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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.


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Maine Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys

Maine Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys

Defense Against Charges Of Domestic Violence

If you have been charged with domestic violence in Maine, you are not alone. Domestic violence is one of the most common charges brought in Maine. These crimes can carry serious penalties, including losing the right to own or possess a firearm forever. A conviction for domestic violence assault can be used against the defendant in the family law matters that usually follow these situations. If your constitutional rights are in jeopardy, make sure that you are proactive in defending yourself. Our experienced domestic violence defense attorneys are ready to fight for your rights.

What Constitutes Domestic Violence In Maine

Under Maine law, domestic violence includes assault, which occurs when someone intentionally or recklessly causes physical injury or offensive touch to a family member. Domestic violence also encompasses criminal threatening, terrorizing, stalking, and reckless conduct. Domestic violence charges can apply when the other person in question is a current or former spouse or domestic partner, a co-parent, adult household member, current or former sexual partner, or someone who lives with you currently or who lived with you in the past. These charges can even be between a parent and a child.

Penalties For Domestic Violence Convictions In Maine

Most domestic violence crimes are Class D offenses, punishable by up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine. Class D offenses are misdemeanors. Unlike other misdemeanors, domestic violence defendants can be placed on two years of probation and face other serious consequences including loss of firearms rights and loss of child custody. If there are aggravating factors, domestic violence crimes can be charged as a felony.  Where the State alleges that strangulation occurred, the defense can be charged with felony aggravated assault, which can carry up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers Can Help

The experienced criminal defense attorneys at STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers have an abundance of experience representing those facing domestic violence charges. We will fight to make sure that your rights are protected and do everything that we can to get your charges dismissed. Contact STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers today to find out how we can help you.

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