Harden Law Offices

104 Main Street, Lancaster, NH 03584 603.788.2080
15 Main Street, Littleton, NH 03561 603.444.2084
199 Heater Road, Lebanon, NH 03766 603.448.3737
www.dwilawyernh.net
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Plea Bargaining and the Innocent


This link takes you to a story about why people may plead guilty even though they are innocent. 
 
There are many reasons why a person may plead guilty. The innocence project has been showing that people have been pleading guilty who were in fact innocent and proven so by DNA. Convictions of innocent citizens frequently results from false identification and/or lab corruption.  This is an article written by a judge that details the dangers of innocent people who plead guilty.

As a criminal defense lawyer, it is important to protect citizen's rights. Among the defense lawyer's highest callings is to ensure the protection of the presumption of innocence, fighting for justice and not allowing the state to steam roll over rights. 

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2014/12/26/plea-bargaining-and-the-innocent

If you are facing a criminal charge in the Great North Woods, White Mountains or Upper Valley contact me to discuss and defend your case. 

Monday, March 9, 2015

License Plate Tracking

The government is watching us. The ACLU has learned about a license plate tracking program to determine where citizens are traveling. Big brother knows all!

https://www.aclu.org/blog/technology-and-liberty-criminal-law-reform/foia-documents-reveal-massive-dea-program-record-ame

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Grand Juries

 An experienced defense lawyer shared his experience in a grand jury. This is very interesting and highlights how our felony system is supposed to work. Grand jurors are meant to be gatekeepers for felonies not rubber stamps.

http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/02/inside_the_grand_jury_room_wit.html