Backus, Meyer & Branch, LLP
Call Today To Schedule An Initial Consultation : 603-244-3282
View Our Practice Areas

criminal defense Archives

Criminal defense protects individual's rights

Looks can be deceiving. What appears to be a crime may in fact be something entirely different. In many instances, what occurs is beyond the scope of the general population's ability to determine if a crime is in progress or if there may be some other type of concern that needs to be addressed. When a New Hampshire resident suddenly finds him or herself at the center of something that may be considered a crime, such as DWI, a sound criminal defense will go a long way in protecting the individual's rights.

Men fight back against the #MeToo movement

CNN notes that in 2017, the #MeToo hashtag went viral on social media and in the news. This followed accusations of sexual harassment against a famous film producer. Since then, the movement has spread to New Hampshire and the rest of the United States. It empowered many women who suffered in silence to speak out, and not just in America, but overseas.

What makes Miranda warnings so important?

The famous Miranda warning, typically started off with the statement “you have the right to remain silent” is well known in American culture, as it is widely shown in movies, television shows, and also discussed in media stories in New Hampshire and throughout the country. The guiding principle behind Miranda warnings is to make sure that law enforcement does not take advantage of a person’s ignorance of constitutional rights and coerce the person into self-incrimination.

Innocent people are taking guilty pleas

Are innocent people in New Hampshire pleading guilty to crimes they did not commit? A new report cited by Forbes claims that innocent people are pleading guilty all across the country. Why would anyone confess to a crime they did not commit? The problem lies in the way the American justice system is set up.

Should a police officer question you after arresting you?

People should exercise caution when talking with police. In some cases, such as when a New Hampshire officer asks you for your name and identification, you should provide that information. However, if a police officer decides to place you under arrest, what you say afterward can have serious legal ramifications. According to Lifehacker, it is better for you not to answer a police officer’s inquires at all once you are in custody.

Email Us For A Response

Contact An Attorney Today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Backus, Meyer & Branch, LLP
116 Lowell Street
Manchester, NH 03104

Phone: 603-244-3282
Fax: 603-668-0730
Manchester Law Office Map

Phone Numbers