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Keene – 8th Circuit District Court

The New Hampshire 8th Circuit’s District Division court in Keene is commonly known as “Keene District Court.”Attorney Richard Guerriero, partner of Lothstein Guerriero, PLLC is a Keene lawyer – he works out of an office in Keene, just steps away from the Keene District Court.

Keene District Court serves all of southwest New Hampshire, including Keene and surrounding towns. All local violations and misdemeanors go through this court. This includes charges such as:

  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Driving Under Suspension or Revocation
  • Simple Assault
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Theft
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Domestic Violence-Related Charges

When charged as a Class A misdemeanors, such crimes carry penalties of up to one year in the house of correction and/or a $2,000 fine. Even when the charge is not a Class A Misdemeanor, severe consequences may be imposed such as fines, “no contact” orders, loss of driver’s license, and court ordered treatment or programming (which can be very expensive). If you find yourself appearing before the judge in Keene, lawyer up and be prepared.

Felony cases may also start in Keene District Court when the case begins with an arrest rather than an indictment. This early stage may be critical in a felony case. Bail is set by the court, determining whether the accused remains free or in jail awaiting trial. There is also a “probable cause” hearing at which the prosecution must present at least some of the evidence which supports the charge. The outcome of either of these proceedings may have a significant impact on the accused and how the case proceeds when it later goes to superior court. Finally, and most importantly, when a felony starts in district court, there is sometimes a chance to resolve the case as a misdemeanor in the district court before there is an indictment and the case hits the docket in superior court. Sometimes this is the best chance to avoid a felony conviction.

Our firm has extensive experience handling cases in Keene District Court. Keene is Richard Guerriero’s home town and he has practiced in Keene District Court since 1994. He knows the prosecutors, judges, and other local officials. Richard Guerriero has successfully handled cases of all types in Keene District Court, from violations to felonies. When you face a criminal charge in district court it is important to obtain a Keene lawyer as soon as possible. Our firm is ready to assist you and we will respond promptly to inquiries through this site or by calls to our office.

Keene District Court Case Victories

In Keene District Court, Client faced a DWI-2d charge. Conviction would have meant up to a 5-year license loss, mandatory jail time, and the ignition interlock program. Ted Lothstein persuaded the prosecutor to take a second look at the case. The result? The State dropped the DWI-2d charge, instead allowing Client to plead guilty to reckless driving, with an 8-month license loss – no criminal conviction, no jail, no 5-year license loss, no ignition interlock. Read More

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8th Circuit – District Division – Keene
33 Winter Street, Suite 1
Keene, NH 03431

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