Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault
Are you facing rape charges?
Under New Hampshire state law (N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §632-A:2), rape is referred to as aggravated felonious sexual assault, includes
sexual penetration and may depend on a number or circumstances, including:
the use of physical force, a victim's helplessness to resist, the
application of coercion, false imprisonment, extortion, the administration
of intoxicating substances, sexual contact in a medical environment, surprise,
incest, authority over the victim, disability of the victim and age of
Contact us today to set up a consultation appointment and learn exactly what our firm can
do to defend you from a felony conviction.
New Hampshire has additional sexual offenses for both Felonious Sexual
Assault (N.H. Rev. stat. Ann §632-A:3) and Sexual Assault (N.H. Rev.
Stat. Ann. §632-A:4) both of which account for sexual contact and
sexual penetration in a number of different circumstances. These offenses
as well as the offense of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault may be dealt
with by jail and prison time, include varying sex offender registration
obligations as well as the potential for a period of supervised probation.
Defense Against Charges of Rape
After being charged with rape or any
sexual offense, it is vital that you retain aggressive and capable legal defense in order
to fight your charges.Charges of sexual impropriety arise out of a variety
of disputed circumstances. Difficult family circumstances, employment
relationships and romantic encounters frequently give rise to rape allegations.
Improper motives to advance sexual allegations of wrongdoing are common
in order to gain strategic advantage in variety of contexts. Mental health
and scientific issues often play a role in defending such cases. Understanding
the accuser is critical to formulating a defense.
Our attorneys have regularly sought otherwise confidential mental health,
educational and family court records in order to uncover a history of
lying and of other mental health defects. The representation of a skilled
New Hampshire criminal lawyer, may be critical in your effort to avoid
a conviction. Aggravated felonious sexual assault and felonious sexual
assault are felonies punishable by lengthy prison sentences, onerous sex
offender registration obligations and required sex offender treatment.
These consequences can last a lifetime. Sexual Assault is a Misdemeanor,
but still may be punishable with a significant jail sentence and sex offender
The firm of Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. has been in practice for more than
30 years and works as a team to defend clients from all types of sex crime
charges. Call today to learn more.
Why hire a New Hampshire criminal defense attorney?
Sex crime charges, especially those involving sexual assault, are some of the hardest
to fight in court. Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. is one of the largest and
criminal law firms in New Hampshire and can provide the aggressive defense that you
need. Our defense attorneys include former prosecutors at the State and
County level. They understand allegations of sexual wrongdoing and know
how to defend them. Members of our legal team have received awards and
accolades ranging from high Avvo ratings to inclusion in
Super Lawyers® and the Union Leader's "40 Under 40" list.