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.


Portland Criminal Defense Attorney

Portland Criminal Defense Attorney

Every year, thousands of people face criminal charges in Portland, Maine. Unfortunately, criminal charges come with the possibility of court appearances, steep fines, and even jail time. Not only is this stressful and worrisome, but it can lead to a conviction on your permanent record, which can be negatively life-altering. 

If you are facing criminal charges, you should consider speaking with a Portland criminal defense attorney at STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers. We can tell you more about your charges and what you can do to ensure the best possible case outcome. Our skilled legal team will do everything we can to ensure you don’t face the prosecutor alone, and we will ensure you don’t accept unfavorable deals. So, let us help you decide your fate. 

Why You Should Choose STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers

When you’re in trouble with the law, it can be difficult to determine who you should call. Although doing an online search will give you many legal options, you won’t know if you will get expert legal advice. Fortunately, if you call Steve Smith, you will receive a committed criminal defense attorney who will fight for your rights. 

When you choose Steve Smith, you will get value for money, and you can rest assured your case is in the right hands since this firm of trial lawyers has a reputation for winning cases. Steve Smith has had numerous wins in criminal court with various cases, including DUI charges, sexual assault charges, and protective orders. 

Ultimately, Steve Smith’s law firm doesn’t make promises they cannot keep. You can count on them to:

  • Always be available 24/7. This firm understands that arrests happen at all times of the day, so they don’t limit their working hours to weekdays. The firm’s lawyers are available 24 hours a day, seven every day of the week, for emergencies, and they work weekends and evenings for non-emergency situations. 
  • Always show compassion. No matter the case particulars, you can trust that this firm’s lawyers will always show compassion and understanding. They will also ensure you receive competent representation because they understand that mistakes happen and people are more than their case numbers. 
  • Although not every criminal case goes to trial, you’re guaranteed to be skillfully defended if yours does by the trial lawyers at this firm. They will use their combined experience and skill to defend you in court. 

What Exactly Does A Portland Criminal Defense Attorney Do, And Why Do You Need One?

Now that you know more about the firm, it’s important to understand what a criminal defense attorney does during a case. Ultimately, private and court-appointed criminal defense attorneys will investigate a case, research the facts, and try to negotiate deals and settlements with prosecutors. In most instances, a criminal defense attorney will fight for reduced charges, reduced bail, and reduced sentences. 

In addition, your criminal defense attorney will also examine key witnesses, analyze the prosecutor’s case to look for weaknesses, and help you formulate a plea. They will also look at the potential sentencing you face and how likely a judge will award the sentencing you could encounter. Moreover, you can expect your defense attorney to question witnesses, gather evidence, and review search and seizure procedures. 

Lastly, if no plea deal can be made, your defense attorney will represent you at trial and guide you through the process while trying to obtain the best possible outcome. 

Get In Touch With A Portland Criminal Defense Attorney Today To Discuss Your Case

Unfortunately, criminal convictions can derail your life, and you might not recover mentally or financially in many situations. That’s why any criminal charge needs to be taken seriously. If you are facing criminal charges, it’s best to seek counsel with a Portland criminal defense attorney. 

At STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers, our team draws upon years of collective experience in and out of the courtroom. With this experience and our skills, we can promise to handle your case with competence and confidence to ensure you have the best possible chance of a favorable outcome. Regardless of the crime you’re charged with, you have rights according to Maine and federal law, so take it upon yourself to get help by contacting us here

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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.

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