can I withdraw a guilty plea

Can I withdraw a plea bargain?

November 30, 2022 by Leave your thoughts

In New Hampshire and nearly every other state, it’s quite common to resolve a criminal case through a plea bargain. According to the American Bar, a plea bargain usually involves the defendant’s pleading guilty to a lesser charge, or to only one of several charges. It also may involve a guilty plea as charged, with the prosecution recommending leniency in...

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Self-Defense In New Hampshire

November 29, 2022 by Leave your thoughts

One of those most common terms thrown around in the legal world is “self-defense” The definition of self-defense, how and when that definition can be influenced, and the nuances of defending someone claiming self-defense are vast. It’s important that anyone claiming “self-defense” understand what the self-defense laws are in New Hampshire and what the likelihood of their claim being given...

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Avoid a DWI: Call Uber

November 17, 2022 by Leave your thoughts

Avoiding DWI on Thanksgiving Ah, the holidays. It’s that time of year and after two years of quarantine people are more than eager to get together with friends and family. It was a long two years and a visit is overdue. For many, celebrating the holidays involves sipping on your favorite adult beverage and calling it a night. But for...

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Can you guarantee a certain result?

October 31, 2022 by Leave your thoughts

No lawyer can guarantee a certain legal result. A lawyer may be able to predict a range of potential outcomes after they have all the information, but they must be careful how they phrase it. Any lawyer who offers a guarantee raises serious concerns.  For example, in a criminal case, even if a defense lawyer believes in their heart that...

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What Biden’s Federal Marijuana Pardon Could Mean For New Hampshire

What Biden’s Federal Marijuana Pardon Could Mean For New Hampshire

October 25, 2022 by Leave your thoughts

President Joe Biden proposed a significant change in federal marijuana policy with a three-part announcement, and he is urging governors to encourage similar changes in the states. Biden intends to pardon thousands of individuals with prior federal convictions for simple marijuana use. He said that this decision will benefit those who currently encounter obstacles in jobs, housing, and education due...

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What Financial Paperwork Will I Have To Turn Over To My Spouse?

October 20, 2022 by Leave your thoughts

If you’re going through a divorce, a lawyer would first ask you to gather your financial papers, such as credit card statements, bank account statements, title paperwork, and mortgage documents. Divorcing couples still need to turn over at least some financial documents, even though some couples shared records while they were married. Overview of Financial Information Requests During a Divorce...

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What is drug court?

September 24, 2022 by Leave your thoughts

What Are Drug Courts? Drug courts are an innovative and practical way to deal with drug usage in the criminal justice system. Drug courts, as the name suggests, are designed exclusively for those with substance use disorders. Either instead of serving a jail sentence, or as part of a reduced sentence, these court programs allow participants to enroll in long-term...

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What Happens at Divorce Mediation?

What Happens at Divorce Mediation?

September 19, 2022 by Leave your thoughts

What Is Divorce Mediation? Divorce mediation is a method of resolving issues, including a parenting plan (child custody), division of assets and spousal support. It serves as an alternative to the formal divorce court litigation process. Both parties, and usually their attorneys if they have them, attend mediation meetings with a neutral third party, known as a mediator, that is...

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