Aiding and Abetting
Have you been accused of aiding and abetting in New Hampshire? You’ll need to make certain you have a highly qualified criminal defense lawyer in your corner as your case starts to wind its way through the judicial system.
Michael Anzalone of The Anzalone Law Firm in Nashua, New Hampshire, is the perfect choice. He’s got experience in both the state and federal court systems and will always fight for your best interests.
Once you’ve been arrested, make sure criminal defense attorney Michael Anzalone is your first phone call. It’s especially important for you to talk to your legal representation before you talk to police officers or investigators. Anything that you tell the authorities can be used against you in the courtroom. By having your lawyer by your side, you can rest assured that he will make sure you only tell them what is required by law.What s Aiding and Abetting?
This is a funny term that many people don’t even understand. In simple legal terms, aiding and abetting is the act of helping someone commit a crime. Even if you have a small part in assisting the person in planning a crime, you can be charged with aiding and abetting. In order to be arrested on this charge, law enforcement officers would have to have evidence that you had some sort of knowledge of the crime before or after it was committed.
In New Hampshire, the Criminal Code says aiding and abetting can result in a felony charge with a possible sentence ranging from one year up to life in prison, depending on the circumstances. A judge, upon conviction, can also order you to do community service and pay large fines.
What else can happen to someone convicted of aiding and abetting? You could possibly lose your driving privileges and you would be required to serve probation following your release from prison.
As with any criminal conviction, you also lose the right to vote and to legally own firearms.
There are certain factors that must weigh in for an Aiding and abetting charge to stick. This includes that someone other than you must have committed the crime, whatever it is, and that you must have helped that person to plan the crime, or at least be aware that there were plans in place to commit the crime.
These are the factors that a prosecutor will look for in bringing the charges against you. And your defense lawyer will look at the discovery in making decisions about how to defend the case.
Keep this in mind: An arrest on this charge can wreck your life. Even before a conviction, this charge of aiding and abetting can cause your reputation to be severely tarnished. You may lose your job. You may lose your family’s livelihood. And it will be an overall embarrassment.
If you have been charged, you will need the assistance of The Anzalone Law Firm.
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