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DWI Checkpoint in Nashua, NH, a few tips

Posted by Joseph Fricano | Jul 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

   With the approaching holiday weekend, many of us will be tempted to "sample" assorted alcoholic beverages.  Please take some time to designate a responsible driver if you will be travelling on the roads.  Importantly, there will be a DWI checkpoint in Nashua this weekend.  Per State Police pol...

Breath Tests in New Hampshire

Posted by Joseph Fricano | Jun 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

     This question is often  the topic of conversation when people talk about DWI arrests: Should I take a breath test?  The safest and most common answer most defense attorneys will utter is a resounding, No!  However, it is important to understand that if you refuse to take a chemical test, you...

Manchester Man Acquitted in Knife Attack

Posted by Joseph Fricano | Jul 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

By PAT GROSSMITH New Hampshire Union Leader MANCHESTER — A city man accused of repeatedly stabbing a man in an incident more than a year ago on Grove Street was acquitted of first-degree assault on Wednesday after a two-day jury trial.Michael Tyrance, of 30 Greenview Drive, Apt. 5, originally wa...

Auto-Brewery Syndrome - Rare DWI Defense

Posted by Joseph Fricano | Jan 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

(CNN)Imagine being charged with a DUI when it's been hours since you've had a drink, only to later discover that your body brews its own alcohol. That's what happened to an upstate New York woman when she blew a blood alcohol level more than four times the legal limit. Just before Christmas in H...

Diabetes and DWI

Posted by Joseph Fricano | Feb 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Unfortunately, many DWI attorneys don't understand the science behind the tests that are administered, both the Breathalyzer and the Field Sobriety Test. While it isn't necessary to be terribly technically oriented, to be a good DWI lawyer they MUST understand how and why certain conditions other...

Police Searches - Automobiles

Posted by Joseph Fricano | Jan 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

The law regarding searches and seizures is governed by the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Constitutional case law arising from the 4th Amendment is highly fact-specific: rights depend on where an individual is (home, car, friend's house, etc.), as well as the level of suspicion ...

Driving Under the Influence of... Bread

Posted by Joseph Fricano | Jan 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Phil Price, a friend and nationally known DUI attorney in Montgomery, Alabama, conducted an interesting series of tests a few years ago on one of the most commonly used breath testing machines. Without consuming any alcoholic beverages, he submitted himself to repeated breath testing — after eati...

The Science Behind Breath Test Machines in New Hampshire

Posted by Joseph Fricano | Jan 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Intoxilyzer is a breath test machine that is currently used in Hillsborough County, as well as throughout the entire state of New Hampshire. To date, it has been shown that this machine is fraught with serious flaws that can only be really understood by looking into the “source code” of the m...

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