I am an experienced trial lawyer practicing in Northern New Hampshire, primarily serving Coos, Carrol and Grafton County. I have successfully argued more jury trials than any other defense lawyer in Coos County. I have been representing people in criminal cases for over twenty years.
I am recognized by my peers as possessing exceptional knowledge in the field of DWI. I have served on an editorial board for James Publishing, Inc. and written a chapter on breath testing in a book to be published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE) focusing on New Hampshire DWI defense. I have been a presenter and chair person of New Hampshire defense lawyer trainings sponsored by the New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Association on Advanced DWI Defense.
I am certified according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to administer the standardized field sobriety tests (horizontal gaze nystagmus, walk and turn, and one leg stand.) I am also certified to operate, maintain and repair the Intoxilyzer 5000. I have been certified to operate the Intoxilyzer 8000, the SD-5 and Intoximeter FST and taken advanced forensic blood classes. I am a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. I am better trained than the police officer who arrested you. I have the experience to focus on the proper methods to attack the state's case against you and win.
I am available 24 hours a day for emergency consultations.
Harden Law Offices was established in June of 2003. I opened a second office in the summer of 2005 in Littleton to better serve the North Country. In the fall of 2011, I also acquired a Lebanon office. I am willing to meet with clients before or after normal business hours. I take pride in returning calls personally and in handling all of my cases from start to finish.
I have been focusing on criminal defense with a larger firm from southern New Hampshire and managing their office in Lancaster for over 7 years. Prior to my work with the southern firm, I worked in a North Country general practice firm focusing on criminal defense. It was during my time at the general practice firm that I began taking court appointed cases from local courts in northern New Hampshire.
I have been defending cases in northern New Hampshire for over 20years.
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I am very happy to endorse Len Harden as a true expert and attorney in DUI defense. Unfortunately, what many people facing a DUI don’t know is that there are literally hundreds of attorneys in any metro area who will handle their DUI. However, maybe only a handful of these attorneys truly know how to defend these complex scientific cases. If you submitted to a blood test, breath test or even standardized field sobriety tests, then you need an attorney who has years of formal training and experience defending these complex cases. Hiring anyone else is usually a recipe for losing. I have known Len for about seven years, and I can assure you he is one of those few attorneys who has a complete understanding of the science necessary to challenge these cases successfully. If I ever needed to refer someone to the best DUI attorney in New Hampshire, I would only refer them to Len Harden. Christopher H. Cessna Attorney at Law Denver, CO
Christopher Cessna DUI & DWI Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I have known Len Harden for years and I've had the chance to watch him in court first hand. He is an outstanding DWI champion. I refer clients who get arrested for any crime in the North Country to Len Harden without reservation. There is no need to call any one else for DWI defense in the North Country.
Mark Stevens DUI & DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|NH||Authorized to practice law||1994||04/20/2010|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|2013 FST NHTSA Certificate||Corroto Enterprises, LLC||2015|
|Key West Legal Seminar||NORML||2013|
|DU Defense Summer Session, Graduate, Harvard Law School||National College for DUI Defense||2013|
|Key West Legal Seminar||NORML||2012|
|Mastering Scientific Evidence In DWI/DUI Cases||National College for DUI Defense and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||2011|
|DWI Detection& Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor||Impaired Driving Specialists, LLC||2010|
|Mastering Scientific Evidence DWI/ DUI Cases||National College for DUI Defense and Texas CDLA||2010|
|DUI Defense Summer Session, Graduate, Harvard Law School||National College for DUI Defense||2009|
|Forensic Blood and Urine Testing||MD Marketing, Inc.||2009|
|Evidential Breath Alcohol Technician||Industrial Training & Design Ltd||2009|
|Intoxilyzer 8000 Operator's Course||MD Marketing, Inc.||2008|
|DUI Defense Summer Session, Graduate, Harvard Law School||National College for DUI Defense||2008|
|DUI Defense Summer Session, Graduate, Harvard Law School||National College for DUI Defense||2007|
|Mastering Scientific Evidence||National College for DUI Defense and Texas CDLA||2007|
|DUI Defense Summer Session, Graduate, Harvard Law School||National College for DUI Defense||2006|
|Evidential Breath Alcohol Technician||Industrial Training & Design Ltd||2006|
|DUI Defense Summer Session, Graduate, Harvard Law School||National College for DUI Defense||2005|
|NHTSA/US DOT Standard Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner||Walden, Platt and Associates||2005|
|Maintenance and Repair on Intoxilyzer 5000||C.E.S. Consulting, Inc.||2005|
|Public Interest Law Award||Franklin Pierce Law Center||1993|
|DWI & Criminal Defense Attorney||Harden Law Offices||2003 - Present|
|N/A||Twomey & Sisti||1997 - 2003|
|N/A||Thomas A. Rappa, Jr.||1994 - 1997|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board of Directors||2010 - Present|
|American Academy of Forensic Sciences||Associate Member||2005 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||General Member||2003 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Associate Member||2003 - Present|
|New Hampshire Bar Association||Board of Governors||2002 - 2004|
|New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Attorney Member||1998 - Present|
|Coos County Bar Association||Past Vice President||1996 - Present|
|New Hampshire Bar Association||Attorney Member||1994 - Present|
|Grafton County Bar Association||Past Vice President||1994 - Present|
|State v. William T.||Not Guilty after jury trial|
|State v. Meghan S.||Not Guilty after jury trial|
|State v. Richard C.||Not Guilty after a bench trial|
|See all Legal Cases|
|A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO TRYING DWI CASES IN NEW HAMPSHIRE||Breath Test Issues||2010|
|James Publishing publication||Relentless Criminal Cross Examination||2008|
|Franklin Pierce Law Center||N/A||N/A||1993|
|Queen's University at Kingston Ontario||N/A||N/A||1990|
|Advanced DWI||Preparing a Blood Test Case for Court||2015|
|Advanced DWI||GC-MS For Lawyers||2015|
|Advanced DWI Seminar||Cross Examining Officer||2012|
|Advanced DWI Defense||Breath Testing||2011|
|Practical Skills FST||Practical Training in Field Sobriety Testing||2010|
|Forensic Science||Understanding GC Blood testing||2010|
|Strategies in Defending DWI and DUI Cases in New Hampshire||Breath Testing||2008|