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Criminal Defense Attorney Manchester, NH

Lawyers With 40+ Years of Experience

The Manchester criminal defense attorneys at Brennan Lenehan Iacopino & Hickey provide sound advice and talented advocacy for people facing criminal charges.

We have successfully represented people charged with virtually every type of criminal offense, from homicide to minor traffic offenses. Unafraid of complex cases, our Manchester criminal defense attorneys have represented individuals and businesses during investigations conducted by grand juries and government agencies.

Our New Hampshire criminal defense lawyers represent people accused of crimes in both state and federal courts. We handle investigations, trials, appeals, and post-conviction issues. Contact us today at (603) 734-5461 to schedule a consultation.

Make Sure You Are Prepared For Court

While the government may bear the burden of proof in criminal cases, it is important that you employ criminal defense lawyers that are familiar with the criminal justice system. Our team of criminal defense lawyers in Manchester, NH are prepared, professional, and persuasive.

Our team includes highly experienced trial attorneys who are not afraid to fight for clients in front of a jury. However, If the risks of a trial are too high, we can seek diversion from the criminal justice system through rehabilitation or probation as an alternative to incarceration.

We understand the chaos that a subpoena or an investigation can cause to your business and use our decades of experience to resolve the matter in a timely and organized manner.

Our lawyers represent individuals charged with every type of criminal offense including but not limited to:

  • Homicide
  • Sex crimes
  • Assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud
  • Healthcare fraud
  • Drug-related offenses
  • DWI
  • Felony and misdemeanor offenses
  • Agency investigations
  • Motor vehicle offenses
  • Pre-indictment representation
  • "White collar" offenses

In the Middle of a Family Law case ... Charged with a Crime ... What To Do?

It is not unusual during a contentious divorce or child custody case for one of the parties to find themselves accused of a criminal act. In very serious cases, accusations of domestic and sexual violence may arise. Accusations of criminal mischief (damaging the property of another), harassment (repeated and unwanted contact), and wire tap (recording the other party without their knowledge) are not uncommon occurrences. You need to know how to proceed should these allegations arise.

  • First, find a criminal defense lawyer. Not all lawyers are well versed in the criminal justice system. If your family law attorney does not regularly practice criminal defense, you may need to engage another attorney. Your family law attorney may practice in the same firm as a criminal defense lawyer. This works well as they can collaborate to protect you in the family law and criminal justice settings.
  • Second, if you have an upcoming hearing in your divorce or custody case and you stand accused of a crime, get legal advice regarding your right to remain silent and whether or not you want to invoke this right at the divorce or custody hearing. Anything you say in a court proceeding can be used against you later in your criminal proceeding. In some cases it may be advisable to go forward with the divorce or custody hearing. In other cases it may be advisable to attempt to continue the hearing in order to protect your right to remain silent.
  • Third, make sure you are clear on what may be competing orders from different courts and how these orders interact with each other. For example, you may be ordered by the family court to communicate with your soon-to-be-ex-spouse regarding child exchanges every week. At the same time you may be directed by a judge in your criminal case to have no contact with your soon-to-be-ex-spouse. If you do not have an attorney you need to communicate with the Court to obtain clarification regarding the intersection of these two orders. An attorney can help you to navigate this difficult scenario and file motions with the Courts in order to clarify the level of communication, if any, is permitted.

Being charged with a crime is a very serious issue as a conviction can have adverse consequences immediately and long into the future. Being charged with a crime can also have serious adverse consequences in your family court proceedings. Understanding how these two areas of law impact each other is crucial to a successful outcome in both legal proceedings.

You Need a Guide Through the Legal System

Our Manchester criminal defense attorneys help clients navigate the criminal justice system after they have been convicted of a crime. Our highly-reviewed attorneys represent people on probation and parole violations and we assist people in seeking an annulment of a criminal conviction. We also help convicted sex offenders navigate the numerous conditions and registration requirements that follow a sex offense conviction.

If you have been arrested for a crime in New Hampshire, contact the Manchester criminal defense attorneys at Brennan Lenehan Iacopino & Hickey today at (603) 734-5461.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. The receipt or viewing of this information is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship.

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