If you'll be appearing in court next year for any reason, it's important that you prepare yourself as much as possible beforehand. Just as legal issues are complex and in many cases confusing, so is representing yourself in court, filing necessary documents and determining when and where you need to be. Over the coming weeks, the staff at the New Hampshire law firm of Stephen C. Brown & Associates will attempt to elucidate some fundamentals of the court system.
On Wednesday night, Penny Cicero, a resident of Hudson, was arrested and charged with aggravated DWI after police say she caused a three-car collision.
Susan Lombard and Elizabeth Freitas both appeared in Manchester District Circuit Court on Monday, according to The Union Leader's Crime Watch report. The two women have both had prior run-ins with the law: Lombard was accused of simple assault in 2011, and Freitas was charged with shoplifting in 2008.
During the morning commute on Tuesday, chaos erupted in Exeter when a teenager's sedan struck both a minivan and a school bus. The collision resulted in seven people being injured, with the teenager listed in critical condition at Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center in Boston.
Frederick Breault, a resident of Glocester, Rhode Island, was charged with one count of operating an ATV under the influence of drugs or alcohol after a rollover accident at a New Hampshire State Park.
On Saturday, December 7, two teenagers were sent to the hospital with injuries from an overnight crash in Amherst, New Hampshire.
Over the weekend, a man identified as Sean Irish was arrested twice following police reports regarding his odd behavior. Irish, whose last known address was in Salem, Massachusetts, was taken into custody by New Hampshire police on both Friday and Saturday.
William Manning, a resident of Massachusetts, was cleared of a felony charge of reckless conduct late last month, according to the Union Leader. Judge Kenneth McHugh of the Rocking County Superior Court rendered his verdict following a November 19 trial, though the news only became available in recent days.
On Friday, December 7, the jury in the trial of Ophadell Williams announced its verdict: Williams was guilty of just one misdemeanor charge for unpaid tickets. He was acquitted of 53 other charges relating to a fatal bus crash that occurred outside New York City last year.
On Tuesday, December 4, Salvation Army Lieutenant Miriam Rader was collecting donations outside of the Hobby Lobby, located on South Willow Street in Manchester, New Hampshire. She had received a fair amount of money from passers-by when, around 7:30 p.m., a tall, thin man approached her kettle to make a donation.
On Monday afternoon, a three-car collision on the main thoroughfare through Londonderry, New Hampshire, resulted in a teenage girl being sent to the hospital with neck and back injuries.
It seems everyone in New Hampshire had at least one thing to be thankful for over the holiday weekend just over ten days ago: there were no fatal traffic accidents in the state.
A Nashua woman was arrested and charged with criminal mischief and several counts of assault following an incident that occurred Sunday evening. Elisheva Galan was riding as a passenger in a car driven by an unidentified male around 6 p.m. on December 2 in Merrimack, New Hampshire.
News outlets across the region reported on Sunday morning that overnight, a one-car collision in the outskirts of Nashua, New Hampshire, had killed a woman and left a man in critical condition.
In June, Aaron Bickford, a 23-year-old New Durham, New Hampshire, resident was arrested outside of a bar in Rochester and accused of assaulting a police officer. Bickford was apparently engaged in a fight with another patron outside Gary's Sports Bar when the incident occurred.