Prieto Law Firm is a full service criminal defense firm, conveniently located in downtown Manchester, NH. The firm represents clients charged with felony, misdemeanor and motor vehicle offenses throughout the Manchester Area including Hillsborough County, Rockingham County, Merrimack County, Strafford County, and Cheshire County.Call Prieto Law
With years of trial experience, our criminal defense attorneys take will take whatever approach is necessary to achieve the optimal outcome, either through litigation, negotiation or both.
With over 22 years of experience, Joseph Prieto has devoted his career to protecting the rights of those charged with criminal offenses. With the trial skills and legal resources necessary to fight at every step of a case.
Prieto Law provides both commercial and residential debt collecting services for many types of clients.
Landlords are not allowed to willfully violate the right the tenant has to a quiet enjoyment of the property they are renting.
Prieto Law has a history of resolving disputes quickly, before they escalate and require costly litigation for both parties. Whether the rented property is your residence, place of business, or source of income.
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Arson is knowingly starting a fire or causing an explosion which unlawfully damages the property of another.
Assault is an intentional attempt or threat to inflict injury upon a person, coupled with an apparent, present ability to cause the harm, which creates a reasonable apprehension of bodily harm or offensive contact in another.
Burglary is typically defined as the unlawful entry into almost any structure (not just a home or business) with the intent to commit any crime inside (not just theft/larceny). No physical breaking and entering is required; the offender may simply trespass through an open door.
Crimes against persons consist of a broad array of different types of offenses which usually involve bodily harm or a threat of bodily harm. Despite this similarity, the offenses have a number of key distinctions ranging from where they occur and who was victimized, to whether physical injury was involved.
Property crimes include many common crimes relating to theft or destruction of someone else’s property. They can range from lower level offenses such as shoplifting or vandalism to high level felonies including armed robbery and arson.
When stopped by a police officer or state trooper, they must explain why they pulled the driver over. If assessment is being done for DWI (either roadside or back at the police station) they will offer sobriety tests.
“Harassment” refers to a broad number of behaviors that are subject to both criminal punishment and civil liability.
A Hate Crime is an offense motivated by racial, sexual, or other prejudice. More often than not, Hate Crimes usually involve violence.
Under federal and state law, kidnapping is commonly defined as the taking of a person from one place to another against his or her will, or the confining of a person to a controlled space.
In New Hampshire, having even the smallest amount of marijuana is not permitted. Possession of any amount is a Class “A” misdemeanor punishable by a maximum sentence of 1 year imprisonment and a maximum fine of $2,000.
Most traffic tickets are “violation” level offenses — meaning they are are less severe than misdemeanor or felony crimes. This includes violations such as speeding, running a red light or driving with an expired or suspended license.
Robbery is the crime of taking or attempting to take anything of value by force, threat of force, or by use of fear. According to common law, robbery is defined as taking the property of another, with the intent to permanently deprive the person of that property, by means of force or fear.
Stalking is the act of engaging in a course of conduct targeted at a specific person which would cause a reasonable person to fear for their personal/family safety.
The term theft is used widely to refer to crimes involving the taking of a person’s property without their permission.
More than ninety percent of the people in this country over the age of sixteen are licensed to drive, and there is more than one car registered for each one of them. These figures translate into trillions of miles driven each year with millions of traffic infractions, making traffic control an issue of immense proportions.
Vandalism is an offense that occurs when a person destroys or defaces someone else’s property without permission. Effects of vandalism may include broken windows, graffiti, damage to vehicles, and even damage or destruction of a person’s website.
We handle all types of domestic related charges, including violation of protective orders, restraining orders, allegations of assault, harassment or stalking.
New Hampshire defines Domestic Violence as the act of one or more of eight (8) acts by a family, household member, or current or former sexual or intimate partner, determined to constitute a credible present threat to the petitioner’s safety.
In the State of New Hampshire, a delinquent is an individual aged 18 or under who commits the adult equivalent of a felony or misdemeanor.
Landlords are not allowed to willfully violate the right the tenant has to a quiet enjoyment of the property they are renting. On the tenant’s end, they are not allowed to willfully damage the property of the landlord or prevent necessary repairs that need to be done.
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