Aggressively Defending Against Criminal Charges
Facing a criminal charge can be devastating. Close friends might jump to conclusions or make judgments without all of the facts and may even treat you differently. You may have never been in this position and do not know where to turn. I can help.
I am criminal defense attorney Dan Duckett, and I have been practicing criminal law since 1994. I practice all over the state of New Hampshire in both the superior and district courts. I handle all types of cases, including motor vehicle violations, drunk driving charges, misdemeanors and felonies.
How To Protect Yourself After An Arrest
If you have never been in a situation in which you or someone close to you has been arrested or charged with a crime, there are a few important things you should know. Never talk to the police without first consulting with an attorney. You have an absolute, constitutional right not to answer questions about a crime with which you might be charged.
You should not be rude, surly or offensive, but you SHOULD BE firm when you tell the officer or investigator that you will not answer any questions without first consulting with an attorney.
Why It Is Critical To Work With A Criminal Defense Attorney
If you are charged with a crime or believe you may be charged with a crime, contact a criminal defense attorney. Most people know at least one attorney. That attorney may be specialized in a particular field such as real estate, wills and estates, or contracts.
What you need when you are facing a criminal charge, however, is someone who specializes in criminal defense. I am intimately familiar with the criminal process and the laws that can influence the outcome of your case. I use decades of criminal defense experience to find the most effective approach for your unique situation.
How New Hampshire Classifies Offenses
In New Hampshire, there are three classes of offenses: violations, misdemeanors and felonies. A felony, the most serious offense, can have a penalty of a state prison sentence up to and including life without parole. A misdemeanor can result in a jail sentence of up to one year and a fine of up to $2,000.
Being charged with any offense is serious. A motor vehicle violation can lead to a significant fine, a potential loss of license and an increase in insurance premiums. A misdemeanor or felony can have an effect on employment, your privilege to drive, your right to vote and your right to possess a firearm.
Arrested Or Charged? Contact Me Today.
Time is not on your side when you have had a brush with the law. Working with a skilled criminal defense lawyer is critical.
If you or someone you know is charged with a crime or think they might be charged, you should contact The Law Office Of Daniel Duckett. You can reach my Manchester office online or over the phone at 603-836-9028 today.