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Leonard D. Harden

Leonard D. Harden

Aggressive, Experienced and Trusted DWI and Criminal Defense Harden Lawf Leonard
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  • New Hampshire
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Biography

Leonard D. Harden is an experienced trial lawyer practicing in Northern New Hampshire with offices in Lancaster, Littleton and Lebanon. He focuses on criminal cases including all level of offenses: felony, misdemeanors, DWI, assaults, drug defense and violent crimes. His in-depth knowledge and zealous handling of each case set him apart and make him successful. Attorney Harden is available 24 hours a day for emergency consultations with appointments at your convenience, (603) 788-2080.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    White Collar Crime
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Available 24 hours a day.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Hampshire
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Sole Practitioner
Harden Law
- Current
Founded law office handling exclusively DWI and criminal defense
Managing Attorney
Twomey & Sisti
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Manage Lancaster Office and handle all felony and misdemeanor charges.
Associate Attorney
Law Office of Thomas A. Rappa, Jr.
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Education
University of New Hampshire School of Law
J.D. (1993)
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Queen's University Kingston Ontario
B.A.
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Awards
Intoxilyzer 9000 Evidential Breath Alcohol Course
Industrial Training & Design Ltd.
Organized and brought internationally known expert to NH to train lawyers on the Intoxilyzer 9000
2013 FST NHTSA Certificate
Corroto Enterprizes, LLC
Completed 24 hour NHSTA student course 2015 manual.
Professional Associations
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Member
Current
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NH Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
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National College of DUI Defense
Member
Current
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NH Bar Association
Member
Current
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Coos County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Grafton County Bar Association
Member
Current
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NH Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Board of Directors
Current
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Publications
Speaking Engagements
Breath Testing, Strategies in Defending DWI and DUI Cases in NH, Manchester, NH
NHACDL
Understanding GC Blood Testing, Forensic Science, Manchester, NH
NHACDL
Practical Training in Field Sobriety Testing, Forensic Science, Manchester, NH
NHACDL
Breath Testing, Advanced DWI, Manchester, NH
NHACDL
Cross Examing Officer, Advanced DWI, Manchester, NH
NHACDL
GC-MS for Laywers, Advanced DWI, Manchester, NH
NHACDL
Presented GC-MS training for defense lawyers
Preparing a Blood Test Case for Court, Advanced DWI, Manchester, NH
NHACDL
Presenter and Chairperson for Advanced DWI bi-annual seminar.
Certifications
Field Sobriety Testing
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Instructor Field Sobriety Testing
NHTSA
Breath Test Operator
Industrial Training & Design
Intoxilyzer 8000
MD Marketing
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
DWI & Criminal Defense Lawyer
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Harden Law Offices
Legal Answers
31 Questions Answered
Q. Is there any exceptions when it comes to carrying a knife for a convicted felon? Size of knives or multi tool knives?
A: The answer is really based on the definition of a deadly weapon found in RSA 159:3 159:3 Convicted Felons. – I. A person is guilty of a class B felony if he: (a) Owns or has in his possession or under his control, a pistol, revolver, or other firearm, or slungshot, metallic knuckles, billies, stiletto, switchblade knife, sword cane, pistol cane, blackjack, dagger, dirk-knife, or other deadly weapon as defined in RSA 625:11, V; and .. The issue of a bow and arrow was addressed by NH Supreme Court and they said: A bow and arrow is not one of the enumerated weapons under RSA 159:3, I(a); therefore, to be considered a " deadly weapon" for purposes of that statute, a bow and arrow must fall within the definition of a deadly 158 N.H. 48 weapon under RSA 625:11, V (2007). RSA 625:11, V defines deadly weapon as " any firearm, knife or other substance or thing which, in the manner it is used, intended to be used, or threatened to be used, is known to be capable of producing death or serious bodily injury." Thus, the State was required to prove not only that the defendant possessed the bow and arrow, but that in the manner the defendant used, intended to use, or threatened to use the bow and arrow, it was capable of producing death or serious bodily injury. State v. Pratte, 158 N.H. 45, 959 A.2d 200 (N.H. 2008) So the answer is really a maybe you can possess a knife if in the manner it is used so if opening boxes or working on a house the knife is a essentially a tool such as a box cutter.
Q. Good behaviour
A: You should contact a criminal defense lawyer. RSA 651:5 controls annulments and there are restrictions on some offences. There are also time requirements that must be met. The process is simple and many citizens can do it without an attorney. There is a provision in the law that if you file and it is denied then you have to wait for 3 years.
Q. can a judge tell a married couple that they cannot be together. agaist there will, nothing to do with the case....
A: If you and your spouse are facing criminal charges, a condition of bail can be no contact. It could also be imposed on many assault type cases involving domestic violence. In short a judge can in fact prevent contact between spouses, children or anyone.
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Contact & Map
Lebanon Office
199 Heater Road
Lebanon, NH 03766
Telephone: (603) 448-3737
Littleton Office
15 Main Street
Littleton, NH 03561
Telephone: (603) 444-2084
Lancaster Office
104 Main Street
Lancaster, NH 03584
Telephone: (603) 788-2080
Fax: (603) 788-4010