Hunter J Tzovarras

Hunter J Tzovarras

Trial Lawyer for Criminal Defense, OUI DUI DWI, Civil Rights & Serious Injuries.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, White Collar Crime ...
  • Maine
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Biography

Hunter J. Tzovarras is an experienced criminal defense and trial lawyer representing clients in the greater Bangor courts and throughout Maine. Hunter has successfully defended clients on cases ranging from homicide to OUI / DUI. Hunter’s criminal defense knowledge and experience offers clients sound legal guidance and to fight aggressively in court. Hunter understands being charged with a crime is a serious matter. You face serious potential consequences, including the loss of your freedom, professional license, and forfeiture of money and assets.

In addition to his criminal defense work, Hunter’s practice focuses on protecting the rights of people denied their civil rights by law enforcement or other state and government actors, including police misconduct, excessive force, and wrongful death cases, and helping people seriously injured in car, bike and motor vehicle accidents, distracted drivers, premise liability and other negligence claims.

Hunter is a past President of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and serves as a member of the Maine Rule of Evidence Committee. He is also an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and National Police Accountability Project. Hunter has been named as a top rated criminal defense lawyer by Super Lawyers since 2016. He is admitted to practice in all courts within the State of Maine, the United States District Court for the District of Maine, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Education
University of Maine - Orono
B.A.
Honors: Rezendes Ethics Award
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Quinnipiac University School of Law
J.D.
Honors: Outstanding Legal Scholarship Award; Best Brief National Moot Court Honor Society; Am Jur Award Advanced Trial Practice
Activities: Editor, Quinnipiac Law Review
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Professional Experience
President of Maine Criminal Lawyers Association
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
2005-2006 National Health Law Moot Court Competition: Best Brief
National Health Law Moot Court Competition: Best Brief
The Journal of Legal Medicine
Speaking Engagements
Faculty, Maine Commission of Indigent Legal Services Training, Maine
Certifications
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Awards
Best Brief
National Moot Court Society
Professional Associations
National Police Accountability Project
member
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National Lawyers Guild
member
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
member
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Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
member
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Maine Trial Lawyers Association
member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Maine
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1st Circuit
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2nd Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    On Civil Rights and Injury Cases.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat Rates and Payment Plans Available for Most Criminal Cases.
Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    White Collar Crime
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Additional Practice Areas
  • Federal Crimes
  • Drug Crimes
  • Sexual Assault Defense
  • Operating Under the Influence (OUI)
  • Computer crimes
  • Homicide, Murder, Manslaughter Defense
  • Property Crimes Defense
Languages
  • English
Legal Answers
Q. Will prosecution still send evidence if they plan to drop the case?
A: The prosecutor is required to turn over all evidence and information they have on your case, including any exculpatory evidence, up until the point the case is dismissed or finished. If they have not turned over something, you should bring it to the Judge's attention at the next court date, and send a written request to the DA's office.
Q. left the scene of a pd accident no damage to property and not much to my vehicle either i was charged with class c
A: The first court date is an initial appearance. The Judge will make sure you're aware of the charge and maximum penalties, which for a Class C felony charge is up to 5 years in prison and $5000 fine, the Judge will find out whether you're going to hire a lawyer, or ask to have a lawyer appointed, and schedule the case for a dispositional conference, which is typically a few months later. Hope this helps. Thanks
Q. In the state of Maine 3 class e thefts is a felony or is it 3 of them in a 10 year period that is a felony?
A: It is 2 prior convictions for theft within 10 years of the present theft. The conviction date is the date you're found guilty and sentenced not the date the theft occurred. If there are 2 prior convictions before the alleged third theft then it can be charged as a Class C felony. The dates you describe would not fit within the felony definition. Thanks
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Contact & Map
88 Hammond Street
Bangor, ME 04401
Telephone: (207) 941-8443
Fax: (207) 941-0064
Monday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: After hour and weekend appointments may be available upon request.