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  • What should I do tomorrow to help get this case dropped?

    What happened was last night my girlfriend/fiance and I went out for the night to a bar. Upon leaving I had hit a curb and popped the tire. We got into the next parking lot and pulled over. We got in an argument about me hitting something with ...

    Donald’s Answer

    You cannot simply get the case dropped. In NH, people do not press charges and cannot drop charges. You can attend the arraignment tomorrow and tell the prosecutor and the judge that you would like the no contact order lifted. But the prosecutor is the one that determines the handling of the case, not you. You have the right to have input but cannot drop the case. Your fiancé should hire an attorney immediately.

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  • Arrested for "reckless operation" in New Hampshire for no reason!

    I deliver for Dominos pizza in Salem NH and I was arrested the other night for "reckless operation". I was driving and the guy in front of me slammed his brakes so i had to cut over quickly on route 28 and switch lanes. I was then pulled over and ...

    Donald’s Answer

    You should hire a local criminal defense attorney to represent you in your case.

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  • Court citation for possession of drugs in motor vehicle

    I got pulled over near my house for speeding. the cop smelt marijuana and i was honest and gave him my marijuana and pipe. He didn't arrest me or search my vehicle. He just gave me the court date. Is there a good chance that i can get this dropp...

    Donald’s Answer

    You should definitely hire an attorney to represent you. There is a lot of misinformation and urban legends about the court process that people will tell you and an attorney can help navigate you through the process. More importantly, an attorney that is familiar with the court and police department will only help you in your case.

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  • Will I lose my license for 20 days?

    I was going 80 mph in a 65 mph zone and got pulled over. The officer didnt say anything about losing my license , but a friend told me that if you are under 20 in New Hampshire and get a ticket, you will get a letter in the mail saying your licens...

    Donald’s Answer

    Your friend is partly correct. I always tell people that non-lawyers do not necessarily have the correct information regarding motor vehicle and criminal law.

    If you are under the age of 20 in NH and have a NH driver's license, you will receive a notice for a hearing at the Department of Safety Bureau of Hearings to determine if your license should be suspended. First offense carries a 20 day suspension but the hearings examiner will not necessarily impose the suspension. You should contact an experienced attorney to discuss the situation.

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  • Will it help if I plead guilty at my domestic violence arraignment?

    I am going to court on Tuesday for arraignment. I was charged with a misdemeanor simple assault charge against my girlfriend. She is not pressing any charges against me and is trying to get the NCO removed. If I am to plead guilty at the arraignme...

    Donald’s Answer

    You should hire an attorney to represent you in our case. You can enter a not guilty plea at your arraignment and ask the judge to lift the no contact order as part of your request to amend the bail conditions.

    Your girlfriend cannot press or drop charges so that does not matter at all.

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  • How do I get my no contact order in a domestic case lifted?

    My boyfriend of two years has never put a finger on me he is not a violent person. He pushed me the other night so I did call the police. He did not cause any physical harm. There is a no contact order and it is causing much more harm than I could...

    Donald’s Answer

    Your boyfriend can file a motion to amend his bail conditions at his arraignment. He should immediately hire an attorney to represent him.

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  • Can I get get out of community service

    I have 15 hrs of community service due December 1st because of a speeding ticket I got is there a way to get out of it I didn't have a job when I accepted the deal now I have a full time job and am a college student what can I do to keep the ticke...

    Donald’s Answer

    If the ticket was placed on file without a guilty finding based upon the condition of completing community service, you need to complete the community service. If you do not complete the community service, you face the possibility of the State informing the court that you violated the terms of the agreement and requesting that the case be scheduled for trial.

    If you are performing the community service to pay a fine, then the conviction for speeding is already on your record and you will have to pay the fine or complete the community service.

    From your brief description, I cannot tell what specifically happened to your case in terms of a resolution. Courts generally give people time to complete community service so you most likely have had time to complete it. You still have over 5 weeks to complete it which means you could easily complete it by performing 3 hours per week.

    I understand that you may have a full time job and are a college student but many of my clients have the same responsibilities and also have a family to care for but still make the time to complete the community service.

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  • How to ask judge for diversion program in Nh?

    I have been charged with a class B misdemeanor for willfull concealment of about 75$ worth of product from Walmart with my husband. I previously had a head injury and have been out of work for a year so we were genuinely struggling with money and ...

    Donald’s Answer

    In New Hampshire, a judge generally cannot order that you enroll in a diversion program. The prosecutor must agree to a diversion program as the disposition of your case - if he or she does not, then the court cannot simply order it even if you ask the judge about a diversion program. You also cannot simply "keep it off your record." You should retain an attorney to represent you in this matter.

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  • My husband got a DUI in NH 15 years ago. He never took classes, etc. What will he need to do to get it back?

    Got stopped twice over ten years ago for driving w/o license financial problems have kept him from paying for classes etc needs license to keep job

    Donald’s Answer

    You husband will need to complete the first offender DWI programs that are currently offered because the prior requirements are no longer available. Otherwise, he will not be able to get his license reinstated ever. He should retain an experienced NH DWI attorney to assist him in this process.

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  • I violated a no contact order in NH what is going to happen to me?

    I violated a no contact order as part of bail but the court case is over & im allowed to see my boyfriend again but I still have a warrant for violating. What is going to happen to me? I'm nervous to go to jail I've never been.

    Donald’s Answer

    You need to retain an experienced NH criminal defense attorney to represent you in this case.

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