New Hampshire & Maine Sex Crimes Lawyer

Criminal Defense Attorney for Sex Offenses

Sex crimes are among the most stigmatizing in the criminal justice system. These can include rape, sexual assault, possessing or distributing child pornography, indecent exposure and many other crimes.

If you are arrested and charged with a sexual offense, the risks are severe following a criminal conviction in New Hampshire. Convictions may result in lengthy jail or prison sentences, stigmatizing registration obligations, difficult sex offender treatment programs, fines and probation.

Sex offender registration obligations regularly follow convictions for sexual offenses. New Hampshire has a three tiered system that may result in a lifetime registration obligation, depending on the offense. Being included on the sex offender registry has a number of additional consequences relating to housing, employment, bank loans and many other benefits that require a background check. Our attorneys consider and account for the impact of sex offender registration obligations on our clients and pursue outcomes that minimize and avoid these impacts wherever possible. It is important that you have skilled representation on your side in order to effectively pursue a defense of your case.

Arrested and charged with a crime?

At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., we offer skilled criminal defense representation, and we can work with you to pursue a favorable outcome in your situation. Our approach is proactive; often beginning with advice before a charge even issues. Law enforcement typically seeks to interrogate suspects. Speaking with police is risky on your own. You have constitutional rights to remain silent. When cooperation is called for, our experienced criminal defense attorneys know how to assist you in the process, taking care to safeguard your rights, address issues of immunity and identify the benefits of cooperation.

Law enforcement officers can "puff" and even lie in order to secure confessions and other evidence that may be used against you. If you are confronted with a request to speak to the police, consent to a search or supply other evidence or information relating to a crime, stop, contact one of our criminal attorneys and permit us to assist you. Once charged, our lawyers snap into action, addressing issues of bail, no contact conditions and the first phases of the criminal process. From there, we work with you to build a defense by spotting constitutional concerns, identifying evidentiary issues and by applying good common sense to either fight your case through trial or minimize the risks of one through effective plea-bargaining.

Our firm can work with you to build a strong defense of your case and fight to ensure that your rights are protected in court. We have been in business for more than 30 years, we know the courts, we know the justice system and we know how to help in your case. Seek our representation in your criminal charge case today!

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