A conviction related to theft crimes can result in a long-term jail sentence. Having a theft crime on your record could also ruin your career prospects and prevent you from getting a job.
At the Law Offices of Stephen C. Brown, we know that the wrong persons are often accused of theft crimes that they did not commit. We also know that everyone is human and we sometimes make mistakes. Whether you are innocent or guilty of committing a theft crime, we will represent you aggressively and strategically with the goal of minimizing and/or eliminating the threat of conviction and punishments in your criminal law proceedings.
A criminal defense is always a balance between the impossibility of knowing for certain will happen at trial, and trying to predict what will probably happen given the unique facts of a particular case. For example, one must decide if it is more appropriate to defend oneself against the allegations and try to obtain a verdict of not guilty, or if it is wiser to plead guilty in exchange for a reduction in punishments. In order to make a decision like this, it is vital to have detailed understanding of the law, potential punishments and how they apply to their cases.
We believe that educating our clients about New Hampshire law and their legal options before them is one the most important components of any theft crimes defense. Meanwhile, providing clients with a judgment free zone in which to discuss their cases is also important. Educated clients, who feel comfortable discussing their options with their attorneys, are much more capable of making the most appropriate legal decisions for themselves. They will also feel better about those decisions later on down the road.