A friend of mine emailed last week to see if I had suggestions of things she should read before having "the talk" with her 9 year old daughter. There had been some chatter at school and she wanted to set the record straight. In an overly sexualized society conversations with our kids about sex and safe touching and boundaries seem to be occurring earlier and earlier. My conversation with my friend made me think of two things.
If you have been charged with a crime, served with a stalking or restraining order petition, or even if the police "just want to talk to you", you should talk to a lawyer. Simply put, the police are professionals. You need a professional to help you navigate your dealings with them.
I have defended people in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and the federal courts charged with the full spectrum of offenses including:
- motor vehicle violations
- simple assault
- drug possession and sales
- first and second degree assault
- aggravated felonious sexual assault (adult and child victims)
- possession of child pornography
- elder abuse
- welfare fraud
- identity fraud
- fraud in interstate travel
- felonious use of a firearm and armed career criminal violations
I am also available to advise and prepare students for school disciplinary hearings based on criminal or non-criminal conduct.