If you are facing violent crime charges in New Hampshire, you’ll want to hire an experience, aggressive attorney to represent you in court.
What is a violent crime? It can be any kind of assault, or a crime involving weapons or even stalking charges. It can be murder, or rape. There is a full gamut of violence and if you’ve been charged with one of these crimes, you’ll want to call The Anzalone Law Firm.
Anyone charged with a violent crime will soon realize how serious the charges are. In New Hampshire, you can be sent to prison for years and face multiple fines and fees for these kinds of charges. Of course, everything depends on the individual circumstances of your particular case.
If you were charged, for example, with an assault crime, this covers an array of territory in New Hampshire. It is a charge that is used to describe any kind of unwanted physical contact without the permission of the victim. This may be an assault with a weapon. Or hitting someone. Or any other kind of “violent” offense against someone.
These are criminal charges and most likely they will be felony charges. But if it is considered not to be quite as serious, you may be charged with a simple assault charge, which in all likelihood is a misdemeanor. That only means that you’ll face less serious charges _ not quite as much jail time, if any, and perhaps a lower fine.
Again, by contacting criminal defense attorney Michael Anzalone, you can get a good grasp on what charges you are facing and how serious they may be. Your lawyer will help determine whether you should accept a plea deal with prosecutors, perhaps for a suspended sentence, or whether you should take your chances before a judge and jury.
If, for instance, you are facing a first-degree assault charge, then you will be charged with a Class A felony. The penalties for a Class A felony are quite high, including a long prison sentence.
And, something you should take into account, this will cause a huge hit to your reputation. You may lose your job after your arrest, and your family will be significantly impacted by these charges.
If these charges stem from an assault against a family member, you will be facing domestic violence charges. In this case, in addition to all the penalties, you may also face a restraining order that will keep you away from the victim.
Likewise, a crime involving a weapon can carry tremendous penalties. These include a prison sentence, fines, probation and mandatory community service. You will also lose your right to have a gun as a convicted felon. And you will face probation. This is a huge scar on your record and something you want to avoid at all costs.
The easiest way is to never use force against someone. But if you have been charged, you will need to seek the immediate help from a qualified attorney.
Call The Anzalone Law Firm in Nashua, New Hampshire, today to schedule a free consultation with criminal defense lawyer Michael Anzalone.