William Bly

Top rated criminal defense attorney in Kennebunk, Maine

The Maine Criminal Defense Group
William Bly
The Maine Criminal Defense Group

Practice Areas: Criminal defense, DUI-DWI, White collar crimes view more

Licensed in Maine since: 2005

Education: University of Maine School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2015

The Maine Criminal Defense Group

119 Main St
Kennebunk, ME 04043 Phone: 207-569-6755 Email: William Bly Visit website


The founder of The Maine Criminal Defense Group, William Bly focuses his practice on criminal defense matters. Located in Kennebunk, Maine, he provides representation to persons charged with crimes throught the entire state of Maine. Admitted to practice before all Maine state courts since 2005, Mr. Bly is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine.

A significant portion of Mr. Bly's criminal defense practice consists of his representation of people who have been accused by the state of operating a vehicle while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs. He has been able to construct strategies to counter these charges, including challenging the way that field sobriety and breath tests were conducted as well as questioning the traffic stop itself as not having been made with the requisite reasonable suspicion that a crime had been committed. Other state and federal matters that Mr. Bly has handled and has extensive experience handling include drug possession and trafficking, manslaughter, assault, domestic violence, rape and other sex crimes, weapons violations, and white-collar offenses such as fraud and embezzlement. His successful track record over the course of his career has resulted in his receipt of a 9.7 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

After obtaining an associate's degree in criminal justice, Mr. Bly enrolled at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where he majored in political science and received a Bachelor of Science in 2000. He then went on to attend the University of Maine School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2004. Mr. Bly's professional affiliations include the Maine Trial Lawyers Association, Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, DUI Defense Lawyers Association, and the National College for DUI Defense.

Practice areas

Criminal defense, Criminal defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal defense: white collar, Family law

First Admitted: 2005, Maine

Professional Webpage: https://www.notguiltyattorneys.com/profiles/william-t-bly/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Maine Association of Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • United States District Court – District of New Jersey
  • Maine
  • United States District Court – District of Maine
  • Maine Supreme Court
  • National College of DUI Defense National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers National Association of Trial Lawyers Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Maine Bar Association York County Bar Association New Hampshire Bar Association American Bar Association, 2005
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Co-Author, Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases, 2nd Ed., Aspatore Books from West, Legal, I authored a chapter in the soon to be released book (Jan. 2012), Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases, 2nd Ed. This book is part of a series from "Inside the Minds", which is published by Thompson West. The chapter I authored was an overview of the investigation, discovery and trial phases of a typical DUI Homicide/Manslaughter case. The purpose of the chapter was to give practitioners insight into the defense of these complex cases as well as to provide practical tools to assist the lawyer with the defense of his client. The tools provided include actual motions filed in previous DUI manslaughter cases, which include caselaw, and address motions to suppress, motions in limine and motions dealing with search warrants. A great deal of case law and detail is provided in this chapter, 2012
  • Co-Author, Inside the Minds: Handling DUI Vehicular Homicides, Aspatore Press
  • The DWI Survival Guide: Demystifying the Process
  • Rising Star, New England Super Lawyers Magazine
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Breath Alcohol Technician, United States Department of Transportation
Educational Background:
  • Rutgers University, Major: Political Science, Minor: U.S. History, 2000
  • Spence Trial Lawyer College
  • Video about criminal issues in Maine and the defense services I deliver., Criminal Lawyer

Office location for William Bly

119 Main St
Kennebunk, ME 04043


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2011 - 2015

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