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With over 20 years of experience, the attorneys at Tenn And Tenn have the knowledge and resources needed to assert their clients’ rights and help them pursue their goals. Many of the individuals who have sought our services have come from Goffstown or the surrounding area. Our family law, criminal defense, and personal injury lawyers are ready to address your legal needs and help you explore your options. Our Goffstown DUI lawyers are also ready to assist people who have been charged with drunk driving.

Protecting the Rights of Accident Victims

Personal injury claims are generally based on the legal theory of negligence. When the careless actions of another individual or business have caused an accident that harmed you, it may be possible to hold that party accountable. To establish a negligence claim, a plaintiff must prove the elements of duty, breach, causation, and damages. The duty owed to the accident victim may vary with the facts of each case and the relationship between the parties. In general, however, each of us is required to take reasonable precautions to avoid posing foreseeable risks of harm to those who could be affected by our conduct. The standard may be different in cases of professional negligence like medical malpractice, where a defendant may be required to conform to the level of care taken by a similarly trained and qualified specialist in the same location.

Once the standard of care has been established, the plaintiff must show that the defendant failed to comply with that duty, or act according to the appropriate standard of care. The defendant’s actions also must have directly caused the victim’s injuries. Finally, the victim must have incurred quantifiable damages as a result of the accident. These can range from medical expenses and lost wages to pain and suffering or other subjective forms of harm.

Guidance for Individuals Facing Goffstown DUI Charges

At Tenn And Tenn, our Goffstown DUI attorneys regularly represent people charged with violating the DWI/DUI law. If you are stopped on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, the police officer must have probable cause for a subsequent arrest. Probable cause is the legal standard by which an officer has the right to arrest someone. Although there are a number of situations and factors that may give rise to probable cause in DWI/DUI cases, the officer may generally find probable cause as the result of a driver’s behavior, appearance, response to questioning, performance of field sobriety tests or a preliminary breath test, or refusal to take such tests, among other reasons. The legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for most New Hampshire drivers is .08 percent, while it is lower for commercial drivers and people under 21.

If you are convicted of DWI/DUI charges, you may face serious penalties, including the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license, fines, participation in treatment programs, and possible jail time. Our DUI lawyers help Goffstown residents protecting their rights confronting these consequences.

Mounting a Defense against a Criminal Prosecution

We represent individuals in a number of criminal matters, such as drug possession, simple assault, willful concealment, reckless driving, trespass, and other crimes. In order to secure a conviction of drug possession, for example, the prosecutor has the burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant knowingly had possession of the illegal substance. In New Hampshire, marijuana possession remains a serious crime, despite the growing national trend of decriminalization. Simple possession or transportation of a small amount of marijuana is generally a misdemeanor offense, which, if convicted, could result in up to one year in prison and a $2,000 fine. Possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, however, could still lead to a maximum sentence of three years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000. Marijuana possession of over an ounce increases the maximum penalty to seven years in prison and a $100,000 fine. Depending on the circumstances of the possession charge and any additional charges, these penalties will vary. Consulting an experienced attorney can help you understand your rights and legal options.

Advice on Disputes Arising from Divorce

Dissolving a marriage can be a complicated and stressful process, especially if the couple has had children together. Divorce proceedings typically involve asset division, and they often require spousal support, child support, and child custody arrangements. In New Hampshire, a family court will decide parental rights and responsibilities by determining the best interest of the child, in light of several factors. The Parenting Plan will set out the decision-making responsibilities, parenting schedule, procedures for adjusting the plan, and other considerations. Since each Parenting Plan is specific to the family’s particular needs, it may be useful to have legal guidance as you negotiate with your ex-spouse and assert your interests.

Contact a DUI Attorney in Goffstown or Seek Assistance with Other Civil and Criminal Matters

Goffstown is located in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, and is situated west of Manchester, the state’s largest city. The town is home to Saint Anselm College and lies within the Merrimack River watershed. The attorneys at Tenn And Tenn can assist Goffstown residents with personal injury claims and family law disputes. Our firm also is skilled in helping clients fight criminal charges, such as those arising from a DWI arrest. Contact us to schedule a consultation toll-free at (888) 511-1010, locally at (603) 624-3700, or through our online form.

Client Reviews
From the very first phone call with Tenn And Tenn, until the day my motorcycle accident case was settled, John and his terrific staff have been nothing short of amazing. The motorcycle accident lawyers at Tenn And Tenn are the best injury lawyers in New Hampshire. They updated me frequently on the status of my case, answered all my question and made me feel comfortable every step of the way. Mark P.
Jim Tenn is unlike any other lawyer you will meet. I first met Jim when my life was falling apart... Jim worked tirelessly for me, and on behalf of my two children to get the best possible results in a case fraught with difficulties and unnecessary complications. At what is undoubtedly the lowest point in your life, you need someone who has your back and protects your interests while you're frantically trying to keep things together. Jim Tenn is the man to hire. H.E.
Jim is an excellent and very thorough divorce attorney who examined every possible aspect of my case. I found his knowledge of the law and his courtroom capabilities to be outstanding. He deserves the reputation that he has as one of New Hampshire Super Lawyers. It is very comforting having an attorney whom you can trust during difficult personal issues. Jim Tenn is that lawyer. Thank you for all your help Jim. Anne