Operating Under the Influence (OUI)
and Driving Offenses
What Is OUI?
Operating Under the Influence, more commonly known as ‘OUI’, is a crime in Maine that occurs far too often. Operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .08 percent or more is considered an OUI and is therefore a criminal offense. Upon receiving an OUI charge, your driver’s license will be suspended, which often goes into effect prior to your court date.
Breath or blood tests help to determine BAC, and refusal to submit to these tests will typically result in an added administrative suspension separate from any criminal consequences. Refusal may also enhance criminal sentencing.
In the state of Maine, a “Zero Tolerance Law” also exists for minors operating motor vehicles with any amount of alcohol in their blood. Minors with a BAC exceeding .08% are also liable for a criminal OUI. If you or a loved one has been arrested for OUI in the Bangor, ME area and are seeking legal representation for OUI charges, call Attorney Bill Bart at (207) 945-6111.
Attorney Bart is an expert in criminal law, and is the right criminal defense attorney for your OUI case!
Attorney Bill Bart Provides Criminal Defense
in OUI Cases
If you find yourself facing an OUI case, your first phone call should be to Attorney Bill Bart in Bangor, ME. OUI law is fairly extensive, and there is always a chance that your OUI arrest may have violated your rights. After talking to Attorney Bart, who is experienced in OUI law and general criminal law, you will have a better idea about how to fight an OUI charge.
While we certainly hope nobody faces an OUI arrest, Attorney Bart would be more than happy to assist your case if that should happen. Contact Attorney Bill Bart today for more information.
Call Attorney Bart for Other Driving Charges
When you have an unpleasant encounter with law enforcement at a traffic stop, or they charge you with a driving offense you feel is unfair, call Attorney Bill Bart in Bangor, ME. Attorney Bart does not just focus on OUI charges, but any charges you might face behind the wheel.
One short talk with Attorney Bart could prove that your OUI vehicle stop and arrest may have been conducted without reasonable, articulable suspicion or probable cause.
It is important that you remain calm in these situations. While we have great respect for our law enforcement officials, we will fight to protect our clients’ liberties when law enforcement violates them.
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