If you have been charged with DUI / OUI in Maine with an out of state license, you face serious penalties if convicted even though you are not a resident. If you took a chemical test after a DUI arrest that resulted in a positive reading, your driving privileges in Maine will be suspended shortly.
Your home state DMV will likely be notified of your DUI suspension in Maine. Depending on the laws in your state, your driver’s license could be suspended for the same period, or longer.
These potential suspensions must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine how to minimize their impact. At this point, you should only be taking advice from an experienced DUI / OUI defense lawyer in Maine. You’ve come to the right place.
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I often deal with long-distance relationships and can represent out-of-state clients who may already have left the state of Maine after their OUI arrest. We can handle paperwork by email or fax, and I can provide the best advice over the phone to help get your life back to normal.
I can provide you with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that an effective defense is being pursued here in Maine. Call now to arrange a free phone consultation with me: (207) 941-0999
Unlike other states, Maine does not have a law against making plea agreements for OUI (DUI / DWI) offenses. There may be opportunities for me to negotiate with the prosecutor on your behalf. People often refer to such opportunities as “plea bargaining.”
For some clients facing out of state OUI charges, savvy negotiations with the D.A. may produce a desirable outcome. A solid negotiating strategy could resolve your case with a lesser offense and reduced penalty.
Whether you should take your case all the way to trial is not knowable without first analyzing all of the facts surrounding your OUI event. This is a critical decision that you and your DUI defense attorney need to make together.
I can also assist with out-of-state speeding tickets. Police may have cited you for speeding in connection with operating under the influence. Each motor vehicle violation charge needs to be thoroughly analyzed.
Out-of-State DUI Services
As an out-of-state client, you may wish to minimize your need to return to Maine during the criminal process. This can be a priority in your defense and many clients need not return to Maine at all.
The OUI laws in Maine and other states are constantly changing. Finding others either online or in person who have been through a similar ordeal may not be the best use of your time, as these sources can’t provide you with up-to-date, accurate information.
Moreover, each state will have distinct requirements for license reinstatement. Contact my law office instead. I help out-of-state DUI defendants navigate these challenges on both ends in order to restore normalcy to their lives as quickly as possible.
Richard Hartley is widely regarded as one of Maine’s top OUI lawyers. Attorney Hartley is an expert in the Maine Criminal Justice System with over 20 years of experience.