Criminal Defense Attorney – Milford, New Hampshire
Bartis Law Offices understand the fear, confusion, and uncertainty associated with being charged with a crime in Milford, New Hampshire. The more than 15,000 residents of this once booming granite producing town need to understand their constitutional rights and the applicable laws when facing any kind of criminal charge. Attorney Bartis is a dedicated, multi-disciplined lawyer, who has spent his entire professional career practicing in New Hampshire and puts that local knowledge and connections to use in assisting Milford residents with all aspects of criminal law. Attorney Bartis can and will approach each criminal defense case with the experience and dedication needed to ensure the best possible outcome as he continues to fight for and protect the constitutional rights of all Milford residents. The consequences of a criminal conviction can dramatically affect your finances, reputation, driving privileges, and quite possibly your freedom as well. Attorney Bartis knows what may be at stake and has the resources necessary to properly investigate each case, examine the evidence, and locate and interview any witnesses. Attorney Bartis will vigorously defend your legal rights and fight to devise a viable defense strategy that will help you get the best possible outcome. Residents of Milford know Attorney Bartis will fight to minimize the impact of any criminal charge they may face.
DUI Laws - Milford, New Hampshire
Driving While Impaired (DWI), DUI (driving under the influence) is taken very seriously in Milford, New Hampshire. A DUI charge can result from either a traffic stop or motor vehicle accident and can hinge on a breath test, blood test, or the results of a field sobriety test. A blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% will result in a criminal charge, or 0.02% if you are less than 21 years old. Not only may your driving privileges be at risk, but more importantly, your freedom could also be on the line. The consequences of a conviction depend on whether you have any prior DUI offenses on your driving record. A first DWI offense can result in a loss of license for 9 to 18 months. A second DWI offense can result in a loss of license for 3 years in addition to jail time. Subsequent offenses will lead to even more severe consequences. However, the credibility of evidence in a DUI case, such as a field sobriety test, blood test, or breath test can be disputed. Additionally, traffic stops can also be disputed resulting in a dismissal of the criminal charge if the stop was found to be illegal. Attorney Bartis knows how disruptive losing a license for any period of time can be and how these consequences can affect the life, family, and career of residents of Milford, New Hampshire. Attorney Bartis will take the time necessary to properly investigate all the facts, review the evidence, locate and interview any witnesses, and explore options for alternative dispositions such as alcohol treatment programs and/or probation. Attorney Bartis can and will give your DUI charge the time and personal attention needed to get the best possible results.
Fighting Your Criminal Charges - Milford, New Hampshire
Anyone charged with a criminal offense or allegation needs to be aware of his or her constitutional rights as well as all the possible options for a successful defense strategy. Attorney Bartis has the experience and knowledge necessary to handle a wide array of criminal defense cases in addition to the local resources and connections needed to minimize the impact of any criminal charge that residents of Milford, New Hampshire may face. Criminal charges can either be a misdemeanor or a felony, with felony charges being the most severe. A felony conviction can affect where you work, what jobs or professional licenses you can pursue, as well as other important aspects of your future. A felony conviction will also result in jail time. Attorney Bartis knows exactly what is at stake and will vigorously pursue all possible defense strategies necessary to help Milford residents through this difficult time. Not only must your constitutional rights be protected every step of the way, but you also need to be aware of and fully understand all of your options regarding plea bargains, lesser charges, and sentencing guidelines. If you are facing a criminal charge or allegation in Milford, let Attorney Bartis be your dedicated and determined legal advocate.
ALS Hearing – Milford, New Hampshire
If you have been charged with a DWI, or other motor vehicle offense which could result in a loss of license, on the streets of Milford, New Hampshire, you will have 30 days from the date you were charged to request an administrative license suspension hearing before the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to challenge any current or future license revocation. While not a criminal proceeding, an administrative license suspension hearing is still a legal process and so representation is strongly advised. Don't face a hearing alone. Attorney Bartis has the experience and knowledge necessary to successfully guide clients through this legal course of action and help protect their driving rights within the town of Milford.
At an ALS (administrative license suspension hearings), you can present evidence, call witnesses, as well as challenge any evidence against you. Examples of evidence that may be presented during such hearings are police reports, breath tests, blood tests, or field sobriety tests. This legal process can often be overwhelming and confusing. Attorney Bartis can and will dedicate the time necessary to ensure all documents are ready and all possible defense options are explored in your case. Attorney Bartis will properly investigate your situation, ensuring you are ready for the administrative hearing, and help you get the most favorable outcome possible.
Drug Possession – Milford, New Hampshire
Drug possession is not taken lightly in Milford, New Hampshire. A conviction can result in high fines, jail time, mandatory treatment, and loss of license in addition to a felony criminal record. The severity of the consequences will depend on the classification of the drug in question, as some are considered more dangerous and addictive than others, as well as whether you have any prior drug convictions on your criminal record. The amount of drugs alleged to be in your possession could also impact the consequences of the case with higher quantities resulting in the more severe charges of intent to sell or trafficking. A first offense drug possession charge can result in up to 7 years in prison and a fine of $25,000. A second offense can result in up to 15 years in prison and a $50,000 fine. Additionally, a felony drug conviction can affect your job prospects long after you have served your time and can also prevent you from engaging in certain activities that others take for granted.
If you have been charged with any type or level of drug possession, it is essential that you fully understand all the potential consequences as well as all the possible defense strategies that will impact how your case moves forward. As with any criminal charge, residents of Milford are innocent until proven guilty and deserve to be treated that way. Attorney Bartis will thoroughly investigate your case and explore all viable defense strategies, including plea bargains or lesser charges, as he helps you through this difficult time. Attorney Bartis will also dispute the credibility of evidence and the way in which it may have been obtained. Attorney Bartis knows exactly what kind of impact a drug charge can have on the life of Milford residents and will work diligently to protect your future, your reputation, and your freedom.
Motor Vehicle Offenses – Milford, New Hampshire
Motor vehicle offenses should not be taken lightly as they can result in severe consequences, in particular the loss of driving privileges within New Hampshire. However, it is not just convictions for major motor vehicle offenses that can cause a loss of license for Milford residents. While some offenses may appear minor in nature, residents of Milford, New Hampshire must also be aware that the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) utilizes a demerit point system that can result in license suspensions. This means seemingly minor offenses can compound leading to major consequences such as extensive time without a license or driving privilege within New Hampshire. There is a long list of traffic offenses or infractions that can lead to points such as: speeding, driving too close, failure to yield, failure to stop, improper passing, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving without an inspection, driving without a license, driving after suspension, reckless driving, and more.
Each infraction results in a certain number of demerit points being added to your license. If these demerit points accumulate, it can lead to the DMV instituting a license revocation. For example, if drivers 21 years and older acquire a total of 12 points in one year they will lose their license for 3 months, if they acquire a total of 18 points in two consecutive years they will lose their license for 6 months, and if they acquire a total of 24 points in three consecutive years they will lose their license for 1 year. The DMV also has an under 20 program for all New Hampshire drivers under the age of 21 whereby a first violation results in a 20-day suspension, a second violation results in a 45-day suspension, and a third violation results in 90-day suspension. Subsequent violations can then result in use of the point system. If Milford residents are facing a loss of license because of a motor vehicle offense or accumulation of demerit points, let Attorney Bartis investigate the facts, work diligently to protect your rights, and help to ensure the most favorable outcome possible.
NH CIRCUIT COURT 9th Circuit – District Division
180 Elm Street PO Box 943
Milford, NH 030550
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