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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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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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what is self defense

What is self defense?

December 28, 2021 by Leave your thoughts

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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what is a diversion program

What is a Diversion Program in NH?

November 30, 2021 by Leave your thoughts

Diversion Programs in New Hampshire Diversion is a program designed to allow certain first-time or low-risk defendants to complete a rehabilitation instead of being convicted of a crime. Most courts have some type of diversion program. Each program defines the crimes and characteristics of the offender that will allow the defendant to attend the program. Some diversion schemes “divert” defendants...

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what is a no contact order?

What is a no-contact order?

November 1, 2021 by Leave your thoughts

Judges usually issue a no-contact order in New Hampshire after a criminal arrest or conviction on domestic abuse charges. If the defendant tries to contact the attack victim, the order imposes harsh penalties, including jail time. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE NO-CONTACT ORDER  The legislation compels the court to consider whether to issue a court order prohibiting the defendant from having contact with...

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what are discovery materials

What are discovery materials?

September 30, 2021 by 1 Comment

Discovery & Discovery Materials Discovery is a phase of litigation that occurs before trial. Although discovery can happen in criminal and civil cases, electronic discovery issues most often arise in civil cases. The goal of discovery (whether done electronically or on paper) is to uncover facts. These facts form the basis for creating a trial strategy (or perhaps a motion...

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proof vs evidence

What’s the difference between evidence and proof?

August 31, 2021 by 1 Comment

In everyday speech, the terms “evidence” and “proof” are frequently used interchangeably in casual speech. There is, however, a distinction to be made between evidence and proof. Evidence is data or facts that assist us in determining the reality or existence of something. A total collection of evidence can prove a claim. Proof is a conclusion that a certain fact...

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criminal record laws in New Hampshire

Can my previous record be used against me at trial in New Hampshire?

June 23, 2021 by Leave your thoughts

Prior convictions cannot usually be used to prove a defendant’s guilt or proclivity to conduct crimes. Still, they can sometimes be used to call into question the veracity or reliability of the defendant’s testimony. The credibility of any witness, including a defendant, is called into question when he or she testifies in a New Hampshire court. The fact-finder (whether a...

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