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New Hampshire Supreme Court Appeal Success
Author News Admin
March 19th, 2014
On March 14, 2014, the New Hampshire Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal of claims by an arrestee who asserted that police failed to fully investigate his alibi prior to arresting him. After dismissal of charges against him, he argued that the police owed a duty to investigate more fully beyond establishing probable cause prior to arrest.  In this decision, the Court reiterated that police do not owe a duty to further investigate once probable cause is established.  Brian and Shelagh assisted the New Hampshire Chiefs of Police in the filing of an amicus brief in support of the dismissal.

To read more about this New Hampshire Supreme Court decision, click here:  http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/11146096-95/nh-supreme-court-upholds-probable-cause-standard-in-police-investigations

To read the full New Hampshire Supreme Court decision, click here:  http://www.courts.state.nh.us/supreme/opinions/2014/2014019lahm.pdf