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
- 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.
What They Say
"Patrick: We can't say thank you enough but you will always be in our prayers. We knew you were the right person to help Cameron from the moment we met you. Thank you for all your work and all of your support-- especially taking my phone calls and just listening and trying to calm my nerves. This was the most difficult thing we have ever had to deal with in our lives and I'm so glad we had you on our side. May God Bless you and your family always."Cameron B. was confronting a 15 year state prison sentence after being wrongfully accused of AFSA. He was acquitted by a Merrimack Superior Court jury following a week-long trial.
State v. Cameron B. (Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault),first
"Patrick: I know it's your job but i wanted to drop you a note. If you didn't realize I'm a passionate guy who trusts no one. I appreciate all you are and have done for me and my family. I'm very happy and fortunate to have found you." Michael B.
Possession of Controlled Drug with Intent to Distribute,
“I’m so glad I found you on-line. You have helped me so much. I cannot thank you enough.” Charge: 2 counts of Felony Criminal Mischief. Result: Misdemeanor conviction after a plea. No jail time, no fine.
Felony Criminal Mischief,
“I couldn’t have gotten through this without you. I can’t thank you enough.” Charge: Felony embezzlement charges. Result: no conviction, no guilty finding.
“I want to thank you again for all your time and effort in representing me again. I truly appreciate it. God bless you.” Charge: Vehicular Assault, resulting in fatality.Result: 30 day loss of license, No jail time, suspended sentence with good behavior.
Felony Vehicular Assault,
“Patrick, you literally saved my brother’s life. We would not have gotten through this without you. I can't thank you enough." Charge: 9 counts of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault, carrying a potential sentence of 90 years in prison. Result: Client acquitted of all but 1 charge and sentenced to 2 years in prison.
“Thank you for everything you did to get me through this nightmare… It has meant a lot to my family and I.” Charges: 20 counts of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault (AFSA) and 10 counts of Criminal Threatening.Result: All 20 AFSA charges AND Felony Criminal Threatening charges dismissed.
Aggravated Sexual Assault and Criminal Threatening,
"Patrick, than you for all your incredible work. By keeping me out of jail and getting my license back, you saved my life and my family's only means of support. I don’t know what I would have down without your services, and I really appreciate all your effort in my case. Thank you for the peace of mind."
Charges: Possession of a Controlled Drug, Operating After Suspension – 2nd Offense.,Result: Drug charge dismissed. Suspension charge reduced to a 1st offense violation. $434 fine
"Thank you so much for all your help. If I had lost my license, I would have lost my job and my livelihood."