Attorney Foote defends clients in Maine’s
District, Superior and Federal Courts
If you have been charged with a criminal offense in the State of Maine, you will face charges in one of the many District Courts, Superior Courts or Federal Courts located in Maine.
Attorney Wayne Foote is licensed to practice law throughout Maine. He specializes in defending clients charged with criminal offenses, such as those legally classified in Maine as Operating Under the Influence (OUI), but are commonly referred to in Maine and elsewhere as drunk driving, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).
Attorney Foote is equally qualified to represent you in the appropriate courts for any type of criminal case, such as federal and state gun- and drug-related crimes.
Types of Cases Heard at Different Courts in Maine
In Maine, District Courts have limited jurisdiction and generally do not prosecute felony charges. Most OUI cases are misdemeanors and can be heard in the State’s District Courts. Attorney Foote defends DUI cases in the District Courts of Aroostook, Hancock, Kennebec, Knox, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, Waldo and Washington Counties.
The Superior Courts are Maine’s general jurisdiction courts. Jury trials are available only in the State’s Superior Courts. Attorney Foote practices in the Superior Courts located in Aroostook, Hancock, Kennebec, Knox, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, Waldo and Washington counties.
Federal Courts – DUIs and other crimes that occur on federal property located in Maine are heard in one of the State’s two Federal Courts. Attorney Foote defends OUI cases that occur in Acadia National Park in Hancock County, Maine, which are prosecuted in the Federal Court in Bangor, Maine.