Bethlehem, New Hampshire Criminal Lawyers

Leonard D. Harden
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Lebanon, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(603) 448-3737 199 Heater Road
Lebanon, NH 03766
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Leonard D. Harden is an experienced trial lawyer practicing in Northern New Hampshire with offices in Lancaster, Littleton and Lebanon. He focuses on criminal cases including all level of offenses: felony, misdemeanors, DWI, assaults, drug defense and violent crimes. His in-depth knowledge and zealous handling of each case set him apart and make him successful. Attorney Harden is available 24 hours a day for emergency consultations with appointments at your convenience, (603) 788-2080.
Joseph D Garrison
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(603) 728-8918 PO Box 649
Franconia, NH 03580
Criminal, DUI, Family and White Collar Crime
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Throughout his career, Joe's represented clients in hundreds of cases ranging from negligent homicide and aggravated sexual assault to juveniles charged with unlawful possession of alcohol. Joe doesn't back down, so whether you're securing your liberty from the State or standing up for your personal interests, Call 603-728-8918 for a free consultation.
Lancaster, NH Criminal Law Attorney
(603) 684-2351 133 Main Street
Suite 4
Lancaster, NH 03584
Criminal, Animal, Bankruptcy and DUI
Allison M. Ambrose
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Meredith, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(603) 524-2166 373 Daniel Webster Highway
Meredith, NH 03253
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Allison joined the Wescott office in May 2011, building her practice and becoming Director and Managing Partner in February of 2016. A cum laude graduate of the University Of New Hampshire School Of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) and a Daniel Webster Scholar, Allison previously earned her BS in Business Management from the University of New Hampshire in 2005. Allison is admitted to practice in the Courts of the State of New Hampshire and the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

A graduate of the Leadership Lakes Region program, Allison is active in the community, serving...
Thomas F. McCue
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BERLIN, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(603) 752-1238 North Country Office
PO BOX 485
BERLIN, NH 03570-0485
Criminal, Business, Probate and Social Security Disability
Franklin Pierce Law Center
North Conway, NH Criminal Law Attorney
(603) 356-5439 2935 White Mountain Hwy
North Conway, NH 03860
Criminal, Business, Collections and DUI
Richard E. Clark Esq.
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Dover, NH Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(603) 749-2111 Attorneys At Law
130 Central Avenue - (non-mailing)
Dover, NH 03820
Criminal, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Clark is a New Hampshire seacoast native. Mr. Clark focuses his practice in personal injury, auto accidents, spinal, neck & back injuries, DWI, criminal matters, divorce, business law and civil litigation.

Attorney Clark has successfully achieved millions of dollars in injury awards.

He is admitted to practice law in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Mr. Clark completed DWI Trial Defense training at Harvard Law School. Attorney Clark was a private criminal contract defense attorney appointed to the Newburyport District Court from 2008-2012. He is certified in criminal defense representation by the Commonwealth of MA, Essex County Bar Advocates. Attorney...
Richard E. Samdperil
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Durham, NH Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(603) 775-7570 24 Newmarket Road
Durham, NH 03824
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Personal Injury
Northeastern University School of Law
Richard Samdperil has been a New Hampshire trial and appellate lawyer for over 20 years. During that time, he has: - Tried more than 100 cases before judges or juries - Won cases in almost every court in southern New Hampshire - Argued and/or briefed more than 50 cases at the NH Supreme Court The lawyers at Samdperil & Welsh, PLLC regularly appear in all courts in Rockingham and Strafford counties, and maintain a state-wide criminal practice. For a detailed biography, please visit our website: www.swnhlaw.com.
James Tenn Jr
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(888) 511-1010 16 High St
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Manchester, NH 03101
Manchester, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
The Catholic University of America
James J. Tenn, Jr. is a founding member of Tenn And Tenn, P.A. His areas of practice focus primarily on personal injury, medical malpractice, domestic relations, and criminal defense matters in New Hampshire. Jim is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in New Hampshire, as well as Massachusetts, and is also admitted in the United States Supreme Court. An active member of the American Bar Association, as well as the New Hampshire and Manchester Bar Associations, Jim currently serves as President of the New Hampshire Bar Association and was a past President of the Manchester Bar Association.
Patrick J. Arnold
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Manchester, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(603) 657-0975 P.O. Box 202
Manchester, NH 03105
Criminal, Business, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Attorney Patrick Arnold focuses his practice on civil litigation, criminal defense and business law. He served on the Board of Mayor & Aldermen (city council) for Manchester -- New Hampshire's largest city - from 2009 until 2014, during which time he served as a member of numerous committees, and was founding chairman of the Committee on Jobs & Economic Development. In 2014, he was unanimously confirmed to the city's Conduct Board, which interprets the city's code of ethics and investigates allegations of misconduct by public officials. Attorney Arnold previously served as a Director of the Manchester Development Corporation, and as...
John Tenn
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(888) 511-1010 16 High St
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Manchester, NH 03101
Manchester, NH Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
John J. Tenn is a founding member and senior trial lawyer at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. John's practice areas include personal injury, automobile and motorcycle accidents, criminal defense, and DWI/DUI cases in New Hampshire. John is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a prestiguous honor only held for those who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements.
Andrew S. Winters
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(603) 435-3336 64 North State Street
Concord, NH 03301
Free ConsultationConcord, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Duke University School of Law
Andrew Winters has nineteen years of experience representing individuals in New Hampshire’s courtrooms.

After graduating from Duke University School of Law in 1999, he spent more than six years honing his skills at the public defender’s office.

Since entering private practice in 2006 Andrews entire focus has been litigation. His victories include cases before juries, judges, and the New Hampshire Supreme Court. He defends criminal charges ranging from DWI to first-degree murder. He represents many injury victims, frequently obtaining significant settlements. He also handles numerous family court matters including successful resolution of custody disputes and high net worth divorces.

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Albert Hansen
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Portsmouth, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(603) 766-1970 155 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Attorney Hansen's practice areas include DWI and criminal defense, divorce and family law, as well as civil litigation, including court-approved factoring transactions. He graduated from Bates College in 1991 and Delaware Law School in 1996. He is licensed in NH, ME, and MA. As a former prosecutor and criminal contract attorney for NH and ME, Al has extensive courtroom experience with numerous jury and non-jury trials under his belt. He is a member of the NH, ME, and National Associations of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National College for DUI Defense, as well as the NH Bar Association's...
Vincent J. Marconi Jr.
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Portsmouth, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(603) 766-1923 155 Fleet Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of Maine - School of Law
Our office approaches the practice of law as general practitioners adhering to the traditions of the common law and practicing our profession as guardians of the ideas, tenets, and decisions of past jurists, philosophers, statesmen and barristers
Raymond Tamayo
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Manchester, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
814 Elm St., Suite 515
Manchester, NH 03101
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
New England Law | Boston
I am licensed to practice law in the states of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Florida. The focus of my law practice is DWI defense. As a former prosecutor, I now use that knowledge to protect the rights of my clients.
Paul Garrity
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Londonderry, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(603) 434-4106 14 Londonderry Rd
Londonderry, NH 03053
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Attorney Paul J. Garrity is a Dedicated Criminal Defense Attorney, DWI/DUI Lawyer in Manchester NH, Nashua NH and Londonderry NH. Attorney Garrity is a high profile murder trial lawyer, and has helped hundreds of clients facing felony and misdemeanor charges, drug charges, possession and violent crime defense in NH.
Layne C. Lohr
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Dover, NH Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(603) 743-3302 53 Silver St
Dover, NH 03820
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
University of New Hampshire Law School
Jonathan Cohen
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(603) 224-6999 64 North State St, Suite 1
Concord, NH 03301
Free ConsultationConcord, NH Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and White Collar Crime
Washington University School of Law
Attorney Cohen is an experienced trial lawyer. He appears in courts at every level throughout New Hampshire. His practice areas include personal injury, criminal defense, DUI/DWI, and family law matters.
Robin Melone
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Manchester, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(603) 206-7287 Wadleigh, Starr & Peters
95 Market Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Free ConsultationCriminal
Suffolk University Law School
I have represented thousands of clients in front of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Federal juries and judges. I have extensive litigation experience and am not afraid to put the opposition to the test representing clients charged with the full spectrum of offenses: motor vehicle, DWI, simple assault, drug possession or sales, serious felony assault, theft, home invasion, sexual assault, homicide and civil commitment proceedings for sex offenders.

I also have extensive experience preparing students for disciplinary hearings in colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire for Title IX sexual misconduct allegations, drug allegations and academic dishonesty. ...
William D. Woodbury
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Laconia, NH Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(800) 529-0631 213 Union Ave
Laconia, NH 03246
Criminal, Employment, Family and Personal Injury
Syracuse University College of Law
Bill diligently represents clients in a variety of legal areas before New Hampshire’s State and Federal Courts. He maintains an active Family Law practice and routinely represents women and men in matters ranging from divorce to complex child support and relocation actions. As these matters are highly emotionally charged and often involve the ongoing welfare of children, Bill works hard to find practical and creative solutions that will be sustainable, not only in the short term, but well into the future.

Bill regularly defends individuals charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses in District and Superior Court and frequently handles motor vehicle...
Ryan Russman
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Portsmouth, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(603) 373-1664 155 Fleet Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Insurance Claims
Suffolk University
New Hampshire Attorney Ryan Russman specializes in drunk driving (DWI/DUI) cases, personal injury law, criminal and estate litigation law. Russman Law Offices is a highly qualified law firm with a long and impressive record, and where every client is treated with the utmost respect. Attorney Russman is dedicated to ongoing education to help his clients win their cases. In the area of DWI, for example, he is a certified Evidentiary Breath Alcohol Technician, Field Sobriety Instructor and Practitioner, and a graduate of the National College for DUI Defense. Attorney Russman’s emphasis on procedural knowledge has helped him to successfully defend clients...
Michael H. Brisson
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Manchester, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(603) 384-3264 212 Coolidge Ave
Manchester, NH 03102
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
University of New Hampshire School of Law
As an Associate with Liberty Legal PLLC, I mostly represent clients accused of DWI/DUI and other criminal offenses. I also practice family law. Occasionally, I handle matters pro bono when they are referred to me through the NH Domestic Violence Emergency ("DOVE") Project or the NH Pro Bono program. (See: https://www.nhlegalaid.org/about/pro-bono). I began my career as a prosecutor, handling criminal matters at the felony level at the Superior Court and litigating jury trials.
Shawn P. Sweeney
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Bedford , NH Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(855) 603-3841 3 Executive Park Dr
Bedford , NH 03110
Free ConsultationCriminal, Collections, DUI and Juvenile
University of New Hampshire School of Law
The foundation of our success was built through strong client relationships and effective courtroom representation. When we take you on as a client, we put a full range of resources behind your case: years of courtroom experience, comprehensive knowledge of laws and precedents, and a passion for justice.
Russell Goldsmith Esq
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Bedford, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(800) 773-8622 15 Constitution Drive
Suite 162
Bedford, NH 03110
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
University of Maine - School of Law
Attorney Goldsmith pursued a liberal arts education at Haverford College where he graduated with a degree in Philosophy in 1987, following those studies with the immediate pursuit of a law degree. While at the University of Maine School of Law, Attorney Goldsmith was the only student in his class selected as a member of both the law school’s Law Review and Moot Court Competition Board, and did publish during his senior year an article entitled Contracting out of Maine’s Employment-At-Will Doctrine, 42 Maine Law Review 553 (July 1990). While in law school, he likewise interned at well-respected law...
George T. Campbell III
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Manchester, NH Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(603) 787-5364 20 Market Street
Suite 216
Manchester, NH 03101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DUI and Personal Injury
University of New Hampshire School of Law
I went to law school 25 years ago to learn how to obtain justice for clients involved in the judicial system. I have now been named to Best Lawyers in America and best lawyers in NH for DUI/DWI for the past 9 years and counting. In my 20+ years as a trial lawyer, I have successfully represented clients in every court in the State of New Hampshire. This practice includes trying, not just handling, DUI/DWI cases and criminal cases of all kinds, from jury trials to bench trials in all 10 counties. In addition to frequently trying DUI/DWI and criminal...
Seth J. Hipple
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Concord, NH Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(603) 856-0202 22 Bridge St., Ste. 3
Concord, NH 03301
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and White Collar Crime
George Mason University School of Law
Seth prides himself on being straight forward with his clients, explaining complex legal issues plainly, and providing honest analysis, even if it isn’t what a client wants to hear. His clients have commented on his compassion and careful attention to their needs. Many clients have also commented on how easy Seth is to reach and how quickly he answers e-mails and other correspondence. His responsiveness ensures that his clients understand each part of their case. As a litigator, he enjoys aggressively advocating for his clients’ position in court, having first stepped into court while working for a prosecutor’s office. People...
Olivier Sakellarios
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Manchester, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(603) 669-1663 195 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Oliver Sakellarios is aggressive and experienced. This combination has made him a top flight attorney respected by peers and judges. He practices throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He handles all varieties of criminal defense matters from DWI's to domestic violence to felonies of all degrees of severity. His aggressive litigation style has also established him as a preeminent lawyer in other fields of law such as divorce and personal injury. If you need help with a serious Criminal or Family Law issue, contact Attorney Oliver Sakellarios for a consultation today!
Christine G. DeBernardis
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Portsmouth, NH Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(603) 373-0545 One New Hampshire Avenue
Suite 125
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce and Family
New England Law | Boston and The College of New Jersey
Christine G. DeBernardis earned her BS in Psychology and Law at the College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College) in 1996. She continued her education at the New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts, where she earned a Juris Doctor in 1999. Attorney DeBernardis was admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1999, the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts in 2003 and the State of New Hampshire in 2007.

Attorney DeBernardis is a member of the Essex County Bar Advocates, Inc., Essex County Bar Association, and the Newburyport Bar Association and a,panel attorney for the Appellate Division...
RJ Meurin
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Manchester, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(603) 264-6539 444 Willow Street
Manchester, NH 03060
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Traffic Tickets
Boston University School of Law and Suffolk University
Attorney RJ Meurin is the founding member of 603 Legal PLLC, a single-member, general law practice aimed at providing efficient and effective legal counsel. RJ's practice areas include family law, criminal defense and estate planning, to name a few. With a customized and client-centered approach, RJ and his firm provide unprecedented personalized attention and strategic counsel by evaluating claims on a case-by-case basis. While in law school, Attorney Meurin worked on defense claims against the government for the Federal Bureau of Prisons and assisted in prosecuting criminal offenders for Hillsborough County. A versatile counselor, Attorney Meurin also advised Brookstone...
Theodore Lothstein
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Concord, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(603) 513-1919 58 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Civil Rights and DUI
University of Connecticut School of Law
Over the last twenty years, Ted Lothstein developed a reputation for winning high-profile cases, victories that have been reported in the Concord Monitor, Boston Globe, Nashua Telegraph, and in the national Criminal Law Reporter. Ted Lothstein has fought on behalf of thousands of clients in New Hampshire’s District Courts and Superior Courts, and he has handled over eighty appeals in the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Ted Lothstein also handles federal cases in the United States District Court for NH, and the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston.
Joseph Caulfield
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(603) 505-8749 126 Perham Corner Rd.
Lyndeborough, NH 03082
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
I am an Attorney, Mediator, Guardian ad Litem, and Collaborative Law Practitioner, with more than 40 years' experience in the courtroom trying cases. I represent my clients with skill, commitment and courage. Although I believe my clients are often better served through other methods of dispute resolution, rather than through litigation, I will fight for my clients. I remain on the cutting edge of technology, which gives me a decided advantage over yesterday’s practitioners. I charge rates for my services which are competitive with any other firm and issue detailed accounting of my fees. My office has recently been...
Andrew Cotrupi
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Hampton, NH Criminal Law Attorney
(603) 926-5818 428 Lafayette Road
Hampton, NH 03842
Criminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
New England Law | Boston
After managing the Public Defenders office for 5 years I opened my New Hampshire based Law Office practicing exclusively Criminal Defense in State and Federal Court. I accept cases in New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts. I have participated in extensive further training in criminal defense matters including a 30 day trial tactics and jury persuasion course in Dubois Wyoming held by nationaly known trial attorneys including Gerry Spence, Roy Black and Albert Kregor. I have been asked by the New Hampshire Criminal Defense Association to assist in the training of lawyers on topics such as DWI defense, Drug Defense and...
Al Hansen
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Portsmouth, NH Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(603) 427-5500 266 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Divorce
Widener University Delaware School of Law
As a former prosecutor, and with years of experience representing indigent criminal defendants throughout Maine & New Hampshire, Attorney Hansen possesses extensive courtroom experience. Attorney Hansen lives near Manchester/Exeter with his wife and daughter. In addition to time spent with family, Albert enjoys skiing, cycling & hiking. In 1992, Al successfully "through-hiked" the entire length of the 2,157 mile long Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.
Brad Davis
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Franklin, NH Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(603) 671-5911 765 Central Street
Franklin, NH 03235
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Personal Injury
I am a partner here at the firm and being a former police officer, I am highly skilled in the area's of criminal defense, and DWI defense. As a police officer I had specialized training in accident reconstruction which gives me a great advantage in representing those injured in automobile accidents. I am an avid fisherman, motorcycle rider, road biking cyclist, scuba diver and outdoorsman.
Tom Reid
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Concord, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(603) 856-7049 67 South Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Attorney Tom Reid is a former chief prosecutor, He has handled thousands of cases, and been first chair in over 100 Jury Trials. He has handled cases at all levels of State and Federal Courts in New Hampshire. He knows police investigators, prosecutors and Judges, and has the experience and knowledge to evaluate your case and get the best result.

Good people can end up in bad situations. If you are facing criminal charges, you need to proceed very carefully. Attorney Tom Reid can help you through the challenges you face.
Kevin Tighe
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Londonderry, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(603) 537-0700 14 Londonderry Rd
Londonderry, NH 03053
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
James P. Cowles
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Wolfeboro, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(603) 569-2000 26 North Main Street
P.O. Box 509
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
Criminal, DUI, Family and Real Estate
Vermont Law School
Donna Brown
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Manchester, NH Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(603) 669-4140 95 Market St.
Manchester, NH 03101
Criminal
Donna is one of New Hampshire’s most experienced and respected trial attorneys. In her 30 years of practice she has been lead counsel in some of the most high-profile cases in this state. She has tried over 150 jury trials including charges of homicide, aggravated felonious sexual assault, felony assault, domestic violence, DWI, theft, sale and possession of drugs as well as numerous motor vehicle cases. Donna has obtained verdicts of not guilty in numerous cases including affirmative defense cases such as self-defense, consent and entrapment. She has also done extensive litigation regarding racial profiling and racial disparity. She has...
Tracy A. Bernson
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Dover, NH Criminal Law Lawyer
(603) 740-3628 53 Silver Street
Dover, NH 03820
Criminal, Civil Rights, Divorce and White Collar Crime
Syracuse University College of Law
John F Skinner III
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Manchester, NH Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(888) 298-7394 587 Union Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Free ConsultationCriminal, Foreclosure Defense, Real Estate and Traffic Tickets
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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.

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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.