Criminal Defense

Practice Areas:
Business Litigation
Complex Tort Defense / Catastrophic Loss
Corporate / Transactional Law
Criminal Defense
Employment Litigation and Counseling
Estate Planning / Probate
Litigation / Trial Practice
Medical and Health Care Practice
Real Estate / Land Use

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.

Experienced Advocates | Effective Solutions