The NHPR Story
According to this news story from New Hampshire Public Radio, marijuana decriminalization has helped the State Forensic Laboratory massively cut its backlog on testing of seized substances from controlled drug arrests. That is good ne…
Committee: Ban Roadblocks
A NH House Committee voted 12-8 in favor of recommending passage of a Bill that would ban all so-called “DWI Checkpoints” – also known as DUI Roadblocks — in New Hampshire.
Inefficient and Costly
Overview – Important Federal Circuit Decision
On January 9, 2018, the 1st Circuit issued an important decision for the criminal justice system, and for Eber Rivera, who may have been wrongfully convicted of Armed Assault with Intent to Murder a…
The Windham, NH Police arrest Client for DWI, and Client refuses a breath test. Attorney Lothstein obtains a plea agreement in the Salem District Court where Client pleads to reckless operation. No criminal record, no DWI, no IDCMP.
Lebanon District Court. Enfield Police Department charged Client with Possession of Controlled Drug in a Motor Vehicle (marijuana), a major motor vehicle offense and class B misdemeanor crime. Attorney Lothstein secured plea to possession of controlled drug as a non-criminal violation. Client paid a fine, was saved from having a criminal record, and was spared the mandatory 60 day license loss that comes with a conviction for possession in a motor vehicle.
6th Circuit – District Division – Concord Court, NH. Concord Police Department charges Client with DWI. Client holds a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and stands to lose it for one year upon conviction. Attorney Lothstein obtains a plea agreement where the 180 day ALS suspension is dismissed and the DWI is dismissed – Client pleads guilty to Reckless Operation with a 60-day license suspension. This saves client’s CDL!