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June 2008 Archives

Zerillo Gets Theft Case Filed

Sometimes its not the big cases, but the small ones that are the most important. Today I was able to achieve a filing for our client who was charged with a misdemeanor theft. The reason this was such a victory related to the client's career. The client was studying for a career that required that the client be licensed - I won't mention the type of profession. A theft conviction may have made it difficult for the client to get this license. The Assistant District Attorney acted thoughtfully about this case, and gave our client a filing, after a significant amount of work, so the client's future career wouldn't be interrupted. ~Tim

Interim Spousal Support and Attorney's Fees Ordered

Attorney Amy Robidas of ZERILLO LAW, LLC received an Order today after a contested Interim Divorce hearing in the Portland District Court, ordering her client be paid spousal support (more commonly known as alimony) as the divorce progressed. In addition, Amy was able to achieve an award of attorney's fees for her client for the cost of her representation at the hearing and for bringing the motion.

Multiple Criminal Dismissals in One Day!

Attorney Amy Robidas of ZERILLO LAW, LLC was able to get a criminal speeding dismissed today in Oxford County. Congratulations to Amy! Meanwhile, in York County, I handled a felony Eluding an Officer, Class C, case. The District Attorney has agreed to not prosecute the case at this time, which is the correct decision, and one we are thrilled about for our client. ~Tim Zerillo

Tim Speaks At MACDL Seminar

I was pleased to speak on June 5th, 2008 at the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer's Seminar at the Haraseeket Inn in Freeport Maine. The seminar title for this year was
"Hit Hard, Hit First - Criminal Defense for the Modern Practitioner." The turnout was fantastic and I was honored to speak on the subject of ethical and practical considerations of replacement counsel. ~Tim

Tim Zerillo Quoted in Ignition Interlock Law Story

Paul Carrier of the Portland Press Herald published an article in the Press Herald today, the link to which can be found here. http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/story_pf.php?id=192011&ac=PHnws
I was quoted in the article as follows:
"We're concerned about equal access to justice" because the fees paid by users will be significant, said Portland lawyer Timothy Zerillo.
To read more about the ignition interlock law, the amended bill can be found through this link: