Hire a Maine DUI lawyer to help you through your OUI case
By: Mike Stetzer
Maine OUI law can be very confusing, but there is a possibility that under all of this confusion is a reason your OUI case could be thrown out of court. For example, the police officer might have pulled you over without probable cause. A Maine DUI lawyer could spot this in your case. Perhaps the blood alcohol test was administered inaccurately. Again, a Maine OUI lawyer could spot this error. And the blood alcohol test might even have had discrepancies in its results.
You guessed it: A Maine DUI lawyer could investigate whether or not this applies to your case. There are a variety of procedural breakdowns that might have occurred in your case, allowing you to get your Maine OUI case dismissed. Don't let your own lack of experience with the law get in the way of you and your freedom. Hite a Maine DUI lawyer to help advise you.
Maine DUI/OUI Penalties
Maine enforces some tough penalties for OUI that include:
First OUI conviction =
Second OUI conviction (within 10 years) =
- Mandatory jail sentence of at least 7 days;
- fine of at least $700; and
- Administrative license suspension for 18 months.
Can You Refuse a Breath Test?
Breath Test Refusal Penalties
- 1st refusal = additional $100 fine, additional 4 days in jail.
- 2nd refusal = additional $200 fine, additional 5 days in jail.
Maine OUI/DUI Resources
- OUI = Operating Under the Influence; this term is interchangeable with "DUI"
- Access the complete Maine legal code on OUI at our Maine DUI laws page.
- Definitions of common DUI terms are available in our DUI legal glossary.
Hire a Maine DUI lawyer to help you learn your rights
There are a variety of rights that you have in your DUI case of which you might not be aware but a Maine DUI lawyer would be. To get in touch with a Maine DUI lawyer, fill out our free case evaluation form, or call us toll-free at 1 (877) 349-1311.
A Maine DUI lawyer will contact you for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your opportunity to explore your rights. Learn about the options you have to approach your DUI case so that you don't miss the opportunity to prevent negative future consequences. You do not want a long driver's license suspension. You do not want to have increased automobile insurance rates. You do not want to have to address your OUI with your present and future employers. Take advantage of this chance to learn about your rights and pave a path to a freer future.
Hire a Maine DUI lawyer to help, no matter what number OUI this is for you
If this is not your first OUI, you may be facing this trial under different circumstances than you did the first. A Maine DUI lawyer could help you better understand these circumstances. You may be facing heightened scrutiny under the law, meaning even longer jail terms and longer license suspensions. You do not want a felony charge to completely surprise you, so enlist the help of a Maine DUI lawyer to make sure you know what to expect. Talk over your rights, risks, and options by contacting us and getting in touch with a Maine DUI lawyer today.
Note: DUI laws may have changed since our last update. For the latest information on these DUI laws, speak to a DUI lawyer in the state.