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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 the victim.

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 registration obligation.

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 most successful 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 New Hampshire Super Lawyers® and the Union Leader's "40 Under 40" list.

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  • Appeal Victory Case Won

    New Hampshire Supreme Court

  • Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault Charges Dropped

    Grafton County Superior Court

  • Criminal Threatening Not Guilty

    Merrimack County Superior Court

  • Second Degree Assault Case Not Guilty

    Rockingham County Superior Court

  • Possession of Alcohol Charges Dropped

    Plymouth District Court

  • Assault Against a Police Officer Acquittal After Trial
  • Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault Not Guilty
  • Importing Counterfeit Prescription Drugs Dismissed
  • Simple Assault & Criminal Threatening Not Guilty & No Convictions
  • Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault Charges Dropped

    Merrimack County Superior Court

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