Bangor Maine Legal Services
Silverstein-Law is a Criminal Defense Specialty firm experienced in the following case types:
- State & Federal Trials & Appeals,
- Drug Charges,
- Firearms Offenses,
- Sex Offenses,
- Domestic Assault and other Disturbances
- Theft & Property Offenses
- OUI & Driving Offenses
- Reckless Conduct & Homicide
Silverstein-Law also represents clients in matters involving:
- Personal injury,
- Protection Orders; (Divorces & Custody Issues)
- Contract Disputes
- Business Litigation
- Power of Attorney
- Landlord & Tenant Matters
Most Firearms Offenses and many Drug Cases are prosecuted in Federal Court. If you receive a letter from the United States Attorney identifying you as a “target” or if you have been arrested and charged in federal court, special rules apply. Federal Court is much different than State Court in many ways, most notably in that sentencing is controlled by federal sentence guidelines and that the system does not permit plea bargaining.
Because the Federal Criminal System is so very complex, it is critical that you obtain counsel experienced in Federal Criminal matters. Silverstein-Law has defended cases in Federal Criminal Court for 20 years.
Domestic Violence Offenses
These cases can be difficult because the DA usually takes a very firm position.
BEWARE, a Conviction for Domestic Violence will forever prohibit the possession of firearms.
If you have been released subject Domestic Violence bail conditions it is very important to be compliant as a violation of any bail condition can result in you being arrested for the new charge of Violating Conditions of Release, a charge for which Bail Commissioners are no longer authorized to release. You will be held until you can next appear before a judge and may be held for up to several weeks or even months thereafter. As well, any cash bail may be forfeited to the State.
Silverstein-Law may be able to obtain a change of any unreasonably harsh bail conditions.