Serving all of New Hampshire. Offices: Concord, Manchester, Hudson, Portsmouth
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Liberty Legal Services
Attorney Dan Hynes
 
130 Brook St..
Manchester, NH 03102
(603) 583-4444
 
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Drug Crimes (Possession, Sales) of Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroine, Extacy, Oxycontin, Prescriptions, etc.

Drug offenses are very serious charges in New Hampshire.

Even simple possession of a small amount is usually a felony with possible prison time of 7 years. Marijuana being the exception which is a misdemeanor with up to 1 year in jail.

Besides being incarcerated for a lengthy time, and potentially paying a substantial fine, drug convictions can have other collateral offenses.Some of those penalties include:

  • Losing your ability to drive by having your license suspended,
  • Losing your ability to receive financial aid.
  • Forfeiture, where the State takes your property, potentially including your car or home
  • Consequences for obtaining employment with the military or law enforcement


Penalties for Possession include:

(a) In the case of a controlled drug or its analog, classified in schedules I, II, III or IV, other than those specifically covered in this section, the person shall be guilty of a class B felony, except that notwithstanding the provisions of RSA 651:2, IV(a), a fine of not more than $25,000 may be imposed. If any person commits such a violation after one or more prior offenses as defined in RSA 318-B:27, such person shall be guilty of a class A felony, except that notwithstanding the provisions of RSA 651:2, IV(a), a fine of up to $50,000 may be imposed;
(b) In the case of a controlled drug or its analog classified in schedule V, the person shall be sentenced to a maximum term of imprisonment of not more than 3 years, a fine of not more than $15,000, or both. If a person commits any such violation after one or more prior offenses as defined in RSA 318-B:27, such person shall be guilty of a class B felony, except that notwithstanding the provisions of RSA 651:2, IV(a), a fine of not more than $25,000 may be imposed;
(c) In the case of more than 5 grams of hashish, the person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, except that notwithstanding the provisions of RSA 651:2, IV(a), a fine of not more than $5,000 may be imposed.
(d) In the case of marijuana, including any adulterants or dilutants, or 5 grams or less of hashish, the person shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

Penalties for manufacturing, selling, prescribing, administering, or transporting or possesses with intent to sell, dispense can include imprisonment for up to 30 years and a fine of up to $500,000.

See N.H. RSA 318-B:26 for more detailed information.


Case Results


Client charged with possession and distributing cocaine and heroine.

Result: Distribution charge dismissed. Plea to possession resulted in probation that ran at same time as other out of State probation.


Client charged with Class A Misdemeanor for possession of marijuana.

Result: Charge amended to violation so that client will not have a criminal record.

Attorney Hynes handles all Traffic, Misdemeanor, and Felony cases involving DMV / License Suspensions, DWI Driving while intoxicated, /DUI, Driving under influence,Aggravated DWI, DWISubsequent , Felony DWI, Boating while intoxicated,  Domestic Violence, Drug Crimes, DWI / DUI, Driving Under the Influence, Sex Crimes / Pornography, Internet Crimes, Property Crimes, Theft Crimes,  Violent Crimes,  and White Collar Crimes for Defendants in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Including, concrd-nh-lawyer Burglary criminal-defense-lawyer Criminal Mischief criminal-defense Criminal Threatening drunk-drivingDisorderly Conduct dui-dwi-attorney-nh Domestic Violence dui-dwi-lawyer Drug Crimes dui-lawyer-manchester-nh DWI (All types) dui-lawyer-nashua-nh Embezzlement dui-lawyer-nashua-nhExtortion dui-lawyer-nh Failing to Register dwi-lawyer-new-hampshire Felony Assault dwi-lawyer-new-hampshire Fraud dwi-lawyer-nh Habitual Offender manchester-attorney Harassment manchester-lawyer Indecent Exposure manchester-nh-dwi-lawyer Internet Crimes nashua-attorney Kidnapping nashua-lawyer License Suspension Hearingsnashua-nh-dui-lawyer Murder nashua-nh-lawyer-4Negligent driving nashua-nh-lawyer-dui Operating After Suspension nashua-nh-lawyer-dui Pornography nashua-nh-lawyers Possession (All levels) new-hampshire-attorneysPrescription Drug Violations new-hampshire-defense-lawyer Prostitution new-hampshire-lawyer Rape / Sexual Assault new-hampshire Receiving Stolen Property nh-best-lawyer Reckless Conduct nh-criminal-defense-lawyer Reckless driving nh-dui-lawyer Resisting Arrest nh-dwi-lawyer Robbery nh-law-firm Sale/ Distributing Drugs nh-lawyer Sex Crimes nh-lawyers Shoplifting salem-nh-lawyer Simple Assault Brookline NH Soliciting a Minor for Sex * Stalking * Theft Crimes  * Theft by Deception * Theft of Mislaid Property * Theft by Unauthorized Taking * Theft of Services  * Trespassing * Violating Bail Conditions * Violation of Restraining Order  * Weapons / Gun Charges  * White Collar Crimes  * Willful Concealment

New Hampshire Office locations include Hudson, Nashua, Portsmouth. New Hampshire Practice Locations Include: Manchester NH, Nashua NH, Amherst NH, Bedford NH, Claremont NH, Concord NH, Derry NH, Dover NH, Durham NH, Exeter NH, Franklin NH, Goffstown NH, Hanover NH, Hampton NH, Hollis NH, Hooksett NH, Hudson NH, Laconia NH, Lebanon NH, Londonderry NH, Keene NH, Merrimack NH, Milford NH, Newmarket NH, Pelham NH, Pembroke NH, Portsmouth NH, Raymond NH, Rochester NH, Salem NH, Somersworth NH, Windham NH. All Counties Served: Belknap, Carroll, Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford, Sullivan.


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