• By: William Ashe, Esq.
  • Published: November 11, 2022
William Ashe, experienced OUI lawyer in Maine - Ashe Law Offices

Operating under the influence (OUI) is a crime that can lead to collateral consequences and serious penalties. Most defendants hire defense attorneys to represent them in a criminal court when facing an OUI charge. I am an attorney with specialized OUI experience to mount an effective defense to beat the charges. Here is how I will help you with your OUI charges.

You Need A Lawyer To Go To Trial

You have the right to represent yourself when charged with an OUI offense. But self-representation is never a good idea. Lack of trial skills and knowledge is a huge disadvantage in court.

You must have considerable experience in trial practice to understand court rules. Judges also usually have little patience for defendants who represent themselves. The bottom line is you need to hire an attorney if your case is going to trial.

Legal support can help individuals to answer questions that officers ask at the local department. The attorney will help to explain what should be collected for evidence and collect it to help with the case.

I aim to do the best job in every case to give my clients the best results. My company is committed to every case and will not pass anything to a different lawyer. I handle all meetings and will be by your side if you go to court.

Potential Penalties

When charged with an OUI offense for the first time, most drivers try to resolve the issue quickly with assistance from a public defender or on their own. But it’s best to consult with a trained and skilled criminal defense attorney.

If the charges go to trial, the lawyer can refute evidence the prosecutor may use, like a field sobriety test or breathalyzer. With the help of an attorney, you may get a plea bargain to reduce penalties. They are better positioned to assist you in negotiating an alternate deposition or dismissing the charges.

I am an experienced OUI lawyer in Maine who can deliver the best outcome possible. I know how to determine if the authorities incorrectly calibrated the equipment or if the specimen was mishandled.

Help With License Suspension

If you are charged with OUI, your driver’s license will be suspended for several days. If you have had other previous OUI conventions, you risk having your license revoked for life.

You may also face fines, probation costs, and the requirement to go to a treatment program. In some instances, you may lose your license, which means you need to apply for a hardship license to help you go to and from work.

These licenses are not provided automatically, so you need to talk to the Law Offices of William Ashe. I will explain the potential costs of license suspension and how they may affect you, considering your circumstances.

Hire The Best Defense Attorneys To Help You

The consequences of a conviction are serious and real. If you’re facing OUI charges in Maine, look for defense attorneys who can execute an effective strategy with thought and precision.

The Law Offices of William Ashe is committed to working with you from the start until the end of your case to deliver the best results possible. I know that many other reasons- environmental, mental, physical or emotional- may make a person fail a preliminary breath test, FST, or chemical test. Contact me today for help with your OUI charge.

William Ashe, Esq Attorney - Criminal Defense Lawyer in Ellsworth Maine - Ashe Law Offices

William Ashe is an experienced trial attorney with a career track record of determined
effective representation and consistent sustained success on behalf of his clients. He has
been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys every year
since 2014 and has a perfect 10.0 rating by the lawyer rating site Avvo. (207) 813-2935

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