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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 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 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 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 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.

Hear From Clients Like You
  • “I would like to thank the Law Firm of Shaheen and Gordon, specifically Attorney O’Connor and Paralegal Chilton.”

    - Rob E.
  • “I wish you had been on my side in 1996, my life would have turned out significantly different.”

    - Theodore W.
  • “She was professional, thoughtful, and kept in constant contact throughout the litigation process.”

    - Tom R.
  • “I will and have already told anyone we know in need of a lawyer to go to Shaheen & Gordon.”

    - Betsy W.
  • “He spent a long time on the phone with me and was very honest and up front about the costs of service. It was nice to finally get some assistance with the questions I had.”

    - Vanessa L.
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Real Results for Real People

When You Need to Win, We Won’t Stop Fighting
  • Wrongful Death Auto Accident $6 Million

    Settlement in an auto accident that led to wrongful death.

  • Auto Accident Led to Wrongful Death $2.8 Million

    Settlement in an auto accident that led to wrongful death.

  • Settlement in Wrongful Death Lawsuit $2 Million

    D. Michael Noonan represented the parents of Jacob Goulet, a teen who died after being swept away in a storm drain, in a wrongful death case against the city of Nashua.

  • Pedestrian Run Over by Tractor Trailer Truck $1.7 Million

    Pedestrian injured by tractor trailer truck making illegal U-turn received a settlement of $1,700,000.00 as compensation.

  • Settlement for Second-Floor Fall Victim $1.5 Million

    A young man was injured in fall from unsafe second-floor sliding door received a settlement of $1,500,000.00 as compensation.

  • Car Strikes & Injures Motorcycle Passenger $1.25 Million

    Car runs a stop sign and strikes motorcycle on which plaintiff is riding as a passenger causing serious, permanent injuries.

  • Motorcycle Passenger Struck by Car & Injured $1.25 Million

    Woman passenger on a motorcycle injured in a car crash received $1,250,000.00 as compensation.

  • Motorcyclist Killed in Collision With Automobile $1.25 Million

    Family receives $1,250,000.00 in compensation in wrongful death claim.

  • Settlement of Estate of Worker Killed by Electrocution $1.225 Million

    Settlement was pieced together from four defendants, following the electrocution of a lineman for a cable construction company.

  • Recovered for Woman Exposed to Dangerous Drug $1.05 Million

    A woman was harmed by the use of a dangerous drug received a settlement of $1,050,000.00 as compensation.

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A 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

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