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New Hampshire DWI charges can completely change your life

Sometimes, a mistake can change your life forever. You may have felt like you were fine to drive, but law enforcement felt otherwise. Perhaps you failed a field sobriety test because you've always been clumsy. Maybe your breathalyzer test was falsely positive because you suffer from diabetes or hypoglycemia.

I was accused of negligent homicide after a car crash

After a fatal car accident, all of the focus will be on remembering the person who died. The grieving of the victim's family members and friends will also be an important concern. However, another person is usually suffering just as much as everyone else: the individual who received the blame for causing the accident.

What to do when you're charged with a DWI

Facing a DWI (driving while intoxicated) offense can drastically alter your life. Depending on the circumstances, a DWI offense can range from a class B misdemeanor to a felony offense. These are not simple traffic tickets, which you can effectively pay and promptly forgotten. You need to take the DWI charges as seriously as the state of New Hampshire will. You don't want to simply plead guilty or accept a public defender for your counsel. In order to protect yourself and your future, you need to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands DWI laws.

What are the differences between murder and manslaughter?

While all felonies that deal with the death of another human being are serious matters, some charges carry far heavier penalties if convicted than others. All of these charges are grouped under the main heading of homicide, but within that category are subdivisions that deal with the severity of the crime. If you are facing such a serious charge, it's vital to your defense that you understand these subtle distinctions.

4 defense tactics after a domestic violence allegation

If you're facing accusations of domestic violence, there's a lot on the line. A conviction could land you behind bars. You could lose your job. You could lose your rights to see your kids. With felony charges, you could also lose other rights, like the right to own firearms. This, in turn, could bar you from pursuing certain careers, such as that of a police officer.

Four Things to Consider When You Are Charged with Domestic Violence

When you are criminally charged with domestic violence, many aspects of your life can change during the case. The New Hampshire Circuit Court's Domestic Violence Case Protocols details how these cases should be handled. From this manual, there are four things you should be aware of and take seriously.

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