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Leonard D. Harden

Leonard D. Harden

Aggressive, Experienced and Trusted DWI and Criminal Defense Harden Lawf Leonard
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets...
  • New Hampshire
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Summary

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
  • DUI & DWI
  • Traffic Tickets
  • 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
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
NH Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
National College of DUI Defense
Member
Current
NH Bar Association
Member
Current
Coos County Bar Association
Member
Current
Grafton County Bar Association
Member
Current
NH Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Board of Directors
Current
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
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Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered

Q. What actions do I take? MOTION? To Vacate, for Dismissal, A Continuance... and to which relevant reasoning, under each?
A: The Court and the NH DMVar e completely separate entities. NH DMV has statutory authorities and administative rules that control. The hearing at the DMV does not require nor depend on a criminal case. It also seems like the court cleared the default and a new date will be set. It is very importanant to contact to a criminal defense attorney and follow that attorney's advise. If the hearing is tomorrow, it is doubly important that Troy not make any statements that could incriminate him. Yes the DMV can pull a license. The DMV cannot put a person in jail or impact a person's liberty interest.
Q. What sentence would you receive if convicted of class b felony for forgery?
A: It depends on many factors. There is no sentence that is imposed on a forgery conviction. The maximum for a class B felony is 3.5 to 7 years and a $4,000 fine. The minimum is nothing. Factors that are important include: criminal history, type of forgery, amount of loss, restitution paid in full, after a trial or based on a plea and more. In short if facing a forgery charge you need to contact a defense lawyer. You should also not make any statements to anyone about the matter.
Q. Is normal to be given 2 complaint slips? One for aggravated dui and claimed I eluded the officer, the other just a dui?
A: The charges are in the alternative. This means that the state may seek the enhanced penalty that an aggravated DWI carries if they prove the eluding. As a fall back the state can rely on the the DWI 1st offense. It is important that you talk with a qualified DWI attorney ASAP. You have important rights that will expire within 30 days of the arrest. If you are unable to afford a private lawyer you should apply for a public defender. The aggravated carries mandatory jail time, loss of license and enhanced fines.
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Contact & Map
Lebanon Office
199 Heater Road
Lebanon, NH 03766
USA
Telephone: (603) 448-3737
Littleton Office
15 Main Street
Littleton, NH 03561
USA
Telephone: (603) 444-2084
Lancaster Office
104 Main Street
Lancaster, NH 03584
USA
Telephone: (603) 788-2080
Fax: (603) 788-4010