their drunk driving cases and
use that training to establish reasonable doubt in their cases. They also
understand the nuances of breath and blood testing and regularly identify
legal and scientific issues to challenge breath and blood alcohol results.
More and more, state and local police pursue cases based on recreational
and prescription drug impairment, which present a range of different legal
issues. Our lawyers are prepared to respond to these challenges.
After an arrest, it is imperative that you speak with our qualified Maine
OUI defense lawyers as soon as possible. For the aggressive legal advocacy
that you need, contact our criminal defense team at Shaheen & Gordon,
P.A. today. Our firm has
served clients for more than 60 years and is ready to help you.
Maine's Zero Tolerance Law
According to the Bureau of Highway Safety, individuals under the age of
21 are subject to special laws. Maine's zero tolerance law states
that it is unlawful for any person younger than 21 years of age to operate
– or attempt to operate – a vehicle with any measureable alcohol
in their system. Persons 21 years and older cannot drive with a BAC (Blood
Alcohol Content) that exceeds .08%.
Drunk Driving Practice Areas
Standard OUI is usually a misdemeanor offense, but special circumstances
can lead to harsher penalties and more severe charges. For example, a
BAC of .15% or higher is considered an "aggravating factor,"
and can lead to additional penalties, such as a mandatory jail sentence.
Other aggravating factors include OUI involving a car accident, injury
to a third party, or a fatal crash.
Our OUI practice areas include:
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Our OUI defense attorneys are qualified and ready to fight for your rights
against any criminal charge, including a standard first offense OUI, felony
OUIs and OUIs with aggravating circumstances. For additional information
about your legal options, speak with an attorney from our firm. You don't
have any time to waste, so schedule your initial evaluation when you
call our law office today.