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What to Do After a Drug Crime Accusation

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Have you been arrested for a drug crime in or around Rockingham County or elsewhere in New Hampshire or Massachusetts? A drug conviction can have a serious impact on your future. Aside from criminal penalties, you may face the negative impact of a permanent criminal record showing up on any routine background check. That means landlords, employers, and educational funding entities may turn you down in the future. You need to ensure your case is handled in a thorough and professional manner.

At Wiberg Law Office, PLLC you can rely on our Portsmouth drug crime defense lawyers for an aggressive defense. Attorney Wiberg has decades of criminal defense experience with a strong track record of proven results. We understand how stressful and frightening a drug arrest can be, especially if you are a college student or have never faced law enforcement or the criminal justice system before. Our firm is dedicated to standing up for your legal rights while using viable strategies to help maximize your chances for a favorable case result.

Drug Crimes in New Hampshire & Massachusetts

Drug crimes fall under both state and federal laws, making various controlled substances unlawful to possess, cultivate, manufacture, distribute, sell, or traffic. These laws define drug crimes according to the nature of the drug activity, the quantity of drugs involved, and other relevant factors. How you are charged in any drug crime will depend on these factors along with whether you have any prior convictions.

Examples of drugs involved in these types of crimes include:

  • Marijuana (which has not been decriminalized as it has in other states)

  • Cocaine

  • Heroin

  • Methamphetamine

  • Opioids

  • Bath salts

  • MDMA

  • Prescription drugs obtained fraudulently

Penalties can range from a Class A misdemeanor for possession of more than three-quarters of an ounce of marijuana, punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,000, to more serious drug possession felony charges punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of not more than 30 years, a fine of not more than $500,000, or both. If any person commits such a violation after one or more prior offenses as defined in RSA 318-B:27, such person may be sentenced to a maximum term of life imprisonment, a fine of not more than $500,000, or both. Crimes for sales, distribution, and trafficking are punished more severely.

A Drug Arrest Can Be Frightening and Stressful; Our Attorneys are Here to Provide the peace of mind You need.

What Are the Consequences of Heroin Crimes in NH?

Possession of any amount of heroin may be charged as a Class B Felony and may result in up to 7 years in prison and/or up to $2,000 in fines. For a second offense, you may be facing Class A Felony charges, which may result in up to 15 years in prison and/or up to $4,000 in fines.

The sale and/or trafficking of heroin may result in the following penalties:

  • Under 1 gram

    • Up to 7 years in prison

    • Up to $100,000 in fines

  • 1-5 grams

    • Up to 40 years in prison

    • Up to $500,000 in fines

  • 5+ grams

    • Up to 30 years in prison

    • Up to $500,000 in fines

Subsequent offenses may result in 15 years-life in prison and $200,000-$500,000 in fines.

Talk to Our Skilled Portsmouth Drug Crime Attorneys

While all of the above may sound grim, you will have a proficient and powerful advocate in your corner every step of the way when you bring your case to Wiberg Law Office, PLLC. We know how to investigate every aspect of the state’s evidence and work to build your defense for optimum results.

Let us remove the fear, doubt, and uncertainty of your drug arrest. Contact our Portsmouth drug crime attorney.