Maine felony Attorney Robert H. Prince takes care to provide his clients with high-quality services personalized for their unique needs. He is available for professional, courteous, and efficient consultation, Monday through Saturday.
Maine Felony Attorney
Being convicted of a felony in Maine can be a frightening, anxiety-inducing experience. Some questions we at the Law Office of Robert H. Prince often hear include, “What will happen to me if I’m convicted?” or “Will this have a life-long affect on me?” Although it is hard to respond accurately to these questions, we can say that, if convicted of a felony in Maine, you will have to endure the loss of freedoms associated with being a felon and you may have to serve time in prison.
Due to the harsh consequences a convicted felon in Maine may be facing, it is absolutely critical to choose only the best criminal defense attorney in Maine. With decades of experience, felony attorney Robert H. Prince will devote extensive resources and work tirelessly building your defense. Our mission is to secure a not-guilty result or dropped charges, but if the evidence is truly stacked against you, we’ll use years of negotiation experience to hopefully achieve reduced or alternative sentencing.
Potential Penalties for Common Felonies
Felonies are the most serious crimes in Maine, including charges such as murder, rape, arson, burglary, embezzlement, and more. In most cases, a felony is accompanied by at least a year in jail as well as some other restrictions of freedom, including:
- Inability to purchase or possess firearms
- Inability to vote (felony disenfranchisement)
- Ineligibility for welfare benefits
- Ineligibility for Federally subsidized housing
- Exclusion or revocation of some professional licenses
Maine felonies are further broken up into three categories based on the severity of the crime. These classifications include:
- Class C Felonies: The lowest level felony in Maine. A few examples may include aggravated OUI with two or more priors, felony theft of property worth less than $10,000, or aggravated criminal mischief. A Class C Felony may be punishable by up to five years imprisonment and/or $5,000 in fines.
- Class B Felonies: The mid-level felony in Maine. A few examples may include sexual assault, assault that results in serious injury, assault with a deadly weapon, drug trafficking, and DUI involving serious bodily injury. A Class B Felony may be punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and/or $10,000 in fines.
- Class A Felonies: The highest level felony in Maine. A few examples may include gross sexual assault, aggravated trafficking in narcotics or scheduled drugs, manslaughter, rape, arson, and burglary. A Class A Felony may be punishable by up to 30 years imprisonment and/or $25,000 in fines.
If you’ve been charged with murder, then the minimum sentence that can be imposed is 25 years imprisonment.
Defend Your Freedom With a Maine Felony Attorney Today
Felonies can be very complex matters, whereas everything from the summons and arraignment to the court appearances and trial can affect the outcome. Because there is so much on the line in these cases, your choice for a criminal defense attorney may be one of the most important decisions in your life. As such, you will need an aggressive, qualified, and professional attorney to represent you.
At the Law Office of Robert H. Prince, we’ve successfully defended many individuals charged with a felony. We approach every case with compassion for our clients, using the highest standards of legal professionalism combined with a no-stones-unturned strategy. For a free consultation with Maine felony lawyer Robert H. Prince, call our Maine law office today at (617) 721-9141.