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Criminal Cases in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine.
From Portland in Southern Maine to Salem in New Hampshire to north of Boston, crime in New England is fairly low compared to other parts of the East Coast. Throughout New Hampshire, for example, there are about 2,800 violent crimes and 29,000 property crimes annually, both of which are below the national median. Unfortunately, crimes do occur, and regardless of the individual or the alleged crime, people charged with a crime deserve an experienced, diligent, and compassionate criminal defense attorney to represent them in court.
Since 1991, criminal defense attorney Robert H. Prince has served the greater Boston area, as well as Portsmouth and Salem, NH, and our law firm has successfully defended hundreds of individuals charged with a whole multitude of crimes. Using leading legal strategies, Attorney Prince will thoroughly investigate every element of an alleged crime, while aggressively representing his clients in court with the goal of providing them with a not guilty sentence or, if the evidence is stacked against the defendant, a reduced or alternative sentence.
If you’ve been charged with a crime or you are under investigation, call the Law Office of Attorney Robert H. Prince today at 617-721-9141 or 603-401-0409 to schedule a consultation.
Classifications of Crimes in New Hampshire
Being arrested of a crime can be a frightening endeavor, and many of our clients rightfully express concerns about potential consequences and how a guilty conviction will affect them later on. As the cliche goes, knowledge is the secret ingredient of this stressful period; it can therefore help to understand the different classifications of crimes in New Hampshire.
According to the New Hampshire Criminal Code Section 625:9, every offense is charged as either a misdemeanor, felony, or violation. Keep in mind that violations are not technically “crimes,” and they don’t lead to criminal penalties aside from fines and, in the case of traffic violations, potential loss of driving privileges.
Felonies are the most serious offenses in New Hampshire, and if convicted, you could be facing a minimum of one year in prison. Felonies are further divided into two categories, including:
- Class A Felony: Imprisonment of a Class A felony will result in a minimum of 7 years incarceration. Some examples could include murder, manslaughter, kidnapping, sex crimes, drug related crimes, and others.
- Class B Felony: If convicted, you could be facing a minimum incarceration of 3 1/2 years and a maximum of 7 years, as well as $4,000 in fines and 5 years of probation. Some Class B felonies could include a fourth DWI, computer fraud, theft of property over $500 but less than $1,000, or possession of small amounts of illegal substances.
Misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, but they will result in a criminal record and, in many cases, a period of incarceration at a jail or a correctional facility. Similar to felonies, misdemeanors are divided into two classes.
- Class A Misdemeanor: Penalties for a Class A misdemeanor can include a maximum of one year in jail and a fine of $2,000. Some examples could include second DWI, criminal mischief, or even stalking.
- Class B Misdemeanor: These are the lightest criminal offenses, and they can result in a fine of up to $1,200. Jail time is rarely given with a Class B. Some examples could include simple assault and a first DWI.
How a Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help
The Law Office of Attorney Robert H. Prince has defended hundreds of clients charged with a plethora of different crimes, from small traffic violations to serious felonies. We are confident that, regardless of the crime, we can build the strongest case possible and use the full extent of the law to obtain a beneficial outcome. You will be treated as innocent until proven guilty, as we approach each client with the utmost respect and compassion he/she deserves. However, we can make no assurances that we’ll be able to get you a not-guilty charge or reduced sentence.
As your criminal defense lawyer, we will be playing many different roles. In addition to calling and cross-examining witnesses, Attorney Robert H. Prince will work with prosecutors to negotiate a deal or get the charges dropped, determine beneficial sentencing alternatives, point out important legal rules and regulations that can help your case, navigate you through the legal system, and, perhaps most importantly, provide you with an honest reality check of the situation you may be facing.
Furthermore, as a former law enforcement officer in Salem, New Hampshire, Attorney Robert H. Prince fully understands police conduct, which serves as a major asset when investigating all of the details of the crime. Through diligence and aggressive, respected representation, Attorney Prince ensures that no stones will be left unturned.
Contact the Law Office of Attorney Robert H. Prince Today
If you’ve been convicted of a crime, whether felony, misdemeanor, or violation, it is essential to have a lawyer on your side, fighting for your rights and freedom. To get the help of southern New Hampshire’s leading criminal defense attorney, call the Law Office of Attorney Robert H. Prince today at (617) 721-9141 or (603) 401-0409 for a free consultation.