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What should I do if the police call and tell me they have an arrest warrant for me?

What should I do if the police call and tell me they have an arrest warrant for me?

April 25, 2022 by Leave your thoughts

A police officer requests that a judge sign an arrest warrant after preparing a sworn statement of allegations against you that the officer believes proves you committed a crime. It’s critical to understand that our criminal justice system is adversarial. meaning that once the police and prosecutors believe there is evidence of a crime, it is their job to try...

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What does it mean to be a certified habitual offender?

March 30, 2022 by Leave your thoughts

Exactly What is a Certified Habitual Offender? It’s crucial to understand that being designated a “habitual offender” by the DMV does not always mean you’ve committed a crime and haven’t been charged with one. The term “habitual offender” simply means, in plan English, that you have a terrible driving record. The NH Department of Safety has compiled a list of...

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what is a structured settlement

What is a structured settlement?

March 10, 2022 by Leave your thoughts

Structured Settlements are a way of paying accident victims over time instead of in one lump sum. For federal cases, they were authorized by congress in 1982 and include: An agreement between the injured person and the defendant. The injured person does not receive compensation for their injuries in one payment under a structured settlement. Instead, they’ll get a steady...

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Custody Laws in New Hampshire

January 31, 2022 by Leave your thoughts

Who gets custody of the child if the parents aren’t married? In the United States, up to 40% of children are born outside of marriage, and the number is growing. Even while there are many similarities to custody issues between married parents, unmarried parent create some unique issues  in custody proceedings. You should visit a divorce lawyer if you are...

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how will charges affect a non citizen

I am not a US Citizen; how will this charge affect me?

January 31, 2022 by Leave your thoughts

Criminal Defense Lawyers for Non-Citizens | Divorce Law Representation While we are not immigration lawyers, we often represent non-citizens in our criminal and divorce cases. We therefore  have a basic familiarity with immigration rules. Often we recommend and work closely with immigration lawyers who guide our clients through that piece oft he process. Foreign nationals who commit a crime, pose...

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Introducing our Client Portal!

January 18, 2022 by Leave your thoughts

Cohen & Winters is pleased to announce that we are introducing our “Briefkeeper” client portal to all clients! All active clients will soon be receiving an email inviting them to establish an account. Any inactive clients who are interested in viewing past information about their case can email or call us to request access. The process for getting access is...

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what is self defense

What is self defense?

December 28, 2021 by 1 Comment

What Is Self-Defense and How Does It Work? Self-defense is the right to use a reasonable amount of counter-force to defend one’s self or a third party from a forceful attack. On the surface, this concept is simple enough, but when applied to real-life situations, it raises various concerns. For example, what is a reasonable degree of force or violence...

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