The Victory on Appeal
In October, I posted about our victory on appeal in the Afshar case, based on the misconduct of a biased juror. After a therapist was convicted by juror of assaulting a young patient in his office, he hired our firm, we conducte…
Well, this guy sure earned himself a spot in the 2018 Lawyer Soundbite Hall of Shame.
Bet He Sure Wishes He Could Have That One Back…
Frustrated with his client’s nonpayment of fee, lawyer told his client he wouldn’t work on the wee…
In our most recent and perhaps our greatest victory, we won an appeal granting a new trial to a beloved and esteemed therapist wrongfully accused of sexual assault by a client.
The Decision by the New Hampshire Supreme Court
On October 12, 2018, th…
Grafton County Superior Court, N. Haverhill, NH. Client, a student at Plymouth State University, was prosecuted after selling drugs to an undercover officer just off campus. The Grafton County Attorney's Office argued that client should serve 6 months in jail. In May, 2016, Attorney Ted Lothstein successfully argued that that because client had no prior record, had graduated from college, and had secured a good job, the Court should put him on probation rather than sending him to jail.
Hillsborough Superior Court (North). Client faced a felony charge of Operating After Certification as an Habitual Offender, which carries a mandatory minimum one year jail sentence. Ted Lothstein, at the final pretrial, persuaded the prosecution to agree to drop the felony charge, and allow Client to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge carrying far less jail time.
In Jaffrey-Peterborough District Court, Client faced an alarming array of criminal motor vehicle charges arising out of a single motor vehicle stop: DWI (0.15 breath test), Transporting Controlled Drug (marijuana) in a vehicle, Conduct After an Accident (leaving the scene of an accident), Possession of Marijuana, Transportation of Alcoholic Beverages in a motor vehicle. After negotiation, the State agreed to drop all charges except the DWI, and recommended the minimum sentence under law for that offense. After one year, Client will have only a violation, and no criminal convictions, on his record.