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…
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.
Pelham police arrest Client for DWI following a traffic stop for weaving. The cruiser video shows that Client did not cross the center line a single time. Client’s DWI is dismissed and Client is allowed to plead guilty to negligent operation, a much less serious offense.
In Manchester District Court, Client faced a DWI-2d charge. Conviction would have meant up to mandatory jail time. On the day of trial, after hours of waiting, and after Client followed Attorney Lothstein’s advice during those hours to refuse repeated offers to plead guilty to DWI-Second Offense, the prosecution finally agreed to drop that charge and allow Client to plead guilty to a DWI-1st offense, a lesser charge that carries no jail time.