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New Hampshire Criminal Defense Attorneys

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Being arrested and charged with a crime may be one of the most difficult moments in your life. The risk of a criminal record, the possibility of incarceration and the impact of the criminal process on you and your family can be profound. A criminal defense lawyer must understand and explain these risks, work toward protecting you from them and do so in a way that respects the impact of the case on you, personally and professionally.

At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., being our client means having a fierce advocate in your corner. We understand you need a criminal defense attorney in New Hampshire who will clearly communicate your options and come up with proactive solutions to help you mitigate or eliminate your exposure to the criminal accusations you face.

Work with Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. to increase your odds of resolving or minimizing criminal charges. Contact us online today or call (888) 801-9916 for a free, confidential consultation.

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When You Need to Win, We Won’t Stop Fighting for You

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  • Grafton County Superior Court

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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 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
  • Competency
  • 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, which uses 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 and improve your chances of success during trial.

    A Criminal Conviction Can Have Long-Term Ramifications

    It is vital to obtain a capable defense team because 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 databases.

    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 receive the strong fighting chance you deserve.

    We Defend Against a Variety of Criminal Charges

    At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., we strive to protect the rights of our New Hampshire clients. 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 face misdemeanor charges, felony accusations, or a traffic violation. No matter the size or scope of your problem, our attorneys focus on lessening a criminal case's impact on you and your family.

    Put yourself first—call a New Hampshire criminal defense lawyer at (888) 801-9916. Your consultation is offered free of charge!

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    We can’t change what happened, but we will do everything in our power to get you the justice you deserve. Our experienced legal team will go to the mat to make things right for you, supported by the resources they need to succeed.

    Capable of Handling Criminal Charges of Any Kind or Severity

    Our criminal defense attorneys in Northern New England can advocate on your behalf no matter what the accusations against you are. Our attorneys will deliver your personalized defense with zeal no whether you’re facing a misdemeanor charges, felony accusations, or even a traffic violation. Regardless of size or scope, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. focuses on lessening the impact a criminal case may have on you and your family.

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      - Rob E.
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      - Theodore W.

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