Sexual assaults are some of the most serious crimes, other than murder, that are prohibited by New Hampshire criminal law. They range from the misdemeanor sexual assault to aggravated felonious sexual assault.

Convictions for these types of offenses will trigger registration requirements and this registration list is public. This type of conviction can also trigger a civil proceeding to detain the defendant for purposes of treatment.

Often defendants facing a sexual assault have no criminal record and no experience dealing with the police. It is very important to speak to a lawyer before an accused person makes any statements concerning this type of allegation. Many times the most powerful evidence in this kind of case is the defendant’s own statements. If you are facing this type of allegation, do not attempt to clear your name or gather more information about the allegation from the police before you consult an attorney.