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The aftermath of the fight in Rochester, Strafford & Rockingham County, NH

When police are called to a scene where people are fighting, they must then determine what occurred, who started it and who, if anyone, should be charged with a crime.

Many times, people are arrested when they were acting in self-defense or were victims of the assault. There are many errors police can make at the time of arrest, which attorney Stephen C. Brown is skilled at identifying and then using that error to prevent a conviction for an offense that can have unforeseen consequences.

Skillful and effective defense against assault charges

Our firm represents people charged with varying degrees of assault and other violent crimes:

  • Simple and aggravated assault
  • Second-degree assault
  • Brawling/bar fights
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Brandishing a gun
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Sexual assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Violation of restraining orders
  • Manslaughter
  • Gang-related activities
  • Gun charges
  • Vehicular assault
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Involuntary manslaughter
  • Aggravated assault on a police officer
  • Resisting arrest
  • Obstructing police

We also defend people charged with murder, attempted murder, carjacking, stalking, arson, and criminal threatening.

  • Don’t talk to the police. Talk to attorney Stephen C. Brown before you give a statement.
  • Refrain from discussing matters with police if you may have criminal liability exposure.

If you think you may be charged with a criminal offense, exercise your right to remain silent until you have an opportunity to speak with attorney Brown.

We take a personalized approach. Our firm is known throughout New Hampshire for two things: our skill in arguing cases and the personal approach we take in getting to know clients, discovering who they are, apart from the charges against them and how they ended up in the criminal justice system.

For instance, if a judge or jurors think you’re just a thug in a fight, they may not be disposed to mercy or give you much credibility. If they understand that you are a history major who drank too many following finals or just lost a friend or parent and acted unwisely and uncharacteristically, they are more likely to give more credibility to your defense and be more lenient.

Seek counsel with a respected assault lawyer

We can assist you at any stage of the criminal defense process, including bail, parole violations, and annulments.

When you are charged with a violent crime, seek legal counsel with experience in serious criminal defense and a firm that will give your case the attention it deserves. Call Stephen C. Brown at BrownLaw in Rochester or email our attorneys using the online form.