Victims of civil rights violations by police officers face a tough battle when they seek compensation from the government. Pursuing these claims requires skill and experience. At Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, we have brought cases against police officers and other governmental officials to protect our clients’ constitutional rights.
Budget cuts have left the entire court system in New Hampshire at a dangerous point that is hurting victims. Because state budget cuts have eliminated judges and court staff, jury trials have been cancelled and cases take longer to move through the system.
If you’ve been watching the news lately, you may have seen a story concerning the tragic death of 15 year-old high school student, Phoebe Prince, in Massachusetts. Phoebe was the victim of a vicious bullying campaign waged against her by …
The rise of computer technology has created new challenges for courts and lawyers concerning the scope of privacy protection afforded by the Fourth Amendment.
The use of DNA evidence is a powerful thing. Although the law places the burden of proof on the government, DNA science can give a defendant a way to prove that he is actually innocent.
In a decision handed down on October 20, 2009, State v. Pepin, slip op. October 20, 2009, the New Hampshire Supreme Court refused to close the courthouse doors to prison inmates denied the right to effective assistance of counsel. This ruling ensures that improperly held inmates continue to have access to New Hampshire courts to challenge the effectiveness of representation received from their lawyers. Ineffective assistance of counsel claims remain difficult to litigate, but the court announced that it will not bar such claims.