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


After having a consult with Steve, I quickly realized he was the attorney I needed on my side. His presence in the courtroom is unmatched and his straightforward personality never left me with uncertainty. My family and I are beyond pleased with the work he has done for us.


Attorney Smith has represented me in the past and I would not hesitate to hire him again if I need an attorney. He is no-nonsense with a lot of experience who tells you like it is and does not waste time or your money. I definitely recommend him.


I hired Steve after speaking with roughly 4 other attorneys. He didn't mince words, was straight to the point, and told me what to expect. He was spot on. I was happy with the result of my case and while I hope I don't ever need an attorney again, I would most certainly hire Steve to assist me and would recommend him to any family and friends. He isn't flashy, showy or self-praising like some others in the area. Very appreciative of that.


Steve Smith is a very knowledgeable, straightforward and experienced attorney who is also very easy to work with.


Augusta Criminal Defense Attorney

Augusta Criminal Defense Attorney

Being charged with a crime is not the same as being convicted of a crime. To be convicted, the court must find you to be guilty of the charge beyond a reasonable level of doubt. The right legal defense strategy can have a significant impact on the court’s verdict.

The time to start working on your legal strategy with an experienced Augusta criminal defense lawyer is as soon as possible after your arrest. The sooner you start working with a lawyer, the stronger your defense can be.

Case Types we Handle

Our team works with individuals facing the following types of charge:

  • OUI;
  • Weapons offenses;
  • Drug-related offenses, such as drug possession and distribution;
  • White collar offenses, such as embezzlement and tax fraud;
  • Motor vehicle offenses;
  • Theft offenses;
  • Sex offenses, such as sexual assault; and
  • Violent crime charges, including homicide offenses.

Our team also works with individuals who have been subjected to unlawful property seizures after being accused of committing criminal offenses.

We also handle juvenile cases. When your child is facing a juvenile charge, such as an underage drinking or a vandalism charge, it is important that you work with a lawyer who has specific experience working with the juvenile court system to fight the charge. This is because there are many substantial differences between the juvenile court system and the adult justice system.

Working with a Criminal Defense Lawyer

It is always in your best interest to work with a criminal defense lawyer to fight your case. Even if you are “only” facing a traffic offense charge or another low-level misdemeanor, you should always fight the charge instead of pleading guilty. Why? Because having a conviction on your criminal record can affect your life in a variety of ways for years to come, including subjecting you to steeper penalties for any charges you face in the future.

Your criminal defense lawyer is your advocate. It is his or her job to work hard on your behalf to demonstrate that you are not guilty of your charge. Depending on the charge you are facing and the circumstances surrounding the case, your best case scenario might be accepting a plea bargain or participating in a pretrial diversion program. If this is the case for you, your lawyer will discuss this with you and work to try to reach an appropriate resolution for the case.

Work with an Experienced Augusta Criminal Defense Attorney

No matter what type of criminal charge you are facing, you always have the right to fight your charge with the aid of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Do not make the mistake of representing your case yourself – this nearly never results in a favorable outcome for the defendant. Instead, contact our team of criminal defense lawyers at Steve Smith Trial Lawyers today to set up your initial legal consultation in our office, during which we can answer any questions you have and determine the most effective legal defense strategy for your case.

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When you’ve been charged with a crime, stress and fear overwhelm your daily life. You know you need help, but you’re not sure where to find it. It’s time to contact a trusted Maine criminal defense attorney.

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For The Outcome You Need

We know that what you really want is an attorney who will help you beat your charges. We also know how to make that happen. We routinely represent clients facing a broad range of charges, from traffic offenses (CDL drivers) to drug crimes and felonies to misdemeanors.

Read on for more information about some of our Practice Areas.


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