Criminal Law

Welcome to our dedicated resource for individuals seeking valuable insights and legal guidance in the realm of Criminal Law in New Hampshire. Our blog is tailored to those in search of expert advice, legal representation, and a deeper understanding of their rights and options.

If you’re facing legal challenges or are in need of a seasoned criminal defense attorney in New Hampshire, you’ve come to the right place. Our blog provides essential information, case studies, and expert analysis to help you make informed decisions and navigate the complexities of the criminal justice system.

Join us on a journey of empowerment and legal knowledge as we share invaluable insights and connect you with experienced professionals who can guide you through your unique legal journey in New Hampshire’s Criminal Law arena.

What is the Double Jeopardy Clause (Fifth Amendment)?

The Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states that no person shall “be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb…” In other words, the government can’t prosecute or punish someone more than once for the same crime. Sounds simple enough, but there are some caveats to be aware of. Legally speaking, “jeopardy” refers to the risk brought by criminal prosecution. The government must place a person “in jeopardy” for the Fifth Amendment...
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How to Find the Best Criminal Defense Attorney in New Hampshire

If you or someone you know has recently been charged with a crime, it is important to find the best criminal defense attorney in New Hampshire to fight for you. Trying to find the right lawyer to defend you can be confusing; how do you know who will work hard to fight for your rights? Let’s review a few things to look for in the best criminal defense attorney. Experienced in Criminal Defense The first thing you should look for...
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What are the Benefits of Hiring a Criminal Attorney?

If you have recently been arrested in New Hampshire, you may be wondering if you need to hire a criminal defense attorney. There are a few benefits of hiring an experienced criminal defense lawyer in New Hampshire that you may not be aware of. We will review a few of those benefits below. Experience and Expertise Unlike some court-appointed public defenders, the criminal attorneys at Seufert Law have years of experience and expertise that will benefit you. Each of our...
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Here’s What You Need to Know if You are Arrested in New Hampshire

Following an arrest in New Hampshire, it is important to be familiar with your constitutional rights and what the criminal process typically looks like. Navigating the complicated legal process can be overwhelming, and you may benefit from the experience of private counsel. Having proper representation can make all the difference in the outcome of a criminal case. In this article, we will first discuss the different types of criminal charges in New Hampshire, then we’ll move on to an overview...
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How Are Juvenile Delinquency Hearings Different Than Criminal Trials?

In New Hampshire, juvenile delinquency proceedings involve persons age 18 and under. All juvenile cases are civil matters, not criminal. In juvenile delinquency cases, instead of being charged with a crime, the juvenile is accused of committing a delinquent act. A prosecutor or probation officer typically gets the ball rolling by filing a civil petition, which states the charge and requests that the court determine that the juvenile has been delinquent. Juveniles have the right to representation by an attorney...
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Is it Possible to get Your Criminal Charge Expunged?

In some cases it is possible to get your criminal charge expunged. The legal process of expunging a conviction in New Hampshire is called annulment. Criminal charges can impact many aspects of your life, including getting a job, where you can live, college admissions and more. Because of the severity of the impact on your life, it is beneficial to find out if criminal charge annulment is possible for you. When Can You Get Criminal Charges Annulled? If you have...
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How a Criminal Case Travels Through the Courts

A criminal case usually, but not always, begins with an arrest. If you are arrested, your first court date and the location of that court will be on your bail paperwork. That date is your arraignment date. An arraignment is when the State formally notifies you of the charges against you. Those charges may be different than those listed on your bail paperwork. That is because the prosecutor will look at the file and make the final determination as to...
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What is an Annulment of a Criminal Arrest or Conviction?

Annulment is a court-guided process in which the legal record of a person’s arrest or conviction is sealed from public view, or in some cases the records are physically destroyed. The New Hampshire annulment process involves filing a written application and sometimes a hearing in front of a judge. A person generally gets one opportunity to request an annulment. Some violent crimes and offenses involving children, among others, cannot be annulled. Annulment gives the beneficiary a fresh start. The annuled...
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