Drug Possession Lawyers in New Hampshire
A drug possession charge in New Hampshire can have serious legal consequences. Depending on the type of drug, amount, and if there are any other convictions, a drug possession charge can affect every aspect of your life. If you have been charged with drug possession, Annutto Law Office can fight to protect your rights and fight to minimize the charge and minimize the impact on your future.
Is Marijuana Decriminalized in NH?
When it comes to drug possession in NH, marijuana is treated differently than other classes of drugs. Possession of marijuana is not decriminalized in New Hampshire as it is in other states. A possession charge can be filed as a Class A misdemeanor. This is punishable by up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine. The consequences can be much more severe if the possession charge is filed as possession with intent to sell marijuana. Less than an ounce of marijuana can lead to an intent to sell charge that may be punishable by three years in prison.
Types of Drug Charges & Penalties
Other drugs, such as cocaine, heroin, and certain prescription drugs that have a high rate of addiction are treated more harshly by the law. A first offense drug possession charge for these drugs can be pursued as a Class B felony. This charge can be punishable with up to seven years in prison and a fine of $25,000. Depending on the situation, this charge may be plea bargained down to probation. A second offense drug possession charge can be filed as a Class A felony. This can lead to up to 15 years in prison and a fine of $50,000. A drug possession charge can also lead to treatment program requirements.
Experienced Drug Defense Attorney
Drugs are a serious problem in New Hampshire and all over the country. More often than not, a possession charge is a sign of needing help not prison time. Our firm understands the importance of getting help if there is a drug addiction problem. We also believe regardless of the circumstances, you have rights and those rights need protected. Annutto Law Office gives drug possession cases the personal attention and time needed to best formulate a defense strategy that works. We know each case is different and needs to be approached differently. The consequences of a drug possession conviction can be far-reaching and affect your entire life. Let us hear the details of your case and see how we can help you as we fight for the best possible resolution.