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.