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North Hampton woman receives 12-month suspended sentence for stealing from elderly couple

A Hampton, New Hampshire, woman who was accused of taking advantage of an elderly couple recently pleaded guilty to charges of forgery and receiving stolen property. According to regional news outlet the Union Leader, 37-year-old Valerie Trunfio committed these crimes while working as a nurse's aide at Exeter Hospital.

Ask a New Hampshire divorce lawyer: Mediation

A divorce is a complicated process that takes a significant financial and emotional toll on everyone involved and requires both spouses to come to an agreement with each other regarding issues of property, alimony and child support. In order to facilitate this, couples may end up engaging in mediation, which is designed to help them settle these important matters peacefully.

Nashua man arrested after robbing gas station at knifepoint

When you've been accused of a crime, it can feel like the whole justice system is against you. If you find yourself in this situation, a New Hampshire lawyer can prove to be an invaluable ally, aggressively defending your rights throughout the entirety of the legal process.

Woman sentenced to 37 months in prison for seacoast bank robberies

Even after you've been convicted of a crime, a New Hampshire lawyer will continue to be an invaluable ally. These seasoned professionals can do everything in their power to ensure that you are treated fairly while serving your sentence and explore avenues that may result in less time behind bars.

NH House and Senate to reach compromise on medical marijuana bill

Over the past several months, lawmakers in New Hampshire have been working to establish a medical marijuana program within the state to appease both advocates and opponents. The House voted 286-64 in favor of a bill that would enable individuals with certain illnesses to use marijuana as prescribed by their doctor. Since then, the Senate has been drafting a revised version of the legislation designed to meet some of Governor Maggie Hassan's demands.

Woman charged with robbery sentenced in plea agreement

When you've been charged with a crime, sometimes it's in your best interest to enter a plea deal with prosecutors, as often this means you'll receive a less harsh sentence than if your case goes to trial. However, in these situations, it's essential to have a New Hampshire lawyer by your side who understands the complexities of the justice system and can ensure that you make the right decision.

Researchers say strict drug laws may be preventing important advances in medical treatment

Lawmakers in the Granite State have debated over the past few months whether to establish a medical marijuana program, a hot-button issue that has been met with enthusiastic advocacy and fierce opposition. Many individuals who suffer from illnesses and injuries claim that the drug allows them to enjoy a better quality of life than other medications that have severe side effects, and even doctors have acknowledged its success in treating certain conditions.

Man pleads guilty to vehicular assault charge

Sometimes when an individual is charged with a crime, it's in his or her best interest to plead guilty, as this kind of legal cooperation can mean avoiding lengthy prison sentences. In order to be sure that this is the best course of action for you, though, it's essential to enlist the services of a New Hampshire lawyer who has experience with cases similar to yours.

Study examines link between Facebook use and relationship problems

There are a number of reasons that couples to get divorced, and over the years experts have attempted to better understand what they are. Recently, researchers from the University of Missouri School of Journalism set out to determine the effect that Facebook has on people's relationships.

NH teenager sentenced to jail following fatal drunk driving accident

If you've been charged with a crime, a New Hampshire criminal lawyer can be an invaluable ally -- standing by your side throughout the entirety of your trial and doing everything in his or her power to pursue justice on your behalf.

How to make a divorce easier on your teenager

A divorce doesn't just affect the two parties directly involved. The truth is that the ramifications of this difficult decision will be felt by many other people in your life -- most of all, your children. Depending on how old your kids are when you get separated, the situation will likely impact them in different ways. In this article, we'll take a look at some of the things you can do to make a divorce easier on your teenager:

Keene man facing 81 years in prison for selling marijuana plans to appeal his conviction

Recently in New Hampshire, Keene resident Rich Paul was convicted of selling marijuana, and could face up to 81 years in prison at his sentencing. According to Vice, a global media outlet, Paul's case was unique in that he refused plea-bargain deals in an effort to stand up for his belief that marijuana should not be illegal.

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