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Donald L. Blaszka Jr.
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  • Get charge expunged

    I live in NH and have a domestic violence charge In Massachusetts 19 years ago,I have had the charge sealed in Massachusetts but Nh police tell me I need to get it expunged, how would I go about this.

    Donald’s Answer

    You cannot get your conviction in MA "expunged " or annulled (which is what it is referred to in NH) by MA law.

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  • Will my brother and I be able to get the charges dropped? Class A/B misdemeanor and speeding ticket. Our records are spotless.

    My brother and I turned out of Taco Bell at 12:23 and stopped at the red light, while waiting for the light to turn green we noticed a cop car pulled up right behind us. Once the light turned green and before my brother could start driving the cop...

    Donald’s Answer

    The prosecutor will not simple drop the charges against you. You should hire an experienced attorney in your area to represent you in your case.

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  • Can I get the case dropped because of an illegal traffic stop? I was not driving but was impaired

    I was in my car parked on the side of a residential road and a cop came around the corner and shined a spotlight on my car told me to get out and conducted a field sobriety test and I was arrested and brought to the police station, had my breath t...

    Donald’s Answer

    You can will not simply be dropped because you believe that the police illegally stopped you. Only the police or prosecution can "drop" a case. The prosecution has broad discretion on how to proceed in the handling of your case and sitting behind the wheel of your car while parked on the side of the road has been determined to be "driving" by the NH Supreme Court. However, each case is different based upon the facts and circumstances and you should retain an experienced NH DWI to represent you in your case.

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  • Does the officer who issued a speeding ticket need to be present at a pretrial conference in the state of NH?

    Issued speeding ticket. Wrote not guilty and mailed it in. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

    Donald’s Answer

    The police officer who issued the ticket does not and generally will not be at the pre-trial conference in NH. The department's Proseccutor or court officer will be there to handle all of the pre-trials.

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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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