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New Hampshire Sexual Assault Attorneys

Defense Against Serious Sex Crimes

In New Hampshire, sex crimes result from a range of sexual misconduct. The charge you face depends on the factual circumstances and the sexual acts alleged in an encounter. Common charges include Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault (“AFSA”) or rape, Felonious Sexual Assault ("FSA"), and Sexual Assault. Convictions for sexual offenses may result in lengthy prison sentences, requirements to complete the Sex Offender Treatment Program, sex offender registration obligations, and a criminal offense that may not be able to be annulled.

The team at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. defends sex assault cases. Our criminal defense attorneys are experienced in defending accusations of sexual misconduct. We understand the expert, scientific, and technological issues that often complicate such cases and have the depth of knowledge and resources to confront the State's case and defend our clients with dignity. With your freedom, finances, and reputation hanging in the balance, take action immediately to defend yourself. Call (888) 801-9916 now.

Don’t talk to law enforcement without first contacting our firm.

Sexual Assault Laws in New Hampshire

Under the criminal law definitions used by New Hampshire, sexual assault is a sexual activity that has been accomplished through the use of force, manipulation, or coercion. Sexual assault also usually involves the complete lack of consent from the victim. However, in certain circumstances, consent is not a defense, depending on the alleged victim's age or if the alleged acts arise out of an educational or institutional environment.

If you have been accused of sexual assault, you must take the situation seriously. The prosecution will be eager to bring the charges against you, land a conviction, and improve their practice record. Defend yourself by working with our attorneys today.

Potential Penalties for Sexual Assault

The lowest level of sexual offense in New Hampshire categorizes is a class A misdemeanor for Sexual Assault. Such charges typically arise from unconsented touching or an otherwise consensual relationship when the alleged victim is too young to consent under the law. There are harsh consequences for a Misdemeanor Sexual Assault conviction.

If you are convicted of a class A misdemeanor sexual assault in New Hampshire, you could face the following:

  • Up to a year in jail; and
  • A fine of up to $2,000;
  • The possibility of a sex offender registration obligation; and
  • An extended period before you may annul the record of the conviction.

These penalties are in addition to the stigma of a sex offense conviction in our small cities, towns, and communities throughout New Hampshire, arising from the conviction, possible inclusion on the sex offender registry, and the press attention the case may draw. Sex offender lists are available to the public, can be accessed by current and future employers, and might even determine where you can and cannot live. Once placed on a sex offender registry, removal can be challenging. Our attorneys understand these consequences and defend sex cases with an eye toward mitigating them.

Defenses Against Sexual Assault Accusations

You can form a strong defense against any sexual assault accusation and charge. The key is acting quickly and working with an experienced sexual assault defense attorney. With our years of practice experience, we can look through the available evidence to find holes in the prosecution's argument. The goal is to get you the best possible outcome, which could be a case dismissal, a not-guilty verdict, or a plea deal for minimal sentencing and no sex offender registration.

Potential defense arguments against the state’s case could be:

  • You were falsely accused of sexual assault, or it never happened at all.
  • You have been mistaken for the person who actually committed sexual assault.
  • You believed you were engaging in consensual sexual activity with the accuser.
  • You were arrested and charged based on evidence that was unjustly seized.
  • The alleged victim made various inconsistent statements.
  • There were alternative motives for an alleged victim to make a false claim, including those arising from disputed family circumstances.

Your Future is Worth Protecting – Call Now

Our New Hampshire sexual assault defense attorneys always stand ready to defend clients. If you have been accused of sexually assaulting someone, you have no time to waste. Act now and dial (888) 801-9916. Tell our attorneys what happened, and we can tell you how to fight the charges. You can even call us before you are charged but have already been targeted by an investigation.

Real Results for Real People

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