Like many people in Maine, we were unaccustomed to defending ourselves from allegations of wrongdoing by others. Faced with the threat of civil action, we relied on Mr. Smith for advice. Our meeting with him provided comfort and direction. Whenever we had questions, he was rapidly responsive. Most importantly, his guidance led to an acceptable conclusion that avoided court or overly extended uncertainty. We highly recommend him for his assistance in civil disputes.

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I am incredibly pleased I hired Steve Smith and Jack Baldacci to help with an unscrupulous builder. They went above and beyond to make sure A) the contractor finished the job they were paid to do and B) to prevent them from doing the same thing to anyone in the future. I highly recommend them.


I’ve hired Steve for two cases and I am very pleased with my decision. He fights for his clients and strives for the best outcome. His entire staff is pleasant and wonderful to work with.


I hired Steve for a parental rights case involving my 2 children. He was aggressive but supportive and did not file unnecessary motions that wasted my retainer. I was terrified of court but with his experience, I felt at ease. The process was explained and his staff was great as well. I would hire him again if needed and received a great outcome with an order that works for me and my children.

Handled my Parental Rights Case with Ease

I wish I had retained him sooner, his help has been immeasurable.


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Criminal Defense Attorney Near Me

The attorneys at STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers represent people who are charged with criminal offenses throughout Maine. We understand how frightening criminal charges can be. We also understand that the outcome of your case will impact your life for years. When you retain the services of a local criminal defense attorney, their job is to ensure that the prosecution does not have a case that they can prove in court. In many cases, plea deals can be negotiated, but it can be difficult to figure out just what evidence the prosecution and police will present at trial. Most cases are not black and white. There is considerable gray area. You need an attorney who understands how the system works and can work it to your advantage.

Do Not Say Anything Without an Attorney Present

It goes without saying that the police and prosecution want a confession from you. Once they have a confession, they do not have to do any more work. Meanwhile, all of your bargaining power is gone. It is imperative to understand that you do have rights under the law. Even when a defendant is found guilty, they are still entitled to fair treatment according to the standards set by the state. The prosecution has the power to offer you a deal, but that deal still has to be okayed by a judge. Police have no power whatsoever to offer you a deal. They will frighten you into confessing. Your confession can never help you. It will only hurt you. Before you say anything, you should discuss your situation with your lawyer so that they can intervene on your behalf.

STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers Represents Clients Charged with a Broad Array of Crimes

Regardless of your charges, there are serious consequences to being convicted. STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers represent clients who are charged with everything from routine OUIs to first-degree murder. We can even help you restore your license after it has been revoked or suspended. Our criminal defense attorneys have represented clients charged with sex crimes, drug crimes, white collar crimes, property crimes (like theft or robbery), and violent crimes such as homicide or assault.

STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers Represents Juvenile Offenders

Juveniles who have been charged or convicted of a crime need representation from a skilled attorney. Juveniles who are caught with drugs or alcohol, charged with shoplifting, or found vandalizing property can be charged in juvenile court. Sometimes, however, the prosecution decides to charge them as adults, which can lead to a permanent criminal record. Do not let one dumb mistake define the rest of your life. Protect your rights with a skilled juvenile defense attorney. 

Find a Skilled Criminal Defense Attorney Today

If you have been charged with a crime in the state of Maine, the attorneys at STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers can help you secure a result that you can live with. Our team will do everything in our power to get your charges dropped, dismissed, or obtain a not-guilty verdict at trial. Contact the attorneys at STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers today, and we can take a look at your options.

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