OUI/DUI Cases – Alcohol
If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence, contact me right away. I’ve defended hundreds of people charged with OUI/DUI, especially from the Bar Harbor area, and have won at trial and overturned convictions on appeal. Put my experience fighting OUI/DUI cases to work for you.
I’ll start by asking questions.
- Why were you pulled over?
- Were you under the influence?
- Do you have a copy of the police report?
We’ll review the police report and video from the cruiser and station to find any issues that should be challenged.
I’ll tell you if you have a chance to fight the OUI charges. Defense for operating under the influence charges start at $1,500 with DMV Proceedings included if local.
Drug OUI Cases – Drugs or Marijuana
If you’ve been charged with driving while under the influence of drugs, give me a call. I know the questions to ask to successfully defend your drug OUI case.
In Maine, police are increasingly on the lookout for drivers impaired by drugs – especially marijuana. Drug Recognition Experts (DREs) in Maine are trained to recognize “signs” of usage but they are not always correct as their “expertise” comes from a two-week course. Get in touch and we’ll discuss your defense.
If you’re facing a drug-related charge, you need someone with experience representing you. I’ve been dealing the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA) and District Attorneys since 1992. I know how the MDEA works and my goal will be to avoid or reduce the drug charges against you.
Don’t try to wing it alone. If you’re facing drug-related charges you need someone with experience representing you. Contact me and we’ll discuss your case.
Other Criminal Cases
You need someone with experience working for you to minimize long-term damage a criminal conviction will cause. Toothaker Law Office handles over 200 criminal cases annually.
No matter how small or big a criminal charge is, it can be a career wrecker. Most employers get background checks when considering job applicants. Any convictions you may have could disqualify you from that job you seek.
There are many options available to deal with a criminal charge. Use of Deferred Dispositions can limit or dismiss a charge. I have the experience to help you make important decisions to minimize the damage of the charges.
Don’t “just get it over with.” You will regret it later at some point. Contact me and we’ll look at options.
Do you have a court decision against you and need to file an appeal? I have 41 published opinions from the Law Court and 7 reversals, including 2 murder cases reversed on appeal. View them here.
If you don’t have a long criminal record, there is a possibility you might be able to get a pardon. Ask yourself these questions: Has it been over 10 years since your conviction? Is your reason for seeking a pardon work related? If you answered “yes” to both questions, you may have a shot at getting a pardon for your conviction. Get in touch and we’ll discuss your case.
Post Conviction Cases
If you’ve received a conviction and believe it was because of your attorney’s performance, you may have grounds to seek a new trial. I’ve reviewed 100s of cases to establish if there is a basis to request a new trial. Contact me and I’ll take a look at your case.