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Posted by Brian, a DUI client, Flag
My life was turned upside-down after being charged with OUI downtown. I have a high profile career that I love very much, and knew I was sure to lose it if convicted. I didn't believe I stood a chance defending myself against the police department. I happened upon Wayne Foote's website a few days later and gave them a call. Wayne asked about every detail of the night. He immediately noticed the errors made by the police officer and mistakes made in collecting the evidence to be used against me.
In court Mr. Foote brilliantly and professionally presented the arguments and my case was immediately dismissed! My career was saved and the worst time of my life was over.
Wayne is not only one of the best defense attorneys, but genuinely has had my best interests in mind throughout the ordeal. He is a good person and I am forever grateful to him.
Wayne Foote is known as one of the best in the industry and I sincerely agree. For your best chance of winning and to receive the most honest assessment of you case, you must contact Wayne Foote.
Posted by Eric, a DUI client, Flag
Attorney Foote provides exceptional service to his clients in all aspects of criminal defense. In particular, his knowledge of DUI/DWI cases is unmatched and trial preparation unparalleled. Mr. Foote will keep you apprised of all matters pertaining to your case and help you understand your options. In my case, I was faced with serious career implications if the case did not resolve in my favor and Mr. Foote brought an impressive array of legal acumen, trial strategy and savvy to bear resulting in a not guilty verdict. I would recommend Mr. Foote to anyone needing criminal defense without reservation.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
As an attorney myself, I have had the opportunity to see many trial attorneys at work. Wayne is a brilliant defense attorney. I retained him to represent a younger family member and, from the outset, he was able to answer all questions in a way that was clear and understandable. His depth of knowledge in OUI defense is unparalleled. He researched and advised courses of action that allowed the family member to complete his college degree while awaiting trial and before facing the possibility of license loss (which could have delayed his graduation since he could not get back and forth to school).
Wayne seems to truly enjoy what he does and works tirelessly to prepare each case, leaving no stone unturned. Through diligent work and research, he came up with a plan that would have allowed the family member to take a plea which would have been very favorable. Still, the family member wanted to go to trial. Wayne just smiled and said, "Let's go. That's what I do; I am a trial attorney." And what a trial attorney he is! His knowledge of the field sobriety tests and procedure is incredible. He was able to show, in each and every field sobriety test that was shown on the police video, how the directions given were not according to the manual, were confusing or were just plain wrong. His cross-examination was a lesson for everyone in the courtroom, particularly the prosecution and every police officer in attendance that day. Through the course of the day, waiting for the trial to begin, I noticed that on numerous occasions, other attorneys approached Wayne to ask his advice.
During trial, Wayne was masterful. He was extremely prepared and knew the case and the police video inside and out. Despite the many errors made by the police and prosecution, Wayne was respectful and courteous, even in cross-examination, while still clearly pointing out the errors to the judge, in a professional way that did not belittle or disrespect the other side.
He works hard and earns every penny of the fee he charges. His research of the case and knowledge of his area of the law is incomparable. Win or lose, I would have had nothing but good to say about Wayne and am forever grateful to him for his diligence and hard-work. (Defendant was found not guilty, after a full trial).
If you have the misfortune to be defending an OUI charge, Wayne Foote is the person to see.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Wayne provided me with outstanding representation during all phases of my DUI case from initial consultation to the final dismissal of my case in District Court. He kept me informed in a timely manner of all aspects of the court procedure and suggested the course of action that he believed would have the charge dismissed. And it was ! If you are charged with a OUI, I would highly recommend that you look no further than Wayne as your legal representation.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
This review is written as one of the highest endorsements and recommendations I could personally give someone.
I am 58 years old, originally from Maine, currently residing in Florida for past 15 years, and had never been arrested or in any sort of trouble before being stopped for a DUI last July. My parents still live in Maine and I was visiting and decided to go out for a couple of drinks with my brother. I admittedly had a few but after being stopped and agreeing to a breath test and having the officer inform me it showed a .17 result I was truly panicked! This could not be possible. I knew I wanted to fight the charge. My wife did our due diligence as we wanted the best attorney to do so. Being the only Board Certified DUI defense lawyer in Maine, we felt we had found the best for the job.
Wayne’s reputation preceded him and he came very highly recommended. He is very methodical and walked me through everything I needed to know – and in a calm, cool and collected way – as he is also very good at quelling the fears of the unknown. At one point he thoroughly explained the effect of GERD, (gastro esophageal reflux disease), which I have and was treated with an esophageal stretching the day before the incident, which could strongly affect the accuracy of an Intoxilizer test.
Wayne meticulously prepared for our trial date and truly is someone to watch and hear in the courtroom. We/he made our case, won an acquittal and have happily moved beyond the entire scenario.
I’m extremely impressed with Wayne's professionalism, thoroughness and overall track record. He is very good at what he does. We put our complete trust in him and his firm, and he delivered. Again, I highly recommend him should you have a need for defense in a DUI, drugs or weapons charge against you.
Posted by JayL, a DUI client, Flag
I cannot say enough good about the counsel and experience of Mr. Foote. My case was sure loser in any other attorneys hands. However, Mr. Foote, through his experience and exceptional knowledge of DUI law, was able to negotiate a career saving plea. My personal advice, if your career is on the line, Mr Foote is the ONLY attorney to whom you should trust such responsibility.
Posted by Tyler, a DUI client, Flag
Wayne Foote is an honest and hard working lawyer. He is not out there to take your money, he will tell you if he thinks he can get you out of the charge or if he cant. I went to him twice(2 oui). The first time he reviewed everything and told me straight up that he would not be able to get me out of it but the second time he told me he could. He is a great guy that works very hard for his clients, you definetly get your money worth and when anyone ever tells me they just got an OUI, I always tell them go talk to Wayne Foote.
Posted by Matt, a DUI client, Flag
I was charged with DUI some time ago and I believed that the tests administered were inaccurate. I had consumed 4 drinks in a 5 hour period. At my weight, I was quite certain that I was not intoxicated. I spoke to two other attorneys prior to speaking with Wayne and both used the word plea with me in the first 5 minutes. I have a professional position and could ill afford the consequences of a DUI. Wayne is very thourough. He asked me very detailed questions about the entire evening and he was especially precise in his questions regarding what happened after I was stopped and how the field and breath tests were administered. I believe that his knowledge and experience allowed him to identify several inconsistencies with the police dept procedures in my case. Wayne created a very detailed account of the location of my stop, including pictures and diagrams of the area. Wayne also asked specific questions regarding my food intake on the day I was stopped and if I take any medication. As it turned out, I was using a medication that delays gastric emptying, which could have lead to an inaccurate breath test. After completing his detailed investigation, Wayne filed a motion to have my case dismissed and it was eventually. If you believe that you were stopped inappropriately or that there are circumstances that may have adversly altered the results of DUI testing, I would strongly urge you to speak with Wayne. Don't just pick any lawyer. This is his specialty, he knows the law and he will look at every possible option to produce a positive outcome.
Posted by Jon, a DUI client, Flag
When I was charged with an OUI in the spring of 2010, Wayne Foote was recommended to me by another attorney in the state of Maine. I was told that when it came to OUI defense, he was "The Guru". That title proved if anything to be an understatement. From the initial phone conversation we had through to the trial date, my experience being represented by Mr. Foote was beyond my highest expectations. He gathered an impressive amount of information surrounding the case, gathering details that later proved to be crucial during the trial. The entire process, from the time I first contacted him until the date of the trial, took approximately six months. Throughout that time I was kept informed of every detail surrounding the progress of the case, and he always responded to phone calls or emails within 24 hours, if not immediately.
It wasn't until the actual trial date that I realized how truly impressive Wayne Foote is at what he does. He expertly questioned the arresting officer on every single detail of the case. Both his knowledge and his skill with words were incredible, far above that of officer and the opposing attorney. I could not have imagined being better represented; I felt he expertly handled every aspect of the trial.
Perhaps the best testimony to Wayne Foote's skill is that fact that I was found innocent. As I told him after the trial, however, but before the judge had given a verdict, is that regardless of the outcome I felt very well represented. And that to me is an even better compliment.
I had the opportunity to see other trials take place that day in the courtroom, and I truly believe that had I been represented by a different attorney, I would have lost the case.
I would recommend Wayne Foote without any reservation to anyone who is being faced with an OUI charge. I am confident that one could not be better represented by any other attorney. He is a true expert in his field, and he is masterful in the courtroom.
Posted by Andrea, a DUI client, Flag
WOW! That says it in a nutshell. Mr. Foote is professional in his interaction with his clients. His knowledge of the judicial process and his respect for his clients is evident in all his work. He is not only superb in working for his clients but he is extremely responsive to any and all questions posed. He kept me informed of every step of the process, often responding to emailed questions within minutes, even on holidays and weekends. I hope I never require his services in the future, but if I ever did, there would be no questions as to who I would use! As for cost, based on the amount of time and energy he spent on my case, I feel the price was more than reasonable.There is not enough time or space to say all the positive things about Mr. Foote.
Posted by Joe, a DUI client, Flag
This is the lawyer I hired to defend me and I would highly reccomend him to anyone. He is an excellent lawyer and is very professional.
Posted by Angela, a DUI client, Flag
Wayne Foote was helpful, responsive and very knowledgeable. I felt throughout his handling of my case that I could trust and rely on him to represent me well. When I had questions they were answered promptly, though more often then not my questions were anticipated and answered up front. His experience with DUI cases was evident as was his respect for his clients.