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Posted by DUI Client
My daughter got a ticket for OUI last year. As a parent, I was torn between anger, disappointment, and heartbreak (knowing that an OUI conviction would hound her for years to come). As bad as I felt, my daughter felt much worse.
After a day or two of working through the emotions, we turned our attention to finding an attorney to find out what, if anything, we could do to minimize the damage. We wanted an attorney that specializes in OUI cases and an internet search pointed us to Wayne Foote.
First, Mr. Foote did an excellent job of working with my daughter to calm her fears. He walked through the entire night paying close attention to the roadside tests and the intoxilyzer test. She blew a .17 on the intoxilyzer so he knew it was going to be a tough case.
After reviewing the police report, the dashcam video, and the intoxilyzer room video, Wayne laid out the options including a strategy for contesting the results. He was honest in his assessment and what the expectations were if we went to trial (about 50/50).
We decided to take our chances at trial - and it turned out to be one of the wisest decisions we've ever made. Mr. Foote's trial preparation was meticulous. His cross-examination of the arresting officer was respectful, but brutal. My daughter told me after the trial that she almost felt sorry for him.
But where Mr. Foote really shines is his skill communicating with a jury. Masterful!
After deliberating 45 minutes, the jury found my daughter not guilty. I will be forever grateful to Mr. Foote for the way he got my daughter through one of the most gut-wrench experiences she'll ever face. He kept her informed throughout the several months of preparations and was able to get her excused from almost all pre-trial court proceedings.
If you're arrested for OUI, the single most important thing you can do is call Wayne Foote!
Posted by Celeste
Wayne was very professional and he was there for my needs. Some people say that oh don't worry this happens to everyone you'll be fine. Some people say there are much bigger things in the world happening, you have a great life and you didn't kill anyone you should be grateful. Those people were not in my shoes. Wayne treated me with respect and he never judged me. He wanted the facts and I gave him as much as I could. The rest he did court papers, video tapes and he told me he was going to rip this case apart until he found something and he did. Every phone call I made he got back to me before a 24 hour time. I can not speak more highly of him he knows his stuff, and is very calm. I would recommend him to any person who is going through this because to HIM you do matter and this is important and he takes your feelings very seriously.
Posted by Lori
Mr. Foote is a professional who demonstrated complete knowledge of the law. He answered all of our questions thoroughly and in a timely manner. This was such a stressful time for our family, but watching Mr. Foote calmly, and with great care and experience, defend my son, helped to make this stressful situation bearable. If you find you or a loved one in an OUI situation I would highly recommend Mr. Foote.
Posted by a Domestic Violence client
Wayne and his wife were fantastic in every way. Could not have been more pleased with his professionalism and how the case was handled, from having bail conditions revised and deleted to the complete dismissal of all charges. Wayne was just terrific. If needed I would rehire this law firm immediately. Was completely satisfied in every way. Would highly recommend!!
Posted by Brian
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
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
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
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
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
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.