Criminal Defense

35 Years Of Criminal Defense Representation

Depending on the situation, criminal offenses in both Vermont and New Hampshire can come with steep penalties that include hefty fines, license suspension and even significant jail time.

Without proper legal support, those facing criminal charges may not know what rights they have and whether police actions were lawful or in violation of the Fourth Amendment or other constitutional rights.

At Costello, Valente & Gentry, P.C., we can provide this advocacy. For over 35 years, we have defended individuals of all ages and all demographics facing a wide range of criminal defense charges. Many skiers and snowboarders visiting from Mount Snow and those attending Keene State College, Marlboro College or Landmark College who have had brushes with the law have come to us for help.

Defending Against A Wide Range Of Criminal Charges In Vermont, New Hampshire

We often defend against charges relating to:

  • Criminal traffic tickets including DUI
  • Public disturbances
  • Theft
  • Fraud
  • Domestic assault
  • Drug use, possession, sale and distribution
  • Prostitution or unlawful sexual conduct with a minor

Our attorneys are familiar with both state and federal courts. We know the applicable laws and procedures. We also know the prosecutors and judges who are frequently active with the criminal justice process.

Examining Unlawful Police Conduct

Many of our clients’ cases hinge on whether proper police conduct was followed. We routinely examine whether there were any:

  • Prohibitive Fourth Amendment search and seizures
  • Violations of the Civil Rights Act
  • Unlawful stop and frisks
  • Improper breath test procedures

Many cases have been reduced and even outright dismissed because of these very reasons.

Contact Us For Help With Your Criminal Matter: 802-257-5533

If you have been arrested or are facing criminal charges, contacting one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys who can help defend against the charges is essential.