“ 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. “
Sex crimes carry serious consequences in Maine. If convicted, you could be looking at up to 30 years in jail and $50,000 in fines in addition to other penalties. However, just because you have been charged does not mean that you will be convicted. The time after you have been charged is the most critical time to be proactive and fight for your right to a fair trial. Having a dedicated sex crimes defense attorney can make all the difference when it comes to overcoming the charges against you, especially for crimes that are as heavily stigmatized as sex crimes. Without having an attorney to fight for you, it is easy to feel as though you have already been tried by the court of public opinion before even setting foot in a courtroom. The sooner that you retain legal counsel, the sooner they can start working to develop the best possible defense strategy.
A sex crimes defense attorney in Maine will fight to make sure that you receive a fair trial and the best possible outcome in your case. The best defense strategy for you, will depend on the facts and circumstances of your specific case. In some cases, it may be possible to have the charges against you dropped. This may be true if your constitutional rights were violated by the police of prosecution. This is common in situations where police performed an illegal search or seizure, or where they lacked probable cause. This can also happen where significant procedural issues were made or where there were problems with the evidence, such as breaks in the chain of evidence or where evidence has been lost or mishandled.
In other cases, your defense attorney may be able to negotiate a plea bargain with the prosecution that would allow you to plead guilty or no-contest to a less serious offense, or as a means of avoiding some of the harsher penalties. If your case proceeds to trial, our sex crime litigation attorneys will develop a defense strategy based on your specific case and will fight to ensure a not-guilty verdict. This is achieved by asserting a defense that creates doubt amongst the jurors. The standard of evidence in a sex crimes case is high. In fact, in order to be found guilty the prosecution must prove your guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt.” The more doubt that your lawyer can create, the higher your chances of being found not guilty.
In order to determine what the best defense is for your case, it is necessary to talk one-on-one to an experienced attorney so that they can get an understanding of all the specific facts and circumstances involved and develop a customized defense strategy.
If you are facing charges for a sex crime in Maine, contact the experienced sex crime defense attorneys at STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers as soon as possible to schedule a consultation.
I received a copy of my son's appeal prepared by Carl E. Woock. I cannot tell you how relieved I am to read this appeal.…
Has a ton of experience. Knows the court and the other attorney which should be helpful.
He is a wonderful attorney, and I definitely recommend him. Thank you very much for your help & support, Steve!
Contacted me promptly & provided professional & extremely useful info which allowed me to have a better understanding of the legal context of the issue.
A+, very helpful & understanding. I'm sure he could've charged much more. I will go to him again if I ever have a legal issue.
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