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Maine Criminal Defense Lawyers

Devoted Advocacy for State and Federal Charges

Facing a criminal charge can compromise your freedom, reputation, and future. At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., our criminal attorneys pride themselves on aggressively defending those accused of crimes. We defend all criminal cases, including state and federal offenses. If you were arrested for a crime, speak with a member of our team today.

Proven Criminal Defense Strategies

Our criminal defense attorneys have defended the constitutional rights and fought for justice on behalf of our criminal clients for more than 60 years. Our team includes former state and federal prosecutors as well as experienced criminal defense attorneys. Drawing on this experience, we understand how law enforcement investigates cases and how prosecutors charge them. We rely on that experience to identify factual, legal and constitutional issues to defend our cases. We appreciate the stress of a criminal charge on our clients and their families. We zealously prepare our cases for trial and find that, by doing so, we often create opportunities to resolve cases short of trial. We enlist the assistance of scientific and mental health experts when necessary and search for investigative facts that law enforcement failed to. When trial is necessary, our attorneys are skilled on their feet, trained to present cases in court and have achieved trial victories for criminal defendants in court in matters large and small.

From felony homicide charges to misdemeanors and motor vehicle infractions, we treat every case with equal energy and seek creative, personalized solutions for each client. Our commitment to our clients, well of energy and experience defending criminal cases assists us to minimize the devastating impact that a criminal conviction could have on you and your family.

Our criminal defense practice areas include:

  • Drug crimes
  • White collar crimes
  • OUI (impaired driving)
  • Sex offenses
  • Child pornography
  • Theft crimes
  • Violent crimes
  • Federal crimes
  • Internet crimes
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Appeals
  • And more

The Importance of Your Attorney-Client Relationship

The attorney-client relationship is at the heart of a successful criminal defense. We begin every case by meeting with our client, understanding his/her background, identifying aggravating and mitigating circumstances beyond a charge, discussing plans for the future and spotting legal and constitutional issues that may form the basis for a successful defense. Depending on the size and scope of the case, we rely on a team of criminal lawyers suited for individual needs of our client and the unique circumstances of every case. We understand that we must earn the trust of our clients and our clients must trust that we have their best interests in mind to be successful defending criminal cases.

Our criminal defense team seeks to avoid and minimize incarceration, limit the stigmatizing impact that a criminal conviction can have on our clients' future and assist our client to manage the stress associated with the criminal justice system. To learn more about your legal rights and options after an arrest, speak with one of our qualified Maine criminal defense lawyers today. The sooner you contact us, the faster we can put our experience to work for you. For effective and aggressive legal defense that you deserve, work with Shaheen & Gordon, P.A