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Bail In The State of Maine: How Does It Work?

 

In the state of Maine, bail is set as a way to guarantee to the courts that you will return for your hearing. If you don’t post it, you will be held until the date of your trial. This could be relatively quickly, or it could literally takes months to happen. There are serious, potentially life-altering, consequences to not posting it – you could lose your job, you would be separated from your family. That is why it is so important to have a lawyer present at the time of your first appearance in front of a judge.

Why is important to have a lawyer at your bail hearing?

The amount of money you have to post can vary, and having an attorney beside you who can talk to the judge and explain the circumstances in your life that would be adversely affected if you were held until your hearing is incredibly helpful. Your lawyer can explain to the judge why it is in the best interest for everyone involved for you to be back at work and back with your children. 

In today’s video, founding partner Merritt Heminway explains how it works, and how having an experienced lawyer on your side can help.

Please email us at inquiries@hhlawcenter.com or call (207) 221-6363.

Bail in the State of Maine

Founding Partner Merritt Heminway

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We Focus On Criminal Defense Law in Portland, Maine.

H&H Law Center is a small firm with a sole focus on criminal defense law. We have this particular focus, and that matters a great deal to our clients. In today’s video, founding partner Merritt Heminway explains why.

A Small Criminal Defense Firm Allows Collaboration

We are passionate about criminal defense. We believe that everyone deserves the right to vigorous and thoughtful representation. Our small size lets us collaborate within our office, share our ideas and experience to make sure that you get the best possible defense for your criminal case.

Our size also lets us move quickly and thoroughly on your behalf. This speed and focus is something that larger firms can struggle with. We are proud to take a personalized approach to our work when we advocate on your behalf.

Focus Leads to Experience

Our focus on criminal defense law means that we have years and years of experience working these kinds of cases. Experience matters in criminal defense work. While every case is different, our past experience helps us serve you better. Just like in any field, the more you do something, the better you get at it. While you can go to a law firm that handles all different types of law, we recommend that you take advantage of the expertise of a small firm with a singular focus on criminal defense.

We have experience with the nuances of criminal defense. We have the experience with the particulars of the courts in Maine. We would be happy to talk to you about your case, and help in any way that we can.

Please email us at inquiries@hhlawcenter.com or call (207) 221-6363.

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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.

Please email us at inquiries@hhlawcenter.com or call (207) 221-6363.

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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.

If you need help please email us at inquiries@hhlawcenter.com or call (207) 221-6363.


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How Much Should You Tell Your Lawyer?

In today’s video, founding partner Devens Hamlen talks about the importance of the trust between a lawyer and a client. As criminal defense lawyers we can do our best work for you if we know all the facts of your case. If you need help, you should feel free to be open and honest with us about all the details – we aren’t here to judge you, we’re here to defend you. Watch the video to learn more.

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Maine Defense Attorneys, One Case At A Time

We are criminal defense lawyers in the city of Portland, Maine. The defense work we do day in and day out helps keep people, good people, out of jail. What we have learned over time is that everyone’s rights to fair representation in court need to be vigilantly upheld. The details of a particular case can make all the difference in the end, and we pride ourselves on making sure that we listen carefully to the small facts of the case – not to treat every case the same. We believe that each individual that faces the criminal justice system needs to face it with an advocate. The system is too strong to go it alone. If you are in trouble with the law, we want to listen to your story, stand beside in through the process, and defend you to the best of our ability.

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

If you need help please email us at inquiries@hhlawcenter.com or call (207) 221-6363.

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Phone: (207) 221-6363

Defense Lawyers For The People of Portland Maine

At H&H Law Center we defend the citizens of Maine, regardless of their guilt or innocence. If you are innocent, as defense lawyers we want to give you the best chance possible to avoid a wrongful jail sentence. And if you are guilty, even if you have admitted to the police that you are guilty, we will work equally as hard to make sure you get the best possible outcome for your case. There are alternatives to jail, and we can help in every way that we can to keep you out of jail.

We believe strongly that punitive jail sentences are bad for everyone involved. They are bad for the inmate, they are bad for the family, they are bad for the community. To put it simply, we want to help you and your loved ones avoid jail.

If you need help please email us at inquiries@hhlawcenter.com or call (207) 221-6363.

In this video, founding partner Devens Hamlen explains more.


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