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Violent Crime Defense Attorney in New Hampshire

Offenses Involving Serious Bodily Harm

Violent offenses can be severely punished under the New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated. In New Hampshire, violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, negligent homicide, first degree assault, kidnapping, felonious sexual assault, arson, robbery, and certain crimes involving child victims. 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 significant consequences for those accused, as press accounts prior to any conviction can shape public opinion. Police officers, prosecutors and courts typically take a hard line in the face of such allegations, often 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 very experienced criminal defense attorneys include former prosecutors and seasoned defense lawyers who have experience handling high profile criminal cases, managing press concerns and reshaping a case to improve the outcome. When serious allegations surface, we snap into action quickly, addressing bail issues and working to secure the release of a client.

As a case progresses, depending on the allegations and the facts of each case, we request and review medical records, investigate thoroughly, enlist top experts in the field and work with our clients in order to identify effective defenses. Our lawyers believe firmly in aggressive 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 know from long experience that preparing well for trial regularly creates opportunities to resolve cases, and where those discussions fail, our criminal defense attorneys will not hesitate to take their cases to trial.

New Hampshire laws generally define serious bodily injury as any harm to the body which causes severe, permanent, or protracted loss of or impairment to the health or of the function of any part of the body. 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 because we are the most experienced private criminal law firm in New Hampshire. With our team on your side, you can have peace of mind that you are in the best hands with lawyers who care about you and your case. Call today to learn more!

New Hampshire Criminal Lawyer: Fighting for You

For more than 40 years, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. has represented defendants in criminal cases across New Hampshire. 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 defense team includes members who are regularly selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers®, The Best Lawyers in America® , the American College of Trial Lawyers, 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. We also practice criminal defense in Maine.

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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    - Rob E.
  • “I wish you had been on my side in 1996, my life would have turned out significantly different.”

    - Theodore W.
  • “She was professional, thoughtful, and kept in constant contact throughout the litigation process.”

    - Tom R.

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