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Protect Your Rights – Control Your Case

If you are facing an accusation, the process of gathering evidence against you has already begun. You will need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights as your case proceeds. Contacting the best criminal defense attorney at the earliest stages increases the effectiveness of your legal defense. Manchester Criminal Defense Attorney Shawn Sweeney will provide a confidential initial phone consult free of charge. A free initial consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer will provide you with an opportunity to avoid common mistakes made in the early stages. Clients often comment that much of their initial anxiety and fear disappears during that first phone call. A clear understanding of what is happening and what comes next is the first step in taking control of your case.


Manchester Criminal Defense Attorney Shawn Sweeney has resolved more than a thousand cases through a thoughtful and persistent method of preparation, negotiation, and advocacy. As Chairman of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Committee, Attorney Sweeney is at the heart of the community of practitioners in this area of law. During his service in the New Hampshire Legislature, Attorney Sweeney was instrumental in crafting many of the RSAs that make up the criminal code today. Years as a prosecutor has given Attorney Sweeney the foundational insights and relationships needed to know the limits of negotiation.


The results speak for themselves. Many clients have had their cases dismissed, charges reduced, and/or placed on an alternative track. If trial is necessary, you need an experienced attorney who has a proven record of accomplishment throughout the state in District/Circuit courts, Superior Courts, and the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Attorney Sweeney has also produced excellent results in DMV hearings (registry hearings) and juvenile delinquency/CHINS proceedings.


Clerks of the Courts routinely turn to Attorney Sweeney when they have cases that the public defenders offices cannot handle. As a member of the Judicial Council’s Juvenile Delinquency proceedings and Supreme Court Appeals assigned counsel lists, Attorney Sweeney is regularly relied on to take cases assigned by the courts in delinquency and appellate matters where the public defenders have withdrawn. In most instances, clients have already waived many of their rights before those cases even make it to private counsel.


With Attorney Sweeney, you will get an emailed copy of all critical documents in your case. You cannot have control over your case without seeing the police reports, witness reports, independent analysis, motions, objections, and other critical information that your attorney should have. Important documents and communications in your case are scanned in and sent directly to your inbox. Attorney Sweeney answers client calls within 24 hours on business days and an emergency cell number is provided at an additional fee for times when 24 hours is too long.