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Learning that the police are investigating your involvement in a crime, being accused of a crime, or being arrested and charged with a crime can be devastating, terrifying, and stressful. Having an experienced advocate represent your interests in the courtroom and against the prosecutors and police is essential to leveraging a favorable outcome. Our experienced criminal defense lawyer strives to protect and preserve all of your Constitutional rights. Do not delay in contacting us; the earlier, the better!

Before an Arrest

You may learn the police or investigators are looking into a crime or situation that has occurred or is ongoing. This situation could happen with a violent crime with few witnesses, such as murder or a long-term investigation into the white-collar crime. If the police call you to give a statement or ask you a few questions, it may be a good idea to talk to a lawyer first and even bring a lawyer with you to any meetings with law enforcement officers. When the police are investigating a crime, they are trying to build a case. They do this by interviewing people and gathering evidence. Sometimes an admission or statement to the police ends up being powerful evidence against you. Before you give the police information that could be used against you, contact us!

After an Arrest

After a person has been identified as a perpetrator of a crime, if the police believe they have enough evidence to charge the person, they can make an arrest. If you or someone you know has been arrested, or the police have asked you to turn yourself in to the authorities, it is important to contact a criminal defense lawyer to get to the police station. A good criminal defense attorney will work hard to protect and preserve your rights. The police can try to take statements from an arrested person or conduct an identification procedure with the person. It is very important to know your rights in these situations, and you always have the right to have an attorney present during these procedures.

After an arrest has happened, the County Attorney’s Office prosecutes the charges in Court. The person charged with a crime or offense is called the defendant. The prosecutor files the charges against the defendant. The charges against the defendant may be a simple misdemeanor or a serious felony. The difference between a misdemeanor and a felony is the maximum penalties allowed. A felony will carry a higher maximum penalty, and these charges are usually the most serious.

Types of Charges

Criminal charges in New Hampshire can be for minor offenses, serious felonies, or a combination of both misdemeanors and felonies. In any criminal case, you have the right to have an attorney to represent you and defend your case. If you have been charged with theft, drug distribution or possession, assault, domestic violence, sexual assault, murder, or attempted murder, you have the right to representation. We are experienced in these cases and will represent your interests and review your case to see if the police have violated your rights in Portsmouth, NH.

We Are Here to Fight for Your Rights & Protect Your Freedoms

It is essential to speak to an attorney as soon as possible if you have been contacted by the police or arrested and charged with a crime or violation in Portsmouth, Hillsborough, Dover, Manchester, Rockingham County, or Strafford County. A criminal defense lawyer can help reduce the amount of evidence used against you and strive to reduce the impact of any evidence they already have. We have handled many cases just like this, know the Court system here in New Hampshire, and can help you navigate this difficult time in your life.

Criminal Defense Attorney in

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Wiberg Law Office, PLLC is available to serve clients arrested and charged with a misdemeanor or felony crime or a violation in Portsmouth, Hillsborough, Dover, Manchester, Rockingham County, and Strafford County, New Hampshire. We are proud to help you defend yourself against these charges and fight to preserve your rights. We will help formulate a defense and resolve your case in your best interest.