Archives for October 2011

NH Victim Bill of Rights

Every state has a set of legal rights for crime victims in its code of laws, often called a victims’ bill of rights.  To find out more about the NH Victim Bill of Rights, go to:  http://doj.nh.gov/criminal/victim-assistance/bill-of-rights.htm.

If you are the victim of a crime and need an attorney to assist you with obtaining compensation for your injuries or other damages, the NH Lawyer Referral Service can refer you to a competent lawyer experienced with this type of law.  Call (603) 229-0002 or fill out the online request form.

Receive Scam Alerts

Sign up to receive scam alerts  through email from the NH Consumer Education Partnership, formed by the NH Banking Department, the NH Insurance Department, the NH State Treasury, the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, and the NH Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Bureau.

http://www.nh.gov/consumer/

If you think you may have been scammed or suspect your identity may have been stolen, the Lawyer Referral Service can refer you to attorneys who have experience assisting people with consumer law and/or identity theft issues.  Call 603-229-0009 or fill out the online request form.

Self-Help Center for Family Court

The NH Judicial Branch Self Help Center provides basic, practical information about the New Hampshire court system, how it works, and what the procedures are for bringing a case to court.   Find links to forms, fees, court rules, alternatives to court and many other links to useful information for anyone representing themselves in Family Court.  For more information go to:  http://www.courts.state.nh.us/selfhelp/index.htm

The Lawyer Referral Service can refer you to an attorney who may assist you with representing yourself through “unbundled legal services”, enabling you to hire an attorney to  handle just a portion of your case for a fraction of the cost of full representation.    For more information call 603-229-0002 or fill out the online request form.

How to Start a Business in New Hampshire

“The New Hampshire Business Resource Center and the International Trade Resource Center offer resources to enhance the economic activities of the state through business attraction outreach, in-state business expansion efforts, and facilitation of government and international sales.”

For more information and links to many resources such as Business Assistance Programs, Emergency Management Tools, and Energy Efficiency Programs, go to the NH Business Resource Center  at  www.nheconomy.com/business-services/start-a-business-in-nh/.

Whether starting a small home-based business or a corporation, your business must comply with state laws and regulations. There may be licensing and permit requirements to consider, or zoning and environmental regulations. If you plan to hire employees you also need to be aware of federal and state labor laws regarding benefits and wages, and discrimination.

The Lawyer Referral Service can refer you to an attorney who can assist you in starting your business, from sole propietorships to corporations and franchises. For more information call 603-229-0002 or fill out the Lawyer Referral Request Form at

https://www.newhampshirelawyerreferral.com/contact-us

Domestic Violence Through the Eyes of a Child Video

“MONSTERS” portrays the alarming impact of domestic violence on families and children, as seen through the eyes of a young girl. Studies suggest that between 3.3 million and 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence each year. The video notes that girls who witness abuse are more likely to be abused later in life, and boys are twice as likely to abuse their own partners — “because that’s the world they know.” MONSTERS is produced and funded by the Verizon Foundation and supported by the National Domestic Violence Hotline.”

Read more about and view this short video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=367JvtoTm34&feature=youtu.be

If you or someone you know needs help, contact the NH Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-866-644-3574

If you need an attorney to assist you with a domestic violence situation, call LRS today for a referral to a competant attorney who has experience handling domestic violence issues.

Challenge to NH’s Sex Offender Law

An October 5, 2011 article by the Concord Monitor’s Karen Langley said that the NH Civil Liberties Union recently filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a state law requiring sex offenders to register. Here’s an excerpt:

People convicted of sexual offenses are required to register with the state police and periodically report in person to the local police. The state police maintain a public list of sex offenders with identifying information, such as the offender’s name, physical description, address and convictions. Sex offenders in the most severe category are required to register for life.

In a lawsuit filed yesterday in Merrimack County Superior Court, the civil liberties group argued that the law violates a constitutional prohibition on retroactive laws. It also argues that lifelong registration interferes with the due process rights of sex offenders who have no opportunity to show they no longer pose a threat.

Read the full article at http://www.concordmonitor.com/article/284019/nhclu-files-suit-over-sex-offender-law?SESSac6ab76530388db74fbeae0af3a21acc=facebook

If you have been charged with a crime, call LRS now for a referral to a competent  attorney who will fight for your rights.