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As the holiday season has come and will soon be gone, the tide of shoppers descends upon stores. First, it was Black Friday that ignited the holiday rush, and those who were once casual shoppers became fervent deal-seekers. Now, it’s the after-Christmas sales that some believe offer the most deals.holiday-injuries-300x180

At Tenn And Tenn, P.A., we know that this deal-seeking shopping frenzy can have some undesirable side effects, as shoppers push and shove past one another in the name of flat screen TVs and designer clothes. Something about the allure of a bargain bin seems to push shoppers toward a kind of mania, and in that commotion, people can and have gotten hurt. Holiday shopping injuries occur with increasing frequency, and are always eagerly reported by local and national news outlets.

Most Common Types of Holiday Shopping Injuries

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Between 2008 and 2012, 19,000 New Hampshirites were arrested for marijuana-related offenses. At the national level, the cost of marijuana prohibition is now $20 billion annually. We, at Tenn And Tenn, P.A., know that countless US citizens have seen their career prospects, livelihood and personal lives affected by marijuana-related arrests and charges. All the while, the same offense may be legal in a neighboring state, contributing to an unfavorable “patchwork” legal system, with minimal consistency or unifying logic. New Hampshire has joined the growing number of states who now actively consider the prospect of marijuana legalization. The state has established a dedicated panel to weigh the consequences and draft the provisions of the potential legislative shift.potr768-300x200

Marijuana Legalization and New Hampshire’s Rate of Opioid Use – Related?

It is a loaded question for the Granite State, which has contended with a burgeoning opioid problem for years. US News and World Report characterized New Hampshire as “Ground Zero for Opioids,” citing the state’s “lack of treatment funding, rural context and high prescription rates” as contributing factors.

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The attorney general’s office is investigating the fatal shooting of an unarmed New Hampshire man by a New Hampshire state trooper. The shooting took place on the evening before Christmas eve, at the junction of Route 4 and Switch Road in the town of Canaan. Victim Jesse Champney, 26, was accompanied by his fiancée Saeti Tobin, 23, who was unharmed but shaken by the experience. The pair have both “had run-ins with the police” in the past, according to local news reports.policelinedownload-1-300x168

Enfield Man Shot By State Trooper After Crashing Into Field

State Trooper Christopher O’Toole, accompanied by fellow trooper Samuel Provenza, was following Champney’s vehicle for unknown reasons; Champney allegedly tried to evade the officer for fear he would be arrested on an outstanding warrant. After an attempted turn, Champney’s vehicle crashed but neither him nor his fiancée were injured. While Tobin remained in the vehicle, Champney fled into a nearby field while the trooper continued his pursuit. The trooper proceeded to fire four gun shots in Champney’s direction, all of which struck him and he was killed. Provenza did not discharge his firearm during the incident. Tobin, who has since spoken with reporters about the incident, insists Champney was unarmed and had no drugs in his possession, lamenting that Champney “just wanted to be with his family for the holidays.”

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holiday-theft-300x200It may seem that the topics of ‘crime’ and ‘Christmas’ only overlap in the film Home Alone, but statistics have shown that life does imitate art in this case. It appears that ‘silent nights’ see a spike in criminality. There is a wide variety of crimes that increase during the holidays, including identity theft, home break-ins, online shopping scams, fake charitable pleas and phishing emails. The question is, why? What compels the increase in crime or the suspicion that crimes are committed more during the holidays, and does this trend hold true in New Hampshire? At Tenn And Tenn, P.A. we know both that the conditions during this time increase temptations to commit some acts, such as theft, but we also know that conditions are ripe for police to wrongfully suspect someone of committing a crime, even when no crime was committed.

Empty Homes and Fuller Cash Registers

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Arguably, the public perceives drunk driving charges as something that only happens to irresponsible individuals or alcoholics. In reality, the majority of people charged with DWI hardly correspond to a generally conceived ‘archetype’ of ‘the type of person that gets charged with drunk driving.’ This charge can befall anyone: hard working business professionals, loving parents, the elderly and more. The latter in part is why at Tenn And Tenn, P.A., we understand why so many clients find it difficult to reconcile the idea that they’ve become ‘the type’ of person to get a DWI. We also know that for most of our clients, this moniker does not correspond with their personal image. The same may be said for a New Hampshire county attorney, who was recently charged with driving while intoxicated.zero-1-300x143

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At Tenn And Tenn, P.A., we know that motorcyclists deal with legal issues that are far different from a car driver. At face value, the case of Ryan Austin Collins seemed simple. When a speeding, orange and black motorcycle evaded pursuit, Virginia police officer David Rhodes managed to log the plate number of the bike. Later, an informant led Officer Rhodes to a residential house, where he found the motorcycle in question beneath a tarp.Search-warrant-300x200-300x200-300x200

Blurring the Lines of Legality, Privacy and Citizen’s Rights

The incident that followed has merited the attention of the United States Supreme Court, to determine whether what transpired infringes on Collins’ Fourth Amendment rights.

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For many divorced parents entering the holiday season, it is important to create a holiday visitation schedule that feels natural and comfortable for their child – without tension or parental disputes detracting from the child’s enjoyment. Creating a consistent, reliable schedule with few surprises or last minute changes can help minimize stress for all parties involved. For parents who are still engaged in custody litigation when the season comes around, it may be necessary to begin talks about a tentative holiday visitation arrangement, even if this is not the final arrangement when custody proceedings conclude. As in all cases, the best interest of the child should be the chief priority, ensuring their enjoyment is not infringed upon by divorce proceedings or clumsily arranged visitation agreements.Child-Custody-Lawyers-300x200

Coordinating Child Custody During the Holidays in New Hampshire

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The Holiday Season: A Dangerous Time on American Roadways

The holidays bring with them a mood of merriment and leisure, as we begin to wind down and collect ourselves from a hectic year. Loved ones rejoin their families, eggnog and other libations flow freely, airports and highways seem to bust at the seams with swells of determined travelers. However, there are at least a few unfortunate side effects that occur when we combine these factors. The uptick in parties and festivities, accompanied by the increase in air and ground traffic, mean that our roadways become considerably more dangerous this time of year. Although the hazard of drinking and driving is prevalent on many other holidays (St. Patrick’s Day, Fourth of July, Memorial Day), the relative concentration of holidays makes for a particularly dangerous stretch, beginning Thanksgiving weekend and ending New Years Day. This state of affairs often puts law enforcement on edge, with local news outlets around the country usually reporting that DUI patrols in their area are set to increase over the holiday season.avoid-holiday-dui-300x200

Holiday Drunk Driving Trends

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According to news reports from Augusta, Maine, two motorcyclists were killed Sunday afternoon while participating in  a charitable ride for children’s toy donations. It was a major crash that resulted in the closure of the two northbound lanes of Interstate 95. motorcycle-Axie-2-300x225

According to the police, Jamie Gross, 58, of Belmont, died at the crash. Aaron White-Sevigny, 25, of Windsor, died at the hospital. They were riding their own motorcycles.

 At this time, State Troopers are investigating the cause of the accident. Apparently,  a pick-up truck was involved in the crash, which occurred between Exit 112 and Exit 113,  just as the United Bikers of Maine Toy Run had left the Augusta Civic Center on their annual charitable ride. The two motorcyclists who were killed were participating in the charity ride, along with several thousand other motorcyclists.

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Riding a motorcycle is a wonderfully exhilarating experience that stimulates your senses and provides a feeling of freedom and enjoyment. There are more motorcycles on the road today than ever before. According to statistics released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) motorcycle use is at an all-time high in the United States. Unfortunately, with so many motorcycles on the roads today, a significant increase in motorcycle crashes and injuries has also occurred. Studies show that there has been a greater than 50% increase in motorcycle injuries over the 7 year period from 2001 to 2008. If a motorcyclist is injured due to the fault of another, they are entitled to receive compensation for their injuries. And if the injuries are severe and result in death, the victim’s family can recover compensation for the loss of their loved one. motorcycle-accident-lawyer-monroe-300x177

New Hampshire Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries

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