Concerned About Your Legal Options After Being Criminally Charged?
If you have been accused of a criminal act in New Hampshire, you likely have urgent concerns about what your legal options are and how to proceed in a way that protects your rights and interests. At my New Hampshire criminal defense law firm, my mission is to intervene in these circumstances, slow the judicial process down, and ensure that my clients receive the consideration they deserve both in and outside the courtroom.
Why do clients continue to choose George T. Campbell, Attorney at Law?
- I have more than 20 years of trial experience in local and federal courts.
- I have been named for numerous industry accolades for my defense work.
- I have been trusted to instruct other attorneys on courtroom strategy.
- I serve clients throughout the state of New Hampshire.
- I take a client-centric, results-driven approach to representing clients.
- I welcome the opportunity to fight for my clients before a judge and jury.
- I offer initial, no-obligation consultations to all prospective clients.
What Do Defense Lawyers Do
Defense lawyers, play a crucial role in the legal system by representing individuals or entities accused of committing a crime. Their primary duty is to protect the rights and interests of their clients and ensure that they receive a fair and just legal process.
Here are some of the key responsibilities and tasks that defense lawyers typically undertake:
- Legal Advice: Defense lawyers provide legal advice to their clients regarding the charges they are facing, the potential consequences, and their rights under the law. They help clients understand their options and make informed decisions.
- Investigation: Defense attorneys investigate the case thoroughly, which may involve interviewing witnesses, reviewing evidence, and consulting with experts if necessary. They aim to uncover any weaknesses in the prosecution's case and gather evidence that supports their client's defense.
- Building a Defense Strategy: Based on their investigation, defense lawyers develop a strategic defense plan. This may include challenging the credibility of witnesses, disputing the admissibility of evidence, or arguing legal defenses such as self-defense or mistaken identity.
- Court Representation: Defense attorneys represent their clients in court proceedings, including arraignments, bail hearings, pre-trial motions, and trial. They present evidence, cross-examine witnesses, and make legal arguments to support their client's case.
- Negotiating Plea Deals: In some cases, defense lawyers may negotiate plea bargains with the prosecution on behalf of their clients. This involves seeking reduced charges or sentencing in exchange for a guilty plea. The goal is to secure the best possible outcome for their client.
- Legal Advocacy: Defense lawyers advocate for their clients' rights throughout the legal process. They ensure that law enforcement follows proper procedures and that their clients are treated fairly. They may file motions to suppress evidence obtained illegally or challenge the constitutionality of certain actions.
- Legal Research and Analysis: Defense lawyers conduct legal research to understand relevant statutes, case law, and precedents that may impact their client's case. This research helps them craft persuasive legal arguments.
- Post-Conviction Appeals: If a client is convicted, defense lawyers may handle the appeals process, seeking to have the conviction overturned or the sentence reduced based on legal errors or new evidence.
It's important to note that defense lawyers have a duty to zealously represent their clients within the bounds of the law, regardless of their personal opinions about the client's innocence or guilt. They are essential to ensuring the fairness and integrity of the criminal justice system.
Too often in our criminal justice system, defendants are pressured by prosecutors and their own attorneys to agree to plea deals to resolve their case. At my firm, our approach is different. As an experienced litigator, I assess every case I take on for a possible trial.
Often there are issues in the state's case, the chain of evidence, or law enforcement conduct that jeopardize the legitimacy of the charges against the accused. These are flaws that need to be brought to the forefront of a criminal allegation and exposed to a judge for assessment. At my Manchester criminal defense law firm, clients can trust that their case will be exhaustively examined for possible these defense strategies and that they will never be pressured into a deal that does not serve their best interests.
The best law firm out there.- Meghan
He is an excellent advocate for both business and personal requirements!- Marianne
The most trustworthy, knowledgeable, and caring attorney I have ever met.- Brad
I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great DUI lawyer.- Previous Client
Mr. Campbell provided excellent legal advise and counseling and continues to do so for our family.- Bruce