Newbury, New Hampshire Criminal Lawyers

Seth Greenblott
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Contoocook, NH Criminal Law Attorney
(603) 746-1330 910 Main Street
Contoocook, NH 03229
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Whatever your legal needs, you will always receive fair, honest and thoughtful representation from a committed member of the Hopkinton and Contoocook community. Whether you are starting or growing a business, facing the challenges of a divorce or are in need of an experienced litigator, please stop in and see me. My door is always open. For Individuals: family law and divorce,criminal defense,personal injury ,wills, power of attorney and estate planning,auto accident,workers' compensation,Jones Act litigation,small claims and landlord-tenant disputes For Businesses: entity selection,formation and governance,commercial litigation,civil litigation,contract...
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.
Kristin Weberg
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Nashua, NH Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(781) 952-0074 The Landmark Building
142 Main Street, Suite 213
Nashua, NH 03063
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Northeastern University School of Law
Attorney Weberg has nearly a decade of experience as a zealous, no-stone-unturned advocate for people facing the toughest legal challenges. She provides detail-oriented, holistic counsel with a compassionate approach. Attorney Weberg has represented clients in thousands of matters and has tried both felony and misdemeanor cases before juries, including felony sexual assaults and serious bodily injury cases. She has experience handling all manner of charges, including homicide. As a trial lawyer, Attorney Weberg has extensively litigated a variety of legal issues, including eyewitness identification, coerced confessions, repressed memories, and search and seizure. While practicing in New Hampshire, Attorney Weberg provided...
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.
Joseph M Annutto
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Nashua, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(603) 881-9161 369 Main Street
Nashua, NH 03060
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Divorce
University of New Hampshire School of Law


The legal team at Annutto Law Office are licensed and have years of experience representing clients in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts Courts. We offer reliable advice and representation in Divorce / Family Law, Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense, and Personal Injury. Learn more about our legal practice in the practice areas section. We are known as the Nashua Divorce Lawyer to call first. It is the only call you will need to make.

We are also considered the Nashua Bankruptcy Law Firm to handle all your financial affairs. We offer professional advice from a Bankruptcy Lawyer, not just...
Raymond Tamayo
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Manchester, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 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.
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.
George T. Campbell III
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Manchester, NH Criminal Law Attorney with 25 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...
Olivier Sakellarios
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Manchester, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 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!
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...
Andrew S. Winters
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(603) 435-3336 64 North State Street
Concord, NH 03301
Free ConsultationConcord, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 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.

Over...
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.
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. ...
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.
Michael Stephen Bowser Jr.
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Nashua, NH Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(888) 526-9737 6 Manchester Street
Nashua, NH 03064
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Attorney Bowser has successfully defended hundreds of cases for clients charged with drunk driving, commonly referred to as Operating Under the Influence (OUI) in Massachusetts and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in New Hampshire. He is Board Certified as a DUI Defense Specialist by the National College for DUI Defense. This certification is accredited by the American Bar Association but not regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has developed a well earned reputation for being on of the top drunk driving defenders in the area.

Attorney Bowser also handles a variety of personal injury claims for clients sustaining injury due...
James Shaw
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Rindge, NH Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(603) 899-6941 PO Box 678
Rindge, NH 03461
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Barry University
I am a small-town solo general practice lawyer. I have worked hard to provide quality legal representation to the local community. As a solo practitioner, you get my personal attention, and I do all of the work associated with your case. I do not pass your case off to someone else and you can always reach me to discuss questions or concerns.
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...
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 29 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...
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.
Joseph Caulfield
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Lyndeborough, NH Criminal Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(603) 505-8749 126 Perham Corner Rd.
Lyndeborough, NH 03082
Free ConsultationCriminal, 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...
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.
Theodore Lothstein
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Concord, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 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.
Robert Bartis Esq
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Nashua, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(603) 880-1300 102 Amherst Street
Nashua, NH 03064
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of New Hampshire School 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
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
I am a determined and experienced Attorney at Normandin Cheney & O'Neil, PLLC. I have provided diligent representation for a broad array of legal matters since 2004. My practice areas include Personal Injury, Family, Employment, Construction, and Criminal Law.

I am a native of New Hampshire. In 1995, I obtained a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of New Hampshire. In 1997, I received a Certificate in Criminal Justice from McIntosh College. I earned my J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law in 2003.
Raymond Mello
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Nashua, NH Criminal Law Attorney
(603) 945-5111 21 Temple Street
Nashua, NH 03060
Criminal, Divorce, Employment and Family
Attorney Raymond Mello, a native of Burlington, Massachusetts, attended Northeastern University where he graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Criminal Justice. Following graduation, Attorney Mello began a career with the Police Department of Hudson, New Hampshire, rising to the rank of captain and gaining a true appreciation for the law enforcement side of criminal justice.

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...
Allison M. Ambrose
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Laconia, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
28 Bowman Street
Laconia, NH 03246
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...
Brad Davis
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Franklin, NH Criminal Law Attorney with 15 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.
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...
Mark Osborne
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(603) 595-5525 351 Main St. 2nd Floor
Nashua, NH 03060
Free ConsultationNashua, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Adam Bernstein
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Nashua, NH Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(603) 595-1600 21 Temple St
Nashua, NH 03060
Criminal and Immigration
Born and raised in Maryland, Attorney Adam Bernstein attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work with a minor in Criminal Justice. Building upon this solid foundation, Attorney Bernstein attended graduate school at Duquesne university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Social and Public Policy with a concentration in Criminal Justice. Taking the next logical step to continue his legal education, he then attended the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly the Franklin Pierce Law Center), where, in 1998, he earned his Juris Doctor. With a...
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
Donald L Blaszka Jr
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Derry, NH Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(603) 434-4125 23 Birch Street
Derry, NH 03038
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
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
Jeremey Miller
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Concord, NH Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(603) 223-6613 41 South Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Foreclosure Defense
Philip Kalil
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Derry, NH Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(603) 434-4125 23 Birch Street
Derry, NH 03038
Criminal, Bankruptcy and DUI
Donna Brown
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Manchester, NH Criminal Law Attorney with 33 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...
Thomas F. McCue
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LOUDON, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(603) 783-9675 Capital Region Office
LOUDON, NH 03307
Criminal, Business, Probate and Social Security Disability
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Steven A. Bolton
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Nashua, NH Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
127 Main Street
Suite 2
Nashua, NH 03060
Criminal, Construction, DUI and White Collar Crime
Western New England University School of 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.