We are an office of 47 people and together we offer many decades of experience in criminal law. We handle approximately 13,000 cases per year.
We are divided into prosecuting teams each having a combination of Assistant District Attorneys (ADAs) also called prosecutors and assistants. Each team has a dedicated specialized Assistant District Attorney to handle domestic violence matters. We also administer pre- and post-conviction Diversion Programs for offenders as well as a few public awareness initiatives as the need arises.
All teams of the District Attorney's Office may be reached by 207-871-8384. The receptionists will direct your call to the appropriate person.
Red Team handles all criminal matters for incidents investigated by:
Bridgton Police Department
Brunswick Police Department
Cape Elizabeth Police Department
Cumberland Police Department
Department of Defense
Department of Labor
Freeport Police Department
Frye Island Police Department
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
Marine Patrol Agency
University of Southern Maine Police
Westbrook Police Department
Windham Police Department
Yarmouth Police Department
Purple Team handles all criminal matters for incidents investigated by:
Boston & Maine Railroad Police
Falmouth Police Department
Long Creek Youth Development Center
Maine Department of Corrections
Maine Drug Enforcement Agency
Portland Police Department
State of Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles
State of Maine Judicial Marshals
Domestic Violence Unit
Domestic Violence Unit handles misdemeanor and felony domestic violence cases.
Domestic violence has been called “public enemy number one.” These cases are very sensitive because the perpetrators are often the spouse, former spouse, or significant other of the victim.
We established a Domestic Violence Unit in order to give these cases more attention by attorneys and victim assistants who are specially trained and dedicated to handle these cases. The unit handles 1,200 cases per year.
Blue Team handles all criminal matters for incidents investigated by:
Cumberland County Sheriff's Department
Gorham Police Department
Maine Forestry Service
Maine State Police
Portland Harbor Master
Scarborough Police Department
South Portland Police Department
State Fire Marshall
Juvenile Team handles all cases involving offenders who are younger than 18 years old. Because the focus is on rehabilitating the offender all cases are given extensive attention.
Each prosecutor works with the defense attorney, the probation department and other agencies involved with the juvenile. We attempt to come up with the best possible plan for the juvenile while considering the victim’s concerns and public safety. Unlike court proceedings involving adults, proceedings involving juveniles are closed to the public except in felony cases or if the juvenile has a certain history. Each ADA handles 250-300 cases each year.