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John S. Webb

John S. Webb

Webb Law Firm - Aggressive Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Attorneys Near
  • Criminal Law, Personal Injury, DUI & DWI ...
  • Maine
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I was born and raised in Sanford, Maine. Later, I attended Maine Maritime Academy (1983 Engineering), and worked at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Design Division (Code 260) on nuclear aircraft carriers. Next, I attended Vermont Law School where I graduated with honors.

I have been practicing law in southern Maine since 1992 and am the founder and CEO of the Webb Law Firm. The Webb Law Firm is a litigation law firm, focusing on Criminal Defense, misdemeanor or felony, personal injury cases, in both state and federal courts.

In the field of criminal law, OUI-DUI is a subspecialty of our lawyers in Maine, plus my associates and I greatly enjoy defending drug cases. With recreational marijuana now being legal in the Pine Tree State, weed and other drug possession cases are another major practice area.

I am a member of the DUI/DWI Committee for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a Sustaining Member, Faculty Member, and former State Delegate to the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD). In 2009, I was awarded the Victor Pellegrino Award for “extraordinary strength and character in dealing with adversity.”

I am a past President of the York County Bar Association, and have served as a member of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Criminal Procedure. I have been a featured speaker at several DUI-OUI defense seminars in multiple states. When asked, I have made radio appearances throughout New England discussing driving under the influence cases, constitutional law and pending legislative issues.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: Miranda notice, fourth amendment, domestic violence, trespass, family violence, felony, fifth amendment, murder, aggravated assault, probation revocation, grand jury indictment, identity theft, grand larceny, indictment, sex crimes, shoplifting, theft, trafficking.

PERSONAL INJURY: motorcycle accident, motorcycle injury, boating and car accidents, commercial vehicle & truck accident

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • White Collar Crime
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse
Additional Practice Areas
  • OUI
  • Drug Crimes
  • Medical negligence
  • Semi Truck Accident
  • 18 wheeler accident
  • Motorcycle injury
  • Drunk Driving Defense
  • DWI defense
  • Motorcycle helmet laws
  • Bicycle injury
  • Miranda warning violations
  • Probation Revocation
  • Family Violence
  • Sex Crimes
  • Rape and Statutory Rape Charges
  • Assault and Battery
  • Weed Laws
  • Medical marijuana
  • Felony defense
  • Federal Indictment
  • Misdemeanor defense
  • Motor vehicle driving laws
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • 4th Amendment Violations
  • Criminal Speeding
  • 5th Amendment violations
  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Criminal Justice
  • Marijuana Possession
  • Driving under the influence
  • Criminal attorneys near me
  • Criminal lawyers near me
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Motorcycle accident
  • bus accident
  • boat accident
  • Truck accident
  • Hit and Run
  • Wrongful Death
  • Fatal accident lawyer
  • Fatal crash attorney
  • Construction accident
  • Car Accident Attorney
  • Driving while impaired
  • I-95 accidents
  • Rollover accident
  • Prostitution defense
  • Pandering Defense
  • Shoplifting defense
  • Motorcycle fatality
  • Homicide by vehicle
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Felony murder
  • Sodomy defense
  • Armed Robbery
  • Burglary
  • I-95 collision
  • Breaking and entering
  • Robbery
  • Tractor trailer wreck
  • Jackknife truck accident
  • Driving intoxicated
  • Reckless driving
  • No contact order
  • I-195 accident
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Personal injury cases.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Credit Cards Accepted CIVIL (personal injury cases like car accidents or medical malpractice) are contingency fee cases, meaning that your only pay us out of the recovery made for damages. Credit cards are used at our firm mostly for CRIMINAL law, clients can use attorneys fee payment plans for criminal defense and OUI defense fees that our law office makes available, using MasterCard, VISA, AMEX, Discover. DUI-OUI lawyer cost varies depending on complexity of the case and the best trial strategy or negotiation posture. Traffic ticket lawyer cost is less than for an operating under the influence case and other serious traffic ticket offenses. For example, almost every OUI in Maine entails dealing with a drivers license suspension issue under implied consent law, to assure that the Maine BMV (Bureau of Motor Vehicles) does not administratively suspend the accused drunk driver. DUI-DWI attorney cost can be paid in monthly increments. Domestic violence (family violence) cases can cost more due to emergency hearings on bond, restraining orders, etc. Drunk driving cases are fought by clients more often than most other misdemeanor criminal cases due to a Maine OUI laws prohibiting expungement of a prior conviction. Other crimes, including some sex crimes and child pornography offenses can be costly, due to the level of investigation and scientific verification of evidence. In each case, our trial lawyers will review your best options for fighting your case. Contingent Fees Civil litigation cases like personal injury lawsuits are handled under contracts for CONTINGENT fees. On personal injury, medical malpractice, truck accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident, tractor trailer accident, slip and fall, wrongful injury, personal injury lawsuits, pedestrian accidents, bus accidents, train accidents, nursing home abuse case or other wrongful personal injury, our Maine injury attorneys can help you find lawyers near me. Most people search for a personal injury attorney near me, or let Google select the accident lawyers near me. In a catastrophic case like traumatic brain injury (TBI) the costs of case preparation are immense, and Webb Law Firm works with large law firms that are set up to "carry" these complex cases and get the best outcome. Clients for criminal and OUI cases only pay FLAT FEES, and not hourly. The State Bar prohibits contingency fees in criminal cases. Over many decades of criminal defense, we have learned that this is the best plan for virtually every criminal case client. The fees are paid in stages, according to how much work on the criminal case is required to win. Drunk driving (DUI-OUI) cases can often run into more that 50 to 100 hours of attorney time, and not many clients would be willing to pay an experienced criminal justice attorney $350 per hour or more for such cases. Rates, Retainers and Additional Information Not all personal injury lawyer cases will be accepted, but our law firm works with dozens of other personal injury lawyers that may be willing to take your injury case, accident case or wrongful death lawsuit. Find a personal injury lawyer in the part of Maine south of Augusta. So, in Augusta, Bath, Biddeford, Brewer, Brunswick, Calais, Cape Elizabeth, Caribou, Eastport, Ellsworth, Fryeburg, Gardiner, Hallowell, Lewiston, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Presque Isle, Rockland, Saco, Sanford, South Portland, Waterville, Winthrop, and Westbrook. So, a simple possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, a misdemeanor, costs very little compared to a cannabis case for trafficking weed, with intent to distribute, which are serious felony offenses. Our weed firm covers all types of pot cases, felony vs misdemeanor. An increasing number of DUI-marijuana cases are being prosecuted. Clients who face an indictment often asks, "what does indicted mean?" A simple indictment definition can be found on Wikipedia, but the quick description is that a grand jury was convened by a superior court judge to consider whether to "true bill" or "no bill" felony offenses against persons for crimes committed in that county. Typically, only the district attorney and police speak and summarize the existing evidence, to see if the grand jury agrees to indict this is called a true bill) or to not indict, which is called a "no bill." If hired before this process begins, a criminal defense attorney in Maine may be able to prevent a case from reaching indictment. How much does a lawyer cost? Just like calling a doctor about a medical problem, no legitimate diagnosis can be given until your doctor (or lawyer) has all the case information. On the criminal side of traffic deaths, a vehicular homicide is a felony if the underlying traffic offense is classified by Maine Laws to be one of the six serious motor vehicle offenses (DUI, reckless driving, hit and run and others. Attempting to elude, hit and run, reckless driving, driving under the influence, passing a stopped school bus with stop arm deployed, and attempting to drive around a railroad crossing arm that has been activated to signal an oncoming train. A personal injury lawyer in Saco ME or Portland personal injury attorney, or Maine car accident lawyer in Biddeford. Personal injury attorney in Maine, wrongful death attorney in southern Maine truck accident attorney and injury lawyer. The type of civil action for a person injured in an accident When a person is injured, tort law will govern whether that person may be compensated for the injury, the amount of compensation that may be recovered, as well as which parties will be liable in a civil suit for the injury. Tort law, also known as injury law, comes from federal and state codes, as well as judicial opinions from prior injury cases. The amount of damages a plaintiff to a personal injury action may receive can be determined by statute, or by a judge or jury after litigation occurs. A serious accident, possibly resulting in brain injury, will bring a larger verdict than for a whiplash case. Common recoveries sought by personal injury attorneys may include compensatory damages (e.g., lost wages, medical bills, etc.) and in particularly egregious situations, punitive damages. In some cases, an aggrieved party (called the “plaintiff’) may recover certain non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or loss of his or her enjoyment of life. The typical factors in this last category usually revolve around faith, family and friends of the now injured or deceased person. Personal injury lawyers help injured people seek compensation from those who (through a negligent act) have harmed them in an accident. Some injury attorneys focus on a specific type of case, such as truck accidents, car accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice or products liability cases. If a person is injured as a result of criminal behavior, it may be appropriate to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in addition to the state's criminal investigation or prosecution. A personal injury lawyer near me may offer a free consultation to evaluate your claim. Negligence is the failure of another person or company to use care which a reasonable and prudent person would use under similar circumstances. A legal doctrine that makes each of the parties who are responsible for a bodily injury or wrongful death, liable for all the damages awarded in a lawsuit if the other parties responsible cannot pay. If you are seeking a southern Maine, personal injury law office, give Mr. Webb a call.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Webb Law Firm
Vermont Law School
J.D. | General Practice Program
Honors: Class of 1992 Class Speaker
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Maine Maritime Academy
B.S. (1983) | Marine Engineering & Engineering Science
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Walter Smith Award
York County Bar Association
Distinguished Service to the Bar
Victor Pellegrino Award
National College of DUI Defense
Award for “extraordinary strength and character in dealing with adversity”
Professional Associations
Maine State Bar  # 007517
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National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)
- Current
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Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL)
- Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
- Current
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National College of DUI Defense
Faculty & Sustaining Member
- Current
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York County Bar Association
Past President
- Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
DUI/DWI/OUI Committee Member
- Current
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Maine State Bar Association
- Current
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Maine Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Investigating a DWI Case on the Cheap
The Champion Magazine, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Speaking Engagements
Faculty Breakout Session Co-instructor , NCDD Summer Session , Cambridge, MA
Coaching and assisting younger OUI-DUI lawyers on how to defense a drunk driving or drugged driving case.
Websites & Blogs
John S. Webb's Website Profile
Webb Law Firm Website
Southern Maine Criminal Lawyer Blog
Contact & Map
Webb Law Firm
Saco, ME Office
16 Middle St
Saco, ME 04072
Telephone: (207) 283-6400
Fax: (207) 283-4300
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: We do our best to accommodate after-hour appointments and try to close early on Fridays.
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Portland, ME 04101
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