A 21-year-old man has been arrested in New Hampshire in connection with a convenience store robbery in Nashua. According to reports, the clerk was assaulted with a tire iron, and his attacker took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register. The man now accused of this crime must prepare a criminal defense for several felony charges, including first-degree assault, robbery and falsifying evidence. He potentially faces a lengthy prison sentence if he is convicted.
The incident occurred on a recent Thursday in November. The convenience store clerk sustained lacerations to his head during the assault, which required several staples to close. Investigators found the tire iron used in the attack in a nearby trash can. Detectives identified the accused as the person who allegedly committed the crime and got a warrant for his arrest.
The man has been charged with two class A felonies that carry a maximum prison sentence of 15 years each. He also faces one class B felony charge that could mean up to seven years in prison. He has been detained on $100,000 cash bail as he awaits his arraignment on the charges.
A conviction, particularly on felony charges, often means more than just a prison sentence and a fine. It means a permanent criminal record that can greatly impact the individual's future. Because of this, having a solid criminal defense is key. The New Hampshire man in this case would do well to seek legal counsel that will examine all aspects of the investigation and the evidence against him in order to come up with the most effective defense strategy.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader, Derry police arrest man wanted in Nashua store robbery, No author, Nov. 18, 2013