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Setting Personal Goals For 2020

December 2, 2019 by Leave your thoughts

Whether you’re navigating the legal system or your case has closed, it’s important that you take personal health – physical and mental – seriously. Being healthy in mind, body, and soul will make facing any challenges you have ahead of you easier. The real challenge of setting goals for 2020 isn’t necessarily sticking to them, it’s prioritizing. Read About Preparing...

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What are New Hampshire’s marijuana laws?

October 1, 2019 by Leave your thoughts

Understanding New Hampshire’s marijuana laws is important not just for users, but also for those who don’t use. Of course, in 2017, New Hampshire decriminalized possession of a small amount of marijuana. Now more than ever a clear understanding of the law allows us all to live our lives respectfully and not intrude on those around us. While this article...

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Did Texas execute an innocent man?

September 5, 2019 by Leave your thoughts

On August 21, 2019 Larry Swearingen was executed by the Texas Department of Justice in Huntsville, Texas. Swearingen was convicted of the 1998 murder of 19-year-old Melissa Trotter and sentenced to death in 2000. Despite his relentless claims of innocence and at least 5 defense experts who testified that Swearingen couldn’t have been the killer because he was in jail on...

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Facebook Post can Land You in Jail

A Facebook post can land you in jail!

February 27, 2015 by Leave your thoughts

State v Craig is an interesting case that gives some insight into how New Hampshire courts will view posts on social media, such as Facebook, that are directed to someone who has a restraining order against the person making the post. The case centers around a waitress who got a restraining order against Craig, a man who started coming into...

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Illegal search of a pill bottle

January 30, 2015 by Leave your thoughts

In State v. Broadus, the NH Supreme Court reversed and remanded two felony-level possession of drug convictions because the search was illegal. Ms. Broadus was the passenger in a car that was stopped by a state trooper on Route 101 because he saw the driver throw a lit cigarette out the window. Once the car was stopped the trooper had...

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Which household members are covered by your homeowner’s insurance?

December 22, 2014 by Leave your thoughts

In the case of Susan R. White v Vermont Mutual Insurance Company, the NH Supreme Court had occasion to comment on when an adult child could be considered a household resident entitling coverage under the parent’s insurance policy. Susan White held a homeowner’s insurance policy from Vermont Mutual. Ms. White owned a home in Moultonborough and a home in Florida....

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New Hampshire Supreme Court enforces Turkish custody order and requires American mother to return daughters to Turkish father

November 7, 2014 by Leave your thoughts

Linda Yaman, a U.S. Citizen,  met her Turkish husband, Ismail Yaman, in the United States and they had one daughter in this country before moving to Turkey and having a second daughter.  Linda became suspicious that Ismail was sexually abusing the girls and filed for divorce in Turkey.  After conducting a review, the Turkish courts rejected the abuse claims and...

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Hiring your own lawyer does not prevent you from getting Court funds for your defense

July 25, 2014 by Leave your thoughts

In the case of State v Brouillette the New Hampshire Supreme Court held that hiring a lawyer does not prevent an indigent defendant from obtaining State funds that are necessary to prepare her defense. Heidi Brouillette was charged with burglary, second degree assault and criminal mischief. She was indigent and initially requested court appointed counsel so a public defender was...

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