Written by: Legal

Posted on: April 30, 2020

Mental health and drug treatment advocates are have released an updated guide for New Hampshirans who find themselves struggling. The 2o20 guide, which was last updated in 2016, was compiled by the mental health non-profit New Futures and the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law/Institute of Health Policy and Practice. The new […]

Written by: Richard Monteith

Posted on: April 4, 2018


New Hampshire Gun Laws & Concealed Carry (CCW) Regulations/Reciprocity Bill New Hampshire has fairly relaxed laws regarding ownership and carrying of firearms. New Hampshire is recognized as an “unrestricted” and a “shall issue” state. Unrestricted means that the applicant only needs to have passed the minimum requirements to get the license. Target shooting, hunting, and […]

Written by: Todd Bookman

Posted on: November 28, 2017


On October 9th, 2015, a man named Feky Sumual walks into Stateline Guns, Ammo & Archery, a gun shop in Plaistow, New Hampshire, where he buys seven 9-millimeter handguns. Because of the number of guns involved, and because 9-millimeters are common in gun smuggling rings, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms begins to investigate. […]

Written by: Richard Monteith

Posted on: July 12, 2017

DUI Checkpoint

Police Need Reasonable Cause to Search Your Vehicle During a Sobriety Checkpoint in New Hampshire In order to search your car at a random sobriety checkpoint in New Hampshire, the police will need probable cause to do so. If the officer suspects that the driver is using alcohol or drugs, he/she can follow a process […]

Written by: attorneymonteith@admin2019

Posted on: February 15, 2017


Senate Bill 12 Gains Ground in New Gun Laws – New Hampshire Across the United States, gun laws have been institutionalized based on the given state. Based on the 2nd amendment, all residents of the United States have the right to bear arms. There are specific laws in every state that dictate how the firearm […]

Written by: Richard Monteith

Posted on: October 4, 2016

Injury Law

Vehicular Homicide Laws in New Hampshire A new law was passed within the state of New Hampshire this year that will change the way court cases will proceed in regards to vehicular homicide charges. The state will now require the defendant to be responsible for burden of proof. The state will not have to prove […]

Written by: Richard Monteith

Posted on: September 2, 2016

Car Accident

How to Avoid an Accident this Labor Day Traffic fatalities are on the rise in the United States and New Hampshire is at the top of the list when it comes to the largest increase in accidents involving deaths within the past two years. The latest report by the National Safety Council shows that fatalities are continuing […]

Written by: attorneymonteith@admin2019

Posted on: August 3, 2016

Car Accident

Were You Are Involved In A Hit And Run In New Hampshire? In our day-to-day lives, we have either stumbled upon a hit and run victim, know someone who was or have experienced the situation first hand. It is usually a confusing state and an individual is left gnashing their teeth and quite uncertain on […]

Written by: Richard Monteith

Posted on: October 22, 2015


Traveling By Car This Halloween in NH? Did you know that the most exciting American holiday is also the deadliest?  According to a 21-year study by Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), an average of 5.5 road fatalities occur on October 31, about double the average daily record on any other days.  And about a quarter of road […]

Written by: Richard Monteith

Posted on: June 25, 2015

No Hand Held Devices

Accidents can occur in an instant and there may be endless reasons or actions that cause them. One startling statistic pertaining to the cause of accidents has led to legislation aimed at prevention. According to the National Safety Council, roughly 26 percent of all vehicle accidents are the result of cell phone use. The phenomenon of […]

Written by: attorneymonteith@admin2019

Posted on: June 15, 2015


Since 1916, thousands of riders across the United States have flocked to Laconia, New Hampshire every year for the annual Motorcycle Week, taking place this year from June 13th to June 21st. Though fun, rallies like these have a tendency to escalate, so aside from information on the event, I’ll provide a few tips to avoid any […]

Written by: Richard Monteith

Posted on: May 4, 2015

Motorcycle Safety

Spring has finally arrived in New Hampshire. And with the warmer temperatures come a brand new riding season! If you’re like most riders in New Hampshire, you have had your motorcycle in some sort of storage or garage for the last few months. Or maybe you opted to save a little cash and store your […]

Written by: Richard Monteith

Posted on: March 13, 2015

St. Patrick Day

Every year around this time, people look forward to St. Patrick’s Day on March 17.   In fact, in some areas of New Hampshire, the festivities may extend beyond the seventeenth for special events, like the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Manchester (Sunday, March 29th, 2015 at noon).  For most people, however, the traditional day is the time […]

Written by: Richard Monteith

Posted on: August 13, 2014

DUI Charges and Penalties

A DUI Charge in New Hampshire Can Have a Long-Lasting Impact Any criminal charge in New Hampshire should not be taken lightly. While some charges may be more complicated and result in harsher consequences compared to others, any kind of criminal charge can impact your record, your finances, and your reputation. A criminal charge can […]

Written by: Richard Monteith

Posted on: June 12, 2014

Motorcycle Week

Are you planning on attending the Laconia Bike Week, but you are coming out of state? Then you must understand some of the rules and regulations in New Hampshire. For example, it is required that you wear extra eye protection, unless the visor on your helmet is down while you are riding, but helmets are […]

Written by: Richard Monteith

Posted on: March 12, 2014

St.Paddy's Day

Take Care on St. Paddy’s Day!  As March 17 approaches, people prepare to head out and celebrate St. Patrick’s Daywith their friends and family. They gear up to drink the tasty green ale that numerous pubs serve around the country, without ever giving a thought as to what might come later on that evening. For those […]

Written by: Richard Monteith

Posted on: March 4, 2014

DWI Offenders in NH

New Hampshire may now allow first time violators of the drunk driving laws to continue driving. A new bill is being debated, according to which the first time drunken driving offenders are allowed to drive. However this is applicable only when the drivers can switch on the ignition systems, pass the ignition interlock device test, […]

Written by: Richard Monteith

Posted on: February 14, 2014

Synthetic Marijuana

Synthetic Marijuana Laws in NH In the last few years, a new drug has gained in popularity, particularly with youth. It has also generated a great deal of attention and concern from law enforcement authorities, the medical community, and drug enforcement personnel. The drug is essentially a synthetic form of marijuana commonly known as Spice. It […]

Written by: Richard Monteith

Posted on: January 16, 2014

Drug Possession

BRENTWOOD — A Londonderry man and his son, who are accused of running a marijuana grow operation in their home, are arguing that police did not have the right to search behind a locked door when they responded to a 911 call. Mark Castiglione, 54, and Brandon Castiglione, 19, are each facing four charges, including […]

Written by: attorneymonteith@admin2019

Posted on: January 14, 2014

ASLA logo

Dear Richard, Congratulations! On behalf of the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA), it is our privilege to inform you that you have been selected as one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense lawyers in the State of New Hampshire for 2014 and are eligible for membership in ASLA. ASLA is an invitation-only legal organization comprised of the nation’s […]

Written by: Richard Monteith

Posted on: July 15, 2013

NH Speedway NASCAR Racing Week Safety The New Hampshire Motor Speedway is the largest sports facility in all of New England. With its impressive capacity to hold over 100,000 fans, it attracts and accommodates visitors from all over the country. With the sheer amount of attendees at any given event, the safety and security of […]

Written by: Richard Monteith

Posted on: May 16, 2013

Bike Week in New Hampshire Means Increase in Law Enforcement and Increased Need for Safety Since 1923, Laconia New Hampshire has welcomed bike riders each summer from all over the country for a weeklong celebration of bike culture and everything associated with the lifestyle that accompanies owning a motorcycle. The time honored tradition of what […]