Category Archives: Video

Can a Lawyer Serve on a Jury?

 

In today’s video Devens Hamlen talks about lawyers serving on juries. Given the amount of knowledge that lawyers have about sentencing and mandatory minimums, Devens feels like his approach as a juror might be different than the rest of the jury.

Watch the video to find out more.

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Can your phone be used against you as evidence?

 

 

Can your phone be used against you in a court of law? It could be an issue of how it is secured.

In today’s video Devens Hamlen discusses a case of his that has set the legal standard in the state of Maine. Watch the video to find out how your passcode could differ from your thumbprint on an iPhone.

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You Can’t Punish Addiction Out Of Someone

 

Portland Maine Lawyers Discuss Treatment Versus Jail

The solution to the drug problem in this country is not locking up addicts. That is something we believe very strongly. 

“You can’t punish addiction out of someone. It’s not going to happen.” - Devens Hamlen, H&H Law Center Click To Tweet

The goal should be treatment and rehabilitation, this is the only effective and compassionate approach to our nation’s drug problem. If you live in Maine, and you have a friend or a family member who has had contact with the police because of drug problems, we really encourage you to find a lawyer that may be able to help steer him or her away from jail and towards treatment. In the long run, that will be best for everyone. Best for the person struggling with addiction, best for the community, and best for the family. 

In today’s video, both founding partners Merritt Heminway and Devens Hamlen talk about the problem.

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Which is the most important kind of case?

 

We have experience will all types of legal defense cases here in Portland. The severity of the cases we defend really does run the gamut from petty theft to the most serious felonies. We know that any conviction, no matter how seemly small from the outside, has real repercussions for our clients. So, we treat every case with the same zeal and intensity as if it were our own family member on trial.

This is one of the advantages of being a small law firm. Cases that would get swallowed up by a huge firm with hundreds of lawyers can be handled with care at H&H Law Center. We have the one on one relationships with our clients that lead to what we think is more compassionate advocacy.

We are proud of the defense law that we practice. And we know, at the end of the day, we are providing the same level of legal representation that we would want for ourselves and our family.

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OUI Lawyer in Portland Maine

If you get pulled over for an OUI in the state of Maine, the consequences can be extremely serious. It is incredibly important to have an attorney on your side to help you.

 

OUI Defense Lawyers in Portland Maine

Maine is strict about drivers operating under the influence, even refusing an intoxilyzer test by a police officer will result in a suspension of your driver’s license. What people sometimes don’t immediately consider about getting their license suspended is the series of related hardships that can follow. Unless you live right downtown in Portland, getting to work can be very difficult, doing normal errands can be very difficult, everyday things that you may take for granted with a driver’s license become very difficult.

That is why if you are accused of drunk driving, you need to get an attorney involved as soon as possible.

To find out more about how we can help with DUI cases, please visit: DUI Lawyers in Maine

Please email us at inquiries@hhlawcenter.com or call 855-51-DEFEND (855-513-3336)

OUI Defense Lawyers in Portland Maine

 

Is It Right To Remain Silent When Interacting With The Police?

Everyone who has ever watched a cop show know’s the phrase, “You have the right to remain silent.” That right, which is protected by the 5th Amendment, shouldn’t be taken lightly.

 

You do have the right to remain silent, and as lawyers, we recommend that you exercise it when you find yourself in a situation with the police. Watch today’s video by founding partner Merritt Heminway to learn more about this important right.

To find out about how we can help with DUI cases, please visit: DUI Lawyers in Maine

Please email us at inquiries@hhlawcenter.com or call 855-51-DEFEND (855-513-3336)

Is It Right To Remain Silent When Interacting With The Police?

If you would like to read a transcript of today’s video, we’ve included it below:

 

Experienced Defense Lawyers in Portland, Maine

 

Experience matters a lot in the profession of criminal defense. As a defendant, you want to know that your legal team has spent years working in the courts in and around Maine. At H&H Law Center, we have close to 25 years experience combined navigating the criminal justice system. We have spent countless hours learning the nuances of both the law and the system. We have built relationships with judges and other members of the court, and those relationships help make sure that we can advocate effectively on your behalf.

Defense law is all that we do. That level of focus and expertise helps us provide all of our clients with the best representation that we can.

Experienced Defense Lawyers in Portland Maine

If you find yourself in the position where you have been charged with a crime, you want to make sure you have a team on your side that you can count on. We would be happy to bring our years of experience to your defense to make sure that you have the best possible outcome for your case.

We understand that this process can be confusing and scary, and we want to be at your side for every step of it. If you need representation, or if someone you love needs representation, please don’t hesitate to give us a call and see how we can help you.

Please email us at inquiries@hhlawcenter.com or call 855-51-DEFEND (855-513-3336)

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Criminal Defense Lawyers in Portland Maine

Criminal Defense Lawyers in Portland Maine

Criminal convictions, especially in the state of Maine, can follow you forever. Maine has no expungement process, so your criminal record isn’t sealed after a set number of years. And if you are asked if you have ever been convicted of a crime, you will have to answer yes. That is why we don’t want you to simply plead guilty because you are feeling pressure to do so or you think that it will be the fastest way to get the whole ordeal behind you. If you plead guilty that conviction will stay with you.

These days, we believe, the stakes are higher than ever. With so much personal information available online, your criminal history is just getting easier and easier for potential employers to find. This record will limit your options for your future.

We absolutely don’t want to see that happen. If you have been accused of a crime in the State of Maine, please give us a call to see what your choices are. We can help.

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Find The Right Defense Lawyer For You

When looking for a criminal defense lawyer in Portland, Maine, you need to know that you have lots of options. To make sure that you have as positive an experience as possible, you should really find an attorney that you click with. You want someone you feel will represent you the way you want to be represented. If you get the feeling you are not a priority to an attorney, and you will just be encouraged to plead guilty to expedite the process, that is doing you a huge disservice. We encourage you to take your time to find the right lawyer for you and your case.

The choice of the right defense attorney could have a huge impact on your future. It is not a process to take lightly. Start looking as early in the process as possible and make sure that you are comfortable when your representation begins.

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Juvenile Defense in Portland Maine

If your child is accused of a crime, that is obviously a scary time for the whole family. It is important to get a defense lawyer with experience in juvenile matters involved as quickly in the process as possible. A conviction as a juvenile can have major repercussions for years to come, so intervening early and thoroughly is vital. 

We are defense lawyers in Portland, Maine, and we have a long history of successfully defending juveniles and making sure that they have the best possible representation. If your child child is in legal trouble, please don’t hesitate to call us or email us to get the situation under control as soon as possible.

If you need help please email us at inquiries@hhlawcenter.com or call 855-51-DEFEND (855-513-3336)

 

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