A Personalized, Comprehensive Approach to Criminal Defense
Our New Hampshire criminal defense lawyers defend many clients at a time,
but we strive to identify the legal and personal issues in each and every
one of our cases, individually. We wish to explain the case to our client
in clear and straightforward terms. We keep the legal jargon in the courtroom
to help you better understand your rights and options, as well as the
status of your case.
We proactively work with you to build a comprehensive and creative argument
in your defense, with the aim of securing the best possible outcome for
your case. We will take time to get to know you as a person and to size
up the legal and factual issues in your case; this way, we can spot issues
pertaining to procedure, evidence and constitutional concerns that may
mitigate your responsibility or defeat the charges.
Factual, Legal & Constitutional Issues in Criminal Cases
As Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. mounts a strong defense for you, our lawyers
will be vigilant to identify fundamental constitutional concerns regarding
your case. Incorporating these issues into negotiations, pretrial motions
and trial presentations may strategically position your case to lessen
or eliminate your responsibility for the criminal charges levied against you.
Common issues we look for include those pertaining to:
- Miranda Rights
- Search and seizure
- Due process
- Mental health matters
- Scientific Testing
Staying on top of concerns related to these issues and blending them into
your defense can work to your advantage.
We also pride ourselves on our motion practice, in which we use sophisticated
legal writing and research to litigate crucial issues before your trial.
We often find that we can improve our bargaining position before trials
by contemplating motions to dismiss cases and suppress evidence that may
have been collected by law enforcement in violation of your constitutional
rights. In certain matters, we rely on pretrial litigation to narrow the
issues in our cases cases and improve your chances of success during trial.
A Criminal Conviction Can Have Long-Term Ramifications
The reason why it is so vital to obtain a capable defense team is that
even one criminal conviction can have long-term, negative consequences.
In addition to a potential prison sentence, you may face fines, social
stigma, limited job opportunities and difficulty finding housing, among
other common concerns. Depending on the severity of the conviction, you
could lose your right to bear arms, vote in elections or be included in
stigmatizing data bases.
Many individuals we speak to jump to the conclusion that a judge might
dismiss their case when they hear the story. Unfortunately, this is not
how the process works. Even if you made a simple mistake, a judge is not
likely to simply dismiss your case. This is particularly true when prosecutors
seek to make an example of you, a concern in our northern New England
communities. You need a team of highly capable attorneys on your side
to ensure you are given the strong fighting chance you deserve.
We Defend Against a Variety of Criminal Charges
At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., we have protected the rights of our New
Hampshire clients time and again. Don’t leave your future up to
chance; work with a skilled criminal defense attorney and our team. We
will personalize your defense and pursue that defense with zeal, regardless
of whether you are facing misdemeanor charges, felony accusations or a
traffic violation. No matter the size or scope of your problem, our attorneys
focus on lessening the impact that a criminal case may have on you and
Put yourself first—call a New Hampshire criminal defense lawyer at
(888) 801-9916. Your consultation is offered free of charge!