Felony & Misdemeanor Criminal Defense

in Bangor, ME

What Is a Felony?

A felony is a crime of a serious nature for which you may face imprisonment for longer than a year. The state of Maine classifies felonies as crimes based on their maximum prison sentences and fines, with the notable exception being murder. Murder is not classified, but carries a prison sentence of 25 years to life in prison.
There are five classifications of crimes in Maine, with Classes A, B, and C all being felonies. Class A crimes are the most severe classified felonies, as they are punishable by up to 30 years in prison and fines up to $50,000.00.
Class B crimes carry maximum sentences of 10 years and fines of up to $20,000.00, while Class C carry five years and $5,000.00 respectively. Some prominent examples of felonies include:
  • Murder
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Manslaughter
  • Larceny
  • Arson
  • Unlawful Trafficking in Scheduled Drugs
  • Burglary
  • Drug Possession (some cases)

What Is a Misdemeanor?

A misdemeanor is a type of crime that is less serious than a felony, but still serious nonetheless. While a felony is a crime for which you may face imprisonment for longer than a year, with misdemeanors you typically would serve time in a county jail, and 364 days is the maximum sentence. Like felonies, misdemeanors hold crime classifications, with misdemeanors being classified as Classes D and E. Class D crimes can be punished by up to 364 days in county jail, and a fine of up to $2,000.00. Class E crimes are punishable by up to six months in county jail, and carry a maximum fine of $1,000.00. Some common examples of misdemeanors include:
  • Domestic Violence (some)
  • OUI/Driving Offenses (1st & 2nd offenses)
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Assault (some)
  • Drug Possession (some)
  • Driving with a Suspended License

Attorney Bill Bart Can Defend You in Felony &

Misdemeanor Cases

Whether you face misdemeanor or felony charges in the Bangor, ME area, you need to find a criminal defense attorney with adequate experience and expertise in criminal law. Attorney Bill Bart will work diligently to represent the citizens of Maine in felony and misdemeanor cases. With 15 years of experience in defending Maine residents in criminal law cases, why would you go to anybody else?

As a criminal defense attorney that has his clients’ best interests at heart, Attorney Bart will be open, honest, and tactful when preparing you for trial. Contact us online today for more information about what Attorney Bill Bart can do for you.

Penobscot County, ME
Bangor
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Milo
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Ellsworth
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