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Ricardo A. St. Hilaire

Concord Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What is the charge for possession of 10 Alprazolam (Xanax) pills in New Hampshire? Will I need a criminal defense attorney?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Ricardo A. St. Hilaire
    2. Stephen Ross Cohen
    3. Raymond George Wigell
    3 lawyer answers

    The unlawful possession of Alprazolam in NH is charged as a felony crime. A person with charged with a felony drug crime should retain legal counsel quickly.

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  2. Do I need to bring a lawyer to court with me?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Ricardo A. St. Hilaire
    2. Joseph M Annutto
    3. James Donald Garrett
    3 lawyer answers

    A fake ID charge is typically charged as a misdemeanor crime in New Hampshire and is generally considered to be a crime of dishonesty. Consultaton with legal counsel is strongly recommended.

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  3. Prosecutor has not filed charges, 2 years after I reported the crime of sexual abuse against my 3 month old son.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Ricardo A. St. Hilaire
    2. Jessica L. Burke
    3. Mitchell Scott Sexner
    3 lawyer answers

    There are two people you should speak to. First, call the Victim/Witness Coordinator at the county attorney's office. ( I am assuming that the sexual assault investigation is being guided by an assistant county attorney). Ask about the status of the case and what can be done to move the matter forward. If the coordinator is helpful, ask that person to contact the Victim Services Bureau at the NH State Prison to inform the Bureau that there is an investigation if the coordinator is able to...

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  4. In New Hampshire you don't get a public defender for your first DUI.

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Ricardo A. St. Hilaire
    2. Donald L. Blaszka Jr.
    2 lawyer answers

    Public Defenders are only available in cases where jail time is possible. DWI first offense carries penalties involving license loss, a fine, and alcohol programming, and more. But the charge does not carry the possibility of incarceration. Retaining legal counsel is strongly recommended in DWI cases. Should you be unrepresented in court, however, you will be considered a pro se defendant, one who represents himself.

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  5. I have a warrant out for failure to appear for a jail sentence, what will happen when I show up to pay the fine?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Ricardo A. St. Hilaire
    2. Sherman Abdo
    3. Douglas Holbrook
    3 lawyer answers

    Generally speaking, a person who fails to serve jail time in NH when scheduled has multiple issues to contend with: (1) taking care of the warrant for arrest; (2) taking care of the default that suspends a person's driver's license; (3) fulfilling the terms of the original sentence, including paying fines and serving time; and (4) dealing with any additional consequences, if any, such as a contempt charge, escape charge, or the like. It is strongly recommended that legal counsel be consulted.

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  6. What is a $500.00 dollar personal Reconicance in New Hampshire all I paid was the 40.00 Fee, a bit confused on this?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Ricardo A. St. Hilaire
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2 lawyer answers

    A person arrested in New Hampshire is subject to bail. In the frequent case when a judge is unavailable, the police summon a bail commissioner to set bail on the court's behalf. The bail commissioner's fee for setting a person's bail is fixed at $40, payable by the person arrested. The bail commissioner may set one of four types of bail: personal recognizance, cash, cash plus surety bail, or surety. Personal recognizance bail does not require a person who has been arrested to post any cash...

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  7. My brother would lke to be paroled to my house. what are his rules, and what are mine going to be?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Ricardo A. St. Hilaire
    2. William A. Jones Jr.
    2 lawyer answers

    Each parole case has different rules. Generally speaking, a parolee is subject to the rules of no possession or use of drugs or alcohol, random urine tests for drugs, and no possession or use of weapons. A parolee's home is subject to random search at any time and without a warrant by a probation/parole officer to ensure that the parolee is following the rules. If you have any questions about the rules or your potential responsibilities, just call the NH Department of Corrections Field...

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  8. Does the courts give time to get your affairs in order before serving a 180 day or less county jail term?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Ricardo A. St. Hilaire
    2. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    2 lawyer answers

    Since you are charged with DWI Subsequent you should retain an attorney. You have been charged with a Class A Misdemeanor, meaning that you qualify for a Public Defender if you cannot afford private legal counsel. Your attorney will be able to advise you about your defenses and should be able to work out reasonable arrangements with the court and prosecutor to time your incarceration (and your entry into the Multiple Offender Program) so that you can get your affairs in order.

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  9. Hi my husband just got his indictment for superior court. what comes after indictment??

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Ricardo A. St. Hilaire
    2. John Leif Fossum
    2 lawyer answers

    After a grand jury indicts a defendant, the defendant is summoned to the superior court by mail (sometimes by arrest when there is a so-called secret indictment). The first meeting with judge is called an arraignment where the defendant usually pleads not guilty. Bail is set during the arriangment. The superior court will then issues a series of dates that often include a pre-trial hearing date, a jury selection date, and a trial date. It is uncertain whether the reckless conduct and...

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  10. I have been off of probation for 4 years and over the past few years have been having a hard time paying restitution

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Ricardo A. St. Hilaire
    2. Kevin H. Pate
    2 lawyer answers

    NH RSA 651:67 permits prosecution of nonpayment of restitution. A lawyer is strongly recommended when a person appears before a court on a charge of contempt. It may be possible, moreover, to revisit the amount of restitution pursuant to RSA 651:66. An attorney should be retained to consider this option, but one should know that court's usually listen to arguments to discharge restitution only when a defendant has been making regular or substantial payments.

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