Alan J. Cronheim, Sisti Law Offices

Specializing in Criminal Defense: White Collar

We’ve selected five Lawyers of the Year for portraits and to share trends in their legal specialties and a quotation that has inspired them in their work.

Notable trend: The US incarcerates more people than any other country. A significant number are non-violent offenders or have addiction or mental health issues. There is a growing understanding in our communities and courts that prison is more expensive and frequently less effective than treatment and education as a means of reducing crime and recidivism. Courts in New Hampshire are increasingly using drug and mental health courts and other alternate sentencing programs to reduce costs and address sentencing issues. The vast majority of those sentenced in the criminal court system return to their homes following incarceration or remain in the community as they complete sentences. As a result, addressing the underlying issues that lead to crime can not only benefit the offender but also impact family members and the community as a whole.

“We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust. We must dissent from a nation that has buried its head in the sand, waiting in vain for the needs of its poor, its elderly, and its sick to disappear and just blow away. We must dissent from a government that has left its young without jobs, education or hope. We must dissent from the poverty of vision and the absence of moral leadership. We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better.” — Thurgood Marshall


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