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Criminal Defense

Portland, ME Criminal Defense Lawyers

Fighting Back Against Criminal Charges for Clients Since 1981

For many, facing criminal conviction proves to be the singular most trying, most unnerving time of their life—and we understand why. It is no exaggeration to say that your future is on the line. Even a minor infraction can result in a tarnished record, social stigma, and reduced employment opportunities.

When it feels as though you have no one to turn to, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. is here for you. Our Portland, ME defense attorney team will work to protect you from criminal conviction, and your future from all its ramifications. Don’t leave your case up to chance; secure an award-winning defense team to advocate for you.

Call (207) 222-7261 today to get in touch with a Portland, ME criminal defense attorney. Your confidential consultation will be provided free of charge and with no strings attached.

Criminal Charges We Defend Against

At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A, we are proud to provide the personalized attention of a small boutique law firm and the resources and capabilities of a large team of over 40 lawyers and support staff. This enables us to protect our clients against a vast array of criminal charges, including:

  • Traffic violations
  • Theft crimes
  • Assault and battery
  • Impaired driving (OUI)
  • Drug crimes
  • Sex offenses
  • Child pornography
  • Domestic violence
  • Federal crimes
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder

Regardless of whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, we will take the time to tailor your defense strategy to your case. We get to know each of our clients both for the purpose of strengthening their case and because we genuinely care about them.

Identifying Issues in the Prosecution’s Case

It is very common for law enforcement officers to commit errors that render the prosecution’s case weak or invalid. Our Portland criminal defense attorney team will work to identify any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and make sure that holes are pointed out, such as:

  • Matters of mental health
  • Issues with scientific testing
  • Issues with search and seizure
  • Failing to read your Miranda rights upon arrest

These days, many people confuse a criminal charge and criminal conviction as being one in the same. Unfortunately, this can cause due process to be thrown out the window. We will work to ensure that you are treated fairly under the law. This is the United States—we are all innocent until proven guilty.

Our Portland Criminal Defense Lawyers Are Here for You

A criminal conviction can have long-term consequences in addition to the immediate ones. From hefty fines to incarceration, to a tarnished reputation, to a harder time securing housing and getting a job, conviction is no laughing matter. Our criminal defense team in Portland, ME will work to lessen the impact a criminal conviction will have on you by working to reduce your charges and penalties. In some cases, it may be possible to have charges dropped completely.

To get your free consultation with a Portland criminal defense lawyer, fill out an online contact form today.

Our Clients Come First. Always.

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    - Marguerite B.

Real Results for Real People

When You Need to Win, We Won’t Stop Fighting
  • Appeal Victory Case Won

    New Hampshire Supreme Court

  • Burglary Not Guilty
  • Business Crime Victory Dismissed

    Laconia District Court

  • Concord Monitor Case - Defamation Action Dismissed
  • Importing Counterfeit Prescription Drugs Dismissed
  • Felony Sexual Assault Case Dismissed

    Hillsborough County

  • Stalking Charges Dropped
  • Felony Sexual Assault Charges Dropped

    Merrimack County

  • Felony Sexual Assault Charges Dropped

    Rockingham County

  • Criminal Law Client Charged With Theft in Excess of $30,000.00

It's Different Here

Our Unique Approach to Serving Clients
  • Committed to Your Peace of Mind
  • A Record of Achievement
  • Connected to Our Community
  • Unique Legal Experience
  • Fearless Legal Advocacy
  • Client-Centered Approach