Known as “DUI” or “DWI” in some states, Maine’s drunk driving law is known as operating under the influence or OUI. The law applies not only to driving under the influence of alcohol, but also driving under the influence of marijuana or other drugs. Maine also has separate but related laws prohibiting boating under the influence (“BUI”) and operating a snowmobile or ATV while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination thereof.
Being arrested for OUI is both frightening and intimidating. A conviction for OUI can result in jail time, expensive fines, a license suspension, and consequences for your profession, reputation, and career. The penalties for a Maine OUI increase dramatically if you have prior convictions.
Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion has an experienced team of attorneys who are knowledgeable about OUI law. We will help guide you through the process and provide you with an aggressive defense for an OUI charge. Our attorneys are licensed to practice throughout the State of Maine and regularly defend clients arrested for OUI throughout Southern Maine, including York, Ogunquit, Wells, Kennebunk, Arundel, Biddeford, Saco, Sanford, Scarborough, South Portland, Springvale, and Portland.
If you are facing an OUI charge, please contact our office for a free 30-minute initial consultation. We also welcome you to review the following resources to answer some of the most common questions we receive in OUI cases.
- Penalties for OUI
- Frequently Asked Questions about OUI
- Sobriety Checkpoints
- Field Sobriety Testing
- What to Do if Charged with OUI
Please contact us at (207) 985-1815 to request a free and confidential 30-minute initial consultation of your OUI charge.