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0 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for New Hampshire on
Q: Can an officer pull you over based on prejudice of what your son did than found out I had a suspended license

I have a suspended license and was pulled over as cop said I don't have on ebut how would he know me er met him and car wasn't mine is that legal

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Constitutional Law and Municipal Law for New Hampshire on
Q: can a police officer run my name through DMV RECORDS without a violation or traffic stop just to see if i have a license

if a police officer drives by me and i have had no police contact or reason for my information to be searchd online, did not break and traffic laws to warrant a stop, was not infact even pulled over for anything, can he just plug my name in the nh dmv database to see if i have a valid drivers... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 11, 2023

Law enforcement officers generally have broad authority to access DMV records, which includes license status information. This access, however, should be exercised for legitimate law enforcement purposes and not on a whim or for personal reasons. If you believe your rights have been violated, you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Hampshire on
Q: NH RSA 265:60-f What does the word "usual" refer to when it states usual posted limit? Is it the usual posted limit?
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jun 21, 2023

Yes, it is the usual posted speed limit, as opposed to a temporary speed limit for construction for instance.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Immigration Law for New Hampshire on
Q: Can I drive with my valid home country drivers license and passport in NH? Spouse of US citizen waiting for work permit.

I’m married to US citizen and filed for adjustment of status and employment authorization. At this point I have my I-797 receipt notice and have done the biometrics. My home country drivers license, passport and US visa are valid. Can I drive in the state of NH while I wait for my EAD?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jun 9, 2023

Most states require you to obtain a state driver's license after being a resident for a particular time period, it could be 10 days to 6 weeks. Non-Citizens can have US state driver's licenses. This case arises under traffic ticket law. You need to discuss with an attorney in your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for New Hampshire on
Q: What can I report a town resident for going through a "road closed" sign?

I work for a town municipal department in New Hampshire and we're (public works dept.) having trouble with some residents going through our road closed sign. Our signs are properly placed out from another. We have a "road closed ahead" at each entrance into the road and our... View More

Leonard D. Harden
Leonard D. Harden
answered on Jun 15, 2022

Thanks for posting your question. I represent only folks charged with a crime so I would do not actually bring any charges. However, in the past I have represented citizens that have been charged for entering a closed road with various violations.

I would think that your local PD would be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Landlord - Tenant for New Hampshire on
Q: Id like to know the laws about towing in new Hampshire. If they are supposed to release the vehicle if I'm there.

After work I visit my boyfriend at his apartment complex. My boyfriend owns the apartment and his HOA says nothing about not being able to have guests daily. I used the vistor parking. No stickers are required. I followed every rule. But I looked out the window and saw them trying to take my car. I... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 26, 2020

A New Hampshire attorney could advise best, but you await a response for three weeks. Unfortunately, if you hired legal representation, the costs would exceed your damages, with no guaranteed outcome. You could look into small claims court in your county. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for New Hampshire on
Q: Out of gas off the highway,can officers require proof of id and registration?

It led to driving on suspended.

Leonard D. Harden
Leonard D. Harden
answered on Aug 4, 2019

Yes, police in NH can demand license and registration. The issue may be was there another person who could have been the driver.

See RSA265:4 Disobeying an Officer. –

I. No person, while driving or in charge of a vehicle, shall:

(a) Refuse, when requested by a law...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for New Hampshire on
Q: What actions do I take? MOTION? To Vacate, for Dismissal, A Continuance... and to which relevant reasoning, under each?

My fiance was charged and arrested for Reckless Conduct-Deadly Weapon, his motorcycle. He missed the hearing on June 6th and when he was arrested for the non appearance, they set bail conditions and supervision check ins but never issued another date to answer to the claims and allegations of... View More

Leonard D. Harden
Leonard D. Harden
answered on Jul 22, 2019

The Court and the NH DMVar e completely separate entities. NH DMV has statutory authorities and administative rules that control. The hearing at the DMV does not require nor depend on a criminal case.

It also seems like the court cleared the default and a new date will be set....
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for New Hampshire on
Q: Can a pickup truck towing a fifth wheel camper tow a small utility type trailer behind it
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jul 18, 2018

Unlikely --and very dangerous--even if you can, you don't want to.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Hampshire on
Q: Is passing a parked school bus in a parking lot a violation?

The buses were lined up along the front of the school, in the parking lot, loading students. The school parking lot is opposite where the buses line up. I was pulling into a parking spot. There were no pedestrians anywhere in the lot. The school resource officer ran over and said he was writing me... View More

Israel Piedra
Israel Piedra
answered on Jan 3, 2017

Tell this to the judge. Sounds like you have a pretty good argument.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Traffic Tickets for New Hampshire on
Q: Good day, I would like to know what laws surround regaining ones vehicle mechanic liscence after it has been revoked.

Good day

Basically I would like to know what laws in New Hampshire surround regaining ones car mechanic license after it has been revoked due to unpaid tickets.

Thank you

Thomas J Leonard III
Thomas J Leonard III
answered on May 16, 2016

I'd recommend calling the NH DMV and just asking them. There are likely administrative regulations which lay out the rules for that process.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Hampshire on
Q: Im 17 and got pulled over for doing 62 in a 40 ill pay the fee but will i lose my license

I have heard from most people i talk to that because im under 18 and its my first offense i will lose my licence no matter what

Israel Piedra
Israel Piedra
answered on Feb 16, 2016

It depends on whether you have any other "points" on your driving records. For drivers under the age of 18, 6 points on your license in a year will result in a three month suspension of your license.

Based on the state regulations...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Hampshire on
Q: My boyfriend was pulled over for a fog light out in nh and this is his second time in nh will he do jail time?

He has a suspended license for both times, is there anything we could do to prevent jail time? I am pregnant and don't want to do this on my own.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Oct 29, 2015

Then make sure the fog light gets fixed, or that he doesn't drive in fog.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Hampshire on
Q: I was recently pulled over while driving behind a marked state trooper. Is it considered entrapment?

I was traveling home late one night when a trooper that had someone pulled over pulled out into traffic. Both myself and several other cars had to slow to 50 to allow the trooper onto the highway. As he sped up he shut off his lights, moved into the fast lane, and proceeded to go the speed limit.... View More

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on Jul 20, 2015

That is not entrapment.

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