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September 2012 Archives

Epsom man convicted of bank robbery faces more charges

On Thursday, the second trial for Chris Pickering in connection with a bank robbery began at the Rockingham County Superior Court, according to The Union Leader. The Epsom, New Hampshire, man is already serving an 11-year sentence, but will now face allegations that he injured a police officer during the pursuit that followed the theft.

Several changes to New Hampshire DUI and criminal law signed by Governor John Lynch

Recently, following their passage in the New Hampshire state legislature, three key measures were signed into law by Governor John Lynch that will affect the outcomes of DUI and drug-related cases in the state.

Barnstead resident cleared of marijuana manufacture in jury nullification

On Thursday, The Union Leader reported that a New Hampshire jury delivered a "not guilty" verdict in the case of Doug Darell, who was charged with manufacture of marijuana in 2009 after a National Guard helicopter spotted the plants growing on his property.

Divorce and the service: Military retirement pay as an asset

Divorce blogs and law publications rarely touch on the subtleties in legal precedent that arise when one of the parties filing for the dissolution of marriage is in the military. A recent article from the New Hampshire Bar Association, however, fleshes out some important aspects for both lawyers and individuals to consider in these circumstances. Among them is the division of military retirement pay in divorce proceedings.

The origins of Social Security in the United States

Social security, as a practice rather than in name, dates back much further in U.S. history than many believe. The first form of social security was passed to Americans in the form of Civil War pensions, which supported both disabled veterans, and the widows and descendants of soldiers killed in battle.

Defense for accused in police officer shooting cites wound locations

Myles Webster stands accused of attempted murder of a Manchester police officer resulting from an altercation that occurred earlier this year. Webster has been held behind bars since he was arrested on March 21, with bail set at $1 million. At a hearing on Tuesday, September 4, a judge at the Hillsborough-North Superior Court ordered that he be held without bail.

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