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Understanding OUI/DUI Laws in Maine


Being charged with Operating Under the Influence (OUI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Maine can be a daunting experience. It is essential to understand the laws surrounding these charges and the consequences they carry. In this article, we will explore the OUI/DUI laws in Maine and how The Maine Criminal Defense Group can help if you have been charged with a DUI/OUI offense.

What is OUI/DUI?

The terms OUI and DUI are often used interchangeably, but they essentially mean the same thing. OUI stands for Operating Under the Influence, while DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence. In Maine, both refer to the same offense, which is operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

OUI/DUI Laws in Maine

In Maine, it is illegal to operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. However, even if your BAC is below .08, you can still be charged with OUI/DUI if there is evidence that your ability to operate a vehicle is impaired by alcohol or drugs. Penalties for OUI/DUI in Maine can be severe, including fines, license suspension, and even imprisonment.

What to do if you are charged with OUI/DUI in Maine

If you are charged with OUI/DUI in Maine, it is essential to consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys at The Maine Criminal Defense Group have extensive experience defending clients charged with OUI/DUI offenses. They will help you understand your rights, build a strong defense, and work to minimize the consequences of your charges.

How The Maine Criminal Defense Group Can Help

The attorneys at The Maine Criminal Defense Group understand the complexities of OUI/DUI law in Maine and have a proven track record of success defending clients facing these charges. They will work tirelessly to protect your rights and build a strong defense strategy tailored to your unique circumstances. With their help, you can navigate the legal system with confidence and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.


If you have been charged with OUI/DUI in Maine, it is essential to take the charges seriously and seek the help of an experienced attorney. The Maine Criminal Defense Group has the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to help you fight your charges and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.