The attorneys at Tenn And Tenn understand that our clients come to us at some of the most critical times in their lives. Our personal injury, criminal defense, and family law lawyers can guide individuals in the Hooksett area through a wide range of legal issues. We represent people recovering from unexpected accidents and spouses trying to protect their interests while dissolving a marriage. Let us put our decades of experience to work for you. Our Hooksett DUI lawyers also assist people facing drunk driving charges.
Personal injury claims often arise from events such as car crashes, slip and falls, faulty medical treatment, and other accidents. Generally, these suits are brought as negligence actions, in which the plaintiff claims that the defendant’s careless acts are responsible for the victim’s injuries.
A successful negligence claim requires establishing the elements of duty, breach, causation, and damages. Therefore, it must first be shown that the defendant owed a duty of care to the victim. Generally speaking, every person has a basic duty to exercise reasonable care to avoid acts that may cause foreseeable harm to another. However, this duty may vary according to the situation and the relationship between the parties. It must also be shown that the defendant breached this duty by failing to act with the proper care, and that the defendant’s actions were the proximate cause of the victim’s injuries. This means that the harm must have been a reasonably foreseeable result of the defendant’s carelessness, and that it would not have happened if the defendant had used the appropriate care. Finally, the victim must establish actual damages, which can include both economic costs, such as medical bills, and non-economic losses, like pain and suffering.
At Tenn And Tenn, our Hooksett DUI attorneys regularly handle cases involving drunk driving charges. In New Hampshire, the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit is .08 percent for most drivers. That limit is lowered to .04 percent for commercial drivers and .02 percent for drivers under the age of 21. Although having a BAC level over the legal limit will establish per se impairment, there are a number of defenses to a DWI/DUI charge. For example, a police officer must have probable cause to believe a driver is impaired before arresting him or her. Generally, the officer may find probable cause due to a driver’s appearance and behavior, response to questioning, or performance on field sobriety tests or a preliminary breath test, among other factors. If the facts surrounding the arrest do not give rise to probable cause, the field sobriety tests were not administered properly, or faulty equipment was used to obtain the BAC level, a skilled DUI attorney in Hooksett can present those facts in fighting your charge.
Our dedicated criminal defense team offers legal representation to people facing a number of general violation and misdemeanor charges, such as drug possession, criminal trespass, simple assault, willful concealment, reckless driving, resisting arrest, and others. In New Hampshire, for example, it is a misdemeanor offense to knowingly or purposely physically interfere with a police officer or law enforcement official who is trying to arrest or detain you or someone else, and a conviction could mean up to a year in jail. You may be charged with a class B felony if serious bodily injury occurs to the officer or another person during the act of resisting, which might result in several years of jail time if you are convicted. However, the prosecution must prove every element of its case beyond a reasonable doubt, and there are often compelling ways to challenge these charges.
Issues related to a divorce, such as property division, alimony, child support, and child custody, are often contested by the spouses. Although anyone may request alimony, they must show a lack of sufficient income or property to provide for them. The court will consider a number of legal guidelines in determining whether and how much to award, including the age, health, and skills of the parties, how long they were married, if anyone was at fault for the divorce, federal tax consequences, and other factors. Alimony awards are not permanent, and they may be changed or eliminated in the future. We are prepared to listen to your concerns and guide you through the legal process.
Hooksett is located in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, between Manchester and Concord. It lies on the Merrimack River watershed and is home to Robie’s County Store, a National Historic Landmark. The attorneys at Tenn And Tenn are committed to helping Hooksett residents with navigating domestic relations issues, pursuing personal injury claims, and fighting DWI and other criminal charges. Schedule a consultation with us by calling toll-free at (888) 511-1010 or locally at (603) 624-3700, or contacting us online. We look forward to learning about your needs and goals.