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Attorney Mekonis has been practicing criminal defense in Maine since 1999. He received his undergraduate degree from The University of Chicago in 1985 and his J.D. from The Wake Forest School of Law in North Carolina in 1989.

Attorney Mekonis began his solo practice 2004 focusing exclusively on Criminal Defense. Areas of expertise include: Bail, Probation, Warrant Recall, Sex Crimes, Domestic Violence, Assault, Drug Cases, OUI, Alcohol Offenses, Habitual Offender, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Criminal Appeals, Post- Conviction Review and Habeas Corpus.

His philosophy is to fully advise clients regarding the law, criminal procedure, evidence issues and trial strategy; to prepare thoroughly as if every case were going forward to trial; and to negotiate with the Prosecutor from a position of strength.

Tis the season for gathering with friends and family. Unfortunately, these gatherings mean higher OUI but getting back and forth to work without a license for six months is what can really

Christopher Leddy, ofAinsworth, Thelin & Raftice, P.A., is a former Cumberland County Assistant District Attorney and Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maine. His prior experience is unique and invaluable in these matters. The best decision is to not get behind the wheel if you are impaired, but we all make mistakes. Immediately discussing your options with an attorney well-versed in this process may cost money, but it can save you thousands down the road and ensure that your interests are protected.

Stay safe this holiday season. Consider it a gift to yourself.

South Portland Elder Law LLC is conveniently located at 372 Cottage Road just past the First Congregational Church on Meetinghouse Hill in South Portland. We help clients of all ages with their basic estate planning needs. We also help seniors to stay safely in their homes. If that is no longer possible, we help them to move safely to their next living arrangement. Ed Saxby is an Elder law attorney with over twenty years’ experience. He has helped hundreds of individuals, couples, when the time nears for a family member to make a life transition. Ed is joined in

the law practice by his wife Jill Saxby, who is also an ordained minister. Stay home? Move in with one of the kids? Sell the house? Have help come in? Move to assisted living? Move to a nursing home? Do we have enough money? What about MaineCare, how does that work? What does the State want from us? There is a lot of folklore and bad information out there. Doing the wrong thing without getting the facts can cost tens of thousands of misspent dollars. Come in and get the facts. Shape a plan that works for you and your family. We will treat you fairly, kindly and with respect.

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