“ 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. “
If you are facing drug charges in Maine, it is important to mount a strong defense. Your attorney will review the facts of your case and will fight to get you the best result possible.
Federal drug charges are governed by various statutes. Steve Smith has tried many federal drug charges. As a member of the highly selective Criminal Justice Act Panel, Steve is often recruited to assist clients facing serious multi-court, multi-defendant drug conspiracies.
State drug charges in Maine range from Class A to Class E crimes, with Class A being the most serious and Class E being the least serious. A Class A crime is a felony carrying a possible penalty of 30 years in prison and up to a $50,000 fine, while a Class E crime is a misdemeanor punishable by a $500 fine and up to 6 months in jail. If you have been charged with felony drug trafficking or possession, the implications are quite serious and can involve lengthy mandatory minimum jail sentences. At STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers, we pride ourselves on going to the mat. If you choose to fight the charges in court, we will defend you at trial in either federal or state courts.
There are a number of ways that our lawyers can help attack the charges against you. One of the most common strategies is to attempt to suppress evidence against you because there was a violation of your constitutional rights during the arrest. If the police pulled you over without probable cause and searched your vehicle without probable cause or consent, any “evidence” that they seized as a result of this illegal stop may be inadmissible and deemed “fruit of the poisonous tree.” If the police mishandled the evidence or if there are breaks in the chain of evidence, your lawyer could also argue that the evidence is unreliable and should not be used in the proceeding.
Even if your charges are not dismissed, there are still a number of defenses available to you should your case proceed to trial our team can challenge the accuracy of the results of the test performed on the seized substance. You can also challenge the prosecution’s assertion that you knowingly possessed the substance and that it belonged to you. Possession may be an issue if drugs were seized from a common area to which multiple people had access. The prosecution can find it difficult to effectively prove that you had possession of the illegal substance beyond a reasonable doubt.
If you are charged with a drug crime in Maine, whether it is possession, manufacturing, or trafficking, our experienced criminal defense attorneys are ready to go to bat for you. Contact STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers today to schedule a consultation. For information on how to navigate addiction and treatment in families, please read this helpful guide.
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