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Second Degree Assault

When facing the charge of second degree assault in New Hampshire, it is important to understand the charge and the role of your criminal defense attorney. Call Attorney Michael Anzalone at the Anzalone Law firm today to discuss your charges.

New Hampshire Law and Assault

In New Hampshire, 2nd degree assault is a Class B Felony. Usually, an assault charge will be raised to the 2nd degree level when the defendant recklessly causes serious bodily injury. Another way an assault charge might be raised to the felony level is through the use of a deadly weapon.

It is important to understand that 2nd degree assault is a felony, and that means a potential state prison sentence. Even worse, if your 2nd degree assault charge involves a firearm, you could be facing a minimum mandatory sentence. This means that, if convicted, the judge has no choice but to sentence you to a minimum state prison sentence.

If you are facing a simple, second degree, or first degree assault charge in NH, it is important to remember a few things. Do not to talk to the police. Contact a qualified and experienced criminal defense attorney. Call the Anzalone law firm today to speak to Attorney Michael Anzalone, about your case.

Facing Your Prosecutors

Second degree assault is a very serious crime in New Hampshire, and you can expect that prosecution to react accordingly. It is not uncommon for the state to seek a state prison sentence, even for a first offense. Do not expect to get a break, or avoid jail time, just because you don’t have a record. Do not speak to the police or cooperate with any investigation. Call a lawyer, immediately. Even if you want to make a deal with the prosecution, you need the help of a lawyer.

Many 2nd degree assault charges are dropped to misdemeanor simple assault, by way of a plea bargain. In this case, your lawyer will negotiate with state prosecutors to get the felony charge dropped in exchange for a plea of guilty to the lesser offense of simple assault. A criminal defendant should never attempt to negotiate a plea bargain without the assistance of an experienced New Hampshire criminal defense attorney.

The Guidance of a Skilled Attorney

Sometimes, it makes more sense for the defendant to fight the charge and take the case to trial. If you plan to fight your case, it is important to choose a law firm with trial experience on both sides. Call the Anzalone Law Firm, if you think your case will go to trial.

If the state has charged you with 2nd degree assault or any other crime, it is imperative that you know your rights and have a qualified criminal defense attorney by your side. Don’t take any chances with your criminal defense. You need the best defense possible. These are very serious charges, and you need a lawyer you can trust to get the job done right. Call the Anzalone Law Firm, today, to discuss your case. The consultation is free, and your choice could cost you your freedom.

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