Hunter J Tzovarras

Hunter J Tzovarras

Trial Lawyer for Criminal Defense, OUI DUI DWI, Civil Rights & Serious Injuries.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, White Collar Crime ...
  • Maine
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Hunter J. Tzovarras is an experienced criminal defense and trial lawyer representing clients in the greater Bangor courts and throughout Maine. Hunter has successfully defended clients on cases ranging from homicide to OUI / DUI. Hunter’s criminal defense knowledge and experience offers clients sound legal guidance and to fight aggressively in court. Hunter understands being charged with a crime is a serious matter. You face serious potential consequences, including the loss of your freedom, professional license, and forfeiture of money and assets.

In addition to his criminal defense work, Hunter’s practice focuses on protecting the rights of people denied their civil rights by law enforcement or other state and government actors, including police misconduct, excessive force, and wrongful death cases, and helping people seriously injured in car, bike and motor vehicle accidents, distracted drivers, premise liability and other negligence claims.

Hunter is a past President of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and serves as a member of the Maine Rule of Evidence Committee. He is also an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and National Police Accountability Project. Hunter has been named as a top rated criminal defense lawyer by Super Lawyers since 2016. He is admitted to practice in all courts within the State of Maine, the United States District Court for the District of Maine, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    White Collar Crime
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Additional Practice Areas
  • Federal Crimes
  • Drug Crimes
  • Sexual Assault Defense
  • Operating Under the Influence (OUI)
  • Computer crimes
  • Homicide, Murder, Manslaughter Defense
  • Property Crimes Defense
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    On Civil Rights and Injury Cases.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat Rates and Payment Plans Available for Most Criminal Cases.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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1st Circuit
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2nd Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English
Professional Experience
President of Maine Criminal Lawyers Association
University of Maine - Orono
Honors: Rezendes Ethics Award
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Quinnipiac University School of Law
Honors: Outstanding Legal Scholarship Award; Best Brief National Moot Court Honor Society; Am Jur Award Advanced Trial Practice
Activities: Editor, Quinnipiac Law Review
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Best Brief
National Moot Court Society
Professional Associations
National Police Accountability Project
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National Lawyers Guild
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Maine Trial Lawyers Association
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Articles & Publications
2005-2006 National Health Law Moot Court Competition: Best Brief
National Health Law Moot Court Competition: Best Brief
The Journal of Legal Medicine
Speaking Engagements
Faculty, Maine Commission of Indigent Legal Services Training, Maine
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
22 Questions Answered
Q. Is it legal to Not have representation? Also is it legal to not have been read the Miranda rights?
A: In a criminal case, a person charged who is facing potential jail time has the right to a lawyer if he or she is unable to afford a lawyer. It's illegal not to provide someone arrested with Miranda rights before questioning the person arrested. If Miranda is not provided before questioning then the statements made cannot be issued in the State's case. Hope this is helpful. Thanks
Q. At my second arraignment, can I ask for a court appointed lawyer if I was not offered one at the first arraignment?
A: The right to have a court-appointed lawyer only applies if you are facing jail time. You could hire a lawyer but the court won't appoint a lawyer in a case you don't face the risk of jail. There may be certain exceptions, such as if there are immigration consequences if you were convicted. If that applies to your case you should let the Judge know. There Amy be a defense lawyer for the day present that you can ask to talk with next time you are in court.
Q. Can i be arrested if i ignore banishment from reservation
A: I am not aware of any State of Maine criminal statute that would apply; however there may be a tribal law that applies. I'd need to know more information before the situation and what tribal jurisdiction to give you a complete answer. Thanks
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Contact & Map
88 Hammond Street
Bangor, ME 04401
Telephone: (207) 941-8443
Fax: (207) 941-0064
Monday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: After hour and weekend appointments may be available upon request.