By: Nicole S. Williamson, Criminal Defense Attorney With Webb Law Maine
In this aticle, the abbreviations “D.U.I.” and O.U.I.” are used interchangeably. The reason for that is DUI is the most widely used acronym for the crime of drunk driving, but the Maine Legislature named our driving under the influence law “operating” under the influence, which is the OUI meaning. The DUI meaning is “driving under the influence.”
The OUI legal consequences can be increased by certain behavior or circumstances associated with this specific arrest, which can cause an aggravated OUI Maine. Far too many attorneys in Maine don’t know how to successfully fight a first time DUI offense in Maine.