Criminal Law

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


Criminal law is complex and unforgiving. The risks associated with being convicted of a crime are serious. They include the potential for jail time, fines, and probation and 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 defend yourself and protect your rights vigorously. Our criminal attorneys have worked on numerous complex criminal cases ranging from violent crimes to minors thefts. Having an attorney think strategically about your defense from the front of the case can make all the difference.

Criminal law cases we defend include 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 & Bail Violations
  • Criminal Speeding Tickets


We give your case our full attention every step of the way and zealously defend you. We keep our clients informed and leave no stone unturned in preparing your defense. We represent clients in criminal matters across Maine, including Penobscot, Hancock, Waldo, Washington, Cumberland, York, and Piscataquis Counties. For more about Maine’s criminal process, see our blog post on the Maine Unified Criminal Docket.

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. Ask to speak with Attorney Mark Laverdiere about your case at 207-866-5500.