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Reasonable suspicion for a stop might be questioned in a defense

Drunk driving traffic stops are one way that police officers can stop drunk drivers from harming themselves or other people. For the people who are facing these charges, this isn't much of a consolation. If you are facing charges for drunk driving, you have to work on your defense. This can encompass many points. One of these is why you were pulled over in the first place.

What constitutes a probation violation?

When a defendant is on probation, perhaps one of their biggest fears is being sent back to spend more time in a jail cell. Therefore, when accused of having violated the terms of their probation, there's no wonder that a defendant might be concerned about just how the alleged violation might impact their life.

Why it's legal to stop cars at a DUI checkpoint

No one wants to see a DUI checkpoint up ahead on the road. Even if you haven't been drinking, the thought of encountering law enforcement offices can be frightening. These checkpoints cost money, so they're most often used on heavy-drinking holidays like New Year's Eve and the Fourth of July.

Criminal defense matters require a well-rounded plan

We recently discussed what constitutes a probation violation. This is one aspect of the criminal justice system that many people don't think about. When you are charged with a crime, you might be able to avoid jail time upon conviction by being placed on probation. While this might seem like an easy way to resolve the case, you must take probation very seriously.

Carefully plan your violation defense since it is a bench trial

We recently discussed the case of the Seacoast woman who was guilty of 12 parole violations. This case is one of the prime examples of why you should carefully follow your parole plan if you are subject to one. Even a probation plan should be followed exactly as it is written because you can face charges for violating probation or parole if you are supposed to comply with one of these programs and don't.

A Seacost woman is convicted in 12 parole violations

A 47-year-old Seacost woman, who had recently garnered a spot in the country's Most Wanted Fugitive list, was found guilty Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, of 12 different parole violations. The hearing took place at the U.S. District Court of New Hampshire in Concord in front of Judge Paul Barbadoro.

Watch out for these signs your marriage may be coming to an end

No matter how unhappy you are in your marriage, it is almost always difficult to make that final decision to end such an important relationship. The process becomes even more complicated if you have children, friends and assets that must be cared for and distributed. Because this is such a big decision to make, you should be prepared to put serious thought and effort into determining if you can make it work. The following warning signs can show you when it is time to start considering a divorce.

Drug charges: From paraphernalia to trafficking

In the previous blog post, the case of the Burger King worker who used code words for drugs was discussed. This interesting case addressed how it is possible to face more than one type of drug charge. In fact, there is a range of drug charges that prosecutors can consider when determining how to prosecute a defendant.

Do you want fries with that? Dealer's code words crack drug case

It seemed like a sweet arrangement: Instead of confining his drug deals to the back of the restaurant's parking lot like most other dealers, a drug dealer in Epping, New Hampshire, decided to run his business straight from the drive-through of a local Burger King.

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