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7 things to know about workers' compensation in New Hampshire

If you are injured at work, you may not know how workers' compensation works or the benefits to which you may be entitled. Some employers may not be forthcoming about these benefits either. Below are seven important things to know about workers' compensation in New Hampshire.

DWI charges for driver who crashed into a swamp

Police in Hudson, New Hampshire, have taken a man into custody recently after his car crashed into a swamp. Police allege that the man was driving while intoxicated at the time of the accident. Authorities responded to the crash at approximately 11 p.m.

Should I consider a plea negotiation for criminal charges?

There is no easy answer to this question. Each case is different and each defendant has a different overall goal in a criminal defense. For example, a defendant might choose to plea bargain if he or she was apprehended in the middle of a crime, while another defendant might resist a plea bargain if he or she has been falsely accused of committing a crime.

Facing an OWI charge? Don't lie about who was driving

When faced with an OWI charge, New Hampshire drivers may be tempted to make up facts that they think help their case. Some drivers may stretch the truth about how many drinks they had or when; others may decide to say they weren't driving the car at all. Lying about the circumstances of an accident or driving situation can result in further criminal consequences, though.

Facing criminal charges calmly in New Hampshire

It may seem like an impossible task, but facing criminal charges with some level of calm can make a difference in the outcome of any case in New Hampshire. It's common for individuals faced with criminal charges -- especially felonies -- to panic. Our criminal law page offers an important piece of advice to any person facing such a situation. Don't panic.

Drug charges and prohibited acts under New Hampshire law

Under New Hampshire law, many different acts are prohibited when it comes to certain drugs that are considered to be controlled substances. It is important to know exactly what can and cannot be done, even when someone is already facing charges, so that he or she can make sure that he or she gets a fair trial and, if convicted, a just sentence. Below is a sampling of the unlawful acts that could bring about drug charges.

Two little girls injured in a car crash while walking to school

Two young girls were struck by a car in front of the entrance to their New Hampshire elementary school. Surveillance camera footage caught the entire incident on video. A car went out of control, driving into the front entranceway of the school, where it collided with the two little children, who were sisters.

What you need to know if you suffer a workplace injury accident

Recently in our blog, we talked at length about personal injury due to premises liability. With that information fresh in the minds of our readers, we felt this was a good time to talk about on-the-job injuries and workers' compensation since the two topics are somewhat related.

How does a criminal charge impact jail time in New Hampshire?

Jail time following a conviction on a criminal charge varies in the state of New Hampshire. In determining the amount of jail time a convicted person will serve, courts take into account the type of crime, the nature of the crime and the law regarding minimum and maximum sentencing for a charge. Sentencing for a conviction of vehicular homicide may be very different than sentencing for drug trafficking, for example.

Proving premises liability responsibility requires experience

When you are injured on someone else's property, you likely don't expect that you will have to cover the costs associated with the medical care necessary after that accident. While there are some individuals and corporations the might be willing to help with some costs, you might find that you have to go through the civil courts to get the full compensation that you deserve.

New Hampshire decision affects those charged as juveniles

A court decision in New Hampshire has been called a landmark ruling in its unanimous move to dismiss mandatory life-sentences without parole for offending juveniles. The decision claims the sentences were unconstitutional and allows for serving life without parole to be retroactive.

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