I am a Criminal Defense Lawyer based in Portland, Maine. I defends clients charged with Operating Under the Influence (OUI), Drunk Driving, Operating After Suspension or Habitual Offender Revocation, Drug Possession and Trafficking, Marijuana Offenses, Assault, Sexual Offenses, Prostitution Charges, Probation Violations, Extradition Cases, and all other Criminal matters.
I Practice in State and Federal Court at the Trial and Appellate Level and handel cases throughout Cumberland, York and Androscoggin Counties.
While, I specialize in Criminal Defense, I work with seven other Lawyers at the FIrm, Fairfield & Associates. Other Attorneys there handel Family Law and divorce, Juvenile Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, and other case types.
- Appeals & Appellate
- Criminal Law
- Domestic Violence
- DUI & DWI
- Drug Charges
- Federal Criminal Law
- Free Consultation
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Maine Federal Courts
- English: Spoken, Written
- Associate Attorney
- Fairfield & Assocaites
- - Current
- I joined Fairfield and Associates in 2008 and have focused my practice on Adult Criminal Defense. The firm has offices in Lyman and Portland, Maine. I am based in the Portland Office.
- Associate Attorney
- DeGrinney Law Offices
- I was an Associate with J.P. DeGrinney's law office focused on Criminal Defense in State and Federal cases.
- University of Maine School of Law
- J.D. | Law
- Honors: Graduated Cum Laude. Received a graduation award recognizing achievement in the field of criminal law.
- McGill Univeristy
- B.A. | Anthropology and English
- Honors: Graduated With Distinction
- Maine State Bar # 009915
- Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Attorney Luke Rioux
- Portland’s Noyes Street fire: Case History, Greg Nisbet’s comments & lessons
31 October 2018
- Maine laws on jail visits, drugs, rape, harassment & driving may change
5 February 2018
- Maine traffic ticket lawyer explains traffic & speeding tickets
4 May 2015
- Glebe v. Frost: federal habeas corpus and the AEDPA
20 November 2014
- Heien v. North Carolina: can a mistake of law justify a stop?
2 October 2014
- Foreclosure in Maine just got harder especially with MERS
6 July 2014
- Reduced federal drug sentences may be applied retroactively
11 June 2014
- Prostitution in Maine has a new defense: sex trafficking
17 April 2014
- Maine sex trafficking laws: the new promoting prostitution crime
21 March 2014
- Harmless Error Blog
- 911 texting has begun, but can the text messages be used as evidence?
20 May 2014
- Tolan v. Cotton, SCOTUS reverses summary judgment for cop who shot pro baseball player
6 May 2014
- Maine's OUI / DUI look-back will not be extended beyond 10 years
28 March 2014
- Meet Maine's newest crime: "Improper Contact"
19 March 2014
- Samuel Ford v. U.S: SCOTUS applies Burrage to vacate a life sentence
24 February 2014
- Jeffrey Cookson v. Maine: Head in the Sand, DNA Evidence in the Trash
23 February 2014
- Walter Scott Fox, Fixture in Portland Sailing, Guilty of $14m Fraud
8 February 2014
- Burrage v. U.S.: Trafficked Drug must be But-For Cause of Death
28 January 2014
- Harmless Error at the Portland Press Herald
26 January 2014
- Q. What happens if you sherriff issued summons for criminal tresspassing
- A: What happens if a sheriff issues you a summons? You need to appear in court at the date on the summons.
- Q. Can a florida judge state that he isn't going to give time certain trial date due to the fact we live in maine?
- A: I don't really understand the question but I also don't know of any rule requiring that the florida judge schedule things in a particular way. Maybe ask a Florida Attorney.
- Q. Can a person's probation be revoked in Maine if their restitution is not fully paid yet, but they made a good faith effort?
- A: If the probation included a condition that the restitution must be paid before the end of probation, the answer is "yes." The state must file a motion to revoke probation before the probation ends. The judge would then decide what to do. If you have made efforts to pay, you would likely be given more time to make payments.
- Q. How long does the warrant of arrest stay active?
- A: Until the warrant is served or recalled. Arrest warrants are served by arresting the person. A criminal defense attorney can file a motion to recall a warrant and a judge might choose to recall the warrant under some circumstances.
- Q. Whats the max penilty for 2 class b felony charges of theft of a firearm and gun possession
- A: The maximum sentence for class B felony charges is 10 years in prison. If both charges stem from the same criminal act (stealing the gun and then possessing the same gun) then the sentences would need to be concurrent, meaning you might get 10 years on each but they are served at the same time. If you are felon already and you possessed the gun, that can be a state or federal crime. It sounds like the state offense is the one charged. The federal sentence would depend on a detailed analysis of the federal sentencing guideline range. Article on Maine Sentencing Laws Article on federal firearms prohibitions
- Q. If someone has a warrant for absconding probation with only 5 months left what can be done to get the warrant dropped
- A: This is a very serious situation. The most basic condition of probation is to show up for your scheduled check ins. The amount of time left on probation does not have much to do with the severity of the violation. In Maine Criminal Courts, any violation can result in the person serving the remainder of their sentence. This is true even if the person violates on their last day of probation. Contact an attorney ASAP. It might be possible to negotiate with the Probation Officer and with the District Attorney to get the best resolution possible. Visit my website for more information about court procedure and criminal charges: http://lukerioux.com/