Criminal Law

Choosing the right criminal defense lawyer might be the most important decision you ever make. When making the choice, you should count on the experience and ability of the attorney. The fact that you are here reading this webpage show that you are wise enough to know that you should never represent yourself in a criminal case.


Criminal law is complex and unforgiving. The risks associated with being convicted of a crime are serious and include not just the potential for jail time, fines, and probation, but also many possible side consequences such as loss of certain state and federal benefits, licenses, and other rights. A conviction may also negatively impact your current and future job opportunities or play into a Court’s future child custody determinations. With so much at stake, the need for legal representation is never greater.

The attorneys at Griffin & Jordan have the experience you need to vigorously defend you and protect your rights. Our criminal attorneys have worked on numerous complex criminal cases ranging from violent crimes to minors thefts. Having an attorney that can think strategically about your defense from the front of the case can make all the difference.

Among the many varieties of criminal cases we defend are the following:

  • White Collar Crimes: Fraud, RICO, Mortgage Fraud, Etc.
  • Driving Offenses: Drunk Driving and OUI (DUI), Habitual Offender Revocation
  • Violent Crimes: Robbery, Assault, Domestic Violence, Threatening
  • Drug Crimes: Possession, sale, trafficking, and distribution
  • Misdemeanors: Shoplifting, Disorderly Conduct, Domestic Violence, Theft
  • Probation and Bail Violations
  • Criminal Speeding Tickets


We give your case our full attention every step of the way and will zealously defend you. We keep our clients informed and leave no stone unturned in preparing your defense. We represent clients in criminal matters across the State of Maine including Penobscot County, Hancock County, Waldo County, Washington County, Cumberland County, York County, and Piscataquis County. For more about the criminal process in Maine see our blogpost on the Maine Unified Criminal Docket (LINK TO BLOG POST).

You will get the answers and attention you need as a client of Griffin and Jordan. If you need an experienced criminal lawyer, call Griffin & Jordan and ask to speak with Attorney Mark Laverdiere about your case. 207-866-5500.