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 1 was charged with DWI … hired Ted Lothstein ... and the prosecution, on the brink of trial, allowed Client to plead guilty to Reckless Driving, a motor vehicle violation, thereby saving Client 1 from a longer license revocation, the mandatory treatment program, and the stigma of a DWI conviction. In Exeter District Court, Client 2 was charged with DWI … and then she hired Attorney Ted Lothstein, who secured a plea to Reckless Driving, a motor vehicle violation, thereby saving Client 2 from a longer license revocation, the mandatory treatment program, and the stigma of a DWI conviction.Yes, you read that right … that’s two different clients, two charges of New Hampshire DWI reduced to Reckless Driving, in two different Courts 75 miles apart, on the same day!
The New Hampshire Marine Patrol files charges against Client in the 4th Circuit District Division Laconia Court: Boating While Intoxicated, and Improper Lighting, on Lake Winnepesaukee. This is a serious case because the penalties for BWI are the same as the penalties for driving while intoxicated. Indeed, because Client refused a breath test after being arrested for BWI, the NH Dept of Safety suspended his driver’s license for 180 days. Client hires New Hampshire Boating while Intoxicated defense lawyer Theodore Lothstein, and takes the case to trial. After a full trial, the Judge finds Client NOT GUILTY of Boating While Intoxicated. The Judge finds Client guilty only of the boating infraction, Improper Lighting, and orders an $80 fine. Thus, Client’s case concludes with no criminal record, no DWI conviction, no further loss of license, and no costly alcohol education classes.
Attorney Lothstein represented a building contractor who faced a DWI charge in the Laconia District Court. This DWI was brought by the New Hampshire State Police after they stopped Client in a “roadblock” following a Meadowbrook Pavilion concert. A DWI conviction would mean a one year loss of his Commercial Driver’s License, which would be devastating to his business, his family and his livelihood. Attorney Lothstein secured a plea where Client served a 90 day suspension of his driver’s license, but did not get a DWI conviction, did not lose his CDL, and still has no criminal record. His testimonial appears here.