Our criminal defense practice has over 15 years of experience in the prosecution
of cases. Such a history provides insight into how the government constructs
it's investigation and criminal charges, which facilitates understanding
how best to defend against those charges. Our criminal team understands
that to effectively defend a case means more than just being an advocate at trial.
Understanding the specific needs of our clients and their families and
the potential impact on them is critical to the proper disposition of
the case. The penalties of a criminal conviction can extend beyond potential
incarceration with a criminal record and potential registration or license
loss having a long lasting effect on our clients. Understanding these
issues through experience allows for a strategy to achieve the best long-term result.
Additionally modern criminal practice involves much more than trial skills.
Our criminal team is experienced in modern advancements and testing in
many forensic areas; including fingerprints, ballistics, computer crimes
and mental health examinations. This skill level allows for strategic
insight as to how best seek creative solutions to resolve criminal cases,
as well as utilizing motion practice to best position our case before trial.
DeMoura | Smith's offices in Portsmouth and Boston allow us to quickly
and effectively respond to our clients needs in the criminal justice system
in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Our criminal division is experienced
in litigation of all levels and stages of criminal cases, including criminal
investigations, witness representation, appeals, homicides, internet crimes,
sexual offenses, violent offenses, drug cases, white collar crime, fraud,
gun charges, misdemeanors, and theft.