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Deerfield man charged with assaulting a police officer

No matter what kind of crime you have been accused of, it's important to enlist the services of a criminal defense lawyer to take on your case and ensure that you have a fair trial.

A man from Deerfield, New Hampshire, has been charged with three counts of simple assault on a police officer and a single count of resisting arrest, though he claims that he was acting in self-defense.

According to the Union Leader, a regional news outlet, 40-year-old Stanley West says that he was awoken in his home at around 12:30 a.m. on December 19, 2012, when a person he didn't recognize - who said he was a law enforcement official - knocked on his door. The police officer had allegedly responded to a 911 call during which the individual had hung up.

"Mr. West was awakened by his wife, who told him that she saw a person walking around their home with a flashlight," the defendant's criminal defense lawyer said in court papers. "Mr. West denies calling 911, and, to his knowledge, (his wife) did not call 911 either."

Prosecutors claim that the law enforcement official clearly identified himself as a police officer, and that when he tried to enter the home, West attacked him.

If you've been accused of a crime in the Granite State, you may feel like the whole justice system is against you. With this in mind, you owe it to yourself to consult with an experienced New Hampshire lawyer. These knowledgeable professionals can review your case and defend you in a court of law.

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