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During his time at the Hudson Police Department, Attorney Mello served as a Detective, Prosecutor, and finally Operations Commander. He would eventually choose to attend the New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts, graduating in the top 10 of his class and behind named...
She served for over twelve years as a Senior Assistant Attorney General for the State of New Hampshire and Assistant County Prosecutor in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. She has successfully tried hundreds of major criminal cases including murder, sex crimes and drug offenses. Kirsten led the team that prosecuted the first capital murder case tried in New Hampshire since 1959. She has practiced at two of New Hampshire’s most-respected law...
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?
Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.
Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.
Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.
When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.
Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.
Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.
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