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self defense in New Hampshire

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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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 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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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 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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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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