Cannabis Cookies

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-made-my-son-cannabis-cookies-they-changed-his-life/2017/01/06/699b1d20-d1ef-11e6-a783-cd3fa950f2fd_story.html?utm_term=.93cc075cbd18

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Forensic Evidence Flaws

The presidential findings about forensic science is an enormous step to correct a failed system. It is vitally important that a defense lawyer understand and be comfortable debunking junk science. I have spent hundreds of hours learning about forensic science and...

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Remain Silent

You have a right to remain silent, use it.  Don't talk or answer police questioning. The Marshall Project is a a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of  national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system.  They...

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Time to Mandate Video by Police

POLICE NEED TO GET VIDEO EQUIPMENT! NH has just become national news based on the actions of a NH State Police Trooper who is still unnamed, Nashua Police and Massachusetts Police beating a 50 year old who appeared to have surrender. See the story here: Washington...

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Tom Brady Suspension Decision Vacated

Appeal from a judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Richard M. Berman, Judge). Following an investigation, the National Football League imposed a four‐game suspension on New England Patriots quarterback Tom  Brady.  The...

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NH Seeks To Replace 20 Year Old Breath Machines

Intoxilyzer 5000EN I had the honor of testifying about the bill to remove breath test captured samples from NH breath testing on behalf of the New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  See the related story in the Union Leader:...

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Mandatory Minimums

A recent interview with NH Public Radio http://nhpr.org/post/nh-lawmakers-consider-repealing-mandatory-minimum-sentences-some-crimes

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Jury Nullification in NH

POWER TO THE PEOPLE! A jury is probably the most democratic form of a decision making body that exists in the United States. A group of randomly selected citizens from voting lists and driver's licenses will form a jury in NH to decide the fate of a fellow citizen....

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Questioning the War on Drugs

Huffington Post Article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/johann-hari/7-facts-about-drugs-that-will-make-you-question-everything_b_9484744.html?section=politics

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Post Conviction Exonerations Highest Ever

Homicides make up high number of record exonerations: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-exonerations-2015-record-number-new-report/ A bedrock principle of criminal law is often referred to as Blackstone's formulation (Blackstone's ratio or the Blackstone ratio) this is...

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Annulment of Criminal Record in NH

NH Changed the Law on Annulment of Criminal Records: Restoring Your Constitutional Rights A modified annulment law, RSA 651:5, became effective on January 1, 2016.  The biggest change was to reduce the length of time required to annul a B misdemeanor from 3 years to 2...

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Snowmobiling DWI/ DUI Laws in NH

  Snowmobiles, ATVs and other off highway recreational vehicles are included under the motor vehicle code for DWI/ DUI laws in NH for driving under the influence at  RSA 265-A:2 and aggravated driving while intoxicated at  RSA 265-A:3. These laws make it illegal...

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Cinderella License is Coming to NH

  Cinderella License Starts January 1, 2016. Some of the most common questions that people facing a DWI ask are:   "how will I get to work?"   "does NH have a  'work permit' or 'Cinderella license'?"  The answer for as long as I have practiced DWI law, over 20 years,...

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Shameful Politics Hurt Justice

NH Executive Council voting politics instead of justice! Our judicial system is supposed to be filled with judges who are are fair as the lot of humanity.  It is a sad day when the politics of partisans corrupt the process to derail a truly deserving and qualified...

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