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Zachary J. Smith

  • Criminal Law, Workers' Compensation
  • Maine
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&A

While I concentrate in criminal defense and workers' compensation, I have represented a fair number of clients on civil cases and have formed a respectable number of business entities.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Free Consultation
    I give 30 minutes free for a consult. Anything after that requires a fee agreement in writing.
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent-fee representation available for workers' compensation and employment discrimination matters only.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
University of Maine - School of Law
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Professional Associations
Maine State Bar # 005343
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Maine State Bar Association
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Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Penobscot County Bar Association
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Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered

Q. Need pro bono lawyer to represent us in Lincoln, Maine for return of stolen property to get our camp & lease back
A: That issue is out of my usual areas of practice. It also sounds like something that would require extensive research and litigation. I don’t think I can take on a case like that pro bono.
Q. Are there any instances where the police wouldn't need a warrant to search a house?
A: That's a complicated question, and the answer often depends on application of various constitutional doctrines. Usually a warrant is required, but exceptions abound.
Q. If I suspect animal abuse or neglect on a neighbors property how much trouble could I get in for trespassing for proof?
A: This sounds hypothetically as if it would constitute trespass, a misdemeanor-level offense. However, I'm not certain that under these circumstances you would be charged. Another concern would be a property owner who thinks a trespasser is there to cause harm and accordingly shooting said trespasser.
Q. Hi i got 2 seperate charges for theft i got a court date july 17th in ellsworth maine am i looking at just a fine
A: There is no way for us to know what the prosecution will be seeking in your case, but in my experience defendants with little or no criminal history who face misdemeanor-level theft charges are generally offered a fine and restitution if they plead guilty.
Q. My daughter has 5 class c felonies and a violation of an 18 month divered disposition agreement how much time ?
A: If she has an attorney, she needs to consult with him or her. But generally when someone violates a deferred disposition agreement the "bad outcome" described in the agreement results.
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Contact & Map
Lawsmith Legal Services, L.L.C.
P.O. Box 1049
304 Hancock St. Suite 1K
Bangor, ME 04401
Telephone: (207) 573-4229