Author Archives for Jonathan Cohen

New Law on Annulment of that old Pot Conviction

August 2, 2019 12:30 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

Big Changes In NH Annulment Law The “Live Free or Die State” continues to slowly trudge behind the other New England States and Canada when it comes to sensible marijuana policy. Attorneys Cohen and Winters have been involved in this movement for many years and we are happy to report that on January 1, 2020 our State will take another...


The Number 1 DUI question: Should I blow?

March 28, 2019 12:44 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

To Blow Or Not To Blow? Hi I’m Jonathan Cohen at Cohen and Winters. Today I’d like to talk to you about a question that we get asked more often than any other question: If a police officer pulls me over, should I blow? And the answer to that very lawyerly: it depends. I want to give you a little...

How To Get A Crime Off Your Record

January 7, 2019 3:23 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

What is an “annulment?” I want to talk to you briefly about annulments here in New Hampshire. In many states people call it an “expungement,” but here in New Hampshire it’s called an “annulment.” Filing a petition for annulment is the way to ask a court to essentially seal a record of a conviction, or an arrest. What crimes can...

Injured in an auto accident? Now what?

November 16, 2018 1:04 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

I Have Never Been In This Situation, What Can I Expect? Today I want to talk to you about the 10,000 foot view of a motor vehicle collision and what to expect from start to finish of one of these cases. This is a general overview and each case will be different depending on its specific facts. A Picture is...

What to do when you are hurt by a driver who doesn’t have enough insurance?

October 29, 2018 2:22 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

When do you need UM Coverage? Today I’d like to talk to you a little bit about what they call “UM coverage” otherwise know as underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage. Let’s say that you’ve been in a collision and you’ve been injured and you’re getting treatment from a doctor, you were taken to the emergency room by ambulance and bills...

Can you adopt an adult?

Can You Adopt an Adult?

July 27, 2018 5:43 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

Adoption Generally In New Hampshire adoptions are governed by statute. When we think of adoption, we usually think of children being adopted, however adults may also wish to become adopted in certain circumstances. One example would be someone who was raised by someone who is not their biological parent and who wishes to formalize that relationship. You Cannot Have Too...

No Contact Orders

No Contact Orders As Part Of Restraining Orders And Bail Conditions

January 3, 2018 2:36 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

ATTORNEY CRIMINALLY CHARGED In the opinion of Gallant’s Case, issued December 29, 2017, the New Hampshire Supreme Court upheld the suspension of Attorney John F. Gallant from the practice of law. The case demonstrates the intersection between family law and criminal law. Attorney Gallant represented his former law partner whose ex-girlfriend obtained a restraining order against him. Attorney Gallant was...

A Case Concerning Pretrial Credit

December 4, 2017 2:21 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

Pretrial Credit Case In the recently issued opinion of State v Theo Bosa the New Hampshire Supreme Court had occasion to clarify how pretrial credit should be calculated when a defendant has charges pending in different courts. Theo Bosa was charged with a felony level assault of his girlfriend in Superior Court. He also had warrants that the police discovered...

How many DWI/DUIs do you see?

August 2, 2017 11:48 am Published by - Leave your thoughts

On August 1st, 2017 the New Hampshire Supreme Court issued an opinion reversing and vacating, in part, two convictions for aggravated driving while intoxicated (DWI) for James Fogg. Mr. Fogg was operating his vehicle in Concord while under the influence of drugs. He crashed into another vehicle causing serious bodily injury to both occupants. The State elected to charge him...