Violent Crimes

The list below shows the Violent Crimes Under Maine Penal Law and the areas where I can help:

  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Criminally Negligent Homicide
  • Attempted Murder
  • Assault
  • Vehicular Assault
  • Gang Assault
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Menacing
  • Hazing
  • Reckless Endangerment
  • Kidnapping
  • Unlawful Imprisonment
  • Custodial Interference
  • Coercion

Violent Crimes

When faced with the most serious of charges in Maine, you need the most experienced of attorneys.

You need to look for an attorney who has a demonstrated history of winning major cases.

And I'd like to prove to you... that I am that Attorney.

I have 30 plus years of experience fighting and prosecuting the toughest legal cases in Maine....the charge of murder, attempted murder and other crimes of violence. And in that time, as you can see here, I've successfully represented a wide range of clients who were accused of the most severe of crimes....those in which a person was killed or where police say killing a person was the alleged intent.

Effective Representation in Ellsworth, Maine, Hancock and Washington Counties

I have also been able to obtain outstanding results by reaching plea agreements with prosecutors when appropriate.

And of course, because of my vast experience as a trial lawyer and dogged determination, I've done extremely well for my clients when we had to go to trial.

In all of these cases, an aggressive investigation, and the use of forensic experts to assist your defense, makes all the difference in the world.

In homicide and other violent crime cases in New York State, there are a number of legal defenses and other critical issues that tend to arise with regularity. I've been involved with murder, attempted murder and assault cases for two decades and have dealt with it all during this time. I consider myself a very talented defense lawyer that is always well-prepared to confront any evidence that a prosecutor may attempt to utilize, and to aggressively investigate all defenses that may lead to your exoneration.

This includes:

Experience in asserting the so-called “insanity” defense under Maine State Law

Experience in asserting a duress defense under Maine State Law

Experience in asserting a “justification” or self-defense defense under Maine State Law

Experience challenging the testimony of forensic experts used by the State, including medical examiners, serologists, ballistics and fingerprint examiners, toxicologists, chemists and so-called “crime scene reconstructionists”

Experience in assessing the critical role of forensic evidence, and in particular serological evidence such as DNA, in establishing that there was contact between the victim and the accused

Being under investigation or charged with a violent crime can make you feel like you're on a deserted island. It doesn't have to be that way. If you, or a family member, need help, don't hesitate to contact me.