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February 2013 Archives

Man arrested in Nashua following standoff with police officers

On February 14, a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) cop was arrested in Nashua, New Hampshire, after a confrontation with police officers during which he fired a gun and threatened to kill law enforcement officials who were attempting to take him into custody.

Divorce-related tax advice that can make tax season easier for you

With tax season upon us, it's important to understand the ins and outs of the process and make sure you're filling out and submitting your Internal Revenue Service (IRS) forms correctly. Particularly for those going through a divorce, this can become confusing very easily.

When giving a deposition, follow these important tips

A deposition is an important part of many legal proceedings. Generally, it consists of oral or written questions that an attorney asks a witness out of court in preparation for a case. Since it can have a significant impact on the outcome of a trial, it's essential for those giving a deposition to take it very seriously. Part of that means being properly prepared for it.

Refusing A Drug or Blood Alcohol Test in New Hampshire - What You Need To Know

When it comes to your rights if you've been pulled over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in the Granite State, the police inform you of the standard Miranda rights: you have the right to remain silent; any statement you make can be used against you in a court of law, etc. What they don't tell you is that while it does fall within your "rights" to refuse a blood test when you're back at the station, this decision alone could affect your life and driving ability.

New theft charges brought against former Salem teacher

On February 5, Stephen Pierce, a former eighth-grade teacher at the Woodbury School in Salem, New Hampshire, was about to plead guilty to theft-related charges when he learned that a grand jury would be indicting him with additional charges in the coming weeks.

Why shouldn't I leave the scene of a car accident?

Anyone who has ever been in a car accident knows how scary and overwhelming it is. Not only are people in these situations frazzled physically and emotionally, but their minds are often racing as they try to determine the logistics of dealing with insurance companies and getting their vehicle fixed or replaced.

DWI arrests in Gilford, New Hampshire, increased 50 percent in 2012

On Sunday, February 3, the Gilford Police Department released a report detailing its arrests for drunk driving over the course of 2012. The report, and Sergeant Eric Bredbury, the prosecuting officer for the department, showed a more than 50 percent increase in arrests within the town's borders during the past year.

What Kind of Damages Can I Claim in a Slip and Fall Accident?

If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, it may seem like the case is straightforward enough to merit representing yourself. After all, you've probably only considered seeking repayment for any medical treatment you went through following the accident. Resolving this simple claim could be easy, but in some cases, the defense will fight you down to a negligible sum - and you could seek damages for a number of other things.

What Do I Need To Prove in a Slip and Fall Accident?

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, it can seem like a straightforward situation to present to the judge: I fell because there was a puddle on the floor, and I was hurt. However, as with all legal procedures, the intricacies of proving your case are much more involved than such a simple approach.

Single-vehicle Everett Turnpike accident leads to DWI arrest

In the early morning hours on Sunday, January 27, New Hampshire State Police responded to reports of a single-vehicle accident on the Everett Turnpike near Exit 10 in Merrimack. When officers arrived on the scene just after 3 a.m., they discovered a sedan wedged over the concrete barriers separating the toll booths at the exit.

Social media may impact your court case

As rapidly as the internet age has progressed, with millions of Americans posting much of their lives uninhibited to social media websites, the legal doctrine has been slow to catch up. As it stands, information and photographs that you upload onto the internet and can be publicly found may be used in a courtroom as evidence.

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