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A drug possession charge is a serious offense and, if convicted, you can potentially face some rather severe penalties, including jail time and a felony record, which is why it is crucial to secure skilled legal counsel. At Bernazzani Law in Nashua, our criminal defense team is backed by more than 25 years of experience and is dedicated to fighting on behalf of every client we represent. You can feel confident in our ability to obtain the best results for your case.
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Drug Possession Penalties in New Hampshire
Depending on a wide range of factors, such as the type of drug involved, the amount, and the intent of the individual in question, the penalties for a drug possession conviction can vary greatly. In New Hampshire, drugs are classified based on how addictive they are. For example, marijuana is among the mildest class of controlled drugs and, as such, the penalty for possession is typically not as severe compared to the penalties associated with more dangerous and addictive substances.
Here are some of the drugs targeted as serious offenses in the state:
- Prescription drugs, such as opioids
- Cocaine and crack cocaine
- Synthetic marijuana
- Hallucinogens such as LSD and psilocybin mushrooms
If you are caught in possession of hard drugs, such as cocaine or heroin, the penalties of a conviction can be severe. For a first-time offender, a conviction will be treated as a Class B felony, punishable by up to seven years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000, depending on the specific circumstances of your case. If you receive any subsequent convictions for similar offenses, you may be sentenced up to 15 years in prison and fined up to $50,000. Moreover, it will be considered a Class A felony.
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If you were arrested for a drug possession charge, this is undoubtedly an overwhelming time for you. However, it is crucial to act quickly and seek legal representation as soon as possible to secure the best results for your case. At Bernazzani Law in Nashua, our criminal defense team is dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients.
Call our law office today at (603) 261-2214 to set up a free initial consultation with one of our experienced drug possession attorneys and learn more about what our team can do for you during this difficult time.
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