3 Tips for a Smashing Pumpkin Fest’ by NH Criminal Defense Attorney Mark Stevens 603-893-0074 (24/7)

pfest-2016_laconia-logoSince its’ inception in 1991 Keene, NH has always hosted the annual Pumpkin Festival known as “Let it Shine”.  However, after the circus of events deemed “The Keene Riot of 2014” which gained national media attention, the Keene City Council rejected its return for 2015 despite it being one of Cheshire Counties most anticipated annual events. #SorryKeene

That’s when Belknap County took one for the NH team and Laconia stepped up to the plate and became the new hosts for the Let it Shine!  Pumpkin Festival in 2015.  They have taken their pumpkin fest duties very seriously for all who look forward to seeing the glowing jack o’ lanterns each year.

3 Tips for a Smashing Time at Pumpkin Fest:

  1. 1. DO… attend Laconia Pumpkin Festival 2016 on October 22 and participate in contests and events. Live Free & Carve!
  2. 2. DON’T… smash and dash. Try out some Pumpkin Bowling or see what the Pumpkin Dump Derby is all about.  After the events of the Keene Pumpkin Fest in 2014, your much less likely to be charged with disorderly conduct when Pumpking Bowling or the Pumpkin Dump Derby, a post-p’fest event.
  3. 3. DO… attempt to and break the record for the Guinness Book of
     World Records. The annual event hosts contests and makes an attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records every year for the most amount of lit jack o’ lanterns at one time.

 

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Have a Smashing Time and Let it Shine at the 2016 Laconia Pumpkin Festival!

– Attorney Mark Stevens (24/7) 603.893.0074

If you get busted at the Pumpkin Festival, call Salem, New Hampshire DWI and Criminal Defense Lawyer Mark Stevens (24/7) to find out what your next step should be at : 1-603-893-0074 or visit us online at http://www.byebyedwi.com for more information and remember call Attorney Mark Stevens 24/7 at 603.893.0074 & Lawyer Up!pfest-2016_laconia

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5 Ways You Can Get an Aggravated DWI in the State of New Hampshire by DUI Lawyer Mark Stevens

Do you know five ways you can get charged with an Aggravated DWI in New Hampshire? NH DWI and Criminal Defense Lawyer Mark Stevens explains in this video, check it out.

 

 

New Hampshire DWI Laws by New Hampshire Attorney Mark Stevens.

If you have been arrested in the state of New Hampshire or facing charges for OUI, DWI, DUI, or BWI- Call the Law Offices of Mark Stevens for your free consultation and New Hampshire DWI case evaluation at 1-603-893-0074 today (24/7/)!

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Just a quick reminder from Attorney Mark Stevens, NH DWI Lawyer

New Hampshire Circuit Courts are Closed Tomorrow

Tomorrow January 18th, 2016 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and as a result the New Hampshire Circuit Courts will be closed, call me if you have any questions regarding your case or to set up a free consultation.

The Law Offices of Mark Stevens represents those facing DWI-DUI, OUI, minor in possession, reckless driving, and all other criminal charges. Visit www.ByeByeDWI.com for case examples or NHDWILaws.com for more information regarding dwi laws and dwi penalties in New Hampshire.

 

Attorney Mark Stevens is admitted to practice in all state courts in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. (24/7) @ 603.893.0074 or visit NHCrime.com to set up your consultaiton online. We look forward to speaking with you.

 

If you have been arrested for DWI or aggravated DWI in New Hampshire please feel free to call me today for a free consultation. Attorney Mark Stevens 1-603-893-0074.

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Salem, NH 03079
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Reminder All Courts in Massachusetts & New Hampshire are Closed Tomorrow for Columbus Day

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow October 12, 2015 otherwise known as Columbus Day, is a federal holiday.  As a result all state Courts in New Hampshire and Massachusetts are closed. Have a great day and as always celebrate (if you are) responsibly.

New Hampshire DWI laws. Have you been arrested for “driving while intoxicated” in New Hampshire? It is important to know what to do before you’re under the pressure of an unwanted police encounter. Feel free to contact me for a free consultation and initial case evaluation for your case. My number is 1-603-893-0074. Call me 24/7.  I look forward to speaking with you.

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#LawyerUp with Attorney Mark Stevens on WSMN 1590 am Nashua, New Hampshire’s News and Talk Radio

If you have been accused of reckless driving in New Hampshire call The Law Offices of Attorney Mark Stevens to discuss your case.  Mark Stevens is a DWI and Criminal Defense Lawyer.  He is admitted to practice in all New Hampshire and Massachusetts state Courts. If you would like to discuss your pending case or have questions about a reckless driving charge call Mark Stevens (24/7) to set up a free consultation and initial case evaluation @ 603-893-0074 or 603.893.0261. To request a consultation online, visit us at  NHCrime.com  and fill out the confidential consultation request form at the bottom of the page. We look forward to speaking with you.

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Guilty Upon Cooperation? Blowing Into the Breath Test Hose Can Get You Convicted, Whether You’re Drunk or Sober by Mark Stevens 603-893-0074

Guilty if You Cooperate? Blowing Into the Breath Test Hose Can Get You Convicted, Whether You’re Drunk or Sober by Mark Stevens 603-893-0074

New Hampshire has some heavy-duty consequences if convicted of some DWI laws that prohibit you from driving while intoxicated. No one encourages any one to drive drunk, so a law that prohibits drunk driving makes sense. But that’s only half of the law. The law includes a “per se” provision that prohibits people from driving with a breath or blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher, or a .02 or higher if the driver is under 21. The .08 and the .02 numbers have absolutely nothing to do with whether the driver is drunk or not; in fact that’s why the numbers were created, to make it easy for the state to prosecute people whether they’re drunk or not. Few drivers under the age of 21 are drunk at a .02 level, not even close. It’s just an arbitrary number with origins in politics, not science.

Upon arrest for DWI, the driver is faced with a difficult decision: whether to blow into an old box, placing his faith, freedom and right to drive in the accuracy of an old box with a rubber hose attached to it. Or,  the driver could refuse and face a potential license suspension. If the driver asks the police officer any questions about this choice, the police are trained to say that they can’t help.  Instead, tell them you want to speak with your lawyer, and call Attorney Mark Stevens 24/7.

Call Mark Stevens, he can help and will know what to do. Call Salem, NH Attorney Mark Stevens 24/7 @ 603.893.0074.

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New Hampshire DWI Laws by New Hampshire Attorney Mark Stevens.

If you have been arrested in the state of New Hampshire or facing charges for OUI, DWI, DUI, or BWI- Call the Law Offices of Mark Stevens for your free consultation and New Hampshire DWI case evaluation at 1-603-893-0074 today!


If you have been arrested for DWI or aggravated DWI in New Hampshire please feel free to call me today for a free consultation. Attorney Mark Stevens 1-603-893-0074.

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5 Manor Parkway
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Merry Christmas from Salem, NH DWI Lawyer Mark Stevens 603.893.0074

The holiday season is here, and that brings with it increased police patrols all over the New Hampshire. Your chances of being stopped by the police are greater than ever due to increasing numbers of DWI roadblocks and “DWI saturation patrols”, which involve putting extra patrol cars on the road and making traffic stops for the most minor traffic infractions or equipment violations.

In fact, the New Hampshire State Police were actually given a grant to use by the end of the year that will allow them to super saturate the roadways over the holidays. Be advised you could find yourself in a variety of situations and it is best to know what to do before anything should occur!

More and more stops are made for having a plate light out, or an expired registration sticker. This is not because the police have taken a sudden interest in the robustness of your plate light; they need an excuse to stop you and look for drug or alcohol impairment. By taking a few simple precautionary steps you can reduce the risk of an unwanted encounter with the police this holiday season.

Here’s a Christmas Classic from nhdwilawyer:

 

Your chances of having an unwanted encounter with the police this month are high enough already. If you drive through a roadblock or even drive by a cruiser with an expired inspection sticker or a light out, it is like having a banner on your vehicle that says, “Stop Me”. A little precaution can avoid a lot of trouble.

 

    •Make sure that you are vigilant about keeping your license, registration and inspection stickers up to date. You should check all these today. You should also make sure that all the lighting is working on your vehicles before you drive, especially at night.
    •Burned out plate lights and tail lights are a magnet for blue lights during the holiday season. It is best to turn your car on and have a friend observe your plate lights and brake lights to insure they are working.

 

PREPARATION FOR GETTING STOPPED BY THE POLICE

It is not a bad idea to prepare for your car getting stopped. Don’t put your license in a difficult spot to pull it out quickly when you need to. Want to be super prepared? Practice taking your license out of your wallet in the safety of your home, then consider getting a registration holder if you do not already have one. (If you want one- send me an email with your mailing address and I will send you a registration holder for every one of your vehicles free of charge!) Then practice producing your license and registration fairly often, until it becomes natural. It will make it easier to do if you ever have to produce them under a pressurized roadside situation.
The best way to avoid getting arrested for DWI or any other crime is not to commit it. But many people who get accused of crimes did not commit them. If you practice the above tips you can take some proactive steps to lower your chances of being stopped and hassled by the police.

 

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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New Hampshire DWI laws. Have you been arrested for “driving while intoxicated” in New Hampshire? It is important to know what to do before you are under the pressure of an unwanted encounter with the police. Feel free to contact me for a free consultation about your case. My number is 1-603-893-0074 (24/7). I look forward to speaking with you.

 

5 Reasons to Fight Your DWI Case in New Hampshire

5 Reasons to Fight Your DWI Case in New Hampshire by Salem, NH Criminal Defense DUI Attorney Mark Stevens 603.893.0074 (24/7 or roadside)

 

You may feel as if your life is over after getting arrested for a DWI in New Hampshire. Attorney Mark Stevens has seen many people whom contact him for advice after they pleaded guilty to a DWI. Unfortunately for them, it is too late. The arrest and conviction will be on their record forever. These folks have trouble getting jobs, moving to new apartments, getting approved for loans. It’s sad to see. If only we would’ve been able to reach them BEFORE they were convicted; things may have been different.

 

It’s so important to fight your DWI charges. Your freedom, your driver’s license and your job could be at risk if you plead guilty. These are just a few of the reasons why fighting the charges may be the best decision you can make after a New Hampshire DWI arrest:

• The prosecution may not be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty. A New Hampshire DWI defense attorney will look at the ins-and-outs of your case and may notice that there are defenses. Maybe the police officer didn’t operate the breath test machine properly. Perhaps the breath machine wasn’t calibrated correctly and misread your BAC level. An experienced DWI attorney can find these issues and argue them for you.

• The consequences of a DWI can put a huge roadblock in your life. Think about what it is like to not have a driver’s license. There are so many things you can’t do without one, beyond just driving. Now, think about what it is like to go to jail. It’s a scary thought, right? However, jail is definitely a possibility if you plead guilty to certain types of New Hampshire DWI charges, like aggravated DWI or DWI subsequent charges. What would happen if you lost your job? What would happen if you can’t get a job 10 years from now because of this mistake? It’s not fair, but it’s exactly what happens to many of those who plead guilty.

• Fighting your case can actually be cheaper than pleading guilty. The average costs for a DWI conviction can be higher than the legal fees for a DWI. If you plead guilty, you will likely have court costs and fines. In addition, you may have to get transportation to and from work for an extended period of time after your license is suspended, your insurance premium will go sky-high, you could lose your job. It is worth it? Probably not. The best thing to do may be to hire a lawyer and fight the case.

• A skilled New Hampshire DWI attorney has the knowledge you need to fight your case. We have all seen TV courtroom dramas, but don’t think you can fight your New Hampshire DWI on that knowledge alone. There is a New Hampshire DWI lawyer waiting for your call to help someone like you fight their DWI: an attorney who defends people after their DWI arrests.

• There is still hope. You shouldn’t give up without a fight. If you fight your charges you will have a chance to save your license and your freedom. If you plead guilty, you will lose any opportunity to have your DWI charges dropped. If you fight, you have a chance of coming out of this situation unscathed. Why not try? You have a Constitutional right to a trial –take that right and fight!

 

Call the Law Offices of Mark Stevens today at 1-603-893-0074 to arrange a free initial consultation. We look forward to speaking with you about your case!  Please contact Attorney Mark Stevens at 1-603-893-0074 TODAY or visit NHCrime.com  if you have been charged with DWI or aggravated DWI. Schedule your free consultation right now!

Attorney Mark Stevens
Law Offices of Mark Stevens, 5 Manor Pkwy. Salem, NH 03079

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Black Friday Shoplifting: Post-Arrest Tips from Attorney Mark Stevens Salem, NH DWI & Criminal Defense Lawyer 603.893.0261 (24/7)

Black Friday Shoplifting: Post-Arrest Tips:

When Loss Prevention or The Police Want to Hassle You

Black Friday. Some stores are open earlier and close later. It is the biggest shopping day of the year here in New Hampshire. And with power shopping comes some shoplifting, “willful concealment” and other theft charges. Some of these are misunderstandings, some are caused by the stress of the holidays and some of course are actual thefts. This weekend usually results in a lot of arrests for shoplifting, “willful concealment” and other theft charges all across New Hampshire, but the number of shoplifting arrests in Rockingham County, Hillsborough County and Strafford County are particularly high on Black Friday due to some major shopping areas in those counties.

So what happens in that “worst-case” scenario, when a loss prevention person taps you on the shoulder and asks you to come to their back room gulag for questioning? Be careful what you do next. Here are some ideas:

WHEN LOSS PREVENTION WANTS TO HASSLE YOU:

1. Don’t volunteer any statements, especially if they would admit guilt. Ask to speak with your lawyer immediately. You do not have to answer these peoples’ questions. They will threaten to call the cops. The cops are coming no matter what you say, so just be quiet and wait for them.
2. Don’t sign any confessions. The loss prevention people are not there to help you. They will sometimes hand you a confession to sign. Don’t let them bully you into signing anything. Signing a confession is bad.
3. Don’t agree to have your picture taken by the loss prevention people. They can’t make you have your picture taken; they are store employees not cops. They will try to get you to make all sorts of admissions. You do not even need to give loss prevention, store security or mall security your identification.
4. Don’t answer the loss prevention questions about other thefts they may try to implicate you in, such as “we know you stole x, y and z…”. If they could prove this they wouldnt need to ask you about it. 5. The cops are coming. Just wait for then to arrive, and peacefully accompany them to booking. Note that the real cops CAN take your pictures, but you still dont have to answer their questions.

WHEN THE REAL COPS ARRIVE:

1. Peacefully go along with the arresting cop.
2. Ask to speak to you lawyer immediately.
3. Remain silent about the alleged offense.
4. Do not sign any confessions.
5. Do not agree to “interviews” with the police about theft charges.

PREPARE:
1. Program my cell phone number 1-603-785-6458 into your phone right now!
2. If there is any possibility of a weekend arrest have cash for bail on hand.
3. Think about who you would call for a ride if needed from the police station.

 

Have a safe and happy holiday and Happy Black Friday!

Remember, call me right away after you get released: 1-603-785-6458.

 

 

Wishing Everyone a Safe and Happy 4th of July! from New Hampshire DWI Attorney Mark Stevens 603-893-0074 [24/7]

Happy Fourth of July! New Hampshire DWI Laws. You should be aware that there are enhanced police activities during this weekend, including DWI roadblocks and “DWI saturation patrols”, which are officers turned loose with a directive to make DWI arrests that are paid for by federal grants. If they don’t make enough arrests, they may not get a grant the next time federal money is being doled out. So be carfeul this weekend.

In an effort to reduce your chances of being pulled over and hassled, (whether you have been drinking or not) here’s a few tips:

1.Make Sure Your Inspection Stickers and Registrations Are Valid Especially during this high-traffic weekend, make sure your inspection sticker and registration are valid and up to date. Police will immediately pull you over if they notice your sticker is expired, and if there’s a chance that you have been drinking, the consequence could be much more severe. The penalty for a motor vehicle code is usually around $60, but if the police smell alcohol, there’s a good chance that you may end up arrested. Save the hassle and avoid it all, have your stickers up to date! 2.Make Sure Your Plate Lights and Other Lights Work Every day when the sun starts to set, it is important to have your headlights on to avoid any accidents with other vehicles. This weekend especially, make sure that your lights (tail, head, plate, etc.) on your car aren’t in need of replacement and are correctly functioning. If the police notice your car driving in the dark with no lights on, there’s another immediate reason to pull you over. Police will sometimes assume that you forgot to turn them on due to being drunk. They will use any reason they can to land a DWI on you. Avoid this at all costs by taking precautionary steps to avoid unwanted encounters with police!

If you can remember just 2 of these tips, you’ve already gotten this fabulous holiday weekend off to a great start!  Remember to arm yourself with the knowledge of your rights during an objectionable encounter with police and to also be prepared for police blockades in your travels this weekend!

 

New Hampshire DWI Laws by New Hampshire Attorney Mark Stevens.
If you have been arrested in the state of New Hampshire or facing charges for OUI, DWI, DUI, or BWI- Call the Law Offices of Mark Stevens for your free consultation and New Hampshire DWI case evaluation at 1-603-893-0074 today!
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Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July,

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