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Criminal Defense

When you are accused of a crime in Maine, your very freedom is at stake. Whether this is your first altercation or you have a long criminal history, you need a skilled criminal lawyer on your side in court.

About Criminal Law in Maine

In the state of Maine, all crimes fall into one of five classes: Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D and Class E. The first three classes are felonies, while the last two are misdemeanors. Felonies are generally considered more serious than misdemeanors, but any of these crimes can carry significant penalties.

Typical punishments for these crimes are as follows:

  • Class A – A fine of up to $50,000 and up to 30 years in prison.
  • Class B –  A fine of up to $20,000 and up to 10 years in prison.
  • Class C –  A fine of up to $5,000 and up to 5 years in prison.
  • Class D –  A fine of up to $2,000 and up to 1 year in county jail.
  • Class E –  A fine of up to $1,000 and up to six months in county jail.

Why You Need a Lawyer

Criminal laws in Maine can be complicated and confusing. It’s important to understand the difference between crimes and misdemeanors and how to get a great lawyer if you are accused of a crime. Although you’re allowed to represent yourself in court, you’ll probably want to talk to an experienced lawyer who’s familiar with your case. An experienced lawyer will review your case, explain how the relevant laws apply, and help you make the best possible choices as you move forward. If your case comes down to whether you plead guilty or go to trial, the decision is ultimately up to you. If you choose to go to court, your attorney will be with you throughout the entire process.

At the Law Office of Neal L. Weinstein, we have many years of experience defending the accused in Maine. We understand these laws inside and out, and we can help you navigate your case from start to finish.

Contact the Law Office of Neal L. Weinstein

If you have been accused of a felony or a misdemeanor crime in Maine, don’t leave the outcome to chance. Contact the Law Office of Neal L. Weinstein today to discuss your case, learn more about our services or schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

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