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Navigating Legal Fees When Hiring a Lawyer

Posted by Will Ashe | Sep 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

Legal fees can quickly pile up and become costly for many people. Working with the right defense attorneys and doing some simple tasks up front can help you save money. I am an attorney with the tenacity you want and a proven track record to make sure your voice is heard. I specialize in criminal...

What Is a Criminal Defense Attorney?

Posted by Will Ashe | Sep 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

A criminal defense attorney is a lawyer responsible for defending you and negotiating on your behalf. I'm one of Maine's top criminal defense attorneys from Ashe Law Offices, ready to help you with your defense. I offer extensive representation services to protect your legal rights. If you're looking for top criminal defense attorneys near me, contact the Ashe Law Offices.

Questions Your Defense Attorney Will Ask

Posted by Will Ashe | Aug 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

Facing criminal charges such as a traffic offense can lead to severe consequences and can turn your life upside down. If you want to control your situation, work with defense attorneys to get a favorable outcome, whether you're guilty or not. Your lawyer will ask you questions to understand your ...

Benefits of Hiring William Ashe as Your Divorce Lawyer

Posted by Will Ashe | Aug 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

Divorce is a stressful and challenging process as it impacts the involved parties physically and mentally. When you work with me, I will help you avoid costly mistakes that occur during the divorce process. If you want proper representation, you should work with the Law Office of William H. Ashe....

What are My Miranda Rights?

Posted by Will Ashe | Aug 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you have been arrested or have been charged for a criminal act, you may be looking for defense attorneys who will take the case. Enact your Miranda rights and contact the Law Office of William H. Ashe to have William Ashe represent you.

The Problem with Bail Part II

Posted by Will Ashe | Mar 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

In my previous post on bail I discussed the history of bail and the factors that Judges are supposed to consider.  The problem with bail is that the conditions imposed are frequently not serving the underlying purpose of bail.  As discussed, bail is supposed to make sure that a person on bail sho...

The Problem with Bail Part I

Posted by Will Ashe | Feb 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

Bail reform has been a hotly discussed subject for some time.  But what is bail and why does it need reforming?  In Maine, bail is defined as "the obtaining of the release of the defendant upon an undertaking that the defendant shall appear at the time and place required and that the defendant sh...

Am I charged with a Felony?

Posted by Will Ashe | Apr 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Felonies are the most serious crimes in the criminal system.  But what does that mean?  Offenses are broken down into three groups: infractions, misdemeanors and felonies.  Infractions are not classified as crimes at all.  This is important to understand because with a civil infraction you do not...

Maine OUI, am I looking at jail time?

Posted by Will Ashe | Mar 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

So you've been arrested and charged with Operating Under the Influence.  One of the most common questions that I see is "am I looking at jail time?"  The answer isn't so simple, although it sort of it is.  Operating Under the Influence is a crime in Maine, and pretty much everywhere else.  All cr...

OUI and Failure to Stop

Posted by Will Ashe | Feb 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

This recent story of a Wiscasset suspect allegedly trying to avoid an OUI arrest illustrates the problem. The story reports that the suspect had already suffered a Maine OUI charge within the same week, for which he was out on bail. When an officer noticed the erratic path of the suspect's vehicl...

How to Respond to False Accusations of Domestic Violence

Posted by Will Ashe | Dec 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

Most states, including Maine, take allegations of domestic violence very seriously. In fact, many local police departments are required to make an arrest on any call in which they suspect domestic violence may have occurred. While strict domestic violence laws are intended to provide victims with...

Racial Bias and OUI's

Posted by Will Ashe | Nov 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

When you face charges for an OUI as a person of color, you may suspect that your traffic stop and subsequent charges resulted from racial bias. Your arresting officer may have pulled you over simply because of your race - which is a violation of your rights. Maine law makes it clear that stops...

Domestic Violence and Quarantines

Posted by Will Ashe | Oct 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Has Domestic Violence Increased Because Of COVID-Related Quarantines? In 2020, the way that we work, rest and play has dramatically changed. Instead of spending large portions of time outside of our homes, many of us have decided to stay indoors. This has influenced the way that COVID-19 has s...

How Bad is an OUI?

Posted by Will Ashe | Oct 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you're facing charges for an OUI, you might wonder what penalties are in your future. Ahead of you lay two different processes: A criminal procedure, and an administrative procedure.  For the purposes of this post, I am going to focus on the criminal procedure. The severity of the charges a...

Keto Diets and alcohol testing

Posted by Will Ashe | Oct 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

Will Your Keto Diet Interfere with a BAC Test? If you're trying to watch your weight or manage other health symptoms, you might be familiar with the Keto diet. Based primarily on the idea that a low-carb, high-protein, high-fat diet can help you lose weight quickly, the Keto diet is popular—a...

The Police Called Me, What Should I Do?

Posted by Will Ashe | Jul 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

If the police have called you, there is no reason to guess what to do next, call a defense attorney! Maybe it is nothing, maybe it is something, either way your safest and smartest bet is to lawyer up! Let us figure it out, it is what we do.

They Didn't Read Me My Rights?!

Posted by Will Ashe | Apr 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Police Officers do not have to read you your rights, which is why you should know them. Contact a qualified attorney if you think your Miranda Rights were violated and you have a pending charge.

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