If you've been charged with a DUI/DWI, call now. We will defend you, your future and your freedom.I've successfully defended hundreds of people over the years who've been charged with DUI/DWI/OUI.My practice is devoted exclusively to criminal defense with a specialization in DUI defense.
|NJ||Administrative - Not authorized to practice||2005||03/25/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Best of Portland 2010||The Portland Phoenix||2010|
|ADA Intern||Cumberland County District Attorney's Office||2003 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Criminal Association Defense Lawyers||Member||2006 - Present|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Maine Association of Trial Lawyers||Member||2006 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2006 - Present|
|Maine State Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2005 - Present|
|York County Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|State v. J.R.||Not Guilty following jury trial|
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|Aspatore Book publication||Defending DUI Vehicular Homicides Cases||2012|
|The DWI Survival Guide||Top Ten Mistakes to Avoid in a DUI/DWI/OUI Case||2009|
|University of Maine School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|Rutgers College||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|Small Firm & Solo Practitioner Symposium||Ins and outs of managing a law practice||2010|
Posted by anonymous
I spent nearly 60 days in jail before my family bailed me out. Attorney Bly filed a writ for habeas corpus due to the fact that the Sheriff held me illegally. Once I was out, I met with my family and Attorney Bly to discuss my case. I've used a number of attorneys in the past five years and none of those attorneys had the guts to take my cases to trial. All of them had advised me to plead guilty in the past and as a result, I was in a very difficult position and facing a felony charge. Attorney Bly brought a professional photographer onto the case to photograph and video the Old Port which is where I was accused of driving. He also brought a top notch private investigator on board to interview the State's witnesses. The trial lasted 2 days and I was facing a mandatory 3 year jail sentence. The jury came back with a verdict of NOT GUILTY. I've never been more stressed out and then relieved about anything in my life. The only people who believed in me were my family and Attorney Bly. He never questioned my innocence and never tried to get me to plead guilty. I thank God that Attorney Bly came into my life. He kept me and my family informed during the entire process. When necessary, he would meet with me at night or on the weekends. Whenever I needed him, he was there for me. Thank you Attorney Bly! I owe you.
Posted by anonymous
I never expected to need an attorney in the first place and was very new to the whole process. Through his knowledge and very professional approach, I was quickly assured that I had made the right decision in hiring Attorney Bly to represent me. Throughout my case, he continued to impress me with his dedication to his work and to making me feel like I was his only client. I feel strongly that he is the best attorney I could've had and would recommend him to anyone. After a year of his very hard work and dedication, Attorney Bly and I achieved the most favorable outcome in my case, and saying "thank you" doesn't express how very grateful I am for the excellent work Attorney Bly has done for me.
Posted by anonymous
Unfortunately about 5 months ago I was arrested for an OUI. This was my first time ever being involved with the law and at first had no idea where to turn. I had a chance about 2 days after my incident to meet and talk with Attorney Bly who was able to provide me all the steps involved in my case. After talking with him I felt very confident that he would be able to handle my case and help me through the entire court process. After my DMV hearing I was informed by Attorney Bly that he got my driving privlages back and that I would not face any suspension regarding the DMV portion of my case. After a couple more stressful months of waiting on the court process to continue and wondering what was going to happen he was able to strike a deal with DA without my case even going to trial. The deal presented to me was better than I was expecting and there was no way I could turn it down. These last 5 months have been very stressful on myself and my family and my confidence in Attorney Bly handling my OUI case showed in his ability to work well with the courts, giving me all the information I needed and making sure I knew every step of the process. Attorney Bly was always available for any questions I had, he worked hard and has a very dedicated and professional staff at his office. If you are looking for a great attorney I would highly recommend Attorney Bly to handle your case!
Ronald Laba, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. William (Bill) Bly is an exceptionally talented and highly skilled criminal defense attorney. He is a fighter and a fierce court room warrior. Bill fights so hard because he sees the best in people and cares about and values the lives of his clients and their families. Simply put, if you find yourself in a tough spot, you need Bill Bly in your corner.