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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Legal Malpractice for New Hampshire on
Q: I was convicted of felonious sexual assault in 1999 (age 19) for a sexual act which technically occurred...

... In 1998 (age 18) with my 14 year old girlfriend. Though law is by no means my field of expertise, I've personally done a significant amount of RSA reading and Internet scouring hoping to find anything that could free me from this "brand" I'm forced to wear. With all the... View More

Leonard D. Harden
Leonard D. Harden
answered on Jun 22, 2023

I understand your situation. RSA 651:5 defines a FSA as a "violent crime" and prohibits it from annulment. It is difficult to get removed from the sex offender registry. Here are a links to check:... View More

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Q: Do I have any other options after being denied certiorari in the supreme court?
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answered on Jul 4, 2023

You could explore the possibility of filing a petition for rehearing or reconsideration with the same court.

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Q: If you lose an appeal can you appeal again?
Israel Piedra
Israel Piedra
answered on Mar 9, 2018

Most likely, no.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Juvenile Law for New Hampshire on
Q: Hello my child is currently in juvenile court over a charge of a pot pipe. She has a lawyer and I asked him to appeal

He said he couldn't do this because he would violate a code of ethics. I am her mother and I am ordered to pay him and he won't listen to me? Is that true? New Hampshire

Joseph D Garrison
Joseph D Garrison
answered on Apr 1, 2017

Although you are the parent and a party to the case, the lawyer's duty is to the child. The child is the one who needs to tell the lawyer what they want to do.

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Q: What are some reasons why an appellate court might not agree to hear an appeal of a personal injury case (premises


Israel Piedra
Israel Piedra
answered on Feb 15, 2017

If you're talking about the New Hampshire Supreme Court, most appeals (including personal injury cases) would be "mandatory," i.e., the Supreme Court would always accept the appeal, assuming the correct procedures are followed. The Court might not hold oral argument in every case,... View More

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Q: how do you appeal a final decision from dover new hampshire district court
Israel Piedra
Israel Piedra
answered on Oct 9, 2016

Typically, you would file a motion to reconsider first in the district court, within 10 days of the district court's final decision.

You have 30 days from the date of the district court's decision to the Supreme Court. An attorney can help you determine whether you have any...
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Q: I filed a motion for the judge to reconsider her decision on Dec. 10th, The clerk did not type this up until Dec 31.

I received on jan 3rd and filed my motion on the 8th of Jan within the ten days alotted. The judge denied my request saying it was past the 10 days to file?! Can she do this if it wasn't even typed up to be sent to me until the 31st?

Israel Piedra
Israel Piedra
answered on Feb 22, 2016

You must file a motion for reconsideration within 10 days of the Clerk's "Notice of Decision". If you believe there was an error, it might be wise to retain an attorney to review your file. Remember, you typically have 30 days from the rejection of a motion for reconsideration to... View More

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