Violent Crimes

Offenses Involving Serious Bodily Harm

Generally, any crime that causes injury to another is characterized as a violent crime. Violent offenses are severely punished under the New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated. Violent crimes range from domestic abuse to sexual assault, murder to manslaughter, and they are generally felonies punishable by a prison sentence and high fines. In our New Hampshire towns and communities, allegations of violent crimes can lead to disturbing results, as press accounts prior to any conviction often shape public opinion. Police officers, prosecutors and courts typically take a hard line in the face of such allegations, imposing high bail and restrictive bail conditions.

That is why an individual should not hesitate to hire a New Hampshire criminal defense lawyer right away if facing charges of any violent crime.

Our criminal defense attorneys include former prosecutors and seasoned defense lawyers, they have experience tending to high profile criminal cases, managing press concerns and reshaping a case to improve the outcome. When serious allegations surface, they snap into action quickly, tending to bail issues and working to secure the release of a client.

As a case progresses and depending on the allegation, they request and review medical records, enlist top experts in the field and work with our clients in order to identify effective defenses. Our lawyers believe firmly in effective pretrial litigation, researching and drafting motions to suppress evidence and motions in limine seeking to exclude and limit the use of certain evidence in court. Our criminal defense attorneys find that preparing well for trial regularly creates opportunities to resolve case and where those discussions fail, our criminal defense attorneys regularly take their cases to trial.

New Hampshire laws generally define serious bodily harm as any form of injury or disfigurement, extreme mental anguish or trauma, disease or loss of impairment of a sexual or reproductive organ. The criminal lawyers at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. have a detailed understanding of these intricate laws and can fight your charges from every possible angle.

We also work as a team, which means a lot since we are one of the largest criminal law firms in New Hampshire. With our team on your side, you can have peace of mind in the competency of your defense. Call today to learn more!

New Hampshire Criminal Lawyer: Fighting for You

For more than 30 years, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. has represented defendants in criminal cases across New Hampshire, Southern Maine and Northern Massachusetts. No matter the size or scope of the criminal allegation facing you or a loved one, we want to help. Whether you've been charged with murder, been falsely accused of rape, assault or another violent crime, our New Hampshire criminal law defense team has the experience to avoid or minimize jail time, limit the impact on your criminal record and defend your criminal case with both passion and dignity. Our criminal attorneys include members of state and federal criminal defense organizations, members of our criminal defense team have received high ratings on Avvo and have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers®, The Best Lawyers in America® and the Union Leader's "40 Under 40" list. Contact our firm right away to get started on your defense. You cannot afford to hesitate when facing charges of a violent crime.

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