Criminal Law

Your Criminal Law Expert

Being charged with a criminal offense can be a harrowing and intimidating experience, but Attorney Patrick E. Donovan is ready to defend your rights. We understand the anxiety you’re facing, and we appreciate the costly consequences of a conviction. That’s why our firm aggressively fights for your rights and pursues the outcome that is in your best interest.  A criminal conviction can pose a substantial obstacle to future employment and success. Donovan Law can assist you in annulling and erasing a NH conviction in the event the criminal justice system has damaged the reputation and future of you or a loved one.


Our criminal defense services include, but are not limited to:

  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Reckless Driving/Operating After Suspension
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Sexual Assault
  • Drug Possession, Transportation and/or Sale
  • Simple Assault
  • Theft
  • Other Violations, Misdemeanors and Felonies

The Difference Decades of Experience Can Make

As a former Senior Assistant Attorney General in the DWI Section and Homicide Unit of the New Hampshire Department of Justice and a criminal defense attorney for more than 15 years,  Attorney Donovan understands how criminal prosecutions work, and how to defend against them.

An experienced criminal defense attorney can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case, especially if that attorney is dedicated to preserving your freedom. Law enforcement and prosecutors are not immune to making mistakes and overstepping their bounds, and these types of lapses could be a game changer in your case. Attorney Patrick E. Donovan performs his own detail-oriented investigation of the facts and evidence to ensure every aspect of your case is examined in order to develop a strategy with the greatest possibility of a reduction of charges, dismissal or acquittal.


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