Criminal Defense in New Hampshire & Massachusetts
Drug Crimes  

Portsmouth Drug Crimes Defense Attorney

Almost Three Decades of Criminal Defense Experience in New Hampshire & Massachusetts

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.

Contact us at (603) 413-3080 for a free consultation about your case. You can also contact Wiberg Law Office, PLLC online.

At Wiberg Law Office, PLLC you can rely on our Portsmouth drug crimes defense lawyer 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 marijuana possession punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,000 to another more serious drug possession felony charge punishable by up to seven years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000. Repeat drug possession offenses can lead to 15-year prison sentences and fines of up to $50,000. Crimes for sales, distribution, and trafficking are punished more severely.

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 Criminal Defense Attorney

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 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 us at (603) 413-3080.

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