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Andrew F Cotrupi

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  • DUI ADVISE

    I was a passanger my vehicle and was getting a ride home due to too many drinks. My driver that was driving me home, has never been there before got lost. I was asleep for approximately 1 hour. My driver made a wrong turn and tried to turn arou...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You should contact a local DWI attorney. In every state an element the state must prove is operation. Naturally this means driving the car which, based on your facts it is unlikely something that can be proven. Most state's also add "actual physical control" to the definition of operation to include sleeping in a running car, sitting in your car with it running to stay warm etc. In NH you can even be convicted on being in the passenger seat of a non operating car if the state can prove you were intoxicated and pulled over and/or got in an accident. Hopefully the police do not allege you made statements about driving or the tow truck operator. In short, although the police may have a difficult case against you people are convicted on less evidence all the time and it would be a mistake to think it will just be dropped. It is likely your friend will be a very helpfull witness and the final nail in the coffin of the state's case if he can credibly testify he was driving etc.

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  • Got a DUI should i fight it?

    i blew a .127 and did a blood test as welll which i dont know result yet. Got pulled over for speeding and not coming to a complete stop at red light. Im aware of what i did and know its wrong and i will do anything to not lose my future in the me...

    Andrew’s Answer

    At a minimum you should consult with a local criminal defense attorney. Some are free or charge a low fee for a consultation. you have answered your own question when you note that your whole future is in jeopardy if you are convicted. Although your facts do not sound great you do not know that until you speak to somebody who spends their living challenging dwi cases.

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  • My wife threw away evidence from her 33 year old son what can happen?

    She talked with son from jail which is recorded got rid of bank deposit envelop some change and cigarettes 6 packs she threw them away not thinking reacting as a mother now they are threatening an arrest warrent unless her son talks which he refus...

    Andrew’s Answer

    It is a class "B" feloney to destroy evidence or make it more difficult for the police to find or use. It carrries a possible sentence of 3.5-7 years in the state prison, although that sentence is unlikely on the facts you present, it is possible. One thing the police must prove is that she knew the items were evidence of a crime. It is common police tactic to use threats against the family to get a defendant to speak, it is also legal if the police have a good faith basis to believe they have evidence of further crimes. Hopefully the son has a lawyer but it would be very un-wise for the wife to speak to anybody without first consulting with a N.H. criminal defense attorney. To really understand her risk, she needs to fully explain her situation to an attorney but based on the above, she should talk to a lawyer soon.

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