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Your Robust Defense Against Felony & Misdemeanor Crimes

Determining Criminal Liability Related to Criminal Defense

The attorneys of Gray & Palmer have 60 years of combined experience in providing a robust defense for clients who are facing penalties due to felony and misdemeanor charges. We realize how important it is to protect your rights, and how much of an imposition jail time, probation, and fines can have on you, and how these affect your family. Our attorneys listen, in order to help determine the accuracy of the liability you face, and work to provide a strong defense.

Crimes, Fines & Penalties for Felonies & Misdemeanors

The state of Maine provides the following classes of crimes, fines and penalties under the law:

  • MURDER – 25 Years to life in prison
  • CLASS A FELONY – such as child sexual assault, can mean 30 years in prison and a $50,000 fine
  • CLASS B FELONY – like aggravated assault, means prison for up to 10 years and a $20,000 fine
  • CLASS C FELONY – or a theft crime of over $1,000, may be punishable by 5 years in jail and a $5,000 fine
  • CLASS D MISDEMEANORS – are usually theft of between $500 and $1,000, and other lesser criminal offenses that are punishable by less than a year in jail and less than a $2,000 fine
  • CLASS E MISDEMEANORS – are theft crimes of under $500, and other lesser criminal offenses that carry a jail sentence of less than 6 months and a fine of under $1,000

Class A Personal Offenses, Child Sexual Assault & Kidnapping

Most serious offenses to another person may be categorized as Class A felonies and carry the most significant jail time, fines, and more. When a person is harmed by assault or sexual assault, or is held against their will in a kidnap situation, the law provides for punishment if you are found guilty.

Aggravated Assault, Weapons & Class B Crimes

Aggravated assaults and other types of crime involving a deadly weapon comprise Class B crimes. The combination or use of a deadly weapon adds to the seriousness of the charges, as well as the jail time and fines if you are found guilty.

Theft, Burglary, Robbery & Class C Felony Crimes

Theft crimes of over $1,000 are considered Class C felonies. The cost of these types of thefts is substantial and persons found guilty face heavy penalties. Stealing a car or taking something of value worth as much as $10,000 can bring Class C charges.

Bribery, Corruption, Wire Fraud & Forgery

These types of charges often may relate to the use of computers, phones, or other wired or wireless devices where persons engage in some sort of falsehood in order to steal or take something of value. The amount involved would determine its classification and resulting penalty.

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Weapons, Drugs & Class D Misdemeanors

In addition or use of weapons to an otherwise lesser drug crime can increase its seriousness and penalty.

Property Destruction, Criminal Trespass & Class E Misdemeanors

As with other charges, Class E misdemeanors generally carry the least punishment. However, if brought along with other charges, they can add to the significance of the penalties you may face if convicted.

State of Mind & Other Extenuating Circumstances

The criminal code does provide measures of leniency for persons who may have a diminished mental capacity or other disability. Extenuating circumstances as to mental health ability or disability must be evaluated by a licensed professional.

The experienced attorneys of Gray & Palmer offer robust defense for felony and misdemeanor charges throughout the Bangor, Maine region. Contact us today for a free, 30-minute consultation.


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