New Hampshire Drug Crimes Lawyers
New Hampshire is tough on drug crimes; even marijuana possession can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the circumstances. While other states have legalized the use of this drug, New Hampshire has remained behind the times of this growing trend. Other drug crimes involving the possession and use of controlled substances also carry heavy penalties if you are convicted. Getting legal representation from a qualified criminal defense attorney in these cases is strongly advised if you wish to achieve the most favorable outcome.
At Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C. you can enlist the services of legal team of experienced trial lawyers who know how to build effective defenses, negotiate with prosecutors, and present a compelling case in court. Our firm has been serving the needs of clients throughout New Hampshire since 1997 and have built a solid reputation based on trust, ability, and proven results both in and out of court.
New Hampshire Drug Crimes & Consequences
Drug crimes include any activity involving a controlled substance, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and other drugs as well as prescription drugs that have not been authorized by a medical professional. Common prescription drug crimes include those involving hydrocodone, oxycontin, Xanax, and others.
Your drug charges will be based on:
- What type of drug was found in your possession under the Schedule of Controlled Dangerous Substances
- What quantity was found
- What activity you were involved in, such as simple possession, sales or distribution, or trafficking
- Your prior criminal history, if any
- Other relevant circumstances surrounding your arrest
Thus New Hampshire drug crimes can range from possession to distribution, manufacturing, and trafficking. Possession of drug paraphernalia is also a crime.
Depending on the nature of the crime, penalties can range from a $350 fine all the up to 15 years in prison and fines of up to $50,000. A conviction will also leave you with a permanent criminal record which can damage future opportunities in housing, employment, and more.
Because of the heavy penalties you may be facing, we strongly recommend that you consult with our New Hampshire drug crimes attorneys at Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C. to learn the best legal options for your defense.
Phone our offices today at (603) 288-1403.