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What if the jury can’t reach a unanimous verdict?

What if the jury can't reach a unanimous verdict?

What if the jury can’t reach a unanimous verdict? When the jury in a criminal trial cannot reach a unanimous verdict, this situation is often referred to as a “hung jury.” It is considered a type of mistrial, which refers to any trial that cannot be completed. The legal implications and procedures following a hung […]

New Hampshire’s Legal Shift: Understanding the Repeal of “Felonies First”

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The Rise and Fall of “Felonies First” Understanding the Repeal of “Felonies First”. In 2016, New Hampshire embarked on a judicial experiment known as “Felonies First,” a program that aimed to revolutionize the way felony cases were handled in the state’s judicial system. The idea was straightforward: initiate felony cases directly in superior court, bypassing […]

What does a suspended sentence with conditions mean?

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On a daily basis, our team is asked about the intricacies of the legal system. One of the most common questions our criminal defense attorneys get is about the concept of a suspended sentence with conditions. Navigating the criminal justice system can be daunting, however, our goal is to clarify legal processes and terms for […]

Can I be arrested if I have a warrant from a different state?

Can I be arrested if I have a warrant from a different state?

Warrants, whether issued for an arrest or search, are legal orders issued by a court that authorize law enforcement to take specific actions. These warrants are typically issued within the jurisdiction of the court. But what happens if you have an active warrant from a different state? Can you be arrested outside that state’s borders? […]

If I’m Convicted of a Crime, Can I Travel to Canada?

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Traveling internationally after a criminal conviction presents unique challenges, and Canada is no exception. Canada has strict policies regarding the admittance of foreign nationals with criminal records, making it important for New Hampshire residents to be aware of these stipulations. If you’ve been convicted of a crime, it’s important to understand how it may impact […]

How do I handle being opposed by the other side’s lawyer?

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Navigating the legal world is is scary. It’s not something you’d want to embark on without the right tools and expertise. Here, at our law firm in New Hampshire, we often assist clients who ask: “How should I handle myself when faced with opposition from the other side’s lawyer?” 1. Recognize the Role of the […]

Understanding “Alternative Theories” of the Same Charge

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Understanding Alternative Theories You may have come across the phrase “alternative theories” concerning a particular court case. It’s a term that may sound complex, but as a law firm in New Hampshire, we’re here to break it down for you, ensuring you understand the implications and applications within our state. What are Alternative Theories? At […]

What should I do if the police are asking me to cooperate against a friend?

What Should I Do If The Police Are Asking Me To Cooperate Against A Friend?

The Police Are Asking Me To Cooperate Against A Friend Sometimes, after arresting, or even before arresting a suspect, the police or prosecutor may suggest that they cooperate with the authorities against another target. This police tactic is most commonly associated with drug cases but it can come up in any kind of investigation. The […]

New Hampshire Cyber Flashing Laws

New Hampshire Cyber Flashing Laws In a previous blog post we talked about New Hampshire Senate Bill 306. It’s one of many new laws that went into effect on January first. Another law, a so-called “cyber flashing” law, also went into effect. This law updates New Hampshire’s indecent exposure law to include the transmission or […]

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