William T. Bly, Esq.
Attorney Bly is a graduate of Rutgers College in New Brunswick, NJ where he majored in Political Science and minored in History. Attorney Bly is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law. Attorney Bly is admitted to practice in front of all Maine State courts, including the Maine Law Court, the United States District Court - District of Maine and the United States District Court - District of NJ as a non-practicing member. He is a member of the Maine State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Maine Association of Trial Lawyers, the National College of DUI Defense and the York County Bar Association.
Attorney Bly’s practice is devoted exclusively to the field of criminal defense with 80% of his practice dedicated to defending persons charged with OUI/DUI/DWI. He has successfully defended persons charged with a myriad of crimes, from Class A felonies such as Aggravated Drug Trafficking to Class E misdemeanors, which include possession of Scheduled Drugs, Driving to Endanger and Violating Bail Conditions. He has successfully defended persons charged with refusing to submit to a breath test; persons charged with aggravated OUI; persons charged with OUI with test results exceeding .15% BAC; persons charged with Operating After Suspension; persons charged with Operating After Revocation; persons charged with DOT violations and persons charged with felony crimes resulting from motor vehicle accidents involving serious bodily injury.
Attorney Bly is one of only a handful of attorneys in the entire state of Maine who is certified by the US Department of Transportation as a Breath Alcohol Technician. Attorney Bly is certified to operate the Intoxilyzer 5000EN, which is the same machine all police departments throughout the state of Maine use for testing suspected impaired drivers. In addition, THE LAW OFFICE OF WILLIAM T. BLY owns a fully functional Intoxilyzer 5000EN as well as a GUTH Lab simulator. It is believed that this is the only fully operational Intoxilyzer 5000EN in the hands of any criminal defense firm in the state of Maine. As such, Attorney Bly is intimately familiar with the actual mechanical functioning of the machine as well as the science and theory behind breath testing technology.
Attorney Bly is qualified as a practitioner in standardized field sobriety tests in accordance with the standards set forth by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The training he received in Baltimore, Maryland is precisely the same training that local law enforcement receives from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. Attorney Bly also holds his instructor certification for the administration of standardized field sobriety tests. As such, his qualifications far exceed the majority of police officers who are currently conducting OUI investigations here in Maine.
As a result of his education and professional training, Attorney Bly is adept at recognizing and seizing upon the myriad of mistakes law enforcement makes during their collective investigation of OUI crimes. Attorney Bly attends numerous OUI seminars each year throughout the country as well as an annual OUI Defense Seminar sponsored by the National College of DUI Defense at Harvard Law School.
Attorney William Bly is a veteran of the United States Army and completed tours of duty in Ft. Benning, Georgia, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia during Operation Vigilant Warrior. He received his Honorable Discharge from the United States Army in 1997 and successfully completed an enlistment period from 1997 – 2004 in both the New Jersey and Maine National Guard. Attorney Bly spent nearly his entire career as a 19D Cavalry Scout and is proud to have served both his state and country in those capacities.
William T. Bly, Esq
The Law Office of William T. Bly
50 Adams Street
P: (207) 571-8146
F: (207) 571-8162
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