Criminal Law FAQs
Nashua, NH Criminal Defense Attorneys
Attorney David C. Tencza handles criminal defense matters for Welts, White & Fontaine, PC. Attorney Tencza served as a New Hampshire prosecutor for many years before going into private practice. Click here to learn more about Attorney Tencza and to contact him regarding a criminal defense matter.
Motor Vehicle Violations
Paying a speeding ticket means you are pleading guilty. This means the incident will be reported to the registry and become part of your driving record. In nearly all cases, a speeding incident will result in points being assessed against your license. While a first-time speeding ticket typically will not result in your losing your license, if you pay the ticket, thereby pleading guilty, you could be paying increased insurance premiums.
Before you pay any type of motor vehicle violation ticket, contact a skilled criminal defense attorney and ask for advice. In some cases, it may be beneficial to pay the ticket, however, in other cases, it may be more prudent to fight back.
Fighting DUI Charges
Before you can be found guilty of a DUI charge, the prosecutor must be able to prove the following:
- You were operating a motor vehicle
- You were on a public roadway and
- You were under the influence of alcohol drugs, or a combination of both. If you have taken a blood alcohol test, a result of .08 or higher will be used against you in court if the tests were conducted properly.
If all three of these elements cannot be established, the prosecutor may lose the case in court. Your criminal defense attorney will ask you numerous questions and check each step of the police investigation to determine what evidence law enforcement may have. This will help determine the best way to defend you against a DUI charge.
Facing Drug Crime Charges
If you are facing charges for drug possession, it is important to work with an attorney who has experience defending against these charges. A conviction for a drug related offense can effect employment, current or future professional licenses, military service or eligibility for student loans. Attorney Tencza has experience not only with the legal aspects of defending against drug charges but also with helping clients seek proper treatment for their addiction. As a former drug court prosecutor, he understands the need for alternatives to the traditional responses from the criminal justice system. He will work with you to fight the charges in court and deal with any substance misuse issues which may cause you legal trouble in the future.
Cyber and Internet Crimes Defense
It is shocking the number of crimes one may face if they are charged with an internet crime. Illegal purchases, fraud, hacking, illegal file sharing, online gambling, and copyright infringement are a few of the crimes that are prosecuted aggressively. There are other more serious crimes, such as stalking, child enticement, and harassment that you could also be charged with. Even when charges like this have no merit, you could be facing a long jail sentence since in most cases, these crimes are typically only charged after an extensive investigation. If you learn you are under investigation, or you have been charged with a cybercrime, contact Welts, White & Fontaine, P.C. immediately. You cannot afford to take chances with these charges.
If you are facing any kind of criminal charge in New Hampshire, or central, and eastern Massachusetts, contact Welts, White & Fontaine, P.C. for assistance. With years of experience as a prosecutor you will have an experienced attorney fighting on your behalf.