Busted for Shoplifting in New Hampshire? Call Mark Stevens 603-893-0074 (24/7)

New Hampshire Shoplifting Laws. It is “Black Friday” starting at midnight tonight. Stores are open earlier and longer in New Hampshire. This weekend also 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. New Hampshire shoplifting laws are tough. If you get accused of any type of theft or shoplifting offense call me today for a free consultation or click here to schedule your consultation online. My number is 1-603-893-0074.

Each year Black Friday gets bigger than the year before with stores trying to outdo one another, offering the biggest and the best, cheaper than their competitors.  No matter how popular Black Friday increasingly becomes or how much Cyber Monday tries to steal its’ spotlight offering those less inclined to pepper spray their way to the biggest TV an online version the following Monday.  Does it really matter who stampedes their way to the front of the line for the biggest, best, cheapest?  Not if you’ve just been arrested for shoplifting or accused of “willful concealment” in New Hampshire.

It is important that if you get accused of shoplifting and you are brought into a loss prevention or store security office that you do not say anything or sign anything. Don’t let them bully you into signing anything. 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.

The store security or loss prevention people will call the cops if they suspect you of shoplifting. When the cops come to arrest you be polite and don’t resist, but don’t admit anything either. Do not let the store security people take your picture: they’re not cops and they can’t make you do anything.

When the cops arrive make sure you are respectful and do not resist arrest. Be polite, go with the cops quietly. Make sure you have some bail money with you. Don’t make any statements! Remember, call me right away after you get released: 1-603-893-0074

Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Black Friday. If you do get busted this weekend though call me right away at 1-603-893-0074. I look forward to speaking with you!

Please have a safe and pepper-spray free Black Friday this year! Happy Shopping!
The Law Office of Mark Stevens
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Call today for a free initial consultation:

DWI & Criminal Defense Attorney Mark Stevens
Law Offices of Mark Stevens
5 Manor Parkway
Salem, NH 03079
603-893-0074 (24/7)

N.H. Law of the Day: Loss of the Right to Operate a Motorboat

New Hampshire Law on the Loss of the Right to Operate a Motorboat

 In New Hampshire the penalties for DWI-OUI, Aggravated DWI, or even BWI are harsh and the consequences can be severe.  If you are convicted of a DWI, Aggravated DWI, or “boating while intoxicated” (under RSA 265-A:20 after January 1, 2013), your right to operate a motorboat in New Hampshire is also revoked.  Here is the section of the law that applies to this additional revocation⇒

265-A:20   Loss of Motorboat Privileges.

Any person who is convicted of a violation of RSA 265-A:2, I., involving a motor vehicle shall lose the privilege to operate a motorboat on the waters of this state for a period of one year from the date of conviction.  Any person who is convicted of a violation of RSA 265-A:3 shall lose the privilege to operate a motorboat on the waters of this state for the same period of time as the loss of driving privileges.

 

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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Tel: (603) 893-0074 [24/7] | Fax: (603) 893-5022
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Memorial Day Weekend Podcast with NH Attorney Mark Stevens

New Hampshire DUI Attorney Mark Stevens shares tips on how to handle the cops in anxious situations as well as how to be prepared for unwanted contacts with police. Subscribe here to have all the latest #LawyerUpRadio episodes automatically downloaded to your device or play now from here!

Please have a safe weekend!

And remember, #LawyerUp!   If you get hassled by the cops over this Memorial Day weekend, please feel free to call NH and MA DUI Attorney Mark Stevens (24/7) @ 603.893.0074 or 603.893.0261 (24/7) to schedule your free consultation.

We look forward to speaking with you,

 Mark Stevens


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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Law of the Day: Facilitating a Drug or Underage Alcohol House Party

Prom Season is in the air and preparations under way. Many high-school students may be planning the best after parties of their lives, however, before all the after-prom plans are set be sure to take a look below ↓ at the law in New Hampshire on house parties and their potential penalties.  The underage drinking laws in New Hampshire hold some pretty severe penalties and can have harsh consequences.

CHAPTER 644 Breaches of the Peace and Related Offenses
RSA 644:18 (2008)

644:18 Facilitating a Drug or Underage Alcohol House Party.

I. A person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor if such person owns or has control of the occupied structure, dwelling, or curtilage, where a drug or underage alcohol house party is held and such person knowingly commits an overt act in furtherance of the occurrence of the drug or underage alcohol house party knowing persons under the age of 21 possess or intend to consume alcoholic beverages or use controlled drugs at such drug or underage alcohol house party.

II. It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this section if a person gives timely notice to a law enforcement official of the occurrence of the drug or underage alcohol house party or engages in other conduct designed to prevent the occurrence of such party, or takes action to terminate such party once underway.

III. In this section, “drug or underage alcohol house party” means a gathering of 5 or more people under the age of 21 at any occupied structure, dwelling, or curtilage, who are unrelated to the person who owns such occupied structure, dwelling, or curtilage or has control thereof, where at least one person under the age of 21 unlawfully possesses or consumes an alcoholic beverage or controlled drug. “Occupied structure” has the same meaning as in RSA 635:1 and “dwelling” and “curtilage” have the same meaning as in RSA 627:9.

IV. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the use of alcoholic beverages at legally protected religious observances or activities, or to those persons using a controlled drug under a physician’s care where the use of the drug is consistent with the directions of a physician.

 

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Listen Friday May 17th with Salem, NH Criminal Defense Lawyer and Leading Maine OUI Attorney John Webb on WSMN AM 1590

http://www.byebyedwi.com Listen to, download, or tune in live next week with  Salem, NH Criminal Defense Lawyer and Leading Maine OUI Attorney John Webb Friday 5/17/13 on WSMN AM1590 Nashua’s News and Talk Radio.

Maine OUI Attorney John Webb and NH DWI Lawyer Mark Stevens discuss the possibilities of the government lowering the blood alcohol content from .08 to .05. Later- joined by @cbuliung,  Attorney Stevens and @cbuliung discuss the notorious Jodi Anne Arias and OJ Simpson phenomenon.

Listen to Mark Stevens every Friday from 10am-11am on AM1590 WSMN Nashua News and Talk!  If you can’t tune in live don’t forget to subscribe to Mark Stevens Podcast in the iTunes store (or right here) to get all the latest episodes.

Lawyer Up with Mark Stevens on WSMN AM1590 05/03/13

Podcast with Mark Stevens Friday May 3, 2013 WSMN AM1590

Hear @ByeByeDWI and @cbuliung on WSMN Friday May 3, 2013. Listen here or download on iTunes- Attorney Stevens and Courtney discuss the latest news involving the Jodi Arias trial and the alleged Boston Marathon bombers as well as some extremely helpful driving tips especially during a holiday weekend like  Cinco de Mayo or after a Celtics game!

Listen to Mark Stevens every Friday from 10-11am on WSMN am1590 Nashua News and Talk Radio

 

 

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Salem, New Hampshire DWI Attorney Mark Stevens 1-603-893-0074

Be Prepared this Weekend, the chances of being pulled over are higher than usual! The New Hampshire and Massachusetts State Police are vigilantly working to keep aggressive, drunk, and unsafe drivers off the road. Friday May 25th- Monday May 28th  the State Police from NH and MA will use every method available including sobriety checkpoints/DWI Roadblocks, courtesy and speeding detail patrol units, aircraft radar control, and marked and unmarked vehicles. MA and NH State Police have extra-large quantities of State Police on duty this weekend to keep roads safer and fatality rates down.

1. Make Sure Your Inspection Stickers and Registrations Are Valid

  • An important reminder if you are driving this weekend is to make sure that your car has a valid inspection sticker, as well as a valid registration. When you drive into a roadblock, or even drive by the police this weekend without a valid inspection sticker you can count on being stopped and hassled. The police will take any chance they can get to pull you over for any reason! Like all other motor vehicle codes, the police often co-opt this to see if you have been drinking or have drugs in your car. The penalty for a violation of this section of the motor vehicle code is $60, but the real penalty is when the police smell alcohol or suspect that you have been drinking after stopping you for the lack of an inspection sticker. Many drivers who are initially stopped for this minor violation end up charged with DWI, DUI or OUI. AVOID one potential for this by making sure your inspection stickers are up to date.

2. Make Sure Your Plate Lights and Other Lights Work

  • Everyone driving at night should check their brake lights, plate lights, and other lighting, as well as their inspection stickers and license plates, to avoid some unwanted interaction with police. Avoid giving the police some of these chances to legally stop you by making sure that all your lights are functioning, your registration and inspection stickers are up to date, and your license is valid.

3. Don’t Tell the Cops You Take Prescription Meds

  • So what happens when the police think you’re intoxicated but they can’t smell alcohol? They will usually ask you if you take any medications. If a cop suspects you of intoxication and asks you if you take medications, you are at high risk to get arrested. If you answer “yes” and describe what you take, even if it’s prescribed to you, it increases your risk of arrest.
  • There is no better time to exercise your right to remain silent and your right to a lawyer than when a cop asks you if you are taking prescription drugs. Most innocent people believe that if they explain to the police that they are taking medications exactly as their doctor prescribed them they will steer clear of the DWI net the police are trying to catch them in. Wrong. Be careful how you answer any question posed by the police when you are stopped.

PREPARATION FOR THIS WORST CASE SCENARIO – It is not a bad idea to prepare for this event. Have your license and registration in an easy place to find and an easy place to quickly and effortlessly produce upon demand. Don’t put your license in a difficult spot to pull it out quickly when you need to. Practice taking your license out of your wallet in the safety of your home. CONSIDER GETTING A REGISTRATION HOLDER TO KEEP YOUR VEHICLE REGISTRATION IN. If you do not have one send me an e-mail 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. It will make it easier if you have to produce them under a pressurized situation.

Have a Safe Memorial Day Weekend,
New Hampshire DWI Attorney Mark Stevens
 Law Office of Mark Stevens
5 Manor Parkway
Salem, NH 03079
info@byebyedwi.com
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Arrested in New Hampshire?  Follow this Call to Action!

A Call to Action:
Have you or a loved one been arrested? If you have, you’ve probably just endured the worst day of your life. Your anxiety level is probably the highest it has ever been. It is important right now that you promptly take steps to protect your rights.

The Law Offices of Mark Stevens represents people accused of DWI and other crimes. Call right now for a free initial consultation at 603-893-0074. In New Hampshire call 1-800-DWI-LAWS. We look forward to speaking with you.

Law of the Day: Burglary

Law of the Day:  Burglary 

RSA 635:1  (2010)

635:1  Burglary.

I. A person is guilty of burglary if he enters a building or occupied structure, or separately secured or occupied section thereof, with purpose to commit a crime therein, unless the premises are at the time open to the public or the actor is licensed or privileged to enter. It is an affirmative defense to prosecution for burglary that the building or structure was abandoned.

II. Burglary is a class B felony unless it is perpetrated in the dwelling of another at night, or if, in the commission of the offense, attempt at commission or in flight immediately after attempt or commission, the actor is armed with a deadly weapon or explosives or he purposely, knowingly or recklessly inflicts bodily injury on anyone; in which case it is a class A felony; except that if the person is armed with a deadly weapon and the deadly weapon is a firearm, he shall be sentenced in accordance with RSA 651:2, II-g.

III. “Occupied structure” shall mean any structure, vehicle, boat or place adapted for overnight accommodation of persons, or for carrying on business therein, whether or not a person is actually present. “Night” shall mean the period between 30 minutes past sunset and 30 minutes before sunrise.

IV. A person may not be convicted both for burglary and for the offense which it was his purpose to commit after the burglarious entry or for an attempt to commit that offense, unless the additional offense constitutes a class A felony.

V. A person is guilty of a misdemeanor if he makes or mends, or begins to make or mend, or knowingly has in his possession, an engine, machine, tool, or implement adapted and designed for cutting through, forcing or breaking open a building, room, vault, safe, or other depository, in order to steal therefrom money or other property, or to commit any other crime, knowing the same to be adapted and designed for the purpose aforesaid, with intent to use or employ or allow the same to be used or employed for such purpose.

 

Arrested for DWI in New Hampshire?

The Law Offices of Mark Stevens represents people accused of DWI and other crimes. Call right now for a free initial consultation at 603-893-0074. In New Hampshire call 1-800-DWI-LAWS or visit us online for more information and case examples at www.byebyedwi.com. We look forward to speaking with you.

How So Many Repeat DUI Offenders End Up Back On The Roads WMUR News Article & Special Report featuring NH DWI Defense Lawyer Mark Stevens 1-603-893-0074

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