Personal Injury Lawyers • Portland and Waterville, ME

Maine Criminal Defense Lawyers

Our experienced attorneys fight for you

If you’ve been charged with a crime or civil infraction, you need a lawyer who will fight for your rights. At Jabar LaLiberty, LLC, our attorneys have successfully handled many types of cases, including criminal defense cases. We you are facing a criminal charge, there is a lot at stake. We are ready to help.

We have tough, experienced criminal defense attorneys with the knowledge and skills to provide aggressive and effective representation in all criminal and civil infraction cases. From student alcohol offenses to serious crimes, we have extensive trial experience. We will carefully analyze each case and vigorously pursue the best possible outcome on a case by case basis.

Do I need a lawyer when I'm charged with a crime?

Crimes are classified as either misdemeanors or felonies. Felonies are considered more serious and carry harsher penalties. In Maine, misdemeanors are punishable by up to a year in jail. All crimes in the state, aside from murder, are classified as Class A, B or C (felonies) or Class D or E (misdemeanors).

No matter what type of crime you are charged with, you could be facing serious consequences. This includes jail time that could range from months to many years. It may include heavy fines. Other consequences can include the loss of your job and reputation. You could be left with a criminal record.

Why would you need a criminal defense lawyer?

  • OUI/DUI – Drivers are considered to be operating under the influence if they have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or above, or if they fail a field sobriety test. A first offense is considered a misdemeanor, but a third offense or a serious accident can result in felony charges.
  • Drug Charges – Drug possession, drug trafficking and the manufacturing of drugs are all common charges that can have serious consequences. In Maine, illegal drugs are categorized in W, X, Y and Z “schedules.” The class of crime depends on the schedule, type and amount of drug involved.
  • Assault – This is a common type of violent crime that is charged in Maine. Assault is defined by law as the act of “intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury or offensive physical contact to another person.”
  • Theft – A theft charge can be a misdemeanor or felony depending on the value and type of stolen property. Theft of property over $1,000 is considered a felony, as is theft of a gun or explosive device.
  • Civil Infractions – These include minor traffic infractions, possession of small amounts of marijuana and violations of town and city ordinances. While relatively minor, they may still carry fines, and traffic violations can lead to an increase in your car insurance premium.

Our experienced Maine criminal defense attorneys take your charges seriously. Our legal team gets the facts and help you builds a strong defense. Don’t take chances. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation about the charges you are facing. We can review your case, go over your options and answer your questions. Our offices are located in Waterville and Portland.

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