Criminal defense involves experience, hard work, and perseverance. Also, it requires a sincere interest to help people in unexpected, difficult situations. Our law firm’s hallmark includes jumping on a criminal matter when the phone rings and a client was arrested, or an investigation is commenced against them.
We do so with non-judgmental advice. The firm handles everything from routine motor vehicle offenses up to homicide. Attorney Largay handled several murder trials involving technical forensic issues, graphic crime scenes, and emotionally charged situations. A confident attitude and calm, rational demeanor are essential to this type of work.
Consider that the government that prosecutes criminal allegations has resources and unlimited power and often goes unchecked. Criminal defense is about more than getting someone “off. It’s about protecting individual civil rights and defending the Constitution. We advocate for fair treatment through bail, plea negotiations, trials, appeals, and probation processes. Without aggressive, effective legal talent, unrepresented people in the criminal arena are often punished more harshly and unfairly compared to their fellow citizens.
We handle every manner of OUI/OAS/OAR/HO cases. Also, assaults, drug possession, trafficking, crimes against people, property, and white-collar crimes. Our criminal practice extends to every jail and courthouse from the Kennebec River, eastward and north to the Canadian border. We handle such matters with care, coordination, confidence, and the utmost confidentiality.
A sampling of cases we handle includes:
- Bail Issues – Setting, Changes & Challenges
- Offenses Against the Person
- Murder and Felony Murder
- Assault, Aggravated Assault
- Criminal Threatening
- Terrorizing & Stalking
- Sexual Assaults
- Thefts & Stolen Property Crimes
- Burglary & Criminal Trespass
- Computer Crimes
- Forgery and Related Offenses
- Prostitution & Public Indecency
- Unlawful Gambling
- Fraud & Embezzlement
- Weapons Offenses
- Drugs – Use, Possession, Cultivation, Furnishing & Trafficking
- Matters considered quasi-criminal. These include licensing issues with professional or occupational boards and government administrative boards.
- Search and seizure issues, including search warrants and dealing with the police
- Sentencing, Probation, Early Release, Pardons, and Alternatives to Prison.
Remember several important points about our criminal justice system:
You have the RIGHT to remain silent. It is your RIGHT to confront and cross-examine witnesses against you. You have the RIGHT to be presented with and challenge the physical and testimonial evidence against you. In most cases, you have a RIGHT to a Jury Trial by your peers. You have the RIGHT to effective legal counsel.