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CRIMINAL LAW

Criminal law refers to the violation of laws that are punishable by fines and/or imprisonment. Crimes are categorized as either felonies or misdemeanors depending on the nature of the violation and the maximum punishment that can be imposed.? A misdemeanor is punishable by no more than one year in prison, whereas a felony is a more serious offense that is punishable by death or imprisonment for more than one year.? In order to obtain a conviction, the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed an overt criminal act with criminal intent.? In recent years, the Maine Legislature has passed many new laws which establish criminal conduct.? The legislature has also made many motor vehicle infractions the subject of very severe penalties, including minimum mandatory jail sentences.

Smith Elliott Smith & Garmey is a criminal law team you can trust.? The firm's attorneys have experience in federal, state and juvenile courts.?? They will work hard to provide you with fair, aggressive representation and with access to the firm's numerous legal resources your case will be processed as efficiently and fairly as possible.?


???Listed below are attorneys who?specialize in?Criminal Law

?????Charles W. Smith

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Smith, Elliott, Smith & Garmey, P.A.
Portland, Maine
Saco, Maine
1-800-287-2797