Do Not Face Criminal Charges Alone
The criminal justice system is intense. Facing it alone can be overwhelming. If you do not know the rules, if you do not know the processes, you can easily get run over. Yes, you have rights, but they mean little if you do not know how to invoke them or protect them.
Thankfully, you do not have to face criminal charges alone. You can enlist an advocate to prevent you from getting run over by overzealous prosecutors and a system that would destroy your future if given the chance. You can find that advocate at Howie Law Office, PLLC.
Top-Rated Criminal Defense Representation
With 10.0 ratings on AVVO, our lawyers provide comprehensive, aggressive advocacy to people arrested for crimes in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. We are dedicated to doing everything legally possible to get the charges dropped, to negotiate reduced charges or to win a not-guilty verdict at trial. Our record of success speaks for itself.
We defend against all misdemeanor and felony charges, including:
- Drunk driving, also known as DWI, DUI or OUI
- Drug offenses such as drug possession and drug trafficking
- Assault and battery
- Domestic violence
- Theft and related charges such as receiving stolen property
- Firearms offenses
We represent people in state, federal and juvenile courts.
We assist with post-conviction matters, including probation violations and expungement.
Understanding The Criminal Charges And Possible Sentences
For a better idea of what to expect during and from the legal process, it’s essential that you understand the nature of the criminal charges against you, as well as the strictest (and most lenient) possible sentences you face.
Factors that will affect the sentencing and possible outcomes of your case include:
The nature of the criminal charges: Misdemeanor charges are less serious, but they can lead to fines, jail time and a criminal record. Felonies can have far more severe sentences, including life in prison. Violent crimes, particularly those that result in injuries or death, will carry harsher punishments than nonviolent crimes.
Your criminal record: Those who have a criminal history tend to receive harsher sentences than first-time offenders. The penalties for repeat offenders are tough.
The availability of diversion programs: For certain charges and in certain locations, there may be diversion programs available that offer treatment, rather than punishment.
Your attorney: Having an experienced attorney can make a difference. You want someone who can identify opportunities for diversion programs, who can explore every single option. You want someone who has represented first-time offenders and repeat offenders. You want an advocate who has a reputation for success in defending against the most serious charges.
We want to get you through this, and we want to eliminate as much stress as possible. When you choose us, you will work side-by-side with your lawyer at all times. We will help you understand the criminal charges and what you are up against, and we will put our knowledge to work to create the most effective criminal defense strategy.
Free Consultation: Your Criminal Defense Begins Now
Even if you have not been charged and are just under investigation, we encourage you to contact us. The sooner we can get involved, the better. We have a law office in Salem, New Hampshire, which you can reach at 603-893-8008. We also have offices in Andover and Woburn, Massachusetts, and you can reach either at 978-853-0982. You can also get in touch with any of our offices by email.