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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Bad Science and Sexual Assault Allegations


by Jaye L. Rancourt 

Few criminal allegations create stronger emotions or more derisive divisions than allegations of sexual assault.


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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

DIVORCE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE - FIVE COMMON QUESTIONS


DIVORCE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

FIVE COMMON QUESTIONS

            As you consider whether to file a divorce from your spouse, you should consider how your life will change, and how the process works.  The laws governing divorces are State law and vary considerably from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.  Friends and relatives who have gone through the process may have some insight, but you should consult a practicing attorney to find out your rights and obligations both during and after the divorce process. 

            The facts of your case, and the circumstances of your family, will influence the final order issued by a court in the State of New Hampshire.  No one can tell with absolute certainty how your divorce case will resolve, whether by agreement or by trial, but a lawyer can answer some of your questions as you consider divorce.
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Monday, July 24, 2017

Brennan Lenehan Lawyers – Leaders in the Community – July 2017

July is a busy month for Brennan Lenehan lawyers. As leaders in the legal community our lawyers are often called upon to share their expertise.

JENNA BERGERON published an article entitled Social Media and the New Age of Litigation Preparation in the July 19, 2017, New Hampshire Bar News. Jenna is a leader on the New Lawyers Committee of the New Hampshire Bar where she serves as Chair of the NH Bar Association New Lawyers Committee and presently serves as the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division District Representative for District 3, representing Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

MIKE IACOPINO will once again co-chair the CLE Seminar at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mike and his co-chairs, Melanie Morgan (Kansas City) and Candace Crouse (Cincinnati) have designed an impressive two day program that has already attracted more than 400 live pre-registrants: The Golden Rules of Cross Examination - Strategies for Avoiding Troubled Waters. The seminar will be held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, CA on July 26-29, 2017. Mike is a leader at NACDL, a former member of the Board of Directors. He serves on the NACDL CLE Institute and as Co-Chair of the State Legislative Committee and Co-Chair of the Sex Offense Policy Committee. He is also a member of the Amicus Committee. You can follow reports from the NACDL Annual Meeting on Twitter #NACDLAnnual.

JAYE RANCOURT’S leadership skills have been tapped for a first ever cooperative leadership seminar co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Society of Certified Professional Accountants, the New Hampshire Bankers Association and the New Hampshire Bar Association. Jaye is on the faculty for the 2017 Emerging Leaders Summit designed to train up and coming young leaders. Jaye will serve on a leadership panel entitled: Do you have what it takes? What Organizations Want from New Leaders. The 2017 Emerging Leaders Summit will take place on August 10, 2017, at the NH Institute for Politics at St. Anselm College. The program runs from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.  Jaye is a recognized leader in the New Hampshire bar and has formerly served as the President of the New Hampshire Bar Association.

Keep an eye on our blog to follow Brennan Lenehan lawyers as they continue to serve as leaders in our community.



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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

William Quinn Named Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney for 2017

We would like to congratulate our partner, William J. Quinn, for receiving the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys 2017 Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award.  

 The award was presented to Attorney Quinn for his excellence in the field of family law.


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Monday, July 10, 2017

Cybersecurity, Data Security, Data Breach–What Is It and Why You Should Be Concerned About It

The world of technology is evolving faster than ever. Business owners traditionally consider assets to include buildings, equipment, stock in trade, employees, work-product and good will. Today business information and data has become one of the main assets that requires protection. Wonder why? Ask yourself a few questions. What would happen if my client’s private information was misappropriated? What would happen if my trade secrets or innovative ideas became public? What would happen if I was deprived of access to crucial business information for days, weeks or months? What would happen if I lost this information forever? Safes and filing cabinets are no longer capable of protecting your most important business asset.


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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Iryna Dore Attends National Legal Summit on Cybersecurity


Brennan Lenehan is proud to report that Attorney Iryna Dore recently attended the leading legal seminar on cybersecurity. Attorney Dore was the only New Hampshire lawyer to attend the 5th Annual Cybersecurity Institute held in Washington D.C. at Georgetown University Law Center on May 17 and 18, 2017.  The Institute is co-sponsored by the American Bar Association Cybersecurity Task Force, Georgetown Law Center on Privacy & Technology, the Center for Internet Security and the U.


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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Mike Iacopino Lectures On The New Wave of Child Pornography Prosecutions


Mike Iacopino Lectures on Child Pornography Laws

 

              Did you know that law enforcement agencies have the ability to create and distribute malware that can surreptitiously search your home computer and send information to government computers? Did you know that law enforcement agencies can actually seize web sites and distribute malware that can surreptitiously search your home computer and send information to government computers? Did you know that law enforcement agencies can actually seize web sites and distribute child pornography?


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Friday, August 5, 2016

Mike Iacopino Co-Chairs National Seminar on Governmental and Prosecutorial Misconduct

There is an epidemic of Brady violations abroad in the land."

Hon. Alexander Kozinski 

In dissent United States v. Olsen (2013)


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Thursday, June 23, 2016

RELIEF FOR SEX OFFENDERS RETROACTIVELY ON THE NEW HAMPSHIRE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY


Effective June 6, 2016, in New Hampshire, Tier 2 and Tier 3 sex offenders who were convicted before 1992 have a clear process by which they can seek to be relieved of sex offender registration requirements.

 

NH SENATE BILL 468

On June 6, 2016 Governor Hassan signed


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Sunday, February 14, 2016

MAKE THE CALL – 911 – OVERDOSE IMMUNITY

 MAKE THE CALL – 911 – OVERDOSE IMMUNITY

 

Each year the New Hampshire Legislature issues hundreds of new laws. In 2015 there were 276 new laws passed.  Some of the laws passed were voluminous and fund the operation of our state government. Some were merely technical corrections to existing law. But at least one of these laws may actually save lives. HB 270 is a new law that provides immunity from arrest, prosecution or conviction to any person who requests medical assistance for another person experiencing a drug overdose. In 2015 NH experienced more than 400 overdose deaths.

Consider the case of 25 year-old Amanda Burgess who according to press reports is a “self-described heroin addict.” Last summer Ms. Burgess allegedly provided forty dollars’ worth of heroin to 27 year-old Joseph Cahill. They apparently stayed together for some period of time and Cahill overdosed in front of Burgess. Understandably afraid, Burgess frantically reached out to her mother in text messages:

"Plz pick up, I need u idk wut Ta do I killed sum one."

and

"I just watch sum one die rite in front of me.”

Amanda Burgess’s fears and cries out to her mother are only the beginning of a tragedy. A tragedy for the Cahill family who lost their son and brother and a tragedy for the Burgess family who may very well lose their daughter, a young woman allegedly addicted to heroin herself.  Two families destroyed.

Today, under HB 270, if Amanda Burgess called for medical assistance she could rest assured that she would not be arrested, prosecuted or convicted. Today she would have immunity if she made that call.

No one should die because of fear of prosecution. Parents tell your children, children tell your parents – make that call – 911!

 

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction seek help now:

http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bdas/index.htm

http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bdas/documents/guide.pdf

http://www.hopefornhrecovery.org/resources/

 

  

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Monday, November 23, 2015

THE LIMITED PRIVILEGE DRIVER LICENSE

A HARDSHIP LICENSE: 
COMING SOON TO NEW HAMPSHIRE

  One of the most common questions asked about DWI convictions in New Hampshire is: Can I get a work license that will allow me to drive to work? For years the answer to the question was simple: No.

That answer will change on January 1, 2016. 

Starting on January 1, 2016, NHRSA 263:57-b will provide for the restoration of a driver’s license with limited privileges. Although the New Hampshire version of a hardship license comes with significant restrictions it should be helpful to some NH residents who need to drive for work, to work, or for other important reasons. One big drawback is that the hardship license is not effective until your license has been revoked or suspended for a period of 45 days either under the court order of conviction or the administrative license suspension law.

In order to qualify for the new hardship license a person must first be convicted of a first offense DWI that does not involve a commercial vehicle. Although not explicit in the statute it appears that a limited privilege license will be available to convicted drivers who also have lost their driving privilege under the Administrative License Suspension law. See RSA 263:57-b, III.

The steps to obtain a hardship license:

1. You must file a petition for a limited privilege license in the court of conviction.

2.  You must submit proof of financial responsibility from your insurance carrier. (This is called an SR-22 certificate in New Hampshire.)

3.  You must provide satisfactory proof from your employer, program, medical treatment facility, state-approved educational facility or other destination of at least one of the following:

        (a) That you must operate a motor vehicle as a requisite of your occupation or employment. 

        (b) That you must operate a motor vehicle to seek employment or to get to and from a place of employment. 

        (c) That you must operate a motor vehicle to get to or from an alcohol or drug treatment or rehabilitation program. 

        (d) That you or a member of your immediate family requires medical treatment on a regular basis and that you must operate a motor vehicle in order that the treatment may be obtained. 

        (e) That you must operate a motor vehicle to continue your education. 

        (f) That you must operate a motor vehicle to attend job training.

Under this new law a hardship license will be limited to certain times, places and days as determined by the court to be necessary for you to seek or retain employment, to attend any alcohol or drug treatment or rehabilitation program, to continue your education, to attend job training, or to obtain required medical treatment for yourself or a member of your immediate family. 

The limited privilege license will state specific times, places and days when you are allowed to drive. 

A hardship license limits your ability to drive to vehicles that are equipped with an ignition interlock device!

Finally when driving on a limited privilege license you must have a copy of the court order in your vehicle and you must provide a copy to your local police department.

Getting a hardship license in New Hampshire will not be an easy feat.  A skilled criminal defense lawyer can help you through the process. Our lawyers at Brennan Lenehan have been defending people accused of DWI for more than 30 years. We provide experience when you need it most. 

 

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