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New Hampshire Marijuana Convictions Easier to Annul

On September 16, 2017, New Hampshire decriminalized possession of under 3/4 ounce of cannabis. Now, anyone with an arrest or conviction for possession of marijuana prior to that will have that arrest or conviction annulled with the help of a New Hamp… Read More
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NH Limited Driving Privileges After DWI Conviction: Cost/Benefit Analysis

In 2016, RSA 263:57-b allowed certain drivers convicted of DWI in New Hampshire to seek a hardship or cinderella license 45 days after conviction. On its face, this seems like a good idea because prior to this law, no driver could regain their licens… Read More
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Categories: DWI

Dissection of New Hampshire's College Athlete Name, Image & Likeness Bill

California’s passage of the Fair Pay to Play Act (SB 206) started a ripple effect of similar bills being proposed around the country even though its effective date is 2023. Democratic Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang have rece… Read More
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Categories: Sports Law

What is the difference between criminal recklessness and negligence? 

N.H. Supreme Court Analysis of Criminal Recklessness and Negligence There are four common criminal mental states: purposely, knowingly, recklessly, and negligently. Deciding whether the State has proven the alleged mental state is often more difficul… Read More
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NCAA Takes College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Fight to D.C.

It appears our November 6 blog post questioning the NCAA’s about face to support name, image, and likeness (NIL) rights after California passed its Fair Pay to Play Act. The previous NCAA Board of Governors’ vote unanimously supported, albeit vag… Read More
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Categories: Sports Law

10 Things to Know About DWI Testing

Your driver’s license cannot be administratively suspended for refusing Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) as it can for refusing a breath or blood test. However, it is important to understand that your consciousness of guilt by refusing any… Read More
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Categories: DWI, Uncategorized

One Year Later: New Hampshire's New 2019 Laws

As we began December 2019 with a New Hampshire snowstorm, let’s examine some of the laws that were new to the Granite state this year. The most pertinent new law to most citizens of the Granite State prohibited slow drivers from the left lane on hi… Read More
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Jury Selection: Deselection and an Open Mind

Be a Human: Listen Many attorneys have told me they are intimidated by panel voir dire. I found this interesting because I have seen so many jurors intimidated by overbearing attorneys before the trial even starts. First, the process of panel voir di… Read More
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California's Fair Pay to…

California's Fair Pay to Play & the NCAA

College athletes’ ability to profit from their name, image, and likeness On October 29, 2019, the NCAA Board of Governors, led by Ohio State President Michael Drake, unanimously voted to allow college athletes to benefit from their name, image,… Read More
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Categories: Sports Law
The Criminal Process in N…

The Criminal Process in New Hampshire

Offense Categories In New Hampshire, most offenses are grouped into broad categories that are distinguished by the maximum penalty that may be imposed upon conviction. Violations, which are non-criminal in nature, are punishable by up to a $1000.00 f… Read More
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