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William T. Bly Esq

William T. Bly Esq

  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI...
  • Maine
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Prior to going back to college at the age of 27, I was a member of the US Army and served in Korea, Saudi Arabia and Ft. Banning, GA as a Cavalry Scout (19D). During my time in service I made my way up through the enlisted ranks and eventually applied to OCA where I was accepted and began officer training. Unfortunately, due a serious injury sustained prior to the final phase of the course, I was unable to complete my training and eventually left the US Army, receiving an Honorable Discharge for my service to this country.

Since the day I graduated law school, I have exclusively practiced criminal defense. In addition, to my years of trial experience and training, I am a graduate of the Spence Trial Lawyer College (2016), which is 23 day intensive trial practice course taught in Dubois, Wyoming. Following my graduation from the Trial College, I attended and completed the Grad 1 program from the Spence Trial College in 2017 where I worked on more advanced trial advocacy skills.

I enjoy fly fishing and skiing and can be found on most of my days off pursuing one or the other of my passions within the state of Maine and across the country.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Juvenile Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat fees for most misdemeanors. All state felony and all federal misdemeanor and felony charges are billed by the hour and on a retainer basis. Fees range from $1,500 to $100,000, depending on the nature and complexity of the case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Hampshire
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney and managing partner
- Current
Attorney William Bly specializes in criminal defense with a special emphasis on drunk driving defense. Attorney Bly's practice is solely devoted to defending people accused committing crimes. Attorney Bly's practice is devoted exclusively to criminal defense. WTB LAW is one of the very few law firms that practices criminal defense to the exclusion of all other areas of law. WTB LAW's attorneys practice statewide and handle all areas of criminal defense, including serious state felonies such as murder, manslaughter, arson, gross sexual assault and drug crimes. In addition, the attorneys of WTB LAW practice before the federal courts in both Bangor and Portland on all serious felony charges, which include drug trafficking, financial crimes and child pornography cases. Attorney Bly attends numerous professional education courses throughout the year. He is certified as an Evidentiary Breath Alcohol Technician by the US Department of Transportation, a Field Sobriety Instructor and Practitioner as recognized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and a graduate of the National College for DUI Defense. Attorney Bly has personally handled numerous criminal cases including arson, manslaughter, aggravated assault, aggravated OUI, robbery, burglary, OUI, DUI/DWI, assault, domestic violence, drug trafficking cases in both state and federal court, federal financial crimes, reckless conduct with a deadly weapon and many, many other criminal cases. Attorney Bly has been recognized by both his peers and former clients as the best in his field. New England Super Lawyers rated Attorney Bly as a Rising Star in his field from 2012-2015. Attorney Bly has developed a reputation as a hard nosed trial attorney. Whether the case is resolved by trial or negotiation, Attorney Bly will work tirelessly to resolve his clients' cases in a professionally aggressive manner.
University of Maine - School of Law
J.D. (2004)
Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway
B.S. | Political Science
Honors: Graduated with high honors. Member of Phi Beta Kapa.
Rising Star
New England Super Lawyers
Selected as a Rising Star in DUI Defense from 2012-2015.
Professional Associations
Maine State Bar # 009776
New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
New Hampshire Bar Association
- Current
National College of DUI Defense
- Current
American Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
Maine Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
National Association of Criminal Defense
- Current
Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
York County Bar Association
- Current
American Bar Association
- Current
Articles & Publications
Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases
The DWI Survival Guide: Demystifying the Process
Speaking Engagements
DUIDLA Spring Seminar 2018, Sunny Isles, FL
Presenting on the topic of "Discovering Your Client's Story".
Graduate of the Spence Trial Lawyer College
Spence Trial Lawyer College
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. can police search my computer without a warrant?
A: Your question is a bit more complex and requires a longer explanation. The police were not allowed to exceed the scope of the search, for which you gave them permission. The scope of the search was to seek physical evidence of drugs. Once you gave them permission, they were allowed to search through your home for evidence of those drugs. However, it would be unreasonable to believe that your permission included the right to search your computer as your computer cannot contain physical evidence of drugs. Now, it appears that they found evidence of trafficking. The search of your computer was illegal and formed the basis for the search warrant delivered to you later. The officer coerced your consent, which was improper as well. I would say that it appears you have good grounds to get any and all evidence obtained from the illegal search of your computer suppressed. Unfortunately, these type of police intimidation tactics appear to happen way too often. The citizens who's rights they are sworn to protect are the same exact citizens who's rights they violate on a daily basis. And at the end of the day, none of us are really safer anyway.
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Contact & Map
50 Adams St
Biddeford, ME 04005
Telephone: (207) 571-8146
19 Commercial St
2nd Floor
Portland, ME 04101
Telephone: (207) 602-1675