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    “We hired Tim to represent our son in a criminal matter. We will forever be grateful for the extremely favorable outcome - thank you Tim! This guy is, without any doubt, the best I have ever dealt with!”

    - Tony
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    “Tim is an extremely professional and knowledgeable lawyer. Throughout my legal case, Tim's confidence and understanding of the legal system made me feel extremely comfortable.”

    - Former Client
  • Tim and his staff are great to deal with and I recommend him.

    “We filed suit and after pushing them, we got the case settled for over 3 times more than our best offer before filing suit!”

    - Former Client
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    “He was thorough with investigations and bringing other experts when necessary. Mr. Zerillo has a true understanding of the clients side regarding family and the emotions. A great "bed-side manner". I am grateful to have found him.”

    - William
  • Tim did a superb job putting me at ease while preparing my case.

    “He was consistently patient and accommodating with my frequent requests and questions, and responded promptly every time. I highly encourage you to contact him if you’re ever in need of a lawyer.”

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Violent Crimes Lawyers in Portland, ME

Highly-Rated Criminal Defense Firm in Maine

Violent crimes are among the most severely punished in state and federal courts. Because of their aggressive nature against human life, they carry harsh penalties involving jail or prison time and fines. The specific charges you face will depend on the nature of the act, any aggravating factors, and prior convictions.

If you are being investigated for, or have been charged with, any type of violent crime in or around Portland, we highly recommend that you turn to Zerillo Law Firm for a strong defense. Our lead attorney, Tim Zerillo, has a well-known reputation for successfully handling even the most serious and difficult criminal defense cases in the state. His reputation has been backed by top recognition from Avvo, the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and a listing as a Super Lawyer. When fighting for your freedom and future, experience and competence counts. You will find this and more at our firm.

Talk to a Portland violent crime defense attorney about your case by contacting us at (207) 618-6555.

What Are Violent Crimes in Maine?

Violent crimes in Maine fall under different classes of crimes ranging from Class E as the least serious. up to Class A as follows:

  • Class E, punishable by up to 6 months in prison and fines of up to $1,000
  • Class D, punishable by up to a year in prison and fines of up to $2,000
  • Class C, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and fines of up to $5,000
  • Class B, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $20,000
  • Class A, punishable by up to 30 years of prison time and fines of up to $50,000

These crimes can include such offenses as reckless conduct, stalking, terrorist threats or actions, criminal threats, assault, aggravated assault, kidnapping, manslaughter, and murder. When any of these crimes take place in a domestic situation, they are considered domestic violence.

In any violent crime accusation, it is crucial that you retain competent legal representation. This is your best chance to craft a compelling defense and obtain a favorable outcome.

Connect with Zerillo Law Firm online or at (207) 618-6555 today.

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Zerillo Law Firm stands up for the underdog. We will not tolerate bullies, and in this day and age some of the biggest bullies are corporations, insurance companies, and even our own government. It is important to us that we always do what’s right and fight serious charges on behalf of our clients. Our clients trust us to do what’s right and we don’t take that trust lightly. We will tell your side of the story and will not back down until we win on your behalf. Our lawyer is confident, passionate, and holds himself to a higher standard. Watch our video to learn more about our practice.

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